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Sunburn? Stuck in the loo? Here’s some tips for tackling those less glamorous honeymoon issues.

| September 16th, 2014 | No Comments »

Your honeymoon is your first adventure together as a married couple. You want everything from start to finish perfect; seeped with enough romance to last a lifetime. Chances are it will be right up until it’s not.

Face it: Perfection is for scripted romance movies. You and your honey are humans and that means it’s pretty likely a few snafus will arise no matter how hard you try to avoid them. It’s how you handle those little mishaps that determines whether you’ll look back on your honeymoon with stars in your eyes or a preference to forgot the whole thing.

Here are some honeymoon travel tips “they” probably haven’t told you about that can help you avoid (or handle) some of the most common mishaps:

Feeling Soggy

If your honeymoon is taking place in a sunny destination, chances are swimming is on the agenda. That also means you and your sweetie are going to be soggy messes, or at least your bathing suits will be. To avoid the awkwardness that goes with trying to get into suits that just haven’t dried out, be sure to bring at least two. That way one can always be hung out to dry thoroughly while you enjoy the sun and surf in the other.

Sunburns and Dehydration

Noting can sideline romance quite as quickly as a burn or a case of dehydration. Be sure to wear lots of sunscreen (and reapply it frequently). Also, limit time in direct sunlight and consider covering up a bit when you can. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid the blah feeling and fatigue that go along with dehydration. When it comes to sunburns and dehydration, an ounce of prevention is really worth a pound of cure. Plus, you’ll look a whole lot sexier for those romantic nights if you’re not burned from head to toe!

‘Loo’ming Problems

It’s uncomfortable and no one likes to talk about it, but the truth is vacations and digestive issues do seem to go hand-in-hand. Your honeymoon isn’t likely to be an exception to that rule. After all, you’ll probably indulge on some rather rich foods and drinks. Add to that you’re going to be far from the comfort of your own loo and the privacy you’re accustomed to.

So, how can you avoid those uncomfortable, frequent trips to the loo? Exercise a little common sense and do your body and your honey a favor by trying to eat healthy, balanced meals most of the time. Drink lots of water and be sure not to overindulge on new cuisine or overly rich dishes until you’re sure your body will react kindly. All that isn’t to say you shouldn’t have fun or try new things, just take it slow. It’s also a good idea to bring along some digestive aids … just in case.

Follow some commonsense honeymoon travel tips and your time away will be as perfect as it can possibly be. To find out more about booking your dream getaway, just reach out to one of our honeymoon travel advisors for a free consultation.

What’s Included At An All-Inclusive Resort?

| July 13th, 2014 | No Comments »

Our Top All-Inclusive Resort Questions: Over the years we’ve gotten a lot of questions about what is and what isn’t included in an all-inclusive resort. So we’ve put together a great list of our most frequently asked questions and answers!

  1. What’s included in the all-inclusive plan?

All inclusive typically means all your meals, drinks, taxes and tips. Cocktails, beer, and glasses of house wines are included. Bottles of premium wines are usually extra. Most of your better all-inclusive resorts have a lobster night, but may charge for lobster on other nights. Non-motorized water sports are usually also included. So, a kayak would be included, while using a jet ski would carry and additional fee.

  1. How much cash should I bring with me?

You won’t need much cash while staying at an all-inclusive resort. The resort will ask for a credit card upon check-in for incidentals, such as spa treatments. But otherwise you won’t need much cash. We usually recommend about $100.00 for most Caribbean and Mexico resorts. Most destinations do accept US Currency. But if you want local currency you can either order foreign currency from your bank before you go, or find a currency exchange desk at the airport upon arrival.

  1. What is the dress code?

It varies by resort, but most do have a dress code! You can find a great article about it here!

  1. When can I make my spa & restaurant reservations?

Most resorts will not allow you to make restaurant reservations prior to arrival. While we prefer resorts that don’t require restaurant reservations, some resorts will allow you to make all of your restaurant reservations for the week upon arrival. Some resorts will allow you to make spa reservations before you arrive. Check with your travel agent for more info.

  1. Do I need to bring my own beach towels?

We get this question a lot! We have yet to find a resort that doesn’t provide beach towels.

  1. Do I need to bring an electrical converter?

This varies by destination. For most resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, you don’t need one. But we did discover some older resorts in St Lucia that do require a converter. You will definitely need one for Tahiti! We found this great universal converter on Amazon.

