Are you struggling to find original honeymoon destination ideas? All The Rooms is here to help with five Secret Honeymoon destinations — so you can skip the crowds and get off the beaten track. From a secret paradise island in Mexico, through to watching the northern lights in Iceland, here are our top picks:
1. Provence, France Secret Honeymoon
Provence, in the south of France, is known for its stunning lavender fields, with hues of purple going as far as the eye can see. It’s a romantic place that’s filled with small medieval villages dating back to the 14th century. Grab a bike and explore some of the villages — don’t forget to sample French cheeses and local wines along the way.
2. Isla Holbox, Mexico
Want to Secret Honeymoon on an island that’s really off-the-beaten-track? Then head to Isla Holbox on the Caribbean coast in Mexico. With white sand beaches and turquoise water, it’s the perfect place to relax. The island has plenty of deserted beaches and it’s hard to believe that it’s just three hours by car and boat from the tourist destination of Cancun. There are no proper roads in Isla Holbox, there are only pathways made from sand. Spend your time cycling around the island, exploring deserted beaches and eating grilled fish.
3. Reykjavik, Iceland
Secret Honeymoon doesn’t have to be in hot destinations! Iceland is just a 5-hour flight from New York and it’s one of the most exciting destinations in the world to see mighty mother nature at her best. Head to the capital of Reykjavik and from there you can hire a car and explore the island. Try to time your visit in the winter months, when you can see the northern lights. Meanwhile, top sights include the incredible Blue Lagoon, the Gullfoss waterfall and the icebergs in Jökulsárlón. Or, if you just want some downtime, you can snuggle up with your new hubby or wife in a log cabin with a sauna.
4. Ko Tao, Thailand
Ko Tao is an amazing beach destination where you can unwind and immerse yourself in a different culture. The island in southern Thailand is known for its emerald green waters and golden beaches. It’s also a top spot for diving. So why not take a one day course and explore the island’s amazing coral reef? Meanwhile, Thai food is known to be one of the best cuisines in the world, with spicy, tangy flavors and delicious tropical fruits.
5. Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is an incredibly romantic city. Its streets are filled with colorful houses, cobblestone streets, and regional music. It’s a wonderful city to explore by foot — you can walk its winding streets, eat Caribbean cuisine and find out more about its history of Spanish conquest, colonization and pirate attacks. If you want to hit the beach, there are tons of nearby tropical islands. Take a boat to one of the Islas Rosarios, which are an archipelago of 30 islands. If you’re looking for a place to stay, why not sleep in a renovated Colonial house and take a step back in time. Explore all accommodation options in Cartagena.