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10 Best Adventure Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Your honeymoon is your first adventure as a married couple. Since the hardest part of planning a honeymoon is deciding on a destination, we curated a list of the 10 best adventure honeymoon destinations in the world. We have visited all these destinations as a couple so we know they are perfect for a romantic getaway. Keep reading to see which destination made number one!

10. Corfu, Greece

Corfu Boat West Coast
Snorkel and Swim in Corfu
Corfu Getaway
Porto Timoni Beach Corfu

If you would like to spend your honeymoon at a warm destination where you can relax at the beach but still want to explore, Corfu is the perfect island for you. Corfu is a Greek island located west of mainland Greece, in the Ionian Sea. It has mountainous regions and beautiful landscapes with rugged cliffs in the northwest and lush forest in the northeast. In Corfu you can find a mix of breathtaking hikes, historical sites, picturesque beaches, and delicious food. One of the best things to do in Corfu is to rent a boat for the day to explore the west coast of the island where you can find secluded beaches, dramatic cliffs, and amazing turquoise water for snorkeling. Spending the day together on a boat in Greece is the honeymoon activity you need to put on your list.

9. Sedona, Arizona

Sedona Arizona View
Sedona Picnic
Winery in Sedona Arizona
Sedona Arizona Sunset Sugarloaf

Sedona is a town surrounded by beautiful red rocks, making a magical landscape and an incredible place to hike and mountain bike. Sedona is a great adventure honeymoon destination if you are looking to stay in the United States. Book a casita at the Enchantment Resort where you will find unparalleled views of Boynton Canyon, top-rated restaurants, and a relaxing pool. Spend evenings hiking up to viewpoints in Sedona to watch the sunset with a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine. If you want a break from hiking, you can go wine tasting at vineyards 20 minutes from Sedona. For an unforgettable honeymoon experience book a helicopter tour of Sedona.

8. Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai Best Things to Do
Napali Coast Kauai
Mahaulepu Beach Sand
Waimea Canyon Waterfall Viewpoint

Kauai, also known as the Garden Island, is the oldest Hawaiian Island. On Kauai you can find dramatic cliffs, lush rainforest, and golden beaches. Kauai is one of the best adventure honeymoon destinations for couples who want to hike and explore while still being able to relax on picturesque beaches. 

Make your honeymoon unforgettable with a helicopter tour over Kauai which is the best way to see parts of the island that are inaccessible by foot. Experience Kauai from another perspective by doing a boat cruise with views of the Na Pali Coast. This Na Pali Coast Sunset Boat Tour is the perfect honeymoon activity, where you can enjoy dinner and drinks together with views of the 4,000-foot cliffs.

7. Italy

Tuscany View
Montepulciano Tuscany
Roadtrip Italy Amalfi
Sail Amalfi Coast

Can you think of anything more romantic than a road trip through Italy? The narrow, windy roads in Italy make it quite an adventure. Start your road trip in Tuscany where you can explore Tuscan villages, go wine tasting, and enjoy unforgettable views and delicious food. Taste Chianti Classico in a castle at Ricasoli winery where the recipe was created. Explore the dreamy Tuscan village of Montepulciano, with narrow cobblestone streets and unrivaled views of the Val d’Orcia wine region.

Continue your Italy honeymoon exploring picturesque towns on the Amalfi Coast like Positano, Ravello, and Atrani. See breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast on a hike along the cliffs from Bomerano to Positano, known as the Path of the Gods. Make sure to save a few days to explore Rome and Florence!

6. Iceland

Gullfoss Falls
Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss
Iceland Kayak in Glacier Lagoon

While Iceland is not the typical place you would think of when you imagine a honeymoon, it is one of the best adventure honeymoon destinations in the world. Spend your honeymoon experiencing one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are endless adventurous activities you can do in Iceland including kayaking in a glacier lagoon, walking on a glacier, snorkeling between two tectonic plates, and hiking to powerful waterfalls. You can find geothermal spas throughout Iceland which make for a perfect relaxing activity after a thrilling day. It’s your honeymoon, so why not book the premium package and experience the seven-step ritual at the Sky Lagoon with your partner. 

