Adventure honeymoons

More and more honeymooners use the word “adventure” when describing their ideal getaway. The week of laying on the beach with a pina colada in hand is wonderful, but most couples say that’s a description of most of the vacations they’ve taken with their families and their partners during their lives. For this vacation, their honeymoon, they want something different. Something more exciting. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, even.

So that’s why more couples are planning their honeymoons with a focus on the kinds of adventures the destination or resort offers them. They might plan their entire trip around a high-adrenaline
sport, or just take one of two days for high adventure … and then spend the rest of the week laying on the beach with that pina colada in hand.

Here is a list of the most popular adventure sports and activities requested by honeymooners. See which ones would make your getaway unforgettable:

  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Swimming with stingrays
  • Scuba diving through shipwrecks or along coral reefs
  • Nighttime scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Subterranean cave and waterfall tours
  • White water rafting
  • Jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Paragliding
  • Bungee jumping
  • A canopy ride over the tops of rainforest trees
  • Hikes through a rainforest
  • Challenging mountain hikes
  • Biking down the side roads of a volcano
  • Pyramid or ruin climbing
  • Horseback riding along the beach
  • Night skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Helicopter tours
  • Exciting, exotic cultural activities, such as riding on a camel or elephant, even barefoot grape stomping at a vineyard
    A little less pulse-racing but still active nonetheless are sports-oriented activities:

  • Mountain biking
  • Bike tours through Asia, Europe, wine country, and so on
  • Golf (particularly at great courses the pros play at)
  • Tennis
  • Sailing and catamaraning
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Ice skating on a frozen lake in the open-air
  • Rollerblading
  • Kayaking or canoeing
  • And other sporting activities that might give you your first taste of a shared favorite activity for the future …
    Remember to bring your camera!

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