Unusual Honeymoon Hotels and Amenities

A couple on a tropical beach during their honeymoon.

Everyone wants their honeymoon to be special and memorable, with many believing that it should be a trip of a lifetime. But if you’re the adventurous type, the classic choice of a luxury hotel just won’t seem like enough. Not to worry—the world is your oyster, and there are plenty of unusual accommodation options in every corner in the world. With so many places to see, finding the “it” destination may get overwhelming. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of some of the most unique places to stay. No matter which one you choose, your honeymoon is sure to be unforgettable.

Dromen ann Zee – Harlingen, Netherlands

Dromen Ann Zee offers three unique accommodation options, all located by the water. You can choose from a lighthouse, lifeboat, or even an operational crane. The Vuurtosen lighthouse dates back to the 1920s and features three rooms and 360-degree views. There is also an outdoor patio to enjoy at the top.

For something cozier, stay in the Lilla Marres, a restored 1950s lifeboat. Despite its small size, the space doesn’t feel stuffy and even features a two-person bathroom, lounge deck, kitchen, living room, and separate bedroom. You can also hire a captain and take the boat out for a private tour.

If you’re not afraid of heights, book the Harlingen Harbour Crane. It features a modern, fully equipped flat with a rooftop patio, located 56 feet above the ground. Yes, the crane actually works, and you can use it to rotate the apartment to a different view.

Amilla Fushi – Baa Atoll, Maldives

An aerial view of a resort in the Maldives.

Located on a UNESCO-protected island, Amilla Fushi Resort offers plenty of amazing waterfront residences. But if you’re looking for a truly exquisite honeymoon, go for the Skyhouse with Bubble.

In addition to a luxurious villa, you’ll also have a private pool and garden. The highlight of the property, however, is the glass igloo. It’s stylishly furnished with a rotating bed and telescope, allowing you to enjoy the star-filled sky at night.

Instead of breakfast in bed, you can enjoy a floating breakfast during your morning dip. In the afternoon, you can indulge in a variety of drinks from your private bar and have a mouthwatering BBQ personally prepared by the hotel’s professional chefs.

The Manta Resort – Pemba Island, Tanzania

Also situated on a remote island, The Manta Resort offers the perfect place to escape. For a honeymoon, consider booking their Underwater Room, which is actually a floating three-level house with a rooftop terrace, lounge, and submerged bedroom. Expect stunning 360-degree views and lots of curious sea visitors.

The Underwater Room is located just off the coast 800 feet from the rest of the resort, so privacy is assured. You can access the mainland by calling the hotel’s water taxi or on your own via a kayak.

Spitbank Fort – Portsmouth, England

On the site of an old 1860s military fortress now lies an upmarket boutique resort. Spitbank Fort is one of three historic forts, located on a private island, so they are accessible only by boat or helicopter. Sounds like something out of a James Bond movie, right?

You can reserve one of the eight chic suites or reserve the entire hotel for yourself. This makes it ideal for a destination wedding or a group honeymoon.

The fort may seem tiny at first, but there are plenty of things to do. In addition to a pool, sauna, and spa, you can enjoy activities such as Sabrage lessons, treasure hunts, laser tag, fishing, kayaking, and yacht charters. There are also three restaurants and three bars on site, as well as a rooftop terrace.

Maatsuyker Island – Tasmania, Australia

A view of a Tasmania mountain.

If you have six months to spare and can plan in advance, you might be able to secure a free stay on a private island. There is a catch, though—you need to be a citizen or resident of Australia and you’ll have to work for it.

This amazing opportunity is run by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service and requires an application and interview. Every six months, they choose a new couple to take care of the island, which involves taking weather readings, maintaining the island’s buildings, and basic land management.

It may not be for everyone, as you’ll be isolated from the rest of the world for half a year. If you haven’t lived together before, it may be too much for a new relationship. However, if you’re looking for a trip to bond over, there is no better option.

Montana Magica – Huilo-Huilo Natural Reserve, Chile

Translated as “Magic Mountain,” this resort is located in a beautiful corner of Patagonia. The name refers to the hotel’s appearance, which is reminiscent of a volcano, except instead of lava you’ll find water flowing over the exterior walls.

Although remote, the hotel is remarkably modern, and every room has a stunning view. If you’re lucky, you’ll see or even run into some rare exotic animals.

Nature lovers will absolutely love this place because there are so many outdoorsy things to do. While there, make sure to try out the zip line, go horseback riding, and take a raft through the nearby rapids. And to unwind at the end of the day, you can always book a treatment at their spa.

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