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17 Amazing And Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations

Paris and Cancun are so 2004. So try these alternatives.

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2. A'JIA Hotel in Turkey

The A'JIA Hotel, located near Istanbul, is a boutique hotel that shares a beautiful view of the Bosphorus strait. While there are cool attractions nearby, like the Rumeli Fortress, you should actually go for this bathtub-next-to-the-bed situation. SO romantic. Booking details here.

Need new ancient ruins to explore after visiting Machu Picchu? Try out Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko, the mysterious temples set in Indonesia. Have a spiritual awakening as newlyweds, and take in the breathtaking sunrise and sunset. For more information and ideas, click here.


So you're probably thinking, why not got to The Grand Canyon or Yellowstone? BUT this is another location where a romantic sunset will take your breath away. AND for all of you film buffs out there, Arches is right near Moab, Utah — the setting for many films, like Stagecoach, Thelma & Louise, and 127 Hours. Plan your trip here.


If you're a follower of the cult '60s show The Prisoner, then you probably know this as "The Village." If not, this place is still an awesome wonderland, where stars like Paul McCartney and legends like Frank Lloyd Wright visited. Plus, this rad musical festival was here — so I guess you're going to Wales! Check it out here.

In 2011, the 2008 Summer Olympics aquatic space was converted into the indoor water park of you and your partner's childhood dreams. The Beijing park is one of the most visited places in China — right behind the Great Wall. Check it out here.


Crowned as one of the best American small towns in 2012, Hammondsport is all about wine and amazing scenery. You can get nice and cozy at a bed and breakfast, and then get delightfully drunk with the person you'll be waking up next to for the rest of your life. Or so you hope.

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Whether you're in need of a couple's pilgrimage, or an exciting take on the bike path, Way of St. James (aka El Camino de Santiago) stretches from many points of origin to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, you can spend your nights in hostels — or, if you are super adventurous, you can camp under the stars. Don't know whether to use the French Way or the Northern Way? See your options here.

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This Australian resort is so exclusive, that once the trip is booked, you and your S.O. will be the only guests on the entire island (unless you want to invite 20 other people). According to the FAQ, you set your own dress code AND guess what? This island is heart-shaped — so there's that. For more information about Makepeace, click here.


From the wise words of singer Robyn, you and your S.O. can chant "you and me together, stars 4ever" as you look up at the fantastic stars. The Dome Rooms have beds on the top levels, where you can basically touch the sky from the detachable roof window. Check out the Elqui Domos here.

Below, check out photographer James Florio's video that showcases this beautiful destination.

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