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Best island honeymoon destinations in Africa

Islands of Africa makes a dream honeymoon destination for everyone. You are soon getting married or dream of a trip for your wedding anniversary or simply a getaway with your beloved and you are looking for a perfect honeymoon destination? We have selected for you the best honeymoon destinations in Africa. Whether you’re an avid beach lover or not a beach lover, tropical islands in Africa will give you sights, sun, sea and satisfactionThese African islands are that peaceful escape where the days drift by and time slows down as you relax under rustling palms and gaze at a calm sea. From the Seychelles to Djerba and the Zanzibar to Mauritius, you can find your very own dream honeymoon destination in this list.

São Tomé and Príncipe

With its endless fresh waters and stunning views occupying the gorgeous coastline, São Tomé and Príncipe is definitely an ideal place for couples and lovebirds with little to no intruding from locals and tourists. Sitting in the Gulf of Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe is brimming with incredible natural scenery that has been captivating tourists for years. If you’re looking for a dream holidays or a perfect romantic getaway, you might want opt for this down-to-earth honeymoon destination. An exotic tropical paradise lined with lavish resorts and gorgeous coastline.


Mauritius island
Welcome to African island paradise of Mauritius | © SarahPlusDrei

There’s paradise and then there’s Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, is a dream romantic getaway and a major tourist destination in Africa. The backdrop of sapphire waters and powder-white beaches of Mauritius undoubtedly exudes something magical and relaxing. And there are several lovely hotels, spas and luxury resorts where you can recharge and relax together. The island nation enjoys a tropical climate which makes a perfect for place you and your special someone at any time of the year. Mauritius is a paradise on earth, one of the most beautiful destinations in Africa for a honeymoon. Romance in pristine nature!

Comoros Islands

Located between Madagascar and Mozambique, Comoros is an archipelago of islands on the stunning Indian Ocean. If you want to make your honeymoon here unforgettable, you’ll have to explore its three main islands; Grand Comore, Andouan and Moheli. Nice tropical African paradise with beautiful forests, beaches and marine life, a real nature of charms.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Jambiani beach in Zanzibar | © Eliza C

Welcome to one of the most beautiful islands in Africa. Come and discover Zanzibar, enjoy its many beaches, the sun and the blue waters. Considered to be the most sought-after place for a romantic getaway in Africa, Zanzibar Archipelago of Tanzania is simply catalogue of stunning nature and landscapes ideal for island hopping. There are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of the Indian Ocean. A trip to Zanzibar with the other half is a dream for every lovebird. The islands have a reputation as a wedding destination, exchanging kisses beneath Indian Ocean famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience. So, bringing a fully charged camera to Zanzibar holidays is a must to capture the moments for life.

Quirimbas islands, Mozambique

If you’re looking for the quintessential Indian Ocean romantic getaway, you must head to the Quirimbas Islands, Mozambique. The archipelago consists of about 32 islands, including well known Ibo, Matemo and Medjumbe, is a one-of-a-kind place for lovers. Quirimbas contains such a wealth of nature masterpieces that it is difficult to differentiate the islands from paradise. Quirimbas islands is an African paradise, one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in Africa.

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Paradise in nature at Praslin, Seychelles | © Hélène / @girlborntotrave

Did you dream of paradise for honeymoon or simply for a getaway built for two? Seychelles is the destination you dreamed of when you first imagined a romantic getaway. With its natural charm, fabulous resorts, restaurants and beaches, Seychelles attracts lovebirds from all over the world all year round. Seychelles is one of the best destinations for a honeymoon in Africa, an island destined for evenings for two and unusual marriage proposals.

Djerba, Tunisia

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Night time view of the Djerba beach, Tunisia. © Hotel Tunisiebooking/Flickr

Enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon in one of the most beautiful islands in Africa. Djerba, the largest island of North Africa and a well-established beach holiday destination in Africa, is a city bursting with cultural and natural richness. Strolling around Mediterranean coastline of this part of Tunisia is like a fairytale. Culturally influenced by Arab, Jewish and Africa, you will see unspoilt expanse of sand and turquoise waters. Djerba is a prime travel destination that offers everything lovers and sun-seekers would desire.

Bissagos islands, Guinea-Bissau

Bissagos islands is a collection of over 80 islands and islets in Guinea-Bissau. Simply an impression of paradise on the coast of Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. With plenty of untouched white-sand islands to explore, this destination is a joy haven for newlyweds looking for a private island. The Bissagos islands is one of the most romantic destinations in Africa, a perfect destination for lovers. Come celebrate your love in this beautiful and romantic island and watch nature extend the magic of your wedding with a honeymoon in a tropical island.

Lamu Island

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Dhow cruising through the sunset in Lamu Island, Kenya | © Eric Lafforgue/Flickr

Lamu island in Kenya is full of beautiful white sandy beaches – the land of dhows. The island is known for its picturesque views and peaceful ambiance. You can set sail to watch the sunset in the deep sea, or cruise all the way to the marine park to snorkel and swim with dolphins. Surrounded by luxury resorts built around the ocean, offers the night at sea on a luxurious dhow cruise. A beautiful holiday and honeymoon destination where you and your lover will enjoy sandy beaches, traditional Swahili cuisines, and cruises on traditional dhow.

Cape Verde

Treat yourself to a honeymoon on one of the most beautiful islands in Africa! Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde is beautiful and luxurious. Cape Verde exudes brooding beauty basking on the luxurious sandy beaches of floating on the Atlantic Ocean. Lovers of nature and authenticity are always intrigued by Creole Portuguese-African culture experiences. This is one of the best honeymoon and holiday destinations in Africa. It’s tropical climate which makes it warm enough for visitors to visit all year long.


Madagascar Island
Part aerial View of Madagascar Island | © Stefan Muenster

If you are looking for a unique getaway in one of the most beautiful African islands for your honeymoon or to celebrate a wedding anniversary, you should definitely visit Madagascar. One of the go-to tropical escapes in Africa, Madagascar truly ticks all the fantasy island boxes. Home to luxurious sandy beaches, turquoise waters, rainforests, reefs and exotic animals. There’s no shortage of beach activities and water sports including diving, snorkeling and surfing. Madagascar is one of the most beautiful destinations in Africa for a honeymoon.

Bazaruto, Mozambique

Bazaruto is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the continent. Nestled on a tranquil bay looking out over the Indian Ocean, this sleepy Island of Mozambique really does have all the ingredients for a perfect trip. An island of the best coconut trees and sand beaches where you can enjoy swimming in the open with Manta rays and Whale sharks.

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