FAQs and expert advice about honeymoon

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your London Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourlondon.wedding

 

Travel

Travel

Q. Following the last 18months, how has the wedding industry changed?

A. Kimberley Greenslade says: They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, in The Bahamas, the sands are just as white, the waters just as blue, and the champagne just as cold as before. What's different? There's a little more rhythm in the air and there's a little more wanderlust in the eyes of lovers new and old, after the long awaited 'I dos' due to Covid, it's made it now more meaningful than ever and they want to celebrate on their honeymoon.

With 16 main islands there's no shortage of special locations for your honeymoon in The Bahamas – a dream for social distancing if this is still a concern for those looking to travel abroad!  

Leave your footprints across miles of pink sand beaches on Eleuthera and Harbour Island before retiring to your waterside cottage. Craving adventure after a year of lockdowns? Immerse yourself in some of the clearest waters in the world and dive, snorkel, or fish the day away. For that special selfie with the famous swimming pigs, visit them in The Exumas, Rose Island, The Abacos, and Spanish Wells! 

Kimberley Greenslade, Bahamas Tourist Office
www.bahamas.com

 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Q. We'd love a beach honeymoon but with some action too. Where do you recommend for summer, and how can we make sure we're protected if it gets cancelled?

A. Rhys Davies says: If it's luxury combined with action you're after, then my recommendation would be Bali. Although it's a relatively small destination, there's a huge range of things to do once you've soaked up the sun on the white sandy beaches of Nusa Dua.

You could try surfing off the coast of Kuta, diving in Nusa Lembongan or hiking up Bali's highest volcano, Gunung Agung. If you're feeling more adventurous, try white-water rafting on the Sungai Ayung or the jungle swing in Bali's cultural heartland, Ubud. A visit to the sacred monkey forest is also a highlight. Bali's dry season runs from May to September, and average temperatures of 27°C make it the perfect summer honeymoon destination.

The best way to safeguard your money is to ensure you book a package with an ATOL and/or ABTA-bonded travel agent. Your money will be protected should the trip be cancelled, and the agent will either have to ensure your trip is refunded or moved to an alternative date. Also, make sure you have travel insurance from the day you book. That way your trip is covered, plus you're protected should anything go wrong before you travel.

Rhys Davies, Not Just Travel
www.rhysdavies.notjusttravel.com

 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Q. My friend suggested the Seychelles as a honeymoon destination, but my partner and I have very different tastes when it comes to holidays! What can we expect there?

A. Karen Confait says: There is one obvious reason for choosing the Seychelles for your honeymoon: the diversity. Not only is it a destination with miles of deserted beaches, it's the perfect place to do everything or absolutely nothing. You can choose to relax to the soothing rhythms of nature or choose from the many energetic sports activities on offer. If diving, sailing, fishing, island-hopping, golf, hiking or eco-tourism is your thing, the islands have all you need. There's also a wide choice of spas in which to recharge your batteries after the big day.

The three main islands have many attractions and sites to visit, such as the famous Vallée de Mai nature reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the endemic coco de mer palm tree. The capital, Victoria, is a must-see with its vibrant history, tropical market and botanical garden. You may also like to visit Takamaka Rum Distillery, where you can taste the local rum made from sugar cane. Island-hopping is a great activity in itself, you can explore two or three islands in one trip.

Karen Confait, Seychelles Tourism Board
www.seychelles.travel

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