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If you’re the kind of couple who get bored lying on the beach and want to make the most of your honeymoon time with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then there are plenty of great adventurous honeymoon destinations for you to choose from.

The key with an adventure honeymoon is to know your limits. Do you like soft adventure (for instance going on safari, driving around Australia or heading to off-the-beaten-track kind of places) or are you adrenalin junkies looking for heart-pumping thrills (like bungee-jumping and skiing in New Zealand, trekking through the Thai jungle or diving for South Pacific wrecks)? Make sure you both chat about what you like (and don’t like), choose the right kind of adventure for both of you and you’re guaranteed a fantastic time.

If the thrill of seeing animals in the wild is what you’re after, then a South Africa honeymoon, BotswanaKenya or a honeymoon in Tanzania on safari – you won’t be disappointed (see our safari/beach section for ideas). Depending on how busy you want to be you could choose a lodge that offers extra activities such as guided walks and bike rides. You could also combine game viewing with a spot of diving in Zanzibar or Mozambique or go on a surfing trip around South Africa. Sri Lanka also offers a great alternative to a Safari in Africa, with over 20 National Parks you can head out on Game Drives and spot Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear and a variety of species of birds. Combine a few nights in the Cultural Triangle before heading to the Maldives on a unique honeymoon to remember.

Another idea is to get out and about and go on a road-trip. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka are all fantastic places to get out and explore with the advantage that you can be as active or as inactive as you want to be. Go surfing, trekking, hiking, biking – you name it – and if you’re travelling at the right time of the year in Australasia you can even add skiing and snowboarding into the mix.

Of course, adventure doesn’t have to mean physical exertion, it can mean visiting fascinating countries with a rich cultural heritage. Cambodia, VietnamLaos and Thailand are all fabulous adventurous honeymoon destinations with their own distinctive histories and attractions. Oman offers a cultural change to the city lights of Dubai. A honeymoon in any of these countries will feel like an adventure for the soul and offer you countless opportunities to see ancient ruins, learn about different cultures and, if you’re feeling active, go trekking, elephant-riding or cycling in the wild. These can all easily be combined with a few days on the beach, as after all, it is likely that you’ll want some time to relax!

Don’t forget to check out the details of our Honeymoon gift list service, which allows friends and family to contribute towards travel experiences as well as the more traditional gift list items, all in one place. A complimentary service for all Turquoise honeymoon couples and looked after by a full time team, it’s just one of the ways we can ensure your dream honeymoon, becomes a reality.

Where to go on an adventure honeymoon


  • Soneva Fushi

    The original Robinson Crusoe retreat in the Baa Atoll (superb for diving and snorkelling) and whilst only a 25 minute seaplane flight from Malé, Soneva Fushi’s stunningly remote  location is a major factor in its appeal. Speak to the ‘Maldivian regulars’ and without question they will tell you that this is a legendary resort which harnesses the very essence of a castaway idyll - perfect for a beach holiday!

  • Culture, Hill Country and the Magical Maldives

    Enjoy exploring Sri Lanka’s fascinating Cultural Triangle and Hill Country, followed by the beach in the Maldives. Stay at delightful boutique hotels in Sri Lanka and stylish Velassaru in the Maldives.

  • Bora Bora Bliss and Queenstown Buzz

    For a stylishly adventurous holiday, combine the buzz of the ski season in New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown, with overwater elegance on French Polynesia's enchanting Bora Bora.

  • New Zealand and Fiji

    Start this wonderful adventure honeymoon on Waiheke Island near Auckland and enjoy leisurely lunches in scenic wineries, find your own hidden beach, wander through the collection of boutique shops, sample the local craft beers and relax amongst the rolling hills and olive groves. Then head to New Zealand's adventure capital in Queenstown where bungy jumps, skydives and jetboats are the order of the day, before flying to Fiji for picture-perfect island life in the beautiful Mamanucas to end this unique holiday.

  • Wild Borneo Safari, Rainforest and Retreat

    Explore Sabah's superb wildlife reserves, ancient rainforests and tropical islands on this adventurous honeymoon of a lifetime.

  • City, Culture & Beach Honeymoon

    A perfect trio of Thailand at its best. Combine the beautiful countryside, remote hill tribe villages and adventure activities of Chiang Mai with some relaxing time on the beach in Koh Samui, completing your journey exploring the vibrant city of Bangkok with its ancient temples, fantastic shopping and lively bars and restaurant scene.

  • Jungle & Beach Safari, Thailand

    Beyond the beaches to the jungles and rivers of Khao Sok . Spend time relaxing at the luxurious Sarojin before journeying to the jungle, ending at the fabulous Six Senses Yao Noi

  • Northern Thailand Discovery and Six Senses Yao Noi

    Combine a stay in the elegant Anantara Golden Triangle in the mountainous and lush north of Thailand, where you can get cosy with elephants, with a cultural sojourn in Chiang Mai – end your holiday relaxing at the barefoot chic Six Senses Yai Noi.

  • Mozambique Island Hopping Dhow Safari

    This unique journey of a lifetime combines a four night island hopping dhow safari around northern Mozambique with 3 nights at historic Ibo Island Lodge.

  • South Africa & Mozambique: Star Beds & Island Hopping

    Discover South Africa & Mozambique for safari experiences like you have never imagined! Including star bed and Dhow safari!

  • Surf, Sand & Sea

    This adventurous honeymoon takes in the bright lights of Brisbane, the surf lifestyle in Noosa and then ups the ante with a very exclusive experience on Fraser Island. Finally, end your time with a stylish at qualia on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays islands, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Queensland Classic – Rainforest, Reef & Remote

    Soak up the serenity in The Daintree, one of the oldest rainforests on the planet, head to the outback for an authentic Australian adventure before flying to beautiful Lizard Island, one of the most stylish island resorts in the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Adventurous Oman – 7 Night Itinerary

    Explore Oman with this incredible itinerary stopping off at the many historical and cultural sites. From the beautiful beaches to the Magical Mountains, adventure lovers will experience the stunning highlights of Oman.

Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.

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Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.