Traditional honeymoon destinations have plenty of appeal; visit the Maldives in 5-star luxury with Club Med and you know you’re going to be in for a treat. Nevertheless, there’s much to be said for visiting a more unique honeymoon destination.
If it’s a unique time you want, away from other honeymooning couples and hordes of tourists, why not give some of the following destinations some consideration?
Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, was just voted the cheapest city to visit in the world, but Sri Lanka is far from just a budget beach option. The island nation is a stunning, gorgeous place with plenty packed into it. You’ll be very surprised at how much you can do and see in the time you spend there.
The east and west coasts are adorned with the most stunning beaches in the world. You can always find a more isolated beach than the last by hopping on the bus or the train and going further south.
Once you’re done with the beach, you can travel into the luscious country, to see the legendary ancient city of Kandy, the lost kingdom of Sri Lanka.
The Hebrides, Scotland
A cosy escape for two doesn’t necessarily have to involve leaving the country. A relatively short trip up north could get you everything you’re looking for in a honeymoon.
Most of the Scottish islands are peppered with isolated holiday honeymoon cottages. They’re perfect – nothing quite matches the romance of these windswept Scottish isles.
You can go for walks on the windy crags and warm up in the evenings in front of a fire with some local whisky – perfect!
We’ll admit that this one is hardly ‘off the beaten track’ when it comes to honeymooners. Mauritius has been a long-time honeymoon favourite, but we think it’s about time it had a revival of sorts.
It’s the ideal destination for a romantic excursion; apart from its stunning natural beauty, the country enjoys multi-ethnic and multi-cultural diversity, which lends itself nicely to amazing food and sights.
There is a wide range of accommodation available in Mauritius, ranging from budget, backpacker-style to the highest order, luxury hotels. A bonus tip: while you’re honeymooning there, explore the volcanic island of Reunion, which sports an active volcano that has erupted over 170 times since the mid-17th century. The sunsets are absolutely to die for and are definitely worth traveling to see.
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