Okay, we lied! You definitely have heard of these destinations. But these places are nothing like the cookie-cutter honeymoon destinations – Switzerland, Paris, Phuket, Mauritius, Goa, Venice. You get the drift, right? Instead, we bring to you a list of 25 offbeat honeymoon destinations in the world.
Take a look at these lesser known honeymoon destinations in the world before you book an international honeymoon package.
1. Sumba (Indonesia) because:
The beaches are beautiful, pristine, and less crowded.
Nihiwatu offers an intimate escape with access to private surf breaks & world-class fishing.
Best time to visit Sumba: May – September
Attractions of Sumba: Lokomboro Waterfalls, Waikelo Sawah Waterfalls, Manupeu Tanah Daru National Parks, Tarung Cultural Village, Mandorak Beach, and Nihiwatu Beach
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2. Kepulauan Seribu (Indonesia) because:
The tropical islands are surrounded by beautiful looking azure waters.
The antique joglo houses on Isle East Indies offer all the luxurious amenities that you could wish for.
Best time to visit Kepulauan Seribu: May – September
Attractions of Kepulauan Seribu: Snorkeling at Pramuka Island & Tidung Island, fishing boat trip, wooden ‘love’ bridge at Pulau Tidung, and manicured beach of Pulau Macan
3. Sapa (Vietnam) because:
The terraced paddy cultivation and the serene-yet-colourful countryside are perfect for a secluded honeymoon.
Best time to visit Sapa: March – May and September – November
Attractions of Sapa: Fansipan Mountain, local market, bike ride through Muong Hoa Valley, and night halt at one of the homestays
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4. Hainan Island (China) because:
The tropical beaches are beautiful making it one of best offbeat honeymoon destinations.
You can take the hilly hiking trails of over the suspension bridges at Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone.
You can stay among the woods in simple but comfortable treehouse resorts.
For a luxurious stay, there is the boutique Mandarin Oriental Beach Resort in Sanya city.
Best time to visit Hainan: December – March
Attractions of Hainan: Sanya Beach, Crocodile Farms in Sanya, Gusong Village in Wenchang, and hiking trails through Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone
5. Lakshadweep (India) because:
You can relax on the charming and romantic beaches of the Kadmat Island.
The beautiful settings at the beaches of Kalpeni Island are perfect to add spice to the romantic time you are hoping for.
The cruise ships leading to Lakshadweep themselves are amazing.
Best time to visit Lakshadweep: October – February
Attractions of Lakshadweep: Snorkeling at Agatti Island, scuba diving at Bangaram Island, coconut mangroves of Kavaratti Islands, and architectural wonders of Kalpeni islands.
6. Pamalican Island (Philippines) because:
You can boat rides in the azure waters with your special one in of the most romantic offbeat honeymoon destinations in Asia.
You can enjoy a private dining with barbecue on a beach.
Best time to visit Pamalican Island: November – April
Attractions of Pamalican Island: Snorkeling, scuba diving, and beachside private dining with barbecue
7. Vermont (USA) because:
You get to stay in old-styled homes with colorful trees all around.
You can fly in a balloon over the entire region with your special one.
Best time to visit Vermont: Mid-September – Mid-October
Attractions of Vermont: Fall foliage during autumn, skiing during winters, camping at Mount Philo State Park, and hiking at Burton Island State Park
8. Islamorada (USA) because:
You can stay at beautiful beach resorts.
It is a sight to behold when the blue waters hit the rocks on the edge of the white sand beaches.
Best time to visit Islamorada: December – May
Attractions of Islamorada: Snorkeling at Indian Key historic State Park, dolphin & sea lion shows at Theatre of the Sea, and Lignumvitae Key botanical garden
9. Aspen (USA) because:
The beautiful color landscapes at the ski resorts in winter are simply stunning.
You can take a balloon ride over the valley to enjoy beautiful sights.
Gondola rides & skiing facilities at the beautiful Snowmass ski resort add to the thrilling experience here.
