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How to choose the correct Honeymoon destination

HoneymoonA short, but useful guide on choosing the right honeymoon destination.

It’s true that if you want, you could read a lot of magazines that can help you choose your honeymoon destination, but the thing is that by doing so you are going to end up choosing the destination that’s advertised the most – not the destination you really want to travel to. If you want to make sure that you won’t end up making this mistake, then you’re in the right place. The guide below will tell you exactly how to go about choosing the ideal honeymoon destination that fully meets your needs and expectations.

When do you plan on traveling?

One of the first things you need to bear in mind when it comes to choosing your honeymoon destination is not how or where you’re going to spend it, but when. The majority of honeymoon destinations have their season lows and highs. These are usually impacted by the weather on the location. Furthermore, some amenities and activities are also dependant of the time of the year. Some resorts and hotels are crowded in a certain time of the year, while others offer special prices if you book early. Therefore, if you’d like to know more about the things you can do and the things you’d get on your honeymoon, then you need to decide on when you’ll hold your honeymoon.

What are the main activities you wish to engage in?

If you know what you plan on doing on your honeymoon, then this is certainly going to make choosing a destination that much easier. For instance, do you want to explore history and culture? Do you love water sports? Do you just want to relax in a hammock while reading your favorite magazine? By knowing what you want to do on your honeymoon, you’ll find it a lot easier to decide on a destination.

Decide on a budget and identify your potential honeymoon destination

At this point you’ll need to figure out how much money you want to spend on your honeymoon and then based on that, select a destination. When you have a budget, it’s a lot easier to narrow down your list of potential destinations. Once you have several destinations or more on the shortlist, go online or call them to learn more about their services, luxury, sights, but also amenities, accommodation, comfort, and more. After comparing them to one another, taking a decision should be a lot easier for you.

Keep in mind that the best honeymoon destination is not necessarily the cheapest one. What’s more important is that the destination is a place where you feel comfortable and have fun with your significant other.

Even though there are quite a few advertisements and magazines that you can check out when you want to learn more about the best honeymoon destinations out there, there is a good chance that you’ll make the wrong choice. That’s because most people end up choosing the most advertised honeymoon destination and not the one that best fits their requirements.

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How to choose your Honeymoon Destination

Deciding where to go for your honeymoon is exciting, but it can get a little overwhelming as well. Whether you are living the next day after you say “I Do” or prefer to go a month later, it’s important to decide and plan your honeymoon in advance. If you are having trouble narrowing down your options, here are some tips and considerations that will smoothen your decision making.

1. Know Your Budget

Before deciding on what kind of destination you would like to visit for your honeymoon, first sit down with your partner and decide on a solid budget range. When it comes to honeymoon spending, there is no right or wrong amount. However, having a budget range in mind will help you narrow down your options. In addition, budgeting will set a ceiling so that you don’t get carried away and blow out your credit card, although I can almost guarantee you won’t regret for spending a little more beyond your comfort zone.

2. What kind of destination do you have in mind?

Which kind of trip and adventure are you looking for? It could be relaxation on the beach, basking in the sun, a day with nature, or combination of urban entertainment spots. Choose how much indoors and outdoors you want as well how much downtime and playtime would you like your honeymoon to have.

3. Determine Trip Length and Distance

This will mostly be dictated by your budget and time availability. Most honeymoons’ average time is 8 days, but if you don’t have a budget for this, you can always adjust downwards. While choosing the nearest destination may not be as exciting and adventurous, make sure you don’t choose a destination that will have you stuck on a plane for half of your honeymoon.

4. Keep in mind the amenities 

Check out for things like resorts, hotels and lodges in your area of interest and find out the kind services and amenities offered. Compare several options and examine this against your budget to see what fits you. You may want to check on things like swimming pools, spas and massage parlors, indoor games, foods and drinks offered and so on.

5. Think about weather 

It may seem obvious, but many couples tend to overlook this very critical consideration. The last thing you want is being trapped by a hurricane in a foreign country. So be sure to research on how the weather will be like. Whether misfortunes aside, what kind of weather would you prefer; cold and quiet or hot and steamy? Whichever your preference, make sure you and your partner are comfortable the whole time.

6. Consider Current Events

You don’t want to end in a situation where something bad could happen to your chosen honeymoon destination. Similar to weather, pay attention to things like civil unrests, natural calamities, and financial crisis. Doing some simple research on current events could help you keep off from a potentially disastrous honeymoon

Bottom Line

Finding the right location for your honeymoon may seem like a daunting task. But the tips and considerations above should help you narrow your options to the most suitable match. Be sure to involve you partner in this decision and only make those bookings after you’ve all fully agreed on the location.

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Where to choose for your Honeymoon

Honeymoon DiscountsDeciding where to go for your honeymoon is exciting, but it can get a little overwhelming as well. Whether you are living the next day after you say “I Do” or prefer to go a month later, it’s important to decide and plan your honeymoon in advance. If you are having trouble narrowing down your options, here are some tips and considerations that will smoothen your decision making.

