While not your typical go-to honeymoon destination, Samoa definitely offers a great destination for off-the-beaten track honeymooners. This little pocket of Polynesian paradise has a variety of accommodation available, from luxury resorts with lagoon pools to private beach front bungalows.
Aganoa Lodge, on the island of Savaii, is the perfect couples' destination offering both privacy (with ocean view fales and private outdoor bathrooms) yet still encouraging interaction and mingling with other guests (during communal dinners and on group excursions).
Book an All-Inclusive Package and if newly-weds want to escape for the day... all you need to do is ask and it shall be arranged. Request for a bus to take you to one of the islands many waterfalls, have a picnic lunch and chat to the friendly locals... just try to catch them between their morning, midday and afternoon siestas! Grab a snorkel and jump in the tandem canoe to spend the afternoon exploring the coral reef and the 'drop off' out the front of the resort. Take a selfie with one of the many turtles and swim through the colourful schools of fish, before heading back to the lodge for freshly cooked fish and a cocktail. Or if you would prefer a quieter evening, the staff are happy to organise a romantic dinner on the sun deck overlooking the crystal clear lagoon for a private sunset viewing. End your day gazing out over the moon-reflected ocean from the comfort of your daily-made bed, and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves lapping along the shoreline and the distant thunder of the surf break out the front.
Hannah & JP Storm (World Surfaris accountant)