Most people think of a honeymoon destination as either a luxury beach resort or a romantic trip to Paris.While we’ve often said that a honeymoon is the ultimate dream vacation trip, this doesn't necessarily apply to all couples.There are some really great options that can be the typical honeymoon budget friendly, romantic, incredibly unusual, and perfect for you!If you're an alternative couple, why not embrace an alternative honeymoon?

We did some research to see if we could find some unique alternative to the traditional honeymoon.An article in Bridal Guide magazine listed eight unconventional ideas.These ideas include adventure travel, ecotourism, educational activities, family trips, mini-trips, South America and volunteer vacations.

According to Bridal Guide magazine,remarriages are becoming more common in modern times.So many new marriages also include children from previous marriages.In this case, many couples choose to turn their honeymoon into a family trip.It is so refreshing to know that the newlyweds were making it a family event.

If you and your partner both appreciate the environment, ecotourism will be the perfect choice for your honeymoon.There are many green resorts you can find around the world that offer you the opportunity to embrace new cultures and provide special entertainment for the areas you visit.If you and your partner enjoy giving back, you might also consider taking a volunteer honeymoon!What do you think of these alternative honeymoon plans?Is there anything you'd like to share?Feel free to let us know if you have any ideas.

 Fabulous Non-traditional Honeymoon Destinations for Couples

 

Jökulsárlón

Iceland
You’ll want to bring along your thickest wet suit for a swim in Iceland’s glacial lagoon. It may not be a warm-you-up bath, but Jökulsárlón is home to loads of fish and seals in the wintertime and it’s surrounded by beautiful blue waters if you’re looking for a photo-worthy spot.

Hotel de Glace

near Quebec City, Canada
The hotel is erected each January and has a four-month lifespan each year before being brought down in April. It takes about a month and a half to build with 60 workers. The hotel makes its own snow using a special mixture to adjust the humidity. The hotel is made of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice and the walls are up to four-feet thick.


Sapa, Vietnam

Ask your hotel to arrange for a Jeep to take you from Sapa to the Bac Ha Market on a Sunday morning, when trade is at its peak. It's about a three-hour drive to get there, but the trek is well worth it if you want to mingle with members of local tribes. Also have a car take you to Hoang Lien National Park, where a guide can take you to "Heaven's Gate" or the Silver Waterfall.

 

JAPAN

Want to explore a new country that has gorgeous scenery and delicious food but have already been to Italy? Japan has all of those things and is such an unexpected choice that all of your friends will be jealous they didn't think of it first.

Italy

From the Amalfi Coast in Italy to the islands of the Maldives, many destinations have a reputation for being newlywed magnets. Finding truly unusual honeymoon destinations is becoming increasingly difficult.

Oymyakon Valley, Russia

Oymyakon Valley is the coldest inhabited place in the world with temperatures falling to as low as -71.2°C (fret not, it was recorded in 1924). If by Winter Wonderland you mean a place which is profusely covered in snow, then this is the place for you both. Drive through the Road of Bones, if you’re up for a little challenging, yet romantic, drive through the snow covered path. It is one of the offbeat honeymoon destinations you can try!

 

Finland

The unique resort in Finland’s Cusco, Kakslauttanen is one of the best places to see Northern Lights – an enchanting phenomenon in which the night sky embraces tinges of green. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a unique honeymoon destination in itself. But the key attraction are the glass igloos – better than any presidential suite you can ever book. Come here to enjoy the northern lights as you snuggle in your bed and sip of red wine.

 

Jules’ Undersea Lodge, USA

Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo is situated 30 feet deep on the ocean floor making it one of the fun unusual honeymoon destinations. One has to scuba dive in order to reach the room. A stay in the Undersea Lodge is going to be a riot of colors. Explore the nocturnal marine life by going for night paddleboard tours. You can also swim with the dolphins in Dolphin Cove. The hotel also offers paragliding and parasailing as well. This is definitely the best unusual honeymoon destinations that you’ve got to see to believe it!

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Looking for culture, amazing food, and time with wildlife? Look no further than Northern Thailand. Take a cooking class to explore the wonders of Thai cuisine, wander around the temples in the Old City, or volunteer with elephants at Elephant Nature Park.

New Zealand
For the true adrenaline junkies, the adventure capital of the world is calling! From helicoptering in on a glacier and hiking around to bungee jumping off of bridges, hiking one of New Zealand’s famous tracks, or even black water rafting in a cave with glowworms, this place has no shortage of things to keep your adventurous heart racing. Just be sure to slow down and enjoy that delicious New Zealand wine after.