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Are you known as the 'Adventurous Couple' amongst your friends?
Intrepid... Brave... Always up for the next big thing... And hungry for new experiences?
Adventurer Couples like an exhilarating ride! So, here's a few ideas to help you find your perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway destination if you're a couple who like to get your hearts racing...
Australia The beachside safari camp of Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Safari Camp, in Western Australia, is a Dark Sky area meaning you could enjoy your first blissful days as a wedded couple with extraordinary views of the Milky Way. That’s all after a spot of snorkelling by the pristine beach of Turquoise Bay, completed by gorgeous soft white sand and the clearest of water. You’ll find plenty of sunshine all year round at this vast and romantic land, which has no fewer than 10,000 beaches – a world record.
Belize Zip line through the teeming Central American jungle. Explore the Mayan underworld in an archaeological tour. Then after an action-packed day, retire to one of the countless shorelines that look out to the Caribbean Sea and an amazing Barrier Reef. Belize is a truly special honeymoon destination for the daring. The luxurious Chabil Mar will make a great base for your exploration. Or if you're travelling with a group of family and friends we highly recommend Belize Diamond Lodge in San Pedro - the watersports capital of Belize - and which can host up to 24 guests on bed and breakfast.
Cambodia The stunning Memoire Palace Resort & Spa offers newlyweds a quiet and romantic enclave where you’ll make the most of a range of resort features during a stay. The site’s owners charmingly describe their hotel as a ‘surprisingly different’ experience, just ten minutes away from the renowned Angkor Archaeological Park, where you can stroll hand in hand among the finest traditional art in lush green gardens. But for a truly unforgettable trip we highly recommend booking a 14 -day romantic honeymoon eco-adventure by destination specialists Cambodian Travel Partners. This 14-day whirlwind romance with Cambodia will sweep you off your feet.
Dominican Republic Thanks to its tropical climate, this northern Caribbean island enjoys an average sea temperature of around 27 degrees - in December! Honeymooners with activity on their minds may wish to look for a ‘safari adventure’ tour that stops at local coffee or cacao farms. Meanwhile you can take in wildlife like iguanas, turtles and donkeys before finishing a busy days with a sport of boogie boarding on a local beach.
Egypt From desert tours taking in the world-famous pyramids, to scuba diving in the Red Sea – you won’t be short of fun experiences at this ever-popular Middle Eastern country. Be sure to check out the buzzing resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, with its palm tree-lined promenade packed with bars and restaurants.
French Polynesia With mountainous jungle right by the gaping South Pacific Ocean, it’s easy to see why this archipelago has been a honeymoon favourite for a long time now. Adventurous travellers and surfing go together perfectly, and there are few better places to catch some serious waves than at Teahupoʻo.
Ghana A trip to the capital of Accra, in this West African Republic, would make for a unique city break for honeymooners. The lovely beaches around the city draw ever-increasing numbers, not least at the weekly beach party. Dance the night away with your lover, amid teeming street art, live Reggae music and a terrific string of bars.
Haiti Offering hikes and cultural tours to places such as Parc National la Visite and Port-Au-Prince, this Caribbean island nation is growing in popularity with travellers of all types. It’s also ideally located for an onward trip to Cuba, Jamaica or the Dominican Republic among others.
India Long regarded as a country full of romantic wonder, adventurous couples will love a trip around Northern India that takes in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra with a plethora of sightseeing opportunities to enjoy along the way. C'more Travels are a tour company that can take some of the hassle out of a visit to India – and will organise a tour that’s tailored to your every want and need. Rajasthan – A Honeymoon Getaway is one example of a package that’s designed for those on their first trip as a married couple.
Jamaica Boasting top notch music, food and sports cultures are just a few reasons why honeymooners love the buzz and adventure offered by Jamaica. Doctor's Cave Beach Club in Montego Bay should be among your bucket list.
Kenya Staying at the beachfront retreat of Diamonds Dream of Africa promises an ideal base for some big game spotting. The lands surrounding the resort are also home to some 500 species of birds. Newlyweds can spend a night under the stars at Tsavo East National Park, is one of the oldest and largest parks in the country placing you in the heart of the old Taru Desert. There’s a stunning package that’s ready made for those on honeymoon at this all-inclusive resort and Spa.
Laos It might be known as more of a backpackers’ favourite, but there’s no reason that honeymoon visitors of a more adventurous bent shouldn’t take part in an ‘unexplored’ tour from Vientiane to Luang Prabang; or perhaps a jungle trek.
Myanmar Another location for the more intrepid honeymooner, a trip to the former country of Burma should be paired with a stay at the eco-friendly and boutique resort of Villa Inle. Situated in the heart of the Inle Lake and the Shan State mountains, you can hole up in one of 27 luxury wooden villas completed by a private balcony in your room. The main heart-racing treat here is an unforgettable hot air balloon over the lake, something which can be arranged as a bespoke trip through the resort.
