A honeymoon is all about celebrating the beginning of a fresh chapter together and unplugging from the outside world before reality kicks in. We’re all guilty of not being able to switch off, and in fact, Booking.com has recently surveyed the British public to find that 92% of us have thought about getting away from it all for a while by going “off the grid”. So, it’s only fitting that newlyweds share a unique experience together in a fabulously foreign part of the world. From staying in the treetops in Sweden to relaxing on a deserted beach in the French Polynesia, Booking.com has put a list of top destinations for honeymooners to escape to and relax.
As well as a destination guide, Booking.com is offering a lucky couple the opportunity to win a two night luxury stay amongst the spectacular treetops in Northern Sweden. Here, you can let your imagination run wild as you experience Sweden’s natural beauty from the comfort of your very own luxurious canopy hideaway. For a stunningly remote honeymoon, enter at www.booking.com for your chance to win this exclusive stay.
10 Destinations to get off the grid-
With miles of forest to explore, the picturesque Scandinavian surroundings in Boden are the ideal place for a relaxing honeymoon. Just 50 miles south of the Arctic Circle, you can also witness the stunning Northern lights from this quaint town. Nearly half of Brits (45%) say that a converted tree house would be one of their top choices of unique accommodation they dream of staying in. For a truly unique and isolated experience, stay in the Harads forest in the Treehotel.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
A beautiful view was voted the top accommodation requirement by 59% of Brit’s looking for truly ‘off the grid’ escape, so why not visit Torres del Paine National Park? Located in Chile, the park is a well-known destination for people who want to embrace nature and escape their busy lifestyles. With its soaring mountains, icebergs and rare wildlife, it’s an idyllic location to be at one with nature. Located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Ecocamp Patagonia is set in charming domes inspired by the ancient dwellings of the region.
Remote Reefs in Rangiroa, French Polynesia
The weather plays a huge factor in planning a getaway, as 65% say the British weather makes us want to escape. Rangiroa is one of the largest atolls (a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral) in the world and the definition of complete seclusion. Spend your days on the stunning beach, head out on a boat trip or explore the beautiful lagoon, passes and reefs from under water. Choose one of the Va'a i te Moana bungalows for your very own private home away from home.
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Looking for a complete digital detox? Look no further than Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon jungle and the starting point for visits to the Manú National Reserve or Tambota National Park. Over 4 in 10 (43%) of us feel as though we need to be contactable 24/7 so this is the ideal location to escape, as there no WiFi or signal in many of the properties along the river. Located in the middle of the jungle, the Sotupa Eco House features a range of rooms with views of the Tambopata River and guarantees a quiet space for guests where they can enjoy the interrupted jungle.
Ushuaia is located in a bay on the southernmost coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and is often known as ‘the end of the world’. It’s regarded as one of the most extremely remote locations, in the middle nowhere. Home to penguins, stunning scenery and natural parks, it’s great for adventurers to explore. Stay in the middle of the Cerro Alarkén Natural Reserve at the Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa.
The Highlands, Scotland
Short haul holidays are very popular, as 74% of British travellers would prefer a trip close to home to escape. Take a trip to Tobermory, a small town remotely located in the Isle of Mull and surrounded by countryside, lochs and parks. With more than half (52%) of us saying that peace and quiet of the countryside is in their top three ‘happy places’ , this is an ideal location to stay. The Glengorm Castle offers a unique and remote location in the Scottish highlands.
Madagascar, East Africa
With flawless beaches, reefs and a giant baobab forests, Madagascar is definitely up there on the list when it comes to exotic surroundings. This giant Island is also well known for its rich and diverse wildlife, with plenty of opportunities to do a safari as well as fishing, diving, swimming, helicopter rides and lemur-filled night walks. The Demeure de la Compagnie Generale des Huiles Precieuses accommodation features a private beach area and offers the best of both worlds with a touch of luxury in some truly unforgettable settings.
For an unforgettable escape spend hitting stunning trails surrounded by a backdrop of awe-inspiring scenery, Montana is a top pick. Home to the Whitefish Mountain Resort and to Glacier National Park, this off-the-beaten-track destination is the perfect romantic escape. Lodge at Whitefish Lake is located on the shore of Whitefish Lake and boasts of an award winning restaurant, a full service spa, and a gym.
Riberia Grande, Portugal
Situated in the municipality in the northern part of the island of Sao Minguel in the Portuguese Azores, often referred to as the non-tropical’ Hawaii, is the perfect place to rejuvenate with a real digital detox. As well as a unique diversity of landscapes, Riberia Grande offers the beauty of the Lagoa do Fogo, chosen as one of the seven Portuguese Wonders in the wild beach category. The Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort is a great choice for travellers looking to stay in an exotic location, with privileged views of the mountains and direct access to the sea.
A deserted Byzantine city on Mount Tagetos near the city of Sparta, Mystras is one of the most mystical and dramatic historic sites that the Peloponnese can offer. Let yourself be captivated by the destination’s medieval splendour and wander around the Palace of the Despots, the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Dimitrios and the impressive monasteries. Set amidst lush greenery, at an altitude of 600 metres, the traditionally built Guesthouse Mazaraki is situated close to the picturesque village of Mystras, offering views of the Byzantine castle of Mystras and the city of Sparta.
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