As if the blissful weather and stunning land- and seascape weren't attraction enough, Tahiti also offers honeymooners a rare opportunity for secluded sojourns with dizzying array of recreational choices. Accommodations range from luxury hotels to thatched-roof over-water bungalow - Tahiti's signature lodging - where breakfast is delivered by outrigger canoe and glass-topped coffee tables allow views of fish swimming below the parlor. Formidable!

But Tahiti is no Las Vegas: there is a residency requirement for people wishing to be married here, and the authorities do not encourage short term residence merely to permit a wedding to be staged at a luxury hotel or on the beach.