Not everyone dreams of a big wedding, recently, weddings are more and more fitting to the couple’s taste. From cycling weddings, working in the homeless shelter, or a quick beach one, they have evolved to conform to the couple’s happiness, rather than following the old traditions. While there is nothing wrong, on the contrary, with traditional weddings, not everyone is ready to take pictures with all those extended and lost relatives they met on their wedding day.
The honeymoon destinations are slowly shifting from classic Maldives and the Seychelles, too. While these are still a dream come true for many, there are those in search of something more personal. Not everyone can enjoy that, and they need a destination that they can genuinely love, experience, and forever remember with a smile on their face.
If all the recommendations you have been receiving so far made you internally scream in terror, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of 7 unique, memorable and incredibly gorgeous locations you can pick for the perfect start of your marriage.
1. Kakslauttanen Igloo Resort, Finland
If you are a fan of winter games, charms, and Santa Claus, look no further, but go and search for an available igloo at Kakslauttanen Igloo Resort! A rather unique and unforgettable experience, this honeymoon destination is the one if you are looking to experience nature at its best.
Located in Finland, Lapland, these unique, glass igloos provide a comfortable unplugging experience. During your stay, you will be able to connect with nature, but more importantly, with your partner! Unless you are pleased with several layers of clothing and still being cold, you are more likely to stay in and spend some quality time with your special someone.
The perks are, of course, one of a kind. From August through late April, these igloos are your most comfortable chance of enjoying the Northern Lights, which not many people can be brag about. Visiting Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa,you can take reindeer or husky rides and visit the biggest ski resort in Finland for some fun times. This honeymoon option is probably the unforgettable experience you were searching for.
2. Makepeace Island, Australia
Easing into uniqueness with something rather gorgeous and filled with everything you would need for your honeymoon: The most romantic of them all – a heart-shaped island just for the two of you!
If you are looking to spend your honeymoon focused on your better half and your relationship somewhere a bit far away, this could be the best honeymoon destination for you. This Island in the “Land down under” provides you with the right amount of isolation: with only four available houses you will not be in too big of a crowd.
There is just the right amount of proper content, so you will be able to start your marriage in a comfortable and exciting environment. Go trekking together, play tennis, or just relax in the luxury bed overlooking a beautiful garden, waterfall, and a personal fishpond!
How about spending your happiest days on a Safari, and starting the marriage off with blessings from a couple of elephants, two overly happy giraffes and one uninterested lion?
Tanzania and its Safaris are not new, but are popular for good reasons. Many happy couples started their marriages in one of the remote lodgings — experiencing the wildlife together. There is definitely something special about booking a mobile camp that follows the great migrations, and the opportunity to have dinner on the sand under the vast sky.
Away from the crowd, surrounded by beautiful sights and animals roaming around, this honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience. If you get lucky, you’ll spot all of the big five on your trip!
4. Jules’ Undersea Lodge, USA
If you love the water and sea, with everything that lives in it, wouldn’t it be nice to spend the night under the sea, and wake up to sea life swimming above your head?
Jules’ Undersea Lodge is in business for already thirty years now, offering scuba diving enthusiasts and sea-world lovers a unique opportunity to spend the night in the undersea lodge! What used to be a laboratory, soon turned into lodging, this unique stay has all the services of a modern hotel so that you and your special someone can spend a rather comfortable night under the sea.
The extraordinary technology of undersea living will provide you an unforgettable experience of waking up with angelfish staring at you!
5. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Constituting of over 100 separate beaches, Amalfi Coast, Italy, is one of those perfect spots for every kind of honeymoon imaginable. While it may be considered a bit mainstream, since five million people from all over the world are rushing into this beautiful site, it is crucial to keep in mind that it is never crowded and never underwhelming.
How so? There are several towns located on the Amalfi coast, not similar to each other in any way, except beauty. Looking for a bustling space and enjoying the crowd? Head on to Sorrento. As a gathering point, many tourists are coming daily, and everyone is proficient in English.
If you are looking for a bit quieter and more intimate setting, head on to Conca dei Marini, and enjoy spending your days lazy on the sun. Italy is famous for its food, so you might want to check Sant’Agata, famous for its cuisine.
Depending on what you are looking for in a honeymoon, on this Italian coast, you will most certainly find your perfect honeymoon destination, in one town or another!
6. Hobbiton, New Zealand
If you and your better half got together because you both share a love for fantasy, specifically Lord of the Rings, is there a better place to spend your honeymoon than in the Shire?
Also known as Hobitton, this spot in New Zealand is perfect for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit enthusiasts! You can come and take a tour of the original set of your favorite franchise, have a unique drink based on a special hobbit recipe in the Greendragon inn, and take some time in the Shire’s rest. The rest includes a cafe, a bar, store, tourists center, and a souvenir shop – as if anyone would forget this kind of experience!
Unfortunately, you cannot sleep in Frodo’s bed, but there are quite many farms offering you bed and breakfast. If you want to feel what it would be like to live like a hobbit, but in a human-comfortable way, don’t miss this opportunity!
By the way, they offer you to say “I do!” in a ceremony in Hobbiton, too! Wouldn’t that be just perfect?
7. Kyoto, Japan
Not everyone is looking to just chill on their honeymoon. If you are looking for a unique culture, being pampered by politeness, and sightseeing some of the most beautiful architecture and nature, Japan is the place to go.
Book a stay at one of the ryokans, traditional Japanese lodgings and enjoy the unconventional stay. Taste the real sushi, and experiment with the cuisine. Black ice cream, maybe? Take a long walk through historic Kyoto streets and take a picture with a geisha. Visit Buddhist temples, and enjoy a gorgeous bath in an Onsen to unwind from the day.
With every step you take in Kyoto, you will be surprised by its beauty. Take the opportunity of your honeymoon to connect with your special someone while getting lost in translation!