Top Exotic Places for Honeymoons

January 21, 2015 Updated: January 21, 2015

People who have recently tied the knot are really spoiled for choice when it comes to exotic and romantic honeymoon locations. Many of these destinations boast an enchanting natural setting, while offering couples the chance to take part in a number of exciting activities if they can manage to tear themselves away from their hotel room. Here is a selection of top destinations that should not be missed.


Phewa Lake in Pokhara in Nepal via Shutterstock*
Phewa Lake in Pokhara in Nepal via Shutterstock*

This stunning lakeside city is set in the heart of Nepal and is surrounded by enchanting mountains. Pokhara offers a number of world class hotels and restaurants for couples to enjoy, while embarking on short mountain treks during the day is a romantic experience that newlyweds who have a strong sense of adventure are sure to love. Naturally, exploring the rainforests and mountains of Nepal carries a certain amount of risk, so it is best to arrange cheap travel insurance before leaving home.

Koh Samed

This is one of the most picturesque islands in the whole of Thailand and boasts a number of stunning white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and luxurious resorts. The beaches that can be found towards the south of this tiny island are particularly secluded and make ideal honeymoon spots. Couples can spend their days simply soaking up the sun on one of these private beaches and enjoying a little alone time with their intended, while special boat trips to explore the area’s surrounded islands are also available.


Tropical beach with white sand, Philippines, Boracay Island via Shutterstock*
Tropical beach with white sand, Philippines, Boracay Island via Shutterstock*

Couples who are looking for the ultimate romantic tropical getaway are sure to love spending time on Boracay. This island boasts stunning white sandy beaches that are lapped by crystal clear water and fringed by palm trees and can be found around three hundred kilometres from Manila. Honeymooners should head straight to Balinghai, where they will find special resorts designed with the needs of honeymooners in mind and taking a sunset walk along the beach here is an enchanting experience that will never be forgotten. In addition to spending their days on the beach, active couples can have fun taking part in natural activities such as hiking to the top of Mount Luho, where they will be treated to impressive panoramic views of Boracay.

Bazaruto Island

Couples who want to enjoy plenty of pampering and pure luxury on their honeymoon will not be disappointed by Bazaruto Island. This island measures just 22 miles long and four miles wide and can be found in Mozambique. In addition to spending time on the beach and unwinding in one of the island’s luxurious spas, couples can explore the island’s natural beauty by going on scuba diving and snorkelling trips. Finding top of the range accommodation on Bazaruto Island is easy and many suites come complete with their own hot tubs.

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*Image of Phewa Lake in Pokhara in Nepal via Shutterstock

*Image of tropical beach with white sand, Philippines, Boracay Island via Shutterstock