3 places to consider if you want to add some adventure to your honeymoon
Hollywood would have you believe the only way to enjoy your honeymoon is by taking a week to forgo all of your usual activities and dedicate yourself to lazing on a beach somewhere, sipping cocktails and relishing in the joys of not wearing trousers. While a daiquiri or two (or ten) might be a nice way to spend, say, a day or two, some of us like our daily activities and want to keep them up, even in the first days of marriage. If you’re a couple who is happier on a hike than in a hotel Jacuzzi then these active honeymoon destinations might be perfect for working on your body and soul together.
1. Thanyapura, Thailand
Biking, football, tennis, running, hiking – Thanyapura not only has world class facilities where you and your significant other can take your fitness to the next level, it also lets you do it in the picturesque surroundings of the Thai jungle. Based in Phuket, you have all the beauty of the untouched nature as well as access to leading trainers who can guide your bodies through your excursions, and treat you to healing massages together in the evenings.
2. Adler Thermae, Italy
No location in the world oozes romance like Tuscany - the rolling hills, scenic vineyards, and fairy tale cities have inspired more stories of love than anywhere else in the world, which is why happy couples flock there in the thousands to share their love under the Tuscan sun. But enough about that, there’s also the Adler Thermae wellness retrat, located in the heart of Tuscany’s national park. Breathe in the fresh air as you and your partner mountain bike through the rolling landscape or hike from one medieval village to another, and unwind at the end of the day in the relaxing waters of a thermal pool.
3. Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, New Zealand
Remember when the fellowship hiked across majestic, souring mountains on their way to Mt Doom? Remember how much you wished you could join them? Well those mountains are real, they’re in New Zealand, and the Orcs are a lot friendlier than they appear on film. Travel to Aro Ha on an adventure and wellness honeymoon where you can explore some of the world’s most breath-taking world heritage sites, and connect with the environment through outdoor yoga, hiking, strength training and more at this eco friendly resort.