Honeymoons have evolved into far more than just chilling on a beach for a couple of weeks. In fact, it’s way more fashionable to have a honeymoon that’s just a little bit different. Whether it’s hopping in a car and hitting the open road or adding a green, environmentally friendly tinge to your honeymoon, there really is no limit to what your honeymoon can look like. So, get ready to throw out the rulebook and do what you want to do! Here’s just a few honeymoon trends that we think will be on the rise in 2020…
1. Eco-friendly honeymoons
When it comes to travelling, people are becoming more environmentally conscious, whether it’s limiting the single-use plastics they use while they’re away or choosing to book somewhere that only serves farm-to-fork food. This extends to the world of honeymoons, where newlyweds are keen to learn how they minimise their carbon footprint while staying in paradise. Hotels such as Bawah Reserve in Indonesia or Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives are always looking at ways in which they can reduce waste, offer a sustainable way of living and both educate and get guests involved so they feel like they’re giving back to the natural paradise they’re staying in.
Even if you spend a week or two at a resort that boasts a stunning beach, more and more couples are choosing not to just sink into the sand for the entire time. Many resorts offer a fantastic range of water sports that you can try, from kayaking to snorkelling, and a lot of them will come as part of the honeymoon package. Nature walks, boat trips and much more are often available to do, with most hotels offering an activity-packed schedule that you can dip in and out of whenever you please. Head to Mauritius, where resorts like Constance Prince Maurice have an enviable selection of water activities you can try. Even when you have a splendid stretch of sand in front of you, there’s plenty of different ways you can enjoy your slice of paradise!
3. Self-drive honeymoons
Is there anything more romantic than you and your loved one hitting the open road and enjoying the complete freedom that comes with it. You can do whatever you want, stay wherever you fancy and really embrace the free-spirited life. Places like California and New Zealand are made for exploring, with so much to see and brilliant road networks which afford some of the most scenic drives on the planet. It’s time to get that motor running…
A fast-growing trend is newlywed couples enjoying a short break together after their wedding, instead of a full-blown honeymoon. This can be down to budget or time constraints, but you can still have an incredible time away without losing any glitz and glamour. Places like Oman and Zanzibar are a lot closer than you think and would really suit a couple who are only looking to go away for a few days. A mini-moon also gives you the flexibility to plan a longer honeymoon later on down the line. Two honeymoons are better than one, right?!
5. Multi-centre adventures
The days of couples spending their time in one place and in one hotel are disappearing when it comes to honeymoons. Enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime by incorporating multiple destinations at once. This means you can get the right blend of adventure and relaxation, so you don’t come home feeling like you need a holiday to get over the holiday! A safari-beach combo is a classic but works really well. We’d recommend going for the game-rich reserves in South Africa before winding down in Mauritius or the Seychelles, or twinning the wildlife wonderlands of Kenya or Tanzania with the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. Whatever you pick, it’s guaranteed to be an unbeatable combo!
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