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Honeymoon 10 ways to make your post-wedding getaway memorable

While the honeymoon is a time for newlyweds to bond and bask in their new status as husband and wife, it can turn into a brief season of sheer boredom if you don't have any special or exciting activities lined up.

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The wedding has come and gone, and now it's time to pack up and travel far away for a few days of pure fun and marital bliss.

While the honeymoon is a time for newlyweds to bond and bask in their new status as husband and wife, it can turn into a brief season of sheer boredom if you don't have any special or exciting activities lined up.

So how do you make your first few days as a married couple a memorable one? Follow these 10 tips to get it right:

  1. Pick a room with exciting amenities: Wouldn't it be very romantic if your accommodations feature interesting extras like a Jacuzzi, plunge foot or clawfoot bathtub? If you do get a room with any of these amenities, draw a bath, add some rose petals and pop open a bottle of your favourite champagne. It would be a whole new level of romance for you and your spouse.

  2. Call room service: And while you're at it, treat yourselves to a wide variety of gourmet food selections while in the comfort of your luxurious guest room. Many hotels now team up with celebrity chefs to bring guests five-star menu options. So indulge in some assorted foods on display while lounging in a pair of comfy slippers and soft bath robes.

  3. Pack some sexy lingerie: Be sure to take along sensual outfits that your significant other hasn't seen before. These surprise wardrobe additions will surely spice things up throughout the trip and keep the sparks flying.

  4. Surprise each other: Add a touch of romance to your getaway with unexpected gifts and gestures. It could be a hand-written letter, wedding picture, poem, or jewelry. The extra thought and effort says a lot about your mutual affection. You can also bring along a mini camcorder and record secret messages for each other, only to reveal once you're back at home.

  5. Add custom touches: You can also set the mood by adding little personal details throughout your honeymoon. Ideas include scented candles, chocolates, bath salts, fresh flowers, music, and bubbly. Just a few extra touches in your hotel room can take great ambiance and make it extraordinary.

  6. Plan a private picnic: Choose a secluded beach, rolling hillside, or anything in between. You can also head to a local market to pick out a few of your favourite food items. Be sure to bring a bottle of wine or champagne and make a toast to your new life together. If you're lucky enough, some hotels around the world offer ultimate picnic experiences.

  7. Go exploring together: Pick one day to skip the usual routine and tour groups. Instead, seek out adventure by going for a scenic hike, or discovering a local waterfall together. It can be whatever activity that appeals to you most, just look for unique whoneymoonays to discover a new destination together -- and don't forget to share a kiss or two along the way!

  8. Dinner with a view: There may be nothing as romantic as an amazing meal featuring a mind-blowing vantage point. Enjoy speciality cocktails or share a bottle of wine over appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Bonus points if you can arrange a special meal for two.

  9. Watch the sunset: Some unique settings can often make for unforgettable sunsets, especially if they feature a dazzling array of colours. When deciding on your honeymoon spot, be sure to choose a location with beautiful views where you can have the opportunity to watch the sunset every evening.

  10. Couples massage: Crown your romantic experience with a rejuvenating spa session for you and your spouse. These days, it's quite common for top spas around the country to offer incredible amenities like romantic suites for two, food and wine tastings, whirlpools and hot springs, and thatched-roof beachside accommodations. It's sure to be a memorable time for you two.

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