A honeymoon is a holiday vacation taken by newlyweds to intimately celebrate their marriage. On average, a couple will spend around $5,000 on their honeymoon but when they a larger budget they don’t have second thoughts on spending around $10,000. According to statistics, a typical honeymoon lasts 7-11-days. That’s well over a week of pure and complete love, intimacy and bliss.
Most honeymoons are about relaxing and unwinding from the wedding. It is a time to get used to married life. If you are an outdoorsy couple, here are some destinations perfect for honeymooning couple that loves some nature exploration.
El Nido, Palawan, PH
Once voted as the “World’s Best Island by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2017, El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines is a paradise fit for your honeymoon needs. Endowed with beautifully crafted islands made out of limestone, bluer than blue water and amazing rock formations this nature destination is for anyone who loves the sun, sea and the beach. Get yourself sun-kissed as you explore different lagoons in the area from Secret Lagoon, Large Lagoon, Small Lagoon, and Secret Beach. When you get tired, energize yourself by feasting on delicious seafood galore cooked from the heart with the locals.
Queenstown, New Zealand
If you’ve seen the Lord of the Rings, then you’ve probably been at awe with the amazing backdrop of imposing mountains and magical forest. Those were filmed somewhere around Queenstown. This resort town has the best of both summer and winter. A helicopter flight can easily take you and let you see a beautiful transition between the lush grassland, rich forest, beautiful lakes and snowy mountain peaks. If the views aren’t enough for you, the city also offers adventures activities like bungy jumping, water rapids, and a more romantic gondola rides.
Yellowstone National Park, WY, US
Your passion for each other might be comparable to the heat of fire so why don’t you check out a volcanic caldera and supervolcano in the Yellowstone National Park. While this park hasn’t erupted yet, you need to bask in all of its natural glory. Here you can see some incredible waterfalls and two powerfully amazing geysers. You can also explore and hike to the Grand Canyon. After a tiring day of adventure, you can dine on some authentic Bison burger then soak up in the world’s biggest hot springs.
Lake Tahoe, California, US
Located in the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the destination to be for honeymooners who like both summer and winter activities. Dubbed as the “Jewel of the Sierras”, Lake Tahoe offers an array of things to do whatever season you come.
In the summer, you can take a dip and swim in the lake. Kayaking and windsurfing are also a must-do. For winter, skiing is possible together with sightseeing and zip lining on the top of mountains and cliffs surrounding it. This spot is also one of the best fishing destinations in the region. It has a self-sustaining populace of Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Mackinaw.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Located along the stretch of Caribbean Sea, Riviera Maya in Mexico is an enchanting honeymoon destination. More than just beautiful beaches and bodies of water, this spot has a series of underground caves, rivers, and caverns that you can hike, swim, snorkel and dive. You’ll not be swimming with corals but magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. In addition, you can also do some bike rides around and explore the jungles and pyramids in the area as if you are Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood.