When it comes to getting married, we often get so caught up in making sure the big day is absolutely perfect that we neglect to put much thought into the honeymoon. If you’re a bride-to-be who hasn’t given her post-nuptial getaway much thought, don’t panic. We’ve put together a list of four cool honeymoon ideas you’ll really want to try.
1. Camping Honeymoon
If you are your new hubby are the adventurous type, why not break tradition and head off on a camping holiday? The great thing about a camping honeymoon is that it’s considerably cheaper than a jet-setting holiday, which gives you more money to put toward your new life together. Choosing a secluded, off-the-grid location will also provide the opportunity to spend some quality time together after the chaos of your wedding. With limited cell signal, you’ll be able to discover each other all over again.
If you like the idea of camping but aren’t a fan of roughing it, you don’t have to settle for a tiny tent and no shower. These days, there are stacks of cool gadgets out there to give you the little luxuries of home even when you’re in the wilderness. Check out this guide to the best camping gear for inspiration.
2. Island Getaway
There’s a reason why so many newlyweds escape the post-wedding bustle by heading off to a tropical island for their honeymoon. Like camping, disappearing to an idyllic island will give you and your new husband some well-deserved alone time against a serene and intimate backdrop. Whether you choose the Hawaiian islands or the very popular Caribbean, the gorgeous weather, craft cocktails and breathtaking natural landmarks are sure to keep you in a romantic mood. If you’re an adventurous couple, you’ll want to curate your own stay. But if the wedding has left you sick of decision making, you can always check into a honeymoon resort to take the guesswork out of your trip.
3. Fictional Honeymoon
Just like a lot of newlyweds have their “song,” plenty of couples also have a movie or a series that they exclusively watch together. Why not incorporate this into your honeymoon? For example, if you and your man are mad for Game of Thrones, consider touring the British Isles, where you can check out the various castles that have been used to create the infamous Winterfell. Absolutely love LOTR? Jet off to New Zealand to see the inspirational real-life locations, including Matamata, which inspired the Shire Village and Kaitoke Regional Park, which acted as a backdrop for the Elvish Capital, Rivendell.
4. Safari Honeymoon
A safari isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when a couple is planning their honeymoon. However, more and more newlyweds are starting to see the appealing of heading to the vast open plains of Africa to debrief after the wedding. The long, warm nights will take you back to a simpler, more romantic era while the sight of the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos) up close and in their natural habitat will stay with you for years to come. A safari honeymoon isn’t all about getting dusty in the bush. Safaris are notoriously social, so if you’d like to mingle with other couples and families, make time to enjoy the campgrounds too. There are safari parks for all tastes, from traditional tent affairs to luxurious beachside resorts.
Your honeymoon is a perfect time to relax and recuperate after the wedding. That’s why it’s vital that you pick the perfect destination. This list should provide a good start to help you plan your ideal holiday away.