A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime affair that helps the newlyweds bond and sets the tone for the rest of their lives together. Though romantic milieus still top the honeymoon charts, most couples now are opting for adventurous venues as the thrills and chills brings them closer. The term ‘adventure’ has seen a metamorphosis in recent times. It does not solely indicate trekking across rugged mountains or sweating it out in hostile terrains; the definition has widened to include desert safaris, sea voyages, rain forest exploration and the likes under its canopy. Roughing it out in luxury has become a paradoxical part of being daring. It is little wonder then that adventure destinations are the latest ‘it’ thing among honeymooners, especially the bride as it gives her the perfect opportunity to play either the damsel in distress or a wonder woman to the rescue as the couple goes traipsing across jungles, mountains and islands.
The lover’s leap
What: Bungee jumping
The UK bungee jump club was established in 1992 and has made lovers happy ever since. Gift yourself an experience with jump sites you can choose from such as London, Manchester, Brighton and Sheffield with the most renowned one being Bray at Berkshire. Take the plunge once again with your sweetheart, this time literally, as you countdown and jump down a seeming abyss, the sheer thrill of it making your hearts race as one. Dangling from a cord 165ft below the platform, mentally renew your vows to be with each other through thick and thin. When you get back up, you get 2 bottles of champagne to celebrate your victory over the forces of Nature.
How to get there: The UK’s highest bungee jump takes place in two locations Bray Lake, not far from the Royal Town of Windsor and at Tatton Park near Knutsford, Cheshire on the outskirts of Manchester.
Best time to visit: UK’s highest bungee jump event is scheduled on 13th and 14th October
Honey, I see a tiger!
What: Forest exploration
If you are nature lovers, you cannot ask for more adventure than what jungle resorts offer you. The Kanantik reef and jungle resort of Central America promises a tryst with the wild with palapa topped cabanas and a stunning vista of natural beauty. A private beach at your disposal with 300 acres of forest quenches your eagerness for exploring the unknown. Choose from different adventures and plan your day; amidst the wild jungle animals, snorkelling with baby turtles or just lying in the hammock by the sea. This Mexican place is picture perfect with its vibrant colours and jungle noises that sensual adventurers are sure to appreciate.
How to get there: Cruise liners get to Belize from Guatemala or Mexico. Flight services are available from United States and El Salvador too.
Best time to visit: December to April