Sweet Little Places for a Surfing Honeymoon

Sure, Paris is just a perfect destination for honeymooners – the lights, the bistros, the wine, the baguette, the Eiffel Tower, and everything else. Still, when you think about it, what can you actually do in Paris? Take long walks and eat. There are some couples that would like their honeymoon to be filled with a bit more excitement than that. And because there are a lot of them, active honeymoons have become quite common. Couples that like surfing can expect quite a treat everywhere around the globe, especially in the Pacific region. Here are a few places that join romance and surfing in the best possible way.

Raglan (North Island), New Zealand

The tiny and relatively isolated beach town (48 km west of Hamilton), Raglan is just ideal for a romantic getaway. The area is considered to be a true surfing Mecca, and the famous wave Manu Bay is famous for being the world’s longest left-hand break. If you have the will and the skill, you can cruise for 2km on this wave. There are also so many other things to do in Raglan. You can take a walk to the scenic Bridal Veil Falls, swim in the Ocean Beach, climb to the top of Mount Karioi, walk The Te Toto Gorge Track and cycle the Pipiwharauroa Trail.

Raglan. Photo by Jun Kaneko – Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stokeshot/4590957845/

Margaret River, Australia

Australia has a large number of surfing places, and if you are wondering why Margaret River is on this list instead of, let’s say, Noosa, well, it is because it is perfect for honeymooners. Besides being a surfing heaven (great waves all year long), this region is famous for its amazing scenery, fantastic wine (20 percent of Australia’s premium wine is made here) and delicious food. So, basically, Margaret River offers you the adventure of a lifetime, while still having some of Paris up its sleeve.

Margaret River. Photo by Samantha – Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/s-a-m/8935906601/

Teahupoo, Tahiti

Teahupoo is a village on the south-west coast of Tahiti. It is one of the most legendary surfing spots in the world, but it is not for the faint of heart and unskilled. Its heavy and glassy waves sometimes reach up to 7m. If you want to spice up your travel with romance and luxury, you can do that in Le Meridien Tahiti resort, located 20 minutes from downtown Papeete, so it is far from the crowd, while style being in the centre of happenings. The hotel is located less than 50km away from Teahupoo, and you can still find great surfing places nearby.

Teahupoo. Photo by Nathan Yuan – Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109616094@N07/12218093044/

 

Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

Imagine the most beautiful and romantic place in the world where you can catch the waves. That is definitely the Isle of Pines. There you can see the abundance of typical local pines, picturesque stretches of sand, nature’s swimming pool – Oro Bay, remarkable flora and fauna and extraordinarily clear turquoise water. You can catch both left and right waves (depending on the side of the island). Since it is not overcrowded with hotels, you can find unique and likeable places to stay, from apartments to villas.

Isle of Pines. Photo by Taryn – Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tarale/14092470942/

 

Honiara, Solomon Islands

The capital of Solomon Islands is hardly love at first sight, with its unsightly architecture and traffic snarl-ups, but when you get used to it, it has an incredible charm, and some great sights such as Botanical Garden and Central Market. If you prefer a peaceful honeymoon, you can stay in nearby villages in many of the guest accommodations and surf camps. The sublime weather makes surfing a breeze, and if you are willing to do some exploring, you can even find some virgin waves.

Honiara. Photo by COMSEVENTHFLT – Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/us7thfleet/9477696488/

 

Honeymoons are not all about dinners and wine. They are about doing something both newlyweds love. If you and your partner share a passion for surfing, consider visiting some of these amazing places. You’ll not regret it.

 

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40 Comments

  • Hrakaridi

    January 28, 2017

    Oh these places are awesome and so sweet 🙂 I don’t know to do surfing, but in these places i would try it for sure!! 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      June 22, 2017

      These places would be the perfect place for you to try surfing! 🙂

  • Laura @ Sometime Traveller

    January 28, 2017

    Nice angle for a post! I’m not great at surfing (had a few lessons, they didn’t go too well…) but it’s always fun to watch others. The Isle of Pines looks idyllic!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      June 22, 2017

      The Isle of Pines is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen! Don’t worry,I am a terrible surfer as well. I just can’t seem to get the knack of it!

  • Nancy

    January 28, 2017

    Wish we had an article like this when my husband and I went on our honeymoon as we were both surfers. Raglan’s break looks awesome and betting they have some pretty good swells than come through at times. But honestly the Margaret River would have got my attention with the wine! 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      June 22, 2017

      That is so cool that both you an your husband are surfers! Hopefully you still get an opportunity to go on an awesome surfing holiday soon. If you love wine than the Margaret River is the place for you!

  • Silvia @FindingUpendi

    January 28, 2017

    Hadn’t even heard of some of these! Definitely planning an active honeymoon and there are some great ideas in here – will be bookmarking! 😉

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      June 22, 2017

      Thanks for the awesome feedback! Hopefully you get to explore one of these awesome places.

