With the wedding planner selected, venue picked, and photographer hired, it’s now time to make some honeymoon plans. With these 4 tips, you can make your honeymoon trip of a lifetime – truly spectacular.
1. Plan Ahead. Yes, you really want to do this.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely an adventure to wait until the last minute but is that really the kind of adventure that you want? Many of the sought after resorts sell out way in advance. Even if the resort is still available, the most desirable room categories have been booked months in advance.
You want to give yourself enough lead time to discuss what you’re really looking for in a honeymoon. This way you’ll have the opportunity to have first pick on room categories instead of settling for what’s leftover.
At Calabash Cove in Saint Lucia, the gorgeous Water’s Edge Cottages include your very own private plunge pool, outdoor rain shower and hammocks. There’s only 9 of these Cottages and only a total of 26 suites at this beautiful luxury boutique resort. So you better book early if you imagine spending your honeymoon here.
2. Decide Your Destination as a Couple
Planning your honeymoon might be the first time you all make a decision as a couple. And, the honeymoon shouldn’t be one sided–choose a destination that has activities that both of you want to do. Ask yourselves some questions to help narrow down your destination decision. Here’s a few to get you started:
- Beach or Mountains?
- Do you want a lot of nightlife or quiet relaxation?
- Do you like large resorts or more boutique style properties?
- What activities do you imagine yourself doing?
Beach Lounging, Hiking, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving
Wine Tasting, Skiing, Spa Time, Cooking Classes
Glacier Dog Sledding (Yes, this is possible) Fill in another spectacular idea______________
3. Be Creative
It’s okay to do something different than the norm. It’s your honeymoon – do what you want. Have you always imagined visiting castles! Then do it! Even better – Why don’t you sleep in one. There are some gorgeous castle stays in Ireland. Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Visit Winterfell while you’re there.
4. Make it Memorable
You’ve got your destination picked out – Awesome! Now what? It’s time to add the finishing touches. Your honeymoon might be a great time to start a hobby together. As they say, “couples that play together, stay together”
Have you always wanted to learn to surf? Take a lesson together! Get scuba certified before you travel and take your first dive together as a married couple. Looking for something more laid back? A private candlelit dinner is always a hit. Or maybe consider a couples massage. Whatever you choose, you will remember your honeymoon for years to come so make the best of it!