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Top Ten Honeymoon Destinations Off The Beaten Path

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The most popular honeymoons are the predictable ones: Disney World, Las Vegas, Jamaica. The problem with choosing one of these top honeymoon destinations? Hundreds of other newlyweds will be there. We've put together a list of the top ten honeymoon destinations that are a bit off the beaten path.

1. The Maldives

If you want to see no one but your sweetie (and your dedicated villa host) for your entire honeymoon, Fodor's suggests staying at the One and Only Reethi Rah resort in the beautiful island nation of Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Stay in one of 130 private villas on the beach or directly over the crystalline water.

2. Captiva Island

Orlando, Florida is one of the top 10 honeymoon destinations for couples every year. But do you really want to share your romantic getaway with screaming kids? Sanibel and Captiva islands on Florida's Gulf Coast offer abundant shells, wildlife watching and romantic beach cottages. And you can always stop at Disney World on the way home.

3. Croatia

While the beaches of Croatia have become more popular in recent years, this European nation is still one of the top honeymoon spots off the beaten path. You'll find various beaches on the Adriatic Sea that are both lively and isolated - sample them all.

4. South Africa

South Africa has attractions for every type of honeymooner: beaches for relaxing, wildlife safaris for nature lovers and shark-cage diving for the adventurous.

5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

While most top-10 honeymoon destinations are all about lounging in the sun, Jackson Hole offers hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and even a romantic sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge.

6. Alaskan Cruise

Instead of sweating on a traditional Caribbean cruise, snuggle close as you see unforgettable scenery on a small Alaskan cruise ship. Many cruise lines will arrange to surprise your sweetie with champagne in your cabin or rose petals on the bed.

7. Iceland

Chilly Iceland is the polar opposite of top-ten honeymoon destinations such as Jamaica and Cozumel, but the northern lights, geothermal springs and glacial beauty spell romance.

8. Peru

Peru is one of the top honeymoon spots for astounding scenery and adventure, from the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu to the mysterious Nazca Lines. Amazing Peru offers a 15-night Peru honeymoon tour that visits Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and Iquitos, deep in the Amazon.

9. Quebec City

If you're dreaming of a European honeymoon but you don't quite have the budget, try Quebec City. You get the French food and the historic architecture without the trans-Atlantic plane ticket. Perhaps the most famous romantic hotel in Quebec is Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.

10. Pamalican Island

This lovely, secluded island in the Philippines is occupied by only one resort, Amanpulo. Honeymooners can enjoy a sunset cruise, spa treatments, a private beach barbecue under the stars and a blessing on the beach at sunset.

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Dec 08, 2016