Honeymooners, over the years, have increasingly been experimenting with the tourist destinations. The last century saw couples repeatedly choosing the traditional options of hills or beaches before moving to the offbeat honeymoon destinations in the world in the last few decades. Now the travel analysts have spoken again. And the hottest honeymoon trends reveal some strikingly amazing ideas of a romantic vacation.
Here’s a list of the latest honeymoon trends before you end up booking a honeymoon. The list is sure to give you a whole new set of honeymoon ideas. Check them out!
1. YOLO Honeymoons
“You only live once. But if you do that right, even once is enough.”
The concept of YOLO is often carried forward to honeymoons. Couples believe that since they would be taking a honeymoon trip just once, why not go all out and make the most of it! With the spending power increasing, couples are looking for longer trips to luxury honeymoon destinations. And that’s not the only way to make the most out of a honeymoon. More and more couples are also considering covering multiple honeymoon destinations in one go.
Recommended luxurious honeymoon destinations: Bora Bora, Seychelles, Hawaii, Fiji, Greece, France, and even Andaman
Recommended multi-honeymoon destinations: Europe, Dubai & Mauritius, Australia & New Zealand, Oceania, South Africa & Mauritius, and Sri Lanka & Maldives
Other lavish honeymoon trends: Road trip honeymoons and boat ride/ cruise honeymoons
For those who do not have much time or money at their disposal
In today’s highly competitive corporate world, not everyone is lucky enough to get long leaves of absence from their workplace. Nor is everyone privileged enough to afford the most luxurious honeymoon destinations. This gave rise to the concept of trips of shorter durations to romantic destinations that can be reached quickly and within a comfortable budget, without compromising on privacy & romantic activities for the couples.
3. Two Honeymoons: Mini-moon now; a longer honeymoon later
For those who cannot manage the desperately needed long romantic escape, immediately after getting hitched
At times wedding planning doesn’t leave much room in the budget and/or the vacation days. There are also times when the time of wedding is not exactly perfect for the dream honeymoon destination. It is in times like these that couples plan a short & inexpensive honeymoon right after the wedding and take a larger trip to one of the exotic honeymoon destinations in the world later.
Recommended honeymoon destinations for a second honeymoon: Indonesia, Switzerland, Las Vegas, Myanmar, Philippines, and Bahamas
4. Adventure Honeymoons
For the brave hearts who love the very idea of thrill
Honeymooners have lately been keen on experiences other than just romance & sightseeing. And this gave rise to the trend of adventurous honeymoons. More and more couples have started daring the best ski resorts in France, corals of Australia, steap cliffs of the Himalayas in north India, and the rainforests of Seychelles.
Recommended adventure honeymoon destinations: France & Switzerland for skiing, New Zealand for skydiving, Colorado (USA) for Bungee Jumping, Peru for trekking up the Inca trail, Dubai for dune bashing, and Bora Bora for scuba diving
Must Read: Top Adventure Honeymoon Destinations
5. Gourmet Honeymoons
For those who love to travel because of their love for food
Blame it on the cooking reality shows if you want to, but couples these days are actually planning their romantic getaways around food. Be it the gourmet street food or the ultra-lavish 12-course tasting extravaganzas, the food experiences have slowly started to influence the choice of a honeymoon destination. Bon appetit before bon voyage, right? We just hope that this Joey Tribbiani agrees to share his food with the love of his life!
Recommended gourmet honeymoon destinations: Paris, Italy, Mexico, and Japan
6. Volunteer Honeymoons
For those who wish to do some good together
Volunteer honeymoons allow the newlyweds to travel the world while giving back to those in need. Such unique honeymoon trends aim at making a difference while creating lifelong memories along the way.
Recommended volunteer honeymoon ideas: Organic farming, build shelter for the homeless, help endangered animals, and preserve hiking trails
7. Eco-Tourism Honeymoons
For others looking to add to the idea of responsible travel
While volunteer tourism aims at helping the society in general, eco-tourism is a niche that works towards the conservation of nature. It involves minimal destruction, environmental growth, and eco-friendly measures for sustainability of the environment.
Suggested Read: 10 States That Are Promoting Ecotourism In India
8. Digital Detox Honeymoons
For those who wish to live the moment rather than creating digital stories for others to see
It’s time to unplug from technology and exchange tweets for the sounds of nature & instagram stories for the picturesque views around. Devoid of any digital connection, honeymooners will find more time with each other. As an added advantage, the digital detox honeymoon will leave the honeymooners recharged & renewed.
Recommended honeymoon destinations: Ti Sana in Italy, Kamalaya in Thailand, and SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain
Did these honeymoon trends intrigue you? How ‘bout choosing one of these! Let us know your favorite from the list.
Frequently Asked Questions About Honeymoon Trends
A. The destinations that offer a unique experience that no other destinations can provide are the ones that are considered to be the best to plan a YOLO honeymoon that happens to be one of the best honeymoon trends. From Bora Bora Islands sheer seclusion and the most romantic beaches to Seychelles with its exotic and lesser known islands, from Dubai’s unsurpassed luxury to the lavish overwater bungalows in Maldives, from the exotic safari honeymoon in South Africa to New Zealand being an adventure hub, these are some of the best destinations to visit on a YOLO honeymoon.
A. Just like when travelers like to backpack around the world on a shoestring budget, a mini-moon is a vacation that the couples take to nearby locations and for a short while when they’re low on budget. Going local instead of exploring an international destination is something that would qualify under a mini-moon.
A. Yes. The word is babymoon and there are many couples who have witnessed this as one of the best experiences ever. There are many couples who prefer to travel with their babies and go on a honeymoon due to either a time crunch or financial restraints.
A. While Switzerland and Australia are on the list for being the most famous destinations for couples who like to indulge in some thrill, but nothing beats the unique experiences that New Zealand offers. The destination is synonymous with adventure and there is no adventure that couples wouldn’t get to experience here.
A. The whole idea is to travel responsibly. The whole focus is on the nature and Bali is one of the famous destinations that promote eco-friendly travel on all types of vacation.