If you’re thinking about your first trip away as a married couple, you’ll probably have noticed there are any different types of honeymoon. Here’s everything you need to know to help you choose the perfect one for you and your partner.
6 Different Types of Honeymoon and how to Choose Your Perfect Post-Wedding Holiday
Honeymoons can often come with a hefty investment, so you want to make sure your spending goes towards something truly special. It’s your first holiday together as a married couple, the first time you’ll be greeted as a ‘Mr and Mrs’, so you have to get it right.
For many, a summer holiday destination seems a little lack lustre for this momentous time and an island getaway seems expected, but there are lots more options than that. Short or long haul honeymoon, minimoon or familymoon – they’re all in the mix. Check out these six different types of honeymoons and choose the one that best suits you as a couple for sure fire success.
Type of Honeymoon: Safari
Animal lovers, this is the type of honeymoon that will have you hopping straight from the reception onto a plane. Head out on safari and you’ll be spoiled with sights of the big five, stunning landscapes and wonderful weather to boot. Don’t worry, you won’t be limited to a tent in the bush, you can still have all your creature comforts in the many luxury lodges and hotels – some even have their own viewing areas built in.
Type of Honeymoon: Road Trip
If you’re both free spirits who thrive off new experiences, hire a convertible, buy a map and get out on the open road! While you might need more of a plan than that in reality, choose your destination (we recommend the USA or Australia!) and sketch out a route with accommodation and stop-off plans, then relax, feel the wind in your hair and enjoy your first adventure of married life!
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Type of Honeymoon: Island Escape
One of the favourite types of honeymoon, it’s easy to see why island idylls are so popular. Whether you’re jetting off to Bora Bora, visiting the Maldives or cosying up in the Caribbean, you’ll find your own piece of tranquil paradise. When all you want to think about is each other, there couldn’t be a more perfect place.
Type of Honeymoon: City Chic
Culture-loving couples should consider adding a city break to their honeymoon plans. Often a particularly good short-haul option, enjoy long, loved up days wandering the chic city streets of Rome, fall for the Parisian lifestyle and architecture, or unravel the history behind the ancient walls of Dubrovnik (one of 2016’s hottest honeymoon destinations!).
Type of Honeymoon: Beach Bliss
For those less fond of flying, a blissful beachside honeymoon is still an option without having to journey to a far off island. Choose a coastal destination and check the average temperatures to make sure you’ll have the sun you want, then use these tips to get your flights for less!
Type of Honeymoon: Staycation
For a minimoon retreat closer to home, don’t forget that the UK has some stunning scenery and destinations on the doorstep, too. Get lost together in the Scottish Highlands, where your only company will be wild deer and expansive lochs, enjoy the utmost luxury with a spa break in the Cotswolds, or enjoy the rush of a London city stay.
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