6 idyllic honeymoon destinations you never thought of

If you have finally decided to take the step with your loved one, you have a lot of work ahead of you.  I know the organization of a honeymoon is long and stressful; that’s why I want to help you choose the idyllic destinations for your once in a lifetime journey. Here is an article where I introduce some of the most remote destinations for a romantic honeymoon to connect with nature.

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

To live the magic of love, whether it’s a honeymoon or a couples vacation, there are places that deserve to scratch your pocket and enjoy those well-deserved vacations. One of those destinations, is the Quirimbas Archipelago, in Mozambique.

It is a coral reef composed of more than thirty islands located off the northern coast of Mozambique. The group opts, for its beauty and excellent state of preservation, to become a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The most remote islets are closed to tourism to protect the natural wealth, but the largest islands such as Ibo, Matemo and Medjumbe are a true oasis for its white sand coasts and turquoise water beaches.

Maui, Hawaii

Maui has led for more than 15 consecutive years the ranking of the magazine Condé Nast Traveler as the best island in the world. The possibilities of this Hawaiian paradise are endless in terms of activities, routes and enclaves. The island offers, for example, a sunrise at 3,000 meters high on the top of Haleakala volcano, taking the Road To Hana through the most unexplored places on the island, and a dinner with sunset on board a boat in the middle of the ocean.

Thimpu, Bhutan

It is one of the most unknown countries in the world. Practically virgin and free of tourism given its adverse location in the middle of the Himalayas. His impenetrability has kept his culture intact and his capital, Thimbhu, is proof of that. The strict isolation that has prevailed in the country for centuries, has caused that its 750,000 inhabitants live immersed in an immense natural oasis free of technology and massive tourism that offers a picture dotted with Buddhist temples and wide moors dedicated to the most traditional farming and livestock.

Cape Town, South Africa

A honeymoon at the tip of the African continent is a safe bet. It is a city embraced by the rugged rock walls of Table Mountain and the immensity of the South Atlantic. According to the prestigious magazine Traveler, Cape Town offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and is gradually becoming popular among couples seeking a luxurious experience in which to combine adventure, relaxation and nature.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is another example of sustainable tourism. Specifically, the island of Pemba houses one of the best preserved marine coral ecosystems in the world and holds prestigious international awards in sustainability and ecological initiatives. It is only possible to access by boat.

Nayarit, Mexico

Playa del Amor, located in the state of Nayarit and which can only be accessed by sea, has a wealth of biodiversity of great magnitude, housing a great diversity of marine species in which thousands of species of fish are protected. There are two theories about the fact for which they have given him such a peculiar name. One is due to the fact that it is one of the only beaches in the world that unites two seas – Mar de Cortés and the Pacific Ocean – and the other is a more romantic theory, which points out that this beach witnessed the love relationship of two young people of the 18th century whose family was opposed. Also known as «Playa Escondida», the place also houses underwater sand waterfalls, one of the most outstanding and impressive natural phenomena that can be contemplated.

Carmen Caballero is Founder of Exotik Traveler. Exotik Traveler is a luxury travel design and consultancy firm which creates unique experiences for luxury travelers, tailored to their needs.

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Comments (15)

  1. Oscar says:

    I can’t say that I haven’t dreamt of Hawaii and Zanzibar as honeymoon destinations, I’ve always wanted to get to Zanzibar as it is such an exotic island off the coast of Africa, though from the U.K. it is not easy to get to.

    But you’re right I didn’t even know where the Quirimbas archipelago is though I grant it is the perfect place for a honeymoon. Probably idyllically isolated as so few people will have heard of it.

  2. Craig says:

    I’m sure that my future wife would be delighted by any of these places for a romantic honeymoon. The only problem is that I haven’t yet found my future wife. That seems harder than choosing the honeymoon.

  3. Judy Small says:

    Thinking out of the box is a good thing when it comes to planning your honeymoon. It’s an important decision as it is the start of your married life. So, having some radical new ideas to consider helps you to focus on what you really want from your honeymoon.

  4. Brad says:

    For me Bhutan is a tempting call. Both my girlfriend and I are interested in developing our spiritual awareness. Amongst the isolation of Bhutan with its immense spiritual legacy we would have the opportunity to depart on a journey of self-discovery together at the start of our married lives. But a lot of saving up would be needed to get there.

  5. macky lasmu says:

    Bhutan never crossed my mind for a honeymoon destination. I’m not sure how my other half would react. But Pemba looks like heaven.

  6. Many couples decide they prefer the mountains… personally Id go to paradise too!!!

  7. Zanzibar is like Paradise lost . Would be among my top choices for sure.

  8. Mikael says:

    Hawaii is an absolutely awesome destination – honeymoon or not. I would probably also consider places like Bora Bora or Maldives as my honeymoon destination.

  9. Jez Brown says:

    It’s not easy finding the right girl to marry and that took me some years. Then you’ve got the even tougher choice of deciding where to go for your honeymoon when you’ve got the whole wide world to choose from.

    There are some real left-field ideas in here. From never having heard of the Quirimbas Archipelago, in Mozambique ten minutes ago it’s now suddenly become my red-hot favourite. Have to see what the future wife thinks.

  10. Jen Scott says:

    You’re right, I wouldn’t have thought of any of these, though I maybe would have had some place in Hawaii in mind. I wouldn’t have thought of Mozambique for a holiday full stop, and yet the Quirimbas Archipelago (hadn’t even heard of that!) looks gorgeous. Mexico is on my bucket list. So I just had to google the distance between Nayarit central and Playa del Amor as I wasn’t too sure of that one, but you said about it only being accessed by the sea; it’s surprisingly close to San Jose del Cabo, which I hadn’t realised. Del Amor sounds like it’s definitely worth a visit, I’m especially curious about the sound of underwater sand waterfalls. It’s hard getting your head around what those even are.

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