The basics

The key to any honeymoon is to relax and enjoy each others company. It is supposed to be a vacation filled with rest, adventure and romance. The location selected is important, as is the hotel/resort/yacht/lodge that you are staying in but the choices don’t have to blow the bank. There are plenty of romantic and restful vacations that can take place camping or hiking and in simple accommodation rather that top level, luxurious resorts.

After a pretty hectic wedding period even the most active vacation makers will probably want a chance to relax so the key is to make itineraries as hassle free as possible and allow couples plenty of time to get to know each other as a couple and get off to a good start in married life.

Options for beginners

We’re all beginners in the honeymoon stakes unless you’ve been married more than once! Organizing through a tour operator can save you a lot of headache and allow you to focus on preparations for the wedding. But you should still give the honeymoon some thought. Location is important to both satisfy your interests in terms of activities while also allowing plenty of time for indulgent romantic dinners, long breakfasts and so on!

So think about what you would like to do on your honeymoon even if you are using an operator. Do you simply want to relax with no daily activities or schedule? Do you want a warm or cold location? What is your budget? Have a bit of an idea about what you want first and operators can also design customized packages.

Options for advanced

A honeymoon can be the trip of a lifetime, so why not visit some place totally out of the ordinary. Fly to Vegas for the weekend, sleep outdoors on the beach, go on a Pacific Island cruise or rent a villa in Tuscany.

You may even want to have a destination wedding followed by a honeymoon with your friends and family. Tour operators can arrange this or there are plenty of web guides that can give you some ideas and recommend wedding vendors on location.