A piece of advice I heard before our wedding was that you should spend no more on your wedding than on your honeymoon. This worked very well 20 years ago, although with the price of weddings these days you’d have to spend a fortune on your honeymoon to keep to this rule! Nevertheless, the big trip after the wedding is for many couples one of the most important parts of the whole wedding celebration. It is only when you arrive at your chosen destination that you can unwind, step away from all the hard work that went into planning the big day, and finally be alone to enjoy each other’s company.

For those thinking of where to go for their grand post-wedding escape, here are three suggestions that we think offer a holiday of a lifetime for newly-wedded couples:


The island was home to the wedding of all time in the movie Mamma Mia! Thankfully its on-screen fame has not changed the island’s calm and laid-back character. Dotted with hidden coves and lush greenery, and surrounding by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, Skopelos has managed to keep its Greek character more than many other popular islands. There is enough on the island to keep those who like exploring happy, while the seclusion is perfect for those couples who just want to kick off their shoes and chill after the excitement of the wedding party.

Skopelos is also well placed for those wanting to explore other Greek islands, with Skiathos and Alonissos only a short boat trip away. Both are good options for those who prefer to stay on more than one island during their honeymoon. Take a look at our site to see more great holidays in Greece.

Costa Rica

For a relatively small country Costa Rica offers a wide variety of memorable honeymoon ideas. Whether you want to bask in the luxurious surroundings of a romantic lodge such as Punta Islita or indulge in serious adventure sports such as rafting on the Pacuare River, there’s plenty to choose from in Costa Rica. Why not head to the Osa Peninsula for a very special romantic getaway? Even the transfer to the hotels are often exciting with some reached by plane, mini-bus, boat and even a tractor!

Costa Rica is a nature-lovers paradise, with an incredible mix of wildlife waiting to be discovered. You might encounter turtles, monkeys, sloths, butterflies, caiman, iguanas and frogs, while there are many great bird watching opportunities with over 800 species including hummingbirds, toucans and scarlet macaws.

See our site for more information about our holidays in Costa Rica.

Ice Hotel

If you’re looking for somewhere to cuddle up close to your loved one, surely it’s hard to beat a visit to the Ice Hotel? This hotel is rebuilt in a different form each winter and each year the designers aim to create something even more special than in previous years. Sleeping in the cold may be a new experience for most people but help is at hand to make it a comfortable and memorable experience. And being woken in the morning with a hot drink followed by a trip to the sauna sounds like a great way to start any day!

For those wanting to get married on site there is even an Ice Chapel – all you need to do is to make sure your teeth don’t chatter as you say your vows. See our Ice Hotel page for more details.

Why not take a look at the Sunvil website for more inspiring ideas for your holiday of a lifetime?

by Andy Jarosz