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Are you a foodie? Check out some of our favorite honeymoon hot spots!

| March 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

 

Our Favorite Caribbean Foodie Destinations for Honeymooners

Warm tropical breezes, sunshine, blue skies and seemingly endless miles of beaches: What’s not to love about the Caribbean? From its world-class resorts and stunning landscapes to its signature foods, it’s the perfect place for a honeymoon.

Speaking of those signature foods, if you’re a passionate foodie, there are plenty of tasty destinations to consider for your honeymoon. The Caribbean delivers a cornucopia of options for those who put fine dining high on their lists of things to do while on vacation.

Here are just a few of our favorite Caribbean destinations for food honeymooners:

  • The Cayman Islands – Offering an eclectic blend of British, Central American and island flavors, the dishes served up in restaurants here are the stuff legends are made of.
  • Jamaica – Noted not only for its beaches and incredible island music, Jamaica is a must-do for serious foodies who love Caribbean flair. Be sure to try jerk done the right way while here. Pork and chicken are the mainstays, but it’s possible to try beef, fish and even goat jerk style.
  • Puerto Rico – For a real international taste explosion, Puerto Rico is a must visit. With its American, Spanish and Caribbean roots, the foods here defy description. Be sure to consider a stay in San Juan to try some of Puerto Rico’s most notable dishes. This city is famed for the culinary marvels its restaurants whip up.
  • St. Lucia – Home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the entire Caribbean, this island dishes up a menu that’s a bit different. Here honeymooners will find a blend of Creole cuisine with a healthy dose of British and French flavors blended in for good measure. Green bananas and salt fish are a popular blend and barbecued seafood also finds its way on many menus.
  • St. Martin – This is a relatively small island destination that packs a huge gastronomical punch. With hundreds of restaurants, St. Martin is famed for its Dutch and French flavors with a touch of Caribbean style tossed in for good measure.

While the above islands are a few of our favorites, keep in mind the Caribbean is absolutely brimming over with incredible taste experiences. Making this region even better for honeymooners are those amazing beaches, stunning sunsets and romantic landscapes the Caribbean is famed for. If you’re considering a honeymoon somewhere warm and tropical, be sure to get with our honeymoon travel experts to explore the best destinations for foodie adventures.

Check out our new foodie Facebook group!

| January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Looking for the latest in honeymoons & destination weddings for foodies? Want to find out where the hottest food & wine festivals are taking place? Got a great suggestion for an amazing restaurant in the Caribbean? Stop on by our Facebook group here!

Savor Honeymoon Bliss at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel

| January 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Savor Honeymoon Bliss at Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel

Foodies with a passion for the finer things in life will discover there’s a new resort on the menu that’s just perfect for honeymooners who want to experience the very best during their first days of wedded bliss. Tampa’s Epicurean hotel opened its doors in January 2014, welcoming travelers from all over the world to eat, drink and learn.

The brainchild of some of the biggest movers and shakers on Tampa’s culinary scene, the resort delivers the very best international cuisine while enabling honeymooners to enjoy privacy, romance and luxury during their stay.

Guests at the Epicurean can anticipate:

  • First-class accommodations – The hotel was built with luxury in mind. Located in South Tampa’s trendy SoHo district, it features stunning rooms designed to delight the senses.  Guests will discover the hotel’s rooms are well appointed and provide honeymooners with the perfect backdrop for romance.
  • World-class dining – The resort features its own upscale restaurant and dessert shop. Inspired by Tampa’s famous Bern’s steakhouse, the eatery, Elevage boasts an extensive menu that changes throughout the day. Dining is available in a full-service setting for in-room for those who value their privacy. For those who want to explore the flavors of Tampa, Ybor City with its Cuban flair is a short drive away.
  • On-site classes – The Epicurean offers foodies more than elegant meals served up in style. Those who choose to pay the resort a visit can also learn hands on about gourmet cooking thanks to the resort’s master chefs. Classes are offered almost daily and vary in topic.
  • Pampering – The Epicurean was designed to be a true “experience” for those passionate about food and luxury. To make it so, the resort offers more than incredible food and drinks. It also offers its guests impeccable service, complete with a concierge service, on-site spa, outdoor pool and bar service and much more.
  • Location – While it might be hard to leave the flavors of the Epicurean, the hotel happens to be located perfectly for exploration of the Tampa Bay area. It’s found in Tampa’s heart, which means art galleries, beaches, shopping and more are just a stone’s throw away.

