We’ve been lucky to experience Honeymoon activities in 20 different countries over the past eleven months. Based on our experience, we recommend four “must-include” activities every Honeymooner should include in their special trip:
1. Room Service for Dinner – There is nothing better after a day of exploring or even upon arriving from the journey to the hotel than to wash off the day, slip into the hotel robes, and order in room service for dinner. Opening a bottle of wine with a candle light dinner in the room or on the balcony is one of our favorite and must-do experiences.
2. An Afternoon at the Spa – We love the luxurious spoiling of a couples spa treatment. Whether it’s a facial, massage, body scrub, or hammam, this is a great activity to put your mind into holiday mode and rejuvenated your body after all the wedding planning and celebrations. It’s also a good way to experience the local traditions as many cultures around the world utilize different spa and relaxation techniques.
3. An Adventurous/New Activity – This can be anything that interests you from extreme adventure activities such as snorkeling, kiteboarding, surfing, trekking, white-river rafting, kayaking, ATV’s, motorcycling, sailing etc; to learning a new activity, wine-tasting, or even taking a local cooking class. The important thing is to do it together. Enjoying a new activity together is a great bonding experience for new and old couples and can keep the spark alive in a relationship.
4. A Romantic Private Dinner – Whether at the hotel, or a unique setting in the local area, an intimate dinner is a great way to cap off the Honeymoon and reflect on the special time you shared as a couple away from the stresses of life. We like to look for a place with a romantic setting, whether it’s a lavish dinner at a restaurant, or a simple picnic in a scenic location (i.e. on the beach, overlooking rice terraces, mountain/city views, etc) the ambiance of this special time can truly make the experience that much more memorable.
Was there a special activity you did during your Honeymoon that you’d recommend other newlyweds to include in their itinerary? Which of these four activities is your favorite indulgence during a romantic trip?