While the world hasn’t opened up completely to tourism, it’s never too early or too late to dream about the perfect romantic island honeymoon.
Every year Travel + Leisure publishes it’s World Best Awards and asks readers to vote for their top 25 travel experiences they had in the past year and earlier this year (pre-covid) readers voted on their top romantic islands in the world.
Islands in the South Pacific and the Eastern Caribbean scored our top spots, followed closely by the Seychelles in East Africa, proving that natural beauty, wonderful people, and romance exist in all corners of the globe. No matter where you are or where you’re able to go, there’s likely an island on our list that’s accessible to you or, alternatively, far enough away to truly provide the most romantic retreat from your day-to-day life.
If you’re looking for the idyllic location for a proposal, you came to the right list. These are the places voted on by real readers, many of whom had proposals of their very own on these islands. The beaches of Kauai offer a serenity that’s a perfect match for a beautiful sunset proposal while The Baths of Virgin Gorda make a striking spot for adventurous couples to say “I will.”If a destination wedding is on the horizon, Maui or Lanai make accessible spots for friends and family to get to from the continental U.S. If elopement is the way for you, don’t limit yourself to any one particular region from this list: take a look at the images and read the descriptions and go where your hearts take you, be it Bora Bora or St. Bart’s.