Adventurous trips favoured over beach holidays by honeymooners

A honeymoon is usually a luxury holiday; a beach somewhere exotic is the natural choice for many newly weds.

But a survey has shown that 81 per cent of British honeymooners are favouring an adventure on the trip of a lifetime rather than a beach holiday.

Only 12 per cent of Brits said they would opt for a poolside holidays lazing around.

The survey by Unique Honeymoons magazine found that many newly weds wanted a ‘unique and adventurous’ start to married life.

Only 3 per cent were opting for a budget break, and four per cent opting for a ‘mini-moon’ despite the struggling economy.

‘So that’s a no to Caribbean all-inclusives and yes please to floating tents in Cambodia or Swedish tree hotels’.

Top of the list of hotspots for 2012 was Tanzania, thanks to wild safari’s the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and the odd gorgeous beach in case you don’t want to laze around for a day or two.

Followed closely by Burma and Borneo, which offer jungle environments, spicy food and spectacular wildlife.

When it coming to rekindling romance on Valentines day couples from the UK and Ireland spent the least when booking a break. Uk couples only spent £145, whereas the Spanish spent an average of £218. London came out top of the places to spend the Valentines weekend, followed by Edinburgh and Manchester.

Unique Honeymoons’ hotspots for 2012:

1. Tanzania

2. Burma

3. Borneo

4. Namibia

5. Japan

6. Ikaria, Greece

7. Western Australia

8. Lake District

9. Argentina

10. Kyrgyzstan