Getting married is the perfect way to celebrate your eternal love and commitment to one another. But for most of us the sheer amount of planning and preparation leading up to the big day can be pretty stressful! Months and months of dress fittings, seating arrangements and tirelessly attempting to please everyone else can lead some brides and grooms to burn out a little!

It’s hardly surprising then that many newlyweds choose to honeymoon in some of the most peaceful, exotic and romantic destinations in the world. An exotic honeymoon is the ideal way to relax, unwind and get you married life off to a fantastic start! Here are 5 of the most exotic honeymoon destinations in the world:

French Polynesia: Most people will be familiar with Bora Bora and Tahiti, but there’s also the lesser visited Taha’a too. Whichever part of French Polynesia you choose to visit you’ll find plenty of water sports activities to keep you occupied, like jet skiing, as well as romantic sunset catamaran cruises. Inland the landscape is hilly, which is best viewed by hiking, or via helicopter for a truly panoramic experience!

French Polynesia

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The Maldives: It’s easy to see why the Maldives is a firm favourite amongst honeymooners. The islands sit atop a huge underwater mountain range; and aerial views reveal the fully beauty of the incredible coral reefs surrounding the islands. If you enjoy adventure and diving to see Manta rays, reef sharks and turtles then the Maldives is most definitely the place for you! Don’t worry though, you’ll still find plenty of the usual sandy white beaches to relax on in the Maldives!

Maldives

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The Bahamas: Almost as soon as you step foot off the aeroplane you’ll feel instant relaxation wash over you, all the wedding day stress will leave you behind. The Bahamas are the ultimate in idyllic honeymoon destinations; with sandy white beaches, deep turquoise ocean and the hot weather to match! It’s impossible to visit the Bahamas and not take to the water for snorkelling, diving and fishing!

Bahamas

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The Seychelles: This firm favourite amongst honeymooners is made up of 115 islands situated in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles are home to sandy white beaches, characterised by large, smooth boulders. This island paradise is perfect for adventurous couples that want to spend their honeymoon partaking in a variety of water sports from snorkelling to kayaking as they hop from island to island.

Seychelles

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Fiji: Nestled in the South Pacific, Fiji consists of 322 islands, each one a slice of paradise. Iridescent waters lap onto the sandy white beaches, which lead you inland to a lush green, exotic wonderland. Adventurous newlyweds can while away the hours surfing and snorkelling. Don’t worry if you’re there for relaxation, there’s plenty of that around too, in the form of hammocks hanging between palm trees on your own private beach.

Fiji

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