A guest article by Turquoise Holidays
We know what it’s like. After the wave of excitement of your engagement has settled down, your mind turns to planning your wedding. While that’s a huge and important project, at Turquoise Holidays we believe your honeymoon also needs that kind of attention early on. But it’s hard to know where to even start – the destination, style of honeymoon, budget and activities are all common topics couples discuss. We try and answer some of those questions, so you can get your honeymoon plans off to a flying start…
1. What is the best way to plan a honeymoon?
We’d recommend writing down a list of three things that are on each of your bucket lists. Then, look to find somewhere that ticks a few, if not all, of these boxes. Establishing a budget early on will help narrow down your search further, as well as looking at the various good weather windows for the destinations you’re considering. Taking all those factors into account will mean you’re not overwhelmed when you’re looking at where to go and what to do!
2. When should we start planning our honeymoon?
There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to the ideal time but we advise planning around 11 months in advance. This is when airlines release their tickets and hotels still have fantastic availability and a range of early booking offers. It’s a bit of a myth that rates get better the closer you get to travelling and we certainly wouldn’t recommend risking this theory!
3. Where can we go for honeymoon seclusion?
There’s plenty of tropical islands, hotels and resorts around the world which offer wonderfully private rooms and villas. There are a few hidden gems though if you know where to look! Some of our favourites include Nihi Sumba in Indonesia, The Brando in The Islands of Tahiti and Azura Quilalea in Mozambique.
4. Which areas combine well for a multi-centre honeymoon?
We love multi-centre honeymoons! Not only are they a great way to break up long flights but they give you a chance to enjoy several different destinations and experiences. Our favourite combinations include Sri Lanka and the Maldives, South Africa and Mauritius, California and The Islands of Tahiti and Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
5. How can we make our honeymoon special?
Book somewhere that’s really off the beaten track and plan some excursions for when you’re there to make it unique. Why not splash out and upgrade your outbound flight (or both ways!) to business class, so you travel in style. Choose an experience for your final night as well, so you end your honeymoon on a real high.
For more advice, tips and inspiration on planning your honeymoon, visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk or call 01494 678400.