Marriage is a new beginning to life and hope to hold hands to the rest of your life. Everything should be very personal in it. Then why is it that you want to follow the usual ‘honeymoon’ titled destinations. Pick an unusual place that has a touch of romance and adventure to it. Make a honeymoon that matches your unique style. Check out these unique honeymoon destinations from all corners of the globe, including a South African safari and a jungle escape in Belize.
Belize – Blancaneaux Lodge
Located in the Maya Mountains of San Ignacio, Blancaneaux Lodge is a luxury jungle getaway with ample of space for your own style. Much thanks owed to the personal bits thrown out by its owner Francis Ford Coppola. Despite the fact that the location is much isolated from civilization, you will not find that roughing it in the meals prepared. All their delicious dishes are prepared right from the harvest of the expansive organic garden.
The Waterfall Spa that’s equal parts fancy and eco-friendly. Celebrate your married life on a hike to the hidden rock pools located in the trails of Big Rock Falls. You can simply relax the day away by the freshwaters of the infinity pool. Their honeymoon cabanas are well-appointed with perfectly cooked meals. Horseback-ridings and adventurous excursions into the Mayan ruins, including a 4WD off-road trip to the Mayan stronghold Caracol and a canoe trip through remote Mayan caves are also available.
Kruger National Park, South Africa – Royal Malewane
Royal Malewane is a great place for exploring the wilderness of South Africa. Make it a memorable honeymoon safari among the wilds of South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. Royal Malewane holds 6 suites with the promise of irresistible luxe living experience among the wildlife. The resort hosts both indoor and outdoor safaris, private plunge pools and a wooden deck with a thatched gazebo that’s simply perfect to laze enjoying wildlife over your morning coffee.
During the day, you can set off in a jungle safari with much experienced guides and trackers and get yourself up close to wild Africa. Experience the natural territory of buffalos, elephants, rhinos, leopards and lions at first hand like never before. As the sun sets, the eve brings another dramatic experience with dinner al fresco near an animal watering hole. Taste your dinner with the best culinary treats and wine pairings that may be personalised to your sense of taste. Not enough? Fill your honeymoon with exciting and fun-filled hot-air-balloon ride, spending a day at a nearby wildlife rehabilitation center or playing a round of golf.
Tofino, British Columbia – Wickaninnish Inn
Bored about typical beach honeymoon? Then this could twist your opinion and give you and your spouse some joyous memories. Take a tour to the outdoor adventures at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. With dozens of outdoor adventure activities including salmon-fishing, whale-watching, surfing, sea-kayaking, etc. we doubt that you will never even think of lying of a chair and relaxing at the beach breeze.
You can also soak all day long in the nearby Hot Spring Coves depending on the season of the year you visit. Indulge as couples in a newlywed coddling at the Ancient Cedars Spa with a serene view of the ocean right in front of you. Or, you can also enjoy a tantalising cup of hot cocoa by the wood-burning fireplace at the Driftwood Lounge.
Another best part of this is location is that they allow for pets as well. If you can’t bear the separation of your beloved 4-legged friend and you desire to start your marriage life with him right next to you and your spouse, then this is surely one of the perfect place to be. Bring along your pet for the trip and some pampering, too, at the resort’s Pet Shower Station, featuring comfy bedding and treats galore.
Montenegro – Aman Sveti Stefan
Looking for a refined and elegant honeymoon? Then the celestial Adriatic Sea in Montenegro is one of the best choices. The Mediterranean escape has been getting much acclaimed by the moany traveller, especially the Westerners. Sveti Stefan is a warm and cosy coastal getaway giving out a royal pampering service.
The high-born stone estate on the small isle was once a widespread holiday spot for many celebrities in the 1970s, playing host to starlets like Sophia Loren. It was later taken over by Aman resorts and given a reopen in 2008. The rooms of course, rolled out very slowly, giving out only 8 deluxe suits at Villa Miločer in the beginning.
This drew the attention back to this Balkan paradise. There are plenty of privacy given for the honeymooners in the suites and guest cottages. You can always enjoy the tranquilizing natural beauty of the untouched beaches surrounded by soaring mountains and lavish forest. As Aman completes its undertaking, the resort lives up to its glamorous past with fine restaurants and a spa where you can forget every last pre-wedding stressor with an indulgent massage.
Vietnam – Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay
Kick start your new life by submerging yourself into a whole new culture in Vietnam. Vietnam’s Nha Trang is an excellent choice for such experience with the perfect mix of mountains and sea. Each room is carefully crafted as a romantic sanctuary with wide-open windows overseeing the ocean and cool rock creations as well as top services including your very own personal mini wine cellar and oversized hand-crafted wooden soaking tubs.
Most of these luxury suites have private sundecks and plunge pools. The Water Villa with Rockery has a ladder that leads directly into the blue ocean, making it ideal for snorkelling. Spa treatments are also available. Th open-air spa with massage or Tai Chi class will make indulge in a wonderful experience. From spa, you can also slip away for a sunset cruise around Nha Phu Bay through a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat complete with champagne and canapés, an ideal way to spend the evening with your loved one.
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