I was lucky enough to explore South America after I graduated university, and whilst travelling I met the loveliest couple from Norway- Hans and Tora. These two had been saving up for a while and they tackled the confusion of ‘where to go on honeymoon’ by choosing ‘let’s go everywhere!’ From South America they flew to Africa, and from here South East Asia and beyond. Although Hans and Tora were backpacking, at Turquoise we can help you plan the ultimate trip of a lifetime where you can explore multi-destinations with a difference. The ‘maxi moon’ as it is now known, means extending your honeymoon in length and heightening your experience of luxury.
Island hopping in the Caribbean
Make like Captain Jack Sparrow and sail away on your very own Caribbean adventure. Start with Barbados for fun in the sun and then fly to Bequia for an authentic low key island stay. It’s a short hop over to gorgeous Mustique for a stay at the very exclusive Cotton House, followed by lush and mountainous Saint Lucia surrounded by powdery beaches and unspoilt marine life. From Saint Lucia fly to Grenada then board a luxury catamaran to sail around The Grenadines. Escape the one stop holiday and instead enjoy a month of Caribbean bliss.
California and Tahiti
Drive down the west coast of California and fly out to island paradise in Tahiti. This trip mixes the adventurous spirit of hitting the open road of the American west coast, with the dreamy tropical islands of the South Pacific. At the start of your journey you’ll fly into colourful San Francisco, drive past surfy Big Sur, foodie Santa Barbara and finish your journey in sunny Santa Monica before staying in LA, city of the stars. From Los Angeles, leave America behind and fly to the pearl of Tahiti, Bora Bora for dramatic mountain backdrops reaching over turquoise lagoons. We highly recommend exploring as much of Tahiti as possible. Moorea is perfect for the more active and outgoing types, or for those serious divers and explorers there are a multitude of islands to choose from. Take your pick and extend your trip!
All Around Australia
Australia is such a huge country, that to see it all in the usual honeymoon space of one to two weeks would not do it the justice it deserves. We offer a range of fun itineraries in each of the Australian states, so if you’ve got the time to explore the whole compass then we can help you travel from stylish Sydney all the way to the snowy white beaches of hot western Perth. Pass mountains, rainforests, deserts, coastal towns and learn about the beating heart of Australia through Aboriginal culture, world class wine and food and unique nature.
South Africa and Seychelles
The rugged and natural terrain of South Africa and its beautiful wildlife, fuses with the powder soft sands and classy resorts of the islands of the Seychelles. We would recommend spending 3-4 nights in Cape Town to learn about South Africa’s culture and history, followed by 3 nights in one of the lovely boutique hotels we offer in Franschhoek. Enjoy the delicious wine and mountain scenery of the area before moving to the dramatic coast of Hermanus. The main draw of course, will be your safari experience in South Africa- search for the Big 5 in the Madikwe Game reserve and retreat to your luxury lodge in the evening. The Seychelles is the perfect combination with South Africa, explore Mahe’s local life, La Digue’s unspoilt beaches and Praslin’s national park. Head out to one of the private islands to end your honeymoon in exclusivity.
New Zealand and Fiji
New Zealand is the world’s adrenaline capital, but my goodness there are many other strings to this country’s bow! For honeymooners looking to travel somewhere which has the best luxury lodges, otherworldly landscapes, exceptional food and wine and a distinct sense of pride for it’s culture and heritage, look no further –New Zealand has it all! Travel from the gorgeous bays of the north island down to the epic mountains of the South Island. Journey on to fabulous Fiji next. Here you will be welcomed by smiling locals who will be thrilled to show you their island heaven. You’ll leave Fiji with memories of a natural paradise where you’ll feel I like one of the family.
Sojourning around South East Asia
Do the classic backpacker loop but with the added bonus of honeymoon privacy in some of the most unique and gorgeous resorts in the world. Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are a wonderful combination, and when you’re travelling that far it would be a great shame to miss out any of these countries. Each are very different in their own way and each have a multitude of stops and adventures waiting for you. Explore Buddhist culture, exciting flavours, dramatic landscapes, meet charming people and discover a treasure chest of stays and experiences in one of the most enlightening areas of the world.