  • Lara Dunning

    January 29, 2017

    I”m not a surfer but I’d still be interested in exploring these locals, especially New Caledonia.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      New Caledonia is a really beautiful place. I highly recommend checking it out!

  • Angie (FeetDoTravel)

    January 29, 2017

    Ooooo there are a lot of idyllic places here to visit, I know I definitely want to check some of them out! #feetdotravel

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      They are beautiful, aren’t they? I have been to a few but I want to go to them all!

  • aromanianinrussia

    January 29, 2017

    I never surfed, but I am planning to give it a try while in Bali. I totally agree with you that honeymoons are not only about dinners and wine, some excitement and some adventure are the thing for me! 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      Surfing in Bali would be so awesome! I am glad that someone else feels the same way I do about honeymoons 🙂

  • Lisa (Simple Sojourner)

    January 29, 2017

    Such gorgeous places how would you pick just one? I guess I would want to eventually see them all. It’s nice that some are more secluded making it more special for a honeymoon for sure. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      It would be very hard to just pick one! I have been to a couple of them (not for a honeymoon) but would love to go to them all.

  • Karla Strand

    January 30, 2017

    A surfing honeymoon sounds like a great idea! I have never surfed but would love to learn someday. Great photos and tips – thanks for sharing!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      Thank you! I must admit that I am a bit of a terrible surfer…. but the background of these places make up for it!

  • kidsandcompass

    January 30, 2017

    I’d love to visit these places. My husband has got learning to surf on his bucket list and these places look and sound ideal! I like the sound of the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia the most; especially the tranquility of New Caledonia.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      The tranquility of New Caledonia is amazing. It is such an amazing place. Hopefully your husband can learn in such a beautiful place!

  • Venkat Ganesh

    January 30, 2017

    One of the reasons why I want to travel to Australia is watch those big waves and learn to surf them. That’s a great list of sweet little places indeed. I guess I’ll go there even without a significant other though 😉

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      Don’t worry, I have been to plenty of these places without a significant other! Australia has some amazing beaches which are perfect for surfing.

  • elisa

    January 30, 2017

    .mmmm … after a long consideration I pick Isle of Pines! Cute list, thanks 🙂

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      Haha, no worries!! I love the Isle of Pines and would love to go back one day!

  • Oana

    January 30, 2017

    All of the places look so beautiful and perfect for a surfing honeymoon. I would love to learn how to surf one day. Thank you for sharing.

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      Thank you! I should also learn to surf. I have tried a couple of times but I was quite rubbish at it all!!

  • Travel Lexx

    January 30, 2017

    So many beautiful beaches and fantastic places to surf. I really should learn – then I will have an excuse to visit a lot of these places! Love the stunning Isle of Pines!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      May 20, 2017

      The Isle of Pines is a super stunning place to go. Same here, I really should learn so I don’t have an excuse!!

  • Adelheid Bethanny

    January 31, 2017

    I tried surfing once and it killed me, so I might not be surfing in these places, or I’d be busy taking beginners classes. Nevertheless these are really beautiful places so I might enjoy them even without having to surf. Isle of Pines might be my favorite on this list!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      April 16, 2017

      I am with you on this one. I smashed my head on my surf board and gave myself an egg on my forehead the last time I went surfing! Happy to do a small beginners class but I wouldn’t spend my entire time surfing. The Isle of Ines is so stunning!

  • RobRob @TravelLatte(.net)

    January 31, 2017

    A surfing honeymoon – what a great idea! Granted, Mrs. TravelLatte is not a surfer, but what a great time to learn. 🙂 Great spots to visit though, surfer or not!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      April 16, 2017

      I agree, I am a terrible surfer but all of these places look amazing just the same.

  • Wayfaring Sarah

    January 31, 2017

    This is the best idea ever! I’m literally going to have to convince my partner that a surfing hooneymoon is the only option!!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      April 16, 2017

      Haha, do it!! I hope the plan works!

  • Shona Grant

    February 1, 2017

    A nice twist on a honeymoon plan!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      April 16, 2017

      Thank you! I thought so.

  • Chasa Fulkerson

    February 1, 2017

    I am definitely more about getting out and active. I mean I still do love food though. Haha. I am not about the surfing life though. I am not really a fan of water. All of these places would still be amazing to go to though!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      April 16, 2017

      Thanks Chasa! Don’t worry, I still love food as well haha. I am rubbish at surfing but I love to swim about in the waves. But you are right, all of these places look amazing!

  • Siddharth and Shruti

    February 15, 2017

    That looks so amazing. And such an unusual way of celebrating your honeymoon. Kudos!

    • Through an Aussie's Eyes

      April 16, 2017

      Thank you! I think it would be a good fun honeymoon!

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