Choosing the destination for your honeymoon can be a difficult task. While there are incredible things to do in Rome, Paris and Barcelona, they can be a little predictable. Your honeymoon should be a time where you can celebrate your marriage and unwind after months of wedding planning. There is nothing wrong with visiting popular honeymoon destinations, why not go somewhere different. This will make this romantic trip extra special and far more personal. So to get your travel juices flowing, here are some unexpected destination ideas you definitely should consider.

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Algarve, Portugal       If you want a location that can help you unwind after your wedding, Algarve in South Portugal could give you just that. This romantic beach town has deep blue waters, stunning cliff sides and sandy bays for you both to enjoy. You could visit the local vineyards and give wine tasting a try. Or charter a yacht to give you the perfect setting to watch the sunset together. Spending hours soaking up the sun on the beach is another way you can enjoy this beautiful place. The Algarve markets are a great place to explore and discover Portuguese crafts, lace and pottery which you can bring home. So visit to see what other activities there are to try.

KwaZulu Natal, South Africa      If you want a honeymoon that is action packed and filled with adventure, KwaZulu-Natal is the perfect destination for you. This region in South Africa may be small, but it’s jam-packed with historic sites, golden sand beaches, wildlife and plenty of culture. You spend your days hiking or going on safari and then spend your days relaxing in your own private luxury tent. You can learn more about the Zulu culture and get up close to the Big Five including lions, rhinos and elephants at Hluhluwe park. This is an eye-opening destination that will fill your trip with memories you can treasure for a lifetime. Visit to see what tented camp accommodation they have available.

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Hong Kong, China       It’s a destination we have all heard of but is not the most obvious choice for a honeymoon. Nevertheless, if you want incredible restaurants, shopping and culture this could be the ideal place. Soak up the stunning architecture from Victoria Peak, which is a mountain that overlooks the city. Or take a relaxing stroll around the old fishing villages and visit Lantau Island to view the impressive Tian Tan Buddha. You could even stop off at Hong Kong’s Disneyland to add some fun and nostalgia to your trip if you wish. With thousands of things to keep you occupied throughout your honeymoon, there’s little chance of you getting bored here. Visit to find out what else Hong Kong might have to offer.

Now you have some ideas on where to go; you should be more eager than ever to start planning your honeymoon. There are thousands of romantic destinations all over the world, waiting to be found. So be the first and get your tickets booked today.

Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.