Don’t stress about organising your honeymoon – you concentrate on the wedding and I’ll take care of the honeymoon – get in touch now for your own special honeymoon planning service! Scroll to bottom of page for some honeymoon testimonials.
If you don’t want to have to settle for second best at the last minute, start planning your honeymoon now! Many couples, understandably, when they decide to get married, put priority on booking the wedding venue and then sorting out who to invite, booking cars, catering, hairdressers and florists … there is so much to do for that big day. Yes, the honeymoon may seem a distant reality, but if you leave things too late you might end up booking a package tour to the med as that could be all you think you can afford or you don’t have time to start ringing round hundreds of tour operators or trip into town to go to the high street travel agents. There might be nothing wrong with your package tour, but you may get there to find that instead of the luxury private villa you thought you had booked, you are surrounded by screaming kids in a concrete high rise!
Shopping on the internet, whilst increasingly popular, can be unreliable and in this current economic climate do you want to leave your honeymoon in the lap of the gods or would you rather speak to a friendly person you can trust to organise it all for you! If you book flights, hotels, transfers and activities from different companies, apart from the stress levels involved in doing all the research and sending your hard earned money all over the place, you may find your honeymoon is at risk, should an airline or tour operator go bust.
I have been booking honeymoons for years and know what most people want of their once in a lifetime trip. While most couples do opt for tropical beach destinations, some prefer more adventure or want to combine activities with a bit of beach downtime. Why not take the opportunity to incorporate into your honeymoon one of your “must do” travels in your life? As an African Safari specialist, I can arrange the perfect Safari Honeymoon for you and lots of safari camps have honeymoon offers. If you are looking for a unique honeymoon to do something completely different, I can sort that for you!
Honeymoon gift vouchers are available through many operators and these are really popular. Many couples already live together when they get married so your wedding guests are usually at a loss as to what to buy as a wedding gift. Contributing money towards your honeymoon will really help you have the honeymoon of your dreams too. The difference in price between that bargain break to Greece that you would have compromised on and booked and your perfect destination of the Indian Ocean may not be than out of reach after all! Another great wedding gift list option I can offer you is a range of excursions and attractions which your guests can buy for you to enjoy on your honeymoon – from a desert safari in Dubai or a dinner cruise in Hong Kong harbour to a Helicopter flight over New York or the Grand Canyon – there are thousands of ‘experiences’ around the world which will make your honeymoon extra special and your guests will feel they have purchased something tangible rather than just giving money.
If you’ve always wanted to go to the Grand Canyon, drive across Australia, see the mountain gorillas, dive in the Caribbean or see penguins in Antarctica, why leave it for ‘later in life’ – do it for your honeymoon! So think about what you really want, don’t think about the costs for now, it might be more affordable than you think. Drop me a line and let me spend the time trawling through the world of tour operators to piece together a tailor made honeymoon to meet your needs. It doesn’t have to be long haul – try Europe for cosy romantic cottages or private villas overlooking fishing bays, food and wine holidays or even the British Isles if you don’t want to fly anywhere, Scotland and Ireland have some gorgeous small country house hotels and everything from lighthouses to boathouses! Unusual and specialist destination honeymoons are out there waiting to be booked.
If you want a really white wedding or honeymoon and are planning a winter wedding, take a look at some of the destinations in Scandinavia – romantic Lapland with sleigh rides through the forests, reindeer and igloos provide a stunning backdrop for a winter honeymoon. Take a look at the options for Ice hotels!
Some popular honeymoon destinations you may be interested in include Mauritius, Maldives, Bahamas, Thailand, Seychelles and Kenya, just to suggest a few! If you have more than a couple of weeks head down under – fabulous honeymoons can be had in Australasia. Visit Ayers Rock, drive through the deserts or up the Pacific Highway, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef or stay in the rainforest! In New Zealand there is a world of adventure to be had, whether it’s walking, hiking on a glacier, yachting or just enjoying the wine and hospitality! Add on the Pacific Islands for some iconic Robinson Crusoe honeymoon islands such as Fiji, Cook Islands or Samoa.
There are usually some great honeymoon deals with Emirates and other luxury long haul carriers ask me for details to use these for your honeymoon. For a Mediterranean honeymoon there are some fabulous luxury hotels on Cyprus and some great spas. Turkey offers some lovely boutique hotels, particularly on the Turquoise Coast with fascinating culture and history – stay in a ‘cave’ hotel in Cappadocia! Greece is always a favourite – visit the film locations of Mama Mia or Captain Corelli’s Mandolin! Gorgeous traditional cottages and villas in quiet locations with breathtaking views.
Hen and Stag weekends are also part of the planning process and European city breaks are really popular. Ask me to book your travel for you – flights, ferries or Eurostar, however you want to get there and what about a spa hotel for the girls or a grand prix weekend for the boys? Just a couple of suggestions! Prague, Barcelona and Amsterdam are all great destinations for your celebration weekend.
