A honeymoon is an investment in memories for the rest of your life, so don’t take chances with it.
Start with a conversation
Discuss the level of luxury and privacy you want, what your expectations are, and the type of nightlife you desire. Do you want to relax on the beach, zip line through the rain forest, or both? Creating a wish list will help narrow down the locations and resorts to ensure you have the honeymoon of your dreams.
Looking for a trip online is easy and fun, but when it comes to booking your all-important honeymoon, the advantages of working with a travel agent are myriad. Travel agents can offer you the benefit of their globetrotting experiences; inside lines to discounts not widely advertised; package deals and a range of itinerary options; one-stop shopping for air, car, and hotel reservations and peace of mind. They are your saviors and advocates when travel plans go awry.
Picking an agent
Some travel agencies have started charging a fee for their services and expertise. This fee varies according to the intricacies of the trip and may be waived when the trip is booked or included in the final quote. If you trust and like the agent, consider it a small price to pay for a perfectly planned honeymoon.
At Travel Cafe we can bundle your air and land to waive the fees! That’s right, no fees!
You’ll want to finalize and book your honeymoon 4-6 months to ensure the best honeymoon experience for you and your spouse. To give yourself enough time to prepare, start shopping and packing about 1-2 weeks before your trip. Make sure to leave at least one day in-between your wedding day and your honeymoon trip. Most flights leave in the early morning, so give yourself enough time to get to the airport.
To maximize romance – and your vacation dollars –the overall value of an all-inclusive resort is hard to beat. An all-inclusive resort is being able to budget for everything prior to embarking on your vacation. All of your meals, alcohol, tips, taxes and non-motorized water sports are included in most all-inclusive resorts.
Choosing the right destination is just as important as picking the resort that best suits you. Some of the most romantic islands in the Caribbean to consider are St. Lucia (the “Hawaii of the Caribbean”), Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are great islands options. And, you can’t beat the turquoise water and white powdery sand of the Riviera Maya of Mexico.
Gaining in popularity as honeymoon destinations include places like Costa Rica and Belize in Central America, Italy and France in Europe and Bali and Fiji in the South Pacific. If variety is what you desire, a cruise allows you to see several destinations in a short period of time. Your options are endless.
If your passport is issued in your maiden name, make sure the information on your flight and hotel reservations matches your passport and any other required travel documentation. Bring a copy of your marriage certificate. Many hotels require proof of marriage to take advantage of special amenities exclusive for honeymooning couples.
Relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience!