Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Unusual Honeymoon Destinations 1Photo Courtesy: Nicki Varkevisser

When we think of the perfect honeymoon, mostly we have a similar picture in mind – probably somewhere in the Maldives, relaxing on a beach, and schmoozing in front of the setting sun. It’s a highly romantic image and it’s an idyllic way to begin a new relationship and to start discovering life as a married couple, but unfortunately it’s also a little bit… well clichéd. Everyone goes to the Maldives, or on Sandals holidays, and in many ways this samey-ness can end up taking away from the romance. Here then we will look at some ideas that can help you to make your honeymoon a little more unique, and some honeymoon destinations that can help to make your honeymoon memorable.


Cold Honeymoons


Unusual Honeymoon Destinations 2Photo Courtesy: Ibrahim Lujaz

The thing about Sandals Holidays and the Maldives that makes them so clichéd partly is the fact that they’re sunny holidays. Of course no one wants to go on a rainy holiday – rain just isn’t romantic – but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being out in the snow which can actually be highly romantic. If you want to enjoy a honeymoon that’s just as romantic, but that’s less clichéd and less hot and sweaty (which can sometimes be not that romantic if it means you’re left feeling too hot and exhausted to do anything…), then you’ll probably be surprised at just how romantic it can be to snuggle up by the fire on a woolly rug or on the sofa – or better yet to snuggle in a hot tub looking up at the stars while snowflakes fall all around you or the Northern lights dance across the sky. It’s very different, but the harsh outdoors can make a perfect excuse to spend more time in together and the most beautiful scenery will be made all the more so by the snow settling on the tree tops and the frost on ground around you. Suggestions include Zakopane, Lapland or Greenland.


‘Travelling’ Honeymoons


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Photo Courtesy: Fang Guo

I once knew a couple who upon getting married travelled to Australia, Africa and India and were gone for three months backpacking. Of course many of us don’t have the means to accomplish this due to money restrictions and other commitments, but if you can then this is a fantastic way to get to know each other better and to have a joint experience that you will talk about for years to come. At the same time, by travelling this way you can make sure that when you eventually do settle down, you both feel as though you’ve ‘done something’ and don’t start to get itchy feet right away. Of course you might miss out on some of your creature comforts though this way, so it’s certainly not for everyone.




Unusual Honeymoon Destinations 4Photo Courtesy: Jen Knoedl

A ‘staycation’ is the trendy term for a holiday where you don’t actually leave the country. This is very kind on the budget, but it can also be a great way to get to see more of your own country which we often neglect. Travel to a local seaside town, or just do all the things in your local city that you’ve never gotten around to doing, and this way you’ll be able to enjoy spending time together in an environment that will more closely resemble the reality of your future married life.


Sarah McPherson is a Sydney born nature lover, who has a deep interest in exploring new destinations across the world. She writes extensive travelogues for Port Stephens accommodation service http://www.onemilebeach.com.au/. She shares her enthralling experiences in her travelogues.



  1. Great article- lots of creative ideas!

  2. Thanks Jen! Also, thanks for making the picture, clicked by you, available for the article.

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