If youre planning your honeymoon, check out our round-up of five of the worlds more unusual honeymoon destinations - for newlyweds looking for something a little different.
If youre looking for pure natural beauty and a tropical climate but dont fancy the Maldives then Palau, an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, is for you. This island paradise offers perfect white beaches, coral reefs, diverse marine life, caves, forests and waterfalls. Palaus Rock Islands Southern Lagoon is a UNESCO world heritage site. Stay at Palau Pacific Resort for the ultimate in honeymoon indulgence.
Perfect for: Snorkelling and diving
Kerala on the southwestern coast of India features the Arabian Sea to the west, the awesome Western Ghats to the east; and rivers, waterfalls, lush hill stations and plantations in between. Vythiri Resort is an eco-friendly rainforest getaway in Wyanad, in the northwest of Kerala, which offers an array of honeymoon packages. This is a real Indian wilderness experience (with the bonus of a spa) so theres no TV or wifi in your room and an unheated pool. This is definitely for lovebirds who want to be at one with nature.
Perfect for: Total escape
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Forget those tired old European honeymoon destinations - Croatia oozes romance with its gorgeous beaches, idyllic harbours, vineyards, and historic towns and cities. The island of Hvar, the longest in the Adriatic Sea, claims to be the sunniest spot in Europe. Hvar Town in the south can get very busy during the summer: the perfect opportunity to explore the interior of the island with its quiet hamlets, grapevines, olive groves and fragrant lavender fields.
Perfect for: Sun-worshipping
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Marrakech, known as the Red City, is a stylish and magical destination in north west Africa. Positioned close to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and a few hours from the Sahara Desert, this is a honeymoon destination for those looking for something different. The Medina is the characterful ancient city crammed with stunning architecture and chaotic souks whilst Gueliz is the cool, contemporary side of the city. Mr and Mrs Smith have a good selection of romantic Marrakech boltholes.
Perfect for: An exotic honeymoon city break
Napa Valley, California
For many, the Napa Valley will forever be associated with Mr Big in Sex and the City and the brilliant film Sideways. And there are many other good reasons to make Napa your honeymoon destination. As well as world-famous wineries including Beringer Vineyards, youll be able to take advantage of Michelin-star restaurants, pampering spas, arts and cultural events, and outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking if that spells wedded bliss for you. Auberge du Soleil is a fabulous luxury resort in Rutherford.
Perfect for: Indulgent food and drinksTop