Are you currently planning your romantic honeymoon? Huge congratulations if you are and may I say I'm slightly jealous, I'd love to be jetting off to a stunning location for some relaxation time with my other half! A lot of couples think that just because it’s their honeymoon that they have to jet off to an exotic, remote location with crystal clear waters and powder white beaches for that once in a lifetime experience, but for a lot of people that’s just not affordable option or one that's suited to their lifestyle. Knowing this, I wanted to share some honeymoon inspiration ideas for all kinds of couples, places that are just as beautiful and relaxing as any exotic, 'typical' honeymoon destination you can think of...
If you’re looking for gorgeous clear blue seas, friendly local people, amazing food and a bit of traditional culture be sure to visit Greece. The islands of Crete, Mykonos and Santorini are particularly beautiful and perfect for lovers. Jacek and I went to Crete together for a week two years ago and it was Heaven, the water was even warm, perfect for swimming! With small white villas scattered across the rocky hillsides, topped with blue domed roofs and covered in tiny purple flowers, the scenery is utterly romantic. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hire a scooter and hop into the towns which are bustling hubs filled with shops, bars and restaurants or spend your days lazing on the golden sandy beaches supping on cocktails.
Paris, after all, is the city of love and if you’re a couple that enjoys getting out exploring and sightseeing rather than lying down all day, Paris is the perfect destination for you. From the banks of the River Seine to the tiny cobbled streets of Montmartre, you can sample some amazing French cuisine and drink a lot of champagne as romance truly feels alive here. In the daytime take a stroll through beautiful the Jardines De las Tullerias, soak up some culture in the Louvre and by night visit the glittering Eiffel Tower.
If bathing on sandy white beaches and snorkelling in coral reefs is your kind of thing then visiting the Indian Ocean is a must - my father has been before and said there is nothing like swimming in the water there. ITC Luxury Travel have some out of this world tropical escapes for you to discover. The Maldives are perhaps the most desirable luxury honeymoon location in the world with private luxury villas, amazing scenery and a no shoes policy. You’ll never want to come home from paradise.
If you’re the kind of couple that prefer staying closer to home, renting a quaint cottage or boutique retreat in Cornwall could be just the ticket. With acres of idyllic British countryside to look out onto there is ample opportunity to go walking or cycling if you’re an active couple. Stroll to picture perfect St Ives Bay and enjoy an ice cream together admiring the beautiful views then get your wetsuits on and hit the surf in the afternoon. A lot of bloggers I know have holidayed in Cornwall over the summer and the scenery is absolutely stunning.