The ‘honeymoon’ phase of a relationship is called that for a very good reason. This is that carefree time where everything is fresh, exciting, the relationship full of infatuation and butterflies, not a cloud in sight. This is exactly what your actual honeymoon should be like after you have tied the knot.
Although typical honeymoon destinations such as the Maldives, Bora Bora, and Santorini have a certain romantic quality, they also ooze that been-there-done-that vibe, so why not try something even more exotic, perhaps even more unfamiliar and a tad offbeat.
There are so many unconventional yet amazing places to explore, so instead of just opting for a classic ‘club Tropicana’ version, perhaps it is time to consider something more adventurous.
Be hot in the cold
Instead of packing up your beach wear and breezy dresses, pack chunky sweaters, warm winter jackets and head off to Finland! Yes, it’s one of the coldest countries, but that only means one thing – you are bound to spend some quality cuddle time and keep each other warm. Not leaving the bedroom is already one of the honeymoon commandments, so why not turn the heat in a cold country. The additional incentive is, of course, Finland’s out of this world beauty, complete with a transcendental beauty of Aurora Borealis, a phenomenon whose beauty remains unmatched by anything else. If you are planning your wedding somewhere between November and March, be sure to consider Finland, because the winter time is absolutely the most magical time to visit this gorgeous country.
What could be more adventurous than visiting a country whose culture and language are completely and entirely different than yours? Look no further, and put Middle East in particular on your list of potential destinations. Look beyond the conservativeness and think of all the things you can discover, things you have never seen before. This is not just a honeymoon, this is an experience that will open your mind and broaden your horizons. Checking the date of your trip is essential if you’re traveling during Ramadan. You might wanna know how to dress during Ramadan or how to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, and there is more than one answer to that question. Research their customs and other travellers’ experiences and enjoy your trip like a true world wanderer. You can visit amazing cities and relish the great food and the luxurious ambiance that only Arabs seem to do right. While visiting these unique places, you will have a chance to see genuine Arabian jewelry, Islamic art, and traditional dresses. Architecture is astonishing, the breathtaking mosques will take your breath away and look even more spectacular when the tide is high. And, let’s not forget the amazing shopping experience you could have here in one of the numerous glamorous-looking shopping centers.
Intoxicatingly beautiful nature
The one true and ultimate choice for couples who are not only passionate about each other but also about breathtaking nature is Dingle, Ireland. This is the only town on the Dingle Peninsula, so if a secluded and intimate (not to mention stunning) destination is on your mind – this is the place to be. Aside from the cozy, quality alone time, this place offers a range of activities, such as hiking along the Dingle Way Walking Trail, and if you are looking for some honeymoon beach time, Dingle does not disappoint. There is the Inch Beach, which is great for swimming, surfing, and very long walks. On top of all this, the entire place is like an open museum; nowhere else in Ireland is so cram-packed with national monuments and historical sites. This little place has something for every taste, and it certainly deserves to be on this list.
Cosmopolitan flair meets unrivaled culture
Last, but certainly not least, is Tokyo, Japan. This is an ideal destination for couples who are seeking urban adventure. The first thing to do is explore the massive Tsukiji Fish Market followed by a visit to the ancient Sensoji Temple. Of course, a trip to Tokyo would be incomplete without a visit to the stylish home of Kabuki, as well as the Kabuki Monster Café. There are hundreds of things you can do here, and Timeout is here with 88 suggestions, so just make sure to pick wisely as you probably won’t have time to cover everything.