So what are you waiting for? Once you’ve set the date, give me a call or drop me an email and I’ll arrange to meet with you and start planning the dream ….. before you know it you’ll be in that tropical hammock with a large cocktail in hand wondering what all the fuss was about!
Here are just some of the comments from happy honeymooners who ‘Travelled With Jules’ to many varied destinations – see the testimonials page for more comments and feedback.
Corfu Honeymoon – Having just returned bronzed, relaxed and blissful after The Best Honeymoon EVER – all organised by you – very happy to write a testimonial! After last year’s incredible 48 hour notice to fix us up with a hoilday in July, which you did so brilliantly, cheerfully and apparently as to the manner born, we knew we could entrust you with our honeymoon – generously giving you a bit more notice this time! It was everything it should be and more – the place was perfect, the administration and logistics and everything went as smoothly as could be and we could not have been more delighted. Thank you very much: we appreciate your unique combination of very professional yet always relaxed and so friendly. We will start saving up for next year now!
Thailand Honeymoon – What a super trip to Thailand you planned for us, even though my husband and I have very particular requests, you managed to tailor the holiday perfectly. I can’t put my finger on the best bit, but I think the important part was that everything would go to plan (as you had assured me before we left!). Given we went to Bangkok, Chang Mai, Phuket and Koh Yao (our favourite!!) the changeovers and transfers were flawless and hassle free. The papers and information about our destinations that you sent to us well in advance of the holiday were extremely useful and helped us to really make the most of an incredible trip. Hopefully others will read this review with interest and it will convince them to book through you if they want a trip truly tailored to their taste!!! It was perfect.
Sri Lanka Honeymoon – I bombarded Julie with questions and points on our ‘wish list’ which she patiently took on board and created a fantastic honeymoon. Her wealth of travel experience, patience and understanding of our requirements was faultless. And all was suggested, designed and booked in record time – she even managed to arrange our trip to arrive and depart before the rains which started in Colombo on our transfer back to the airport – Perfect!
Iceland Honeymoon – We would like to thank Julie for all her advice and assistance, and for the efficient way she pulled everything together for our honeymoon to Iceland, where we did a two week self drive. Her knowledge of the travel industry, her understanding of our needs and her friendly and professional approach made organising the trip an absolutely effortless affair, in startling contrast from the wedding organisation happening at the same time! So, thanks very much Julie. We’ll definitely be using Travel With Jules again, and will be recommending your services to our friends.
Caribbean Honeymoon – Our honeymoon to Palm Island, in St Vincent and the Grenadines, was FANTASTIC. I think we are still recovering from too much sun, food and booze! The resort was excellent in every way, and everything went as smoothly as it could be from start to finish, we had zero problems throughout. The transfers were all spot on and handled efficiently, and the resort was top notch. It was lovely to have Jules to sort everything out for us, and it certainly meant that we could relax and get on with organising the other parts of our wedding safe in the knowledge that our honeymoon was being taken care of for us. We would certainly use Jules in the future!
African Safaris are a perfect way to spend your honeymoon! Romantic star beds, treehouses, flickering camp fires and sundowner drinks looking out over winding rivers or endless plains …. hot air balloon safaris, horse riding, or luxury spa lodges..
A fabulous boutique hotel on an ancient cacao plantation on the tropical Caribbean island of St Lucia with a gourmet chocolate themed restaurant and amazing spa!
Off the north east Queensland coast sits the Great Barrier Reef – an amazing site of natural beauty and the most extensive coral reef system in the world. Visit any number of the islands surrounding the reef or take an amazing diving holiday.
Mumbo Island Camp is the perfect getaway experience! Superb diving and snorkelling and amazing views and tranqulity. Natural and inspiring – go to Mumbo to relax and unwind with friendly Malawi hospitality.
Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island, Lake Malawi is one of the most idyllic island and beach getaways in the world. Perfect to combine with an African safari or for a honeymoon of a lifetime.
Nuarro Lodge is a luxury rustic eco-lodge in Northern Mozambique with fabulous diving, beaches, community links and – in season – amazing whale watching.
The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and stretches for 322km through the heart of the Arizona highlands.
Head to Gambia for the chance to experience real West Africa in comfortable conditions, enjoy a fabulous natural history holiday in unique surroundings that benefits the local community and conservation too.
‘Conservation without compromise’ is the theme here, on the ultimate tropical island getaway. This private island in The Seychelles is accessed only by helicopter and combines barefoot luxury with a light ecological footprint.
Sleep in a treehouse feeling the sea breeze looking out over the leafy canopy to the ocean beyond …. An authentic castaway experience with romantic rooms built around huge ancient Baobab trees, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.