Top Alternative Summer Honeymoon Destinations
Are you busy making plans for your wedding? Maybe you recently popped the question to your fiancée? Or are you waiting for your partner to get down on one knee with a beautiful engagement ring? Regardless, there’s nothing like planning a honeymoon to get you in a romantic mood!
The list of potential destinations for a summer honeymoon is practically endless; from a relaxing trip to the white cliffs of Santorini or the sandy beaches of the Caribbean, to a romantic adventure in Thailand or a cruise around South America. No matter what your interests or budget, there’s an incredible range of destinations to choose from.
But what if you want to embrace the new possibilities of marriage by doing something a little different with your new husband or wife? In this blog post, we discuss some of the top alternative summer honeymoon destinations for different types of couples.
Costa Rica — Honeymoon For Sports Lovers
Costa Rica is a paradise for sports lovers; from surfing to hiking, swimming to mountain biking, zip-lining to white water rafting, and everything in-between. This beautiful Central American country is largely made up of rainforest, along with miles of beautiful coastline and beaches that allow for all kinds of sporting activities. Costa Rica is also famed for its coffee, so you’ll have an endless supply of caffeine to keep you awake throughout your activities!
Comic-Con — Honeymoon For Superhero Fans
Marvel or DC? Regardless of your preference, San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who love superheroes and comic books. With literally hundreds of your favourite comics, movies and games in the same place, from the likes of LEGO and Hasbro to Marvel and Warner Brothers, this once in a lifetime holiday will be truly unforgettable. What’s more, it also means a trip to the sunny state of California, so why not take a road trip to nearby Los Angeles and San Francisco whilst you’re there?
Wa Ale Island — Honeymoon For Busy Couples
As the saying goes: work hard, play hard. There’s nothing quite like an off-the-grid honeymoon break for couples that work in high-intensity jobs. Take a trip to the remote Wa Ale Island Resort, the first hotel to open in the untouched Lampi Marine National Park in southern Myanmar. Until recently, this beautiful island could only be accessed via a day-and-night trip on a fishing boat, which gives you some idea of just how remote it is. With a picturesque beach and incredible wildlife right at your doorstep, what’s not to love?
Venice — Honeymoon For Foodies
Whilst romance might be the first thing you think of when someone mentions Venice, it’s also one of the best locations in the world for foodies. From fresh Venetian pasta and pizza to authentic Italian fish and meat dishes, you’ll have no problem finding new places to eat every night… and that’s just for dinner. Venice is also famed for its delicious gelato and pastry shops, and it’s a popular spot among coffee lovers too. Of course, whilst you’re here it’s only right to take a romantic ride through Venice’s many canals on a gondola.
The Cape Winelands — Honeymoon For Wine Lovers
Based just outside of Cape Town in South Africa, the Cape Winelands District is home to some of South Africa’s most famous vineyards. A world away from the vineyards in France and Italy, this beautiful region also has some of the best views in South Africa; its valleys are full of picturesque vineyards set amongst stunning mountain ranges. With a total of 148 wine farms in the region, there are plenty of wine-tasting spots to visit for both red and white wine lovers.
Chernobyl — Honeymoon For Adventurous Couples
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. A weekend in the city that was home to the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster isn’t very romantic, let alone a good honeymoon destination. But that’s where you’re wrong. In recent years, local tourist companies have started to offer guided tours of the exclusion zone that surrounds Chernobyl. Even though the city of Chernobyl itself is a ghost town, it’s completely safe to visit with a specialist tour guide and makes for an unforgettable experience for any couples that love an adventure. Although you can’t go inside the nuclear reactor itself, you can still visit the old fairground, kindergarten, tower blocks, and other parts of the exclusion zone.
Giraffe Manor — Honeymoon For Wildlife Lovers
Based on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, Giraffe Manor is a hotel unlike any other, even just for the fact you could wake up to a hungry giraffe sticking its head through your window! The traditional manor house is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest. With a thin wall separating you and your partner from the East African wilderness, this really is the perfect honeymoon destination for wildlife lovers.
As you can see, there are plenty of honeymoon destinations available no matter what your interests are! And with the extra money that you saved from financing your wedding rings or buying second hand engagement rings, there’s no reason why you can’t go all out on the holiday of your dreams.
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