New Zealand is now a honeymooner haven and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, with stunning scenery from dramatic alpine landscapes to quiet pristine beaches, tranquil lakes and top-notch vineyards. Strangely exotic, New Zealand is also comfortably familiar and lacks the usual travel hassles. ATMs are plentiful, buses and trains run on time, and pickpockets are few. Accommodations range from chic boutique hotels to funky beach cottages and upscale resorts. Seclusion or excitement, relaxation or adventure, New Zealand is a good match for outdoors and nature-loving people, food lovers and wine enthusiasts.
If a honeymoon is meant to be a celebration of love in an intimate, secluded and beautiful setting, head to Maldives, a necklace of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. Maldives is a tropical paradise with transparent lagoons of warm bright blue water, coral reefs, talcum-powder sand and year-round sunshine. Abundant sea life and visibility of up to 200 feet make ideal conditions for diving and snorkeling. An Islamic republic, Maldives caters to honeymooners who are met at the airport and whisked off to private islands by seaplane or speedboat, where they can enjoy themselves without restrictions that are imposed on the local population.