You’ve just married the man of your dreams and can’t wait to spend quality time with him for the first time. After months of wedding preparation, you can finally relax, have your husband for yourself (away from family and friends) and gloat about your giddy newlywed status before facing the realities of married life. And since you are about to embark on the most romantic trip of your life, here are a few ideas on what to do on a honeymoon to make it the perfect getaway ever.
Watch the sun rise
While most couples go for watching the sunset together, you can also try watching sunrises. Whether in a beach house or a mountain mansion, starting the day by watching the sun come up is very romantic. Wake up early, find a spot where you can sit and watch the sun come up. Witness how the sun slowly brings color to the horizon while enjoying the companionship of your loved one.
Have a romantic candlelight dinner
Call it a cliché, but having a candlelight dinner with the love of your life is truly romantic. Aside from the relaxing atmosphere because of the lowered lighting, candlelight dinners are very intimate – ones you’ll never forget. To do this, you can take advantage of honeymoon packages some hotels and spas offer. The packages usually include a romantic dinner under the stars, by the beach, or sometimes inside your room. If you want to put matters into your own hands, you can also prepare a sumptuous meal and head to your favorite picnic place where no one will disturb you.
Have a spa appointment
There’s nothing more relaxing than having a massage with the love of your life right beside you. Make the most out of your vacation by booking a spa treatment. Perfumed oils, herbal saunas and a tub filled with floating flower petals are some things you won’t want to miss! Most honeymoon hotel destinations have special spa discounts you can take advantage of, so don’t worry.
Take a lot of couple photos
It’s your honeymoon! Make sure you get a lot of pictures together so that you can capture every bit of it. After a couple of years, you can still look back at the moments vividly. And because it’s a special vacation, you would also want to have pictures taken properly (including background and your spouse’s entire head). It is imperative that you overcome your shyness and start asking other people to take pictures of you. Resort staff are very accommodating so don’t hesitate to ask favors from them. Well, there’s also another thing that can help: the tripod!
Try something adventurous
Honeymoons are not only about rest and relaxation, they are also about fun and trying new things! Being adventurous on your honeymoon is a great way to bond as husband and wife. If you’re feeling lucky, why not try your hand at bingo? Sycuan casino in San Diego, California, has loads of table games to offer. If you’re not into gambling, you can try asking your hotel or honeymoon destination for exciting activities you can both engage in. You can probably try snorkeling, bungee jumping, boating, surfing or lighter activities such as a vineyard trip or a gondola ride.