Your wedding has been planned down to the last detail, perfect in its reflection of your unique love. Now you need an equally quirky and original honeymoon to match! Somewhere where you can celebrate, relax but also blaze your own path, and break away from the norm
For some couples, a mini-moon is the perfect opportunity to recharge after the exertions of the big day and enjoy some precious time as newly-weds, saving the main honeymoon for a few months down the line. How about Scotland – imagine relaxing on a first-class train to Edinburgh, sipping champagne together as the countryside glides past. A stress-free and stylish way to start married life, Edinburgh has it all; a thriving culture, luxurious hotels, incredible food and natural beauty. Start your trip with a tour of the city, before indulging in a whiskey tasting session, then take in some comedy or theatre and a meal at Michelin starred restaurant The Kitchin.
Adventuring further afield, why not throw yourselves out of your comfort zone in fabulous Botswana. A luxury safari will see you fascinated by some of Africa’s most incredible animals by day, and dining like kings by night. Does horseback riding through the desert and camping under the stars sound like too good an adventure to pass up? Look no further than Botswana.
Another winner for nature lovers is Borneo; the fourth biggest island in the world is famous for it’s orange haired residents, the orangutans. Pack your binoculars and head to the jungle in search of these magnificent primates, spotting pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and crocodiles along the way. For the second half of your trip bag yourselves a waterfront bamboo hut on idyllic Mabul and spend your days diving or snorkelling. The area has some of the richest marine life on Earth; you’ll be rubbing shoulders with turtles, sharks and rays, not to mention glorious tropical fish and pristine coral.
If it’s serious relaxation you’re after, consider visiting Bangladesh. Whilst it’s not your average honeymoon destination, Bangladesh offers pristine beaches, a relaxed atmosphere, Instagram-worthy sunsets and amazing food! Take a few days to head into the mountains to enjoy the cooler air and witness the extraordinary landscape before finishing your trip on Mermaid Beach for the ultimate in paradise escapism.
Or why not have it all and head to Panama. Another country which lends itself perfectly to a multi-destination trip, you could be relaxing on your own private tropical island in San Blas one day and visiting coffee and chocolate plantations the next. A short flight later, you’ll be sleeping in your own beachside eco tent, the sounds of the jungle and the waves enveloping you as you drift off to sleep.
Step away from the norm and find a little-known corner of the world for you and your new husband to celebrate the start of your lives together in a destination you’ll never forget.