Searching for unique and offbeat international honeymoon destinations to have that perfect romantic getaway with your partner? Well, there is no denial of the fact that the popular honeymoon destinations like Paris, Switzerland, Bali, Germany, Thailand or Mauritius are too mainstream and cliche nowadays. And if there’s one holiday people are going to ask you about, it’s going to be this one. So, make it all worth it because pledging to explore the world together is an essential vow for couples who are bitten by wanderlust.
Here are some of the most unique, exciting and adventurous international honeymoon destinations we curated just for you – from Portugal to Japan via South Africa!
1. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar lies on Africa’s eastern coast and is a breathtakingly romantic spot to escape from the world. Here, enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect for wading; and many small deserted islands untouched by the visitors. Explore the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old quarter. Their beaches are one of a kind, each one’s better than the previous. Walk hand in hand at the beachside or soak in the sun with your better half. After those tiring wedding preparations, you surely deserve a relaxing vacation like this with your bae!
Best Time To Visit Zanzibar: June – October and December – February.
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2. Pamalican Island, Philippines
Indulge in a private island hideaway at Pamalican Island in the Philippines. The turquoise waters of the Pamalican Island is home to vibrant coral reefs and is a perfect place to romance and unwind. You can enjoy boat rides in the crystal clear waters with your bae in one of the most romantic international honeymoon destinations in the world. If you and your partner have a thing for water sports, this is the place to be!
Best Time To Visit Pamalican Island: November – April
3. Aspen, USA
Aspen, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is a ski resort town which is one of the world’s most romantic international honeymoon destinations. The beautiful color landscapes at the ski resorts in winter are simply stunning. If planning a honeymoon in Summers, you can take a balloon ride over the valley to enjoy a beautiful sunset or sunrise sights. If you and your partner are adventure lovers, indulge in camping at Maroon Bells.
Best Time To Visit Aspen: December – February
4. Quebec, Canada
Dreaming of a cozy winter getaway? If you and your partner aren’t afraid of a little cold then head to Quebec City,a charming French-Canadian city full of snow-covered streets, romantic restaurants and plenty of fireplaces to cuddle up by. Founded in the 17th century as the capital of New France, Quebec’s stone architecture and elegant bistros make it a European-style escape in North America. Since the city is all covered in snow, enjoy snow sports and activities for some leisure hours with your partner!
Best Time To Visit Quebec: June – September or December – February.
5. Huatulco, Mexico Pacific
Huatulco is an international honeymoon destination on Mexico’s Pacific coast for beach lovers. The place has nine Bays and 36 beaches along 30 kilometres of untouched coastline. Honeymooners will adore the vibe and seclusion, as this place is much quieter than other Mexico’s popular destinations.
Huatulco is a great location for all kinds of outdoor activities. Spend your time at this beach destination by indulging in Snorkeling, diving, kayaking, surfing, cycling and rafting trips. A half-day excursion into the Sierra Madre del Sur where you can witness a set of beautiful waterfalls on a tributary of the Río Copalita known as the Cascadas Mágicas!
Best Time To Visit Huatulco: October – February
6. Seychelles, East Africa
The beautiful Seychelles islands are surely the most romantic honeymoon destination in the world. Seychelles in Africa is made up of 115 islands of which only 16 offer accommodation. It is one of those isolated, dreamy locations one often sees in movies. The white sand beaches and turquoise waters surrounded by forest-clad mountains makes it every traveller’s dream. Perfect for diving year round, the destination has dive sites for both beginners and experienced divers.
Best Time To Visit Seychelles: Throughout the year
7. Kyoto, Japan
Compared with the frenetic energy of Japan’s capital city Tokyo, Kyoto moves at a languid pace. Kyoto is an incredibly romantic city. With intimate restaurants, atmospheric lanes, superb accommodations, and a thousand quiet gardens and temples, it’s the perfect place to spend time with your partner.
Relax and reflect at hundreds of shrines and temples or stroll through peaceful traditional gardens. Take a private boat ride to the picture-perfect Hoshinoya Kyoto that’s perched on the calm Ooi River. Before it gets dark, enjoy a leisurely walk around Gion, past machiya (wood townhouses), teahouses and the Shirakawa canal.
Best Time To Visit Kyoto: Visit during the spring or fall. In spring, the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, while fall reveals a beautiful mix of classic autumn colors.
8. Kauai, Hawaii
With your wedding vows taken, it’s time to relax and start your lives together on the island paradise of Kauai. Whether you want to get away to a luxurious Kauai resort, pampering yourselves with spa treatments and fine dining, or you want to share an unforgettable adventure together, Kauai is home to the honeymoon of your dreams. Get your heart pumping on a hike through the lush mountains or with a private dip in the waterfalls.
Best Time To Visit Kauai: April – June or September – November.
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Croatia’s rich heritage and culture, ancient hill towns, crystal clear waters, tranquil surroundings, and spectacular views of the Adriatic, making it a perfect destination for a laid-back romantic honeymoon. Many Croatia’s sights and experiences still undiscovered by most travelers: Expect gorgeous Roman ruins, like the fourth century Diocletian Palace built as a retirement home for the emperor himself (the same local limestone was used to build the White House), natural spectacles like the seven towering waterfalls of Krka National Park, and virtually-unchanged medieval villages.
Best time to visit Croatia: May and June or September and October.
10. Savannah, Georgia
Get lost in the city’s slow-paced serenity as it is the perfect antidote to any lingering wedding planning stress. Not sure what place we are talking about? Well, plan a trip to Savannah, Georgia, as it is one of the most romantic international honeymoon destinations in the world. With its unique blend of history, Southern charm, and natural beauty, the city has enchanted visitors for centuries. If you’ve recently said “I Do,” there’s no better place to start your new lives together!
Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage tour around the squares. Spend the morning exploring historic downtown Savannah. Then, find a peaceful spot to set up and share a romantic meal beneath a canopy of moss-draped trees. Or drive 30 minutes to Tybee Island which offers a gorgeous stretch of pristine, white-sand shoreline.
Best Time To Visit Savannah: March-June
12. Puglia, Italy
Located in Italy’s heel, Puglia has long been a well-kept secret, guarded by the natives as their personal holiday spot. As one local puts it: “Italians never leave Italy because they have Puglia!” With fantastic beaches, wonderful seafood and an increasing number of chic hotels, it’s one of the best international honeymoon destinations in the world.
Visit Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the unique conical houses found in the area around Alberobello. Explore Trani which is one of Puglia’s most picturesque seaside towns. Wander through the old alleys of Ostuni’s historic center, a pedestrian zone, inside its ancient white-washed walls, and enjoy the views from the hilltop.
Best Time To Visit Puglia: Throughout the year
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