The prospect of planning your honeymoon is an exciting one – not only does it mean you get to start your life together with your new husband or wife, it also means you get to travel somewhere fantastic with that person. So why not try something different? We’ve created a list of uncoventional, exotic honeymoon destinations for you to choose from. Soak up the sun, explore a new country and start married life off on an exciting foot.
If you’re an adventurous couple keen to snorkel and windsurf, but would also appreciate a long, romantic stroll on the beach, then the city of Sainte Anne is the perfect destination for you. It’s steeped in history and has, over time, proven itself as an idyllic gem of a vacation spot.
A Guadeloupean must-see: Jacques Cousteau’s Underwater Reserve. It boasts some of the country’s finest marine life and brightest coral reefs.
Guilin, China, has a lot to offer honeymooners, as it provides the perfect balance between Eastern and Western cultures. This amalgamation makes for an experience that won’t soon be forgotten, as it affords young couples the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds.
A Chinese must-see: The Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave with multi-coloured lights. Every year, it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists.
With a beautiful coastline, Turkey makes for a wonderfully romantic honeymoon destination. Filled with fun, adventure and natural beauty, newly-weds will delight in the ample activities on offer, including catamaran sailing.
A Turkish must-see: Ephesus, an ancient city in the Aegean region. The excavated sites in the area include buildings from the Classical Greek and Roman empires. It is also believed tat the Virgin Mary lived in Ephesus, and her house still stands there today.
The city of Cancun has two parts – one steeped in tradition, and the other, a cosmopolitan menagerie. It’s also incredibly beautiful. The combination of these factors makes for the perfect base from which to enjoy your honeymoon on your own terms, as there are plenty of things like scuba diving to do when you’re feeling active, as well as a number of fantastic areas to explore if you’re in the mood for little more than a stroll through the city.
A Mexican must-see: Chichen Itza, an archaeological city built by the Maya people.
The Maldives is the perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon, as it offers a number of activities for couples to do together. From sailing on a glass- bottomed kayak to hot stone massages, there are plenty of options for newlyweds to make the most of.
A Maldivian must-see: The technicoloured coral reefs below the crystal blue waters of the islands are something to behold. These, along with exotic marine life, can all be seen by snorkelling or scuba diving.
No matter where you decide to go on your honeymoon, we’re sure you’ll have the time of your lives. Enjoy every minute of it, and from us to you: congratulations!
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