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Honeymoon Destinations off the Beaten Track
Honeymoon Destinations off the Beaten Track

After your wedding day is over, your journey together is ready to begin. When it comes to planning your honeymoon, why not choose somewhere a little bit different and make your first trip as a married couple a truly unforgettable experience.

You will still find plenty of opportunity for romance, but there may be a hint of the unexpected too. From vibrant Masai Mara to tranquil Portorož, there are so many locations across the globe to consider. Take a look at some of these less frequented honeymoon destinations below which are simply perfect for newlyweds.

Tranquil Gozo

For couples who still want a relaxing break in the sunshine, Gozo can be your own private paradise. This breath-taking island is much quieter than its sister Malta, and it is known for its clear azure waters, pebble white beaches and small town feel.

Exploring the island itself is a delight. There are both man-made and natural areas of beauty and visitors particularly enjoy walking around the streets of the city, admiring the architecture and visiting local stores. Ghasri Valley is a must-visit, offering opportunities for hiking and snorkelling in the Mediterranean Sea.

If you wish to stay in pure luxury in Gozo, look no further than Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. Our elegant five-star hotel is located just near Dwejra Bay, and guests will find world-class service alongside rustic-themed suites, refreshing pools and over 30,000 sq m of tropical gardens.


Breathtaking Selfoss

Just 35-minutes from the capital city of Reykjavik lies Selfoss, an area of outstanding beauty in Iceland. If you don't mind the cold and love the outdoors, this small town may be the perfect destination for your honeymoon.

A true sanctuary, guests to the area should visit the Selfoss Geyser, Kerid Crater and consider a day trip into Reykjavik to see the most popular sights. Horseback riding tours offer a wonderful way to see the unique landscape of Iceland by day, and couples can catch the stunning Icelandic sunset at night. The Northern Lights may even make an appearance if you are lucky during the winter months!

Balloon Safari

Wild Masai Mara

Head into the savannah and explore one of Kenya's most wonderful honeymoon destinations - Masai Mara. Observe lions, elephants, wildebeest and more, and take a safari by car, horseback, or even hot air balloon.

Your visit to Masai Mara will be unlike any other holiday you have ever experienced. Enjoy guided nature walks, visit a Maasai village and spend your evenings dining in the wilderness. When you stay at Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, you can guarantee luxury and romance throughout your honeymoon. Camp in five-star tents under the stars, with our finest suite offering stunning views of the golden savannah, lantern-lit dining and a private plunge pool.

Kempinski Palace Portorož

Beautiful Portorož

Discover Slovenia and enjoy your honeymoon in the relaxing beach resort of Portorož. The ideal place to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind, the city has a real focus on wellbeing. Alongside golden beaches, guests will find many spectacular spas and wellness centres across the area, including the elegant Rose Spa at Kempinski Palace Portorož.

When the both of you have been pampered to perfection, head to Forma Viva. An innovative open-air sculpture park, soak up the sun while admiring some of the most incredible contemporary sculptures from around the world. Afterwards, tour Portorož on foot or bike with a guide – you will be able to learn more about the resort's history and Slovenian culture.

For days where you simply want to do nothing, let the breeze from the Adriatic Sea wash over you and relax on Portorož Beach. Kempinski Palace Portorož is just moments from the sand, so you can head back into your suite throughout the day to refresh and enjoy something to eat!

Djibouti Palace Kempinski

Upbeat Djibouti

Another amazing choice for honeymooners is Djibouti, located on the horn of Africa. The country has a wonderful, yet unusual, landscape - from volcanoes to most saline lake in the world, you can guarantee your post-wedding retreat will be filled with adventure.

Lake Assal, based 155m below sea level and the lowest point in Africa, is a place all visitors must head to during their time in Djibouti. This salt lake attracts tourists all year round, and couples will be overwhelmed by its beauty. Don't forget to take a swim in the lake, you will find the experience magical as the higher salt levels make people instantly float!

Try whale and shark spotting in the Gulf of Tadjoura, sunbathe on Khor Ambado Beach, take a short boat trip to Moucha Island or spend some time on foot exploring the Day Forest National Park. For those who love the outdoors, Djibouti is a great destination.

Designed for a romantic getaway, Djibouti Palace Kempinski offers elegance and luxury to its guests. Newlyweds can experience the Presidential Suite, where around the clock service and exquisite furnishings are paired with beautiful sunsets and sea views.

If you would love to plan your honeymoon with Kempinski, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly hotel staff across the globe. We will be delighted to assist you with anything you need, and make your stay as special as possible.

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