After the stress of planning your wedding, your honeymoon offers a chance to wind down and spend some precious time with your new spouse but that doesn’t mean you should opt for the standard honeymoon choices that usually involve hotel rooms and romantic beach resorts.
Why not choose a honeymoon that is a little bit more unique and more reflective of you and your new spouse, it could be within the country or overseas depending on what you decide upon accordingly.
Here are some of the ideas for couples that are looking for something a little different.
1. Take a road trip.
If you want to do something more mobile than sitting by a pool for your honeymoon, consider taking a road trip across the country. There is something truly romantic and a little adventurous about carrying some clothes into the boot of your car and heading off on the open road and ending wherever the wind may take you. You can plan a route or just hope in the car and start driving and stopping only at places that attract your fancy, it’s quite romantic.
2. Go glamping.
Sleeping in a tent may not be your idea of a fun honeymoon but with the growing popularity of glamping, also known as glamorous camping, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s all about going camping but with added touch of luxury. Instead of sleeping on the ground in a tent, you can enjoy something a little bit more special like a Romany Gypsy caravan, Marquee style tents, Teepees and Turts.With Glampping you get to enjoy the delights of nature while still having access to amenities such as hot running water and a comfortable bed.
3. Visit a festival or yearly event.
If you have timed your wedding well, you spend your honeymoon enjoying a festival or global event that interests you both. Perhaps it’s a big musical festival you have always wished to attend or a simple harvest festival or big international festivals such as the Mardi gras in Brazil, Chinese New Year in Beijing, Holi in India or the running of bulls in Pamplona.
4. Charter a boat.
Some couples use their honeymoon destination as the best part of their well-earned holiday and increasingly, couples are turning their honeymoons into one long luxurious journey. Why not charter a private boat, and there’s something truly romantic about heading off into the sunset on your own private boat on your once in a lifetime honeymoon.
5. Enjoy a ‘staycation’.
You don’t have to leave home to enjoy a honeymoon.Infact staycation are making a return.Historically,honeymoon were month long events that the newlyweds spent together, usually at home, ‘getting to know each other’. These days with so many couple living together before marriage, so such formality isn’t needed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t just take a few weeks off work, unplug your phone and internet and just enjoy each other’s company. You could work on projects around the house together or visit local attractions.it may not be terribly exotic but its time alone together and that’s what a honeymoon is all about.
6. Stay in a tree house.
Across Australia there are a number of resorts that offer unique accommodation high in the trees. These are not roughly built tree houses, the kind you may have enjoyed as a kid but rather, they are more along the lines of high class hotel rooms up in the tress equipped with all the amenities( including Wi-Fi)you could ever want. Imagine waking up surrounded by nature and the view is unbeatable.
7. Go undergrown.
Technically, this idea does involve a hotel but given that it’s an underground hotel, it’s certainly out of the box hotel idea that merits mention.in Western Australia’s Coober peddy region, which is the world’s opal capital, it’s so hot, and most of the town is peppered with underground caves that have been turned into hotels. They are cool. Super quiet and perfect for a little alone time with your new spouse.
8. Go to a vintage train journey.
The romance of an old fashioned train journey is something many never experience but it’s an absolute charm, old world experience that you will never regret. There are plenty of sleepover trains offering a chance to enjoy this traditional way of travelling long distances. The most famous of these is perhaps the Orient Express, but there are many other less extravagant choices such as Namibia’s Desert Express. You will have your own sleeping compartment and can dine in a traditional dining car, just be sure to dress for dinner.
9. Have a working holiday.
Your honeymoon doesn’t need to be actually a holiday. If volunteering is close to both your hearts, why not spend your time away either volunteering at a local charity or heading off overseas to help an international organization you support? Helping a village build a well or supporting an orphanage will help a community in need, it can be so spiritually fulfilling and, for many sure beats a couple of weeks lazing by a pool.
10. Play at being castaways.
If you really do have your heart set on a more traditional beach getaway for your honeymoon, have more interesting twist on it by hiring a private uninhibited island and play at being castaways. There are a number of very affordable options around Indonesia and the Philippines if you like the idea of your own desert island.