Many hotels and resorts love honeymoon destinations. For one, the guests stay longer than the casual visitor, and it helps them sell their tours and other add-ons. It is not one sided though as couples benefit from the convenience of arranging their ideal top honeymoon destinations in one place. And newlyweds are also offered freebies when they avail of such packages; they often receive a free night’s stay, flowers in the room, special dinners and complimentary bottles of wine. Before you make your decision a visit to the website of the Carribean Hotel & Tourism Association would be helpful.
One of the best honeymoon vacation destinations is the Caribbean; the Sandals group of has fifteen hotels in six Caribbean locations which offer great deals for honeymooners. Here are three of their offerings:
- Sandals, La Toc, St. Lucia
The all-inclusive honeymoon packages at Sandals La Toc have just about all the luxury you can imagine to make your romantic adventure special. As in all Caribbean islands you would not have to look far to find perfect beaches and fresh seafood. Room prices start at about $500 per night. Luxurious butler-serviced villas with private pool are priced in excess of $800 per night for two people. It is a golf and spa resort, but there are other adventures you can include in the package. You may take your love to gourmet dinners, scuba diving, canopy tours, zip lining or gliding down a river in a bamboo raft. I advise you to pre-plan and customize the add-ons to suit your interests and budget level.
- Sandals, Carlyle, Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Sandals, Carlyle on Dickerson Bay is surrounded by lush gardens and just across the street from a white sand public beach. This secluded honeymoon getaway spot offers numerous amenities such as pool & whirlpool, three restaurants, two bars, 24-hour room service, and access to two sister hotels and sixteen more restaurants. Room rates start at a very reasonable $172 pp/pn. From the hotel, inland safari tours, shopping, diving, swimming with dolphins and lots more can be added to customize the honeymoon vacation. This resort has won praise for having been adjudged World’s Leading Honeymoon Resort for two years in a row.
- Sandals Halcyon Beach, St. Lucia
Wide open beach, clear water, swaying palms, and lush green mountains around Sandals Halcyon Beach make it a virtual tropical paradise for vacationing newlyweds. This hotel merges modern luxury and great service with the tranquil natural beauty of the surroundings. There are six dining options onsite, a golf course at a nearby sister hotel, water sports and scuba diving opportunities, seven bars including a piano bar, pools, swim-up bars and whirlpools. Room prices are relatively reasonable at $240 pp/pn and special tours can be added to customize each romantic vacation stay.
While the prices for these honeymoon resort stays are a bit higher than average, it is perfectly reasonable to overspend a little for once-in-a-lifetime vacations. And for the person you love, only the best is good enough.