From the wedding aisle to the airplane’s aisle, newlyweds relish in the joy of spending quality time together during the honeymoon. Marked as the very first trip as a married couple, it should be uniquely personal and positively romantic, just like the wedding. With so many options out there, many of the common destinations like Jamaica, The Caribbean or Florida bubble to the top of many lists, but at Black Bride we’re thinking outside the cookie-cutter honeymoon. To make the choice easy, we’ve rounded up 14 off-the-grid honeymoon destinations, categorized by luxury, culture, adventure, and relaxation.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Romantic, stylish and urban city, boasting architectural masterpieces and scorching hot temperatures.
Where to Stay: Hotel Unique
What to Do: Architecture Sightings, Shopping,Horse Tracks
A honeymoon spent in far-flung island luxury of an enchanting eclectic nation with vibrant greenery and turquoise blue waters.
Where to Stay: Raffles Makati
What to Do: Surfing, Deep Sea Diving, Island Hopping, Check Out This Curated Itinerary by Ker & Downey.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
An undiscovered destination, southwest of Spain, off the coast of Morocco with weather like San Diego, beaches like Maui, nature like Costa Rica and the culture of Spain.
Where to Stay: RedLevel Gran Melia Resort
What to Do: Beaches, Hiking, Whale-watching, Running
A unique escape to an ancient city where newlyweds can declare their adoration with the ‘seal your love’ ceremony.
Where to Stay: JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Peru
What To Do: Andean Ritual Immersions, Journey to Machu Pichu, Horseback Riding
India’s most romantic city, home to the glassy blue Lake Pichola, and grand beguiling palaces and structures.
Where to Stay: The Oberoi Udaivilas
What to Do: Romantic Boat Trips, People Watching, Rooftop Dinners
The west coast's unincorporated community for lovers who likes fishing and wine. A little merlot and Marlin, will bring you two closer together during your honeymoon trip, hosted exclusively October 18th - 21st.
Where to Stay: Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
What to Do: Digital Detoxing, Wine Tasting, Fishing, Love-making
Once-in-a-lifetime African safari vacation with luxurious, rustic accommodations and close proximity to the Big 5 (African elephant, lion, leopard, Cap buffalo, White/Black rhino).
Where to Stay: Chobe Safari Lodge
What to Do: Mountain Gorilla enclosure, Boat Safari, Animal Sight Seeing
An authentic Australian outback destination, home to iconic landscapes, white sand beaches, and untouched rugged islands.
Where to Stay: Berkeley River Lodge
What to Do: Explore by air via the Kimberley Aerial Highway, waterfall tours, wilderness picnics and beaches
Aranui 5 Luxury Voyage
Ultimate voyage by sea throughout French Polynesia, sailing to the worlds most remote islands including Fakarava, Rangiroa, Bora Bora and more.
Where to Stay: Onboard
What to Do: Snorkeling, Beaches, Island Hopping
World renown winter sport playground with 300 days of sunshine a year, perfectly providing settings for spring, summer and fall.
Where to Stay: The Gant
What to do: Whitewater Rafting, Fly Fishing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Arts
Serchio Valley, Italy
Quiet, peaceful retreat in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by mountains and picturesque towns.
Where to Stay: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa
What to Do: Dine at Italy’s Finest Restaurants, Attend Barga Music Festival, Tour Nearby Vineyards and Medieval Villages, Pizza Making Classes
Cap D'Antibes, France
Quaint French town offering the cornerstone in privacy, exclusivity, and luxury.
Where to Stay: Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc
What to Do: Celebrities Sightings (Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett, recently visited) Tennis, Selfies in French, flower-filled gardens.
A maven of tranquility, and two hour drive from Tokyo, Hakone combines modernity, luxury, tradition and relaxation.
Where to Stay: Hakone Kowaki-en Tenyu
What to Do: Open Air Hot Spring Baths, Explore Nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and Meditation
A lively city overflowing with historic charm and southern hospitality.
Where to Stay: The French Quarter Inn
What to Do: Carriage Tour of the City, Sailboat Cruises, Enjoy Southern Cuisine.
Let us know where you and your honey will be heading on your honeymoon in the comments below.