Joanne Webster is a professional independent travel counsellor. She takes all the stress out of booking a holiday by doing it for you. She has used her expertise to guide you towards having a dream honeymoon, here are here top tips
Consider Europe, There is nowhere more romantic that the Greek Islands, Italy or Spain. Perfect if shorter duration and flying time. Enjoy some of the best weather during summer, remember though its school holidays so pick your hotel carefully!
Don’t miss…romantic Greek islands such as Skiathos and Santorini. Italy is known for its culture, style and obviously great food! Spanish tapas and sangria! Need we say more!
Best time to go..Spring, Summer and early Autumn, just watch out for price hikes in school holidays!
Cocktails in the Caribbean
Sipping a cocktail in the Caribbean sunset is a perfect choice for many honeymoon couples, Something to suit every budget, try St Lucia for lush tropical rainforest or the colourful culture of Jamaica. With all Caribbean islands you can spend days relaxing on soft, powdery white sands.
Don’t miss..An island tour is a great way to experience what the Caribbean has to offer, sunset boat trip, lazy beach days.
Best time to go… warm and sunny most of the year, however expect tropical showers between Jun-Nov, with the occasional chance of hurricanes during these months!
If you fancy something cultural or just chilling on the beach, Thailand has it all! Spend a few days in Bangkok exploring temples and markets by tuk tuk! Then head south for time spent on stunning beaches such as Phuket, Hua Hin and Ko Samui.
Don’t miss…authentic Thai massage, street food and culinary delights of Thai food and spectacular paradise beaches.
Best time to go…. Thailand has seasonal variations between resorts, so be careful. In general Nov-Mar is drier and cooler, however Koh samui is better during the summer months.
Best all year round destination
Maldives has to be the perfect “no news no shoes” Honeymoon hotspot. Although rain is possible at any time of year here, it is unlikely to be a complete washout! There are hundreds of islands to choose from offering perfect white beaches, coral reefs and the bluest of blue seas!
Don’t miss…local seafood, snorkelling amongst the reefs to see many tropical fish, sunset beach picnic.
Best time to go….Feb-Apr to enjoy the driest weather, although there is sunshine all year round!
Heart set on an African Adventure
For a honeymoon that’s nothing less than epic, a safari adventure combined with a paradise beach break offers a chance to have some amazing experiences! Try the expansive plains of Maasai Mara in Kenya or Kruger National park in South Africa twinned with a stay on beaches of Mombasa, Mauritius or cosmopolitan city stay in Cape Town.
Don’t miss.. Spotting the “big five”, the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and a night time game drive with camp fire to finish off the evening.
Best time to go…
Kenya is generally dry Jan-Mar but best time to see the Great Migration Maasai Mara is Jul-Oct. Showers can be heavy but don’t last for long!
Mauritus is cooler in our summer, warmer in our winter, although no real rainy season. Best time to visit Nov-April.
About the author
Joanne Webster has been in travel for 19 years, spending much of that time working in High Street travel agents, with around 9 of those spent as a branch manager. She decided to go self-employed with Travel Counsellors 6 months ago and has helped holidaymakers from the Rugby area enjoy perfect and memorable holidays.
Joanne offers the best in personal service by taking care of every detail. Using her experience and expertise she will find the perfect holiday based on your requirements. She takes away any of the hassle from booking a holiday especially when time is precious with work and family life, and sometimes getting round to booking your summer holiday is last on your list of things to do! As a mum of 2 she understands the priorities of traveling as a family and on hand to offer advice. Joanne has years of experience of tailor making trips to destinations such as Australia, South Africa and the Far East and is also highly recommended for those special occasion holidays including Honeymoons, anniversary and retirement trips. Joanne knows your holiday requires the personal care to make it special. Joanne works from home so not 9-5 and is available at a time to suit including evenings and weekend. You can contact Joanne by visiting her Travel Counsellor page;