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When you begin thinking about honeymooning in the tropics or planning a wedding proposal, it's easy to dream of relaxing on a secluded sandy beach, swimming with tropical fish, sleeping in a unique honeymoon suite, and having long romantic dinners with views of the water. If the hotel can set up a private dinner right next to the water, even better. Keep your toes in the sand as you taste delicious meals accompanied by the sounds of the ocean. Some of these private dinner destinations come with a chef who will grill in front of you. Others let you choose from more than a handful of restaurants and different flavors from around the world, delivered straight to your table. You may also like: wedding proposal

»Dinner on the Rocks at Angsana Bintan in Indonesia

Dinner on the Rocks at Angsana Bintan in Indonesia

Giant round rocks and boulders frame the white sand beach at Angsana Bintan in the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia. You don't even have to leave the shore to have one of the most romantic oceanfront dinners at this stunning tropical resort. The hotel staff can set up your meal, complete with lights, well-lit table and chairs right on the rocks which rise above the blue ocean. Have dinner listening to the waves and enjoying a quiet conversation in a truly unique setting.

If you are planning to propose, the hotel staff can working with you so that the ring is delivered just at the right magical moment. Celebrate with a bottle of champagne and a delicious dessert.

»Candles on the Beach in the Caribbean at Cap Juluca

Candles on the Beach in the Caribbean at Cap Juluca

Enjoy warm weather and calm Caribbean waters at Cap Juluca in Anguilla. The hotel restaurant sets up a private table covered with a white tablecloth and white chair covers right on the water. The staff brings out many candles which surround the table and create romantic ambiance. Be sure to get started before sundown so that you can enjoy a colorful Caribbean sunset with an appetizer and drinks.

The two restaurants at Cap Juluca serve contemporary tropical cuisine and French-Asian cuisine, giving you a choice of flavors. One of the restaurants has tables steps from the ocean, a great idea for other nights of your honeymoon.

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»Gondola-Inspired Setting at Kempinski Haitang Bay Sanya in China

Gondola-Inspired Setting at Kempinski Haitang Bay Sanya in China

A romantic dinner at the Kempinski Haitang Bay Sanya means delicious culinary creations, fine wine and a unique table set up right on the ocean's edge. Chairs are curved towards each other, giving you a feel of an intimate space while still being surrounded by open skies, ocean and sand under your feet. Travel from your guest room in a gondola to make this dinner extra memorable.

You can choose from a variety of flavors - try Cantonese Dim Sum and Hainan dishes, or order fresh seafood. The restaurant makes delicious desserts and unique drinks, perfect for a toast. Champagne is always a great option too, of course. Find more Secluded Beach Vacation Spots with Luxury Service.

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»Pangkor Laut Malaysia Lets You Choose from 7 Restaurant Menus

Pangkor Laut Malaysia Lets You Choose from 7 Restaurant Menus

When you ask for a romantic oceanside dinner on Pangkor Laut Island in Malaysia, your table will be set up with right on the edge of the water. An outdoor fire pit lights up the space, giving you plenty of warm light and adding to the romantic atmosphere. The table is surrounded by large candles so that you can lovingly gaze into each other's eyes.

The best time to start your dinner is right before sunset so that you can enjoy a spectacular display of colors. Watch the sky change from yellow to orange, pink and purple. Once the sun sets, you will see the stars appear on the evening sky. The resort will light tiki torches and a firepit that will provide light as you dine.

Since there are 7 restaurants at this private island resort, you can choose from a variety of flavors for your dinner menu. If you want to sample dishes from different regions of the world, ask for a custom menu to be prepared for your honeymoon or proposal dinner.

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»Angsana Velavaru in the Maldives - Overwater Dinner

Angsana Velavaru in the Maldives -  Overwater Dinner

It makes sense that at a place where couples are accommodated in villas, romantic oceanside dinners are a standard feature as well. Angsana Velavaru in the Maldives offers several oceanside dinner settings, including a private table surrounded by tiki torches on the shore and Funa Restaurant which is set on stilts above the lagoon. If you opt for the dinner, a chef will grill your dishes to perfection on a special grill. The table is surrounded by candles and positioned to give you the best view of the sunset.

