After the wedding is over, the drinks have stopped pouring and the guests have departed, there’s only one thing that the newlyweds look forward to. You guessed it! Their honeymoon. The very first journey as a couple and an occasion to enjoy time together, away from home, secluded and in each other’s company. Of course, while this feeling of new-found bliss may be enough to keep a young couple preoccupied for days, it’s not enough to turn a honeymoon into an unforgettable experience.
We’ve comprised a list of beautiful yet unusual honeymoon destinations for you and your significant other to consider when planning your trip.
1. Vaadhoo Island – Maldives
If you’re fond of surreal sceneries, sandy beaches and romantic evening strolls, Vaadhoo Island may be an ideal destination for your honeymoon. However, it’s not the calm waters, the sandy beaches or the jaw-dropping sunsets that you should be looking forward to. Vaadhoo Island is world-renowned for its glowing blue waves, better known as the “Sea of Stars”- a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be savoured for more than just a few fleeting evenings.
2. Pearl Farm Adventure
Looking for unique honeymoon gifts for couples who love a bit of adventure? Diving and finding a pearl is a unique experience, and luckily, there are many pearl farms who offer couples the opportunity of diving into the turquoise lagoons and returning with an oyster whose prized pearls are theirs to keep. Whether Tahaa or Bora Bora, there are amazing adventures awaiting to be discovered!
3. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
If eating breakfast with a giraffe is your idea of a wonderful morning, I need not say more. This quaint boutique guesthouse is a once-in-a-lifetime destination located in the suburb of Lang’ata Nairobi. Countless friendly giraffes surround the estate, popping by unexpectedly for a sip of tea, a bite of your apple or a swift greeting. What can be sweeter than this?
4. Takinoue Park, Japan
Known for its famous Pink Moss Park, Takinoue is a small town in Hokkaido, Japan. From early June, visitors can marvel at the bright pink carpet that covers the entire park (now spanning over an area of 100,000 sq.). The park is an epitome of Japanese perseverance: it began back in 1956 when only a box-full of phlox seeds were planted. Yearly, more flowers were added to the park until it created the beautiful flower carpet that is in full bloom until June.
5. Amalfi Coast
Amalfi sparkles as one of the most beautiful examples of Mediterranean landscape, boasting coastal mountain scenery, a stunning vertical scene, colourful towns and rich, picturesque forests. This handsome and breath-taking destination is an ideal romantic getaway spot, where couples can enjoy a secluded private beach afternoon or an energetic hike up Ravello.
6. Cape Town, South Africa
Young couples will fall in love with Cape Town and all it has to offer. Animal lovers, athletes and action-enthusiasts will enjoy this destination for the numerous hiking opportunities, natural reserves and mountain views. If you’re fond of sandy coves, you’ll be pleased to know that Boulders Beach, sheltered between granite boulders, is not only famous for its luscious sands but also resident penguin colony.
Is there anything more beautiful than experiencing the northern lights in angelic scenery and unique accommodation? If you’re looking for something different to spending your honeymoon on sandy beaches, consider sleeping under the stars in the cabin of your dreams.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers log cabins or glass igloos specially designed to showcase the beauty of the Northern Lights and the Lappish wilderness. The frosty landscape lends itself to incredible winter sports like alpine skiing and snowboarding. These adrenaline-filled activities make for great experience gifts for men and women who crave a bit of adventure on their honeymoon.
8. Borobudur, Indonesia
Exploring ancient runes and cutting off the modern world is a perfect way to spend your honeymoon, and aside from Machu Picchu, Borobudur is one of the ideal spots to spend your honeymoon in. Whether you want to experience a spiritual awakening, take in the beauty of the sunset behind the imposing monument or simply to marvel at the majestic monument, Borobudur is the place for you. The region boasts surreally beautiful scenery, lush green rice fields and traditional villages.
9. Medjumbe Island, Mozambique
This destination has the perfect blend of romantic ambiance and undiscovered spirit. Remote yet luxurious, this destination is filled with uninhabited beaches, sandy shores and views of endless blue as far as the eye can see. It’s certainly the go-to destination if you wish to have the tropical island experience, rustic luxury and serene ocean surroundings.
10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Known as the Jewel of the South Seas, Bora Bora is French Polynesia’s leading lady. More than a romantic ideal, she boasts unrivalled beauty. You’ll find lavish floating villas in this private oasis picked for marital bliss. From the day you arrive until the moment you part ways, you will be in awe of the crystal-clear waters, picturesque mountains and coral reefs swirling with fish.
11. Serengeti, Tanzania
For the couple seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the safaris in the Serengeti offer unbroken views of the plains, which play host to one of the greatest wildlife migrations on earth. Honeymooners can wake up to the trumpeting of elephants, take a balloon ride or witness the stampede of wildebeests on a game drive. This is a journey into the animal kingdom elevated by luxurious accommodation, excellent food and top quality service. This remote destination celebrates the spirit of wild Africa.
12. Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt offers an idyllic honeymoon destination where guests are able to enjoy the longest summer skiing region in the Alps! The highest peak, the Matterhorn, is a sight to behold, standing at 14,692 feet. The mountain village of Zermatt promotes a peaceful, clean environment by prohibiting cars. Newlyweds can enjoy the quaint sights of cobblestone paths and Swiss chalets, or relish in the snowy splendour sipping gluwein around a hotel fireplace.
Be Different With Your Honeymoon
Why choose a common honeymoon destination, when you can go somewhere totally out of the ordinary? Honeymoon destinations come in all different shapes and sizes; beach holiday, safari, ski trip, cultural city break, etc. The perfect honeymoon is tailor-made to the couple’s interests, creating the opportunity for unforgettable memories.
- 1 1. Vaadhoo Island – Maldives
- 2 2. Pearl Farm Adventure
- 3 3. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
- 4 4. Takinoue Park, Japan
- 5 5. Amalfi Coast
- 6 6. Cape Town, South Africa
- 7 7. Kakslauttanen Igloo Resort
- 8 8. Borobudur, Indonesia
- 9 9. Medjumbe Island, Mozambique
- 10 10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- 11 11. Serengeti, Tanzania
- 12 12. Zermatt, Switzerland
- 13 Be Different With Your Honeymoon