A honeymoon isn’t just an excuse for a holiday. It’s an opportunity to celebrate reaching a very special milestone in your relationship, adjust to your new marital status, explore a new destination together, and plan for the future.
A honeymoon is also a chance to relax (properly) after months of wedding planning and one hell of a wedding day as TripSavvy explains:
“No matter how small and minimal your wedding may be, it’s bound to be at least a little bit stressful. If you’re like most couples, you’ll spend the bulk of your wedding night feeling like you’re entertaining guests rather than celebrating each other, so it’s essential to finish it all off with something relaxing for just the two of you.”
With the effects of the pandemic still felt across the globe, marrying couples are finding it more challenging than ever to enjoy all the wonderful perks a honeymoon has to offer. We take a closer look at the honeymoon options for just married couples and share our top tips for making it a trip of a lifetime.
Make your plans as flexible as possible
With Covid restrictions changing week on week in most countries as cases continue to rise and fall, couples are understandably a little hesitant to book an expensive trip to some far-flung location, especially so far in advance.
Whilst we’re not saying that you should leave your honeymoon to chance by booking last minute, keeping your plans as flexible as possible is the key to success in the midst of a pandemic. Many travel operators, resorts and destinations are offering additional options, so take advantage of these.
Keep your itinerary simple but spectacular
Many couples look to indulge themselves with a multi-destination trip on their honeymoon. But with travel plans subject to change as the Covid crisis continues, simplifying your itinerary is the way forward for those looking to honeymoon happily – minus the added paperwork, country-specific testing requirements, and increased risk of cancellation.
If you’re set on a multi-destination trip, choose one country with a plethora of destinations that excite you and go from there.
Invest in the best travel insurance
Taking out comprehensive travel insurance has never been so important. Look for policies that offer a ‘Cancel for Any Reason’ (CFAR) option. These are of course more expensive than other travel insurance products, but with a promise to cover up to 75% of all trip costs should you have to cancel, there really is no better protection.
Consider honeymooning at home
The UK has so many fantastic staycation destinations to explore, and what better way to discover the hidden gems that you would otherwise overlook in favour of international travel than on your honeymoon!
Many couples marrying right here at Clearwell Castle choose to stay in Gloucestershire while away the first week or two of married life. The county is an incredible staycation destination, even in the snow as our recent guide to exploring Gloucestershire in style revealed.
Take a mini-moon instead
If it’s a lack of time, not the global pandemic, that’s putting a damper on those honeymoon plans, why not consider taking a mini-moon?
A mini-moon may be shorter than a traditional honeymoon, but you still get to enjoy some much needed time together as newlyweds. Discover the UK’s most romantic places to honeymoon or mini-moon and start making your post-wedding plans.