4 Destinations for Active Honeymoons

January 26th, 2014 | by Ashyln Molly

If your idea of the perfect honeymoon doesn’t involve lazing around on an overly crowded beach on a touristy Caribbean island, you’ll probably need to spend some time brainstorming out-of-the-box ideas, and fast. Sites like TheKnot.com offer some great advice for adventurous couples and those that want their honeymoon to be different, but if you’re looking for a shortlist of awesome honeymoon destinations, here are our top four picks:

Amsterdam

This is one of the most beautiful and beloved cities in Europe, and you can go on a honeymoon at any time of the year because there is always something to do. There are several spas in the city that you could visit for some couples treatments, and many of them offer unique services that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

You can also take a boat ride in a romantic paddle boat, or walk through the gorgeous flowers in the area gardens. Amsterdam is also known for its large bike population – in fact, it’s been said that there are more bicycles than people in the city. If you want to travel the city like a local, rent a bike for your stay there and spend the days riding along the streets and people-watching at the little cafes.

Fiji

A remarkable honeymoon destination, Fiji has spectacular views of tall mountains and beautiful waterfalls. From parasailing to walking on the sandy beaches, there is always something to do as a couple in Fiji. There are several places near the Kadavu Islands where you can scuba dive and see breathtaking fish and other sea life.

Fiji has numerous honeymoon packages that you can choose from that include the hotel room, airfare and romantic dinners. Another fun experience is staying in a bungalow on stilts in the water. These allow for couples to maintain their privacy encircled by beautiful blue waters, and to enjoy the serenity of their surroundings. Fiji is also a great place to indulge in luxurious spa treatments, decadent meals, and adventurous water sports.

Alaska

Although it sounds cold, Alaska is not to be overlooked as a honeymoon destination. You can take a cruise to Alaska, or you can fly to the state and stay in one of the many charming and luxurious hotels that abound in the scenic and urban areas. A quaint bed and breakfast is a romantic way to spend a honeymoon in Alaska. Summer is the best season to go, but the most beautiful time is when there is snow on the ground in December or January, and of course, there are tons of activities there for the couple looking to stay active. Try your hand at snowshoeing, or go skiing or dogsledding.

Chile

Chile is a great place to visit on your honeymoon because of how diverse the landscape is. This long, narrow country offers mountains, deserts, tropical areas, and urban centers as it stretches down South America. Check out Santiago for some history – La Palacio de la Moneda and La Plaza de Constitution are where the presidential offices are located. If you’re looking for more outdoorsy adventures, go see El Tatio Geysers, which are surrounded by several volcanoes. The climate is quite volatile here, so be sure to layer your clothing for the cold mornings and warm afternoons. For a more cultural experience, hike up the mountains in Valparaiso to La Sebastiana, the house where famed artist Pablo Neruda lived.

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