  1. How will I get to and from the airport?

You wouldn’t get in a car with a stranger at home, so why would you do it in another country? We almost never recommend cabbing it. Your travel agent should be able to include transfers to and from the hotel in your package. Some transfers will stop at several other hotels on the way to your hotel, which can be a huge drag after being on a plane for the better part of the day. For a little extra, you can enjoy a non-stop transfer to and from your hotel.

  1. Do I need to tip?

This is probably the question we get asked the most! While tips are included at most all-inclusive resorts, we usually recommend that you bring along some cash for tips. The people at the resorts work a lot of long, hot hours. And with the exchange rates, a little US currency goes a long way in some other destinations. So we always recommend that you bring a little bit to tip the housekeeping staff, room service, bellhop, etc.

  1. Do I have to reserve the beach beds?

This varies greatly by resort. Some resorts do allow you to reserve a beach bed, while others do not. Some resorts charge for beach beds, but most are free.  We’ve even stayed in resorts where the beach beds were on a lottery system. So if a beach bed is important to you ask your travel agent to check with the concierge at the resort.

  1. Are there any upgrades or specials for honeymoon couples?

Yes! However most resorts are going to require some kind of proof that it really is your honeymoon, such as a marriage certificate. Most hotels will extend the honeymoon upgrades or amenities as long as you check in within 90 days of your wedding date. But again, this varies by resort. Some resorts do require that you’re registered as a honeymoon couple either at the time the reservation is made or 30 days before arrival. So check with your travel agent for more info.   Do you have other questions about all-inclusive resorts that we didn’t cover? Ask them here!

St Lucia Obsession-Viceroy Sugar Beach

| June 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Honeymoons are meant for romance, relaxation and the kind of adventure that memories that last a lifetime are made from. Step onto the grounds of St. Lucia’s Viceroy Sugar Beach resort and it will become instantly clear this is the ideal setting for all of the above and then some.

Offering an outstanding view of both the Caribbean Sea and St. Lucia’s famed Piton mountains, this all-inclusive resort doesn’t skip a beat in the luxury department. If warm, tropical breezes and white sandy beaches are what you have in mind for your honeymoon you won’t be disappointed. The Viceroy Sugar Beach is the perfect setting for romantic getaways for these reasons and more:

  • The accommodations – Guests here aren’t limited to standard hotel or resort rooms. The Viceroy also features luxury villas, beachfront bungalows and full-size vacation home rentals. All rooms are well-appointed down to the little luxuries, including WiFi and large, flat-screen televisions. The luxury villa residences even boast their own infinity pools for private dips under the stars or sun. They also feature plenty of room for those who don’t like the confined space of standard hotels.
  • The food – The Viceroy is famous for its amazing cuisine. Guests here can enjoy on-site restaurants, bars and lounges. There’s even private butler service included in some packages. With meals overseen by a chef with more than 30 years’ experience in restaurants throughout Mexico and France, the meals are worth savoring.
  • The things to do – Honeymooners who select the Viceroy will not run out of things to do. This resort sits on more than 100 acres of tropical rainforest and also boasts its own white sand beach. Guests here can soak up the sun, go on tours, enjoy watersports, spend a day at the resort’s spa and more. Beyond the resort’s boundaries, honeymooners can enjoy all the sights and sounds of St. Lucia, including the famed Pitons, St. Lucia Beach, Marigot Bay and more.
  • The service – Guests at the Viceroy Sugar Beach can count on topnotch service throughout their stay. From the five-star dining to luxurious spa treatments and personalized butler service, no needs will go unmet.

Making a honeymoon memorable isn’t difficult when St. Lucia’s Viceroy Sugar Beach is on the itinerary. Set in the heart of this Caribbean paradise, the Viceroy makes sure honeymooners get the service and privacy they crave. Just check with our honeymoon experts to plan your adventure today!

Our Favorite Infinity Pool Suites

| May 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Our Favorite Infinity Pool Suites

There’s just something so magical and romantic about taking a dip in an infinity pool that blends perfectly into a stunning natural background. The beauty, splendor and ingenuity of these designs can take an ordinary honeymoon trip and make it truly extraordinary. Fortunately, there are some amazing resorts the world over that incorporate the romance of infinity pools into their grounds.

