4 adventure honeymoon destinations, recommended by travel experts

From helicopter rides and snowmobile tours to African safaris, here’s how to start married life off with some thrills…

Written by High Life North
Published 16.05.2022

Exploring destinations that are a little off the beaten track doesn’t have to mean skimping on romance.

Embark on a safari adventure in the wilds of Africa or discover the incredible natural phenomena of Iceland for a honeymoon you’ll never forget…

South Africa

Try a luxury safari lodge in South Africa for a secluded honeymoon surrounded by incredible wildlife. Opt for Mateya Safari Lodge to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Madikwe Game Reserve from one of only five suites, or choose Amakhala Game Reserve and experience the Big Five roaming freely in this extraordinary conservancy.


‘It was like stepping onto a very glamorous film set. On the wooden deck stretching ahead of me was a long, white linen-covered table set for lunch overlooking the dry river bed where, at any moment, lions, elephants or even leopards might appear. The scene was breathtakingly beautiful of a kind I’d seen in glossy luxury travel brochures. The Lodge itself was stunning and modern. Already, I never wanted to leave!’ – Julie, Travel Counsellor


Iceland is the original ‘land of fire and ice’ – a stunning country of contrasts, with its hot thermal springs, spectacular geysers and active volcanoes. Experience its natural wonders on an unforgettable helicopter ride, embark on a whale-watching adventure in Faxaflói Bay, or take a snowmobile tour in the Golden Circle.


‘It is absolutely a must-do and gives you a fantastic sense of Iceland. We started out with a visit to the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in all of Europe. The sound and the power of the water was just incredible. We then headed to the Great Geysir area to see the magnificent Geysir Strokkur spout about every 10 minutes up to 30 metres in the air. You could stay there all day watching this and the bubbling hot water in the ground.’ – Niamh, Travel Counsellor

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an incredibly beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, made up of a mountainous landscape framed by sandy, golden beaches. Experience the country’s fascinating ancient culture in Sigiriya, explore the picturesque tea fields that surround Kandy, and discover Sri Lanka’s diverse wildlife that includes its famous elephant population, along with leopards, monkeys and crocodiles.


‘It’s historic and beautiful and I loved walking around – shopping is surprisingly excellent there. For the more adventurous people, hikes, bike trips, surfing, diving, river rafting and gem mines are within easy reach and, for the culture vultures, temples and history are everywhere in Sri Lanka. More and more spas, yoga retreats and wellness centres are opening across the island as well.’ – Petra, Travel Counsellor 


Well known for its lush forests and palm-fringed beaches, Bali has a rich and intriguing culture that’s ideal for honeymooners looking for both an idyllic retreat and the chance to experience incredible natural beauty. Explore the ancient Hindu temples that are scattered throughout the island and experience traditional Balinese dance and music in Ubud, Bali’s cultural centre.


‘Bali is an incredible place, where your body and soul will be rejuvenated. I have personally been there twice and, honestly, will go there again and againThere’s something about those green rice fields, clear waterfalls, and Indian ocean with its changing tides.’ – Ksenia, Travel Counsellor 


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