For many brides- and grooms-to-be, the word "honeymoon" is synonymous with "beach." And after months of planning a fun (and sometimes high-stress) wedding, it's easy to see why the serenity, simplicity and beauty of a beach honeymoon is alluring to many couples. Taking these factors into account, along with expert insight and user votes,U.S.News found the top sandy spots to plan a postnuptial retreat. Contribute to next year's ranking by voting for your favorite places below.
#1 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations
Why go: At more than 1,300 miles from New Zealand, Fiji isn't easy to reach. But the idlyllic beaches will quickly remind you why you and your new spouse chose this remote spot for ultimate post-wedding decompression.
#2 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations
Why go: With its whitewashed villas, cliffside hotels and excellent cuisine, Santorini outshines its Mediterranean rivals. Cap off your days by catching the sunset in Oia, where the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea mirror the brilliant colors of the sky.
#3 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations
Why go: Can you imagine sleeping suspended above the waves? Couples swoon over Bora Bora's lavish over-the-water bungalows. The immediate access to the sea and shore make Bora Bora honeymoons unforgettable