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5 Honeymoon Trends You Need To Know

“Your honeymoon is one of the most significant holidays you’ll ever take – so make it count … If you’re getting married in the not-too-distant future, you’ll no doubt be thinking about where to honeymoon”

The world is literally your oyster – but what if you want to spend your first few days of wedded bliss […]…

  • 5 Honeymoon Trends You Need To Know

    Your honeymoon is one of the most significant holidays you’ll ever take – so make it count …

    If you’re getting married in the not-too-distant future, you’ll no doubt be thinking about where to honeymoon. The world is literally your oyster – but what if you want to spend your first few days of wedded bliss doing something a bit unusual? We asked Rachel Southwood, editor of Wedding Ideas magazine, for her top tips on the latest – and most exciting – new honeymoon trends. “The rules for modern newlyweds are that there are no rules,” Rachel says. “Anything goes when it comes to how you spend the time immediately after your wedding.” Here’s what she came up with…

    1) The Foodie-Moon

    “We all love eating, right? So, you could make a whole honeymoon of it – think France, Sardinia or even Thailand, where you can book into a cookery school and learn new skills somewhere warm. There’s also plenty of time for relaxation on a beach or by a pool, and you can enjoy each other’s company over some fabulous food in the evenings.”
    How to do it:
    Khao Lak in Thailand not only boasts jaw-dropping beaches, but it’s also home to some incredible cuisine. If you fancy learning how the natives do it, take a cooking class where you’ll shop for ingredients at a local market, and then hit the kitchen to concoct a trio of authentic Thai dishes.
    Closer to home, Alghero in Sardinia boasts some of the best seafood in the Med, and there are also around 20 different wine-producing regions on the island, so you can combine eating well with a tasting or five.

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    2) The Farmer-Moon

    “If you love the outdoor life, you can volunteer on a farm. Carry out harvest duties, hand-pick fruit (eating as you go!) and enjoy a great night’s sleep after all that fresh air. These are easy to organise in the UK, but with a bit of research you could find an experience or adventure on far-flung shores.”
    How to do it:
    While it might sound a tad rustic, the great outdoors can do luxury pretty well. For instance, you could stay in a medieval farmhouse with open fires and a four-poster bed, or hire a cottage with a hot tub positioned directly under the stars. See Farmstay for a host of British farm-based ideas.

    3) The Roadie-Moon

    “Why not take a romantic road trip for your honeymoon? You could amble through the country lanes of the Loire in France, staying in backwater B&Bs and stopping off at vineyards. Or for something even more unusual, check out Lanzarote’s famous Timanfaya route.”
    How to do it:
    Lanzarote’s Hotel H10 Timanfaya Palace is for adults only, and is located right on the beach at volcano-backed Playa Blanca. From here, you can hire a car and head for Timanfaya National Park, where the roads twist and turns through a lunar-like landscape of volcanoes and lava fields. Sticking with the theme, you can also take a hair-raising safari tour in a 4×4 and see parts of the island that are otherwise inaccessible.

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    4) The Mini-Moon

    “You might have used up all of your holiday days for the wedding, or you might be planning an extended honeymoon adventure for next year. Either way, a long weekend immediately after your big day is a great way to celebrate your marriage – and you’ve got something more substantial to look forward to at a later date.”
    How to do it:
    Why not try an unusual city break? Marrakech is only a four-hour flight from the UK and sunshine is pretty much guaranteed there. You can easily spend three or four days exploring the souks and atmospheric main square, Jemaa El Fna where you’ll see snake charmers and fortune tellers amid sizzling food stalls. The Sensimar Medina Gardens hotel is a peaceful oasis located just a five minute walk from all the action. Alternatively, Rekyjavik in Iceland would make for an unforgettable mini-moon – especially if you’re lucky enough to glimpse the Northern Lights.

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    5) The Double-Moon

    “More and more couples are embracing a mix of fast-paced urban party time with complete beach-bound relaxation. Take Dubai and the Maldives, for example. Or New York and Florida. Or San Francisco and Hawaii. Either way, these honeymoons appeal to couples who don’t want all of one of the other.”
    How to do it:
    Cuba is the ideal solution if you fancy a twin-centre honeymoon, as you can blend the chaotic sounds and nightlife of old Havana with a much-needed chill-out on the beach. You’ll stay at the Memories Miramar hotel in the city for three days, then transfer to the Royalton Hicacos in the popular resort of Varadero for the remaining 10 days of your trip. Could there be any more perfect start to married life?

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Author: Thomson Holidays

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