Having had little to no input into their wedding plans my dad was also very laid back when it came to their honeymoon.
Having decided that he wanted just as much of a surprise as my mum he decided not to plan anything…
Upon arriving at the airport they stood in front of the departure board and mum asked where they were going. My dad shrugged and said, ‘You tell me…’! Not knowing whether this spontaneity was romantic or just down to disorganisation mum looked down the board and picked Kenya.
Six weeks and 4 countries later they arrived home after the honeymoon of dreams, knackered and ready to crack on with married life in England.
Now personally I could not cope with doing that, I like a plan and I like to know that everything is sorted and so if you, like me, do not want to just wing it on your honeymoon then have a look the suggestions I have made below for some inspiration.
Paris – In each of the ‘arrondissements’ in Paris you can find small dreamy restaurants, cosy cafés and irresistible places to stay. The River Seine meanders through the city, either side you can find centuries-old churches, and blocks of Rococo- and Neoclassic-design architecture. – This really is the romantic capital of the world.
Bora Bora (French Polynesia) – Clear waters, incredible reef lit up by schools of brightly coloured fish all over looked by picturesque mountains. Sounds like a dream – no surprise that it was voted as one of the world’s best Islands by the World Report. This is for the slightly higher budget honeymoons, a true beach break in the closest thing to Paradise you will find.
Cornwall – From sandy beaches, beautiful cliffs, quaint little fishing villages and upmarket shops and restaurants I think Cornwall can be underestimated by many. The South West has some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and is the perfect honeymoon spot for those who enjoy walking and hiking as well as delicious food (and a spot of surfing).
Carate (Costa Rica) – Situated near the stunning Corcovado National Park it is just a short boat ride to Caño Island, making it easy to explore the stunning rain forests and even head off scuba diving. Start your mornings with yoga or a hike to nearby waterfalls and wading pools with your partner for all the peace and quiet you need.
Antarctica – A honeymoon in Antarctica probably isn’t the first destination you would think of when considering your trip of a lifetime but why not?! With luxury cruise boats, fantastic scenery of icebergs and crystal clear water all topped off by breathtaking wildlife, this really is one of the most beautiful places on Earth – for keen photographers or those wanting to do something original then take the plunge!
- Vana Retreats (India)
- Wildcatter Ranch, Texas (USA)
- The Oak House, Somerset (UK)
- The Chedi, Andermatt (Switzerland)
- Laucala Island (Fiji)
- Santorini (Greece)