Honeymoon & Travel
Marsha TBride Online Columnist

Honeymoon Types and Their Ideal Destinations

No matter what type of trip you choose or where you go, your honeymoon should be an unforgettable experience to fantasize about for the rest of your life. We've created a list of honeymoon destinations to suit just about any type of experience you're wanting, and will certainly leave a long- lasting impression!

Exotic

Exotic honeymoons are made up of the stuff that has inspired generations (and we've got the art, poetry, prose, music and film to prove it!). Prepare to completely immerse yourself in a new culture, a new way of thinking, and completely unfamiliar experiences. This is one honeymoon that you'll truly never forget. 

Some of the most popular exotic locations include:

  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Indonesia
  • Czech Republic
  • Peru
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Thailand
  • Belize
  • Phillipines
  • Malaysia
  • India
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • Iceland
  • West Indies
  • Lebanon
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • Uzbekistan

Romantic

If you're considering taking a more laid back and romantic holiday, your honeymoon is obviously the best opportunity of your life to do so! These locations offer incredible scenery, plenty of contact with the local culture (should you wish to leave the bedroom), as well as some of the finest spas, restaurants, private pools and beaches on earth.

  • Hawaii 
  • The Maldives
  • Fiji
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Bali
  • The Caribbean
  • French Polynesia
  • Seychelles
  • Australia- Lord Howe Island
  • Patagonia
  • Hint: If you'd like to consider the absolute easiest and most fuss- free holiday imaginable, consider booking a cruise or organised tour to the destination of your choice. There are hundreds of these tour/ cruise companies, and thousands of destinations to choose from. The only thing you'll have to worry about is your luggage!

Adrenaline

If your idea of an ideal holiday involves bold travel and the highest possible levels of adrenaline, we've picked out the perfect holiday spots for you! Although you can have a eye-watering,skin- tingling experience just about anywhere in the world, we've picked out destinations that offer truly unique experiences.

  • Kathmandu- Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp
  • Mexico (Cenote Ojos)- Cave diving
  • Australia (Great Barrier Reef)- Scuba Diving
  • Spain (Pampalona)- Running with the bulls
  • USA (Alaska)- Heli- skiing
  • Costa Rica (Monte Verde Cloud Forest)- Zip lining
  • Turkey (Mount Baba Dag)- Paragliding
  • Spain (Sierra Nevada, Granada)- Hang gliding
  • USA (St George, Utah)- Rappelling
  • Zimbabwe- White water- rafting along the Zambezi
  • Switzerland (Lauterbrunnen Valley)- Paragliding
  • New Zealand (Queenstown)- Ledge jumping
  • USA (Dugango, Colarado)- Zip lining
  • Nicaragua (Mombacho Volcano)- Canopy Tour
  • China (Macau Tower)- Bungee jumping
  • Australia (Gold Coast)- Sky diving
  • South Africa (Bloukrans Bridge)- Bugee jumping (the world's highest bungee jump)
  • New Zealand (Lake Taupo)- Sky diving
  • Argentina (Barlioche)- Hang gliding
  • USA (Six Flags Adventure Parks)-Rollercoaster riding (Kingda Ka- the world's fastest and tallest roller coaster)
  • New Zealand (Sky Tower, Auckland)- Base jumping 
  • Guatemala (Rio Usumacinta)- Rafting, waterfall visits
  • Jamaica (Mystic Mountain)- Rainforest bobsled

Cheap as Chips

Travelling between Australia and just about anywhere else in the worl is one of the most expensive flights money can buy. So if you're planning on holidaying overseas, it pays to make the rest of the trip as cheap as possible. For breathtaking holidays without the enormous price tags, check out these destinations. 

  • Domincan Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Laos
  • Nicaragua
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Cambodia
  • Uruguay
  • India
  • Vietnam
  • Czech Republic
  • Portugal
  • Hungary
  • Ukraine
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji 
  • Bali

Whatever you decide, remember to try to take in as much of this holiday- as well as this very short time of your life as newlyweed honeymooners- as possible.  Make your experience worthy of your honeymoon!

Bon voyage!

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