Are you looking for something different, rare, and unique for your honeymoon? Lonely Planet has recently posted its choice of 10 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations!
Here are the top 10 Unusual Destinations and what Caroline Sieg from Lonely Planet had to say about them:
#1 Hiddensee Island, Germany
"A pristine Baltic island with no motorized transport where horse-and-wagon rides or tooling around on bikes are the only ways around. Amble across dunes and long stretches of sand, or tuck yourselves into a Strandkorb (beach basket), a wicker half-shell chair for two that shelters you from the wind as you watch the waves."
#2 Shelburne, Vermont
"Taste award-winning wine at the town’s namesake Shelburne Vineyards, known for its crisp northern varietals, and enjoy locavore-friendly (locally-sourced) food at elegant restaurants where farm-to-table cuisine reigns and tastes supreme."
#3 Pamalican Island, Philippines
"At 5.5 km long, roughly 500 metres at its widest and only one five-star resort on the island, you’re guaranteed seclusion. Oh, and dive in to see vibrant colors – Pamalican is set smack in the center of a 7 sq km coral reef."
#4 Bwindi Forest National Park, Uganda
"On guided walks to observe these gentle giants (Gorillas) you’ll encounter jagged valleys, dramatic mountain scenery and monkeys. In the evenings, stargaze around campfires and retire in tents built into the jungle canopy while peering into the mist-shrouded rainforest from bed."
#5 Cafayate, Argentina
"Filled with estancias (sumptuous ranch lodging) and vineyards where you can taste rarely-shipped-abroad varietals like Torrontes, this handsome desert town begs you to wander hand-in-hand, past dusty buildings and candle-lit cafes spilling onto sidewalks."
#6 Bettmeralp, Switzerland
"It starts with a cable-car ride, launching you into a car-free Alpine village. We’re not sure what we love more: views of the Aletsch glacier and mountains (including the Matterhorn), strolling between chalets or indulging in fondue. Oh, and Swiss tradition says if you lose your bread in the cheese, you must kiss your dining neighbor – so let that bread disappear."
#7 Khan Khentii, Mongolia:
"Peppered with rolling hills of birch forests and grasslands threaded with rivers, Khan Khentii is a protected wilderness area. Go horseback-riding at sunset across the steppe, and try yak cart rafting together before disappearing into plush yurt lodgings."
"Cruise Alaska's coast on an intimate small ship. Only small vessels can drop anchor at the quiet fjords, tranquil bays and inlets along Alaska’s inside passage. From your cabin, peer at bobbing icebergs, imposing glaciers and misty veils of clouds suspended above snow-capped mountain peaks. Or venture out for a walk on a remote beach or in a two-person kayak to float in enchanting coves and glimpse wildlife like otters and seals."
"Take a vintage train journey in Namibia. From the all-aboard whistle to the smart retro furnishings on the 1950s-esque Desert Express, this train feels like you’ve stepped on a classic film set. Recline in antique leather armchairs and clink glasses in the Spitzkoppe lounge to the sultry sway of the coach. Later, dine in the Welwitschia restaurant car below sandblasted glass panels featuring local animal footprints while rambling past gold-red dunes and African wildlife."
#10 Ambergris, Caye, Belize
"Surrounded by tropical beaches and covered with verdant mangrove swamps in the center, this island is home to the world’s second-largest barrier reef after Australia's. Snorkelling, diving and sunset cruises on catamarans are the norm here, but we’re drawn to the balmy nights in basic thatched roof beach huts and napping in two-person hammocks."