Honeymoons: Where to Start
Your honeymoon is the most exciting holiday of your life. It may be the only holiday you ever go on where it is allowed, and more so encouraged, that you raise the bar on your budget and treat yourself to the best luxury and extravagance that money can buy. It is the holiday that seals the deal on your wedding and is when your life together begins. But deciding where to go can be a minefield! There is a huge amount of choice, from a diversity of destinations to all sorts of different types of accommodation.
The first thing to do is to discuss how much you’re prepared to spend on the honeymoon and what type of holiday you both want. Once you’ve done that, you have a wealth of options to choose from. Do you want a romantic beach retreat, or a stylish city break? Or perhaps you’re thinking along the lines of a luxurious safari, or an eco-lodge in the rainforest under the stars? Even if you’re on a tight budget there are no fewer options – how about a cosy cottage in the middle of a picturesque English landscape?
Some of the most popular honeymoon destinations are places like the Seychelles and Mauritius, where you can be guaranteed a warm Indian Ocean climate, picture perfect white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, and a bigger selection of lavish honeymoon properties than you’ll know what to do with. Alternatively, if you still want beaches and sunshine but you don’t want to go so far afield, why not think about one of the Italian islands like Sicily or Capri, which have stunning accommodation overlooking mountains, ancient ruins and sparkling waters. Whether you’re by the coast or nestled in an olive grove you are guaranteed romance, beauty and superb cuisine.
If your idea of the perfect honeymoon doesn’t take you quite so far from the big city, then how about a honeymoon in New York? There are few places so exciting in the world as the Big Apple and with skyscrapers, shopping and nightlife it is the perfect holiday destination for a cosmopolitan couple. As a complete antithesis to a city destination, you could consider getting off the beaten track and venturing somewhere like South America. If you’re a nature lover and you want to completely get away into the wilderness then Argentina or Patagonia are idyllic. You will find no less luxury and the nightlife is still buzzing if that’s what you’re looking for, but you will also feel like you are doing something different and really exploring some of the world’s hidden wonders.
Last, but certainly not least, the UK has a wealth of gorgeous and romantic honeymoon destinations. There are self-catering hideaways nestled in the countryside, chic apartments in every town and city, cottages with stunning sea views, and luxury yurts and cabins hidden in forests. Tropical getaways are lovely but all you really need for a wonderful honeymoon is you, your partner and a private, romantic setting, wherever in the world that might be.
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