The engagement celebrations are over. The wedding day is long gone. Now it’s time for the honeymoon, a chance to unwind from the time spent planning the festivities and to start your marriage off with a bang, a relax, or a spot of fun.
Every marriage, relationship and couple is unique, so why shouldn’t your honeymoon be? If you feel like stepping away from the crowd and trying something lesser-known, book one of the below unique honeymoon destinations and start your new life together by experiencing something truly special.
5 Unique Honeymoon Destinations
Ogasawara Islands, Japan
Known as Toyko’s secret islands, the Ogasawara Islands are 1,000 km from Tokyo and are havens bursting with greenery and other natural wonders. Honeymoon here and explore the tropical islands where you’ll find hidden caves, crystal clear waters and forests. The islands are home to many unique species of both flora and fauna and is a day’s ferry ride to the heart of Tokyo – so you can combine your rural trip with time spent in the bustling city. A world away from the grey UK, the Ogasawara Islands have little light pollution making it the perfect honeymoon destination for night safaris and star-gazing, hiking, relaxing on secluded beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, boat rides and diving to spot whales, dolphins and coral.
BOOK IT: japan-guide.com
Diyabubula Art and Jungle Hideaway, Sri Lanka
In the heart of the vibrant Sri Lankan jungle, Diyabubula is a unique honeymoon destination all about discovering the local wildlife and the artwork of Sri Lanka’s most famous artist, Laki Senanayake. Sleep in one of the five villas in the middle of the jungle, experiencing the surrounding atmospheres of running waters and grand trees. Each year, the water garden houses migratory birds, so this option is ideal for couples who love bird-watching, and couples who have always wanted to experience sleeping in the middle of a remote jungle.
BOOK IT: diyabubula.com
Faroe Islands, North Atlantic
Found halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands consist of 18 different islands, each completely magical and full of interesting species and terrains to be explored. Go hiking alone or with a guide and sup at some of the local eateries which celebrate traditional Faroese cooking methods. A unique option for adventurous couples, the Faroe Islands are a wonderful place to abseil, dive and go boating and horse riding through the rugged landscape. Tie the trip together with a luxurious bow by staying at the Hotel Havgrím on the shore of Úti við Strond on the Streymoy island.
Daydream Island, Australia
After a $100 million refurbishment following Cyclone Debbie, Australia’s Daydream Island resort is just that; the stuff of dreams. With lagoons, rich coral life, rainforests and beaches, a honeymoon here offers the perfect blend between action and relaxation. The resort is the only property on the island and offers unique experiences such as the ‘Reef Sleep’ and day trips to the surrounding islands.
BOOK IT: daydreamisland.com
The Seychelles, Indian Ocean
The Seychelles is a collection of 115 islands found in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of East Africa. Whilst the warm weather, clear blue waters and soft white sand may make it seem like a run-of-the-mill honeymoon destination, the activities available there make it truly unique. The islands make some of the best places to snorkle due to the transparency of the waters, in which you can spot sea turtles amongst other native species. For an intimate dinner on the shore, dine at Del Place Restaurant in Mahé which is where you’ll find the nation’s capital, Vicrtoria. Other activities include star-gazing and hiking, alongside helicopter rides taking you and your partner on an aerial trip of Mahé, La Digue, Félicité and Ile Coco.
BOOK IT: seychelles.travel