Choosing your ideal honeymoon location is a must
If you’re having difficulty choosing your ideal honeymoon location, you’re not alone. It is not as easy as it may seem because there are literally thousands of suitable options.
As you know, no two honeymoons are the same!
I got a little side-tracked with my postings but for a great reason…I’m designing three weddings within months of each other and I often slip into my daydream mode. I am so in love with “couples in love.”
One of the honeymoons I designed was to Greece with their first stop to Athens, then Mykonos and then the enchanting Santorini.
To find your ideal honeymoon location, it is imperative that you’re able to sift through the noise and zoom in on what is right for you. Even as a travel professional, I literally get bombarded with hundreds of resorts who want to share their offers. I invest in hundreds of hours to educate myself on what may be the ideal honeymoon location for the clients I serve.
Your romance experience is about you and your personal tastes, lifestyle and budget. We all have a bucket list or that dreamy honeymoon or wedding location but…
Do they fit you?
Let’s take a popular scenario and how we can zoom into what may be a perfect fit.
John and Jane saw the amazing photos of the over-water villas and it is perfect for their honeymoon. Tahiti has been on their bucket list forever.
- How much time do they have for travel?
- Are they open to a flight and being in a coach seat for 14-18 hours?
- How about jetlag? There is a 6-hour advance time difference?
- Do they have a budget of about $15-20,000.00?
Consider the over-water villas in Mexico, Jamaica or St Lucia and enjoy a 2-3-hour travel time from Atlanta.
The price tag for these options in the Caribbean and Mexico may still be steep, however, you can do split stays to make the vacation more affordable. For example, if you are getting married and want that over-water villa experience, consider staying in a lower room category for the days leading up to the wedding and splurge on your wedding night.
So, your 7-day/6-night stay could be 3 night in the lower room and 3 nights in your own personal paradise.
To sweeten the deal, these options are all-inclusive and with a personal butler so you’re not coming up out of pocket for extras. This is not the same in the Maldives or Tahiti.
Does that mean you should not go to Tahiti?
Of course not!
But what it does mean is that you can customize your experience to meet your needs. You may have been to the Caribbean and Mexico and want to experience the culture of Tahiti and the many beautiful islands.
Not to mention that what works for another couple may not work for you. I personally don’t care for the long flights, so a 14-17-hour flight is a deal breaker for me. But you may not care what the Caribbean and Mexico has to offer and want to go to Tahiti…period!
Remember, it is all about you. As you ponder on your ideal destination, use a Honeymoon Planning Checklist to identify what is important to you and then use the results to craft your ideal destination and romance experience. If you don’t have a checklist of your own, no worries. Click here to download our specially designed one.
As always, reach out to us if you have questions, comments or feedback. We are here to serve you.