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Top 6 Unique Honeymoon Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

By Nicole Leigh West
Nicole is an internationally published travel, health and wellness writer and novelist. She's ticked more than 60 countries off her travel bucket list and is probably researching her next destination, right now.

Cocktails by the sea, sunset strolls and spectacular views bring the romance on honeymoon holidays. Everyone flocks to Santorini, Paris and Bora Bora to immerse in love, for good reason. However, when you want a unique escape, you’re spoilt for choice at these extraordinary honeymoon destinations across the globe.

Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Honeymoon in Taveuni, Fiji 

Taveuni Palms Resort beachfront views

A real-life Garden of Eden awaits love-struck couples, on Fiji’s third largest island. In fact, this lush haven is known as the Garden Island, with waterfalls, jungles and wildlife in the Bouma National Heritage Park. Tropical reefs also attract divers to magical underwater worlds, with hundreds of fish species and rainbow coloured corals.  

Taveuni Palms Resort room private swimming pool

Taveuni Palms Resort private villasTo bliss out in seclusion, the Taveuni Palms Resort offers five-star luxury in private villas, complete with pools and beachfront views. For a budget-friendly option without skimping on style, stay at Aroha Taveuni , with cute bures (traditional Fijian cottages), outdoor showers and ocean breezes.  

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Honeymoon in Hydra Island, Greece

Hydra island Greece Phaedra hotel balcony

When you visit Athens, you’re just a two-hour ferry ride from idyllic Hydra Island. Boasting a vibe that’s both glamorous and bohemian, the island enchants with stone mansions, donkeys instead of vehicles and pebbled coves of crystal water.

Hydra island Phaedra hotel bedroom

If you’re feeling active, hike, sail and explore quaint villages.  Or, simply relax by the sea and nibble on olives, dolmades and fresh seafood. Located in Hydra’s charming Old Town, stay at the Phaedra Hotel. It’s a 19th-century house with an intimate, local vibe and a honeymoon suite simply made for love.

Hydra island Greece Phaedra hotel bedroom

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Honeymoon in the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge, Indonesia
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For the ultimate honeymoon idea, how about a remote, tropical paradise surrounded by incredible marine biodiversity? The Raja Ampat Islands are made for dive-loving couples. Hidden lagoons, turquoise seas and jungle-lined beaches are still relatively unknown to tourists, so seclusion is ensured.  

Raja Ampat Dive Lodge cabins
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To truly immerse in nature, the Raja Ampat Dive Lodge rests on Waigeo Island, with its own reef, native butterflies and rustic cabins right on the sand. This resort, and most others, will arrange airport and speedboat transfers for you, from Sorong. From Australia, one of the easiest ways to get to the Raja Ampat Islands is to fly into Jakarta and onto Sorong from there.   

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Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

Honeymoon in Udaipur, India

Sunrise over the deluxe rooms with semi private pool at Udaivilâs Oberoi Hotel
Photo: Leonardo

Romance is always in the air in Rajasthan, and Udaipur is the jewel in the Indian state’s crown. Strewn with palaces, temples and mysterious streets – on a backdrop of the lush Aravalli Range – the ‘City of Lakes’ is suitably grand, to say the least.  

Honeymoon packages include palace and museum-hopping, boating on shimmering lakes and dining within plush interiors. A stay at the Oberoi Udaivilas captivates couples, with sunlit domes and corridors, views of Lake Pichola and suites designed to make you feel like royalty.  

Udaivilâs Oberoi Hotel room view
Photo: Leonardo

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Honeymoon in Hanoi, Vietnam 

Front yard of hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi Vietnam
Photo: Leonardo

Hanoi is the doorway to World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, with its soaring limestone cliffs rising from emerald waters. Therefore, a stay in Vietnam’s capital makes it easy to take a romantic trip on a traditional junk boat. However, there’s plenty more to do for couples in the bustling, yet elegant town.

Luxury room view of hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi Vietnam
Photo: Leonardo

Explore the historic Old Quarter and haggle for souvenirs, stroll hand in hand around Hoan Kiem Lake and cross the red bridge to visit Ngoc Son Temple. For foodies, France, China and Vietnam combine to create a virtual culinary paradise. Just steps from the Hanoi Opera House, you’ll find the Sofitel Legend Metropole with old-world glamour, a spa and fine dining at your fingertips.  

Swimming pool view of hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi Vietnam
Photo: Leonardo

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Honeymoon in Alentejo, Portugal

White-washed architecture of Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Alentejo Portugal
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Wine goes hand in hand with the most romantic honeymoon destinations and Portugal’s Alentejo region is vineyard heaven. Fields sprinkled with olive trees and cork oaks blend with golden beaches and aromatic local produce. Then, there are the Roman ruins of World Heritage-listed towns, like Elvas and Évora.

In the historic town of Monforte, settle into the Torre de Palma Wine Hotel. Romantic ambience practically seeps from the white-washed architecture. Outdoor pools, a wellness centre, library, restaurant and bar are onsite – that’s if you choose to emerge from your stylishly designed room.  

Stylish room view of Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Alentejo Portugal
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*Note: These rates are based on search queries made on KAYAK.com.au on 1 March, 2018. The prices are quoted in AUD. Flight prices are based on results for a return economy flight search. Hotel prices are for double occupancy and include taxes and fees. Prices are subject to change, may vary, or no longer be available.

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