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A top 5 list of the best honeymoon destinations

Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Jennifer Henson

Planning the perfect honeymoon is as important as planning the wedding and it can be just as stressful. Gone are the days when newlyweds could load up the car and take a road trip down Australia's picturesque coastline, modern couples seek exotic destinations that will provide them with unforgettable memories. So what are the hottest honeymoon destinations for newlywed Aussies? And why do these locations hold such a strong appeal? To narrow down the list we have included destinations closest to Australia.

1: Fiji

The islands of Fiji are renowned for their picturesque beauty and luxurious resorts. The country has recovered well from a military coup in 2006 and remains one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for Australians. With a warm climate and pristine, white beaches Fiji will leave a lasting impression. A series of isolated islands accessible via small plane or ferry provide couples with an exotic escape. Truly the land of wonders, Fiji should be on every couples list as a possible honeymoon destination.

2: Thailand

There is a reason why Thailand remains one of the most popular tourism destinations for Australians. One of South East Asia's most unique destinations Thailand is a veritable melting pot of culture and life. The cities of Phuket and Bangkok ring with the bustle of street vendors and exciting nightlife, more remote areas showcase stunning ocean vistas and some of the best scuba diving in the world. Australians are welcomed with joy in the country and cheap accommodation and dining make Thailand an ideal place for those on a budget.

3: Vanuatu

With a sub-tropical client and beautiful beaches Vanuatu is a terrific choice for newlyweds. Vanuatu is the perfect place to kick back and relax or to enjoy one of the islands most popular activities scuba diving. The diverse marine life in the area is a marvel to behold and the islands large shark population which is harmless to divers due to the abundance of food is truly extraordinary.

4: New Caledonia

Offering a taste of provincial France in the pacific, New Caledonia truly has it all. Its exotic palm fringed beaches and turquoise water fit seamlessly with the islands delectable mix of colonial French, and native Polynesian cultures. The Island boasts beautiful scenery and the most diverse collection of flora and fauna per capita in the world. Relax on the beach or visit one of the many towns and become seduced by the island and its people.

5: Tahiti

Mention of the island of Tahiti evokes strong images of turquoise water, pearl divers and exotic nights on the beach lit by a warm fire. As the cultural and political centre of French Polynesia, Tahiti boasts beautiful resorts and pristine beaches. For the adventurous couple it offers surfers some of the biggest wave breaks in the world and is one of the most popular surfing destinations on the international circuit.

Written by Jennifer Henson

Jennifer Henson works at both Forte Catering and Nilla and has a strong passion for great food and wine. She is the best contact for both businesses and you can keep up to date with her on Google+.

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