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IN Travel & Adventure ON 11 Nov, 2016
You've just enjoyed the dearest day of your life and have exchanged marital vows. Blessings, best wishes, and gifts have poured in from family and friends. The crazy shopping time and exhausting to-do lists are now a past; it's now time to have some fun with your spouse.
What follows a wedding is the much-awaited honeymoon, which is often the most exciting part of a marriage. The memories collated during this time will continue to live with you till your last breath. Needless to say, the experience will be cherished for decades that follow. Therefore, it becomes quite imperative to choose your honeymoon destination after a thorough research without compromising on your tastes and preferences.
In case, you are someone who just doesn't like to follow the crowd and are seeking something different, then here are 10 unique honeymoon destinations you can choose from.
Luscious green vineyards running far and wide across the landscape seem surreal and too good to be true. Enjoy a wine laced honeymoon in La Rioja and do not miss to halt at the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture that features original Picassos, besides wine bottles from ancient Rome.
You can relax and enjoy the scenic vineyard from the museum's café that welcomes visitors with open arms.
Visitors to this beautiful city are lured by the popular Blue Grotto sea cave and vibrant homes that line the seaside. Besides, the small, rocky ridge along the Amalfi coast adds to the romantic atmosphere that is ideal for the newly-weds. You will fall in love with the serene blue beaches there.
Our list of amazing honeymoon destinations would be incomplete if we skipped mentioning the Maldives. Heaven on earth, the Maldives are simply surreal and incredibly gorgeous. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has a restaurant under the Indian Ocean where you can enjoy delicious food while the fish entertain you by their graceful swimming prowess.
This place will leave you spellbound and fetch a permanent place in your cherished memories.
Lying adjacent to the Adriatic Sea, this Croatian town of Hvar is mostly a popular destination for party junkies but it has something in it that fills the air with romance. You can simply want to relax at the beach, go boating or even better take a dip in the dazzling waters. The lavender fields are also quite lucrative and will woo you with their beauty.
Plan a day trip to the Paklinski Islands, which is full of hidden coves and provide a romantic escape for couples.
Honeymoons don't always mean getting cozy in your swimwear or watching the sunset at the seaside. Ditch the trend and opt for a snowy experience instead.
Fly to this Finnish city of Lapland and see how winters liven up the entire region. Enjoy some husky rides, ice-fishing, snowmobile excursions and more at this snow-laced place and you will wish your honeymoon never ends. To add to your excitement, let me tell you that you can also witness Northern Lights if you get lucky.
This heart shaped island is just a dream come true. If you want your precious time to be undisturbed and away from the hustle bustle of humanity, then all you need is to book your trip here.
Lo and behold, the island will be all yours and you will be given an exclusive treatment with nobody around except for the ones you have invited with you (if any). You are free to decide your own dress code and nobody will interfere in your decisions. Isn't it awesome?
Remember the cult 60's show 'The Prisoner'? If you have been a follower of the show, then you will instantly recollect this place as "The Village'. Celebrities like Frank Lloyd Wright and Paul McCartney have visited this place and loved it to the core. Even the rad musical festival (Festival No. 6) was held here. Am I right in guessing that you are booking your tickets to Wales right away?
A hot favorite among young couples, the Caribbean is a romantic haven for newly-weds. From snorkeling to horse-riding to cycling through the striking surroundings, the place is sure to woo you with its charm and verve.
Enjoy fresh seafood and a relaxed time at the sandy beaches that boast of clear water and natural beauty.
Not everyone likes the idea of beachside honeymoons and if you are looking for something vibrant and lively, then Cartagena is the ideal place for you. You can walk down the colorful streets hand in hand or have a laid back conversation in an outdoor café.
When the sun has gone down, you can salsa the evening before heading back to your own private time.
Panajachel lies in the southwestern Guatemalan Highlands and offers thermal spas, adventure hiking as well as an opportunity to explore some Mayan ruins. You may also want to kick-start your married life with blessings from God and make a quick trip to Lake Atitlan where you will find yourself gaping at the stunning volcanic backdrop.
You can go kayaking at the lake but the highlight of this place is the Mayan spas that will make you yearn for more.