1. Know Your Budget

Before deciding on what kind of destination you would like to visit for your honeymoon, first sit down with your partner and decide on a solid budget range. When it comes to honeymoon spending, there is no right or wrong amount. However, having a budget range in mind will help you narrow down your options. In addition, budgeting will set a ceiling so that you don’t get carried away and blow out your credit card, although I can almost guarantee you won’t regret for spending a little more beyond your comfort zone.

2. What kind of destination do you have in mind?

Which kind of trip and adventure are you looking for? It could be relaxation on the beach, basking in the sun, a day with nature, or combination of urban entertainment spots. Choose how much indoors and outdoors you want as well how much downtime and playtime would you like your honeymoon to have.

3. Determine Trip Length and Distance

This will mostly be dictated by your budget and time availability. Most honeymoons’ average time is 8 days, but if you don’t have a budget for this, you can always adjust downwards. While choosing the nearest destination may not be as exciting and adventurous, make sure you don’t choose a destination that will have you stuck on a plane for half of your honeymoon.

4. Keep in mind the amenities 

Check out for things like resorts, hotels and lodges in your area of interest and find out the kind services and amenities offered. Compare several options and examine this against your budget to see what fits you. You may want to check on things like swimming pools, spas and massage parlors, indoor games, foods and drinks offered and so on.

5. Think about weather 

It may seem obvious, but many couples tend to overlook this very critical consideration. The last thing you want is being trapped by a hurricane in a foreign country. So be sure to research on how the weather will be like. Whether misfortunes aside, what kind of weather would you prefer; cold and quiet or hot and steamy? Whichever your preference, make sure you and your partner are comfortable the whole time.

6. Consider Current Events

You don’t want to end in a situation where something bad could happen to your chosen honeymoon destination. Similar to weather, pay attention to things like civil unrests, natural calamities, and financial crisis. Doing some simple research on current events could help you keep off from a potentially disastrous honeymoon

Bottom Line

Finding the right location for your honeymoon may seem like a daunting task. But the tips and considerations above should help you narrow your options to the most suitable match. Be sure to involve you partner in this decision and only make those bookings after you’ve all fully agreed on the location.

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Top 5 Steps for a great Caribbean Honeymoon

Caribbean HoneymoonTop 5 Simple Steps to Take To Make the Most of Your Caribbean Honeymoon Vacation

When it comes to your honeymoon, it’s by far one of the most important times of your life and that is why you need to ensure that you take all the right steps to make the most of it. To have the peace of mind this vacation is going to be the best one yet, we highly recommend that you plan it accordingly.

With that said, below we’ll tell you more about the top five steps you have to take to have a really amazing time on your Caribbean honeymoon:

1. Plan ahead 

One of the first and most important things you need to bear in mind is that you should plan your wedding and your honeymoon at the same time. Most people will prioritize planning their wedding and forget about their honeymoon. As a result, they will then need to take rushed decisions on the best place to spend their honeymoon and we all know how that usually pans out. To make sure that won’t be the case for you, it’s recommended that you speak to a travel agent so that he can recommend you the best travel destinations that won’t cost as much as an arm and a leg.

Equally important is reading reviews about the particular Caribbean resorts and hotels you would like to stay at. This way, you’ll have a good idea of what you can expect in terms of amenities, service quality, comfort, and more. Furthermore, it’s also important that you find and book the best resort and hotel you can afford. After all, it’s your honeymoon, so try to make as few compromises as possible.

2. Make your travel destination fixed

If you plan your honeymoon early, then this means that you’ve actually decided on the resort and the type of hotel you would like to stay at. However, even though having a fixed destination is a great idea, you also need to give yourself a few more options just in case your original plan fails. Just make sure that no matter what options you go for, to determine where exactly and what exactly you’re going to do there.

3. Always book early

If you want to have access to special rates and discounts, then it’s highly recommended that you book your honeymoon six and up to eight months ahead of time. Another thing to bear in mind is that the majority of Caribbean resorts and hotels usually sell out early. This is specifically the case during summertime.

4. Have all your documents ready

Your travel documents, including your passport, need to be ready months before your departure date. Take into account that you’ll also need to prepare for the wedding and assume that you’re going to be busy with several appointments and engagements. Dedicate a week for preparing all of these and never neglect your travel documents unless you want to deal with unpleasant surprises afterwards.

5. Confirm your booking

You should give your travel agent a call a few weeks prior to your departure to confirm your reservations and also your flight. Doing so is highly recommended, since it helps you avoid potential problems on your departure day. If anything comes up, then you can easily deal with the issue without feeling rushed. Don’t forget to confirm your trip once again a few days prior to your departure.

All in all, by keeping these things in mind you’ll be able to enjoy your Caribbean honeymoon and create special memories that last a lifetime!

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