Here are just a few of our infinity pool resorts in some of the world’s most favorite honeymoon destinations:

El Dorado Royal

Located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, this first-class resort takes luxury to a whole new level. While it offers guests stunning beach access and perfectly appointed rooms, its infinity pools really make the resort stand out. Suites here range from junior accommodations right up to a presidential suite that’s fit for royalty. Honeymoons here are marked by first-class service, beautiful landscapes, gourmet food and lots to see and do. There’s even an on-site spa and lots of side activities to make a honeymoon all that much more special.

Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort and Spa

Guests at this amazing Puerto Vallarta resort can enjoy meals served right beside an infinity pool that melts into the ocean. With luxurious multi-room suites, private decks, gourmet dining and landscapes that are breathtaking, no one ever wants their honeymoon here to end. The resort prides itself on delivering the very best in service without a stone left unturned when it comes to luxury. Choose this resort and you’ll also enjoy easy access to all the famed sights of Puerto Vallarta.

Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

If the wonders of the South Pacific are what you have in mind for a honeymoon adventure, this resort will not disappoint. Its infinity pool is a centerpiece attraction, blending in beautifully on this oceanfront property. With bar service pool side and Tahiti’s famed mountain landscape in the background, the views are especially stunning. While the pool is draw enough, guests here can also enjoy the romance and luxury of over-water bungalows that are appointed with every amenity in mind.

Mykonos Blu Mykonos, Greece

With its private infinity pools that overlook the beautiful waters Greece is so famous for, it’s hard to top this European resort as a highly romantic honeymoon destination. The beauty of each of this hotel’s suites is only rivaled by the natural wonders that await outside. Guests here enjoy high end service, fine dining and some of the most romantic settings found anywhere in the world.

While infinity pools don’t make or break a honeymoon resort, they add to the beauty and enhance the romance. Be sure to check with our honeymoon travel experts for more information about booking your getaway.

 

Our Favorite Costa Rican Escapes!

| March 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

With its beautiful volcanic mountain ranges, stunning beaches, lush tropical rain forests and friendly people, Costa Rica has long been a favorite destination for honeymoon travelers wanting to vacation in paradise. Its positioning on the isthmus of Central America ensures nearly perfect balmy weather year round that’s ideal for honeymooners who want to enjoy the great outdoors.
If the distinct flair of Costa Rica is catching your attention as you plan your honeymoon adventure, you’ll find this tiny country packs a big punch when it comes to luxury resorts just right for romance. Here are just a few of our favorite Costa Rican destinations for honeymooners:
• Flamingo Beach Resort – Located in Guancaste, this resort is surrounded by pristine beachfront property and offers incredible views of Costa Rica’s volcanic mountain ranges. Guests here enjoy an onsite spa, dining and access to daily scheduled activities. There’s also a pool, tennis courts, scuba diving classes and a casino for those high rollers. Rooms are all luxury appointed and there’s even a honeymoon suite for special occasions.
• Royal Corin – Located in La Fortuna, this resort is surrounded by the breathtaking volcanic mountains Costa Rica is famed for. While it is located inland from the beaches, guests here enjoy access to onsite pools and hot springs that have been tapped for visitor enjoyment. The resort offers onsite dining and has several bars to entertain guests. In addition, visitors here can take part in tours of nearby points of interest while enjoying well-appointed rooms that offer spectacular views of the mountains.
• The Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort – This eco-resort offers the very best of Costa Rica with its stunning beachfront property surrounded by lush rain forests. Guests here stay in cabanas that offer amazing views of the forest and feature luxury appointments throughout. Each cabana is unique in design, but all offer honeymooners the privacy they crave. Visitors can take part in horseback riding, nighttime rain forest tours, bird watching, scuba diving and much more. Dolphin watching is a favorite activity for guests at the Copa De Arbol. Plus, there are onsite dining facilities and full bars.
If you’re hoping for a honeymoon that delivers romantic landscapes while making sure you and your sweetheart are pampered in luxury, Costa Rica is well worth exploring. This Central American county has it all – stunning weather, beautiful beaches and pristine mountain ranges. Just talk with our honeymoon travel experts to learn more about this incredible destination.

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.

3 Great Holiday Honeymoon Destinations

| December 9th, 2013 | No Comments »

Getting married during the holidays is a great way to add an extra special touch to the big day. It’s also a fantastic way to make certain the honeymoon trip is filled with wonder and incredibly romantic scenery. With most destinations decked out in the spirit of the season, just about any place in the world can afford couples in love magical experiences. Some destinations, however, stand above the others when it comes to holiday time honeymoons.

