Minimoons vs maximoons : Which will you choose?
12 Aug 2014
One thing we have learned from our ever growing list of brides & grooms-to-be at WeddingSite.co.uk is that each wedding is different. Every couple has a unique wish-list to make their day special to them – from vintage themes to rock and roll, it’s your wedding and you decide!
What type of honeymoon are you dreaming of? Sun, sea and sand or vibrant city life? Factors to consider are of course the budget, the amount of time you and what the word ‘honeymoon’ means to you. With this in mind WeddingSite.co.uk and honeymoon travel experts, Kuoni, have come up with a selection of minimoon and maximoon options. Minimoons, for those who have just a short period in which to get away for some valuable time alone after the wedding, and maximoons for the trip of a life-time holiday that’s been on the wish-list for as long as the wedding has.
Getting married is an expensive business. Many couples save up for ages to have the big wedding they’ve always dreamed of, but truth is, even a relatively small affair can tug on the purse strings, so while you might feel that getting back to work is high on the agenda, a short break can be memorable, fun and full of romance.
It is said that Aphrodite herself, Greek goddess of love and beauty was born in Cyprus, so where better to go to celebrate your love?
Famed for its natural beauty, this mythical island caters to your fun-loving side with its lively bars, nightlife and fabulous watersports, as well as giving you the opportunity to get away from it all and take life at a slow and relaxing place on unspoilt beaches and in beautiful hotels.
We love the elegant Anassa hotel, a tranquil world away just 45 minutes from the airport. Here you can recharge body and soul in the Roman style Thalassa spa, complete with a heated indoor pool, two outdoor freshwater swimming pools and totally organic products for pampering.
There’s no need to travel far to find glamour – just think of Mick Jagger, who married his first wife Bianca in sunny Saint Tropez in 1971. Home to the chic and beautiful, here you can indulge a love of fashion in plenty of designer shops, dance the night away or just relax on a private beach. The Sezz Saint Tropez hotel is unlike any other, surrounding an elegant pool, all the rooms are pod style, and there is no reception as guests have a personal assistant for the duration of their stay. Chill out in the Sezz Spa, sparkle in the Dom Perignon Bar and dine in style at the Restaurant Colette. This is the perfect destination to transport you to another world.
To follow your wonderful wedding, why not visit one – or even two – of the Seven Wonders of the World? Home to the great Pyramids and Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt has plenty more to offer to truly amaze you. Heady scents from colourful market stalls will entice you and the majestic River Nile will enthral you with fantastic, unusual sites to spot as you cruise gently down.
Right on the banks of the Nile is the Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa, voted by TripAdvisor as the third favourite hotel in the Middle East. This idyllic spa resort is just 15 minutes from the airport and has two infinity pools as well as a terrace and swim-up bar overlooking the Nile itself. Enjoy holistic therapies, plunge pools and Jacuzzis before dining on fine oriental food and sipping cocktails at the Sunset Lounge and Terrace.
The Italian writer and poet, Dante Alighieri who proclaimed “l’amor che move il sole e l'altre stele” meaning “the love that moves the sun and the other stars” was never lost for romantic words, and nor will you be if you take your minimoon in Italy. Bursting with stunning architecture, beautiful art, romantic ruins and breathtaking scenery, Italy has something for everyone. For a minimoon it’s a perfect destination, just a short flight away and yet a world apart. Kuoni recommends two hotels in particular for the short break, the Lefay Resort and Spa in Lake Garda and the Boscolo Exedra in Rome. Both offer a true taste of Italy, with striking scenery, the ultimate in luxury and of course, outstanding service.
Pamper yourself to perfection at the Lefay Resort and Spa, with its beautiful swimming pools and five saunas, before you explore the villas and sites that drew George Clooney to buy his holiday home here. If city life is for you, the Boscolo Exedra provides the perfect balance of tranquillity and first class Italian hospitality with the lively, culture-filled city. Just don’t forget to send us a postcard.