Who doesn’t need a digital detox nowadays! Go away together and enjoy a week or two without internet access or a television. Use your phone to send a few texts on arrival and then leave them in your room while you explore the great outdoors, taste local delicacies, stargaze and playing good old board games.
Destination ideas: Stunning hotels and resorts where you won’t be tempted to use technology because Wi-Fi is either limited or strictly prohibited and TV is not provided include Turtle Island in Fiji, Travaasa Hana in Maui, Hawaii, El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica and the lavish Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.
Sustainable retreats which strive to make a minimal impact on the environment, but also provide unique and indulgent experiences for their guests are fashionable destinations right now. From eco-lodges and resorts across Australia to the exotic and wondrous getaways in Costa Rica, there are fabulous eco-friendly honeymoon hotspots all over the world.
If you love scenic rides and sleeping in different hotels or B&Bs, then a road trip is the perfect way to spend your honeymoon. It doesn’t have to be just one location or one all-inclusive resort. You can tailor your journey the way you want it to be and combine a short beach break, wine tasting adventure and a mountain escape into one if you wish.
Destination ideas: Some of the best drives in the world include Route des Grandes Alpes in France, Route 66 in the USA, the Atlantic Highway in the UK, Great Ocean Road in Australia, the Garden Route in South Africa, Southern Scenic Route in New Zealand and the Ring Road in Iceland.
If you are adrenaline junkies, then turn your honeymoon into a wild adventure and go zip lining in the jungle, surf on sandy dunes in a desert or try bungee jumping, ice climbing, white-water rafting or flying above the glaciers. Or pick some less known destinations and explore the world’s most intriguing hidden gems.
Destination ideas: Queenstown in New Zealand for all kinds of adrenaline-packed activities, Dubai in UAE for desert adventures, Galapagos for exploring exotic wildlife, Iceland for exploring live volcanoes, hot springs and surreal landscapes and Myanmar for cultural explorations.
The new way to combine a road trip, glamping and a digital detox into one is to stay in a camping pod hidden away in picturesque off-the-beaten-path destinations. From beachfront hotspots to rainforests, mountains, deserts and scenic country landscapes, camping pods are appearing everywhere and honeymooners love them because they offer seclusion, privacy and contact with nature which you can’t get in a hotel.
Why don't you spoil yourselves with a luxurious, old-fashioned (but glamorous) train journey and wake up to awe-inspiring landscapes, indulge in gourmet food in the dining cart on wheels and stop only for a short break to explore some of the most picturesque towns and villages along the way?
Destination ideas: explore Europe aboard the iconic Orient Express, go on a train journey through the Swiss Alps with Bernina Express, see California’s best vineyards from the Napa Valley Wine Train or discover Australia’s outback with the Ghan.
Honeymoon cruises are on the rise as well. Epic, weeks-long journeys on luxury cruisers are among the best experiences you can enjoy together because the ship can take you to the world’s most beautiful destinations and you will be spoilt with the best food, best spa treatments and best shopping and photo opportunities.
Destination ideas: Caribbean Sea, Europe, Mexican Riviera, Galapagos, Australia and New Zealand.
If a gourmet experience is your priority, then turn your honeymoon into an unforgettable foodie adventure. Sample the best wines and cheeses, indulge in the freshest seafood and sushi, or explore the famed cuisine of Italy. There is really no limit and the world is your oyster - pardon the food-related pun!
Destination ideas: Burgundy in France, Tuscany in Italy, Tokyo in Japan, New York in the USA, Cape Town in South Africa and Barossa Valley in Australia.
A safari honeymoon doesn’t have to be just about scenic drives and spending lazy days in a luxury resort. Turn it into a real adventure and a wholesome experience that will change your life forever. Explore the flora and fauna, sleep in a camp under the starlit sky and engage in conservation activities to help preserve the wildlife! Not only will you enjoy a diverse and interesting honeymoon, but you'll feel fantastic about the very real contribution you have made to help protect the animals.
Classic beach holidays will never go out of fashion! From tropical north-Queensland in Australia to the world’s most romantic island getaways, you have endless options, but to put a modern twist to your traditional honeymoon, pick a destination where you can kick off your shoes, leave your phones behind and totally switch off for a week or two.
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