You can enjoy simultaneously the dual sights of colorful valleys & snowcapped mountains from Maroon Bells When you’re in Aspen, listed among lesser known honeymoon destinations.
Best time to visit Aspen: December – February
Attractions of Aspen: Skiing at Buttermilk, Gondola rides at Snowmass ski resort, camping at Maroon Bells, and Wheeler Opera House
10. Panajachel (Guatemala) because:
The docks offer breathtaking views of Lake Atitlan and distant mountain peaks.
You can go for a swim in the azure waters of Lake Atitlan.
You can spend a romantic sunset with your loved one with beautiful views all around.
Best time to visit Panajachel: November – March
Attractions of Panajachel: Kayaking & parasailing, hiking at Reserva Natural Atitlan, butterfly farm, and La Galeria – one of the oldest galleries in Central America
11. British Virgin Islands (North America) because:
The white sand tropical beaches and the crystal clear waters are truly enticing.
You can spend some intimate & secluded time at the baths of Virgin Gorda.
Every single tourist attraction looks romantic and beautiful.
Best time to visit Virgin Islands: April – June
Attractions of Virgin Islands: 99 Steps, Blackbeard’s Castle, parasailing & underwater observatory at Coral World Ocean Park, self-guided St. Croix sightseeing, and snorkeling
12. Anguilla (North America) because:
The beauty of the beaches is second to none.
You can relax at the beaches or indulge in numerous water sports in the clear waters.
Best time to visit Anguilla: May – August
Attractions of Anguilla: Beach hopping, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming with the dolphins
13. St. Barthelemy (North America) because:
You can cruise in the luxurious mega yachts at the Gustavia harbor.
You can catch the scenic aerial view of the beautiful beaches, tropical forests, & azure waters from your accommodation.
Best time to visit St. Barthelemy: May – June
Attractions of St. Barthelemy: Fort Gustav, Fort Karl, Vieux Clocher (the oldest building in Gustavia), coral reefs of St Jean’s Bay Beach, Corossol fishing village, and windsurfing & kayaking at Grand Cul de Sac beach
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14. Quebec (Canada) because:
The view of the Old Quebec city can’t be missed when you’re in one among the loveliest offbeat honeymoon destinations.
You can go canoeing at a lake and enjoy the scenic views around.
The various tourist attractions ensure that you’re in for a wondrous honeymoon.
Best time to visit Quebec: June – September and December – February
Attractions of Quebec: Montmorency Falls, Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dam, Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Musée de l’Amérique francophone, Édifice Marie-Guyart observatory, and Château Frontenac
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15. Pucón (Chile) because:
Walking along the water bodies with such breathtaking views is very romantic indeed.
The hot water springs & waterfalls of Ojos del Caburgua have a mystic aura that is sure to captivate you.
Best time to visit Pucón: December – March
Attractions of Pucón: Villarrica cave & volcano, camping by the hot water spring & waterfall at Ojos del Caburgua, and hiking through Huerquehue National Park
16. Galápagos (Ecuador) because:
The canyons, such as the Las Grietas, formed in the crevices around volcanos are stunningly beautiful.
You can go for dinghy & cruise rides in the azure waters.
You can go snorkeling or scuba diving and even swim with the sea lions.
Best time to visit Galápagos: December – June
Attractions of Galápagos: Water activities, Galápagos National Park, Galápagos tortoises at Pinta island, and volcanos
17. Zanzibar Islands (Tanzania) because:
The over-the-sea Rock Restaurant is simply out of this world.
The huts on the beaches offer a paradisiacal setting for your beach honeymoon.
You can relax on a hammock while on the beautiful sandy & tropical beaches.
The Manta Resort offers an exclusive underwater suite.
Best time to visit Zanzibar: June – October and November – March
Attractions of Zanzibar: Snorkeling & underwater Manta Resort at Pemba island, House of Wonders museum, Hamamni Persian baths, and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
18. Reunion Island (Africa) because:
The sandy beach of Boucan Canot is pristine, beautiful, and mostly deserted.
