When it comes to honeymoon options, the choices are endless. Of course you want it to be very special and something more than simply an annual holiday. A honeymoon should be something romantic, magical and somewhere you can both thoroughly relax after all the wedding planning and stress are over.
Wherever and whatever type of honeymoon you choose, you will want to know that everything is covered. So do your research to ensure your choice will suit you both and stay within your budget. Venue, bookings, travel insurance - all has to be considered.
So take your time and take advantage of businesses who can provide you with lots of inspiration as well as essential practical travel advice.
Here’s some great honeymoon ideas from businesses based in Bristol and Somerset from places like Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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To help you find inspiration for your big day, take a look at what's caught the eye of our editors.
There are literally hundreds of ideas, products and services from wedding suppliers across the UK along with links to their web sites as pointed out by our ever resourceful team.
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Enjoy a royal Garden Coronation Package to celebrate the King
The highly anticipated Coronation of King Charles III is set to be an occasion of pageantry and celebration, and there's no place more fitting to spend this historic ceremony than with a 'Royal Coronation Package' at Sutton Hotel Collection's The Francis Hotel Bath. This package includes access to England's finest parks, gardens, and nature reserves, taking inspiration from King Charles III's favourite pastime – truly a package fit for a king... and queen!
Posted: 25 April 2023
No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath has reimagined its eight bedrooms
This summer, guests of boutique bolthole No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath will be delighted to discover a thoughtful reimagining of the eight bedrooms in the hotel's cosy Coach House. With its Gothic- style frontage and quatrefoil windows, The Coach House sits pretty and preserved behind the hotel's main townhouse. No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath's inventive interiors combine heritage and modernity, with artisanal touches that celebrate local creators. Inspired by the building's beginnings as a Georgian carriage house and taking its lead from the main house, the new bedrooms honour the history of the surroundings. Guests are greeted by a dramatic entrance featuring calming deep olive greens and uplifting candy pink tones, while warmly-lit hallways open up into light-filled bedrooms decorated in soft colour palettes.
Posted: 18 August 2022
Vumbura Plains: The perfect honeymoon destination for adventure seekers
Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, set in the heart of the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site in Botswana, has reopened after an extensive refurbishment of both the camp's exteriors and interiors.
The refreshed look and feel showcases its sense of place and culture, enhanced by an outstanding menu and courteous hospitality. Vumbura offers holiday-makers a sublime African wilderness journey, prepare to experience arguably the best wildlife encounters in the Delta on your honeymoon.
"With its iconic Delta landscapes and phenomenally diverse habitats, Vumbura is truly a must-visit safari choice, one that unreservedly celebrates the best of Botswana's natural and cultural heritage."
Posted: 4 May 2022
Editor loves... honeymoon heaven
At time of writing the news is full of reports that Covid will likely be downgraded to endemic status before too long. And as we emerge from the roller coaster of the last couple of years resigned to the fact that it's here to stay, we hope to see international travel back onto an even keel, and this issue's couples have a terrific tip when it comes to a honeymoon hotspot: Venice.
While the pandemic has thus far prevented Ruby and Adam jumping on a plane, the groom is in the process of planning a honeymoon trip to Venice this year for them both. Kayley and George meanwhile, managed to get away to The Floating City and had this to say about their romantic break
Posted: 5 April 2022
Easter getaway suggestions from Pitchup.com
With Easter not to far away you may be looking to get away from it all for a few days and Pitchup.com have some suggestions that aren't too far off the beaten track.
Missed out on family fun this Christmas due to the dreaded Covid? Recreate it at half term with a magical stay in a Reindeer Lodge or a Fairy Wagon at Somerset Reindeer Ranch where there are also mermaids, an enchanted forest and even a unicorn to keep the kids entertained. Meanwhile, grownups can take up residence at the weekend tiki bar, cook up a storm in the barbecue hut or simply enjoy picnics by the fire to ward off the evening chill.
Price: Reindeer Lodge starts at £160 per night based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Fairy Wagon starts at £130 per night based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Book at Pitchup.com
Posted: 15 February 2022
Minimoon heaven at Francis Hotel Bath
If your honeymoon seems too far away and you want to treat yourselves to an escape check out the Francis Hotel Bath. The Hotel's Romantic Getaway package invites you to a luxury haven where you'll be treated like royalty. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in bed before heading out to explore the charms of the beautiful city with a chilled bottle of champagne waiting in your room when you get back. Located in the heart of Bath, Francis Hotel opened in 1858 by Emily Francis, a leading entrepreneur of her time, who merged seven Georgian townhouses to form the property standing today.
Posted: 11 November 2021
Your chance to win a honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives
Courtesy of the luxury Maldivian resort brand, Coco Collection, is hosting a competition for all those couples that tied the knot in 2020 but were unable to celebrate with a honeymoon due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. The honeymoon competition, launching on 14th September at 12 noon Maldives Time, ending two weeks later on 27th September (also noon MVT) is open to anyone who married in 2020 (proof required) and missed out on a honeymoon; the prize includes: seven nights in a Coco Residence on Full Board including return airport transfers,a refreshing welcome cocktail on arrival, a bottle of Champagne & a tropical fruit platter on arrival, special bed decoration, choice of a complimentary, in-Villa Champagne breakfast or a romantic three-course candlelit dinner, 15% discount on all treatments at the Coco Spa and a special gift.
Posted: 15 September 2021
Escape with ESPA at Lucknam Park
Set within the estate's 500-acres of unspoilt parkland, ESPA at Lucknam Park is totally at one with its surroundings incorporating wood, marble and glass to reflect the warm seasonal hues of the outdoors. Escape to these idyllic surroundings for the utimate indulgent pre-wedding break with the girls or post-wedding relaxtion with your new spouse after all that planning finally pays off. Experience a personalised spa treatment to re-energise, detoxify or simply relax - the skilled therapists will tailor your treatment specifically to your needs. Every aspect has been designed to relax and indulge you, from the private gardens to the luxurious surroundings of the spa itself.
Posted: 7 September 2021