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5 honeymoon destinations you’ve never heard of

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Paris, Zanzibar and Thailand are all lovely places, but a little bit… cliché as honeymoon destinations. If you really want something unforgettable in a staggeringly beautiful place – then consider these five exhilarating alternatives. They won’t disappoint.

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Selfoss, Iceland

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Whether you’re seeking a quiet, soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights, a challenging trek across an ancient glacier or a day of fly-fishing in icy rivers, Selfoss, Iceland, is the adventurer’s ultimate honeymoon destination. Less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavík, set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields, ION Luxury Adventure Hotel boasts captivating contemporary architecture and an indoor/outdoor natural spa—with easy access to all the attractions of ‘the land of fire and ice.’
Where to Stay ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji tend to get all the attention when it comes to honeymoon-worthy nations in the South Pacific Ocean, but have you heard of New Caledonia? This special collection of islands is actually an overseas territory of France and very different from other South Pacific destinations. With a distinct indigenous culture, a French Riviera-style atmosphere, and luxury boutiques—as well as top-notch surfing—it’s an exotic little piece of France.
Where to Stay Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Golf Resort & Spa

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Guatemala

Be it Cabo or Puerto Vallarta, you probably know of people marrying or honeymooning in Mexico, but Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, is also an ideal Central American ‘mooners destination. A lake in the Guatemalan highlands surrounded by blue mountains, misty volcanoes, and Mayan villages, Lago de Atitlán is staggeringly beautiful, remote, and the deepest lake in Central America. The locals call it ‘el ombligo de mundo’ – the belly-button of the world. Old Mayan trails and nature reserves offer challenging hikes, and adrenaline buffs can jump from high rock faces into the deep blue water.
Where to Stay Laguna Lodge

Armação dos Búzios, Brazil

Brazil

With the 2014 World Cup behind us and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics ahead, Rio de Janiero is having a very big moment in the sun – and the tourists are flocking. But just a two-hour drive northeast of the city’s bright lights and busy streets lies an oasis of calm: Armação dos Búzios, Brazil. With rocky hills and stunning beaches, the little beach town offers the coastal atmosphere and cultural flair of Rio—without all the hustle and bustle. Designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Octavio Raja Gabaglia, Insólito Boutique Hotel is also a major draw for locals and guests alike with eclectic antique/modern design elements and a happening beach lounge.
Where to Stay Insólito Boutique Hotel

Montenegro

Montenegro

Croatia seems to be the place to be on the Adriatic Sea (and it truly is remarkable), but we’re raising the ballot for newer neighboring nation Montenegro. “A Balkan gem that’s small, spectacular—and cheap,” as The New York Times describes it, the coastal country offers breathtaking coastal views, boating, and history. Recently opened after a six-year renovation, the Aman Sveti Stefan resort is set on a three-acre island, with luxurious suites, spas, and dining in repurposed 15th-century cottages.
Where to Stay Aman Sveti Stefan

 

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