If you’re planning your honeymoon, the first destinations which might come to mind might be the old traditional romantic spots – Paris, Venice, The Maldives… However, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the world is filled with exciting places that newlyweds are just going to love. Just you, your loved one and a once in a life time vacation.
Here is your guide to some of the best unusual honeymoon destinations that are surprisingly underrated. If you’re keen to get away from it all and try a post-wedding vacation spot that won’t be crowded with loved up couples, one of these is sure to suit you and your new spouse.
Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands
It might be a unique choice for a vacation, let alone a honeymoon, but the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador are a fantastic spot, especially if you love wildlife. Home to countless species of animals, plants and birds, this beautiful vacation destination is stunningly beautiful and also extremely secluded so you can really enjoy the romance. It’s also a perfect getaway for couples with a love of snorkeling and diving since the clear waters are home to colorful fish and marine life. This spot is one of the top recommendations for beginners to diving so even if you aren’t an expert you’ll love it here.
If you’re an adventurous pair, there’s no destination quite as exciting as Mongolia. From the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert to riding on a camel’s back, Mongolia offers a host of unique experiences. It’s also the perfect honeymoon spot if you want to go off radar and get away from everyone and everything. Take the railway which runs into Mongolia from Siberia and appreciate the stunning views.
Croatia is rapidly becoming more popular among vacationers, and it’s easy to see why. The affordable way of life paired with the country’s natural beauty ensures that you’ll have a honeymoon to remember for a lifetime. You’ll love Dubrovnik’s spectacular medieval architecture, while the glorious beaches guarantee a fairytale getaway.
If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand without the crowds, Madagascar is sure to hit the spot. With its river tours, national parks and luxurious bungalows, Madagascar may be obscure but it’s certainly magnificent. Its coral reef is the third biggest in the world, while the island is also famous for its cuddly lemurs and so it’s the perfect place for animal lovers.
Papua New Guinea
If you want to spend your vacation with nothing to distract you from the love of your life, Papua New Guinea could be an ideal honeymoon spot. Offering enchanting experiences for newlyweds, this unique island has a fascinating culture and spectacular beauty, making it a perfect destination for adventurous couples who are looking for a truly remote location.
If you’re longing for an exotic tropical paradise but don’t want all the tourists, head to Belize for an amazing honeymoon. Less well known than most other Caribbean islands, Belize has fascinating Mayan ruins, spectacular waterfalls, lush jungles and plenty of water activities to satisfy both beach bums and adrenaline junkies.
If you’d rather head to a cool destination than a hot one, Iceland offers a breathtaking experience unlike any other. From the famous Blue Lagoon hot springs to black sandy beaches, Iceland has something truly special, and that’s before you see the Northern Lights. What could be more romantic for a pair of newlyweds than a stunning display in the sky especially for you?
Italy is one of the world’s most romantic countries, but if you want an Italian honeymoon, avoid the traditional spots like Venice and instead head to beautiful Siena, a little-known Tuscan treasure. With quaint strains, ancient architecture and plenty of Renaissance art, this is an ideal spot for culture vultures.
If you’re keen to try something completely different for a honeymoon to remember, try one of these amazing destinations. You won’t be disappointed!