If you consider your wedding to be one of the best days of your life,
then your honeymoon should be one of the best weeks – especially if you are an active couple who likes a bit of adrenaline next to all the romance. Adventure can be anything from visiting unknown places to swimming with the sharks, depending on what kind of excitement you’re looking for. So, here are some ideas that will hopefully spark your imagination and help you choose the best adventurous destination for your honeymoon.
As one of the most popular destinations for newlyweds, Italy offers much more than amazing food and romantic gondola rides in Venice. If you and your partner enjoy spending time outdoors, you can explore the country on a bike, go on hiking excursions, paraglide over the country’s picturesque valleys, or you can take a hot air balloon ride in the Lazio countryside and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Tolfa Mountains.
This Nordic island of fire and ice is a perfect mix of romance and adventure. If you visit during winter, you and your partner can enjoy the romantic spectacle that is the Northern Lights. However, if you’re looking for something more dynamic, you can sign up for glacier hiking or ice cave exploration tours and be blown away by the variety of icy landscapes. Also, don’t pass on the opportunity to check out some of nature’s most amazing wonders found on the island – the massive lava formations and a wonderfully hidden waterfall. Another thing you shouldn’t miss out on while visiting Iceland is camping in the “Countryman’s Bathing Pool” and bathing in one of its many hot springs surrounded by sandy, colourful mountains.
Thanks to its gorgeous beaches and numerous scuba diving sites, Australia has become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for all adventure-seeking couples. Among many other things, this heaven on earth offers a chance for all the marine-life lovers to see the magnificent humpback whales, spotted from June to November. If you’ve always wanted to visit the Land Down Under and this sounds like something you would love to see, you can book fantastic Byron Bay luxury accommodation and have a dream holiday by combining modern luxury with raw nature.
If you’re interested in something more exotic, your honeymoon might be a great time to visit Machu Picchu in Peru. This mysterious ancient city is every hiker’s dream come true, and it will surely leave you speechless as you climb the stairs to the Sun Gate and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Besides exploring the wonders of Machu Picchu, Peru offers a wide range of adventurous activities from trekking with llamas and kayaking to riding horses and quad bikes on your way to the fantastic Maras salt mines. If you’re feeling extra brave, you can also explore the Amazon rainforest, or you can go zip lining and enjoy the view of the Sacred Valley.
If you’re more into adventures you can do in a quiet, laid-back atmosphere; this charming island is the perfect place for your honeymoon vacation. There are plenty of long and quiet beaches for those romantic walks in the evenings, but there are also many options that can satisfy your need for excitement. For example, you can go kayaking and check out the fantastic light show made by tiny bioluminescent creatures that glow in the dark when disturbed. If you want something a bit faster, you can try out kiteboarding for that rush of adrenaline, or you can go snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Puerto Rico’s eastern shore. And because of Hurricane Maria’s destructive September forces, now is an excellent time to enjoy a Puerto Rican honeymoon by supporting the region’s tourism!
Just because most typical honeymoons are slow and perhaps a bit too relaxing, it doesn’t mean yours has to be as well. You should spend it doing exactly what you love the most, so if you’re a couple who prefers staying active and trying out new things, then choosing one of the destinations mentioned above for your honeymoon is guaranteed to be the experience of a lifetime that will make the beginning of your life together even more memorable.
Zara Lewis is a regular contributor at Highstylife Magazine, a traveler and a mother of two. Originally from Chicago, she found her place in the sun in Perth, Australia. Zara brings a passion to followsummer about spreading the word about fantastic places to visit and creating a better world for the generations to come. You can follow Zara on Facebook and Twitter.