Here are just a few of our favorite places for holiday honeymoons:

  • The City of Lights: It’s hard to rival Paris in the romantic destination department during any average time of the year. During the holidays, however, the City of Lights becomes truly spectacular. Make a honeymoon stop here during the holidays and you’ll get to see the Champs-Elysées decked out for the season. You can also go ice skating at the Patinoire Sonja Henie or go visit a Christmas market for presents to bring home, along with the hundreds of other things to see and do. Keep in mind, this is a cold season in Paris, so you might even get to see some of the famous sites blanketed in fresh snow.
  • Mexico: Escape the cold for a trip to a slightly warmer climate. Mexico offers a world of possibilities for honeymooners looking for adventure, pampering and romance. Whether you plan to stay near the Gulf or on the Pacific side, you’ll find Mexico is especially stunning during the holidays. Its famous resorts, such as El Dorado Royale, the One & Only Cabo and Viceroy Zihuatenajo go above and beyond to make sure honeymooners have the time of their lives no matter the season. Depending on what part of Mexico you choose for your honeymoon, you’ll be able to take in some incredible sights and activities, too. Here you can relax on a beach, climb a mountain, tour ancient sites, go hiking, fishing, biking, shopping and much more.
  • The Bahamas: Get away from it all by visiting a tropical paradise with a twist for a holiday honeymoon. The One & Only’s Ocean Club is the perfect place to center a honeymoon adventure. Here you’ll be treated to first-class service at a resort that didn’t leave a single stone unturned when it comes to beauty and luxury.

The holidays are an amazing time for a honeymoon adventure. To check out these three options and even a few more special destinations, just check with our honeymoon travel experts.

Our Favorite Things To Do In Hawaii

| November 24th, 2013 | No Comments »

Our Favorite Things to Do in Hawaii

When the words “tropical” and “honeymoon” are combined in a sentence Hawaii is one of the first places most people think of and rightfully so. After all, this collection of islands is famed for its friendly people, beautiful resorts and awe-inspiring, highly romantic landscapes.

But, just what can honeymooners do during a stay in Hawaii is a question that often gets asked. While specific attractions vary based on the island or islands you choose to visit during your honeymoon, here are some of our favorite things to do in Hawaii to help you plan out your adventure:

  • Go beach hopping: Whether you’re staying right on Waikiki or your plans take you closer to Oahu’s North Shore, a Hawaiian honeymoon isn’t complete without a day or two at the beach. Each of the islands boasts its own top beaches with their own distinct traits. What you’ll find, however, is that all of them offer beautiful sights, warm waters and plenty of activities that go beyond swimming. Depending on where and when you visit, you can also enjoy sailing, snorkeling, whale watching, hang gliding and a whole lot more during a trip to a “typical” Hawaiian beach. Should you desire a truly romantic excursion, consider a moonlit walk along the Hawaiian shores or get hooked up for beachfront horseback riding.
  • Go hiking: If you want to get a true taste of the beauty that is Hawaii you have to get out of a car or off the tour bus to really experience the splendor. One of the best ways to do this is to spend a leisurely day hiking some of Hawaii’s most notable terrain. Some of the best places to go include Hanakapi’ai Falls in Kauai, Koko Head Crater trail, Kings Highway and the Wa’ahila Ridge Trail.
  • Take an aerial tour: Not ready to hit the trails on foot, but still want to see Hawaii’s splendor in a more intimate and romantic way? If so, a small plane or helicopter tour of some of the famous sights might be in order. The advantage here is you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful volcanic mountains and lush valleys without having to break a sweat in the process. Plus, these tours can be arranged for two, which means your alone time can largely remain so.
  • Get dangerous: If you and your honey want some serious adventure and you don’t mind getting wet in the process consider cage diving with sharks. Yep, you can do this in Hawaii! Oahu’s North Shore is famous for its guided shark encounters.

Are you ready to plan a post-wedding trip that’s sure to create memories that will last a lifetime? If so, just talk to our honeymoon travel experts about the unusual, romantic and fascinating things to do in Hawaii.

