When planning your wedding and honeymoon, it is easy to be caught up in what you ‘should’ be doing and what is expected of you from other people. It is important to remember that planning your special day and the honeymoon of a lifetime is something for the two of you, and not anyone else. When making plans for your honeymoon, try to decide on somewhere that you both want to visit and on something that you both really want to do, such as sky diving in Queenstown or white water rafting in Bali. You don’t need endless sunsets and long walks on the beach for romance, so be sure to find something that you’ll both love, with these quirky honeymoon ideas.


White Water Rafting in Ubud

Located in Central Bali, the sheer cliff faces of mountain ranges provide the perfect gorges for raging river rapids. Ubud is also home to some of the most luxurious, secluded villas in the world. Between days of ATV riding through the jungle and exhilarating white water rafting, you can come home to relax in your private villa. Many of the villas in Ubud come with your own team of professionals, including a chef, maid and driver – so, after a hard day of white water rafting, all you need to do is sit back and relax. Imagine the stories you’ll have to tell upon your return home and the memories that will last a lifetime, as you cascade down raging torrents and manoeuvre your way down muddy mountain ranges.

Party Away in Amsterdam

What better way to celebrate your newly formed love than with the party of a lifetime in Amsterdam. If you want to really celebrate the passion you have for each other, without the cliché romantics, book your honeymoon to Amsterdam and dance the night away. With a reputation for being one of the craziest, ‘anything goes’ party places in the world, you’re sure to have a honeymoon to remember!

Cage Diving in South Australia

If you’re looking for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime, to really get your newlywed hearts pumping, it doesn’t get much most adventurous than cage diving with the Great White Sharks. Various tours depart from the coastal region of Port Lincoln, in South Australia, a shoreline that offers pristine views of the Australian coastline. Being guided by fully trained professionals, you’ll be submerging yourselves into the home of the infamous Great White Shark, one of the world’s deadliest predators.

While it can often be difficult to know where to begin, when planning your honeymoon, quirky holiday ideas such as these can make the process a great deal of fun! Just because you’re ‘meant to’ be relaxing on a tropical island, doesn’t mean you have to! Do something that you and your partner both love and explore the Mayan Ruins, take on the Great White Sharks or discover the Amazon River during your honeymoon!

Written by Barbie S.

It is almost as good as dream comes true for Barbie when she got an offer as a travel writer, infusing her love for travel and her passion to share wonderful moments with her fellow travellers.  Barbie also loves yoga and teaches part-time in a local studio.