It's official- you're married!💏
And now it's time to escape the overbearing stress of the wedding festivities and head to your honeymoon to unwind and relax. Every couple wants their honeymoon to be memorable and unique, which has led to a significant rise in favouritism for adventurous honeymoon destinations. After stressing over which designer's bridal lehenga to wear or which wedding decorator to hire, it's time to gift yourself with some 'off-time'. Honestly, nothing's better than going to an unexplored destination where you can not only spend quality time with your newlywed beau but also get a chance to enjoy that 'slice of life' adventure everyone keeps raving about.
Now, whether you’re the type of couple that enjoys sipping margaritas by the ocean on a beachy location, or you’re on a spree to experience otherworldly food and architecture, there’s no denying that you, like many, crave some adventure during your honeymoon.
So, to ensure that you don’t spend your honeymoon simply vegging out at an exotic resort room, we’ve created a list of best adventurous international honeymoon destinations that are perfect for you both! 🏖️
Surrounded by seas on all edges, pleasant winds and amazing weather, the archipelago of Malta offers you numerous opportunities to get an adrenaline rush. From trying endless water sports like flyboarding, windsurfing, jet-skiing, and cave diving, to climbing the cliffs and paragliding, the beautiful country is a mix of culture and adventure and possibly one of the best adventurous international honeymoon destinations. The best part about Malta is that it combines the rush of adventure sports with the serenity of good food and marvelous architecture. The island is dipped in historical stories just waiting to be heard, and wildlife waiting to be explored.
If you’re looking for a high altitude getaway and are attracted to the places with a spooky history, then book yourself a cabin in these woods. Rocky Mountains house several heavenly sulfur-free hot springs and resorts where you can relax with your bae. When visited at the right time of the year, the wild west hosts a slew of adventurous activities like snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking, heli-skiing, horseback riding. And who knows? You may even spot the legendary Bigfoot!
BTS, Gangnam style and Kimchi, all three of these things remind us of one country, South Korea and its breathtaking capital city - Seoul. This bustling metropolitan is home to not only the country's architectural advancement and culturally rich history but also some hidden adrenaline-pumping sports for couples. You can visit Gapyeong Top Land for a heart-racing bungee jump, climb the Achasan mountain and watch the sunrise, paraglide at Yangpyeong Paragliding Park, go for the Zombie safari at the thrilling Everland Park or take a 940m swoop down to Nami Island via the zipline. The best part about this city is that you get to travel in a foreign location without feeling homesick because of the country's welcoming culture.
For the naturalist couple, Galapagos Island is a dream come true. Probably an undiscovered gem in Latin America, this island is the ideal honeymoon destination for adventure activities as it brings prospects of close encounters with wildlife and nature. Couples can take excursions by land and sea, where you’ll get to witness some of the rarest creatures of nature like massive giant tortoises, sally lightfoot crab, and marine iguanas. You can choose a resort that is closer to the extinct volcano crater, like the Pikaia Lodge and swim along with sea lions and golden rays!
Meet your middle eastern fairyland. Cappadocia is a beautiful region in central Turkey that’s known for its remarkable rock formations, cave dwellings and hot air balloons soaring in the sky every sunrise. The beauty of this place is ethereal, almost otherworldly. Here, you get the opportunity to spend the night in plush caves at the Yunak Evleri (which are bear free, of course!). Plus, this place allows you to ride the hot air balloon at sunrise and bask in the glorious rays of the rising sun. Apart from this, you can explore the local national park’s desert on horseback, cycle through vineyards and valleys, climb rock formations and enjoy the view as the world slowly melts around you.
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Two words- Machu Picchu. Sacred Valley in Peru is the home to one of the greatest historical wonders of the world, the Machu Picchu. And while visiting Sacred Valley means witnessing this massive display of Incan expertise, you can also enjoy this unique honeymoon destination for an adventure in various ways. Challenge yourself as a couple and climb the insanely steep Huayan Picchu and the Machu Picchu Mountain peak, go biking, trek with llamas and enjoy kayaking or whitewater rafting (seasonal). You can also ride 4x4 quadbikes and explore the Maras salt mines on horseback. With the Sacred Valley, the options of breathtaking adventures are endless.
Let us introduce you to the birthplace of the father of all extreme sports - bungee jumping. Queenstown in New Zealand is the crowned glory of all high energy activities that make your heart race with excitement. Adventure honeymooners can enjoy activities like ice climbing, fast-paced jet boating, canyon swinging, and bungee jumping (of course!). You can also go whitewater rafting and parasailing on the bright lake Wakatipu while enjoying a view of soaring glaciers. No matter what you choose to do here, this place is a dose of adventure steeped in natural beauty for couples.
Located between Australia's Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Island is the ideal location for couples seeking aquatic adventure activities. You can enjoy a stay at the InterContinental Hayman island Resort and glaze yourself with a healthy tan at the beach. From snorkeling near the reef to sea scooter tours and ocean rafting, you’re going to have a tuff time putting your finger on one activity at a time. These remote, uninhabited islands and beaches are full of adventure and oceanic beauty that cannot be experienced anywhere else.
Looking for a unique honeymoon destination for adventure? One of the most gorgeous and remarkable places in the world, Iceland is a unique place to visit. Honestly, where else do you get to scuba dive between two tectonic plates at a fault line? Selfoss allows couples to discover secret hot springs while trekking through lava fields, caves, and a black ash desert. You can also explore ice caves, go glacier hiking and witness one of the most powerful European waterfalls, Dettifoss, in the world. Plus you get to witness nature’s magical play of lights known as the Northern Lights. Selfoss is romance and adventure done right.
Probably one of the most underrated hidden gems of Mexico. Punta Mita is a paradisiacal location that boasts several resorts and thrilling adventure activities. You can go canopy zip lining with your beau or try repelling waterfalls in the jungle. Freediving with dolphins and spearfishing your dinner, sounds like fun doesn’t it? The highlight of your trip to Punta Mita is a trip to Marietas Island’s secret Playa del Amor (a.k.a the beach of love), which can only be reached via swimming through an underwater tunnel.