Northern Lights Hrifunes Guesthouse is set on a cosy farm surrounded by some of Iceland’s finest black sands, lava fields and glaciers. The hotel has a communal spirit that some couples might really appreciate: you’ll dine with other travellers and you can offload some of your best wedding stories. The guesthouse’s delicious home-cooked food and steaming coffee will set you up for a spot of Northern Lights chasing. Make sure you check out their Getaway for the adventurous couple deal – which is available between October and April inclusive – and offers a Superior suite with three nights of luxury for the price of two.
Orkney The historic collection of islands off Scotland’s north-eastern coast includes Neolithic sites, jagged sandstone cliffs and seal colonies among its extraordinary list of things to see and do.
Peru There’s plenty more to wow honeymooners in Peru aside from the incredible Machu Picchu - cycling around the Sacred Valley of the Incas, plane tours over Nazca Lines and the nightlife of Lima being just a few. You could easily combine your honeymoon with the ceremony itself – after all, the Peruvian Andes offer a magical setting for the exchange of vows: picture a mystic ceremony of ancient traditions and spiritual connection with nature. For an unforgettable romantic trip to Peru book this Luxury Romantic Andean Getaway in Peru which has been expertly curated by South American Exclusive Tours Peru.
Quirimbas If you’re seeking a romantic hideaway that can be coupled with some island hopping, the Quirimbas Archipelago, off the northern coast of Mozambique, could meet all of your needs. Head south and a trip to the picturesque Parque Nacional das Quirimbas can be followed by a stay at Diamonds Mequfi, a jewel in the country’s mainland. You’ll have no trouble finding luxury at this classy resort, which is set next to a spotless beach and is less than an hour’s drive over a dusty road from the nearest airport.
Rio Hit the world-famous beaches or Rio Carnival to really welcome in married life in style. From taking a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain, to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and lots else – you won’t be short of Instagram-friendly activity in one of the world’s premier seaside cities.
South Africa With its rolling landscapes, big game wildlife and buzzing cities, South Africa is a destination like few others. You can choose to drive from Cape Town to the secluded nature reserve of Bushmans Kloof. However for a special honeymoon treat, why not book a chartered flight which, including transfers, takes you from city to bush in just an hour and a half? The honeymoon package here includes a dinner for two in the secluded Walled Garden and a bottle of Guy Cadel French Champagne in your room on arrival. Or if you're a couple who like their adventures with a sea view, African Oceans Manor in Mossels Bay might be the place for you! Expansive oceans views provide a stunning backdrop to an array of adrenaline-pumping activities and of course it's a great spot for surfers.
Tuscany, Italy A honeymoon stay at Palazzo Seneca Relais & Chateau is sure to provide countless memories. The resort has an on-site Michelin starred restaurant offering an extraordinary range of locally produced cuisine, with prosciutto, truffles and fresh vegetables in abundance. For adventure, try a local hiking tour, or join professional truffle hunters (and their pack of hounds) for some foraging sessions deep in the woods of the Sibillini National Park! Or how about a private safari experience in Tanzania? Book with I Dream of Africa for a unique and unforgettable romantic adventure
Uruguay From spellbinding tours of the Iguazu Falls to the South American country’s capital of Montevideo, there’s lots to keep you on your feet in Uruguay (while you’re being swept off yours on honeymoon). For some added adventure, try a boat trip right up to the gushing waterfalls, or a helicopter ride to enjoy an aerial view from above. That’s all before seeing the incredible local bird parks full of exotic treasures.
Valparaíso The port city on the Chilean coast is famed its multi-coloured clifftop homes and a party vibe helped, in no small part, by the extraordinary firework display at New Year’s Eve. A honeymoon trip here could be an extra special if combined with a spot of surfing along the coast of Viña del Mar – where you can reward yourself at sunset with lashings of fresh seafood and a cold Pisco Sour. A few days in Santiago, the country’s capital, would be a lovely way to finish your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Winter Sun The Persian Gulf isn’t every couple’s first choice of honeymoon destination but, thanks to the dry desert setting of Qatar, you’ll find decent temperatures if you’re happy to escape the UK winter for your honeymoon. The sun tends to shine all year round here. In recent years, the country’s tried to boost its credentials as a location for culture and adventure. Take a luxury catamaran ferry across crystal waters, marvel at the Doha skyline or fall asleep under the stars on a romantic overnight stay in the middle of the desert before watching the sunrise in married bliss.
MeXico Plenty of tourists are flocking to Mexico today in search of an inspiring trip and they don’t have to look too far from the heart of Mexico City to find one. Make sure you catch a Lucha Libre wrestling show before heading off, for example, to the cobbled streets of Valle de Bravo for a slower paced treat.
Yosemite National Park This hugely popular Californian wonder delivers a choice of attractions for the adventure seeker - Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows to name just two. For an extra special experience, try to book a trip around the time of the glowing waterfall known as the Yosemite Firefall.
Zambia Taking a safari trip on your most special of holidays is something you won’t forget for the rest of your lives together. Climate wise this African country allows you to bask in hot afternoon temperatures throughout the year. Imagine looking out over the private deck of your very own River Cottage, at Tongabezi Lodge, while soothing (or making love) in an open-air bath, sipping on a glass of fizz…