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Your Honeymoon offers the perfect opportunity to tick off a bucket list destination and you pretty much deserve that after planning a wedding.

My Husband and I travelled to Mexico for our honeymoon which was totally amazing. A private villa set away from the main resort, soft white sand with our own cabana, 10 a la carte restaurants plus on demand delicious cocktails that I couldn’t sample as I was pregnant! Hubbie got stuck in to those though. Oh yeah. No sympathy for his pregnant Wife!

When it comes to planning your honeymoon, it can often feel like a difficult task since at the end of the day, it’s another thing to do on the never ending list of things to do! In these situations it’s best to delegate to a professional.

You’re in luck! Lisa from Clarke & Turner Travel Associates in Tanunda is on hand to give you some awesome advice abaut planning your honeymoon.  Over to Lisa…..

Many honeymoon couples dream of lazing in an overwater bungalow, with the only decision being which cocktail to order while you watch the sunset. But, increasingly couples are opting to combine their honeymoon with an all-inclusive touring holiday for a hassle free escape or even a luxury cruise to some exotic ports. However if you’re looking to break the mould altogether, you could follow the path of more intrepid honeymooners whose photo books are adorned with adrenalin-filled adventure or even moments shared together doing some life-changing volunteer work as part of the experience.

Read on to discover some of the most idyllic honeymoon destinations we’ve sent clients to and also some more unusual choices, which may inspire at truly unforgettable experience.

Barefoot Luxury Close to Home

For a relaxing and carefree tropical island getaway, the South Pacific and Queensland’s stunning Whitsundays are perfect honeymoon choices. The South Pacific, including Fiji, the Cook Islands and Vanuatu offer honeymooners clear waters, long white beaches, sun-filled days and romantic nights. Whether you want to do a little or a lot, this intimate collection of islands is an ideal escape. The jewel of Queensland’s crown is the Whitsundays. Boasting one of the world’s seven natural wonders, The Great Barrier Reef, this tropical haven is the perfect close-to-home honeymoon destination.

When to go: The best time to visit the South Pacific depends on the island national you visit. Ask your Clarke & Turner Travel Associates consultant for more information. Summer in the Whitsundays means hot wet days and ocean stingers. Winter offers milder weather and better swimming conditions.

Luxe Options the Indian Ocean

Free from noise, except for gentle water lapping at a nearby shore, the Maldives and Mauritius offer brilliant white sand and crystal clear blue waters. Boasting 1190 coral islands, The Maldives is a natural first choice for a tropical getaway; a stunning honeymoon destination will be sure to delight and romance. Not far from The Maldives is Mauritius, with its fascinating cultural history, turquoise lagoons, bustling markets and gardens of tropical delight. More than just beautiful beaches, Mauritius also offers a majestic landscape of hills, mountains and trees which will appeal to walkers and hikers.

When to go: There is no bad time to visit The Maldives, but keep in mind that from May to November storms are more likely. Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate all year, but the summer months of December to April can be extremely humid. The best months to visit are May to early December.

Exotic Experiences in Asia

From isolated beaches to tropical rainforests and bustling cities, Asia promises a unique experience for honeymooners. There are more than 20 countries to select from and an infinite number of experiences to be had. For lazy days by the beach, Thailand’s Phuket or Indonesia’s Bali are a good choice. For a cultural indulgence, Japan or Vietnam will amaze with their mix of ancient tradition and modern day hustle. Singapore makes an ideal stopover destination and Malaysia’s bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur, and stunning string of islands offers a bit of everything.

When to go: The seasons of Asia, from the sub-tropical beaches of Thailand to the powder snow of Japan, vary as much as its countries. Speak to your Clarke & Turner Travel Associates consultant for more information.

Options for Intrepid Honeymooners

European river cruising offers the opportunity to see the continent from a different view with ‘unpack once’ convenience and ever changing scenery. Luxury cruises through Asia, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean are also popular choices. Rail journeys mark an era of classic travel luxury. As much a step back in time as a journey through destinations like India, Asia, Africa and Europe, this is a truly unique honeymoon option. Or for an experience that won’t soon be forgotten, get up close and personal with the Big 5 of Africa. Game safaris by day and luxury bush lodges by night await you on this dramatic continent. The only limit on a couple’s honeymoon is their imagination.

Tips for Choosing Your Honeymoon Destination:

1. Choose a destination that reflects your unique interests and personalities
2. The right destination can maximise the time you have to escape together
3. Look into the weather before you book as your dream destination may be seasonal
4. Think about what memorable moments the destination setting could provide

Contact Clarke & Turner Travel Associates on 1800 467 494 to arrange an appointment or drop by in person at 39 Murray Street, Tanunda. Travel Associates is Flight Centre Travel Group Limited’s premium travel brand, bringing together the most knowledgeable and well-travelled consultants across Australia.

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