Planning your honeymoon is one of the best parts of planning your wedding, but that doesn’t mean it involves any less decision making. Choosing whether to go right away or wait a while, to travel near or far, and how much you want to spend are all factors that go into making your first vacation as Mr. & Mrs. everything you want it to be and more. Nowadays, there is also the pressure to go somewhere totally new or atypical, and not that you have to give into that pressure or anything, but we rounded up a few unique honeymoon destinations that are under the radar but just as—if not moreso—incredible than the more popular honeymoon hotspots. Whether you are seeking adventure or R+R, we will help you find the honeymoon destination that’s just right…
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While Venice or Cinque Terre may attract most of Italy’s honeymooners, Tuscany encapsulates everything you could want in a honeymoon. From charming streets to off-the-beaten path lodging, you can easily tuck yourselves away in the hills of Italian wine country. Picture wine tasting, pasta making, exploring the town by way of a vintage car, or simply basking by the pool under the Tuscan sun. Idyllic.
Better than Cabo? 100%. Mexico is a simple hop, skip, and jump away from us here in the States, so it’s a natural choice for a honeymoon. But nothing about the Ixtapa-Zihuatanjeo area, which is just Southwest of Mexico City, feels ordinary. Instead it’s bursting with character and color. The bright blues of the sea, hot pink of the bouganvillea, and Teracotta orange of the incredible resort that is Cala de Mar will capture your heart and make you never want to leave. Cala’s private plunge pools in every room may have something to do with it too…
We know the Emerald Isle probably isn’t on your radar as a honeymoon destination but it should be. Stay at Adare Manor for the a romantic getaway in Ireland’s countryside. You’re not far from quaint towns or the stunning cliffs along the coast when you want to adventure, but staying on property isn’t anything to feel guilty about either. Explore the immaculate grounds and dine in style. If you want to feel like King and Queen for the week, this is the place for your honeymoon.
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Honeymoon on a private island? Don’t mind if we do! For a mix of adventure and restful beaches with the prettiest of aqua blue waters, head to The Seychelles, a group of islands off the coast of East Africa, and stay at Six Senses Zil Pasyo. Where the granite slabs are astounding and the rainforests lush, there’s no shortage of natural beauty to take in and enjoy when venturing to this remote location.
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It is called the “city of love” for a reason.” Not many places are quite as romantic as Paris. Especially if you book luxe accommodations like L’hotel Fauchon. Picture Eiffel tower picnics, strolls along Champs Elysees, and champagne, and let the old world elegance whisk you and your new hubs away.
On the Southern shores of Jamaica, Whitehouse is home to a honeymooner’s paradise with this Sandals property. The remote location means everything surrounding you feels untouched, and the expanse of the resort means plenty of privacy. Plus, who doesn’t want to stay in an over-the-water bungalow?!
Island Hopping in Greece
If Santorini or Mykonos was at the top of your list, think about visiting Greece’s lesser known islands for less crowded beaches and more authentic experiences. We love this guide for Milos, Paros, and Naxos. And if it doesn’t sell you on the idea, those crystal clear waters will!
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