Unimoons… Are They a Thing Now?
Honeymoons have always been a way to help you relax and connect once all the chaos and mayhem with your wedding is done. Well, that is, until now… now, the hot new trend, especially with millennials, is taking separate honeymoons. It’s called a “unimoon” sometimes called “solomoon”… where both newlyweds go on their own separate trip after the wedding. Some people do it because they can’t agree on a destination… others, do it purely out of convenience.
We just spoke with a couple, they couldn’t agree on a city, so they went separately. One went to Hawaii and the other went to Park City, Utah. Obviously, one wanted the beach and the other wanted a bit of a colder climate. Did it work for them? Yes, they loved it!
One of our favorite cities, Charleston, South Carolina, voted one of the “world’s most romantic places” by CNN Traveler, has really put itself on the map as “America’s City of Love”. Charleston would definitely be a destination we would visit if we had the opportunity to do a unimoon. In fact, our CEO, Tanya Barker, is engaged and while she loves the idea of taking a joint honeymoon, the thought of a separate vacation is intriguing to her. Will she do a unimoon? We shall see 😉
Of course, Charleston is not only for unimooners, but for honeymooners as well. And one of our most favorite places to stay in Charleston is The Restoration Hotel, a Charleston-based boutique hotel where they welcome both solo travelers and those who prefer to travel in pairs 😉 We’ve outlined some of our fave highlights from this boutique hot spot below…
Restore, relax and reconnect at the Amethyst Spa & Nail Bar. This bespoke spa offers a wide range of treatments and experiences, including CBD-infused massages, organic body scrubs, aromatherapy and facials.
Yoga and Guided Meditation
Rebalance your zen with The Restoration’s individual or group yoga sessions. Led by the property’s in-house wellness coach, Lauren Maurizio, the sessions will get your physical and mental wellness back in order. These special yoga sessions can take place on one of the hotel’s rooftops, in one of the oversized suites or on the beach nearby.
With suites ranging from a studio, signature and premier balcony, The Restoration provides the perfect palace for “me” time. Each suite offers a casually cool city-style living experience complete with a King bed, full kitchenette and modern conveniences like complimentary hi-speed wifi and smart TVs.
Experience the decadence of Lowcountry while overlooking the historic Charleston skyline at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits. The hotel’s on-property, farm-to-table eatery celebrates local ingredients sourced directly from nearby purveyors to create such culinary classics such as a Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich, The Watch Steak, and Mussles. Season bartenders can suggest the perfect pairing to any meal or shake up craft cocktails like From the Ashes, City in Smoke and Sunset Spritz.
Enjoy seasonal brews and delicious pastries without ever having to leave the hotel with The Rise Coffee Bar. Brewing up seasonal lattes and delicious pastries, The Rise keeps guests caffeinated while they de-stress using Springbok Coffee Roasters, a local small-batch, specialty coffee roaster located just a few blocks away, in all their drinks.
75 Wentworth St
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
For those traveling together…
Fall in love all over again with the hotel’s Recreate Romance Package. Couples will be swept off their feet with this two-night stay in luxe accommodations complete with seasonal flowers upon arrival, a scenic rooftop dinner at the hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant, The Watch Rooftop and Spirits, an evening complete with truffles and sparkling rosé, and a complimentary continental breakfast at The Watch.
For those traveling solo…
Treat yourself to the Restore. Relax. Reconnect. Package an exclusive wellness retreat. Enjoy a two-night stay in a casually cool city-style living experience, an hour of Yoga or Meditation with the hotel’s in-house wellness coach and a 50-minute massage at the on-property Amethyst Spa. Throughout your stay, explore lowcountry with a complimentary bicycle and continental breakfast.