The traditional romantic beach honeymoon is becoming a thing of the past, with more newlyweds opting to begin married life with something more adrenaline-fuelled.
Alongside candlelit dinners, couples massages and beach walks, most honeymooners want to spend at least two days on activities such as scuba diving, zip-lining, Segways or even cage diving with sharks.
And many treat their post-wedding break as the ‘wish list’ of all holidays, taking the opportunity to have a go at several ‘once in a lifetime’ pursuits, according to a study.
While bungee jumping and surfing might not be everyone’s idea of a relaxing honeymoon, a travel agent specialising in trips involving bungee jumping and surfing would like to convince you such honeymoons are increasingly popular:
Derek Jones, of luxury holiday specialist Kuoni, who conducted the poll, said: ‘We’re seeing a growing trend for “special occasion” travel.
‘This shows that couples still want that romantic beach idea with unparalleled service and excellent hotels in places like Mauritius and the Maldives, but they are also leaning towards a more active, cultural and authentic experience on honeymoon.
‘People are no longer content with a week or two lounging around by the beach or pool, instead newly married couples are hoping for a bit of adventure, they want to learn more about the country they are visiting and return home with tales of the amazing things they have seen and done.’
And if you’re convinced by this ‘research’ – which was conducted via Bad PR regulars OnePoll – I’m sure Derek Jones has a few ideas about where you could book your very own extreme honeymoon.