Once the wedding is over and the last guest has left, most couples look forward to their honeymoon -- five days, a week, maybe more, of unwinding, relaxing and spending quality time together in an exotic spot somewhere around the world. Honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes -- a beach vacation, a safari, a ski trip -- and are based more on the couple's joint-personality than on tradition. This list is just a snapshot of the world's 5 hottest honeymoon destinations.
Fall in love all over again with breathtaking views of the deep blue sea from cliff-perched towns on the Greek island of Santorini. Soak up the Mediterranean sun all day and enjoy one of the world's best sunsets at night.
Bora Bora immediately conjures up an image of a newlywed paradise -- romantic overwater bungalows and miles of sun-soaked beaches perfect for traipsing around in a bikini.
Veer off the sun-and-sand honeymoon path for a romantic getaway in Ireland. The Emerald Isle's fairytale castles, lush countryside and cozy pubs -- perfect for warming up over a Guinness -- make for an unforgettable trip.
MACHU PICCHU, PERU
Take your love to new heights with a honeymoon tour of Machu Picchu, Peru's incredible Inca ruins, almost 8,000 feet above sea level. Start your new life together by crossing off a bucket list trip.
Looking for a blend of European culture and sexy beaches? Tour Portugal's picturesque old-world cities then head south to relax on the Algarve region's white-sand beaches.