January: the perfect time to escape the dark mornings, British winter, society impelling detoxes and ‘January Blues’. Here at Original Travel we subscribe to the January Blues of an altogether different nature. Ours are the azure blue of crystal clear seascapes and the dreamy blue you only get when looking at a sky without the blemish of a single cloud. Oh these January blues you’ll be more than happy to get on board with. Here’s a selection of our ultimate ‘blue’ honeymoon destinations…
Looking for paradise? Look no further than the Maldives. There are no less than 12 ways to describe the different shades of blue in Dhivehi (the language native to the Maldives). If you only want to be able to see blue sky, blue sea, sun and sand, then we’ve found you the perfect honeymoon destination. Stay at PER AQUUM Niyama for an extra special honeymoon, with an underwater nightclub and an overflowing supply of chic beach studios, suites and pavilions; you’ll never want to leave.
Australia, Ningaloo Reef
Australia is the ultimate romantic getaway. With so much diversity you could almost say there is too much on offer, which makes planning what to do seem impossible! And that’s where we come in. It just so happens that January is turtle hatching season on Ningaloo Reef. Stay at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, an exclusive safari camp nestled into white sand dunes, with incredible views of the Indian Ocean. There is also a high possibility of seeing whale sharks and you can snorkel, dive, sea kayak in an ocean-lovers paradise. In the cool of the evening kangaroos and wallaroos emerge from the bush, right in front of you!
For a honeymoon that combines safari, sandy beaches, deserts, vibrant cities and incredible landscapes it has to be South Africa, often described as ‘the world in one country’. It really does have everything. Whether it’s the exhilarating attractions in Cape Town, like the great Table Mountain, or checking out the wildlife in Kruger Park, the options are endless. Head over to the Western Cape to try the famous South African wine, or try a horseback Safari such as Horizon Safari Lodges, the best way to get really close to the South African wildlife.
British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
The British Virgin Islands are the ideal destination for those couples who can’t decide if they want to do as much or as little as they can on their honeymoon. With endless white sandy beaches, and hidden coves easily accessible by boat to beautiful bright corals, exploring these 40 islands and islets doesn’t disappoint. Relax on a beach book in one hand and cocktail in the other on Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private outcrop, which embraces a relaxed ‘make yourself at home’ vibe. This really is as private as it gets.
Original Travel is a creative travel company which takes a thoughtful approach to creating tailor-made luxury honey-moons to fulfil your needs perfectly. The team use personal insights and exceptional knowledge of destinations world-wide to craft trips. For inspiration please visit www.originaltravel.co.uk or contact us on 020 7978 7333 / [email protected].