After the frenzy and enjoyment of your wedding, the finishing touch comes with your honeymoon -- five days, a week, maybe more, of unwinding, relaxing and spending quality time together in an exotic spot somewhere around the world. Honeymoons are an essential part of wedding events. Aside from the exchange of wedding vows, a honeymoon must be a lifelong memorable event for the newlywed couple.
The key to a memorable honeymoon lies in doing activities together which both of you enjoy. Whether you spend this time camping at the back of your home or at some five-star hotel, what matters is that you share one common denominator - the commitment to love and honor each other.
Types of honeymoons
Island Hopping with Overwater Bungalows
If you’re looking for a beach-based holiday, then island hopping is an excellent way to spend your honeymoon. By splitting your time between several different islands, you don’t have to worry about getting bored in one place and you get to experience different locations, resorts and beaches, and it can be as luxurious or as low-key as you like. Go for all-out luxe with a blow-the-budget trip to some of Tahiti’s stunning private islands, experience the quite and idyllic laid-back life by visiting several beautiful islands in Malaysia, go island hopping through Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park in Kota Kinabalu or in the unique Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Plan well and make sure you both get to see, visit and do what you want, and you’ll find yourself on the holiday of a lifetime.
Set on stilts above the ocean and linked by raised walkways to the mainland, overwater bungalows offer privacy, great views and the fantastic experience of stepping straight down from your terrace into the water. So, where do you find these idyllic rooms? Sabah & Langkawi in Malaysia and the South Pacific are the two hottest destinations for overwater bungalows with many resorts offering a mix of traditional beach rooms and suites and overwater accommodation. Choose between the Kapalai resort and the Bunga Raya Resort in Kota Kinabalu with superb palm villas with personal plunge pools. Enjoy a luxurious stay at the Turtle Island Resort in Fiji or the Bora Bora Beach resort for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. If your heart is set on a honeymoon on stilts, but your budget won’t permit two weeks of over water living, you could always split your stay. Book a beach room for the majority of your stay and an overwater bungalow for three or four special days at the end of your trip. This gives you the best of both worlds and hopefully spares a few pennies in the process.
More and more couples are skipping the traditional honeymoon getaways and are instead opting for something a little more daring. Do you like soft adventure (for instance going on a wildlife or camel safari in India, driving around New Zealand or heading to off-the-beaten-track kind of places) or are you adrenalin junkies looking for heart-pumping thrills (like bungee-jumping and skiing in New Zealand, trekking through the Borneo jungle or diving for South Pacific wrecks)? Another idea is to get out and about and go on a road-trip in India, New Zealand or Malaysia - to get out and explore with the advantage that you can be as active or as inactive as you want to be. Go surfing, trekking, hiking, biking – you name it – and if you’re travelling at the right time of the year you can even add skiing and snowboarding into the mix.
Of course, adventure doesn’t have to mean physical exertion, it can mean visiting fascinating countries with a rich cultural heritage. India, Malaysia and New Zealand are all fabulous honeymoon destinations with their own distinctive histories and attractions. A honeymoon in any of these countries will feel like an adventure for the soul and offer you countless opportunities to see ancient ruins, learn about different cultures and, if you’re feeling active, go hot air ballooning, elephant-riding or cycling in the wild. These can all easily be combined with a few days on the beach, as after all, it is likely that you’ll want some time to relax!
The perfect beach is something that most people have dreamed of all their lives. A place where you can unwind and relax, and that’s so far removed from your day-to-day lives that it could only be in paradise. But, while some couples yearn for an isolated stretch of sand with nothing on it but a few palm trees, others dream of somewhere a little more exciting. Perhaps a beach dotted with chic white sun loungers and a few cool bars or maybe something in between the two? Somewhere with hammocks strewn between the trees and a rickety old beach bar playing reggae and serving the perfect cocktail.
