Ask The Experts: Non-Traditional Honeymoon Destinations You Should Consider

For a while now, planning your honeymoon has probably been the furthest thing from your mind. With international travel being banned pretty much everywhere, gettng excited about gettng on a plane may have seemed like a pipe dream. However, now with the prospect of international travel after May 17th, it’s time to get those holiday brochures out and start planning your dream get away. If you are looking for a honeymoon a little less traditional than the average trip away, then I have 5 fab ideas for Non-Traditional Honeymoon Destinations.

Non-Traditional Honeymoon Destinations You Should Consider

When it comes to honeymoon destinations, most couples would think of a luxury beachside resort or romantic getaways to cities like Paris and Rome. But if you want to break the tradition and make your honeymoon truly unforgettable, consider visiting places you have never been to before.
While everyone is heading to the Maldives for their honeymoon, head to Roatan instead! And instead of flying to Paris or Rome, choose a less popular destination, such as Madagascar or Vermont. If you need more ideas to help you plan a non-traditional honeymoon, check these out.


When going to the Caribbean for a honeymoon, most couples would choose St. Bart’s, Barbados, or Jamaica. But only a few would go to Roatan, Honduras. Located about 30 miles off the northern coast of Honduras, Roatan offers a tropical reprieve to couples who wanted to de-stress after the busy wedding celebration. Unlike the other beaches in the Caribbean that are often crowded with tourists, Roatan’s beaches are less crowded. What’s more, the island does not have many high-rise buildings that could block your ocean view. Here, you can relax, unwind, and lounge at the soft white sands, while enjoying some quality time with your loved one.

There are plenty of activities that couples can partake on their honeymoon in the Roatan. The island is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, so snorkelling is a must. Scuba diving is also a great way to explore its pristine coral reef and discover abundant marine life. Snorkelling and scuba diving might be the highlight of your honeymoon, but these are not your only options. You can shop, dine, and enjoy a round of drinks at one of the beach sidebars!
For those who prefer a more seamless experience, considering a Travelpass could enhance your journey, offering exclusive access to special deals and experiences around the island. With Travelpass, effortlessly planning your days becomes part of the adventure, ensuring every moment in Roatan is as magical as it can be.


Not a lot of couples would fly to California for a honeymoon. You may have been to this US state several times before either for work or leisure but visiting California as a newlywed couple is an experience you will surely cherish. There are tons of Californian activities and things to do 3 that you can enjoy in this massive state, so spend a week here, if you can. You can either take it easy with Cali having some of the best all inclusive resorts in USA or take the wandering approach with the below.

Start by seeing the famous Hollywood sign. For lunch, check out the Dock and Dine experience in Newport Beach, then head to Lake Tahoe to go skiing and marvel at the gorgeous views by the lake. Rent a car and drive through California’s iconic Highway 1 to experience that famous Big Sur road trip. Indulge in fresh seafood in Santa Barbara and marvel at the romantic sunset views of Malibu. And before capping off your honeymoon trip, hit the Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and check out the great selection of luxury shops and boutiques!


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Massachusetts is a captivating and romantic destination that offers couples an unforgettable honeymoon experience. With its rich history, charming coastal towns, picturesque landscapes, and vibrant cities, the state has something to offer for every couple’s taste and preference.
One of the highlights of a honeymoon in Massachusetts is its diverse natural beauty. From the serene beaches of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to the majestic mountains of the Berkshires, there are endless opportunities for romantic walks along the shore or intimate hikes through scenic trails. The stunning fall foliage adds a touch of enchantment, creating a truly magical backdrop for newlyweds.

For those seeking a more urban honeymoon experience, Massachusetts boasts vibrant cities such as Boston, known for its cobblestone streets, historic sites, and thriving culinary scene. Exploring the city’s famous Freedom Trail, enjoying a romantic dinner in one of its acclaimed restaurants, or taking a sunset stroll along the Charles River are just a few of the many romantic activities available.
When it comes to accommodation, Massachusetts offers an array of luxurious and romantic options. Sonesta hotels, for instance, provide a perfect blend of comfort, elegance, and exceptional service for honeymooners. Whether it’s a waterfront retreat, a cozy inn in a charming New England town, or a sophisticated urban hotel, Sonesta hotels offer a variety of choices to cater to every couple’s preferences.

Additionally, Massachusetts is a cultural hub with numerous art galleries, theaters, and music venues, providing couples with ample opportunities for entertainment and cultural experiences. Exploring the renowned museums of Boston or catching a Broadway show in the lively theater district can add a touch of sophistication and excitement to any honeymoon.

In conclusion, Massachusetts offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, historical charm, vibrant cities, and luxurious accommodations, making it an ideal honeymoon destination. Whether exploring coastal landscapes, indulging in culinary delights, or immersing in cultural experiences, honeymooners can create cherished memories in this captivating state.


If you have never been to Vermont before, then this is where you should go for your honeymoon! This tiny US state is friendly, charming, and quaint, perfect for couples who wanted to relax and unwind, away from the busy tourist crowds. Here, you can stay at a cosy log cabin, go for a brewery road trip, or stroll through quaint villages.

Your Vermont vacation won’t be complete without staying at a cosy log cabin. This is what the state is known for. Regardless of the season, a cosy cabin retreat will surely make your honeymoon even more unforgettable. Almost 75% of the state is forested, so you will have plenty of options for a romantic cabin getaway. These cabins are surrounded by lush green trees and equipped with amenities, from a wood-burning stove to hot tubs and a king-sized bed.

Vermont has the most craft breweries per capita in the United States, so a visit to a brewery should be included in your Vermont itinerary. When going for a brewery road trip, drive to Burlington, the city’s biggest state and home to many great breweries. Another activity you should not miss is strolling through Vermont’s quaint villages.

The Lake District

Instead of flying outside the country for your honeymoon getaway, go to the Lake District instead. The Lake District is becoming a popular destination for newlywed couples who wanted to relax and break free from the madness of the big day. It only takes an hour to fly to the Lake District from London, so you won’t have to deal with the nasty jet lag.

The Lake District offers plenty of activities for couples on a romantic honeymoon getaway. Walk hand in hand with your partner along Scafell Pike, dubbed England’s rooftop. After hiking England’s tallest mountain, you can go cruising along the lakes, or take part in various water sports activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking. Since more and more couples are choosing Lake District for their honeymoon destination, some travel companies are offering honeymoon packages that include accommodation throughout the Lakes and plenty of romantic activities around Cumbria. Take advantage of these, so you don’t have to go through the hassles of planning the itinerary yourself.


Madagascar may not be a popular destination for a honeymoon, partly due to its lack of tourism facilities and inaccessibility, but this island country has plenty of hidden gems that are waiting for you to discover. Plus, there are now plenty of luxury lodges and resorts in Madagascar that cater to honeymooners. These resorts are set in the middle of a secluded island, allowing couples to enjoy a more private and intimate holiday. When evening comes, enjoy a delicious dinner meal by the beach and treat yourself to the freshest seafood, with the romantic sunset on your backdrop. Isn’t it romantic?

But the best part about going for a honeymoon in Madagascar is that it won’t break the bank. After spending your life savings for the wedding of your dreams, you probably want to save a bit for your honeymoon getaway. Madagascar offers the best value for the money. This island country remains one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations in the Indian Ocean, especially when compared to Mauritius, Seychelles, and the Caribbean islands.





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