When the wedding is out of the way you can’t wait to jump on a plane and head off on honeymoon. Some like it hot, some want to sip cocktails on a beach for two weeks and some want to begin their married life with an amazing adventure holiday that neither will ever forget!
If that’s you then read on to discover ten of the most adventurous honeymoon destinations –
#1 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands have their own unique ecosystem and are home to a wealth of unique plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Stay at the beautiful Pikaia Lodge which is located on a giant tortoise reserve and spend your days Island hopping and scuba diving – the waters of the Galapagos are one of the seven wonders of the underwater world.
#2 St Lucia
The island of St Lucia has an abundance of contrasting and breathtaking landscapes to explore. From it’s black sand beaches to the wooded peaks of the Pitons and it’s vast cocoa plantations, St Lucia is an adventure seekers paradise. Stay at the Ladera Resorts, each of it’s suites has only three walls, with the open fourth wall offering instagram worthy views of the Pitons and sea.
Iceland offers an unworldly landscape ranging from volcanic lava fields to shattering waterfalls, soaring geysers and massive Blue Lagoon hot springs. Stay at Hotel Ranga, it has its own observatory, geothermal hot tubs and is only a stone’s throw from Iceland’s natural wonders.
#4 Rocky Mountains, Colorado
For a high-altitude getaway book a luxurious cabin at Dunton Hot Springs, which is home to five heavenly sulfur-free hot springs for soaking. You’ll have plenty of things to do together including snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, heli-skiing and even dogsledding, depending on the time of year.
#5 Cape Town, South Africa
Whether you fancy cage diving with great white sharks or just relaxing at a vineyard, Cape Town has it all. Stay at The Last Word Constantia, a private luxury boutique hotel set amid secret gardens and vineyards. One of the first activities on your list should be scaling the iconic Table Mountain, which dominates most city views. Another essential climb is the steep Lion’s Head, take a bottle of bubbly, and enjoy the simultaneous sunset and moonrise. Don’t miss a big five safari. Lions, elephants, leopards and more!
#6 Hayman Island, Australia
This gorgeous private Island located in the Great Barrier Reef is worth traveling to the other side of the world for. Stay at the luxurious One&Only Hayman Island and the staff will help schedule activities including snorkeling, diving and kayaking. Go on a Whitsunday dream tour where you helicopter over the Reef and take in one of the Islands incredible hikes Blue Pearl Bay or Dolphin Point.
Go on an African safari and sleep under the stars in the desert among red sand dunes and vast mountain ranges. Stay in the NamibRand Nature Reserve at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, each lodge has a skylight above the bed for stargazing. By day you can go quad biking through the desert or hiking in the mountains and by night you can head to the observatory to look for constellations.
#8 Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
Until recently access to this part of Costa Rica was limited, thanks to the expansion of the area’s airport its unblemished beaches and rainforests can be explored with ease. Stay at the new Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort and spend your days surfing, zip lining at the innovative Rio Perdido course and snorkeling.
#9 Sedona, Arizona
The awe inspiring red rocks of Sedona have featured in countless movies over the years. Stay at the Mii Amo, which is nestled within the red rocks of the Sedona Canyon. They offer an unforgettable experience grounded in Native American traditions. Experience spa treatments that are themed around moon phases and completely escape in their meditation labyrinth.
#10 Vancouver Island
If you love sea sports, mountains and the city then this is place for you. You’ll find stunning beaches, huge waves and outdoor adventures a plenty. Stay at the Wickaninnish Inn, each room looks out across the ocean, the sound of the waves is hypnotising. During the day you can go surfing, biking and sailing and by night you can head into the city.