Funa Restaurant offers mouth-watering signature dishes such as Marinated Tuna Tartar, Pan Seared Bay Scallop and Lobster Curry. Top it all off with their signature Cheese Cake made of Baked Cheese Cake, Berries Compote, Strawberry Sauce and White Chocolate Sheet.

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»Table Over the Lagoon at Le Meridien Bora Bora

Table Over the Lagoon at Le Meridien Bora Bora

Book one of the overwater bungalows at Le Meridien Bora Bora and dine in the privacy of your deck right over the blue lagoon filled with tropical fish. Watch the marine life pass underneath you while the sun sets at this beautiful romantic destination. If you prefer to keep your feet in the sand, ask the hotel to set up a private table on the water with candles.

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»Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda Can Set up Chairs in the Water

Cambridge Beaches in Bermuda Can Set up Chairs in the Water

Bermuda is a great option for couples traveling from the East Coast because it's relatively easy to get to. You can visit the island on a long weekend getaway, plan a romantic proposal or celebrate a honeymoon.

Cambridge Beaches offers a private dinner service, complete with tiki torches, flowers and champagne. In the warmer season, you can have the table and chairs set up in the water, touching the ocean and sand while you dine. The waters are usually calm, providing a gentle backdrop to your dinner.

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»Secluded Barbecue on Fregate Island

Secluded Barbecue on Fregate Island

Life on Fregate Island is centered around the pristine ocean that surrounds the island. We recently selected Fregate Island's spa as one of the 10 best Spas with Water Views. Ocenside dining on Fregate is no less impressive. A private barbecue will be set up for just the two of you overlooking the water. While the chef gills your meat, fish and veggies to perfection, you get to enjoy a romantic island sunset surrounded by candles and a firepit.

After dinner, sit on a blanked by the fire, roast some s'mores and drink champagne. You can return to the table for some sinful deserts after you are done digesting the main course.

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»Views of the Blue Lagoon at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana

Views of the Blue Lagoon at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana


A romantic dinner on the water at InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana includes a sumptuous menu of fresh island fish, vegetables, fine wine and delicious dessert. Wicker chairs with high backs and plush pillows cradle you as you sit back and relax with a view as the waiter surprises you with one awesome flavor after the next. The table is set up just steps from the calm blue lagoon in Bora Bora.

Couples enjoy privacy, elegant accommodations and many ocean-based activities at the romantic hideaway in Bora Bora. Honeymooners should also try the hotel's restaurant Noa Noa which offers live entertainment.

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»Dinner on the World's Biggest Reef at Qualia

Dinner on the World's Biggest Reef at Qualia

Honeymoon on Australia's Great Barrier Reef at Qualia and ask for an ocean view table set up right on the water. Arrive early for a romantic orange and pink sunset over the water as the waiter brings a colorful tropical drink or champagne to toast your new life together.

Dine with your toes in the sand while listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. Once the night falls, you will have the most amazing view of the starry night sky right above your head.

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»Romance at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Romance at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa can set up a private table on the sand for honeymooners and couples, surrounded by tiki torches and candles. The island resort has its own hydroponic farm so you can be sure that the ingredients for your romantic meal will be as fresh as possible. Before or after dinner, go for a romantic walk along the sandy Caribbean shore. Watch a spectacular sunset and sit down to a gourmet meal just steps from the water.

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»Private Dining Deck at Likuliku in Fiji

Private Dining Deck at Likuliku in Fiji

Likuliku in Fiji is all about romance. From stunning over water honeymoon suites to a scenic spa and great food, the resort is a dream come true for couples. We recently wrote about Likuliku in our collection of awesome honeymoon suites and villas.

The resort staff can set up a table right on the water or on a specially built wooden private dining deck slightly elevated above the ocean to give you even better views of the water. After dinner, take a romantic moonlit walk along the sandy Fijian shore and watch the incredible night sky. Click here for more Fijian honeymoon ideas.

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If you don't see your favorite hotel or destination on our list, try calling your favorite resort and ask them if they can set up a custom romantic dinner. Many honeymoon destinations like Hawaii, Fiji, Bora Bora, Mexico, Caribbean, Florida and California will be happy to help if you explain that you are planning to propose or celebrating a honeymoon.

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