Did I mention that I went to the Dominican Republic a couple of weeks ago? If you follow us on Instagram you would have seen tons of updates over there (seriously guys, I couldn’t stop sharing the colourful scenes of this trip!) But I really have been so excited to share my full guide with you! If you’re planning a trip here soon, thinking about it for your honeymoon or are simply dreaming up new places to visit in the future then be sure to pin this page to your travel board for future use! I’m going to be sharing places to visit, where we stayed, my favourite moments and what you should pack!
I dont know about you, but when it comes to the day when I will have to decide where I want to go on my honeymoon, it is going to be one heck of a choice. I have so many places I want to visit in my lifetime, but I really think a honeymoon should be a bit more than ‘just a holiday’. It should be that one special vacation, a once in a lifetime experience. Thankfully, I should have a few more years before myself and Mr T have to make that decision, but for now we have invited travel consultant, Fiona Bickmore from boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith for her top five honeymoon destinations. These are truly romantic hideaways with something to suit every pair of newlyweds. Read on for a few of her favourites…
Road trip your way through South Africa
With intense natural beauty, incredible wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery, South Africa is a dream destination for a wild-at-heart couple seeking a unique honeymoon. A road trip is the best way to explore everything the country has to offer: start in Cape Town and stay at chic bolthole Kensington Place on the slopes of Table Mountain – it’s just a short drive to the beach. From there, head down the stunning coast to Birkenhead House in Hermanus, a breezy boutique beach house with breathtaking ocean views, where you can while away your post-wedding stay watching whales from the private infinity pool on the cliff’s edge.
Italy is the ultimate destination for gourmand lovers. I love its culinary culture and picturesque cities – it’s also incredibly romantic, with fantastic countryside vistas and beautiful Mediterranean views. Many hotels offer cooking classes with locally grown ingredients – one of my favourites is Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, which also serves up wine-tasting tours for two. Or perhaps Florence, the classic Italian lover’s city, is more your style? Stay at Gallery Hotel Art, just by the Ponte Vecchio: the hotel’s bar is famous for the tastiest cocktails in town.