If both enjoy being sun-kissed and frolicking in the water, then the tranquil, serene and pristine-white beach environs of Malaysian Borneo will be suitable and perfect for water sports activities such as water skiing, diving, snorkeling and island hopping. If money is out of the question, powdery-white sand beaches in Tahiti, the Cook Islands, and Fiji among others will guarantee a fun-filled honeymoon experience for water lovers. What more, resorts offer exotic delectable delicacies which honeymooners they can feast their tongue on. That's not to mention the native wines and local food that will surely loosen their post wedding jitters and inhibitions. Fly away to this romantic island paradise in the South Pacific or rejuvenating yourself in the azure seas of Kovalam in Kerala or Anjuna in Goa. Walk hand in hand along your chosen beach in Fiji, where you can write your love songs in the sand. Let earth, sea and sky embrace and hold precious your sacred vows in Tonga, Vanuatu or Samoa.
Food & Wine Lovers
If food and wine are your passions, then a holiday tailored to gourmet living could just be your perfect honeymoon. A holiday based around food and wine can mean several things. There are of course stand out wine destinations such as Australia and New Zealand where you can indulge your passion for the vine by visiting famous vineyards and wineries. The great thing about choosing a destination like India, Malaysia or New Zealand is that there’s so much to see and do. So, when you’ve visited your quota of vineyards, you can move on and sample some of the country’s other delights.
Food tourism in Malaysia is one of those unexplored and unexploited niches. Take a tour from the cocoa plantations and rice fields of Borneo to the night markets and Orchid Garden of Kuala Lampur to the rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands to the hawker cuisine of Penang and two days of cooking classes for the foodie in you!! Savor the mouth-watering sea food of Kudat or try the Durian, the King fruit of Asia in Borneo. The Tandoori Chicken in Delhi will melt in your mouths while the delicious kormas, rich mutton and curries will be as relishing as an Emperors royal feast! Enjoy lunch at one of the royal Palaces in Rajasthan or where an entourage of royal cooks is busy preparing Mewari cuisine to titillate your taste buds. Choose from a mouth-watering array of local dishes, maybe settling for the delicious Laalmaas (a red meat preparation); or Flaky fish wrapped in a green mint and coriander chutney followed by a desert Seviyan (vermicelli cooked with milk & sugar). From the South Pacific to South-East Asia, fantastic hotels can be found with reputations built on fine dining and great wine and choices are endless.
Luxurious honeymoon packages
Luxury honeymoons allow the couple to celebrate their special moment in one of the most memorable ways. These packages usually feature the best resorts of a particular destination and offer personalized service, impeccably decorated rooms, breakfast in bed, complimentary champagne and honeymoon suites. Some of the things that you can enjoy are a luxury island resort, Private villas, helicopter rides, yacht cruises, private jet charters and once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences at the world's best kept secret destinations.
Go for a double massage with your partner at a luxurious resort spa like Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand or Ananda Spa in the Himalayas; take a train trip on the Orient Express in Malaysia or the Palace on Wheels in Rajasthan. Charter a yacht for a cruise in Auckland, Fiji, Tonga or Fiord land; embark on an unforgettable adventure with a yacht charter in Malaysia or Singapore. Discover deserted beaches, ancient rainforests, lakes and jungles filled with wildlife and rare exotic beauty. Board your helicopter with a specialist nature pilot flying low over wild animals for that wonderful photo opportunity in the beautiful locales of New Zealand or land directly on your private island with a private jet chartered exclusively for you & your partner. With a master bedroom and private deck that looks over the tranquil blue bay, a huge spa bath and a bottle of champagne it doesn't get any more romantic than this. A private setting in a spacious modern apartment, choose from the best that’s available at the destinations we offer.
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Each of our honeymoons can be tailor made to your specifications and budget. We’ll combine your honeymoon ideas with our extensive travel knowledge and offer you the best available. We propose the most romantic destinations, the most luxurious hotels, and take pride in planning custom honeymoon itineraries to suit every couple. We can design packages for any range from budget to luxury.
So, relax. Take a deep breath and rid yourself of any stress. Get comfortable. Put on some romantic tunes. Honeymoon vacation planning should be exciting and fun. You're embarking on a journey that you'll remember the rest of your lives. Just select a destination below to start browsing.