Your honeymoon should go down in history. Jaws should drop. Minds should be blown. Awe should be inspired. The experiences that we share here won't just make the cut, they'll raise the bar. Some are exotic—think far-flung locales like the Swiss Alps and Bondi Beach Australia, paired with exhilarating activities—while others approach traditional destinations, such as Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, in thrillingly unexpected ways. Best of all? There's an adventure for every bank account. Here are ten opportunities to make your most romantic vacation one for the books. Surf, sail, heli-ski, golf ... there are plenty of ways to get your heart rate going. These high-energy activities will challenge your sporty side—without neglecting the romantic in you.
Climb the Ruins
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Tulum, Mexico, provides a welcome break from the beaches of the Riviera Maya with its Nature Encounter, a boat ride through a 1,000-plus-year-old Mayan canal, with stops to spot manatees and sunbathing crocodiles and float through mangroves.
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Golf on High
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Paddle by Moonlight (and LED, too)
The adventure center at Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., rents out clear-bottom kayaks illuminated with LED lights. After dark, the glow attracts sea turtles, tarpon, stingrays, and other magnificent marine life (from $159).
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Roam the Rain Forest
It takes three days to explore Costa Rica's pristine Osa Peninsula during a hotel-to-hotel hike, but the effort is worth it. On a custom itinerary from Costa Rican Vacations, a guide will lead you through Corcovado National Park, pointing out rare big cats along the way (from $2,400 for four nights).
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Jump at the Chance
Thrill-seekers, New Zealand's Queenstown Combo Awesome Foursome excursion was made for you: You'll bungee jump with the company that invented the commercial sport, jet-boat on a river, white-water raft, and take a helicopter ride—all in one trip ($375).
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Hitch a Ride
Picture it: the two of you on horseback, cantering through allspice trees and into a deserted cove on the pink sands near Bermuda's Horseshoe Bay Beach. Now, make this dream a reality through Spicelands Equestrian Centre (from $350 for one hour).
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Succumb to Reef Madness
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa has partnered with Red Sail Sports to take guests out to the Caribbean's deep and famously clear waters for dramatic wall dives. Pack an underwater camera to take selfies with nurse sharks and stingrays (from $239, and from $80 for dives).
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Be your own skipper and tack your way to the Bahamas' micro islets, some of which are so remote they don't even have names. Sunsail Vacations, on the Abacos in the Out Islands, rents out 43-foot catamarans. Want the nature without the navigating? Kick back and let a captain and cook take the helm (from $5,500).
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Surf Secret Spots
Ride the waves other surfers only dream about. At famous Bondi Beach and Byron Bay, the Let's Go Surfing school offers a private guide who will take you to the area's hidden breaks and tailor the trips to your skill level (from $210).