More and more couples, these days, are looking beyond just relaxation and sightseeing on their honeymoon getaways and opting for places that nurture their adventurous and outdoorsy sides as well. After all, the memories of the two of you horror-stricken while bungee-jumping or sharing a moment of achievement and sheer amazement upon reaching that mountaintop after a long hike makes for a great story to tell your friends, right?
Just so you have a galaxy full of memories and adventures to cherish for a lifetime, we have curated a list best adventure-packed honeymoon destinations and all the fun activities to keep you on your feet while you are there. Take a look, you thrill-seekers!
A Paradise full of adventure and unparalleled scenic beauty, ideal for the honeymooners.
What to do: Go for the true heart-in-mouth adventure- skydiving or take that plunge together on a 134m bungee (highest in NZ) from the Nevis Bungee Platform. From the fast-paced jet boating and rafting to Canyoning and Heli-skiing, Queenstown is sure to leave you wanting for more.
When to go: You can visit all year-round, depending on what you wish to experience.
When to go: June - Sept (winters) best time for snow sports | Sept - Nov (spring) Ski fields operate until early October, and mountain bike trails, golf courses and walking tracks are all open in spring.
Largely known for its mystical landscapes, Iceland is a land of fire, ice and elves (yes!)
What to do: Walk behind a waterfall called Seljalandsfoss (how romantic!). Go for a thrilling super-jeep ride in the land of gods, the forested valley of Thorsmörk. You can even go scuba diving in between continental plates (Holy shit!) in Silfra. Explore the realm of the elves in the Borgarfjörður Eystri region where the Icelanders believe the elves reside. Lastly, do stay awake to catch the famous and surreal phenomenon- Aurora Borealis. Book your tickets already!
When to go: Midnight sun and warmer temperatures make summer (June - August) the best season to visit Iceland.
February, March, September and October are typically the best time to visit Iceland for the Northern Lights.
Also known as the “Garden Isle”, this island is the most naturally beautiful places in the world.
What to do: Go hiking along the Na Pali Coast, a 17-mile expanse of rocky, steep, but oh-so-stunning series of cliffs. Go zip lining side-by-side on the longest lines that are above 1000m, surrounded by green valleys and lush treetop canopies. Picnic and camp in an incredible state park and enjoy Hawaii's longest beach, Polihale beach, while you're there.
When to go: between September and November or from April to June
If you are looking for a secluded serene spot with a ton of activities to do, this place provides the best of both worlds.
What to do: Enjoy hiking, rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking and camping in the Rocky Mountains during the summertime. During winters, Of course, you can ski, snowmobile and snowshoe but except for that try sledging, ice-climbing, ski biking, or skijoring. Makes for a great winter destination, doesn’t it?
When to go: To enjoy summer activities go between June-September. For winter sports go between November-May.
This exotic city proves to be one of the most luxurious and exhilarating destinations in the world.
What to do: Showing off a drastic combination of both deserts and beaches, it offers a perfect setting for a relaxing and indulging in high-adrenaline activities. Zoom across the Arabian Gulf in a speedboat or speed along the circuit in a race car, skydive over Palm Jumeirah, paddleboard along the coast or swim with dolphins and sharks. Go dune bashing in the desert for or a desert safari or soar above the sand in a hot air balloon.
When to go: From November to March
The Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination for good reason. It is home to the unique varieties of plant and wildlife species found nowhere else in the world!
What to do: Explore the island in a yacht from your hotel or go snorkelling in the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean and say hello to green sea turtles, sea lions and world’s smallest penguins.
When to go: From December to May