Expert advice about honeymoon

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Q. We're going on honeymoon in February. What warm locations do you suggest for both action and relaxation?

A. Karen Slater says: February is one of the best months to visit the Maldives. These magical islands in the Indian Ocean are a honeymooners' paradise. There's watersports in abundance, delicious cuisine and the world's most luxurious spas. You could combine time here with a week in Sri Lanka visiting unforgettable places such as an elephant sanctuary.

Dubai will offer you everything you want combined with first-class service and true luxury. Alternatively, go west to the Caribbean and enjoy such vibrant islands as St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and Antigua, to name but a few. The weather in these places is amazing in February, especially in contrast to ours!

Karen Slater


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Q. My soon-to-be wife and I are real adrenaline junkies and want to plan the perfect action-packed honeymoon to celebrate our nuptials. What would you recommend?

A. Richard Cope says: Why not become a rockstar at the luxury all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico? When it comes to watersports the area boasts a beautiful coastline for snorkelling, diving and submarine tours, or you can take jet boats down the serene surrounding rivers. Feel like James Bond while soaring over lagoons in jet skis and jet packs, zip lining over lakes and jungle, or even swim in striking underground rivers. There are numerous water and adventure parks to check out too. Or, if desire a much needed pamper to your vacation then the resort features a luxury spa on-site.

If you have any energy left, I'd suggest a visit to Woodward which is minutes from your hotel, it specialises in lifestyle sports such as BMX biking, skateboarding, scooters and Parkour. Plus, there's also long drops for skateboarding and skiing as well. Then there's the unmissable 12-section Ninja Obstacle Course. Mexico is largely unaffected by hurricane season but if that's a concern we can take you to Dubai where there's just as much adventure.

As a personal travel consultant, I meet with and visit many suppliers, resorts and leading hotels across the globe to build relationships and know my clients will get the very best and most individual service available.

Richard Cope