There are many factors to take into consideration when you are choosing your honeymoon destination. The wedding planning has taken over a lot of your time and now it is time to concentrate on the holiday of your dreams. What you can afford, how long and far you want to go and what type of honeymoon you want all play a part. Don’t rush this decision choose your destination wisely!
1) How far do you want to travel
The problem with a lot of the best honeymoon destinations is that they tend to be a long haul flight away from home. If you have a lot of time off work and can afford to spend weeks away it is worth the trip. Bear in mind how many hours, how many flights and time difference to the place you are thinking about and this is before you add on 2 or 3 days of jetlag each way.
2) To bring the kids or not
Your honeymoon is meant to be about you and your partner. However, if you have young children it may be difficult to leave them for a long period of time. Consider bringing them with you, but check out accommodation babysitters or if you have willing family members to come along for one week and then you could take a second week for yourselves!
3) The type of honeymoon
Every person is different and wants something different from the holiday of a lifetime. The world is a big place full of opportunities from large bustling and crazy cities to paradise islands. Make sure you and your partner are on the same page about your honeymoon. Or if you want to combine a few types of holiday consider going to a country that has everything, just ensure it is easy to fly from one place to another.
4) When to go on honeymoon
Of course traditionally couples go on honeymoon straight after the wedding. Needless to say that doesn’t happen that often anymore. You won’t be running out the door as the band are still playing and realistically won’t be leaving the day after either with so much commotion, exhaustion and relatives in town to be entertaining. Give yourself a day or two especially if you are going long distance. If you don’t like the thought of spending a night or two in your own home treat yourselves to a hotel or get someone to give you that luxury as a wedding present. Keep the wedding festivities going right through to the honeymoon!
5) Climate at the time of year
Depending on what time of year you are getting married pretty much determines when you will go on honeymoon. Be sure to check out monsoon seasons, hurricane and typhoon seasons and national holidays in where you are planning to visit. Also bear in mind the southern hemisphere of the world has its season opposite to ours so the last thing you want it arriving in somewhere like Australia and its far cooler than you expected.
6) Consider a stopover
If you have plenty of time to play with on your honeymoon and you cannot travel direct to your honeymoon destination why not spend a few nights in your stop over location. This will undoubtedly give you the variety of two different countries and indeed cultures to make this more of an adventure.
As this is meant to be a relaxing time if work is going to get in the way then you should postpone the honeymoon to a time when suits you better. The last thing you want is to be stuck on your phone or laptop when you are meant to be romancing, relaxing and enjoying early married life. Hopefully the technology will be staying at home!
8) Consider upgrading
This is your once in a lifetime honeymoon. If finances allow (don’t forget you should get a lot of cash as presents) it is worth spending that bit more on flying business class especially if your flight is long haul and upgrade your hotel rooms to executive rooms or suites. It will make your experience truly more wonderful!