Happy Friday! Today we have the wonderful team from Kuoni giving us all some honeymoon inspiration for the best of both worlds. The ideas are all fun yet still super romantic two centre destinations. I’ve mentioned before that I feel strongly on booking a really special honeymoon, you might be snowed under with wedding planning but it’s something you’ll be grateful for when the excitement of the wedding day is over so suddenly and you still have time with your new husband to treasure. If you’re worried about budgets, you could think about asking for honeymoon donations instead of a traditional gift list as we did. Kuoni are experts on the destinations so over to them for some helpful suggestions on creating and compromising on your dream honeymoon. Where’s on your list??
Wedding bells are soon approaching. All that time you spent planning your big day has almost come to an end, with only one final detail to tick off a once endless to-do list…
… It’s time to find your dream honeymoon.
If you dream of cerulean seas, secluded overwater villas and dreamy sunsets on a far-away tropical island, but your future spouse envisages African safaris and hiking the Grand Canyon at sunrise – why not start as you mean to go on with the perfect compromise and create a honeymoon that provides the best of both worlds.
Here’s our guide to our favourite unusual honeymoon combinations to celebrate the start of wedded bliss…
Spa Recuperation v Keeping Active
Planning your wedding day can be exhausting, so picking a resort with a world-class spa is likely to be an absolute must. However, if your other half’s idea of relaxation is to don scuba gear and dive amongst sunken wrecks and colourful coral reefs, why not pick a resort that has it all like Huvafen Fushi? A trendy Maldivian retreat offering an underwater spa and excellent diving opportunities, you’ll even be able to spot gentle whale sharks during May to December!
City Break v Countryside Retreat
If your dilemma is between a city-based break or a countryside escape, why not head to the romantic city of Florence, home to the famous Piazza del Duomo? Here, you’ll find the picturesque Cagliari Cathedral, the famous Brunelleschi’s Dome and the renowned Uffizi Gallery – great for art lovers in particular. After your city exploration, continue to the peaceful Tuscan countryside for historic manor houses, medieval fortified monasteries and former farm houses set on rolling hills to experience a true taste of old Italy.
Absorbing Culture v Wildlife Spotting
You want to see jaguars, exotic birds and pink river dolphins; your spouse pictures colonial buildings and intoxicating natural wonders before learning to dance the samba. Where else can you see and do all of this but in enthralling Brazil? Spend some time exploring the Pantanal on a wetlands experience to spot breath-taking wildlife, before heading to the bright lights of Rio de Janiero for world-famous beaches like Copacabana, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and plenty of samba bars for you to dance the nights away!
Single Stop v Tailor-made Trip
Enchanting landscapes, friendly locals and plenty of adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities – New Zealand is a great location for an out-of-the-ordinary honeymoon. From geothermal geysers and awe-inspiring glaciers to coastal cities and Hobbiton, there’ll never be a dull moment. However, with a flight of over 23 hours, you could break up your journey with a tailor-made stopover in the ‘City of Angels’ – Los Angeles, glitzy Las Vegas or even the surfer’s paradise of Hawaii.
Enthralling Safari v Beach Bliss
In recent years, safari honeymoons have become a popular choice with newlyweds and with so many options such as fly-in, luxury lodges or mobile camps – it’s easy to tailor-make an experience to suit your desires. If your other half dreams of powder-soft sands and complete relaxation, why not create an African safari and beach combo, such as Kenya and Mombasa, Cape Town and Mozambique or Zanzibar, which are easily reached within a short flight of each other.
Every honeymoon should be as unique as the couple that plans it, and with so many fabulous destinations and experiences to choose from, why not speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts who are here to help you tailor make your unforgettable honeymoon.
Have a lovely weekend,
R <3 xx