The world’s 10 best offbeat honeymoon destinations cherry-picked to suit everyone’s definition of Love!
Trying to figure out where to go on your much-deserved post-wedding getaway? Well, honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes – a beach vacation, a safari, a snow trip – and the choice of the destination is based more on the couple’s joint personality than on traditional options. It is precisely for this reason that we have come up with these unique honeymoon destinations for your romantic escapade:
Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, also known as “The End of the World”. So, for the romantic duos seeking to begin their new lives at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the name of the game. Awash with adventurous possibilities – one of the most unmissable on your unusual Patagonia honeymoon is a cruise to Cape Horn, untamed wilderness that is still only visited by a few thousand humans in a year.
Padar Island, Indonesia
Once home to Komodo dragons, this island dreamscape is mostly covered with savannah and bright green-capped mountains of fairy-tale shapes. It’s all surrounded by three turquoise bays, and curiously, each one of the bays’ beaches has different coloured sand: One is pearly white, another charcoal black, and a third is a very rare baby pink. It is this rare combination, a quirk of this unique island, that can turn your special moments into memorable moments for a lifetime.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre is a unique paradise hidden between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea on the Northern coast of Italy. Its rocky and panoramic footpaths will leave you without words! It’s a fantastic romantic place capable of remaining in your memories, like a dream, forever. Everything about this place screams romance: the food, the wine, the colorful houses, the sea, and the green mountains!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
You will know how special and unique Bora Bora is as soon as you land. What you see when you exit the airport can leave you dumbstruck with its beauty. The bright blue and green shades of water are unreal, and it will be love at first sight! Waking up in one of the overwater bungalows will make you feel like you own the entire world. Perfect white beaches, coral gardens and an unforgettable experience of swimming with sharks and giant manta rays will leave you with one of the most romantic experiences the world has to offer.
Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland
When charged particles from the sun become trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field, the result is a colorful-dancing light show. Iceland is one of the best countries to romance under the magic of the Northern lights (or Auroras). The best northern lights can be viewed from Kirkjufell mountain on the west coast. During the high activity, you can even spy the northern lights from the suburbs of Reykjavík. The Grotta Lighthouse is also a popular viewing spot. The best time to experience this incredible natural event is during the colder months, between November and February. Even without the northern lights, Iceland is an otherworldly place to visit, with glaciers, geysers, massive waterfalls, and volcanoes.
Seychelles is known for its quixotic beauty and monumental luxury. Its white glimmering beaches, pristine turquoise water, delish delicacies and carnival-like spirit of the place make for a good combination to start a new life together on your Seychelles honeymoon. After all, if it’s good enough for Prince William and Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for us, too! Yes, Seychelles provided a backdrop for the royal honeymoon and it’s not hard to see what lured the lovebirds in.
Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
One thing most of the newlyweds seek is privacy and hence long for private parties, private pools or private beaches. But, that’s not private anymore. How about a private island? Yes, entire freaking island! Well, that’s possible, too, at Guana. If you’re not staying on the island, you’re not allowed on the island, simple. There is only one private resort on the entire island with a maximum capacity of just about 30 guests. You are bound to feel as if you and your better half are the only two people left in the world.
One of the best places in the world to take the most romantic honeymoon in the Maldives. A Maldives honeymoon cannot be topped by many. It is going to be epic no matter where you stay or what you do during the day. The Maldives has tons of different options to fit every honeymooner’s budget and travel style. Its overwater bungalows, craziest shades of blue, vibrant marine life and adventurous water sports make for a unique offering catering to all kinds of palates.
Kyoto is an incredibly romantic city. If you are planning your honeymoon, Kyoto should be high on your list. Could you think of a more romantic boat ride than along Kyoto’s cherry blossom-lined Okazaki Canal during spring? With intimate restaurants, atmospheric lanes, superb accommodations, and a thousand quiet gardens and temples, it’s the perfect place to spend time with someone special.
A honeymoon in Kenya will be an experience to remember, with a lingering atmosphere of the classic safari romance. The North of Kenya has some of the most untouched wildlife in Africa, and the rich array of species in the Masai Mara is perfect for first time safari-going honeymooners. And then there is the coastline – a huge perk for a Kenyan Safari, with some brilliant beaches, diving, and fishing. Kenya honeymoons work well for those who seek adventure and loathe the thought of a lazy honeymoon. Giraffe Manor can be your perfect icing on the cake.