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Unexpected Honeymoon Ideas for 2019

While tried-and-true honeymoon destinations never go out of style, there is something incredibly romantic about venturing off the beaten path with your new spouse. Whether traveling to an up-and-coming African safari location or lesser-known Italian beach retreat, newlyweds who opt for an under-the-radar honeymoon destination can expect to bond through the shared thrill of discovery. Here, we recommend trips where adventure and romance—not to mention a lack of crowds—are almost guaranteed.

Learn more about Indagare’s Honeymoon membership, which includes six hours of trip planning with our travel specialists, a personalized itinerary and preferred amenities.

Rwanda and Zimbabwe

Observing endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda is a profound wild-life experience. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, offers adventurous honeymooners a wealth of UNESCO sites like Victoria Falls, as well as luxurious lodges.

Related: Indagare’s Honeymoon Guide By Season

Alaska

Remote, exotic and full of adventure, Alaska provides adrenaline-pumping activities and astounding landscapes that rival those of popular overseas destinations—and you don’t need a passport to get there.

Related: Indagare’s Top 5 Honeymoons for 2018

Puglia

Puglia has all the attractions of better-known Mediterranean honey-moon destinations—a warm climate and miles of beautiful beaches, numerous country inns and charming villages with Baroque churches and tiny piazzas—minus the tourists.

Related: Indagare Matchmaker: Best Honeymoon Destinations for All Kinds of Newlyweds

Indonesia

Comprising more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia promises romantic days spent hiking volcanoes, visiting temples and sampling delicious fusion cuisine. A can’t-miss for adventurous honeymooners: chartering a sailboat to explore the islands of Komodo, Java and Moyo in near seclusion.

Related: Indagare Favorites: Romantic Escapes

Bhutan

With its staggering natural beauty and distinctive culture, Bhutan appeals to both landscape lovers and spiritual seekers. The country, which strictly limits tourism, is ideal for newlyweds interested in broadening and deepening their understanding of the world and each other.

Learn more about Indagare’s Honeymoon membership, which includes six hours of trip planning with our travel specialists, a personalized itinerary and preferred amenities.

– Blair West on October 2, 2018

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