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January/February 2013

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Mountains��� Majesty Romance rules in Tahiti; below, St. Lucia���s iconic Pitons. N E W LY W E D R O M A N C E Tahiti & Fiji For honeymoons and destination weddings, lovebirds look for the same qualities: romance and beauty. But distance makes the difference, says Stacy Evos, president of A Girl���s Gotta Go, an agency specializing in wedding and woman-centric travel. Evos believes that far-flung locales are better suited for a pair, not a party. Presently, high-end honeymooners are opting for the South Pacific islands of Tahiti and Fiji. Both offer exotic enchantment, while their even more isolated, outlying neighbors, like famously beautiful Bora Bora, are just a propeller plane ride away. There���s plenty of eco-adventure���nothing brings a couple closer together than rappelling down a waterfall���but you���re really here for the romance, and boy, is it in full bloom. Whether snuggling over turquoise lagoons in Tahiti���s famed overwater bungalows, indulging in five-star spa treatments at one of Fiji���s regal resorts, or setting hips a-sway with P lan B Polynesian song, dance, and drumOn the other hand, spectacularly unspoiled ming celebrations, you���ve got choices St. Lucia offers a similarly for romantic relaxation. romantic wedding destination in the muchcloser Caribbean, says Bronwyn Bashore, owner of Newburyport���s Top Notch Travel. Plus, the Caribbean���s many all-inclusive resorts make it easy for traveling wedding guests to gauge their exact expenses. Beachy Keen: Romance in Newport. Photos courtesy of tahiti-tourisme.com (top); Saint Lucia Tourist Board (bottom left); Discover Newport (bottom right) Local love: You don���t need to be a blue blood Brahmin to appreciate the romantic allure of Newport, Rhode Island. Like many North Shore towns, the port has charming brick-lain streets lined with fine restaurants and shops. But it���s hard to resist a local getaway to spots like the Cliffside Inn, where couples can cuddle in oceanview hot tubs while sipping wine handpicked from the well-stocked cellar. 140 NSJanFeb13_FE_Travel.indd 140 11/20/12 3:53 PM

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