Expert advice about honeymoon

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Away from it all

Away from it all

Q. We want a bit of action, culture and relaxation on our honeymoon. What destinations do you suggest?

A. Sarah Roberts says: Thailand offers natural beauty, culture and history as well as some of the warmest people you could ever wish to meet. With tropical jungles, chaotic cities and a heavenly coastline, this country is rich in rewards for the adventurous. There are also many beaches to choose from so it's easy to find your vision of perfection, from the peaceful seclusion of Khao Lak to the party atmosphere of Phuket.

Bali has long been equated with an exotic paradise, making it Indonesia's top tourist destination, but it's easy to get off the beaten track. Canyoning, white-water rafting, hot springs and Hindu temples are all on offer, or join a tour to see the rice fields or climb to the top of Mount Batur at sunrise.

Shimmering golden sands, compelling cultural sites and welcoming people make Sri Lanka an increasingly popular destination. Go on a Jeep safari in Yala National Park before having a go at kayaking, abseiling or jungle treks. Among its stunning temples, ancient ruined cities and other architectural treasures are several UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Sarah Roberts
www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/sarah.roberts

 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Q. We're getting married in October and we'd love to go on honeymoon straight afterwards. Where is best to go at that time of year?

A. Sarah Roberts says: During the first part of October you can expect great weather across the whole of Europe. Cooler and less crowded than the summer, you'll be able to snag great rates even at some of the most prestigious beach resorts. Alternatively, why not opt for a more active, cultural break combining several cities across Spain and Italy?

Later in the month, you'd need to look a little further south for traditional beach weather, casting your net as far as the Canary Islands, Crete and Cyprus. However, try to avoid October half term in these destinations when prices rise with the influx of family travellers.

Mid-haul beach destinations like Cape Verde and Dubai both average 28 degrees during October, but they're polar opposites. Traditional, low-rise resorts infused with a mix of colonial cultures versus a destination at the height of development with sophisticated hotels and attractions.

If it just has to be long haul, the Indian Ocean – encompassing the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius – offers the ultimate in laid-back luxury retreats aimed specifically at couples. While parts of Asia and South Africa, with their wealth of culture, nature and landscapes, can satiate your more adventurous side.

Sarah Roberts
www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/sarah.roberts

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