Hoping for a honeymoon that’s relaxing, romantic and full of amazing flavors? Tampa Epicurean hotel delivers all the ingredients necessary for an amazing time. To find out more about this resort and vacationing in the Tampa area, be sure to check with our honeymoon travel advisors.

2013-It was a very good year!

| December 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is coming to an end. What an exciting year it was! We had so many things going on at Bliss Honeymoons it was hard to keep up with all the new products and changes. But we couldn’t be happier with the way that the year turned out. Here’s a little bit about what went on behind the scenes here at Bliss.

 

  1. We booked a lot of Mexico:  And by a lot, I do mean a lot! I’ve always been a huge fan of Mexico-the resorts are amazing, and it’s an exceptional value.  It’s great to see travelers are also realizing that it’s a beautiful, fantastic destination rather than the scary place the media makes it out to be. Most of our Mexico honeymooners said they can’t wait to go back!
  2. We took a lot of great trips: I traveled to the island of St Lucia this year, and was really, really impressed by it. St Lucia consistently wins awards for being the most beautiful, most romantic, most amazing island in the Caribbean, and all of these awards are well deserved. Kyle and Bernie spent a few days checking out some great hotels in Jamaica. And Lindsay got a great introductory tour of Mexico.
  3. We expanded our offerings: Last year we created the Bungalow H20 Collection. This signature collection includes some of the best overwater bungalows, infinity pool suites, and beach bungalows you’ll find. Just in time for 2014, we’ve introduced the Foodie Inclusive Collection, perfect for our foodie clients who want the convenience of an all-inclusive with and a great culinary experience.  Who says you can’t have it all!
  4. We expanded our families: Kyle and his wife Rhea gave birth to baby Alex in July. And Hilary and her husband adopted 3 children all under the age of 6! Hats off to both of them!
  5. We learned a lot! At Bliss we always love a challenge, and many of our clients gave us just that! We sent one bride to a hotel made out of ice, while others wanted Iceland, New Zealand, and many other of your “not so typical” honeymoons.

We’re very excited to see what 2014 has in store for us!

Thank you again to all of our clients, suppliers and partners for all of your support. Happy New Year to all! 

 

P.S. Do you have some ideas about what you’d like to see on our blog in the upcoming year? Please post it on the comments section below!

Bliss Introduces Our Foodie Inclusive Honeymoon Collection!

| December 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

Introducing Bliss Honeymoon’s Foodie-Inclusive Collection, a collection designed to help honeymooners and destination wedding couples channel their inner foodie by presenting them with a culinary experience like never before. Bliss Honeymoons is dedicated to creating a romantic and special experience for the two of you (or your whole wedding party). Featuring beautiful resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, we’ve scoped out only the best of the best so that you can enjoy this special time in your life with no worries. Here’s what you’ll find in our Foodie-Inclusive Collection:

`A La Carte Dining: Rather than tired buffets that rival cafeteria food, the you’ll experience exceptional dining experiences with delicious selections from a menu, not a buffet!

Wine Pairings: Enjoy a variety of vintages, carefully selected by a respected sommelier to enhance your dining experience.

Cooking classes: Learn how to create an amazing three course meal or just a brag-worthy batch of quacamole while enjoying your relaxing vacation. chefwithfish

Celebrity Chefs: Enjoy specially prepared meals by the world’s best celebrity chefs! Many of the resort we work with host a different celebrity chef each month! Enjoy a variety of experiences from around the world!

Food & Wine Festivals: We’ve got a complete calendar of food and wine festivals throughout the Caribbean & Mexico.

Creative Cocktails: You’ve never thought of putting grilled pineapple in a cocktail? Neither had we until we tried it in Mexico, and we couldn’t get enough! Enjoy lively libations like this and more!

Private dining: Enjoy a romantic, candlelight dinner under the stars or a private picnic on the beach created just for you!

Special Diets: Are you a vegan, vegetarian, gluten or lactose intolerant? We’ll recommend great resorts that offer dining especially for you!

So whether you and your loved ones are self-proclaimed foodies who are looking to enjoy an outstanding culinary experience on your well-deserved getaway or you simply wish to treat your wedding guests to a meal that’s nothing less than perfect, we’ve got all the resources waiting for you