If you’re planning the perfect honeymoon, read our top 10 honeymoon tips for a successful dream break.
Before you go…
1. Location, location, location
One of you loves the sun, luxury swimming pools and relaxing massages, the other enjoys diving, fine foods and exclusive bars and clubs.
Remember, your honeymoon destination needs to work for both of you. Luxury and exclusivity can take many different forms but the first and most important honeymoon tip is to choose where you go together.
Top honeymoon tip: make a list of ideal, dream destinations separately and then see if any of your ideas match.
2. Let an expert help you
The internet has made finding and booking that luxury honeymoon that bit easier and you might want to do it all yourself. But it’s always worth remembering that there are experts out there who can help. It’s a once in a lifetime holiday you’re planning, so using a travel agent or a consultant from a luxury resort might be worthwhile.
Top honeymoon tip: if you’re struggling with co-ordinating flight and hotel bookings with excursions and honeymoon activities, get professional advice to take some of the pressure off.
3. Plan your relaxation, excursions and luxury pampering in advance
You probably don’t want to plan too much – it is your honeymoon, after all. But scheduling in some key activities in advance can take the stress out of things.
You’re on your honeymoon – you’ll want to spend every breathing moment together, right? Actually, it’s a great idea to plan a little time apart, too. Having a massage while your husband or wife enjoys some ‘me time’ with a book will give you both a bit of relaxing space and something to look forward to – your reunion.
Top honeymoon tip: plan and book little luxuries and trips in advance – both together and separately.
While you’re there…
4. Eat well, drink well and don’t feel guilty about it
If you’re planning a luxury honeymoon, remember that the luxury extends to all elements of your holiday, not just your location.
If you’re visiting a honeymoon resort, they will provide food and drink to die for – don’t feel guilty about it, dive in and enjoy everything they have to offer. Sample local cuisine, eat the luxury truffles and pastries and drink the champagne without guilt – it’s your honeymoon.
Top honeymoon tip: indulge without guilt!
5. Take lots of photographs
You’ve paid a fortune for an exclusive honeymoon of a lifetime – don’t forget to document it . Take lots and lots of photographs.
Top honeymoon tip: ask other people to take photographs of you together – you’ll cherish these when you look back on your honeymoon together.
6. Remember to pamper each other
Remember to pamper yourself and each other. Find out what your honeymoon resort or location offers in the way of pampering, but remember that pampering isn’t only about the luxuries you can pay for.
Your honeymoon will probably be somewhere extraordinary, so remember to enjoy it together. Take a beach walk at sunset, have breakfast by the sea, enjoy cliff top walks while discussing your future together, your hope and dreams.
Top honeymoon tip: remember that massages can also be a private pampering experience, so pack some oil and pamper each other in the privacy of your own room.
7. Tell everyone you’re on your honeymoon
You’ll be surprised at the extra special service you’ll get when people realise you’re on your honeymoon.
As a newly married couple, you could enjoy provide free champagne, food or other exclusive treats and discounts.
Top honeymoon tip: tell everyone you’re on honeymoon – you’re allowed to be proud of each other and you never know what extra luxuries you might get as a result.
8. Forget about everyone and everything at home
Just for once, forget about family, friends and work back at home. This is about the two of you and your new life together.
Top honeymoon tip: Enjoy yourself and each other and live in the moment.
9. Don’t let sunburn spoil things
One sensible suggestion to make sure you make the most of each other and your once in a lifetime honeymoon – remember your suncream. Sunburn can mean being touched is agonising. Is that what you want on your honeymoon?
Top honeymoon tip: Use high factor suncream, even if it looks overcast.
10. Allow some time back at home before you go back to work
If it’s possible, allow a few days to readjust when you get back home from honeymoon. If you have to go back to work straight away, your luxury break might seem like a distant memory all too soon.
Top honeymoon tip: Book a couple of extra days to enjoy being home together before the real world starts up again.