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10 Best Honeymoon Destinations for Adventure Junkies

If the thought of lying on the beach during your honeymoon bores you, read on. We've pulled together a collection of the best honeymoon destinations to get your heart pounding, including cliff diving in Jamaica, "coasteering" in Wales, mountain biking in Utah, and surfing in Oahu. Start your marriage off with a sense of adventure!

Park City, Utah

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Year round, this mountain town is one of the best honeymoon destinations for adventurers. The slopes are packed with skiers and snowboarders in the winter and thick with mountain bikers and hikers in the summer. There's also horseback riding, dog sledding, ziplining, an alpine coaster and so much more. Plus, thanks to the annual Sundance Film Festival, the culinary and arts scene here can't be beat. If you're looking for a destination wedding, consider tying the knot at the top of the slopes here. You'll feel like you're on top of the world!

Photo: Courtesy Park City Chamber/Bureau

Negril, Jamaica

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Whether you're cliff diving at Rick's Café (or any of the other cliffs surrounding the lapis-blue Caribbean), riding horses into the ocean, parasailing or just napping on the sugary sands of Seven Mile Beach, you're in for an adventure in Negril, Jamaica. Choose among extravagant all-inclusive resorts and small, charming mom-and-pop hotels, and be prepared for plenty of delicious jerk chicken and Red Stripe galore.

Plan your Jamaican honeymoon today!

Photo: Abir Anwar

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Fodor's refers to Tanzania as the "quintessential, definitive Africa of your dreams," and adventurers will find everything they could desire in the Serengeti: wildlife, safaris, romantic balloon rides and more. If you've always wanted to get up close with the "big five" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), this is the place.

Plan an African honeymoon adventure today!

Photo: Courtesy Tanzania Tourist Board

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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At Tenerife, beach vacation meets adventure. The largest of Spain's seven Canary Islands, Tenerife is home to the country's highest peak—Mount Teide—which is a steep volcano you can hike. Surrounded by deep blue ocean, there's also plenty of diving, snorkeling, paragliding and more. When you stop to catch your breath, Tenerife has a number of wineries and a vibrant nightlife scene.

Photo: Courtesy Turismo de Canarias

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Located about 600 miles off the coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands, which were created by volcanic activity, feel a bit like The Land Before Time. You don't have to look hard to see the wildlife here—iguanas, sea lions, giant tortoises and other creatures abound.

Photo: Courtesy Visit Ecuador

Pembrokshire, Wales

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If you're the kind of couple who loves getting off the beaten path, head to Pembrokeshire, Wales. At Britain's only coastal national park, nature beckons, whether you're walking along the Wales Coast Path, doing something called "coasteering"—jumping off cliffs into the sea—sea kayaking or learning to surf. Along the way, watch for Atlantic grey seal sightings and plenty of sea birds.

Photo: Courtesy Visit Wales

British Virgin Islands

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This Caribbean archipelago, with 60 pristine islands, offers adventure galore for honeymooners, with plenty of opportunities for surfing, diving and more. If you're looking for a destination wedding, you can get married on a boat then get that heart rate up kiteboarding, hiking, jet skiing and exploring the island and its perpetual blue hues.

Photo: Courtesy BVI Tourism

Belmopan, Belize

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The caves of Belize offer a world of mystery and adventure. Here, the two of you can plunge off underground waterfalls and explore the innards of the earth while floating in an inner tube. Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge, located in Belmopan, Belize, will expertly guide you along the way. Bonus: By night, you can sleep in a treehouse or jungle suite, steeped in nature.

Photo: Photo courtesy Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge

Oahu, Hawaii

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Waimea Bay is famous for its towering waves and surf competitions. You can get in on the action by taking a surf lesson here. Or, you might want to start with the much calmer Waikiki and work your way up. With more than 100 miles of shoreline, there are also endless opportunities for snorkeling, diving, swimming, whale watching and more in Oahu. After you've done all of that, you can sink into the sand and watch the technicolor sunset with your bride or groom.

Plan your Oahu honeymoon with these free guides.

Photo: Courtesy Oahu Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

Machu Picchu, Peru

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Explore the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru, and do it in style: in an eco-luxury hotel in a cloud forest, at Inkaterra Machu Picchu. Couples can plan to hike for hours or days, traveling from the hotel's Inca Trail to the Machu Picchu Historical Reserve (a bus is also available).

Photo: By Martin St-Amant

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