Rise of the Mini-moon: weekend breaks for newlyweds

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Mini-moons, the name given to a short break taken by newlyweds, are on the rise. They are normally taken ahead of a longer honeymoon so couples usually look for destinations closer to home, leaving the big trip to a later date.

But with only a short amount of time away, you want to make sure you make the right decision and get the most out of it. It’s still a very special holiday, after all.

So here are a few ideas of where you can head on your mini-moon adventures.

Maldives

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The Maldives are the perfect place to stay for a few days to relax and recover after organising and having a wedding.

You will fly into the Maldivian capital Male', then make your way down to your resort of choice by speedboat or seaplane. Live the life of luxury, by staying in a water bungalow located over the crystal clear, turquoise sea. Many of these come with open-to-the stars bathrooms, private plunge pools and steps down into the lagoon.

From here you can look back on the palm-lined, white-sand beaches. Spend your days in paradise soaking up the sun or exploring the blue lagoons and vibrant coral reefs.

Georgia

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If you fancy exploring somewhere a little different, then spend your mini-moon in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi. Here you will get the best of both worlds as the city is influenced by several cultures both European and Asian.

Explore the rustic beauty and cobblestone streets of the old town, and then cross the river and take in the contemporary architecture. Head up to Mt Mtatsminda via the funicular and take in views on the entire city from Narikala Fortress. After a busy day of exploring you can settle in a café and try the delicious local food and wine the country is famous for.

This stunning city is the perfect size to explore in a few days, so you have time to take in all it has to offer.

Sri Lanka

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There is plenty to see and do in Sri Lanka, an island that is home to no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is the perfect destination for wildlife lovers. Here you can enjoy a safari tour of one of the national parks. You’ll spot everything from leopards to water buffalo or watch as elephants walk down the local streets for a shower in the river.

There’s so much to do in close proximity. You can go trekking through the rainforest before relaxing on the beautiful beaches.

Austria

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Austria’s capital Vienna, located on the Danube River, is a beautiful and atmospheric city. This makes it the ideal place for a romantic break.

Vienna is known as the City of Music due to a musical heritage that includes composers Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Brahms. Alongside this it has a rich history, which you can take in as you stroll around the city streets. Visit the palace of Schönbrunn and Hofburg by day and then wile away the evenings at the lively cafes and bars.

Whether you want to relax on a beach or explore a city, book a flight with flydubai and start planning your first holiday as a married couple.

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