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Where did you go for your honeymoon?

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Y0rkshirePudding Sun 17-Aug-14 20:26:17

My OH and I are getting married next year. Today we were discussing honeymoon options.

I'm looking for some destination inspiration and interested to know where you all went. What was great about it? What was bad about it? Would you recommend your destination or advise against it?...

BikeRunSki Sun 17-Aug-14 20:28:32

Holiday after wedding was camping on Skye.
Big holiday we saved up for and was our delayed proper honeymoon was fly-drive to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite and San Fransisco.

ivykaty44 Sun 17-Aug-14 20:28:50

What do you want? City, beach or both?

calzone Sun 17-Aug-14 20:29:57

Puglia in Italy in a Trullo (a round house)

Google Alberobello and look at the pictures.

Stunning place with amazing food, people, culture and scenery.


2tired2bewitty Sun 17-Aug-14 20:32:06

Lombok in Indonesia.

Amazing, unspoiled and fantastic diving/snorkeling if that's your thing.

SmallBee Sun 17-Aug-14 20:33:21

We went to Zanzibar! Because I got to say 'Zanzibar!' A lot. It was great, we did 4 days safari at the Selous game reserve then flew to Zanzibar, 8 days at a beach resort & 2 days in Stone Town. It was perfect & wouldn't change a thing. We did lots of tours while at the beach resort so we saw the places where spices are grown, went off for a day of snorkelling (& stuffing our face full of fish) & other things like that.
It wasn't cheap but we thought if you're going to splash out on any holiday then it should be your honeymoon.

olivo Sun 17-Aug-14 20:35:39

We also went to Zanzibar, loved it. Totally tranquil and lazy or for a couplep of fete weeks, followed by Stone town for a few days. Would love to go back one day.

creamhearts Sun 17-Aug-14 20:37:43

We went to The Maldives, it was amazing.

harverina Sun 17-Aug-14 20:46:30

We went to Sandals Antigua grin amazing. Wish I was there now!!

Y0rkshirePudding Sun 17-Aug-14 20:49:23

Well we're having probs deciding because we both like the idea of exotic - sun, turquoise seas, white sands, cocktails etc, picture perfect and tranquil. But we both get bored easily, there's only so much relaxing and sunbathing we can stand. We want to do things, see things, have experiences, create some fantastic memories. So its pretty much a blank canvas at the mo, no specific ideas whatsoever

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 17-Aug-14 20:51:27

Costa Rica was amazing and fits your criteria

BettyOff Sun 17-Aug-14 20:51:48

What month are you getting married? We went skiing in Canada then to Hawaii to cover both options but it was a winter wedding. It cost £££ but was amazing.

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 17-Aug-14 20:52:01

Home at our rented flat.
It was cheap, easy to understand the locals, and a tolerable journey. grin

I would choose to go to British Colombia, Cuba, Goa or Norway....

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 17-Aug-14 20:52:47

Could you island hop somewhere exotic?

LumionaMoonsplash Sun 17-Aug-14 20:55:01

Maui. Got married there, we loved it. It had the convenience of being American and the beauty of tropical island. The sunsets are particularly stunning duo to the lack of artifical light nearby. We visited Pearl Harbour and Oahu for a day too.

HeyMicky Sun 17-Aug-14 20:58:07

Flew to Beijing then took the Trans-Siberian Express to Moscow, a few days at each end

ChickenFajitaAndNachos Sun 17-Aug-14 21:04:47

South of France in a chateaux, it was the first week of September so lovely weather.

Y0rkshirePudding Sun 17-Aug-14 21:06:33

Yep, we're happy to island hop, or spebd one week in place then move on somewhere else for another week.

We're getting married mid July, then hoping to honeymoon in August during the school hols, as MIL is a teacher and can look after our DS while we're away (so it'll probably cost us even more at that time of year unfortunately)

mummaduke Sun 17-Aug-14 21:09:35

Mumbai, Goa, Andaman Islands, Fort Cochin, and Oman on the way home.

That might out me!!

SmallBee Sun 17-Aug-14 21:10:52

Safari with a few days at a beach & then a bit of city might be a good way to go then?

Y0rkshirePudding Sun 17-Aug-14 21:11:15

Jeez Mummaduke, how long did you go for?? you must have been gone for weeks to cram all that in?

KissMyFatArse Sun 17-Aug-14 21:12:27

New York (Waldorf Astoria!) then Miami x

ohfourfoxache Sun 17-Aug-14 21:12:31

We went to Canada - toured the east coast then went to Banff and did day trips. Like you, we also get bored and like visiting/walking etc. absolutely superb, had a wonderful time and would go back in a heartbeat.

Having said that, we went to the Maldives a year later. We weren't sure that we'd love it but friends recommended it to us so thought we'd give it a try. It was utterly phenomenal. We did a couple of day trips to local villages which were really interesting, but we were quite happy even just staying on the island. Completely and utterly unexpected, and we agreed that had we gone their for our honeymoon we would have enjoyed it as much - if not more than - Canada.

Reiltin Sun 17-Aug-14 21:16:00

Alaska. Awesome. I recommend Regent as a beautiful 6* cruise company grin

BackforGood Sun 17-Aug-14 21:16:07

We went to Bath for a few days.
It was lovely - relaxing, no stress of travelling / getting ready to go abroad at same time as getting ready for wedding.

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