Plan your Iceland adventure honeymoon with our detailed guides: 20 Best Things to Do in Iceland and 10 Iceland Travel Tips You Need to Know

5. Croatia

Croatia Plitvice
Dubrovnik View
Dubrovnik Croatia

Croatia is an amazing country with medieval cities, unique national parks, and a beautiful coastline. The best way to explore Croatia is to rent a car and do a road trip. Start your trip exploring the medieval city of Dubrovnik, known as the pearl of the Adriatic. Here you can walk along the Walls of Dubrovnik and take a cable car up to a viewpoint of the city. One natural wonder you cannot miss in Croatia is Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend time hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park, surrounded by bright blue lakes and tall waterfalls. Experience relaxing beach days on Hvar, a Croatian Island in the Adriatic Sea.

4. Galapagos Islands

Galapagos South Plaza Island
Galapagos Sunset
Galapagos Espanola 4
Galapagos Sea Lions

A cruise around the Galapagos Islands has to be on your bucket list, so what better time to do it than for your honeymoon? There are a several cruises you can choose from with varying number of days, a range of accommodation, and different islands the cruise visits. You will get to experience the Galapagos islands by hiking with your partner and snorkeling in the clear water. One of the highlights of the Galapagos Islands is unique animals you may get to see including the blue footed booby, giant tortoise, masked booby, sea turtle, iguanas, and possibly even penguins.

3. Oahu, Hawaii

Waimanalo Beach Oahu
Top Hike Oahu Olomana Trail Three Peaks
Lanikai Pillbox Best Hike on Oahu
Hiking K2 in Oahu

Oahu has beautiful beaches like you would imagine, but did you know there are also incredible hiking trails? Any hike on Oahu becomes an adventure, with ever changing trails due to the rain. Experience Oahu on your honeymoon by hiking top ridge trails such as Wiliwilinui Trail and Mount Olympus, perfect for the avid hiker. You will find top snorkeling spots in Oahu that you can reach from the beach where you will see coral reefs, diverse fish, and sea turtles. Another adventurous activity you can do on Oahu is kayak to islets off the coast such as the Mokes and Chinaman’s Hat.

Plan your adventure honeymoon to Oahu with our detailed guides:

20 Best Things to Do on Oahu
20 Best Hikes on Oahu
8 Best Waterfalls on Oahu

2. Costa Rica

Catarata Río Celeste Costa Rica
Spider Monkey Costa Rica
Sunset at Arenal
Tabacon Hot Springs

Hot springs, volcanoes, cloud forests, beaches, national parks and so much more. The diverse range of activities in Costa Rica make it one of the best adventure honeymoon destinations in the world. Start your honeymoon exploring La Fortuna, where you can hike with views of Mt Arenal, chase waterfalls, relax in hot springs, and experience the rainforest on hanging bridges. Next, continue to Monteverde, where you can hike in the mesmerizing cloud forest and see unique birds. Create unforgettable memories in Monteverde by zip lining through the cloud forest with your person.

1. New Zealand

Mount Cook Reflection at Lake Matheson
Emerald Lake Tongariro
Back Beach View New Plymouth
Skydive Franz Josef New Zealand
Milford Sound Must Do Cruise
Mount Cook Helicopter Tour

Making the top of the list of the best adventure honeymoon destinations around the world is New Zealand. The country is made up of two islands: North Island and South Island. North Island is warmer and is known for its geothermal areas, beaches, and dramatic coastline. On South Island you can find the tallest mountain in New Zealand as well as unique landscapes and destinations people travel to from all over the world to see like Milford Sound. You can find a range of accommodations throughout New Zealand with incredible views, perfect for a honeymoon.

The relaxation and adventure opportunities in New Zealand are endless. In Franz Josef you can skydive from as high as 20,000 ft. In Rotorua you can raft the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. In Marlborough you can relax while tasting their world renowned Sauvignon Blanc. Don’t miss Mount Cook National Park where you can take a helicopter tour over the tallest mountain in New Zealand. If you want to spend time relaxing on a beach you can visit the Bay of Islands or Abel Tasman National Park.

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Reut and Zack Elopement-5

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