Adventurous Honeymoon Alternatives to the Maldives - Black Platinum Gold

The Maldives has historically been a popular honeymoon spot, especially in the 20th century, as it has continued rising in popularity. However, that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Whether you’re hesitant about vacationing there because you’re looking for something more adventurous or fast-paced or because you want to avoid crowds and tourists, we’ve rounded up some of the best alternatives for you!

African Safari 

What better way to cement your vows and welcome a new stage of life than with an over-the-top adventure? You can find safari experiences across Africa which promise sites and interactions with different animals. Don’t worry – you can still squeeze in some relaxation at the end of your days in one of the many five-star resorts included in safari trekking tours. 

Kyoto, Japan

Japan offers amazing food, architecture, and art. If you’re looking for an alternative to the typical Tokyo experience, you might consider a place like Kyoto. If you would like your stay organized for you, there are plenty of vacation packages out there. However, with so many options, you might enjoy piecing together your stay based on your interests. From the gorgeous Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine to tea ceremonies and multiple temples, there is something for the architects, history lovers, and foodies alike!

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Swedish Lapland

Having a winter wedding? If you’re looking for a truly unique and one-of-a-kind experience while remaining eco-friendly, this destination is the perfect place to be! With surrounding views of the breath-taking snowy landscape and resorts boasting spa amenities, this is the perfect combination of relaxation and sight-seeing. The Swedish Lapland is known as Northern Europe’s last bit of wilderness, and thus it is a highly coveted European getaway. If your wedding is in the summer, the Swedish Lapland offers amazing views of the midnight sun. 

Mini-Moon Getaways 

Sometimes extending honeymoons get in the way of day-to-day life, especially so if you have a demanding job or children to think about. Until you’re able to travel for a full-blown honeymoon, you may consider going on mini-moon getaway instead. Depending on where you are, this can mean a road trip or a quick getaway to a nearby city like New York or a national park if you’re in the States or a quick jaunt to Paris for European residents. 

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Rainforest Overnights

Thailand is a great destination for vacations year-round, though perhaps most unique is its jungles. These densely green areas with their unique wildlife offers visitors a chance to interact with the rainforest like never before. Choose to sleep in your hammocks under rain canopies or retreat to the safety of a resort at the end of the night, there are options for all interests. 

Final Thoughts

Honeymoon destinations aren’t a one-size-fits-all experience. While the Maldives may be great for some couples – it may not be for others, as honeymoons are as unique as the couple experiencing them. Luckily, there are many more options out there to offer you and your loved one a fulfilling getaway. Whether it be wild adventures or deep relaxation in frosty climates, there are options around the world to satisfy every couple’s interests. While we’ve rounded up a few options here for you, there are so many more around the world. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we’re committed to providing you with an excellent getaway and would be happy to assist in planning the experience of a lifetime!


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