After your perfect winter wedding, what better way to start married life than with a romantic getaway?! Escape the stress of everyday life and the chill of an English winter by heading somewhere laidback and warm for your honeymoon. Think sun-filled days snorkelling in turquoise waters, exploring markets, watching the sun set in the desert, and the finest of hotels… But where is best during our wintertime? Here are a few of our favourite winter honeymoon destinations.
Perfect for couples seeking good weather and culture, Oman honeymoons offer top-notch, beautifully designed luxury hotels and spectacular scenery. From impressive mountains to desert dunes and perfect beaches, there are activities and adventures galore! Excellent diving, water sports, and private guided safaris into the desert are all available, plus flights are still fairly short-haul at around eight hours.
Vibrant cities such as Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo make an ideal addition to a beach or island honeymoon in Brazil. Soak up the atmosphere of Rio from a sophisticated boutique hotel; sampling the buzzing nightlife and delicious food. Inland, the Amazon jungle and its abundant wildlife can be explored. Alternatively, hit the 4,500 miles of coastline and islands for the ultimate romantic getaway.
Perhaps the ultimate in luxury and romance, Maldives honeymoons are tough to beat. From thrill-seekers diving paradise to pampering at an underwater spa, the spectacular atolls have some of the world's most extravagant hotels set on white sand beaches and surrounded by of crystal clear waters. The best time to visit is December - April; ideal for a warm honeymoon after a winter wedding. Better still? BA now fly direct to the capital, Malé.
To many, honeymoons in India may not be the most obvious of choices. That is perhaps, part of the appeal. Escape the popular newlywed haunts in exchange for the soaring Himalayas, the endless white sand beaches, vibrant festivals, exceptional cultural and architectural sites and charming people. The quality of hotels has improved significantly over recent years, and the traditional Indian food remains a constant appeal!
For extreme landscapes and remote getaways, they don't get much more dramatic than Namibia. Honeymoons Namibia style are wild to the extreme with extraordinary scenery of gigantic dunes of the Namib Desert, the NamibRand Nature Reserve where you can take hot air balloon trips, and the Skeleton Coast where small aircraft safaris are possible. Accommodation options include private camps where a couple can spend time in blissful solitude, with gourmet meals delivered to order.
There are innumerable experiences that the Original Travel team can talk you through in the search for the honeymoon itinerary perfectly designed just the way you want it.