If you’re looking to really wow your soon-to-be other half with your honeymoon, you might want to think beyond the normal getaways. Whilst hoards of newlyweds flock to the usual clichéd ‘romantic’ haunts, there are other options out there! For unusual honeymoon destinations, you might want to consider the following…
Spend a night under the stars in Oman
Often overlooked, Oman is an ideal honeymoon destination. With guaranteed good weather, swanky hotels, and plenty of activities, Oman honeymoons are fast becoming a firm favourite. From snorkelling in the clear waters, private guided safaris into the desert to spend the night under the stars at a Bedouin camp, to pampering spa treatments private pool villas; do as much or as little as you want.
Airstream campervan across the salt flats of Bolivia
Rich in ancient culture, the South American country of Bolivia is full of dramatic landscapes and is much less visited than its neighbours. Any trip to Bolivia would not be complete without visiting the dazzling white salt flats, but why not hire an Airstream campervan and really explore the incredible flats? Cruise on to the charming colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi for a dose of culture, passing striking rock formations snow-capped volcanic peaks on your way.
Discover pristine rainforest in São Tomé and Príncipe
About 200 miles off the West African coast, is the tiny twin island state of São Tomé and Príncipe, a former Portuguese colony. With architecture, history, and cuisine all nodding in the Portuguese direction, and what’s reputed to be the world’s best coffee, these tiny islands have much to offer beyond laidback island life. Besides this, the scenery is spectacular; from beautiful empty beaches to pristine rainforest, great extremes are found in all aspects of life in São Tomé and Príncipe.
Explore geysers and lava fields in Iceland
If you’re looking for a European escape with incredible (and of course – unusual!) scenery, look no further than Iceland. The sparsely populated country does empty wilderness in style, with Scandinavian wooden buildings filled with beautifully designed furniture. Explore the country’s glaciers, fjords, natural springs, moss-covered lava fields and more; ideal for the active, nature is what Iceland is all about.
Luxury nature camp on Moyo Island, Indonesia
One of the exclusive Aman group of hotels, Amanwana is located on Moyo Island, just to the east of Bali, in Indonesia. Offering the utmost in luxury, guests stay in indulgent tented rooms, forming a kind of five-star camp set in a nature reserve. Moyo Island is home to a wide range of animal and bird life, and Amanwana itself is within tropical rainforest, overlooking the Flores Sea. Diving is possible here, with nearby sites giving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef a run for its money.