Even though soon-to-be married couples enjoy planning their wedding and reception, many will agree that planning the honeymoon location tends to more fun. For starters, honeymoons are a time to rest and soak in the moment. Also, a week or two of relaxation is well needed after months of coordinating a wedding.
When choosing a honeymoon destination, there are many options available. A popular choice among newlyweds is a tropical vacation. Because most weddings require 6 to 12 months of continuous planning, retreating to a white sandy beach is a welcome mat. Although honeymoons are less stressful than planning a wedding, couples should not delay securing reservations. Here are a few tips for planning a perfect tropical island honeymoon.
1. Choose a Destination
The Caribbean and Pacific Islands include a multitude of beautiful tropical paradises which are perfect for honeymooners. Before making reservations, the obvious step entails narrowing down a location. When choosing a location, consider your budget and current locality. Although honeymoons tend to be magical, couples do not have to spend a lot of money to have a good time. For this matter, some couples choose locations closer to their home. Thus, they save money on the airfare. Possible honeymoon destinations include Bahamas, Jamaica, Hawaii, Mexico, and so forth. For additional ideas, contact a travel agent and obtain brochures on other exotic locations.
2. All-Inclusive Vacations
Honeymoons are costly because couples must be able to finance accommodations, transportation, food, and excursions. Fortunately, there is a smarter way to travel. Before booking individual reservations, contact an agent and inquire about all-inclusive vacations. Thus, when couples book their vacation, the cost includes meals, drinks, accommodation, taxes, and sometimes airfare. Couples may also consider cruising to a tropical island.
3. Private Features
Depending on how much money couples intend to spend on their honeymoon, they might consider renting their own private island. Private islands are becoming a popular honeymoon destination. Of course, because the average rental of a private island is in the tens of thousands of dollars, many couples are skipping this once-in-a-lifetime treat, and selecting other private features. These features may include private his and her spa treatments (massages, facials, pedicures), bungalows, and dinners with own personal concierge.
4. Plan Island Excursions
If planning a tropical honeymoon, adventurous couples may choose to participate in activities or island excursions. When making reservations ask your travel agent about activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, etc. Sometimes, couples can receive a discount with advance booking.
5. Visit other Destinations
The Caribbean has several islands in close proximity of each other. For this matter, honeymooning couples may consider hopping over to the next island for a day or two. In fact, some private tour companies offer one-day island excursions. Couples fly to a nearby island in the morning, and return later that same evening.