You’ll find many newlyweds flying off to honeymoon destinations that are popular with tourists, as these well-traveled locations are usually a safe bet for a great honeymoon. But what if you are looking for something a bit different for your trip of a lifetime? What if you want to experience the world with your love without being surrounded by tourist crowds? We know that not every happy couple is into sharing their honeymoon with thousands of other people, so here are some ideas for a honeymoon that gets off the beaten path without sacrificing on fun and romance.
Glamping is a mixture of glamor and camping, for a honeymoon that combines the beauty of the great outdoors with honeymoon necessities like a comfy bed and luxurious amenities. Glamping has become a worldwide phenomenon. There are many ways to go glamping, from shacking up in a forest canopy treehouse and getting cozy on a mountaintop yurt to relaxing in a remote camping spot in a tricked out RV.
Glamping honeymoons are a great way to escape touristy resorts and crowded cities, and are perfect for honeymoons where filled with hiking, biking, fishing, and grilling dinner out under the stars. The best part? Depending on how much “glamor” you take with your glamping, you can "rough it" as much (or as little) as you want.
Check Out Cuba
Now that Cuba is open to American honeymooners, couples can enjoy the warm sun in a place where the tourist industry is still budding. There's something extra special about exploring the unknown parts of a country that was inaccessible in years past. Cuba offers a look into a world that was untouched by American products and influence for decades. Honeymooners will find stricter guidelines for traveling to Cuba than other destinations, but a wonderful and exciting adventure awaits as long as you are willing to document your travel and possibly use a tour guide to help you make the most of your adventure.
Escape to the Alaskan Wilderness
Adventurous honeymooners will find one of the ultimate off-the-beaten-path destinations if they visit the Alaskan wilderness. We're talking about locations few honeymooners would dare venture, places you have to take a bush plane to reach, and where modern comforts like grocery stores are non-existent. The best part? You can go well off the beaten path in Alaska without strapping on a pair of Rambo bandannas and becoming hardcore survivalists!
There are numerous lodges available all throughout this stunningly beautiful state that offer high-end options despite their remote locations. Couples can catch the once-in-a-lifetime sight of the Northern Lights and enjoy an endless list of outdoor adventure activities, all under the expert guidance of lodge personnel.
Known for its pristine beaches, enchanting jungles, and mysterious Mayan ruins, Belize is a Caribbean paradise where residents are very proud of their country and culture. Belize is teeming with off-the-beaten-path isles and forest lodges, making it a great choice for honeymooners who want to enjoy a tranquil escape with nary a crowd in sight. Belize is also great for those who don’t speak Spanish, as it was a British colony and many residents still speak English today.
Check out Glover's Reef Atoll, a ring of small islands that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for having some of the most breathtaking coral in the world. Getting there requires a short flight and a boat ride. In between world-class snorkeling and scuba expeditions, return to Southwest Caye to get cozy in a remote beach cabana at the Isla Marisol Resort, where you'll enjoy romantic lodging, dining, and all the modern amenities honeymooners need.
Escape to the Samoan Sunshine
There are many islands in the South Pacific, but Samoa is a lesser-known island nation that tourists manage to miss. The Samoan people are welcoming and hospitable, greeting couples with wide smiles and open arms. Better yet, the islands are home to remote beaches where you can unwind and disconnect from the world. Many resorts offer an “off the grid” experience with no internet service or access to spas or gyms. Sa’Moana Beach Bungalows in Upolu offers couples quiet beaches, tasty dining, and plenty of opportunity to hang out and explore fun activities on the water like surfing, fishing and diving.
For a truly off the grid experience, head over to the Samoan island of Ta’u, which is completely solar powered. You’ll only find one lodge and one motel on the island, making it a truly unique and unforgettably off-the-beaten path island honeymoon destination.
Kena Morris is a gardener and flower expert who loves sharing her love of nature with others. You can find her in any nearby botanical garden, relishing in the peace and serenity, or watching her favorite film, Amélie.