Contrasting Honeymoons for Couples Who Want the Best of Both Worlds


You want to honeymoon in an exotic location and experience things you both will remember for a lifetime. That you can agree on. But, you might have different ideas on where that location is and what those experiences involve. With a contrasting honeymoon, you both have the honeymoon of your dreams and can save the compromising for grocery shopping and house cleaning.

“Over the last few years, we’ve created remarkable honeymoon itineraries that combine two contrasting experiences in the same trip,” explains Eric Hrubant, a CIRE Travel honeymoon planner and CEO. “Couples are often facing big changes after they marry, ranging from new jobs, new cities and starting or combining families, so they are excited to include a variety of places, activities and experiences during their honeymoon focused on them.”

Recently, CIRE Travel’s honeymoon planners have created contrasting honeymoons that combine rolling hills with exotic beaches and big game adventure with relaxing walks on a quiet beach. Two unique honeymoon itineraries recently were featured in LuxeGetaways magazine (page 102).

Contrasting Honeymoon Itinerary 1: Seychelles and Tuscany
He had visions of an exotic beach location in the Maldives, and she dreamed of the rolling hills of Tuscany. CIRE’s honeymoon planners recommended starting off the honeymoon by simply relaxing. The couple boarded a flight at New York’s JFK airport bound for Mahe, Seychelles via Dubai, UAE. Waiting for them was a sea view room at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare. Seven days at the resort was the perfect amount of time to unwind and relax after the hectic planning and excitement of the wedding day. The serenity and beauty of Seychelles is the ultimate setting for some couple downtime.

From Mahe, the two traveled to Milan, Italy to begin the second half of their journey. A train ride offered a picturesque view of the country as they headed to Tuscany where they stayed for six nights at Castello di Casole, a Timbers Resort with its 100 acres of organic vineyards and olive groves where several wines and olive oils are produced. This romantic resort was home base from which to explore Florence, Siena and San Gimignano.

Contrasting Honeymoon Itinerary 2: South Africa and Mauritius
For couples looking for the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, consider a honeymoon to South Africa and Mauritius. Sugar sand beaches and crystal blue waters make Mauritius the perfect destination for newlyweds who dream of taking romantic walks in the sand and dipping their toes in warm water of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius boasts a variety of cuisine, world-class wind sports, horseback riding, hiking and more – if you happen to feel like leaving the breathtaking view and exceptional service at your beach front villa.

Rested and rejuvenated, it’s off to South Africa for its mesmerizing landscape and exhilarating experiences, such as diving with great white sharks in Cape Town, wine tasting in Stellenbosch, game viewing in the world-famous Kruger National Park, whale watching along the Garden Route, and diamond shopping in Johannesburg.

For the perfect contrasting honeymoon to start off your life together, talk to CIRE Travel’s honeymoon planners, Eric Hrubant or Katy Rebrovich, for options beyond your wildest dreams.

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