A guest article by Bibi at Truly Experiences
You’re about to get hitched. You’re happy. You’re head-over-heels in love. But you’re heavily distracted by one not-so-tiny, crucial detail – where to go on your honeymoon!
The way I see it, honeymoons are a personal reward for you and your new life partner. After months of wedding stress, the two of you can stop worrying about your friends and family, and just focus on yourselves. It’s a wonderful opportunity (before the realities of life start again) when you can splurge on unique honeymoon destinations and experiences and not feel guilty. So make the most of it!
Sure, you can fly off to a white sandy beach and lounge around with a Pina Colada in your hand. But why not rather spend your time (and money) on a bucket-list-worthy experience? An out-of-this-world location you’ve always wanted to visit, or an adventurous escape you’ve always wanted to do. Something that you’ll never forget. Something that you can look back on and say wow, remember how we started our lives together?
To get the creative juices going, here are some seriously epic honeymoon ideas that will have your future grandkids seriously impressed by how cool their grandparents are. It’s never too early to start ticking off your couples’ bucket list. The world is a massive place, with so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for the two of you to share.
Explore The Wreck Of The Titanic
If you have the thirst for a historical discovery and a deep passion for the big blue sea, then this out-of-this-world expedition could be the ultimate honeymoon idea for you. Arguably the most famous ship in the world, travel 3800 meters in a manned submersible beneath the ocean’s surface to explore the world’s most iconic maritime heritage site – the Titanic.
The most exciting part of this post-nuptial adventure is that you and your spouse will be contributing to a revolutionary virtual 3D model of the wreck site. Working with a crew of expert scientists, you’ll learn how to use the latest laser, sonar and 4K photographic technology to capture data and images that are currently missing from scientific record. Now that’s impressive.
I don’t know about you, but there’s something seriously romantic about working together to change the course of scientific discovery. And of course there’s the romantic Hollywood story of Jack and Rose to think about.
Treathouse Retreat in the Amazon
The world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon is a bucket-list destination for any nature-loving couple. Home to a staggering variety of unique animals, millions of miles of trees, and rare species of plants and bugs, the opportunities to get up close to some of the greatest biodiversity in the world is endless!
Living out your dream of being Tarzan and Jane, experience the beauty of this magical forest from the luxury of your very own private treehouse. Living in the canopy of the trees, wake up next to the love of your life to the calls majestic birds and mischievous monkeys. What a dream.
Being heavily affected by deforestation, it’s a sad fact that this amazing honeymoon destination may not be around by the time your grandkids hear about your honeymoon. So experience it will you can!
Gourmet Getaway to San Sebastian, Spain
Food, glorious food! If you’re a culinary King and Queen who would rather splurge on a delicious meal than a piece of necessary furniture for your home, we’ve got the perfect honeymoon destination.
Sexy San Sebastian is arguably the ultimate foodie heaven, home to an impressive cluster of thirteen Michelin-starred restaurants. This also happens to be the most in the world per head of population.
Renown for its locally-sourced, fresh and varied food, San Sebastian offers an abundance of foodie treasures, including ‘pintxos’, its own take on tapas. The only problem you’ll have at this honeymoon destination is having enough room in your tummy to taste every delectable Basque cuisine.
Winery Escape to Bourdeaux, France
Pack your bags Babe, ‘cause we’re going to Bordeaux! Spend your honeymoon oooohing and aahhhhing over France’s premier wine-making region, where wine is not just a delicious drink, it’s a way of life.
The romance of this region is never-ending. Strolling hand-in-hand, wandering the medieval streets, stopping for a bite to eat, and of course a glass of vino. Admire the region’s glamorous chateaux, pay a visit to the world’s greatest wine museum and marvel at the picturesque views of endless vineyards.
To properly commemorate the special occasion that is your marriage, you and bae can take pleasure in producing a barrel of your very own bespoke wine. From vine to bottle, experience the whole process of blending, bottling and custom branding your honeymoon barrel. Years later, the two of you can cheers to twenty years of blissful marriage over a glass of your very own perfect blend.
Is there anything more romantic?
Gorilla Tracking in the Ugandan Jungle
The ultimate bucket-list item for nature lovers and conservationists has to be coming face to face with the elusive Mountain Gorilla. A humbling and unforgettable experience, travel to equatorial Africa on your honeymoon, where you will have the chance to witness the magnificence of these gentle giants. Deep in the exotic jungles of Uganda, you’ll be able to enjoy the rare honour of observing these majestic apes with your own eyes in their natural habitat.
One of the planet’s ultimate wildlife experiences, gorilla trekking exposes you to the logistical challenges involved in locating such a critically endangered animal. Led by an expert guide, you’ll have to endure the terrain, altitude and humidity of a tropical rainforest. But as you look into those dark, human-like eyes, the efforts of your forest trek evaporate in an instant.
An awe-inspiring and powerful experience that you will remember forever.
Northern Lights in Iceland
While Iceland may not have the beaches of Hawaii or the Bahamas, it is home to one of the greatest spectacles on earth – the otherworldly aurora borealis. Witnessing the magnificence of the Northern Lights is arguably the ultimate bucket-list item. So why not share it with the love of your life during your honeymoon?
Just picture it – kissing under the aurora borealis, the sky filled with dancing hues of the green, pink, purple, and yellow. Cuddling under the “Midnight Sun”. Spending endless hours together submerged in intimate hot springs, surrounded by beautiful glaciers, majestic wildlife, and striking waterfalls.
Need we say more?
Put Your Honeymoon Dreams into Action
What better way to celebrate committing to the love of your life than with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to share together. The world is filled with so many unbelievable activities and destinations, you may as well spend your precious time together on your honeymoon doing a bucket-list item you’ve both always wanted to do!
While there hopefully won’t be as much planning involved as with your wedding, a dream destination wedding will take some planning. Some things to consider apart from your bucket-list goals include the best times to visit, off-season vs peak-season, weather and of course cost.
Put your heads together, and turn your dreams into a reality. Make your first year as Mr. and Mrs. the best yet.