When it comes to honeymoon options, the choices are endless. Of course you want it to be very special and something more than simply an annual holiday. A honeymoon should be something romantic, magical and somewhere you can both thoroughly relax after all the wedding planning and stress are over.
Wherever and whatever type of honeymoon you choose, you will want to know that everything is covered. So do your research to ensure your choice will suit you both and stay within your budget. Venue, bookings, travel insurance - all has to be considered.
So take your time and take advantage of businesses who can provide you with lots of inspiration as well as essential practical travel advice.
Here’s some great honeymoon ideas from businesses based in Sussex from places like Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham, Crawley and Hastings, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Sussex Wedding magazine when contacting a honeymoon travel agent.
Enjoy a treetop mini-moon escape at Cowdray Estate
Cowdray Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex, has recently opened a four new tree houses, in collaboration with Tree House Retreats. Each one offers secluded accommodation in the heart of the 16,500 acre Estate, bringing Scandi-chic interiors to the surrounding woodland. The décor combines natural materials and antique furniture with contemporary artwork and locally-sourced designs. Floor-to-ceiling windows, wraparound balconies, and outdoor bathtubs complete the tree houses, and offer views over Cowdray's world-renowned polo fields, the historical Cowdray ruins and beyond to the South Downs.
Posted: 2 May 2023
The Observatory is a unique venue set in the heart of the East Sussex countryside
The Observatory is a unique venue set in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. Formerly the home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, it now operates as an attraction with extensive science exhibits and charitable status – promoting sciences for all! The six iconic telescope domes offer an unforgettable setting for couples looking for something completely different and unconventional. The venue can even offer stargazing or planetarium experiences to add to your day's entertainment.
Set in the picturesque village of Herstmonceux, the grounds certainly have the wow-factor. As you approach The Observatory you can't help but be intrigued by the other-worldly green domes emerging from the horizon.
Posted: 4 April 2023
Buckhurst Park is a historical yet intimate wedding venue
With its spectacular views of Buckhurst Park, as well as its gardens and lakes, the manor house is the beautiful ancestral home of William Sackville, the 11th Earl De La Warr and his wife Anne. A much-loved family residence, historical yet intimate and welcoming, Buckhurst provides the ideal combination of grandeur and romance for your wedding day. This exclusive-use venue hosts just six weddings per year running May to the beginning of September.
Posted: 7 March 2023
Escape into tranquility with Kip Hideaways
Kip Hideaways, the holiday rental membership site, is adding the very best new and exclusive cabins, cottages and bolt holes to its portfolio every week and some are simply sensational. Once such new property is Redwood, Hastings. It's an absolute paradise if you're wanting a nature-filled yet stylish UK mini-moon. A consciously-designed luxe forest lodge in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the East Sussex coast it sleeps two and is priced from £295 per night. The coast is a mere five-minute drive away and offers endless exploring by land and sea – hike, bike and swim to your hearts' content. What's more you're only 15 minutes' drive away from Hasting for art galleries and seafood lucnhes. Then, head back to base to rifle through the owner's vinyl collection, light the fire and nestle into this elevated cocoon.
Posted: 15 December 2022
Vumbura Plains: The perfect honeymoon destination for adventure seekers
Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, set in the heart of the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site in Botswana, has reopened after an extensive refurbishment of both the camp's exteriors and interiors.
The refreshed look and feel showcases its sense of place and culture, enhanced by an outstanding menu and courteous hospitality. Vumbura offers holiday-makers a sublime African wilderness journey, prepare to experience arguably the best wildlife encounters in the Delta on your honeymoon.
"With its iconic Delta landscapes and phenomenally diverse habitats, Vumbura is truly a must-visit safari choice, one that unreservedly celebrates the best of Botswana's natural and cultural heritage."
Posted: 4 May 2022
Your chance to win a honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives
Courtesy of the luxury Maldivian resort brand, Coco Collection, is hosting a competition for all those couples that tied the knot in 2020 but were unable to celebrate with a honeymoon due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. The honeymoon competition, launching on 14th September at 12 noon Maldives Time, ending two weeks later on 27th September (also noon MVT) is open to anyone who married in 2020 (proof required) and missed out on a honeymoon; the prize includes: seven nights in a Coco Residence on Full Board including return airport transfers,a refreshing welcome cocktail on arrival, a bottle of Champagne & a tropical fruit platter on arrival, special bed decoration, choice of a complimentary, in-Villa Champagne breakfast or a romantic three-course candlelit dinner, 15% discount on all treatments at the Coco Spa and a special gift.
Posted: 15 September 2021
New family-run brand GuestHouse launched in March and is now on a mission to inject a dose of colour and creativity into locations around the UK, including Brighton, with a series of heritage hotels with a modern outlook. Each property will have its own character reflecting its enviable postcode. GuestHouse's Brighton outpost is set to open in 2022 capturing all the nostalgic allure of the Great British seaside. Boasting a prime seafront perch this neoclassical, Georgian-style property puts Brighton's timeless attractions at guests' fingertips from the beach to boutiques, bars, restaurants and other coastal calling cards.
Posted: 8 July 2021
Eastbourne revealed as the sunniest spot to book during June
With a lot of uncertainty over travelling abroad this year, a new study from Uswitch has revealed the best spots in the UK to book a staycation and when you should go to get the best weather. As part of their Sunny Staycations campaign, the broadband team at Uswitch have crunched the numbers to reveal Eastbourne in Sussex as the top staycation spot for the best weather during June. Eastbourne was revealed to have an average max temperature of 18c and had the least amount of rain in June at just 47mm compared to Loch Lomond, The Isle of Skye and Cairngorms.
Posted: 1 June 2021