Pledging to explore the world together is an essential vow for couples who hate the idea of being stationed in one place. Bitten by wanderlust, such couples are also not very excited about vacationing in cliche destinations. They have a flair for the unusual; their idea of fun is watching the Midnight Sun together, walking the Tunnel of Love, touring the driest desert in the world, and so on.
If these unique honeymoon ideas strike a chord, I bet you’ll be spoilt for choice with the below listed unusual honeymoon destinations. Check them out before planning your international honeymoon!
Top 25 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations
A trip for two can be made better with some of the finest and unusual experiences planned beforehand. So, check out this list to know what suits your needs for that romantic vacation with your loved one!
- Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru
- Oymyakon Valley, Russia
- Atacama Desert, Chile
- Tanzania, South Africa
- Sable Island, Canada
- Kakslauttanen Igloo West Village, Finland
- Ice Hotel, Sweden
- Jules’ Undersea Lodge, USA
- Giraffe Manor, Kenya
- Gould Bay Camp, Antarctica
- Null Stern Hotel, Switzerland
- Rivne Oblast, Ukraine
- Makepeace Island, Australia
- Bermuda, British Overseas Territory
- Meghalaya, India
- Walt Disney World, USA
- Hammerfest, Norway
- Grindavík, Iceland
- Hobbiton, New Zealand
- Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
- Norfolk Island, Pacific
- Le Sirenuse, Positano
- Budapest, Hungary
- Nihiwatu, Indonesia
- Taj Exotica, Maldives
1. Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru
This adventure honeymoon suite hangs on a cliff that’s 1,200 feet from ground level. Equipped with all basic facilities, Peru’s unique sky lodge is for the most daring of the daring couples. Placed at an unimaginable height and location, these lodges have glass windows that offer clear views of clear vastness around.
Also, in here, the adventure starts with adventure! In order to get to your suite, you need to hike through or zipline. Candle-light dinner is a thing of the past! Gourmet dinner on the rooftop of this skylodge will add on to your adventurous honeymoon. This place is surely one of the most unique honeymoon destinations in the world that you ought to visit once!
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2. Oymyakon Valley, Russia
Oymyakon Valley is the coldest inhabited place in the world with temperatures falling to as low as -71.2°C (fret not, it was recorded in 1924). If by Winter Wonderland you mean a place which is profusely covered in snow, then this is the place for you both. Drive through the Road of Bones, if you’re up for a little challenging, yet romantic, drive through the snow covered path.
With a very small population of just 500 people, it is the perfect escape for an extremely private honeymoon for an adventurous couple. Reaching and staying here, however, is as challenging as it gets. Daylight in winter lasts for 3 hours on an average and temperature is around -50 degrees celsius.
If you are planning a crazy honeymoon here, expect endless snow, brain-freezing cold, difficult commutation, little facilities, and no mobile network. The good part is the experience of a lifetime, unearthly beauty, and extremely warm hospitality by the families in Oymyakon (there are no hotels there).
3. Atacama Desert, Chile
Atacama Desert, located right beside the Pacific Ocean, is the driest desert in the world. In spite of being the driest, the desert gets strewn with flowers between September and November. Watching the sunset here is one of the best experiences for nature lovers. Clink your wine glasses glancing at the setting sun from Moon Valley, and watch the Andes change color every hour.
Other adventurous things to do in Atacama are visiting Salar de Atacama – the largest salt flat in Chile, floating in saltwater, climbing a volcano, sandboarding in the dunes, and stargazing with your partner.
4. Tanzania, South Africa
Tanzania is the place where a wildlife safari gives you the glimpse of the Big Five- African leopard, African lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, and rhinoceros. Game viewing in Tanzania is something every wildlife-enthusiast couple dreams of! So don’t give it a miss.
Though the wildlife will leave you overwhelmed, a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (UNESCO World Heritage Site) will treat you with romantic views of snow-capped mountains embraced with clouds.
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5. Sable Island, Canada
Sable Island in Nova Scotia lies amid the Graveyard of the Atlantic, and has encountered about 475 shipwrecks so far. The island is inhabited with over four hundred wild horses. Popular as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Sable Island is a crescent shaped sandbar where weather, sand, and tides change frequently. It is the mystery of shipwrecks and presence of horses that makes it a unique honeymoon destination.
When you’re in Sable Island, one of the newest Canadian National Park, be prepared to get awed with the site of wild horses, seals, and magnificent birds.
6. Kakslauttanen Igloo West Village, Finland
The unique resort in Finland’s Cusco, Kakslauttanen is one of the best places to see Northern Lights – an enchanting phenomenon in which the night sky embraces tinges of green. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a honeymoon destination in itself. But the key attraction are the glass igloos – better than any presidential suite you can ever book. Come here to enjoy the northern lights as you snuggle in your bed and sip of red wine.