3 Great Winery Honeymoon Hotspots

| November 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Planning a honeymoon that’s romantic, adventurous and oh so elegant doesn’t have to be a difficult undertaking. If you and your sweetheart happen to enjoy great scenery, incredible hotels and superior wine, there are some destinations that combine these things and many more. Set a course for wine country in America or abroad and you’ll find the makings for a perfect honeymoon.

Not sure where to start planning a winery honeymoon? Here are our three favorite destinations for wine connoisseurs:

Napa Valley: Setting a course for adventure in the exotic beauty of wine country doesn’t mean having to get a passport. Just explore the splendor of Napa Valley, California, to find some of America’s best and most romantic honeymoon destinations. With resorts like the Napa River Inn, Villagio and Hotel d’Amici, luxury accommodations won’t be a concern. Here you can expect incredible service and access to some of America’s most notable wineries.  Should you prefer a guided tour of the region’s best, there are even private limousine tours available to ensure you arrive in style. Some of the notable stops on a Napa winery tour might include such destinations as Bell Winery, Routherford Hill, St. Suprey and Von Stasser.

Italy: If Old World charms are calling to you and your sweetheart, an Italian winery honeymoon is hard to top. With winery destination cities such as Florence, Rome and Sorrento all open possibilities you’ll discover it’s easy to feed your passion for fine wine while enjoying some of the most romantic and breathtaking cities in the entire world. With so many wineries and luxury resorts to choose from, it’s best to work directly with a honeymoon travel advisor to map out an adventure in Italian wine country. Rest assured, there are some amazing destinations no matter what region of Italy is selected.

Greece:  Imagine spending your honeymoon soaking up the splendor, history and incredible sights of Greece. Now add in tours to explore some of the world’s most notable wineries. Select a Greek winery honeymoon for your own adventure and you’ll find wonders at every turn. The Greek islands are famous not only for their historical roots and legendary, romantic beauty, but also the master craftsmanship that goes into their wines. Since there are many wine regions in the islands and some amazing resorts to select for honeymoon stays, it’s best to work directly with a travel advisor to select the perfect stops for a Greek honeymoon winery tour.

Wine country and honeymoons go hand-in-hand. Just talk to our honeymoon travel experts to set a personalized itinerary that includes the best destinations and most romantic resorts.

Our Favorite Mexican Honeymoon Escapes

| September 29th, 2013 | No Comments »

Thinking an escape to a sunny Mexican resort that boasts tons of amenities and a staff ready to pamper is in order for your honeymoon? Have we got some suggestions for you! As one of the premier beach destinations in the world, Mexico also is home to some of the very best getaway resorts.

Here are three of our favorites for special honeymoon adventures:

  • El Dorado Royale: Located along the Mexican Caribbean in the Riviera Maya, this adults-only resort is a favorite for couples. With all-inclusive pricing, 24-hour room service, private Jacuzzis, gourmet dining at seven restaurants and 13 pools, not to mention the beach, this is one resort that’s hard to leave at the end of a holiday. In addition, El Dorado has its own on-site spa services, luxury-appointed rooms, tons of activities and multiple swim-up bars. When a no-kids-allowed vacation is in order, El Dorado knows how to deliver. Imagine watching the sunset over a Caribbean beach and then taking part in a resort-sponsored balloon fight, water Olympics or beach volleyball game. You can do that and a whole lot more at El Dorado.
  • One & Only Cabo: Escape to the powdery sand beaches of Palmilla for your honeymoon and you won’t be disappointed. Escape to the One & Only resort and you’ll create memories to last a lifetime. This honeymoon destination is situated on property right along the Sea of Cortez. Its beaches are legendary as are the amenities found here. Book at honeymoon stay at the One & Only and you can count on topnotch service around the clock. The resort features luxury rooms, 24-hour butler service, private, oceanfront rooms, golf and other activities too extensive to count! While this resort is family friendly, it’s also a honeymooner’s paradise thanks to its beauty and the quality of service.
  • Viceroy Zihuatenajo:  Imagine watching the sun rise from your own private porch that overlooks the waters and mountainous terrain of Zihuatanejo. Book your honeymoon here and there won’t be any imagining about it. The Viceroy has its own private beach, rooms that are designed to take in the view and lots of on-site features that make leaving a chore. Aside from fine dining, water sports, hiking, biking and sunning, you can take cooking classes here, visit the spa and even host your wedding at the resort if you so choose.

Ready to book a Mexican adventure for your honeymoon? Just talk to our honeymoon experts for more details about these outstanding resorts and others!