Struggling to settle on a honeymoon idea? Trending now, one of these getaway crazes is sure to tickle your fancy.
The Mini Moon
Short of time but still want to get away for a romantic break as newlyweds? Time-poor couples are increasingly choosing to book a ‘mini moon’ – a short, indulgent break immediately after the big day that will often be followed by a longer trip later in the year. The balmy temperatures of Noosa and Port Douglas or any of the Pacific Islands are perfect options for your mini moon.
The Backyard Honeymoon
Short haul is the new long haul when it comes to eco- or budget-conscious honeymooners. Drop your carbon footprint and take a journey by road or rail in New Zealand’s beautiful backyard. A romantic roadie through the Lakes District on the South Island’s rugged west coast, or a train ride on the Northern Explorer through Tongariro National Park are fun, eco-friendly trips that will stay with you (not the environment!) for a lifetime.
The Foodie honeymoon
The ultimate indulgence would have to be a gourmet honeymoon – gastronomic heaven combined with a luxury travel experience! Top culinary honeymoon destinations trending right now include Hong Kong, Morocco, Italy and Australia. Head to Bologna, Italy – the home of bolognaise sauce – to learn how to make your own pasta or stay at the beautiful Cape Lodge on the Margaret River in southwest Australia and get into the kitchen for a cooking class www.capelodge.com.au
The Adventure honeymoon
Adventure-moons have never been more popular and are the ultimate way to tick off one of your bucket list destinations with an expedition into the unknown. Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, ride a Harley across the US, embark on a self-drive safari in South Africa or bike down a volcano or Hawaii – the world is your oyster!
The Give-Back Honeymoon
Helping to build sustainable housing for orphaned, abused or abandoned children in South America, working with wild animals at an animal sanctuary in Thailand, or teaching English to children in orphanages in Vietnam are just a few of the initiatives you can choose to get involved with as part of a honeymoon that gives back. Volunteering holidays are an incredible way to make a difference in the lives of others and also bring you closer together as a couple.