Just 5 years ago it was traditional to have just one honeymoon in your life. You got engaged, planned a wedding and then had a week or so on the beach to relax and enjoy the first weeks of marital bliss. This could be anything from a luxury honeymoon to the Maldives, or if you were on a budget, then a week on the Greek islands could offer a touch of luxury with a slightly lower price tag.
However, today there is more than just a honeymoon to consider, we have seen, whether it is from the media or hotels looking to create dedicated packages for romance:
Banyan Tree Al Wadi, UAE
Mini-Moons – if you don’t have time for a honeymoon – this is the trimmed down version, a luxury 3 night exhilarating holiday in Dubai, or long weekend in a country cottage. You may have blown the budget on the wedding, or simply can’t get time off. You may also take this option if you are saving up for your main honeymoon.
Mega-Moon – not content with a week or two on the beach, adventurous couples are celebrating with a mega-moon of 4 weeks or more to explore an entire continent like Latin America or Africa – with a touch of luxury, adventure & glamour, all thrown in to one.
Makanyana Safari Lodge, South Africa
Baby-Moons – For couples about to completely change their lifestyle to add a third person to their family, one last retreat for themselves as a couple has become known as the baby-moon – a few days away to enjoy time together before a new bundle of joy is welcomed in to your lives.
But why stop there, who knows where the moon trend will take us?:
Money-Moon – the honeymoon you go on after you get divorced – indulge yourself with your divorce settlement and take a luxury spa holiday.
Study-Moon – the week you take after you finish your university exams – escape with a group of friends to Brazil for Carnivale, have a week in a luxury resort in the Greek islands etc.
New-Moon – the holiday you take between jobs to relax after the last one before you start something new.
What other honeymoon types can you think of?