The waterfall on river Langevin in the jungles is an intimate & isolated place to visit on the honeymoon.
You can simply sunbathe on the clean Ermitage beach.
The views of the islands from the top of the volcanos are breathtaking.
Best time to visit Reunion Island: May – September
Attractions of Reunion Island: Micro Flight ride or hike to the active volcano of Le Piton de La Fournaise, Voile de la Mariée waterfall, sunbathing at Ermitage beach, snorkeling & surfing at Boucan Canot Beach, and Saint-Gilles-les-Bains aquarium
19. Dingle (Ireland) because:
The sunlit green lands & the azure waters are views that are hard to find.
The sunset views over the Dunquin Bay are beautiful and romantic.
You find waterfalls on the roads itself, such as the one at the Connor Pass.
The tourist attractions, such as the abandoned Minard Castle, are truly beautiful.
Best time to visit Dingle: May – mid-July
Attractions of Dingle: Millennium-old Gallarus Oratory church, old cultural village of Great Blasket Island, Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, and hiking up to Mount Brandon
20. Lapland (Finland) because:
You can go camping in the snow under the Northern Lights.
The views of the Northern Lights are horribly good and romantic.
The setting sun looks beautiful over the snow-clad mountains and the valley.
Best time to visit Lapland: Late February – March
Attractions of Lapland: Northern Lights, reindeer safaris, Yllas’ sauna Gondola, Arktikum Science Museum, Santa Claus Village, Lainio Snow Village, Ranua Wildlife Park, Levi Ski Resort, and Riisitunturi National Park
21. Reykjavik (Iceland) because:
The Northern Lights can be seen here twice a year.
The walks along the sea are nothing less than romantic.
The city itself is beautiful, colorful, and full of romance.
Best time to visit Reykjavik : February – March and September – October
Attractions of Reykjavik : Revolving glass-domed fine dining Perlan restaurant, Golden Circle geyser & waterfall, Northern Lights, Tjörnin Lake, and Árbæjarsafn open-air history museum
22. Zakynthos (Greece) because:
You can have some romantic time at the Navagio Shipwreck Beach.
A walk on the hanging bridge to the island is insanely romantic.
Best time to visit Zakynthos: March – May
Attractions of Zakynthos: Blue Caves, Shipwreck Beach, scuba-diving at Laganas, kayaking, snorkeling, and base-jumping (only if you dare to do so!)
23. Matera (Italy) because:
The ancient town of Matera looks stunning in the night lights and is also among lesser known honeymoon destinations.
The sunny days in the old rustic town are equally romantic.
Walking on the typical stone staircase of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is an altogether different experience.
You get to stay in the intimate Sextantio Cave Hotel.
Best time to visit Matera: August – September
Attractions of Matera: Sassi of Matera, Crypt of the Original Sin church-cave, cave-house of Vico Solitario, Musma Museum of Contemporary Sculpture of Matera, and Castello Tramontano castle
24. Bodrum (Turkey) because:
The Turkish Riviera looks splendid in the light of the setting sun. This is the best kept secret when it comes to offbeat honeymoon destinations
The streets in Bodrum are cozy and shadowed by colorful flowers.
The Bodrum Amphitheatre and other tourist attractions ensure that you have ample fun outside the hotel too.
Best time to visit Bodrum: May – September
Attractions of Bodrum: Bodrum Castle, Bodrum Amphitheatre, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and yachting at Kara Ada
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25. Bora Bora (French Polynesia) because:
It is simply the most exotic honeymoon destination because of its views.
The overwater bungalows are very secluded and intimate.
The Air Tahiti flight offers aerial views of the exotic archipelago destination.
Best time to visit Bora Bora: June – October
Attractions of Bora Bora: Extinct volcano of Mt Otemanu, watersports at Matira Beach, Musee De La Marine museum of boats, and Alain Gerbault Memorial at Vaitape
So which of these underrated honeymoon destinations in the world intrigue you the most? Let us know if you are planning a honeymoon to anyone of these.
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