5 Honeymoon Destinations Just A Little More Private, More Secluded Than Usual
Your honeymoon is your special time with your loved one. You don’t want anyone interrupting it–no work calls, no exchange of text messages with your friends and family members, no crowds to get in your way. You need somewhere to disappear to, a private hideaway for you, your spouse and nobody else. Here are five places we think you might want to consider for your private postnuptials.
Koh Chang, Thailand
How about an island getaway for your honeymoon? There’s this place in Eastern Thailand on the Cambodian border called Koh Chang. It’s a tropical paradise and among the largest of Thailand’s islands. Koh Chang boasts a diverse and beautiful landscape, from mountains and waterfalls to the vast White Sand Beach and the coral reef just beyond. Indulge in famous Thai hospitality at The Dewa or The Chill Resort & Spa, or rough it out in a tent on Lonely Beach and experience a truly tropical honeymoon.
The Chill Resort & Spa?
The Fjords of Norway
If the heat’s not your thing and you need somewhere cold to kick back with your spouse, head up North to the frigid fjords of Norway. Take a cruise and spend a romantic day at Geirangerfjord, the most beautiful fjord in the world, and go for a hike up to Trolltunga for a valley view beyond compare. Pack your warmest clothes and head North to Lofoten Island—you might just be lucky enough to catch the Aurora Borealis. A warning, though, if you choose Norway as your honeymoon hideaway: many of its most unique destinations and activities, such as the ice hotels and dog sledding, are winter exclusives. You’ll need to time your honeymoon right and pack for the cold if you’re interested in trying out these activities.
Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Can’t handle the cold of Northern Europe, but still want that fresh Alpine air? Take your spouse over to Yosemite National Park. This mountain paradise is tucked away in the Rocky Mountains just East of San Francisco. Between Half Dome Peak and June Lake, there’s a laundry list of sites for you to explore. There are a number of lodges for you to stay in and around Yosemite, from Tenaya Lodge to The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, to humble homes of Half Dome Village. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, bring a tent and head out into the woods for some ultimate privacy amid Mother Nature.
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Tenaya Lodge ?
Of course, if you want to skip the crowds completely, you can pass on the mountains and jet out to the Seychelles. This collection of 115 islands off the coast of Africa consists of remote beaches and private paradises unspoiled by man. Snorkel around Coco Island before heading over to the unique and dramatic landscapes of Praslin. At the Victoria Market, you can immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of the Seychellois. As the days get late, head back to the Banyan Tree or the Four Seasons or wherever else you may be staying and watch the famous Seychelles sunset with your significant other.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles?
The Safaris of Kenya
If your sea legs aren’t quite on yet, you can fly further East and onto Kenya. It’s the perfect place for those looking to commune with nature. Nature reserves can be found throughout the country—from the Masai Mara National Reserve, home to elephants and buffalos and whole prides of lions, to Amboseli National Park, which offers a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Wash off the dust with a trip to Watamu Beach, one of the best beaches in the world. There’s Medina Palms and the Hemingways for you to stay at, among other top-tier resorts. Just make sure you’re up early for a fantastic African sunrise.
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