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 Devon and Cornwall from places like Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Barnstaple and Falmouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding magazine when contacting a honeymoon travel agent.
Cornwall's family-run hotel Tolcarne Beach Village has added new rooms for 2022 which are home to private seafront hot tubs. Made up of a collection of beach huts and boutique hotel rooms set on a private beach on the Cornish Coast, the village is open all year round. Facilities available at the luxury destination include a dedicated surf school, an on-site award-winning restaurant, private hot tub suites and boat tours. The hotel is child-friendly, making it the ideal choice for a family-moon and dog-friendly rooms are also available.
Posted: 13 September 2022
The National Trust team in North Devon have teamed up with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for a 24-hour BioBlitz at Heddon Valley on the west Exmoor coast. National Trust wildlife experts and the wider public worked together over this period to find as many species of plants, animals and fungi as they could, to create a snapshot of the variety of life found in Heddon Valley. In addition to bee, butterfly, river fly and insect identification and surveying, more than 100 visitors took part in activities such as family arts and crafts, moth trapping, ranger-led walks through the valley and a night walk with bat detectors. Maia Rhoads, National Trust ranger said: 'It was great to see so many people here for the Bioblitz. As well as being a great way to share and develop their enthusiasm for nature, the records collected during a BioBlitz form part of a genuine scientific survey of the area. We hope to make this an annual event going forward.'
Posted: 30 August 2022
Devon was recently revealed to be one of the most popular locations last year to visit, thanks to its stunning coastline and multiple areas of natural beauty. With the trend for staycations here to stay, My Favourite Cottages looked into the local attractions with the most Instagram tags to discover the most desirable places to visit. The most Instagrammable tourist attraction is Saunton Sands, with 41,400 tags. Situated on the North Devon coast near Braunton, Saunton Sands beach is three miles long and popular for swimmers, surfers and dog owners. Its golden sands provided the location for the video of Robbie Williams's 1997 hit Angels. In the second position is Clovelly Beach which has 32,400 tagged photos of its quaint pebble beach. Once owned by the Queen, this beach in North Devon's Torridge District is entirely car-free, perfect for snorkelers, and it's dog-friendly. Burgh Island is the third most Instagrammed attraction for a day out or family picnic in Devon, with 29,300 tagged photos. An iconic South Devon landmark, located directly opposite Bigbury on Sea beach, the island is accessible by sea tractor and known for its beautiful sandy beaches, Art Deco touches and Agatha Christie novels.
Posted: 18 August 2022
With travel cancellations and changes beyond control, Finest Retreats and Canvas and Cabins by Finest Retreats have some last-minute availability for travellers who may be opting to now stay closer to home this summer. For a last-minute beach staycation, look no further than Whitsand Bay Lodge (pictured). Located on the beautiful Rame Peninsula, the lodge is located less than 100 metres from Freathy Beach, accessible via a stunning cliff path. Plenty of other local beaches are less than one mile away, and Millbrook, Kingsand and Cawsand are all within easy reach to explore. Sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms, this luxury lodge within Whitsand Bay Fort has a spacious bright open plan kitchen, living and dining area which is smartly furnished and has all the home comforts guests will want to relax and enjoy their holiday. Start and end the day on the patio which enjoys far-reaching views across Plymouth Sound with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
Posted: 11 August 2022
Three Mile Beach in St Ives has introduced the three-night Seafront Feasting experience with highlights including guided foraging, a 'Cook & Eat' session with a local private chef and a distilling masterclass with famed Tarquin's Gin. Hidden among the golden dunes of Gwithian, this award-winning coastal collection of 15 luxury beach houses in the heart of West Cornwall celebrates the region's abundance of fresh produce and allows food lovers to experience the region's thriving gastronomic scene away from the busy summer crowds. Guests will be greeted with a traditional Cornish cream tea and a hamper of fine local produce on arrival. Dinner will be enjoyed in the outdoor open-air restaurant serving Cornish takes on street food favourites paired with locally distilled gins, fine ales, creative cocktails and soft drinks. Guests can also opt for an exclusive private chef experience in the comfort of their beach house, choosing from a five-course tasting menu or a Three Mile Feast.
Posted: 28 July 2022
Park Life Resorts is a coastal resort situated just a stone's throw away from the South West Coast Path offering panoramic sea views from its self-catering wooden-clad lodges and the newly opened Sea Terrace Restaurant and Bar located within its 12 acres. There's a heated outdoor pool and a mini-golf course enjoying sea views nestled within mature woodland in an elevated position above Watermouth Harbour in North Devon. Elsewhere in the resort, guests can enjoy a multi-sports court and indoor play areas and games facilities. An indoor pool house is also planned for launch later in the year. Park Life Resorts also boasts its on-site shop, selling a range of essentials as well as local Devon produce and holiday luxuries.
Posted: 28 June 2022
De Savary has opened Dittisham Hideaway and Tremain Manor. Back-to-nature relaxation in an enchanting private valley can be enjoyed at the five-star Dittisham Hideaway where visitors will be surrounded by wildlife, wildflowers, butterflies, apple trees and lush greenery, the perfect woodland oasis for a mini-moon. Nestled in this stunning location are four Cedar-clad treehouses, luxurious shepherds huts and an iconic 1950s American airstream; all equipped with everyday comforts and featuring wood-fired hot tubs and a private deck. To find out more and to book, visit https://dittishamhideaway.co.uk
Posted: 23 June 2022
These Devonshire delights from www.pitchup.com are perfect for a mini-moon in the region. Why not book a spacious bell tent nestled in the Devon countryside, just a 15-minute drive from Newton Abbot, and a 20-minute drive to Dawlish beach with the beautiful Dartmoor on the doorstep? Set on a rural working farm, couples can meet the horses and alpacas, or head over the stepping stones to access several miles of beautiful forest trail. A stream runs down to a lake that connects to the river below and thanks to the lack of light pollution, this is a real haven for wildlife, so there is a good chance visitors will see glow worms and bats at night! Prices at Naturally Glamping start from £120 for a Zippy Bell Tent for a minimum two-night stay, based on two people sharing.
Posted: 9 June 2022
Vrbo®, global expert in family holiday rentals, has revealed the first ever Vrbo Holiday Homes of the Year in the UK and a property in Newquay, Cornwall is among eight that have been selected. The fabulous UK holiday homes range from the spectacular beaches of Cornwall to the quaint country living of Scotland and are ideal places for families and friends to stay together. All the properties can be booked through the Vrbo website and they meet a strict selection criteria, including a combination of 5-star ratings, guest reviews, number of bookings, Premier Host status (an invite-only program that recognises owners and managers who consistently deliver great traveller experience), and family-friendly amenities available.
Posted: 31 May 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