11 Dec 2015
How to Personalise Your Honeymoon
Luxury is lovely, but what makes a romantic honeymoon that is truly memorable is finding the perfect experience for you two. That’s why personalised honeymoons are such a good idea. So whatever your budget, here’s how to personalise your honeymoon to make sure your trip is unique.
Call in the luxury experts
The luxurious Banyan Tree group has a romance concierge at all its resorts to tailor your stay, making destinations like Banyan Tree Ungasan in Bali even more special. And the Coco Residences at the five-star Coco Bodu Hithi in the Maldives have lifestyle hosts to concoct island surprises such as stargazing or a moonlit cruise dinner.
Image credit: Banyan Tree
Speak to the locals
You needn’t splurge to get help from an expert. Sites like Trip4Real offer a string of unique activities from locals in dozens of cities, whether you fancy sailing off the coast of Barcelona or taking a street art photo workshop in Paris. There’s even the chance to go lingerie shopping, eat dinner with a (reformed) bank robber or explore the artworks of the Prado in Madrid with an erotic film star! Well, it is your honeymoon…
Arrange some extras
If you love Italian culture and style, a honeymoon in Florence or Verona is already a winner – but the Salviatino Collection has some extra experiences which are perfect for honeymooners. How about being serenaded by an operatic tenor on your private balcony or luxuriating in a bath of melted hot chocolate or champagne? And Fairmont Hotels’ new bespoke honeymoon experiences include swimming with turtles in Barbados and riding on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
Enjoy a surprise
If you’re looking for a laidback escape after all that wedding planning, the idea of scheduling every minute with activities isn’t so tempting. Instead, LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives arranges mini surprises to stumble across, from DIY cocktail bars down secret tropical garden paths, to messages in hidden bottles which lead you to an unexpected romantic experience.
The specialists are always the best starting point for a memorable and unique experience - and that can mean companies focusing on one area rather than global brands. The Sicilian Villa Company selects the island’s top honeymoon villas but also has a team to dream up some extras – such as a helicopter flight over Stromboli at night as the live volcano shoots its sparks into the sky, or a private 4x4 tour of Mount Etna.