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The perfect honeymoon isn’t always white sandy beaches or luxurious, tropical getaways. While these honeymoons are highly sought after (for good reason, let’s be honest), everyone has their own style, their own preference and their own idyllic destination for their post-wedding getaway. Join me as we travel across the globe and take a sneak peek at 5 unique honeymoon destinations you’ve probably never thought of. Who knows, compared to these distinct locations a traditional honeymoon destination might just seem a little “meh”. Let’s find out…
El Questro Homestead – The Kimberlies, Australia
Located in the vast wilderness of the Australian outback is this truly majestic retreat, perfect for any adventurous couple. The homestead offers cliffside villas and rooms overlooking the stunning Chamberlain Gorge.
Guided tours will take you to some of the most dazzling waterfalls and lush tropical gardens you’ll ever see. Hikes and treks range in intensity, allowing for a light stroll or a tough workout. Helicopter tours will take you to super remote places that aren’t accessible via walking tracks so you can witness the Australian bush in all its natural glory.
Each night you can sit outside under the night sky after a delicious meal made from local produce and stargaze to your heart’s content.
That’s livin’ Barry.
Image credit: https://www.elquestro.com.au/the-homestead
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Saariselkä, Finland
If you’re not afraid of a little snowy weather, this resort holds the key to a magical honeymoon for lovers of all things Arctic!
Icy igloo accommodation options, husky and reindeer safaris, downhill skiing and snowboarding, gold panning, canoeing in the icy wilderness, and of course, viewing the spectacular Northern Lights, are all on the cards when you visit this frozen fantasy world.
Experiences will vary from Winter to Autumn to Summer – luckily, the Kakslauttanen website has all the info you need to plan the perfect honeymoon in the perfect season for you.
Image credit: Instagram @l.nordin via @kakslauttanen_arctic_resort
Boulders Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona
If the incredible backdrop of larger than life boulders doesn’t leave you completely shook, the on-site golf course, huge swimming pools, luxurious rooms and jaw-dropping spa will send this resort right to the top of your honeymoon destination list.
You’ve got a plethora of super cool activities to choose from including an unmissable hot air balloon tour of the Grand Canyon, rock climbing, refreshing spa therapies, tennis courts and pools, stargazing, horseback riding and much more.
Not bad for a remote desert location. Not bad at all.
Image credit: https://www.theboulders.com/about-the-boulders/
Giraffe Manor - Nairobi, Kenya
A historic, boutique manor hotel that’s home to a bunch of giraffes? Sign me the heck up!
Choose between Manor House Rooms or Garden Manor Rooms that have windows large enough for the resident giraffes to poke their cute heads in as they pass by, in the hopes of picking up a treat or two on their way back to their nearby forest sanctuary.
Take the time to go on an African safari during your honeymoon stay in this gorgeous manor or strap in for a helicopter ride over the savannahs.
Image credit: https://www.thesafaricollection.com/properties/
The Lord of The Rings Honeymoon Tour – Hobbiton, New Zealand
Here’s a honeymoon for lovers of the works of J.R.R Tolkein…
After you exchange rings, you can go on the tour of a lifetime following the journey of Frodo and his companions to destroy The One Ring. This tour will take you from Auckland to Hobbiton to Mt Ruapehu and beyond – recognisable from the films as the lush valleys, gleaming rivers and majestic mountains of Middle Earth.
This 10-day tour will allow you to experience both the North and South Islands of New Zealand in all their glory…with the perfect amount of geeky seasoning.
What a list! Do you think you’d consider any of these destinations for your honeymoon? Honestly, I want to visit them all. Maybe I’ll win the Lotto and multiple honeymoons can be had. A girl can dream…
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