In many years to come, at the same time every year, the leaves will have begun to fall, thick and crunchy around your feet, gloves will have come out, and hot drinks will have no doubt become a necessity to keep warm. It’s October, the time when people ruffle deep within their cupboards to dig out coats from last winter. Odd exciting treasures are discovered in the pockets, and each time, you will remember the trip of a life time: your October honeymoon. Original Travel’s honeymoon planners are here to make sure it is the most special and memorable time you could ever have. Here are our top picks for an October honeymoon:
We know what you are thinking, it isn’t the fly and flop sort of honeymoon you expected. Well before you judge, we think Iceland is possibly the most romantic of all honeymoons you can have. Take a boat out on the deep blue glacier lagoon, or jet off on a helicopter, sipping on champagne and watching the glaciers pass beneath you. Or, indulge in your adventurous side and snorkel between two tectonic plates. Stay in the stylish ION hotel, surrounded by lakes and lava fields, with the high possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. It doesn’t get more romantic than that.
2. Southern Australia – Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island manages to sum up the essence of Australia – it is the wildlife enthusiast’s dream, with animals ranging from sea lions and fur seals - to whales! We suggest you stay at Tatler’s ‘Hotel of the Year’ - Southern Ocean Lodge. An incredibly awesome lodge made up of suites that snake down a ridge overlooking the eponymous Southern Ocean. Meaning views to die for. At night, if you look up, the views become even more impressive. With some of the least light polluted skies on the planet, you can gaze in wonder at the skies together.
3. Napa & Sonoma Valley
No, we aren’t trying to turn you into raging alcoholics on your honeymoon. But who doesn’t like to leave those over-bearing families behind, share a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon together, whilst gazing over breath taking views of vineyards, majestic hills and ancient oaks. October is a perfect time to head out to these well-known vineyards as the summer crowds have long gone, and the grapes are all being harvested. For wine aficionados – it’s paradise. The Calistago Ranch is the place to stay for your wine tasting sessions and hot air balloon rides over pristine vineyards.
This destination is our little secret to you, recently having made a comeback as one of the top safari locations and known for having some of the best game viewing in the whole of Africa, we give you – Zimbabwe. The impressive Victoria Falls, in its thundering majesty, makes for a mighty backdrop for heaps of adventure seeking activities. Further north at Mana Pools, couples can hop aboard a canoe for two, and happily drift alongside hippos as they revel in the glorious mud below. It will be hard to tell whose more in love!
Original Travel is a creative travel company which takes a thoughtful approach to creating tailor-made luxury honeymoons to fulfil your needs perfectly. The team use personal insights and exceptional knowledge of destinations worldwide to craft trips. For inspiration please visit www.originaltravel.co.uk or contact us on 020 7978 7333 / [email protected].