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From the moment you set foot on the island, you’ll recognise exactly why Saint Lucia has been voted the World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards for nine years running.

In Saint Lucia, you’ll take your love to another level – literally. You can enlist an expert walking guide and hike together to the 2,600ft summit of Gros Piton, or soar through the canopy of the tropical rainforest on a zip-line. To top them all, you can take a helicopter tour and see the whole island laid out like an emerald-tinted teardrop below you.

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Like air, water is an element that signifies love in Saint Lucia. You’ll see newlyweds embracing in front of the waterfall at Diamond Botanical Gardens, and taking a tandem dip in the soothing geothermal springs at Soufriere’s ‘Pool of Love’.

The undersea world is every bit as compelling: you can learn to dive together at an accredited scuba school, then float hand-in-hand above wrecks and reefs teeming with marine life. If the idea of an energetic honeymoon floats your boat, you’ll have no shortage of opportunity to try out sailing, water-skiing, paddle boarding and a host of other watersports.

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A cruise into the sunset, with twin glasses of chilled champagne to hand, is the perfect way to wind down after another day in paradise. Honeymooners Steph and Dan Temple said: “To pick our favourite romantic spot in Saint Lucia is really difficult as the whole island is so romantic, but our own private sunset sail was truly unforgettable.”

With all this on offer, Saint Lucia is the pinnacle of romance – and you’ll begin your marriage with memories to last two lifetimes.

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Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, has three great advantages: location, location, location. Its spacious villas and beachfront bungalows – many with plunge pools and the service of a butler – are nestled between the twin Pitons in a valley of lush greenery and vibrant gardens.

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Alternatively, why not stay at the exclusive Ti Kaye Resort on the delightful Anse Cochon Beach. Its cellar contains more than 500 wines, which you can explore at a private tasting. 

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For an experience that really is the height of romance, choose one of the suites at Ladera Resort: they’re located on a mountainside 1,000ft above the Caribbean and have one wall open to the gentle sea air, granting you an uninterrupted view of the stunning scenery.

Almost all of Saint Lucia’s resorts have honeymoon offers, with a raft of extras to make your time even more special. Book the Carefree Romance package at Calabash Cove, and the perks include a couple’s massage and a private dinner prepared on your own terrace.

Marigot Bay Resort and Marina even offers a sunset horseback ride along a secluded beach. It overlooks one of the most picturesque stretches of Saint Lucia’s coast, and its stylish, contemporary terraces blend in flawlessly with the natural beauty of the bay.

Also consider: St James’s Club, Morgan Bay; Anse Chastanet

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