You’re sitting down with a map laid out in front of you, asking each other ‘Where to honeymoon when you’ve been everywhere?’ You may have finished school and spent a gap year backpacking and travelling the world, or every year you use your annual leave to go on an epic adventure. This means you both have a lot of destinations under your belt already. You’ve been to all the world’s favourite honeymoon destinations. You’ve done that luxury resort in Mexico, Bali and the Maldives. Seen the skyscrapers of Dubai. You’ve hit the highway on romantic road trips to the USA and South Africa. Maybe you want to consider off the beaten track honeymoon destinations, or maybe you want romantic and unusual honeymoon destinations or are seeking something different for your honeymoon.
Let us take you to some of the best unique honeymoon destinations — where to honeymoon when you’ve been everywhere!
A land of desert mountains and rich heritage, Oman is perfect for an Arabian adventure. The capital, Muscat, has so much to offer culture lovers. Explore the souks and dine on sumptuous middle eastern feasts. There are also opulent luxury hotels and beaches aplenty and if you’re lucky, you may even get to see turtles hatching. Explore the desert fortresses and swim in the emerald waters of the wadi. As unique honeymoon destinations go, Oman has it all!
The southwestern African country of Namibia is perfect for a honeymoon road trip with a difference. Explore the windswept Skeleton Coast and the striking landscapes of Sossusvlei. Etosha National Park is one of the best destinations in Africa for a safari where the wildlife congregates around water holes of the salt pan (which can be seen from space). See the rare black rhino, elephants and giraffes of this fascinating wilderness.
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Shipwreck Lodge — get truly off the beaten track at this isolated property
While for many couples, the Indian Ocean is a destination to ‘fly and flop’, Seychelles is a tropical beach destination with a difference. To lie on a sunlounger all day is to miss this incredible archipelagic nation with some of the best beaches in the world. It’s one of our favourite destinations for an island hopping honeymoon.
Hire a car and explore deserted beach coves of the main islands, Mahé & Praslin. Hike mountains with unique flora and fauna, sail a boat to incredible scuba diving spots, meet giant tortoises, and hire bikes to explore tiny La Digue. Want to dive deeper into this magical destination? Check out our Ultimate Seychelles Honeymoon Guide here.
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Anantara Maia – one of the few all-inclusive resorts in Seychelles on an exquisite stretch of coastline.
A honeymoon in Cambodia is a quintessential Asian experience. Rice paddy fields, monks clad in saffron robes, and the mighty Mekong meandering through the country. Phnom Penh, the capital, has a sobering history that is hard to ignore (and shouldn’t be) but it’s also thriving with a food, art and nightlife scene. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat, is unmissable. Explore the laid back beaches reminiscent of Thailand 15+ years ago where you can while away the days in a hammock.
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Song Saa Private Island — this private island in the Gulf of Thailand is the perfect laid pack eco-paradise.
Finland is one of our favourite unique honeymoon destinations in Europe, perfect for a winter honeymoon with a difference. Helsinki, the capital of cool where you’ll find a mix of Scandi and Russian influences, is ideal for a city stop before hopping up to Lapland. Stay in a romantic winter wonderland honeymoon hotel, in a log cabin or igloo in the Arctic wilderness where you can explore traditional Finnish spas, take a husky ride, go snowmobiling and, if you’re lucky, witness the celestial Aurora Borealis aka the Northern Lights.
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Kakslauttanen – we’re obsessed with the glass igloos in this unique Lappish resort.
Get off the beaten honeymoon trek in the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The Bhutanese use the measurement of Gross National Happiness as a measure of success. Intrepid honeymooners will find serene treks, bike rides past sacred temples and friendly locals in beautiful Bhutan. It’s one of the best sustainable honeymoon destinations. A sunrise hike at Tiger’s Nest monastery is unmissable.
The Honeymoon Guide loves… Six Senses — a series of peaceful lodges from one of our hall of fame hotel groups.
We hope you’ve found some unique honeymoon ideas. Let us know in the comments if you’re been racking your brain as you’ve been everywhere!