It’s time to take the road less travelled. We’ve overturned every stone and searched far and wide to discover the freshest honeymoon ideas. This is your ultimate wanderlust wishlist.
B A L I
Why go: Bali has long been a haven for holiday-makers and sun-lovers, but as a honeymoon destination it offers something for everyone. Whether its surfing or snorkelling at Dreamland or Uluwatu, getting pampered at one of the many resorts and spas or kicking back with a cold Bintang, fresh fruit and seafood at Jimbaran Bay, a honeymoon in Bali is the trip of a lifetime.
Fresh Idea: Enjoy a picnic brunch by Serenity Beach at Grand Nikko Bali. Hot croissants, fresh fruit, mimosas and exquisite views await you.
T U R K E Y
Why Go: A mosaic of old and new, Turkey is brimming with culture and bursting with character. From the bustling markets and historical sites of old Istanbul to the fantasy-like rock formations of Cappadocia. Finish your trip off with a visit to the town of Kas, an unspoilt fishing village on the Aegean coast with a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to chill out.
Fresh Idea: Don’t miss indulging in a Turkish bath in a hamam. You’ll emerge refreshed, detoxed and squeaky clean from head to toe after being showered, saunaed and scrubbed.
U S A
Why Go: A land of extremes, the USA has it all. Whether you’re seeking sky-scraping cities, rugged mountains, sweeping rivers and dramatic canyons or the solitary sweetness of a road trip down Route 66, do your research and plan ahead to make sure you see it all.
Fresh Idea: Treat yourself to a staycation in Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains. The region is a wonderland of forest peaks, shimmering lakes and stunning river valleys, and local resorts are perfect for a cosy romantic getaway.
A F R I C A
Why Go: Made up of 54 countries, Africa is the second largest continent in the world and a land of boundless beauty and limitless discovery. From the awe-inspiring roar of Victoria Falls to the exhilarating adventure of a horse back safari tour through the Okavango Delta, you can top it all off with a private outdoor dining experience under the Serengeti night sky.
Fresh Idea: Unwind after your adventure with a trip to the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean on the untouched islands of Mozambique.
P.S. Savvy couples know to check out smartraveller.gov.au before hitting their honeymoon hotspot. It’s great for advice on health, preparations, entry and exit conditions, local laws and customs and up-to-the-minute news on your destination.