You’ve had various tricky discussions with your mother about the rising number of guests and a huge argument with your husband to be about the ‘insane’ cost of the church flowers. Organising this wedding feels a bit like running a marathon and the champagne filled days of the engagement seem a long time ago now!!
The honeymoon is all you can think about and you can’t wait to disappear completely and relax as a couple alone. But where to go? Two weeks of lazing on a beach no longer cuts it as the ultimate romantic trip. People are steering away from the classic beach destinations such as the Maldives and Mauritius, as they are determined to have the trip of their lives and return home with a story to tell.
So, if you are looking for a unique and unusual honeymoon, we at Latin Odyssey can find exactly what you are looking for, but for now, we have selected three honeymoon experiences you should consider…
1. Argentina & Uruguay (wine, wildlife and beaches)
For those looking for somewhere a little different in Argentina you should take look at the North West of the country. Here you will find salt flats, multi coloured canyons, mountains, vineyards and small colonial towns. Take the famous ‘Train to the clouds’ together, the highest in the world built in 1932 which begins in Salta and ends in La Polvarilla. The trip takes approximately 15 hours and passes through some incredibly striking scenery. If you’re both wildlife enthusiasts why not combine this with the Ibera wetlands, an untouched region with some superb wildlife (you will see Pampa deer, giant anteater and if you’re lucky the elusive jaguar). It’s worth mentioning that Argentina offers the best value of any South American country – so you will be able to afford to spoil yourselves.
The only thing Argentina doesn’t have is good beaches, so if you want to add a few days on the beach you can take a 40 minute flight from Buenos Aires to the quaint fishing village of Jose Ignacio in Uruguay. In the past few years it’s caught the eye of a
few celebrities – last Summer visitors included the son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, Shakira, Ralph Lauren, and Jennifer Lopez.
2. Nicaragua (colonial towns, volcanoes and beaches)
Nicaragua is the largest yet least travelled country in Central America. It’s an ideal destination for honeymooner’s seeking authentic Central American character and something truly different. This is Central America at its rawest and purest.
History buffs should visit the beautifully preserved Spanish colonial city of Granada, on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. When you’ve tired of walking the beautiful plazas, exploring churches and the colonial facades you can head to the beaches of the
nearby Pacific coast. San Juan del Sur is a scenic fishing village at the head of a horseshoe bay. Great surfing, diving and snorkelling can be found nearby, and the sport fishing and sailing are world class. Kayaking, mountain biking and horse riding are also possible. Otherwise do nothing at all and curl up together under a palm tree on the beautiful and almost deserted beaches. We think the most romantic place to stay is Morgan’s Rock.
3. Honduras (Mayan ruins, jungle, beaches and coral reefs)
If you and your partner are water babies then this is the honeymoon made for you. Located in amongst the second longest barrier reef in the world the Bay Islands spectacular coral-reef systems are home to some 96% of all species of marine life known to inhabit the Caribbean! There are three main islands, Roatan, Utila and Guanaja, plus some 60 other smaller Cayes.
Roatan is the largest at 40 miles long, with a beautiful mountainous backbone and a shoreline dotted with white sandy beaches and small Garifuna communities. Honeymooner’s looking to get away from it all should grab their snorkels and hire a car on Roatan. They’ll find dozens of idyllic little coves and beaches – some of these are inhabited, others are home to nothing but palm trees and iguanas.
However, the country has more to offer than just diving. The Mayan ruins of Copan were the artistic centre of the Mayan world and are easily accessible whilst the jungle clad Pico Bonito National park is a haven for walkers and wildlife.