Besides, the resort arranges activities like skiing, fishing, and Reindeer Safaris that ensure that honeymoon couples have a lovely time here. It is an expensive affair though. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is among top luxury honeymoon destinations of the world.
Best Time To Visit: September to March is the time when you can get to see the Northern Lights.
7. Ice Hotel, Sweden
The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi is world’s first and largest ice hotel, where just about everything is made of ice and snow. From everything, we mean even the glasses, chandeliers and sculptures. The hotel features a bar, restaurant, reception area, over 100 rooms and more. This, surely, is not one of your usual honeymoon spots.
This hotel allows you the view of Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, depending on the weather conditions and when you’re planning your stay. Fishing, horseback riding, dog sledding, and ice sculpting are some of the activities you can indulge in, when you’re here.
Tariff per night: INR 18,000 per night onwards
8. Jules’ Undersea Lodge, USA
Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo is situated 30 feet deep on the ocean floor. One has to scuba dive in order to reach the room. A stay in the Undersea Lodge is going to be a riot of colors. Explore the nocturnal marine life by going for night paddleboard tours. You can also swim with the dolphins in Dolphin Cove. The hotel also offers paragliding and parasailing as well. This is definitely the best unusual honeymoon destinations that you’ve got to see to believe it!
9. Giraffe Manor, Kenya
Nairobi is famous for Giraffe Manor, a giraffe sanctuary cum hotel. Home to endangered Rothschild giraffes, it is one of the romantic yet unusual honeymoon spots for the wildlife lovers.
Feeding adorable giraffes in the hotel is both scary and exciting. But if you love wildlife, this is certainly your kinda place. However, this is not the only attraction here. You can go on a photography walk to get an insight to the Samburu culture, or head for a safari in the Virunga National Park nearby!
10. Gould Bay Camp, Antarctica
The Emperor Penguin Camp is located in one of the least inhabited continent, Antarctica. As the name says, guests also get to interact with Emperor Penguins that look like cute waddling balls of fur. As the destination suggests, even reaching the camp is not going to be easy. Land on the snow covered runway and reach the camp. You will need the first day to acclimatize yourself to the harsh weather.
During the camp, you can explore the surroundings on your own pace, take guided walks, observe the penguins interact with each other, and spot & click the incredible wildlife of the Antarctic region; including leopard seals, snow petrels, Antarctic petrels, and South Polar skua.
11. Null Stern Hotel, Switzerland
Nestled amid Swiss Alps, The Null Stern Hotel in Appenzellerland has no walls or roof. If you’re the kind of couple that appreciates minimalism, this might bring you to the end of all unique honeymoon ideas. Open from only June to August – the summer season, this zero star hotel offers services of a butler who ensures timely meals, including breakfast in bed. The restroom is also 10 minutes away. Tariff for Null Stern hotel is $250 a night.
Though a bit too cold for comfort, the open air hotel in the Alps is the perfect honeymoon for those who find it crazy yet doable.
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12. Rivne Oblast, Ukraine
Rivne Oblast is well known for the Tunnel of Love, a 6.4 km arched pathway covered with lush greenery. As per the belief, if a couple crosses the tunnel holding hands, their wishes come true. The Ukranian province of Rivne Oblast is home to world-famous Tunnel of Love. Sounds a little mushy, but walking through the tunnel, hand in hand with your partner, is a beautiful experience.
You can also take a day trip to the ancient Tarakaniv Fort, visit the Rivne Zoo, and tour the dreamy churches and cathedrals, which are some of the interesting things to do in Rivne.
Best Time To Visit: Anytime
13. Makepeace Island, Australia
The heart-shaped island resort can be booked entirely for you two. Yes, it is a private island booked just for your honeymoon. This is a luxury of another kind! You don’t need to hunt for any quirky honeymoon destination once you put your eyes on Makepeace land.
Here, you can choose from a range of exciting couple activities – such as wine tasting and kayaking. Also, there is sundowner river cruise, which takes you to a secluded place where you both can enjoy champagne and dinner.
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14. Bermuda, British Overseas Territory
Bermuda is one of the points that form the Bermuda Triangle, known for the mysterious disappearances of aircrafts and ships.
Before compiling this list, I really thought mysterious places such as Bermuda were strictly out of the radar of honeymoon destinations. But then, why not? If you are a couple undeterred by mysteries and controversies around Bermuda, this is the best pick among many unusual honeymoon destinations in the world.
On the bright side, it is a beautiful island with activities like glass-bottom catamaran rides available for couples.The moongate is huge attraction along with huge garden lined with colorful flowers.
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15. Meghalaya, India
The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya flaunt the perfect amalgamation of nature and human wits. Theses bridges combine to form a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built using the roots of Rubber Tree.
The Indian state of Meghalaya makes for an unusual honeymoon pick. Design a well planned honeymoon itinerary that includes serene moments near the Double Decker Living Root Bridge, tour of the cleanest village of Asia, Mawlynnong. Also, to make the experience more romantic, stay in the Barapani Boathouse on the glinting Umiam Lake.
