Lisa Rivera

June, July and August are typically the peak months for weddings, with many choosing faraway, and exotic destinations for their honeymoon.

The usual contenders tend to be places like the Maldives, Seychelles, Barbados or somewhere equally mesmerising.

However, if you’re engaged and looking for a honeymoon destination a little less different, but just as spectacular and memorable, we’re more than happy to give some travel inspiration.

Wander your eye over these options, and extend those wedding memories for as long as you possibly can.

Patagonia, Argentina

The best time to visit Patagonia is usually during the summer months (December to February), though spring and autumn are also good options. The crowds are fewer at this time of year, and the winds tend to be less severe.

Patagonia

Patagonia covers Argentina and Chile, meaning there’s plenty to discover together on your honeymoon. From watching the spectacular colour contrast in the scenery and mountains, to seeing the vast array of wildlife roaming the lands, this is sure to be one memorable way of beginning married life.

Snowdonia, Wales

This area of untouched beauty in northwest Wales is ideal for couples looking for a classic honeymoon destination.

Home to the Snowdonia National Park, and the biggest mountain in Wales and England, Mount Snowdon, this destination has romance written all over it.

Snowdonia

Check into one of the many luxury cottages in the area, and enjoy the great outdoors of the region. Ride the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the top of the summit and enjoy endless views across the sea to Ireland.

Lastly, be sure to visit the wonderful Snowdonia National Park which is home to the largest natural lake in Wales, as well as traditional Welsh villages.

Botswana

How does a honeymoon safari sound? You’re in luck as Botswana has many exciting packages to offer.

Most safari parks tend to offer the highest quality in terms of luxury accommodation. Expect to find luxurious suites, private pools, candlelit dinners, and even sleeping under the stars if you’re lucky.

Botswana

Aside from the accommodation, the main attraction are of course the animals. The wildlife rich area of Okavango Delta is perfect for game viewing, but in order to really see the animals, visit from the end of June to October.

Nicaragua

This central American nation is attracting more tourists to its coast, and it’s easy to see why.

Explore together the surrounding volcanic islands, while taking in the sights of Lake Nicaragua, and the many species of wildlife that live there.

Nicaragua is known for its eco-friendly approach, and there’s no better example of this than the Jicaro Island Ecolodge.

A perfect start to married life begins here, in your own private 2-storey house, complete with a terrace overlooking Lake Nicaragua.

Udaipur, India

This gem of a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan has romance written all over it.

The ‘Lake City’ as it’s known, is home to many glorious palaces as well as ancient architectural temples.

Udaipur

In the heart of Lake Pichola is the awe-inspiring Lake Palace. Once a former palace and now a hotel, this is one of the biggest attractions in Udaipur. Its walls are made of black and white marble, with garden, fountains and stone pillars lining its courtyards. If that doesn’t sound romantic, maybe you’d prefer a visit to Monsoon Palace.

This 19th Century palace sits on top of Bansdara Mountain, meaning endless views of the Udaipur skyline and the surrounding area.

Mongolia

You’d be forgiven for thinking this choice doesn’t exactly scream romance, but you’d be wrong.

The remote wilderness of Mongolia and the beauty of its land is perfect for adventurous couples, and one trip you’ll certainly remember together.

Begin the trip by taking the beautiful Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Siberia, before finally arriving in Mongolia.

Mongolia

You may not immediately connect Mongolia with luxury accommodation, but you’d be mistaken. The capital, Ulaanbaatar, has many sumptuous offerings, plus it makes an excellent base for doing a range of activities.

Book a trip to see the Gobi Desert, or consider a romantic horseback ride through some of the country’s national parks.

Other things you can do together in Mongolia include visiting the peaceful Buddhist monasteries, the bustling markets or the country’s museums.