Most couples plan their wedding months in advance, sometimes even years in advance, and with so many preparations to make and last minute details to see to, that long-awaited honeymoon is more than just a romantic interlude before ‘real life’ begins. It’s a time to get away from it all to enjoy life together, just the two of you, and what better way than to plan a honeymoon unlike anything you’ve ever imagined? Here are three absolutely crazy ways to spend that once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon you will remember until your dying days.
1. Book a Haunted Honeymoon
You don’t need to believe in UFOs, ghosts or any other kind of paranormal phenomenon to appreciate the fun you’ll have in a haunted house. There are many such houses around the world that have been the focus of research by believers and nonbelievers alike and some of these actually rent rooms out to tourists and fans of the occult. Part of the allure of an off-the-beaten path honeymoon is the photos you’ll bring home, and what better backdrop than a haunted house which probably predates your oldest living relative?
2. A Honeymoon Fit for Royalty – Book a Suite in an Irish Castle
So, you’ve always wanted a fairy-tale wedding and short of marrying a prince, the only way to recreate such a fantasy event would be to theme your wedding around your favourite story while planning a honeymoon in a castle. Tour companies like Go Irish Tours are able to put together packages where you’ll get that opportunity to stay in an authentic centuries old Irish castle and even if you don’t want to take the entire tour, they can help you make arrangements to book a suite in a castle to make your dreams come true.
3. A Honeymoon Outdoor Hotel Room
This may sound like a voyeur’s paradise, but there really are outdoor hotel rooms that afford maximum privacy for newly married couples to enjoy a blissful honeymoon. Some are simply cabanas open on one or more walls to nature while others are simply a bedroom without walls or ceilings. Find one situated far from a populated area, such as on high in the mountains or along a deserted stretch of oceanside property. Most have curtains which can be drawn around the bed, but can you imagine taking pictures of your honeymoon suite to bring back home to share with family and friends? They’ll wonder if you’ve totally lost your mind. Just remember to ask about privacy from peering eyes before you book the outdoor hotel honeymoon room.
There are so many traditional places to spend a honeymoon that after a while you simply get sick of looking through brochures and talking to wedding planners or travel agents. This is, after all, your wedding and so you and your soon-to-be spouse can choose to spend it anyway you desire. Whether you want to climb to the top of Mt Everest (doubtful!) or spend the night in a haunted house, it’s your wedding and your choice. Do something you’ll remember for the rest of your life that will be the stuff family legends are made of. It may be the last chance you have to do something whacky like this so why not make the most of it?