What kind of honeymoon do you want? If you’re looking for relaxation or a unique vacation experience, then a resort honeymoon might be for you. Generally, resorts are self-contained accommodations, centered around a particular destination, scenery, or activity. It’s really up to you on the kind of vacation you want to have. Here are some resort types and a some popular destinations…
Beach Resorts: Want to relax next to soothing surf or enjoy motorized and non-motorized water activities? Some popular seaside options can offer exactly the experience you’re looking for. These include California, Florida, or more exotic; Hawaii, Mexico, and Caribbean. They’re just a short plane ride away, and have thousands of affordable accommodations. Most offering much more than just scenic beach-side accommodations, they also feature unique cultures, activities, shopping, and dining.
Ski Resorts: Looking for a snowy destination where you can cuddle up next to a warm fire together? Then a mountain retreat might be what you’re looking for. Some top US & Canadian ski resorts are located in Vail, Lake Tahoe, Whistler, & Park City. You can visit during the seasonal ski seasons, or visit during spring and summer months for an immersion into natures paradise.
Entertainment Resorts: Want exciting theme park, casino, theater, dining, or shopping options? Then New York, Las Vegas, or Orlando could be what you want. These destinations have become an extreme examples of modern playgrounds for both adults and children. They offer endless options, and can provide unique experiences, that can be tailored to your personal tastes.
Golf & Spa Resorts: Golf and Spa destinations usually go hand-in-hand; offering his, her, and couple options. These are generally warm or seaside destinations. Some of the best US destinations for this include Arizona, California, & Florida. Relax in beautiful scenery or experience world-class golf and spa.
Most modern resorts offer exceptional dining and entertainment options, making it so you don’t even have to leave the property. When booking your resorts be sure to check-out if they offer dining packages or “All-Inclusive” options. “All-Inclusive” resorts are incredibly convenient and many have gone to great lengths to make dining unforgettable by offering “gourmet experiences.” Plus, many packages now include alcohol, which can be very cost-effective if you plan on drinking daily. Resorts also have concierge teams available that can help you plan any type of excursion or experience that you’re looking for. Many resorts provide it themselves or have trusted partners that can offer experiences you might not be able to find yourself.
Select the right resort and location to match your vacation style. Here are some great vacation planning websites that offer amazing affordable honeymoon options.
If you’re planning on traveling internationally, be sure to get your passport applications submitted early. (Current processing times are about 4-6 weeks.) It’s also helpful when you travel to bring along a copy of your marriage certificate – just in case. (She will likely not have changed her name yet and it is always helpful to prove that you’re married.) You can visit http://www.travel.state.gov/passport for all passport related questions.