6 of the Most Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Posted on March 16, 2010 by

Hidden coves, a far-flung location, undiscovered deserted isles and unparalleled beauty – these are what most people look for in a honeymoon destination. The world is huge and there are tons of these secret corners around, if you know where to look. Forget Cancun, Maui and Venice, I’ve come up with these 6 uncommon honeymoon destinations that are loaded with cozy resorts, private bays and incredible natural beauty. At least we know where we’ll be honeymooning.

1. Seychelles

In this exotic Indian Ocean archipelago, expect turquoise waters similar to that of the Caribbean Islands, without the flashy resorts and tourists. With over 100 islands, couples can go island-hopping one day, forest-trekking through its lush foliage the next or scuba diving in its deep waters. This is definitely our top choice for a perfect blend of relaxation and wildlife-watching.

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2. Suriname

A country not many has heard of, Suriname is a slice of South America that is yet to be discovered by travelers. Perhaps  that’s what made this country an attractive honeymooning destination. As the only Dutch-speaking country besides Holland, Suriname is blessed with a bizarre mix of cultural traditions and colonial architecture. Thanks to a tropical climate, dense inland forests, this is the best spot for adventure travelers seeking something different.

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3. La Réunion

This French island located in the Indian Ocean is sprinkled with tropical rainforest, active volcanoes and endless greenery. The island might be popular among French tourists, but it is still undiscovered by tourists from the rest of the world. Again for outdoor lovers who are into hiking, trekking and adventure travel, this might just be your paradise.

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4. Tunisia

In contrast with its limelight-grabbing neighbor, Morocco, Tunisia is not as well-known but has equally impressive Arabic souks, Muslim mosques and natural landscapes on offer. Get off the tourist trail and search for a calmer world here instead – honeymooners might like to get lost in the blue-and-white beach town of Sidi Bou Said (the Santorini of Tunisia) or relax on the Tunis Bay in the capital.

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5. The Philippines

A nation made up of over 7,000 islands stretching from northern Borneo to the south of China, the Philippines is often overlooked by travelers. Instead of Thailand, head out to the remotest Filipino islands and get the most out of the private setting, gorgeous backdrop and rich culture. Islands such as Palawan, Puerto Galera and Boracay are teeming with gorgeous sandy beaches and emerald green mountains. Expect to find Bora Bora-style water bungalows here, at half the price.

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6. Palau, Micronesia

Another far-flung nation in the Pacific Ocean, Palau is as exotic as it can get. Rare orchids, plants and vines embellish the island’s lush jungle interiors. Palau is considered one of the world’s best dive locations with pristine coral reefs and proliferate marine life. It is also home to the Rock Islands, a unique phenomena of 485 jutting limestone islets. Its jellyfish lake offers an extraordinary experience like no other.

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Jellyfish Lake in Palau Flickr Photo by PacificKlaus

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About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offgrid destinations and adventure travel, she scours through the world in search for a slice of undiscovered paradise. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sealions in the Galapagos and built a school in Tanzania.

22 Responses to “6 of the Most Unusual Honeymoon Destinations”

  1. Sharon Hurley Hall March 17, 2010 1:39 pm #

    That water in the Philippines is immensely attractive. I would love to go there, even if not on honeymoon. Where I actually went on honeymoon was a small island in the Grenadines called Carriacou, which has the aptly named Paradise Beach with water that's just as clear.

    • admin March 17, 2010 11:02 pm #

      Thanks Sharon for sharing. Carriacou must be beautiful, I’m dying to go to these secluded islands. Boracay in the Philippines is incredibly attractive, but in terms of privacy, I’m sure it’s no match for Carriacou.

  2. martachrisRTW March 22, 2010 1:13 pm #

    I would love to take one of those relaxing honeymoon holiday maybe in Seychelles or in the Philippine but first I had to get married, maybe in Vegas?? Oh well I could always go backpacking among these tropical islands.

    • admin March 24, 2010 4:58 pm #

      Tell me about it! We got engaged last year and actually planned to have the wedding this summer. But ‘cos of our 4-month trip through Latin America, and our current move to Seville, we’re literally broke and wedding’s postponed. So is the honeymoon :( I’m set on going to Seychelles or Madagascar!

  3. Mark March 24, 2010 2:00 pm #

    Thailand offers a superb tropical climate, beautiful mountain and coastal scenery and incredible value for money make Thailand the perfect honeymoon destination. With Thailand Honeymoons, you can choose any of the experiences Thailand has to offer.

  4. Charlotte June 9, 2010 2:37 am #

    Oh! I would like to go to each and everyone of these destinations. Perhaps I might just have to leave my wonderful home for some extensive travel. To make a decision between these serene, and exciting destinations is just too difficult, however, if I must I would select Tunisia. This photograph conjures the absolute romantic and passion for the home of contrasts. Wow. Your photographs are brilliant.

  5. Samui Guy April 11, 2011 5:09 pm #

    Great that you mentioned Réunion because it is truly a magnificent ‘mini Hawaii’ and a wonderful place to be if you love nature. Réunion is definitely off the beaten track and although much smaller than Madagascar, it has plenty to offer in terms of culture, diversity as well as whimsical romance (we’re talking about honeymoons here right?). Food is pretty awesome as well, some of the best curries I’ve tasted in the region!

  6. strobin111 July 3, 2011 4:07 am #

    Latin America, and our current move to Seville, we\'re literally broke and wedding is postponed. So is the honeymoon :( I\'m set on going to Seychelles or Madagascar!

  7. minadobrev401 December 6, 2012 5:08 am #

    It's just great to go out on a holiday with the white sandy beach. Last vacation I went on one of the best holidays in zanzibar. It was the dream. It was an amazing site.

  8. katy bags January 1, 2013 8:45 pm #

    Again for outdoor lovers who are into hiking, trekking and adventure travel, this might just be your paradise.

  9. honeymoon places in india March 23, 2013 2:50 am #

    Places for honeymoon in India, this is what a just married couples are looking after marriage. Every newly married couples desires to have their honeymoon in best honeymoon destinations. There are many Honeymoon destinations of India which can make your honeymoon an ever remarkable experience of life. Shimla, Kullu Manali, Kashmir are best in Northern India, while evergreen Goa, Mahabaleshwar, destinations in Kerala are best honeymoon destinations in southern India. In East, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat has many places best for honeymoon vacation.

  10. Glenda T. McKenney April 10, 2013 9:21 pm #

    I love the Philippines! They have Boracay, Puerto Galera and Palawan as beaches. It is a country blessed with so many beaches to seek and savor. Their travel packages are also budget friendly for the family.

  11. Meghna July 5, 2013 4:00 am #

    Its really awesome and found excellent color combination inside. You’ve done a great job…. Keep it up.

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