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A beach location is always a favourite among honeymoon-goers planning their adventure, whether it be for lounging underneath the sun by turquoise waters, or seeking underwater and above-water thrills to pass the day away. In most cases, these beaches are popular among the locals and tourists alike, so it’s only natural to want to find something a little more private to spend your honeymoon on. Listed here are five of many spectacular beaches that offer just that: privacy. So have a browse, pack up your picnic basket, and expect to spend your honeymoon in your own paradise.

Stonehole Beach, Bermuda
Bermuda’s South Shore is widely known for its incredible array of picture-perfect beaches. For something privately peaceful, pack up your basket, grab a blanket, and head straight for Stonehole Beach. It’s a little bit of a hike, but the views and the seclusion make it all the more worth it. Like the other coves in the area, the beach is edged in limestone rock that are perfect for exploration. But if you prefer, there’s also the calm and shallow water. So when you’re ready, take some wine, cheese, and crackers and picnic the day away on the pink sand of Bermuda’s private beach.

For somewhere to stay between picnics, consider the Fairmont Southampton Resort, Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa or The Reefs Resort.

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Anse Macquereau, Fregate Island, Seychelles
In most cases of private beaches across the world, it’s a matter of wishing on luck and depending on chance that the beach is completely your own, but with the Anse Macquereau beach in Seychelles, you have a guarantee that the beach will be private. The beautifully secluded area lies waiting for just you and your significant other. Reserve the beach at one of the many resorts surrounding the area and enjoy sunbathing, natural shade, and clear waters all to yourselves. This small beach is the perfect option for a private picnic against spectacular scenery (everything about this beach is simply breathtaking!), so be sure to add it to the bucket list!

For somewhere to stay close by with easy access to the private beach, consider Fregate Island Private Luxury Island Resort or have a look through SeyVillas.

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Cow Wreck Beach, Anegada, British Virgin Islands
As the only coral island on the British Virgin Islands, Anegada is popular among visitors for its incredible coral reefs, clear springs and coral beds, and the abundance of secluded beaches. For something more specific, consider the tranquil Cow Wreck Beach. The famously turquoise-blue waters mix pleasantly with the peach-coloured sand of the beach to create a breathtaking environment. Cow Wreck Beach is a long stretch of sand, and although the area is mostly empty, if you find that there is one or two more people occupying the area, don’t give up hope—just walk a little further down the track and set up somewhere a little more private.

Accommodation in the area of this secluded beach includes Anegada Beach Club, Anegada Reef Hotel and Neptune’s Treasures Hotel.

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Matira Beach, Bora Bora
When we think of incredible sandy beaches and clear, turquoise waters, it’s hard to go past Bora Bora, which is why we couldn’t leave it off this list. Most of the beaches on the island are privately owned, so it’s just a matter of finding the perfect resort to spend the time in between picnic adventures on the tropical beaches. Matira Beach is one of the most spectacular – and as it’s a mile long, it’s not hard to find a private spot for a picnic. Look for other beaches along this stretch too. Just pack up some supplies and go for a walk. Don’t forget to take a ton of photos!

For somewhere nearby to stay during beach visits, have a look at Le Moana Intercontinental and Intercontinental Resort and Thalasso Spa.

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Amanpulo, Philippines
Amanpulo in the Philippines is a quiet, privately-owned island retreat that offers exclusive access to some of the most secluded beaches in the area. The powdery-white beach of the island stretches the entire 6.5 kilometres of the island, so no matter where you go, you’re sure to find somewhere that’s perfect for just you and your significant other. The calm, clear seas are ideal for novices wishing to explore below water, whilst the above-ground activities include lounging underneath the warm sun and picnicking by the clear, turquoise-blue waters.

Accommodation in the area includes both Casitas and Villas.

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For someplace private to spend your days picnicking on the shores of a beach, it’s just a matter of looking into the area and finding somewhere even locals leave mostly untouched. These five are some of the most beautiful private beaches in the world – and their surrounding areas are just as incredible. What are you waiting for?

Ms Chinoiserie Says: What stunning beaches – I think I’d like to visit all five! But now that the secret’s out, I’m sure they won’t be “private” for much longer!

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Celebrate a new marriage surrounded by the revelry of life and love in an atmosphere that rivals anything you have ever experienced before. Romance, commitment and family become the only things that matter as people across the globe come together to celebrate culture and years of tradition. Revellers are immersed in one big, special moment made by the spirit of the community – a feeling not to be missed! So pick any one of these destinations around the world in April to celebrate your new married life – and enjoy the fun!

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The Seville Fair

Spring in Seville, Spain comes with an intoxicating atmosphere made that much more special by the excitement of the cities most treasured events – the Sementa Santa and the Feria. The fair takes place in Los Remedios, a huge area in the south-west of the city, and consists of a week of entertainment – from dancing, drinking and late nights. During this week, hundreds of ‘casetas’ – or tents – are installed in the fairground and become a second-home to the revellers as they move from experience to experience.

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For somewhere close to stay, consider the quirky El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique Seville. The friendly staff, incredible restaurant and close location makes this hotel a fan favourite with visitors – especially those coming to enjoy the festivities. It’s close enough to be part of the festival, but private enough to enjoy a breather or two. For something a little more luxurious, have a look at the Hotel Alfonso XIII. This gorgeous hotel was commissioned by the King of Spain to host his guests so it’s no wonder the hotel is such a big hit in Seville, especially since its renovation.

