Not everybody wants their honeymoon to be an unusual honeymoon destination. With the stress of the wedding all over and done with, as newlyweds you want to go somewhere far away, to an exotic honeymoon destination. There are those though who are seeking something different, something or somewhere not so well known – they have an interest in unusual honeymoon destinations. For all those brides and grooms to be, who don’t know which destination to choose, here is a list of 8 Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations:
1. Hiddensee Island, Germany
Trapped in time, without any evidence of a modern hand, this picturesque Baltic island will take you back in time. This small island only has allows 2 vehicles – bicycle or horse and cart, and apart from your own two feet, there is no way else to get around. Meander along the beachfront totally undisturbed, or tuck you and your loved one into a Strandkorb (a massive beach basket built for two) snuggle in and watch the waves with a nice bottle of bubbly.
2. Pamalican Island, Philippines
Right in the heart of a sensational coral reef, measuring 7 square kilometres, this tiny private island is as romantic as it gets. As the island is just 5.5km long and there is only one 5 star resort on Pamalican, you and your newlywed partner are guaranteed the most exclusive honeymoon destination that will be all for yourselves.
3. Bwindi Forest National Park, Uganda
Ever heard of a gorilla safari? Ever heard of it being one of the most romantic ways to spend a honeymoon? Well it is definitely the most quirky honeymoon destinations ever heard of. Absolutely one for the outdoor enthusiast, and the most dramatic holiday you will ever go on, you can follow guided trails with experienced rangers who will take you on the walk of a lifetime. Pass by the jungle giants as they go about their day to day business, stargaze around the campfire at night, and sleep under the misty forest canopy at night.
4. Cafayate, Argentina
This secluded desert town, nestled in a valley surrounded by ochre shadowed canyons, entwined with vines and old dusty buildings, must be one of the most romantic places to go on honeymoon. Sip on Torrontes, the exclusive Argentinian wine that never makes it over the border, meander through the quiet town streets and watch the sunset over the canyons from your hammock at your estancias. (Luxury ranch lodge)
5. Bettmeralp, Switzerland
Switzerland itself just conjures up images of the most spectacular scenery, historic villages and timeless romance, and when you get there, you will not be disappointed. Board the cable car that will deliver you to a small village that is a car-free zone, look out over the snow-capped mountains and the Aletsch glacier, sip some gluwein in front of a roaring log fire and finish off the perfect day with some Swiss chocolate.
6. Khan Khentii, Mongolia
This unsuspecting gem is a protected wilderness area bigger than the entire area of the Yellowstone National Park. Voluptuous green hills, never ending birch forests and winding rivers in between the grasslands, will transport you into a romantic Mongolian dream. Go yak cart rafting, horseback riding as the sun sets behind the horizon before retiring to a candle lit dinner in your yurt lodge. Definitely one of the most offbeat honeymoon destinations to write home about.
7. Alaskan Cruise
This must definitely take the cake as the most different honeymoon destination ever, and one for the intrepid newly-wed couple. Book a cruise on a small, private ship and gracefully wind in and out of the tranquil fjords and inlets around the Alaskan coastline. Wake up to bobbing icebergs as your first view out the window in the morning, and take your coffee on the deck looking out over the misty clouds perched on the rugged snow-capped mountain tops.
8. Vintage Train Ride, Namibia
Images of gold and burnt ochre will flash right before your eyes, as you take your evening libation in the comfort of an antique leather recliner, aboard the glamorous 1950’s Desert Express. Enjoy a trip back in time with old school class; hospitality and elegance are the name of the game. Be entranced by the seductive sway of the coach as you make your way through the raw Namib Desert.
9. Quebec, Canada
Quebec is the ideal honeymoon destination for adventurers. Depending on the time of year, you and your partner can enjoy lots of activities in the snow or spend time in the serene countrysides, rivers or parks. Some must-see spots include Château Frontenac, the world's most photographed hotel and Quebec's Parliament Hill.
10. Tanzania, Africa
Tanzania might not be the very first place that you think of when you are trying to figure out where to go on a honeymoon, but it is certainly a beautiful place. You'll have rose filled baths, beautiful sunsets and safaris and even more remarkable scenery! If a safari is something that you and your spouse desire, this is the best place for you to head to on your honeymoon.
11. Santiago, Chile
While Napa might be a beautiful place for you to take a honeymoon, if you are a wine-lover, have you ever considered Santiago, Chile? Chile has some of the best wine in the world and they're wine making history dates all the way back to the 1550's! The scenery, all of the wine tasting spots and all of the beautiful resorts make this the premiere offbeat honeymoon destination!
With so many different sights and scenes to take in, a honeymoon in Japan is ideal for a couple who is looking for the busy city of Tokyo or a relaxed trip in one of the many resorts. There truly is something for everyone in Japan, no matter where you go.
Chilly weather isn't typically the ideal spot for honeymooners everywhere, but if you love beauty, if you love the water and if you love history, this Iceland is an ideal location for your honeymoon. The scenery is breathtaking and there is something for everyone, no matter what type of couple you are.
If you and your loved one are just one of those couples that would embrace an unusual destination, then one of these 8 Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations will definitely be for you. Memories are definitely made when you step out of your comfort zone and these offbeat honeymoon destinations will be no exception. Which one of these quirky honeymoon destinations would be for you?