8 Hot Honeymoon Trends
The trips, hotels and activities that honeymooners are all about right now. 1. Adventure Trips For their once-in-a-lifetime getaway, more couples are choosing a once-in-a lifetime adventure. If reaching for the suntan lotion while sunbathing on the beach is your idea of exertion, this honeymoon trend isn’t for you. But if you’re a more active […]
The trips, hotels and activities that honeymooners are all about right now.
1. Adventure Trips
For their once-in-a-lifetime getaway, more couples are choosing a once-in-a lifetime adventure. If reaching for the suntan lotion while sunbathing on the beach is your idea of exertion, this honeymoon trend isn’t for you. But if you’re a more active twosome, afternoons spent learning to surf, checking out the Big Five on safari, hiking to the top of the tallest nearby peak for can’t-miss photo ops, or four-wheeling or zip-lining over rugged jungle terrain are foolproof ways to get your pulse fluttering.
Couples who want to make the most of their 10 days away from the office and who can’t decide between several destinations are splitting their honeymoon among a few different spots. Honeymoon hopping is a chance to take advantage of far-flung places you may never travel to again (and to squeeze the most out of a lengthy plane ride), or compromise on the honeymoon itinerary by spending time in different settings—a week in the city, then a week on the beach, for example.
3. Green Honeymoons
If minimizing your carbon footprint is important to you, a new crop of eco-resorts prove that going green can still be posh. There’s no real definition of what qualifies a hotel as eco-friendly, but minimal impact on the surroundings, the use of solar power and “farm-to-fork” menus are some cues.
4. Intimate Cruises
Smaller cruise ships and yachts that can fit 60 guests or fewer can whisk you away to hidden ports not easily reached by many of the larger ships for a unique and stress-free way (no need to pack your bags at every port) to visit multiple destinations.
5. Foodie Trips
A growing appreciation for gourmet cuisine has put couples on the hunt for once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences. Many resorts are putting the focus back on food, with tasting menus, wine bars with well-versed sommeliers and notable chefs.
6. Private Villas
Whether it’s a cute house in the countryside or a collection of bungalows along a secluded stretch of beach, private villa rentals afford a lot of privacy and give guests the sense of having a home away from home. Bonus: Many villas offer a private chef and other exclusive extras.
7. Boutique Hotels
Personalized service. Fewer than 100 rooms. Innovative décor. For all these reasons and more, smaller hotels are setting themselves apart for honeymooners.
8. Mega – Moons
Sri Lanka? Check. Patagonia? Check. All in one trip? Check. That’s right, for 2013, brides won’t be settling on just one dream destination. Instead, they’ll be opting for a round-the-world getaway to several far-flung locales.