Honeymoons should be the holidays of dreams, but for 2018, what makes that elusive ‘dream honeymoon’ is up for debate…
Here, we track down some of the hottest 2018 honeymoon trends to inspire your own. From the chicest paradise island locations, to safaris, snow and even setting sail, these are the 2018 honeymoon trends you need to see before you book your first getaway as newlyweds. We’ve got wanderlust already…
Visit elephants in Thailand, trek through the rainforest spotting orangutans in Borneo, jump in a jeep for a game drive to spot the Big Five in the Serengeti… As couples continue to seek experience as well as luxury, wild encounters are racing up honeymoon wish lists.
Because after a few days’ lazing on a white Maldives beach (or pink sand, if you’ve chosen The Bahamas), even the most zen of us require a little entertaining… And who better to do so than the local residents? The shoals of tropical fish that make their home in the surrounding reefs will brighten every day.
Most Maldives resorts offer snorkeling or glass-bottomed boat trips to catch sight of the ocean’s gems. Belize is the best for diving if you’re jetting off to the Caribbean.
MUST PACK: We love DORINA’s stylish striped swimsuit and modern bikini designs.
Head into the heights of the Dolomites or Alps for stylish skiing in winter, with buzzing après ski and foodie scenes too. But for mountains of a more tranquil kind, make Sri Lanka your destination, where you’ll find an ultra indulgent, slower paced Asian honeymoon that you never knew existed…
Next stop, Italy! Home to some of the planet’s prettiest scenery – think the tumbling cascade of colour that is Cinque Terre, the rustic, rolling Tuscan countryside and the exquisite Amalfi coast – Italy’s foodie offering has been honed over centuries.
While we all know Italy as home to pasta, pizza and prosciutto, the many fine dining menus will still surprise you. There are especially fantastic fish dishes to be found in the Italian Lakes. Let’s not forget Italy’s impressive collection of vineyards, either… what better to toast at dinner with?
Minimoons made waves on the honeymoon scene in 2017. We’re big fans of them here at HQ – why have one honeymoon when you could have two? We recommend an indulgent UK break after the wedding for a jet lag and airport queue-free escape, followed by a long haul, once-in-a-lifetime holiday for your first anniversary. It’s a win-win!
And without wedmin weighing down your workload, just think how much time you’ll have to track down the very best destinations for both! Simply take the Minimoon Quiz to find the best British destination for you.
Cold climate luxury
You’ll be only too happy to cuddle up together when you’ve just tied the knot. Why not take advantage of those happy emotions with a cold climate destination? We recommend Iceland, a short-haul but ultra stunning snowy paradise by winter, transforming into an awe-inspiring landscape in the warmer months.
Visit in the cold season for your best chances to see the Northern Lights and spend the days husky sledding, waterfall spotting or simply soaking in a steaming hot tub, surrounded by snow…
MUST PACK: Just Sheepskin’s luxurious sheepskin slippers will keep your toes cosy as you wait up to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Where do we start when it comes to cruises? There’s just so much to love! From all-inclusive luxury to incredible food, glasses that are forever being topped up and the opportunity to see so many outstanding places, all in one honeymoon… book a budget-blowing cruise and you get so much more than you might at first imagine. And we haven’t even mentioned the chances to get glammed up for dinner – another excellent reason to buy those big day Jimmy Choos!
MUST PACK: You’ll find a contemporary collection of towels that make a style splash poolside at Amara.
What are your favourite 2018 honeymoon trends?