5 Unexpected and Amazing Sunny Honeymoon Destinations

5 Unexpected and Amazing Sunny Honeymoon Destinations bolg on Terence Joseph Photography

You want to go somewhere sunny for your honeymoon but you have already been to the usual places and besides, you need somewhere truly memorable for your honeymoon. Here are give of the world’s top alternative sunny destinations to inspire your honeymoon planning.

Sahara Desert

Imagine starting married life in a luxurious silk lined tent, waited on hand and foot, and being treated to experiences like candlelit dinners in the desert under skies adorned with millions of stars? The Sahara is one of the world’s sunniest locations and easy to reach from Morocco, making it possible to create the ultimate romantic sun and sand honeymoon.


Chile may be small but there’s nothing this South American country doesn’t offer, from stunning beaches and coastline, to the snow-dusted peaks of the Andes, fascinating culture, and accommodation to suit every taste and pocket from luxurious resorts, to friendly B&Bs. Spend a few days in Santiago mixing the delights of the city with miles of pristine white sandy beaches, before making your way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valparaiso, the Atacama desert, and Chile’s famous vineyards.

Costa Rica (Pacific Coast)

With incredible beaches, volcanoes, and stunning rainforest, Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the hottest honeymoon destinations of the decade, yet is still delightfully unspoiled. The landscape is incredibly diverse with lush rainforests, buzzing cities, and incredible coastline, yet small enough that you can see a lot of it in a relatively short space of time. Make sure you book a few nights in a tree top hotel for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.

Victor Harbour, South Australia

Everyone knows Australia has sunny beaches, but instead of heading to the overcrowded coast in Sydney or Queensland, go further south to Adelaide. This beautiful city is within easy reach of both beaches and vineyards, and only 60 miles from the penguin colony at Victor Harbour. Adelaide boasts an average of 224 days of sun every year, with average temperatures ranging from 16C in winter (July/August) to 29C in summer (Dec/Jan).

Andalusia, Spain

If long-haul doesn’t appeal, try Andalusia. Known as Europe’s sunniest spot, this Spanish jewel boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. With 500 miles of coastline you won’t be short of beaches on which to spread your towel. Soak up the sunshine, tuck into tapas and delicious fresh seafood, and sample the local wines. Andalusia offers honeymooners their perfect honeymoon whether that includes secluded resorts, non-stop nightlife, or both.

Top tips for fantastic holiday photos:

  • Stand with the light behind you when taking photos
  • Take outdoor photos before 11am or after 3pm for the best light – sunshine in the middle of the day can be harsh and unflattering
  • Use a selfie stick to get lots of photos with both of you in the frame
  • Get creative! Don’t always put your subject in the centre of the photo, and try different angles and perspectives.
    It is a good idea to practice using your camera before your honeymoon so you can make the most of its features and get sensational honeymoon photos.
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