Global travel specialists at Scott Dunn have come together to compile a collection of exceptional honeymoon itineraries revealed in a new, heart-embossed pink brochure. From a cosy Arctic honeymoon to a relaxing Grecian getaway or more adventurous Slopes to Surf trip across Canada and Hawaii, there’s something to suit all types of couples looking for an unforgettable way to start the rest of their lives together.
An Artic Honeymoon: Stockholm and Swedish Lapland
From the vibrant and trendy city of Stockholm to the beautiful Lappish wilderness of Sweden, this itinerary is all about balance. It’s ideal for those looking to venture off the beaten track near the Arctic Circle before ending with a culture fix in the cobbled-street capital. A must-do for honeymooners is to embark on a night-time snowmobiling excursion to try and catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights, before retreating to the privacy of Loggers Lodge, a snug timber cabin complete with a sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi. How: Scott Dunn offers a six night artic honeymoon from $5,800 per person based on a couple sharing on a B&B basis including a range of activities and private return transfers.
A Grecian Getaway: Honeymoon in the Peloponnese
The Peloponnese is a mythical, magical region with dramatic, unspoilt landscapes, ancient architecture and breathtaking views. This itinerary combines the intimacy of a 19th century boutique hotel, Tainaron Blue, with the pampering of hilltop hideaway Kinsterna Hotel & Spa and the luxurious haven that is Amanzoe. Guests can start by spending days walking back in time as they absorb the unspoilt natural beauty of the ruins and fortresses of the Mani Peninsula, before ending up at the ancient-Greek inspired Amanzoe, which has the power to make even the most discerning traveller feel like a modern day God as they lounge in the luxurious spa and partake in energising sunrise yoga classes.
How: Scott Dunn offers a nine night Grecian Getaway honeymoon from $6,000 per person, based on a couple sharing on a B&B basis, including car hire.
Temples, Trecks and Tropical Beaches: Bhutan and Andaman Islands
After months of intense wedding preparations, there’s no better place for couples to unwind than in the Kingdom of Bhutan, which is rated as the Happiest Country on Earth for its relaxing and peaceful disposition. Bhutan offers endless options for exploring, with spectacular monasteries and iconic landmarks such as the Punakha Dzong and Taktsang Goemba, where one can soak in the positive energy from the people and learnings of Buddhism. Once in full relaxation mode, the golden shores of the very much un-explored Andaman Islands provide the perfect backdrop for the last leg of the trip, where guests can spend days diving, snorkeling or lazing by the pool surrounded by lush green jungle and glistening white beaches. How: Scott Dunn offers a 14 nights Temples, Trecks and Tropical beaches honeymoon from $9,400 per person based on a couple sharing on a B&B basis, including domestic flights, private transfers and a range of experiences.
High Peaks and Heavenly Pools: Nepal and Oman
The rugged mountains of Nepal paired with the stunning beaches of Muscat makes for a honeymoon with just the right blend of adventure and relaxation. Trekking the scenic Annapurna Range, which offers the best views of the Himalayan region, with visits to charming local towns along the way, is the perfect way to get immersed in Nepalese culture. A must-do for honeymooners is a visit to the temples and monasteries of Nepal for a personal wedding blessing – whether it’s by a Hindu priest at the Pashupatinath Temple or a high Buddhist Lama at the Shyalpa Tenzin Buddhist Monastery. Before heading to Oman, lovers can also book a private helicopter ride around Mount Everest for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar (almost) as high as those who summit the majestic mountain. Last, but definitely not least, the itinerary ends with a burst of colour in the bustling city of Muscat where guests can indulge in authentic Middle-Eastern cuisine, visit the perfume-laden alleyways of the Muttrah Souq market, or simply kick back and relax at The Chedi’s iconic spa.
How: Scott Dunn offers a 13 night honeymoon to Nepal & Oman from $6,400 per person based on a couple sharing including domestic fights, accommodation and private transfers.
Slopes to Surf: Whistler and Hawaii
For honeymooners looking for a more adventurous getaway, the Slopes to Surf itinerary showcases the best of Whistler and Hawaii – going from a hub for action-packed mountain activities to some of the world’s most pristine beaches and surf spots. Apart from the renowned world-class slopes and deep white powder for skiing, Whistler also offers unique experiences including dogsledding, moonlit snowshoe cookouts, gourmet dining and some of the best nightlife in Northern America. After a few days in the cold, travellers can soak up tropical sun on the idyllic Hualalai island in Hawaii. The options for outdoor activities are endless, from going on an ATV adventure through the Hawaiian jungle, to taking a helicopter flight over volcanos, swimming under waterfalls or even surfing or windsurfing in the world’s capital of surf sports – it’s the ideal holiday for an active couple looking to start married life as they wish to go on.
How: Scott Dunn offers a 12 night Slopes to Surf honeymoon from $13,750 per person based on a couple sharing on a B&B basis, including car hire.
Gondolas Galore: Dolomites & Venice
For the ultimate Italian honeymoon, specialists at Scott Dunn recommend pairing the exceptional ski regions of the Dolomites with the eternally beautiful city of love, Venice. With its ski pistes to suit all levels and array of Michelin star restaurants for romantic apres-ski evenings, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites is a dream come true for ski enthusiasts. For an extra memorable evening, guests can take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to explore picturesque views of the Hidden Valley and Sella Ronda circuit, where nature creates a stunning work of art as the sun moves across the sky to shift from orange, to red and purple – an optical phenomenon the locals call the “enrosadira”. This Italian itinerary ends in Venice, where lovers can wander the ancient city exploring beautifully restored buildings, or hop on a romantic gondola through the meandering canals before indulging in gourmet Italian cuisine.
How: Scott Dunn offers a seven night Dolomites ski and Venice voyage honeymoon from $3,500 per person, based on a couple sharing on a B&B basis including private transfers.
Orangutans and Beach Bliss: Borneo and Bali
Ideal for couples who share a strong affinity with wildlife, this honeymoon itinerary has serious heart, pairing an immersion into rare wildlife in Borneo with the tropical beaches of Bali. Nestled deep within the mostly untouched Borneo rainforest is the Sepilok Nature Resort, a stone’s throw away from the renowned Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where travellers can learn more about the ‘Old Man of The Forest’. The trip also includes a visit to the Kinabatangan River, which has the highest concentration of wildlife in Borneo. A romantic boat ride through the mangroves will offer the opportunity to spot proboscis monkeys, rare Hornbills, pygmy elephants and possibly even wild orangutans. After a few days of being at one with nature, guests can soak in the sun with a drink in hand while relaxing on the stunning south coast beaches of Seminyak, Bali, for a peaceful end to a memorable, and meaningful, adventure.
How: Scott Dunn offers an 11 night Boreno and Bali honeymoon from $7,300 per person, based on a couple sharing on a B&B basis including domestic flights and private transfers.
As incredible as the above may sound, this is merely a teaser of the myriad of unique itineraries featured in Scott Dunn’s Honeymoon brochure, which includes more than 40 holiday ideas across the globe, including Africa, Asia & Australasia, Europe, India & Arabia, Latin America, North America, Oceans & Islands, and Ski.
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