Planning a wedding is extremely stressful and it only makes sense that you will need to recuperate on your honeymoon. For some couples that means doing very little whereas more active couples may prefer to plan an adrenaline fuelled honeymoon. Here are 6 incredibly relaxing honeymoon ideas to suit everyone’s different needs.
Bora Bora is a South Pacific island in French Polynesia. It is known for its scenic views and turquoise lagoons. You can stay in overwater bungalows which are thatched-huts on stilts overlooking a lagoon and surrounded by stunning view of the mountains. Matira Beach is the most popular beach and this stunning white sand beach has a shallow lagoon and palm trees where you can find shade. Mt Otemanu is a dormant volcanic mountain at the centre of the island and it is a fabulous place to go trekking.
Sri Lanka is a small country located south of India. It is a good place to travel inexpensively and visit some really amazing places. Mirissa is a great place to go whale watching and you can see several different kinds. Head over to Habaraduwa to visit a sea turtle hatchery. Volunteer at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is a sanctuary for elephants. Visit the Dambulla cave temple which has temples built into five caves with art and relics. You can also go trekking on Adam’s Peak or stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya.
Going on a safari is a great way to spend a relaxing honeymoon. If you go at the end of summer you can view the end of the Great Migration and see thousands of zebras, wildebeest migrating followed by their predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards. The whole cycle of life is there and you can also see many different kinds of birds that eat the droppings or the carrion. Be sure to view the Masai Mara crossing where you can see the animals dodge the jaws of the crocodiles that lie in wait. There are plenty of amazing accommodations and you can spend tranquil evenings in the wilderness.
Cyprus is a great place for a relaxing honeymoon, but it is also quite a popular destinations for families, so it might be wise to stay in an adult only hotel so you can properly relax. Going out on day trips you will find white sand beaches and stunning scenery all around. Mount Olympus is known for skiing and hiking. You can visit the Coral Bay, Nissi Beach, Fig Tree Bay and Konnos Beach to bask in the sun. Visit the Cape Greco to see cliffs, caves and nature. The Ledra Street is a major shopping centre in Nicosia and can be accessed from Cyprus. Visit the beautiful Larnaca Salt Lake to watch Flamingos and visit MS Zenobia near Larnaca to go scuba diving.
Queenstown is a great place for adventure seeking honeymooners. You can indulge in several activities like bungee jumping, sky diving, trekking and skiing. The nightlife is great and you can head out on the town after a day of adventure. Visit Moke Lake where you can also go camping. Take a gondola ride to Bob’s Peak which gives you a bird’s eye view of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Milford Sound is a great place to visit to see seals, penguins and waterfalls. You can also rent a car to go on winery tours or play a round of golf.
The Cotswolds are beautiful place for a relaxing honeymoon and they are only a few hours from London. You can rent a secluded cabin in the woods that has its own hot tub. There are plenty of trails to go trekking on, historic villages to visit, ancient ruins to explore, and exciting festivals to attend in the summer.