16. Walt Disney World, USA
Disney World, one of world’s best theme parks, also specializes in making honeymoon unforgettable. Be a child again as you enjoy a fairytale honeymoon at Disney world. Their special honeymoon packages include a luxurious stay, gourmet dining options, a range of recreational activities, and of course a lot of Disney entertainment.
Multi-day theme park tickets let you enjoy rides, events, and other attractions inside the park. You can also indulge in fun activities at the four theme parks and two waterparks in the premises. Check out their brochures to choose from a list of themed honeymoons.
17. Hammerfest, Norway
Hammerfest is counted as one among the best places to witness the Midnight Sun. For about 76 days, the sun in this region doesn’t set below the horizon, not even at night. Offering unique experience of the never-setting sun, Hammerfest is definitely not ordinary couples.
Besides the Midnight Sun experience, key attractions of Hammerfest honeymoon are stunning landscapes, adorable polar bears in the Polar Bear Society, hiking to Mount Tyven, walking at Soroya-Tarhalsen mountainside, and birdwatching.
Best Time To Visit: May to April
18. Grindavík, Iceland
Iceland – the land of ice, fire and water – is home to many geothermal spas, especially the Blue Lagoon. Iceland is one of those perfect picturesque honeymoon spots you two have been dreaming of. Make the most of your romantic escape by taking the hot spring tour, admiring the magnificent Gullfoss, and going for whale watching with your love.
Best Time To Visit: Anytime
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19. Hobbiton, New Zealand
Hobbiton is the actual movie set used in the movie The Hobbit, a part of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. A dream destination for LOTR fans, Hobbiton movie set is the place to experience the real Middle earth. It is dreamy and incredibly beautiful too. While you take a private tour across the Hobbiton, choose farmstays to get the true vibe of the village set. The Evening Banquet Tour takes you through the Shire at dusk and is coupled with delicious dinner, you cannot miss!
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20. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
If both of you are Potterfans, this is where you should be headed. Alnwick Castle is a treasure for the Potterheads! The castle has been features as the Hogwarts Castle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Alnwick Castle gives you an opportunity to explore the real shooting location of Harry Potter movies. You also get to take a sneak peek into the erstwhile era through the art exhibited in the museums.
All this however is expected from this unique honeymoon destination. What comes as an added bonus is the mesmerizing environs that will take your breath away. A honeymoon in Alnwick Castle is a dream escape for fans.
21. Norfolk Island, Pacific
A perfect romantic getaway requires charming beaches, natural swimming pools and a boat cruise to take you from one to another with your loved one. Having all this and more, Norfolk Island is a small Australian island located in the Pacific region. You can choose to explore Emily Bay and take a stroll down the sandy beach with your partner or simply visit the Norfolk Island National Park for a tour down the splendid views of palm trees of Mount Pitt, choice is all yours!
22. Le Sirenuse, Positano
A quaint cliffside village in southern Italy coast, Positano makes for a perfect stay for two. A gorgeous beachfront dotted with pebbles and cafes lined up on the streets to taste the exquisite Italian flavours, what more can you possibly want for your honeymoon! But, what adds to the wholesome experience here is the Le Sirenuse hotel which has a Michelin starred restaurant overlooking the charming view of the sea. With spacious elegantly designed rooms, a wellness centre and hammam on board, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this one on your next honeymoon staycation!
23. Budapest, Hungary
A stunning view of River Danube combined with a majestic Bud castle, there’s nothing like this in the world for your honeymoon vacay! Studded with architectural marvels, Budapest is quite affordable in reality as compared to other European cities and while you’re here, don’t miss out on a soothing thermal spa experience with both indoor and outdoor pools at Széchenyi Thermal Bath. You can also visit various churches, bridges and end a perfect evening with an opera show!
24. Nihiwatu, Indonesia
Surrounded by greenery as far as your eyes can see, a treehouse experience with your partner is surely one of a kind, especially when it comes to honeymoon. Taking care of your health with a yoga retreat like this can lead to a unique bonding experience with your loved one and this place offers just the same on the fascinating Sumba island. You can also opt for a horse riding experience close to the beaches and get those perfect moments captured in the lens on your trip!
25. Taj Exotica, Maldives
If you wish to experience luxury at its best, it’s time to visit taj Exotica in the Maldives for a rejuvenating honeymoon trip with your partner. An unparalleled 5-star service with a vast infinity pool and luxurious villas are the speciality of this place. You can choose from a variety of water sport activities like stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling and fishing. Don’t miss out on the relaxing spa facility at this venue as it will surely let you unwind better!
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These unique honeymoon destinations will kick start your married life and sprinkle a bunch of excitement! So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to surprise your partner. Plan a international trip for an amazing honeymoon experience with your loved one like never before! Make sure you pack a few extra clothes in case these places change your mind and you decide to extend your honeymoon!
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