Believe it or not, not all couples want to spend their honeymoons on a beach, listening to nothing but waves crashing while sipping on a Pina Colada. In fact many couples crave a little adventure or even a little adrenaline on their first trip together as married couple. It can be a rare opportunity in life to tick off some of those exciting ‘bucket-list’ destinations. For those of you who can’t sit still, here’s 5 Real Honeymoons to inspire you.
Deciding to go on a different and more unique holiday, couple Alicia and Luke decided to adventure over to Botswana and discover the ultimate safari honeymoon! “Luke and I wanted a honeymoon to remember filled with excitement and adventure and stories to last a life time.”
Image via Belinda and Adam’s New Zealand Honeymoon
Compromising and each taking turns to organise their honeymoon, Belinda and Adam had the best of both worlds as they toured our friendly neighbours, New Zealand. “I planned the first half of the honeymoon, visiting lots of wineries, restaurants, seaside towns and luxury resorts. Adam planned the second half of our trip, which was filled with adventure activities and glacier walks. It was great that we could combine both our interests into one amazing holiday!”
If you’re after something closer to home in Australia, you can’t go past the hustle and bustle of the bigger asian cities, such as Hong Kong. They provide adventure in a different way, as discovered by Kelly and Andrew. “We decided to head somewhere warmer, but it wasn’t a lazy honeymoon by the pool we had in mind. Instead we chose Hong Kong, one of my favourite places in the world, but also somewhere that Andrew had never visited.”
There can’t be anywhere more adventure focused and out of this world than Antarctica. A bucket list destination for some, a once in a life time experience for others! “We were headed for Antarctica and the perfect adventure to begin married life together.” Joanna shares their epic Antarctic experience!
Image by Melissa Rae via Koh Samui and Singapore Honeymoon
If spending time outdoors on a beach is your idea of an adventure, why not sip cocktails seaside in Koh Samui and finish off with a little shopping in Singapore just like Melissa and her husband. “We had a wonderful 9 day honeymoon. It was great to spend our first days together as husband and wife exploring different cultures and creating new experiences together.”