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4 romantic honeymoon destinations for adventurous couples

1.  Tahiti

For the most romantic honeymoon destination, most people immediately think of The Islands of Tahiti. This island heaven is filled with intimate resorts, azure-blue lagoons, and Instagram-worthy sunsets. For a truly once-in-a-lifetime holiday, stay in an overwater bungalow, go snorkelling or sink into the soft sand on a deserted motu. There’s even a heart-shaped island, Tupai, which is a must-see for any newlyweds. A highlight is travelling to Tupai via helicopter for a private dinner on the beach.

2.  Safari

Imagine tranquil days in the African bush walking beside elephants and giraffes in their natural habitat with your loved one by your side. Come nightfall, you’ll head up to a romantic ‘elephant star bed’ beneath a canopy of stars, where you drift off to sleep to the contented rumbling and slow snores of the pachyderms below.

From Hemingway tents filled with ‘Out of Africa’ charm, to barefoot luxury on palm-lined beaches, and glamorous wilderness lodges with private plunge pools, exclusive spas and your own butler, a tailor-made African safari is sure to make for meaningful memories. Rothschild Safaris is all about intimate lodges in breathtaking locations, whether in Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa or Tanzania, your wildest honeymoon desires are catered for.

3. Lodge-to-lodge trek to Machu Picchu

Trekking the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, a five-day journey, will reward you not only with breathtaking vistas and rare glimpses into the lives of locals along the way, but you’ll also finish every day with a gloriously hot shower and overnight stay at a luxury mountain lodge.

The treks are moderate to challenging so you’ll be able to indulge guilt free in an aperitif or two and divine locally inspired dishes. There are massages and spa treatments on offer to soothe those tired muscles, and goose-down bedding for you and your loved one to slumber as Mr and Mrs in comfort.

These lodges combine modern design with ancient Incan architecture, and mesmerising views of Salkantay Peak, one of the most important mountains in Incan mythology. When it comes time to hit the trail the next morning, you can do so on foot or continue your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu on a sure-footed horse. Either way, it’s sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

4.  Get off the beaten track in Greenland

Newlyweds won’t forget a visit to the Hotel Arctic in a hurry. It lies north of the Arctic Circle on the edge of Ilulissat Icefjord before a wondrous expanse of iceberg-dotted water. You’ll be astounded at the ever-shifting shapes, colours and sounds of the ice sculptures – it’s like nowhere else on Earth.

From May to October, you can stay overnight in one of five unique igloo cabins where you and your sweetheart can look out across the cliffs of Disko Bay as the giant icebergs drift by. Kayaking these waters amid calving glaciers is an awe-inspiring experience, and there are opportunities to go dog sledding, boating and hiking. Restaurant Ulo is one of the country’s best, producing gourmet fare with ingredients from Greenlandic fells and fjords.

5.  Explore Australia’s Red Centre

On the edge of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this five-star camp features 15 luxurious tents nestled into remote red dunes. With king-sized beds angled so you can wake up and watch the sun rise over Uluru, there’s no need to leave your snug cocoon before you’re ready. An oasis-like swimming pool will wash away the red dust after a day exploring, whether you’ve been out among the sacred red domes of Kata Tjuta, finding bush tucker or listening to dreamtime stories in the shadow of magical Uluru.

Take the adrenaline up a notch on a Harley Davidson motorcycle tour, go by camel or board a helicopter to really appreciate the scale and grandeur of this spectacular region. A table for two under the southern skies at Table 131° delivers an exclusive fine dining event in a desert setting.

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