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 Gloucestershire and Wiltshire from places like Swindon, Salisbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Chippenham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Glos & Wilts Wedding magazine when contacting a honeymoon travel agent.
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
Where better to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee than in the heart of Britain's most idyllic countryside. Whether it's celebrating in privacy with your nearest and dearest or indulging in one of the summer's hottest tickets at Daylesford's Big Jubilee Picnic, Luxury Cotswold Rentals is delighted to highlight some of its finest properties with availability to book now for the Jubilee half term week. Get set for the ultimate British Bonanza in style and comfort, from Pheasant Hill Temple Guiting and Dryhill Lodge both located in Gloucestershire to Carters Close situated in Oxfordshire.
Posted: 3 May 2022
Cotswolds Hideaways and Cotswolds National Landscape have announced dates this spring for their popular rural skills and experience weekends set to take place locally across the regions, telling the story of the Cotswolds. Why not book a stay in a hand-picked Cotswolds Hideaways cottage, pictured, and make the most of a mini-moon in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? The Call of the Wild - Woodland Experience involves gathering wood for a fire, log splitting with axes, charcoal burning and cooking a meal outdoors in a stunning Cotswold wood that was once part of the estate of Henry VIII.
The dates are Sat 30th April, Fri 13th May, Sat 28th May, Fri 10th June and Sat 25th June 2022.
Posted: 26 April 2022
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
A road trip through the Cotswolds is a great way to spend a mini-moon or UK-based honeymoon and it has just been voted one of the UK's most dog-friendly options. If there's one thing that we all need right now, it's a holiday and there's nothing better than loading up the car and hitting the road for a good old-fashioned ride. With plenty of couples wanting to take their furry friends along, researchers at tails.com have uncovered the UK's top 10 most dog-friendly road trip routes.
Posted: 2 September 2021
With travel abroad still uncertain this month, accommodation for UK-based staycations is booking up fast. The team at Uswitch have rounded up the sunniest staycation spots in the UK where you can still book a holiday and Gloucestershire has been voted the UK's favourite for its bright weather this July, according to Met Office data. Gloucestershire was revealed to have the best weather during the summery month, with an average maximum temperature of 22 degrees and 45mm of rainfall in Ross-on-Wye. Another staycation spot also to book in July for the best weather was Devon.
Posted: 13 July 2021
With summer just around the corner, and lockdown restrictions easing, it's no surprise that OnBuy.com's outdoor recreation department has found that Google trends in the UK show that searches for 'staycations' have seen an 89% increase in the past month. Eager to find out which cities in the UK are best for a summer staycation, HeatingForce.co.uk created an index-based point system taking into consideration various social and geographical factors. These factors include annual sunshine, annual rainfall, Airbnb prices, restaurant and ice cream shop ratings, alongside access to parks and outdoor activities. Oxford, the only city in Oxfordshire and close to neighbouring Gloucestershire, came third...
Posted: 20 May 2021
Located in the heart of Kensington, The Milestone Hotel is a luxury residence which marries mid 20th-century design with 18th-century architecture. With 43 deluxe guest rooms and 13 luxury suites to choose from, there's also The Milestone Residences that allow the authentic experience of renting a private home with the service, facilities and security of a five-star hotel.Licensed for civil ceremonies, The Milestone provides the perfect venue for an intimate celebration with traditional British style and unrivalled service.
The property's expert team of chefs, sommeliers, waiting staff and event organisers will put couples' minds at ease and ensure an ideal setting for the most important day of their life. The hotel itself is elegant and romantic lending itself perfectly to the occasion. Fine ornaments, antiques and unique artwork adorn the walls, and professional floral displays to complement the colours of the wedding party can be arranged. Intimate ceremonies can be coordinated in The Oratory – one of the oldest and historic wedding venues in the country.
Additionally, there are six luxury two or three bedroom residences, which are perfect for pre- and post-wedding days; couples can relax and rejuvenate after their special day soaking up views from their private terrace – the hotel is ideally located opposite Kensington Palace with views over Kensington Gardens!
Posted: 4 May 2021
With weddings now resuming, couples across the country are dreaming of their honeymoon destinations. New research from Flowercard reveals the most desired honeymoon destinations in the UK with Cornwall coming in second and the Cotswolds coming in sixth in the poll.With so many fantastic destinations around the UK, it's no surprise that newlyweds at home and abroad have been thinking about honeymooning on the British Isles. St. Ives has seen a 50% year-on-year increase while Devon and Cornwall are both up more than 30% year-on-year. Beauty spots in The Cotswolds have seen a 36.9% year-on-year increase.
Posted: 1 April 2021
Compass Holidays, known for their self-guided cycling tours, walking holidays and activity breaks, is offering one of the greatest British drives, The Romantic Road, as a fun honeymoon option. It's a driving tour through the Cotswolds starting in the regency town of Cheltenham with well-planned daily routes including the North Cotswolds Circuit and The Malvern Route that capture some of the most popular towns and villages as well as hidden locations ideal for an intimate break.
Posted: 8 December 2020