A honeymoon is a couple’s excuse to take a once in a lifetime trip. It should be something magical for the newlyweds, but it doesn’t hurt to make it a trip that’s brag-worthy either. If you and your partner march to the beat of your own drums, or are bored with the “usual” honeymoon spots, check out these untapped honeymoon destinations for a diverse range of offerings.
If you and your partner are the adventurous type, and are seeking to avoid the tourist vibe, Myanmar might appeal to you. Due to recent political shifts, Myanmar has started opening its doors to international visitors. So why not be first in line? While the country is still in transition, conditions are improving. However, it is also a place with gorgeous scenery, friendly people and a unique opportunity to embark on new things together and enjoy the challenges that come along with that. It is also one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in southeast Asia.
Stay: Belmond Governor’s Residence. A 1920s colonial mansion that has been converted into a luxury resort. Indulge in the spa, dine alfresco by lantern light, and take in the lotus ponds and gardens.
For those who do things because they can. With a culture that has been unspoiled since the 1950s, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters, this trip is a brag worthy getaway.
Stay: Hotel Nacional. Located in the heart of Havana, it is one of the most historic hotels in Cuba. Enjoy views of the harbor and city, and add your name to the guest book alongside Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner’s signatures.
Perfect for those seeking the best of both worlds. Exciting nightlife abounds in the capital of Reykjavik, but Iceland also provides plenty of rugged terrain and clear, open skies. Cross seeing the Northern Lights of your bucket list, bathe in natural hot springs, and enjoy the urban culture and emerging music scene.
Stay: ION Luxury Adventure Hotel. Stay in luxury accommodations in this unique architectural structure, while taking in the the natural beauty that surrounds it, just outside of Reykjavik. Take in a day of fly fishing, a trek on a glacier, or just soak in the heated outdoor pool.
A safari lover’s paradise, Botswana is for the couple that takes their adventure with a side of refinery. Tucked away in remote corners of raw and wild beauty in South Africa, Botswana offers a range of outdoor options. See massive herds of elephants in Chobe National Park, take a boat cruise, eat under the star and end the day with a hot outdoor shower.
Stay: Sanctuary Baine’s Camp. This intimate and romantic retreat has just 5 suites, and is tucked in a grove of trees surrounded by papyrus beds. Soak under the stars in an outdoor bathtub, or lounge in the sky bed on the private deck.
Perfect for the bohemian couple who want to enjoy a more natural and eco-friendly destination. A land of lakes, jungles, beaches, volcanoes and culture without the crowds, will afford you and your mate a travel experience like no other.
Stay: Mukul Resort and Spa. Visit the spa’s healer and receive energy readings, learn how to surf, take a helicopter ride to volcanoes, or visit nearby colonial towns.