Category Archives: Honeymoon

How To Plan The Best Hen Party Ever

Whether you are organising your own hen party, or you are in charge of the preparations for your sister or friends hen do, it can be a somewhat daunting task. Especially, if you have never organised a hen party before.

There is just so much to think about, from the different ages of the hens in the group (including the future mother-in-law) to what each person classes as a good time.

Best Honeymoon Cruise Locations

How better to spend your honeymoon than on a cruise? Or a floating amusement park, to give it another name. Romance and cruising go hand-in-hand, and there are few better ways to combine fun, romance and relaxation than on a cruise ship. If you’re unsure of where to go, here are some of the best honeymoon cruises out there.

Caribbean

One of the most appealing aspects of cruising in the Caribbean is the beauty of the ocean. Few parts of the world possess such crystal clear waters.

The word “paradise” could have been invented to describe the tropical Caribbean Islands. As America’s No.1 playground, the white, powdery beaches, coconuts, palms and lush climate all combine to make the Caribbean one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world.

Mediterranean

Known for its warmth and immensely blue waters that surround the sun-drenched islands, the Mediterranean is brimming with art, fine cuisine, fashion and culture.

The Mediterranean’s greatest asset is its culture and history, spanning the Phoenician and Roman eras to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, not to mention the vibrant cultures of modern-day Southern Europe and North Africa. . Take a Mediterranean cruise and you’ll understand why. In countries like Greece and southern Spain, the mercury rarely drops below 20 degrees.

On a Mediterranean cruise you’ll take home more incredible memories than you can imagine. See magnificent art in fantastic Italian renaissance towns and dine at tavernas on gorgeous Greek islands. Barter for bargains in Turkish bazaars, buy catwalk fashions in designer boutiques, enjoy breathtaking views from the Rock of Gibraltar and see wild Gaudi architecture in cool Barcelona. Our Mediterranean cruises will leave you inspired.

Greek Islands

With over 4,500 islands, a fantastic coastline and idyllic ports, cruising in and around Greece and its islands is one of the most perfect ways to spend your honeymoon. Destinations like Mykonos and Santorini offer spectacular landscapes as well as a vast and fascinating history laced with legend. From mountainous terrains to forested valleys and quaint fishing villages, Greece offers much more than turquoise seas.

Hawaii

Whether it’s part of a world cruise or a honeymoon cruise, many would say that Hawaii is best enjoyed from the water. This offshore state of the USA is rich with vibrant colours and lush green foliage – a truly stunning and awe-inspiring tropical destination with a volcanic backdrop.

Perfect Winter Honeymoon Destinations

While there might be a certain romance to keeping each other warm as you honeymoon in the winter, having somewhere warm and relaxing to recharge your batteries is essential. Besides, going somewhere warm while the friends and family you have left behind contend with the cold will make your special holiday that bit more special. Why shiver when you can run around on a beach somewhere hot and sunny, enjoying sumptuous food and experiencing all kinds of fun that the harsh winters seem to exclude?

More and more people are actually getting married at the end of the year just so they can escape the icy winter, and popular destinations include luxury holidays in the Maldives. We’ve come up with a short list of other great honeymoon destinations for the winter.

Bintan Island Resort

Famous for hosting Asia’s greatest golf course, Bintan Island takes under two hours to fly to from Singapore. The staff are keen to really get to know you for the duration of your stay and tend to feel more like friends by the time you leave. Your only regret will be not being able to stay there longer!

It’s ideal for honeymooners; couples are treated like royalty. The restaurant staff will make sure that your dinners are as romantic as possible.

Columbus Isle

Aside from the gorgeous rooms and the stunning beaches, the activities on Columbus Isle will certainly ensure that you and your loved one will have enough to do.

You can both go diving just 20 minutes away from the resort by boat, with dives scheduled for different times of the day. Expect to see turtles and hammerhead sharks! If diving doesn’t appeal, there’s loads of sailing to be done so you can relax while taking in the sights. If that still doesn’t cut it for you, there are loads of sporting activities to get involved in.

Cherating, Malaysia

Cherating beach provides a very intimate experience for honeymooners. Located 45 km away from the nearest city, it is remote, quiet and peaceful. The food is quite varied and the resort offers multiple cuisines from all around the world. There are themed cabaret shows every night, where your hosts will participate as enthusiastically as they do when pampering you for every day of your visit.

La Caravelle, Guadeloupe

Location, location, location; this resort scores perfectly just on this account. Placed on easily the best stretch of sand in Guadeloupe, expect to get engaged in archery, catamarans, kayaks and even trapeze!

The buffets are well stocked with a variety of salads, breads, choice entrees, foie gras and much, much more. Although families do visit with their children, couples are rarely disturbed by them and can expect to enjoy their honeymoon without any disturbance whatsoever. There’s also an aqua-gym located in the swimming pool, for those who want to shed some weight whilst having fun!

What Makes a Good Honeymoon Destination

After months of stressful wedding preparation and the big day itself, it’s no wonder that the bride and groom often wish for nothing more than to collapse and let other people take care of them. Lounging on a beach all day might not be to everyone’s liking, but there’s more to a honeymoon than white sands and crystal clear seas, even if that does sound like many people’s idea of heaven.

The key to a good honeymoon is the opportunity to unwind, catch up on much needed rest and kick off married life with a healthy dose of romance. With so many wonderful destinations to choose from, deciding on your honeymoon destination can be difficult. Here are our top suggestions for honeymoon destinations:

Seychelles

The Seychelles is an island country spanning archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1,500 kilometres east of Africa and northeast of Madagascar. This was the honeymoon destination choice for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who reportedly spent their honeymoon in £4,000-a-night surroundings. The island offers the perfect secluded getaway, as well as many exciting outdoor pursuits for active couples seeking an active honeymoon.

Maldives

Another beach destination, the Maldives is another island nation formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls (coral islands which partially or completely encircle a lagoon).  It stands in the Laccadive Sea, south-west of Sri Lanka and to the south-west of India and is possibly the most popular honeymoon destinations of all time. The Maldives undoubtedly encompasses the ultimate honeymoon experience with its still crystal clear waters, powder-white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, all adding to that quintessential picture-perfect paradise.

Cruises

A cruise is a perfect destination for couples who want luxury, good weather and a resort-style holiday but don’t want to be tied to a beach for a whole fortnight. With a huge range of facilities on board and an itinerary guaranteeing exotic locations, cultural diversity and – in most cases – plenty of sun, arranging a Co-operative Cruise for your honeymoon could be the best decision you make. Destinations very widely and there are great holidays available to all newly-weds, no matter their budgets.

Britain

It might not seem romantic to start off with but there is a world of luxury and beauty in the British Isles that compares with anywhere in the world. From the grandeur of a Scottish castle, the quaintness of a Cotswolds retreat or the luxury of some of the world’s best spas, you are guaranteed to unearth a honeymoon gem. Once your honeymoon is over and you want to revisit its joys again, the knowledge that your dream destination is just a few hours away will be a great source of comfort.