It’s been difficult to have a traditional wedding celebration and honeymoon the past couple of years. But now, weddings and honeymoons are back – and we’re so excited about it!
Couples are choosing exotic locales, wellness vacations, adventure trips, and luxury stays for their honeymoons. After all, a honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for most people, so it’s the perfect time to go all out!
Take a look at these honeymoon destinations and experiences that are off the beaten path.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
South America offers delicious food, exciting dancing, and beautiful landscapes. Argentina is a great destination for couples looking for a unique honeymoon. Stay in Buenos Aires and explore the capital city’s beautiful architecture during the day, and eat in its delicious restaurants at night.
But your Argentinian honeymoon doesn’t have to be all about the city. Escape the capital and “head into the countryside south of Buenos Aires to an estancia (traditional working ranch). Set off into the pampas on horseback and indulge in hearty Argentinian red wines.”
Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be just about an urban experience or all about nature. Combine them both in Argentina!
Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Fogo Island is the largest island located off the shore of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Because of its location, Fogo Island has seven distinct seasons, so if you choose this island, make sure you keep an eye on the time of year and the weather.
One of the top activities on Fogo Island is hiking because the subarctic landscape is stunning to explore. Or you can go snowmobiling, and then come inside and enjoy the sauna together.
Then, venture back outside and stay up late for some stargazing with your new spouse.
Learn about Fogo Island’s unique furniture-making traditions, music, and foodways. Looking for a totally distinctive honeymoon experience? Try picking berries in the fall.
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Todos Santos, Mexico
Is warm weather more your style? Todos Santos, Mexico is “the more down-to-earth version of Cabo, where smaller properties are gaining traction among discerning travelers by offering more privacy and locally themed design and dishes,” according to Bazaar.
Eat fresh seafood every single day of your honeymoon while you stay in Todos Santos. Explore the historical buildings and homes in the village. If you and your spouse love art, you can plan your honeymoon to coincide with the annual Art Festival.
But the best part of honeymooning in Todos Santos may be that you can combine a relaxing beach vacation with stunning whale-watching adventures. Both gray whales and humpback whales are seen in the area during the winter months.
Speaking of adventures, put Tanzania on your list if your idea of a wonderful honeymoon involves both a safari and comfortable accommodations. Many camps and lodges in Tanzania offer special treatment to honeymooners in addition to the beautiful views.
Take a flight from mainland Tanzania to Zanzibar where you can enjoy some relaxation time on the beach. Swim in the warm water and live up your honeymoon with your new spouse underneath the African sun.
If a safari isn’t adventurous enough for you, why not plan the ultimate (and oh-so-extra) luxury honeymoon experience and go to Antarctica?
There are only two accommodations options that are based on the land in Antarctica: Whichaway Camp and Wolf’s Fang. Stay inside a protected and heated tent at night, and during the day explore this raw and exciting continent.
At Wolf’s Fang, you can choose a 6-day adventure to see young emperor penguins, hike to an Antarctic summit, or spend one day soaking up all of Antarctica’s highlights.
Wales, United Kingdom
Wales may not be at the top of your list when it comes to romantic honeymoon destinations, but this beautiful constituent unit of the United Kingdom offers plenty to see and do.
With a wide variety of hotels to choose from, you won’t be stressed about finding the right accommodations for your honeymoon. Enjoy a luxurious spa experience, tour Welsh vineyards, and explore castles while you’re seeing Wales with your new spouse.
You should definitely also spend time in the outdoors while you’re in Wales. Climb a mountain in Snowdon, or take a nature cruise out to Puffin Island. There may be up to 300 puffins on the island, and there is plenty of wildlife to see, including cormorants and other beautiful birds.
Just because you’re planning a honeymoon in Asia doesn’t mean that you have to go to Bali! You can have the time of your life while not paying Bali-level prices. Walk through Hanoi hand-in-hand, but don’t limit your honeymoon to the capital. Visit Thanh Da, which is the secret island in Ho Chi Minh city, or visit Binh Minh’s Jazz Club. Just remember to make time for all the delicious seafood!