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Beach Honeymoons Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Oct 152015
European Island Honeymoons

Photo: Courtesy of J.K. Place Capri

Island hopping in the Mediterranean doesn't have to just be a fantasy honeymoon escape. Turn this dreamy getaway into a reality, cozying up in cliffside villas and beachfront bungalows with one of these five idyllic islands.

Capri (Above)
With its scenic cliffs and underwater caves like the famous Blue Grotto, Capri's landscape is not the only thing seducing honeymooners. Charming villas-turned-boutique hotels up the luxury (and romance) factor here on the island, with views of nearby Naples and Mount Vesuvius from your perch on cliffside spots like the all-white J.K. Place Capri.

Honeymoons in Italy conjure up romantic visions of Venice's canals or Tuscany's rolling hills, but the island of Sardinia offers just as picturesque views with the sea lapping in the distance. Stay in one of the wilder areas on the southernmost tip of the island in the revamped Lighthouse of Capospartivento — the oldest on Sardinia — with six luxury junior suites, an infinity pool, and a Mediterranean garden.

Gozo's rugged cliffs and rocky coastline made it a stunning scene for Daenerys' wedding in the first season of Game of Thrones, but the island's spectacular sunsets and tucked-away hotels also make it a dream locale for honeymooners. Nicknamed "the island within an island," five-star boutique Hotel Ta' Cenc spans 370 acres on Gozo's highest point, with picture-perfect views of Malta and Comino and dreamy digs in secluded, stone-built bungalows.

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Nestled between the French and Italian coasts — and technically considered part of France — Corsica has a spirit of its own. Rugged mountains dot the center of the island, while refined resorts like Relais & Châteaux's Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa & Spa grace the coastline.

A quick boat ride from the jetset island of Hvar in the Dalmatian islands lies the tiny island of Vis, known for some of the most gorgeous beaches on the Adriatic, reachable only by footpath. Hide away in your own cozy Mediterranean villa in the fisherman's village of Komiza, the perfect homebase to set off and explore the island's vineyards and natural attractions like the south cliffs and nearby blue cave.

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