The Rise of the Mini-Moon
Whilst planning a wedding can feel like a stressful roller-coaster, a honeymoon should feel like the complete opposite – a time for relaxation (and a reward for all that hard work!). However, weddings can be so time consuming and costly that you may struggle to escape to the Maldives immediately after cutting the cake. The mini-moon has become an increasingly popular and affordable alternative, with couples splashing out on a short luxury break immediately after their wedding. They then have time to start saving for their official honeymoon – and have something else to look forward to!
As a mini-moon break is normally 3-4 days, such a short break encourages couples to try something different to the popular beach resort honeymoon. Here are our top 5 suggestions for a mini-moon break…
The Amalfi Coast – Explore the South coast of Italy for the ultimate romantic getaway. Packed with charm and culture, explore La Trasita, Capri and Vesuvius which are all within easy reach. The best way to explore is the hire a car and drive around the stunning coastline, hopping between B & B’s as you go.
Venice by Orient Express – Travel on the vintage style Simplon Orient Express. With fine dining, ornate cabins and stunning scenery, you will pass through the Alps and end up in Venice with its beautiful canal maze. A short flight back to the UK means that you can make the most out of your short break.
Pembrokeshire Countryside – If you don’t want to travel out of the UK, then going into the depths of the Welsh countryside is not only a great escape for city dwellers, but also offers complete tranquility and relaxation. With a sparse population, the countryside is the perfect place for keen walkers who want to explore the outdoors in an intimate setting. Wolfscastle is a lovely Pembrokeshire hotel, offering couples a homely and peaceful overnight haven.
Northern Lights in Finland – If you haven’t seen the Northern Lights then what better time to do so than on a mini-moon. With a true air of wintery romance, there are some unique places to stay which offer breathtaking views of the Northern Lights. There are a few hotels which offer igloo style rooms for an extra special experience.
Celeb style in Cote d’Azur – Live it up on the French Riviera. From San Tropez to Monaco – see how the other half live! With many reasonably priced and central boutique hotels to choose from, you can enjoy the yachts, casinos and beaches that lie waiting on your doorstep.
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