When it comes to travelling, a honeymoon is often seen as the Holy Grail. After all, most of those who get married plan to do so only once (even though we all know that life can have other plans) so it’s a bit of a bucket list item. You want it to be different than your usual holidays to the South of France and most honeymooners tend to go all out when it comes to luxury because, you know, you only live once and you can survive on bread and water for the next year if you really have to.
As they tend to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip, many of us look out to our future honeymoon. Do you even need to have a boyfriend or girlfriend already to start dreaming about where you’ll go, where you’ll sleep and where you’ll eat? We don’t think so. However, honeymoons usually demand for a wedding and those don’t come easily. You have to meet someone, be together for a while, be really sure about your case, get engaged, plan the whole thing, get married and then leave for that magnificent holiday. So what if you’re not getting married but you still want to go on a perfect trip?
No honeymoon, please
Well, if that’s your case, you better read up on the whole bestiemoon thing. All in all, the principle is pretty much the same as that of a honeymoon, only in this scenario, you don’t have to get married. You simply get your bestie enthused about the idea and decide on a spectacular destination together. Maybe for you that’s a safari, maybe it’s a trip to the Maldives, maybe it’s something totally different even. As long as it’s an out-of-the-ordinary destination and as long as you make the absolute most out of it.
More and more people are splurging on a bestiemoon, as Vincent Pauchon, director of the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, confirms to Grazia: « Even though the Maldives are known as the perfect honeymoon destination, there’s a rising number of so-called bestiemoons amongst women.” Because indeed, why should one wait to meet the perfect partner to be able to lounge in a hammock above the crystal blue ocean? And moreover, a bestiemoon can be the perfect way to make memories with your best friend, far away from daily life and troubles.