Now this is how to kick-start a marriage.
Forget a bland spa hotel by a big golf course, plump instead for something with the distinct whiff of adventure about it.
From a trip on an icebreaker in the Antarctic to tracking gorillas in Rwanda, these are honeymoons with a difference.
Feeling hot (and cold)
Ski Safari offers a honeymoon that combines skiing in Whister with a stay on the amazing island of Maui (pictured)
Blow away the cobwebs of wedding day celebrations on a honeymoon that combines skiing in Whistler in Canada with a stay by a beach with great surfing on Maui in Hawaii.
There’s also the chance to spot humpback whales and go snorkelling with turtles. Sixteen nights from £3,375pp including flights and transfers (skisafari.com).
Cruise the far south of the globe and see penguins amid some of earth’s most dramatic landscapes
This is a marriage initiation for the brave… don a dry-suit and take the plunge together into the icy waters of the Southern Ocean on a cruise beginning in Ushuaia in Argentina and continuing to the Falkland Islands and Antarctica. Activities include snorkelling past icebergs and visiting the penguin rockeries.
Twenty-one days including accommodation, meals and transfers, but not flights, from £15,349pp (vivaexpeditions.com).
Hand in hand in Patagonia
A honeymoon to Torres del Paine National Park (pictured) involves being surrounded by epic mountains
Go hiking together in Patagonia amid mountains, glaciers and lakes on a fortnight-long trip for adventurous honeymooners. Fly to Buenos Aires, then travel south to Torres del Paine National Park, the Perito Moreno glacier and the lakeland of Tierra del Fuego.
Fourteen days from £3,799pp including flights and hotels (tucantravel.com).
Go wild in Borneo
A stay on Gaya Island (pictured) comes at the end of a 12-day honeymoon adventure by wildfrontierstravel.com
Explore the wilds of Borneo while staying at sumptuous hotels and tucked-away jungle lodges on this 12-day adventure that includes rainforest expeditions to see orangutans and sun bears. And the trip ends at a peaceful beach resort on Gaya Island.
Twelve days from £4,797pp including flights and some meals (wildfrontierstravel.com).
Tipi for two in Greenland
Tipis, catching salmon with your bare hands and kayaking on fjords are all on the agenda on redsavannah.com’s honeymoon
Sleeping in a tipi is one of the highlights of a honeymoon in Greenland in which you can — if you like — leap in ice-cold Arctic waters (said to be good for your health). There’s also a chance to catch salmon with your bare hands and kayak on fjords on this back to nature honeymoon.
Seven nights full-board from £14,500 with flights (redsavannah.com).
Romantic eco-pods in Cosmoledo
Stay in an eco-pod on the isolated island of Cosmoledo. Activities include snorkelling and diving
Stay at the newly opened Cosmoledo Eco Camp, on the isolated island of Cosmoledo — about 600 miles from Mahe, capital of the Seychelles. There are eight gorgeous eco-pods at this romantic hideaway. Activities include birdwatching, snorkelling and diving.
Thirteen days from £10,800 pp including flights, most meals, four nights on Cosmoledo and five on Alphonse Island (reefandrainforest.co.uk).
Jungle love in Rwanda
Black Tomato offers a trip to Rwanda to track mountain gorillas. After that guests fly to Zanzibar for a beach break
Head deep into the Rwandan jungle to track mountain gorillas before flying to Zanzibar for a romantic beach break. In Rwanda you stay in a top-class eco-lodge set in an old volcanic cone, while in Zanzibar you hole up in a cosy lodge on Mnemba Island (pictured below).
Eleven nights with accommodation and flights from £14,000 pp (blacktomato.com).
Find your inner tiger in India
Claw-some honeymoon: Take a trip to see tigers in Pench, Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park (pictured)
Fly to Mumbai and back from Delhi on a ten-night honeymoon that includes trips to a tiger park in Pench, Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park, where you stay in a cosy-chic kutiya (jungle hut). Explore Delhi on your last day, staying at a five-star Oberoi hotel.
Ten nights from £3,935pp including flights and some meals (abercrombiekent.co.uk).
A trip in a hot air balloon is a great way to see the sand dunes of Namibia – a remote and magical landscape
Admire the spectacular Sossusvlei sand dunes in Namibia before touching down in your hot air balloon for a champagne breakfast. The balloon ride is one of the highlights of a trip to this remote, magical landscape with its towering dunes and clear, starry skies.
Ten nights at Little Kulala Resort with flights from £7,500pp (trueluxury.travel).
Love in a South African treehouse
Wild times: Kuoni can arrange a honeymoon to the Kruger National Park in South Africa (pictured)
Listen to lions roaring on the plains while staying in a super-comfortable treehouse at Lion Sands Game Reserve at Kruger National Park in South Africa. A delicious picnic dinner is provided and it’s possible to sleep beneath the stars. Twice daily game drives are organised.
Nine-night breaks with one night in the treehouse, a night in Lion Sands River Lodge and seven nights at the Victoria & Alfred hotel in Cape Town from £4,433 pp including flights, transfers and some meals (kuoni.co.uk).