Consider These Underrated Honeymoon Destinations for a Unique Experience
Your honeymoon is supposed to be one of the most magical times of your life, celebrating the joy of your special union in an exciting new place, which is why choosing the right destination for your romantic holiday is paramount.
There are plenty of popular honeymoon hotspots you could go for; however, if you’re looking for more off-the-beaten-path destinations, here are several of the most underrated for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon experience:
While perhaps not the first place many would think of for a honeymoon, Quebec is a city with plenty of charm, culture, and an array of exquisite offerings and activities for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Home to so many incredible parks, museums, theaters, shops, and restaurants that visiting couples will never find themselves short of fun and romantic things to do.
Cruise across the St. Lawrence River and gaze at the city's dazzling lights as the sun sets. Check out Montmorency Falls for a majestic view of its cascading torrents—which are even higher than Niagara Falls! Ride a horse-drawn carriage and tour the city’s historic architecture with your loved one, or take a private hot air balloon ride and view the beautiful scenery from above.
For snowbirds, Mont Tremblant Ski Resort is world-famous for making romantic memories, with skiing from October through mid-May and much more. Newlyweds can share panoramic gondola rides with spectacular views, cozy accommodations, and fine dining and shopping in between snuggling in front of a toasty fireplace. The off-season also features plenty to do, such as sunbathing together on the scenic shores of Lake Tremblant, playing rounds of golf on its two championship courses, and strolling its Pedestrian Village in hand.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is a popular hotel with beautifully luxurious rooms and suites ideal for a honeymoon. Situated in a historic castle, comfortable and elegant European-inspired furnishings and aesthetics make you feel as though you’ve been transported to a romantic fairytale. It also features extraordinary restaurants, including Champlain Restaurant— well-known for its French-inspired cuisine and upscale decor and perfect for an intimate night out.
The Azores, Portugal
This nine-island archipelago is a haven for nature lovers and wildlife watchers seeking a secluded vacation with their loved ones. With gorgeously preserved, verdant landscapes and incredibly diverse native wildlife, couples can explore its endless natural wonders—including magical, crystal-clear lakes, soothing natural hot springs, and much more.
Pay a visit São Miguel to do some whale and dolphin watching during the day, and enjoy a luxurious couples treatmentat Pedras Do Mar Resort & Spa. Hike the hills of the volcanic crater lake, Lagoa do Fogo, or try a guided canyoning and rappelling tour through some of the beautifully iconic sites in Ponta Delgada. There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to explore its amazing surroundings while pampering each other!
Caparica Azores EcoLodge is a great choice for couples looking for a comfortable, remote stay featuring dreamy, rustic cabanas with romantic views of the surrounding landscapes. Snuggle together and take in the lush beauty before heading off on your next adventure.
Octant Hotels Ponta Delgada offers a wide range of accommodations, activities, and relaxation opportunities ideal for a romantic island getaway. Choose from 123 rooms and suites each with a glorious ocean view, along with access to high-end amenities and facilities including spa, 24-hour gym, panoramic outdoor pool, and more.
And for a truly unforgettable experience encapsulating all that the Azores have to offer, enjoy a two-week Holland America Line cruise itinerary visiting some of the most popular, scenic locations across the islands for a truly amazing honeymoon cruise!
This underrated honeymoon destination has an intimate and unmistakable ambiance that is perfect for a romantic holiday. Quiet streets, enchanting natural beauty, and the majestic silhouette of Mt. Fuji highlight the otherworldly aura of this historic city.
The cultural epicenter of Japan, Kyoto offers couples an endless list of truly breathtaking sites and experiences, from its ancient Buddhist temples and shrines to enjoying kaiseki—a traditional multi-course dinner—at Kikunoi, one of its premier restaurants.
Share a drink at one of the local bars or take a romantic stroll through its tranquil streets. In Kyoto, even a short walk with your loved one feels as if you’ve entered another world. Be sure to visit the city’s gloriously maintained gardens, and snap photos by its gorgeous cherry blossoms to immortalize your special honeymoon!
When you’re ready to settle in for the night, Ace Hotel Kyoto features a wonderful blend of traditional charm and contemporary elegance, with comfortable rooms and suites offering unique and exclusive amenities. These include: private balconies, turntables, individual living and dining areas, and much more. It’s also home to several incredible restaurants, including Mr. Maurice’s Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, an atmospheric, open-air spot perfect for a romantic meal or just enjoying a few drinks together.
Renowned as a popular romantic destination overall, Italy is also home to the incredibly underrated honeymoon region, Puglia. This hidden gem encompasses the heel of the country’s so-called ‘boot,’ and features absolutely stunning coastal views, fantastic restaurants and wineries, historic villages, and extraordinary accommodations.
Charter a private boat for a romantic picnic at sea, or visit the scenic Tremiti Islands for amazing architecture and some of the best swimming and diving spots in the region.
If you’re looking for a unique and memorable dining experience, Grotta Palazzese Restaurant is situated within a limestone cave—exuding a romantic ambiance impossible to recreate elsewhere, and the perfect host to intimate, candlelit meals.
Masseria Torre Maizza features luxurious amenities perfect for a romantic stay. Book one of the deluxe suites and enjoy the spacious decor, comfortable furnishings, and your own private pool! End the day with a couples spa treatment at Irene Forte Spa for some high-quality pampering!
Planning your honeymoon can be a long and difficult process. Arranging the perfect itinerary, choosing the right time to book and travel, and picking the best romantic destination can be daunting. Fear not; I am able to help you plan the perfect honeymoon! We’ll work with you every step to ensure your special trip is full of romantic memories! So what are you waiting for? Contact me today to book your honeymoon.