Tropical islands are, by definition, within 20 degrees of the equator so choosing a tropical island holiday will almost certainly guarantee you warm sunshine, clear blue seas, incredible wildlife and scenery. We look at some honeymoon destinations which combine romantic white sandy beaches and aqua seas with something a bit different, such as snorkelling in the coral reef or exploring a tropical rainforest.
Koh Tarutao, Thailand
This 10-mile long island in the Andaman Sea is edged with beautiful sun-kissed beaches with lush green rainforest at the centre of the island offers ample opportunity for exploration.
Located in southern Thailand, also in the Andaman sea, Koh Lipe’s beautiful beaches bask in the laid back pace of life, while the sea is perfect for diving and snorkelling.
Koh Si Chang, Thailand
This quiet island is known for its clear waters, peaceful atmosphere and delicious seafood.
Cuba is the largest tropical island in the western hemisphere.
St Lucia is one of the most popular tropical Caribbean islands for honeymoons, with lush rainforests and dazzling white beaches.
Jamaica boasts long stretches of white-sand beaches and thundering waterfalls, foot tapping reggae rhythms and the breathtaking natural beauty of a tropical island.
Other Caribbean islands include Aruba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Montserrat, Peurto Rico, St Kitts and St John.
Though this country has over 300 islands, less than a third are inhabited. Located in the South Pacific, honeymooners will enjoy blue skies, white sand beaches and blue lagoons fringed with coconut palms. Honeymooners can bath rainforest waterfall pools, lie in a hammock-for-two on the beach or snorkel with the colourful fish in the corals.
Panama, Central America
Travel by ariel tram through the rainforest canopy, kayak on the river or take a nightbus tour through the rainforest in the Soberania National Park Rainforest. Explore over 360 tropical islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast such as the popular San Blas islands or the mainly uninhabited Pearl Islands.
Heron Island, Australia
Bursting with tropical wildlife, you will be able to see not only whales and sharks but also, between November and February, hundreds of turtles. An island which is small yet never feels crowded, due to the strict controls on the numbers of tourists, there are many watersports available such as snorkelling and diving in the tropical seas.
Something a bit different – Ilha Grande, Brazil
There are no cars on Brazil’s rainforest-covered Ihla Grande, making this laid-back tropical island ideal for a simple, romantic life. Just off the coast of Brazil, the island is largely undeveloped and one of the richest ecosystems in the world. It is also the only place where you may be lucky enough to see tropical fish in the corals right alongside penguins and whales.