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When you eventually emerge from the luxury and comfort of your hotel it should be to marvel at the thousands of lanterns that make up the fairground entrance. Once you get past them there are the casetas where families, friends, and couples are indulging in great wine and conversation while dancing and singing fills the air around you. For something a little more touristy, have a look at the horse and carriage parade. With bullfighting, incredible architecture and the spectacular fireworks display at the end, you’re sure to feel right at home in the midst of this unique kind of excitement.

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Kings Day

Amsterdam comes alive with music, parties and a citywide street market to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. Previously the Queens Day to honour Queen Wilhelmina and her daughter Juliana, and then finally Princess Beatrix, the festival has so many elements that come straight from royalty. With a sea of orange and the incredible bursts of colours from the decorated boats on the canals, the festival is an explosion of colours, parties, tourism and so, so much shopping.

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Amsterdam is enriched by so many wonderful hotels, like the incredible Ambassade Hotel in the heart of Amsterdam’s Canal District. With a convenient location – just by the street fair – and the classical allure, guests can expect a five star stay. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and luxury comfort in the rooms – not to mention the view! If that’s not your cup of tea, have a look at the equally gorgeous Waldorf Astoria. It’s timeless elegance and nostalgic beauty provides a private escape from the bustling city, but is still close enough to enjoy all the festivities.

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Have your dancing – or walking – shoes ready for this festival! Either spend your nights partying at one of Amsterdam after-dark locations, or seek out the infamous technofest across the city. If that’s not your thing, take your new partner to watch the party boats on the canals and admire the explosion of colour – although get used to the orange! If shopping is on your list, Amsterdam’s street fairs have it in abundance or just head out and admire everything you walk past – from museums, the canals, architecture, and, of course, each other! Enjoy your festival honeymoon!

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

New Orleans is always a party. With some of the best festivals happening on their home turf, there is no wonder the city is so good at it. There is no exception for The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The music is incredible, the people are quirky and full of joy and life and the momentous scene is spontaneous and contagious. For something with culture and bubbly fun, journey to New Orleans in April!

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When in New Orleans, stay in the French quarter! The incredible Hotel le Marais is a chic boutique hotel that offers a mixture of classical and modern themes that all make up an exciting array of upscale amenities and luxury stays. Stay in a comfortable room, enjoy a full service bar and bask in the friendly service. As another option, consider the classically gorgeous Windsor Court Hotel. Not only are their rooms incredible, but so is the cafe, restaurants, and lounges. It’s really worth the stay!

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The annual festival is a big celebration of music and culture in New Orleans, so if you’re not out in the streets or seeking out the artists over the entire session, then you’re doing it wrong. With your new partner in tow, seek out the music and the tradition that makes New Orleans one of the festival locations in the world. Music encompasses the entire festival, so if you or your partner is a music fan – or even just up for some unique New Orleans experience – then the jazz festival is for you!

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April’s festivals are beautiful arrays of colour, joy, and excitement – and so much love. Either enjoy a festival in lovely Spain, join the crowds of Orange in the always gorgeous Amsterdam, or head straight for the party in New Orleans. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to have a honeymoon that rivals any other.

Ms Chinoiserie Says: So much fun to be had in April – New Orleans is my party place!

After all the planning and the big day itself, it’s time to honeymoon! Beginning your married life together in the stunning Whitsundays, you’ll discover there are so many romantic experiences you enjoy together!

Adventure Road Trip

What better way to explore the region together than jumping in a hire car and cruising along the scenic coastal roads, taking in the spectacular views. Take the trip to Bowen – mango capital of Australia and experience some of the country’s most beautiful untouched beaches – Horseshoe Bay and Queens Beach – just to name a couple. Shaded by palm trees there are plenty of areas for secluded sunbathing, rocks for exploring and even snorkelling within the stunning coral surrounds.

Take a photo together in front of the Big Mango before stopping into Le Sorelle Coffee House for a bite to eat whether it be an item off the all day breakfast menu, home-made decadent dessert or some of their famous gourmet fudge accompanied with the best coffee in the region! Be sure to grab a special takeaway jar of fudge for the car trip home!

Romantic Picnic at Cedar Creek Falls

Located approximately 20 minutes from Airlie Beach, Cedar Creek Falls is a hidden gem within the Whitsundays. Explore the walking tracks surrounding the falls and be sure to bring a rug, picnic lunch and your bathers to enjoy a day by the water’s edge including a swim under the streaming natural waterfall. If you are lucky, the area is also known to have wild turtles swim in its waters which would be a treat for anyone to encounter!

Candlelit Dinner at Coral Sea Resort

Positioned on absolute oceanfront, Coral Sea Resort offers several romantic dining options including their stunning Gazebo. This intimate dining experience, available for up to six guests, lets you enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars as you gaze across Pioneer Bay. A private butler is on hand to ensure your every request is met on a night you’ll never forget.

Whitsunday Segway Tours

Have a laugh together and explore the region zooming around on two wheels! Choose to explore with your loved one the spectacular Conway National Park Rainforest where you will ride deep into the tropical rainforest, observe the native flora and fauna and relax with morning tea included, by the crystal clear waters of Impulse Creek.

If the oceanfront is more to your liking, a Segway Tour is also available along the Bicentennial Boardwalk which overlooks stunning Pioneer Bay, Airlie Beach. Glide along the boardwalk past Abell Point Marina, Shingley Beach and the Whitsunday Botanic Gardens, through to Cannonvale Beach. On the return trip, stop in at the Barcelona Tapas Bar & Café where you can enjoy sumptuous tapas dishes with a cocktail in hand whilst watching the sun set on a magical day.

Ms Liberty travelled to the Whitsundays courtesy of Tourism Whitsundays

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: From intimate candlelit dinners to swimming under secluded waterfalls, the Whitsundays is my place for a romantic get away!