Love, Laughter and Bubblesby Ellen-Rose Brown
Whether you'd prefer a twin-centre honeymoon or would like to spend precious time together a little closer to home, we have the ideal inspiration for you to consider when thinking about how to celebrate the start of your married lives together.
As great as exploring the world and heading off on a massive adventure is, sometimes you are restrained by budget, annual leave or you are just more of a homebody. After a stressful and full on wedding day, a mini moon with a hot tub is a brilliant way to truly relax and unwind. When you fly closer to home and opt for a week break or long weekend you are guaranteed time to recharge your batteries whilst still having the chance to save money for a honeymoon in a few months time. In fact a mini moon with a hot tub is the ideal way to escape for some precious time together without spending long amounts of time on the plane.
So why could a mini moon with a hot tub be the best option for you both?
- You want to go away together but would prefer not to spend a lot of time travelling.
- You are limited to only a few days and have a lower budget to spend.
- You'd like to explore more of Europe.
- The idea of a mini moon with a hot tub really appeals to you both
So, if you are looking to sit, back, relax and experience love, laughter and bubbles take a look at our top four suggestions for a mini moon with a hot tub...
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Set off the south coast of England with ferry services available from Portsmouth and the New Forest, the Isle of Wight is a tranquil and beautiful setting for a mini moon with a hot tub. Visit for a long weekend or a week and you won't be disappointed with the vast variety of things to do on the island ranging from artistic pursuits to cultural exploration. Wedition customers Sarah and Andy stayed at the beautiful Colwell Bay Cottages for their mini moon and they even took their beloved dog Alfie with them!
Why not indulge your artistic side together and paint an item of pottery at Arty Shakes in Shanklin, you'll have a lot of fun together and can take home something to help you remember your mini moon forever. Grab your hiking boots and take a 14-mile walk along the Tennyson Down trail to enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic coastline before enjoying a drive along the military road. Surf the waves at Freshwater Bay before, then take the chair lift down to Alum Bay Beach to admire the multi-coloured sand cliffs and create a sand ornament together. And what better way to celebrate your romantic break than with a visit to the love nest of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert - Osborne House.
Spend your evenings tucking into delicious meals at the various gastro pubs or exploring the village of Godshill lined with adorable thatched cottages before retreating to your cottage to enjoy a glass of champagne in your private hot tub. If you and your loved one are keen gin fans you won't want to end your mini moon without visiting the Mermaid Gin distillery in Ryde.
Stay there with Darwin Escapes.
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Since Poldark's appearance on our TV every Sunday evening, Cornish seaside towns are growing in popularity as an option for couples seeking a mini moon with a hot tub destination. So why not follow in the dark and brooding Captain Poldark and his doting wife Demelza's footsteps and create unforgettable memories together on your mini moon with a hot tub in one of the idyllic fisherman's villages. Leave your car and your worries behind to wander through the picturesque seaside town of Polperro stopping for a refreshing drink on the rooftop bar at the Three Pilchards pub. Sink into a bubbling hot tub and admire the glittering canopy of stars together as you admire the fishermen's cottages, tiny artists's studios and cobbled streets of the charming St Ives. Wake up to the soothing sound of the sea and enjoy al fresco style breakfast on the balcony as you watch the fishing boats bob across the water. After taking it easy and enjoying a slower pace of life, why not test your balance with a stand-up paddle boarding session in the turquoise waters. To discover more things to do in Cornwall on your mini moon with a hot tub head over to the tourism website.
Stay there with Toad Hall.
If you are seeking your own piece of paradise and dream of exploring the olive groves and vineyards of the stunning Tuscan countryside why not choose an Italian mini moon with a hot tub.
Indulge your taste buds with cooking classes in Florence, where you can learn Italian recipes to prepare together at home. Gaze in awe at the architectural masterpieces and the magnificent Il Duomo Di Firenze. Attend a perfume workshop together and design your own individual honeymoon scent, take a private tour of the world-famous Uffizi art gallery and enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst admiring the Ponte Vecchio bridge. If you feel like getting a bit more active why not take a cycling wine tour and venture through the spectacular countryside to learn more about the wine production process.
After an action-packed day exploring the cultural delights of Florence, retreat to the 17th Century farm Palazza Bandino for the ultimate mini moon experience. Wander through the vineyard and enjoy wine tasting, sample the flavours of Tuscany at the on-site restaurant or venture through the spectacular landscape with a horse back adventure. Looking to unwind? The panoramic indoor pool and spa offers a tranquil environment where you can try an indulgent couple's massage or sink into the bubbling hot tub with a glass of prosecco in hand.
Stay there with Tuscany Accommodation.
Highly regarded as one of the most romantic places on the planet, Santorini in Greece is an idyllic place for a mini moon with a hot tub and many hotel properties even offer private plunge pools as part of their honeymoon suites.
Head to the town of Oia and enjoy a romantic picnic as you admire the breath-takingly beautiful sunset from the top of the caldera (steep edged crater). This postcard-perfect destination with its whitewashed villas, blue-domed churches and winding streets are full of luxurious hotel options. Soak up the views from your private jacuzzi, dine in a cave style restaurant and wake up to spectacular sea vistas - it's impossible to feel anything but relaxed in this place.
Stay there with Mr and Mrs Smith.
Share the itinerary of your mini moon with your guests
Looking to share the details of your mini moon with your wedding guests? Wedition is the perfect way to share all the special details of your first adventure together as a married couple. Wedition Wedding customers have created pages dedicated to showcasing the plans they have and you could do exactly the same!