When we think of honeymoon travel, there are some perennial destinations that spring to mind. For years, couples have headed for the romance of Paris, the blue waters of Fiji, or the relaxation of Bali. There’s a reason these spots have remained favourites, but there are some up-and-coming contenders to consider!

Whether you want to avoid crowds, head off the beaten track, or stretch your budget a little further, here are our recommendations for alternate destinations:

Prague winter morning

Looking for European romance

If you’re wanting to skip the touristy spots in Paris or Venice, how about a visit to romantic Prague? Also known as the city of 100 spires, this town is chock-full of beautiful churches, castles, and towers. Prague has a very colourful history which is best covered by one of the many walking tours around the city. While Prague is steadily increasing in popularity, bargain accommodation can still be found, not to mention some of the best beer in the world for only a few euros a pint!

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Looking for Pacific paradise

While Fiji has plenty of luxurious high-end resorts, these can be on the pricier side. For an alternative destination, our pick would be Samoa. With mostly traditional fale accommodation, it’s managed to retain a relaxed, village vibe. There’s plenty to keep you busy on the main island of Apia, with water-sports, snorkelling and rainforest hikes. Or head to Savai’i where you can find crystal clear beaches virtually devoid of people. Hmmm. Anyone else thinking of booking a trip right now?!

HALONG bay in vietnam. UNESCO World Heritage Site. This view from TiTop island and its most popular view for travel in Halong bay.

Looking for South-East Asian serenity

We loved Bali during our own honeymoon (check out that story here). Next time we’re in South-East Asia though, I’m hoping to see Vietnam. This country has a great mix of beautiful coastline, majestic temples, and fascinating French influence. And by all accounts, the food is to die for! History buffs must visit Ho Chi Minh City, home to over 190km of underground passages used by the Viet Cong soldiers.

Looking for something else?

We’re constantly suffering from travel-envy, seeing all the incredible trips planned by Honeypotters.  Keep an eye out for some real honeymoon stories, coming up soon on our blog. And please get in touch if you’d like to be featured!

If you’re wondering how you’re going to afford your dream destination, click here to see how your guests can contribute to your honeymoon and beyond through Honeypot.