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 Kent from places like Maidstone, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Rochester, Dartford and Dover, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Kent Wedding magazine when contacting a honeymoon travel agent.
Nestled just below the North Downs in a secluded setting boasting stunning scenery, you'll find the new North Downs View Shepherd's Hut, recently created by owners of the family-run Parsonage Farm in East Brabourne. The two-person hut has been crafted by a local team of experts using traditional designs and materials. It features a fully-fitted kitchenette with a two-hob cooker and fridge, electric log burner, king-size bed, en-suite shower room, double sofa and more. It also boasts a fully-integrated, temperature control system with underfloor heating to keep you comfy during those cooler nights. Outside, a chiminea and dining area offer the perfect setting for a romantic evening under the stars.
Posted: 30 June 2022
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
Local business Baldwins Travel Group has been awarded Travel Agent of the Year for London and the South East for an incredible 14th consecutive year at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards. Directors Nick and Chris attended the ceremony and were understandably overjoyed to receive this award after what has been a difficult 18 months for the travel industry.
These particular awards are the largest celebration of the travel trade in the UK and Ireland and the highest accolade for travel agencies and agents. This year's awards were the first to be held since the start of the pandemic and were designed to honour those businesses who've truly represented the best of the industry during this challenging time.
Posted: 1 March 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
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
Holiday cottage company, Lyme Bay Holidays, have analysed data to find the UK's most romantic destination. Kent has featured in the top ten based on four different metrics: romantic activities, romantic restaurants, Google searches for proposal ideas and features in wedding hashtags on Instagram. From taking in the views over the White Cliffs of Dover to embracing culture at Leeds Castle, it's easy to see why Kent has earnt its top spot. The data has also cemented the south coast as a romantic destination in general as Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Bristol all feature in the top ten alongside Kent.
Posted: 4 March 2021
2020 has certainly not been a year any of us would wish to repeat with so many dreams being put on hold. If government guidelines and ongoing changes mean you've scaled down your "I dos" and are now looking for a different way to celebrate with your nearest and dearest until you can all get together for a bigger bash when restrictions are lifted, have you considered just getting away from it all? Why not combine your honeymoon with a post-ceremony celebration? Nikki Curran of Kent's NC Travel says, "There are so many opportunities from a rock-star styled party at the Hard Rock Tenerife; to the more exotic locations of Mexico's beaches or the Caribbean and Indian Ocean; and for something closer to home, a traditional village or vineyard in Cyprus."
Posted: 26 January 2021
For many couples not only have their wedding plans been thrown into turmoil thanks to Covid-19, but their honeymoon plans too. We asked local independent travel agent Nicki Curran of NC Travel for her advice. "Your honeymoon is probably the most important holiday you'll plan, and the uncertainties surrounding Covid, changing regulations and cancellations can't be helping the stresses involved with your decision-making. My advice is to find a reputable ABTA and ATOL bonded agent that you can talk to in person."
Posted: 31 December 2020