Your honeymoon is more than a holiday. This is a time for you and your partner to relax after the wedding at a perfect romantic getaway. A time alone to create special memories to treasure throughout your married life together. You may want your honeymoon to include romantic candlelit meals with ocean backdrops or perhaps a secluded, all-inclusive, luxury villa with your own infinity pool. Honeymoons are unique to each couple, so you may want to choose a once-in-a-lifetime experience such as a safari or a longer honeymoon to tour through a region.
To make the honeymoon extra special for your wife, consider a gift to say Thank you to her agreeing to be your wife. Make the gift personal and special. A great honeymoon gift for a wife can be jewellery, a pretty pendant or earrings will be treasured (get some ideas at 50thanniversarygifts.co.uk). And massage oils too.
Here are some ideas for honeymoon destinations:
Start your married life with a commitment to a good life with a visit to Italy, the land of “la dolce vita”. Visit Rome with its romantic ruins and palatial hotels or Venice, with its amazing canals. For those who love the summer playground, visit the Amalfi Coast or tour the vineyards of Tuscany where you can taste a variety of fine wines from Alta Valle della Greve to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
If you want an alternative location to Bali or The Maldives, consider Sri Lanka which offers a range of luxury beach hotels that provide spiritual sanctuary among the most spectacular settings. The best time to go is outside of the two annual monsoons. If you’re heading east, the best time to visit is between April-September; if you’re heading south or west to hill country, the best time to visit is any time between December and March.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and go on safari. Stay at a luxury hotel to wake each morning to watch elephants at the watering hole, before you begin your drive across the plains to capture (on film) the ‘big five’. Return to your hotel for a massage or a swim in the pool before a candlelit dinner. Miss the rainy seasons and travel between June and October.
Enjoy tropical weather and scenery, white sandy beaches, rain forests, national parks and conservation projects on the islands. St Lucia is a prime honeymoon location with some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean with the chance to visit the drive-in volcano. The Turks and Caicos Islands have coral reefs ideal for scuba diving, clear blue waters and wonderful beach restaurants.