• Lucy Perrin

    You’ve ordered the bouquets. Booked that photographer everyone’s been raving about. Painstakingly saved pennies for the dream venue. And found that your pockets are completely, utterly, empty. Booking a lavish honeymoon after splashing all your cash on the big day is almost impossible – which is why mini moons offer up the perfect alternative.

    Relocate to the beach in Majorca

    After all of that planning, a few days of doing nothing but stretching out on Balearic beaches sounds ideal, right? Firm favourite Majorca offers up white sand beaches by the dozen, as well as chic tapas bars and boutiques. C’an Pastilla nestles against a Blue Flag beach stretches for nearly 3 miles, whilst Palma Nova to the west is a bit more lively. Head to Palma after the sun sets and you’ll find loads of trendy bars and yacht-filled marinas there for the taking.

    Spend three loved-up nights at adults-only Aluasoul Alcudia Bay

    Turn up the romance in Italy

    Italy’s always been known as a lovers paradise, so it’s the perfect place to spend your first days as a married couple. More specifically, though, head to Campania – a place the Roman’s nicknamed ‘the happy land.’ It’s home to Sorrento, full of twisting lanes decorated by family-run boutiques, dreamy piazzas and shabby chic buildings. Celebrity-favourite Capri is also just half an hour’s ferry ride away. Explore the Blue Grotto, ride a chairlift for views of the entire island, and shop in designer stores for the perfect mini moon souvenir.

    Enjoy spectacular views in Sorrento at Hotel La Solara

    Escape from it all in the Algarve.

    If you’re more about being up and on your feet than horizontal on a beach, the Algarve is your perfect match. While it’s known for it’s five-star beaches, it’s got tonnes to do to keep you busy. Try your hand at surfing in it’s world-famous swells, tee off at championship golf courses or practice your bird-watching skills at Ria Formosa National Park.

    Stay right by the beach at TUI Sensimar Lagos.