tahiti over water bungalow four seasons bora bora

A man really only has to remember two dates throughout his life. The first is his own birthday and the second is his wedding anniversary. One can even get away with forgetting your children’s birthdays as long as you don’t forget the wedding anniversary… your wife will always (hopefully) remind you of everything else.

When it comes to buying a present, the trouble is that traditional wedding anniversary gifts can be slightly uninspiring to begin with….  year one being paper followed by cotton in year two…even after ten years of love and devotion, we are supposed to celebrate with tin! Things do take a turn for the better at 25 when we start talking silver wedding anniversary, pearl wedding anniversary, coral wedding anniversary, ruby wedding anniversary and so on up until the ultimate goal of diamond wedding anniversary at 60 years!

Here at Turquoise Holidays, we love a celebration and especially one which is all about love and devotion. Therefore,  we have come up with an alternative list of travel-related special wedding anniversary ideas. We can assure you these gifts wouldn’t be ones you would forget…filling you and your loved one with memories, stories, and experiences to lighten the long winter months of love and marriage. So if you are looking for something different, fun and exciting for your anniversary celebration, whichever milestone you are at, e-mail, talk or chat to our dedicated team of anniversary specialists.


soneva fushi maldives beach villa

1st Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas 

Paper – Business Class e-tickets to Soneva Fushi, The Maldives

 

 

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines mystique island

 

2nd Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Cotton – A week of pampering at The Cotton House in Mustique

 

 

 

Lewa wilderness kenya

3rd Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Leather – Time for a horseback safari at Lewa Wilderness in Kenya

 

 

 

 

garden route south africa

 

4th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Fruit and Flowers – Self-drive the fabulous Garden Route in South Africa

 

 

 

rosewood Mayakoba Mexico beach bar

 

5th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Wood – Visit the Rose ‘wood’ Mayakoba in Mexico

 

 

 

sugar beach Saint Lucia

 

6th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Sugar – Sweet dreams at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in Saint Lucia

 

 

 

Arkaba Station

 

7th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Copper and Wool – Stay at The Woolshed Arkaba, an outback station in Australia

 

 

 

Dulini Leadwood

 

8th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Bronze- Dulini Leadwood Lodge ( ok – it’s not Bronze, but another base metal!)

 

 

 

 

 

9th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Pottery or Willow – Take to the skies at Treetops Lodge, Rotorua, New Zealand

 

 

 

the slate Phuket

 

10th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Tin- Learn the history of tin mining at the Slate in Phuket, Thailand

 

 

 

Seychelles four seasons desroches

 

15th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Crystal – Dive in the crystal clear waters of the Seychelles from Four Seasons at Desroches Island

 

 

 

hong kong

 

20th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

China – Bright lights and city delights in Hong Kong

 

 

 

caribbean

 

25th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Silver- Silversea Cruise through the islands of the Caribbean

 

 

 

bora bora pearl

 

30th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Pearl –  Stay in an overwater bungalow at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Tahiti

 

 

 

coral reef club Barbados

 

35th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Coral-  Explore the underwater world from Coral Reef Club in Barbados

 

 

 

 

40th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Ruby – Wine lovers rejoice at Ruby Bay Lodge and Vineyard in New Zealand

 

 

 

 

45th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Sapphire – Explore the wilds of Saffire- Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania

 

 

 

Pangkor Laut

 

50th  Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Gold – Take your very own bond girl to GoldenEye in Jamaica

 

 

 

 

55th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Emerald – Feel the sand between your toes on Emerald Beach, Pangkor Laut in Malaysia

 

 

 

60th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Diamond – Fly first Class with Etihad Airlines in their Diamond Suite

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James Bell
Written by James Bell
I am one of the founders of the Turquoise Holiday Company, having spent ten years in the ski industry working for Bladon Lines & Inghams. I escaped the mountains to sell desert islands for Turquoise - I love New Zealand and Tasmania not only for their beautiful wines but the scenery and isolation they offer. The future of travel will be who has the keys to the private lands and beaches - the new luxury is not how many stars a hotel has, but how few people you have to share a view or destination with. I love my golf and although I remain a constant under achiever it's the only thing that keeps me from my wife and two children Sophie and Angus, who are named after my Scottish roots. I look after all our Marketing and still love to talk to clients about my travel experiences although our Sales Manager Jonty has tried to ban me from answering the phone!