5 Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations You May Not Have Thought Of

When you think about an ideal place for a honeymoon, a lot of you may immediately think of famous beach destinations such as Maldives, Hawaii, and Bora Bora, or probably some romantic city favorites like Paris, Venice and Santorini.  Indeed, these cities and countries are all bucket-list-worthy but there are so many other less traveled destinations that you can choose from if you want to go the off-beaten-track.

I know that deciding for the honeymoon of your dreams is quite tricky, so I’m here to help you out.  If you and your significant other are looking for something outside-the-mainstream, here are 5 offbeat honeymoon destinations that are perfect for extraordinary couples.

1. Quebec, Canada

Let’s start off with a place that’s a little closer to home – Quebec City, the capital of French speaking Canadian province, Quebec.  This quaint and charming city is North America’s answer to Paris, which makes such a perfect setting for romantic honeymoon.

Top things to do:

  • Visit or stay in The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a grand, castle-like hotel located in the historic “walled city” of Old Quebec, Canada, overlooking the St Lawrence River.
  • Take a carriage tour with Calèches du Vieux Québec for a romantic, historically enriching, and unforgettable experience.
  • Check out Érico, a creative chocolate factory and chocolate museum, where you can learn about the history of chocolate and watch chocolate makers at work.  The best part? Endless choices of chocolate everything shared with your sweetheart.
  • Go outdoor skating with your partner in Place D’Youville a public square in the core of Quebec City.

2. Zambia

Now if an African Safari honeymoon is something that you would want to do, Zambia is just one of the many countries in Africa that offer a romantic getaway in the wilderness.  Unlike Kenya and Tanzania, Zambia in southern Africa is a lot less crowded.  So you won’t have to worry about seeing more humans than actual wild creatures.

Top things to do:

  • Go on a walking safari in South Luangwa National Park where you can experience the wild wonders of African bush on foot and not just by riding a 4×4.  When you go on a walking tour, you can get really close to the animals and not just looking at them at a far distance.  Of course, with the supervision of an armed escort and an experience tour guide.
  • Stay in one of South Luangwa National Park’s luxurious lodges or tented bush camps for a true wilderness experience.
  • Have a romantic bush dinner date under the star-studded African sky.

3. Hanian Island, China

For the beach loving couple who wants to enjoy a tropical honeymoon without having to deal with a flock of tourists, China offers you its best kept secret – Hanian, an island province in the nation’s southernmost point, that is also known as “The Hawaii of the Orient.”

Top things to do:

  • Stay in one of the luxury resorts in Yalong Bay and enjoy the beautiful 8 kilometer long beach and stunning scenery.
  • Go on a tour of the Nan Shan Temple and learn more about Buddhism.
  • Explore the Yanoda Rainforest, where you can breathe fresh air, go camping and stream trekking, and experience local Li Nation hospitality.

4. Bavaria, Germany

This state in Germany lies in the southeast corner of the country and is bordered by Austria and the Czech Republic. It’s one if the popular destinations in Germany because of its beautiful scenery. Visiting Bavaria is like stepping into a fairytale book or a Disney movie because of its charming architecture and romantic castles. Bavaria also has a number of igloo villages for a unique winter honeymoon escapade.

Top things to do:

  • Head to Bamberg and see the Altstadt, Munich’s medieval old town that was home for German kings and emperors for more than 500 years. Enjoy the abundance of pavement cafes and breweries, and historic structures such as the four-spired cathedral, the Baroque residenz (residences) and the old rathaus (town hall). 
  • Explore the u Neuschwanstein Castle. And have your own Disney prince and princess experience. 
  • Have your own eskimo-experience and sleep in an actual igloo in Iglu Dorf, a special hotel made of snow.

5. United Arab Emirates

Dubai may be known as THE ultimate shopping destination but it’s not the only tourist-worthy spot in the UAE.  Also, a Muslim country may not be your ideal place to celebrate being newlyweds because we all know how public displays of affection aren’t really accepted in these nations. However, the country offers an abundance of unique experiences which makes it an offbeat but worth-visiting honeymoon destination.

  • Swim with the dolphins in Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. 
  • Ride the fastest roller coaster in Ferrari World. 
  • Go on a desert safari in Dubai deserts. 
  • Visit Louvre Abu Dhabi, an art and civilization museum located in Abu Dhabi.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on GuestRelationshipsBlog. She also likes to write about relationships, money, and health.
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