Congratulations! You made it! You're getting married and now need to start planning your honeymoon. While this is a fun and exciting time, it can also be extremely overwhelming.
There are so many things to consider when choosing a location for your honeymoon. If you are here reading this article, that means you're in research mode.
Whether you want an outdoor adventure, want to relax at an all-inclusive resort, or want a multi-country journey — the first thing you will need to do is decide where you want to go.
Below is a list of four steps you can take to help narrow down where you will spend your precious time as newlyweds.
Are you ready? Let’s do this!
Here are my 4 simple steps to uncover the best location for your honeymoon vacation.
1.Create a Vision
While this may seem obvious, you’d be surprised how many couples turn to the internet first, when they really need to create a vision first.
Allow me to help you better define what you are envisioning for your honeymoon and break it down in a more realistic way so that you can get clarity on your vision.
Are you ready?
Here we go!
Do you want...
· Modern rooms with 24-hour room service
· Authentic and unique accommodations
· Adult or couples only setting
· Top shelf liquor
· Restaurants worthy of a foodie
· Onsite water sports
· Nightly entertainment
· Large and active
· Boutique and low-key
· Mountains and waterfalls
· Oceans and beaches
· History and culture
Go ahead and use the above list to get started creating your vision for your honeymoon.
2. Decide on your non-negotiables
I encourage you both to write down your must-haves and priorities, the things that are most important for you to have the honeymoon of your dreams.
For example a swanky suite, high-end service, a world-class spa, the best beach, kick-a**dining, a downtown location with easy access to everything, beautiful sites, specific experiences like swimming with sea turtles or zip-lining, etc.
Once you decide on your non-negotiables, the two of you can work together to create an experience that will give you both what you want.
3. Define the type of experience you want
Now that you know the most important things that each of you wants, it is time to work
together to decide on the overall experience you both feel you will need.
Some couples really want to be pampered and relax, other couples want to explore and
have an adventure, and some couples want a good blend of both.
The location you choose for your honeymoon will directly impact the type of experience
you will have and without defining what type of experience you want; your honeymoon
could be mediocre.
Here’s something I like to ask couples during a consultation: “Finish this sentence with
the first word that comes to your mind: in order for my honeymoon to be perfect, it
must be _________"
4. Agree on a budget
And the final step is to agree on a budget. Once you have an idea of what you both want, then the budget conversation will be easier to have, as well as, help you both decide on something realistic.
It is best to consider your vision and your non-negotiables and fit those into your budget. You’d be surprised at how far your funds will go when celebrating a honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort.
I recently wrote an article about how much a honeymoon costs I encourage you to check it out as I believe it will give you a good baseline.
When you honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort, you can earn honeymoon amenities & perks that will enhance your romantic vacation.
I love helping my honeymoon couples get the best honeymoon packages so that they can create the most memorable experiences possible!
Once you have all these details, you’ll be able to have more clarity on what you are looking for in a honeymoon destination & resort so that you aren’t wasting your time on places that aren’t a good fit for you. If you feel like you still need a little more inspiration, check out my post on Romance in Italy
Ultimately, the best honeymoon location for you and your partner will be one that excites and energizes you both. After all, this is a time to celebrate the culmination of a lifetime together and to enjoy being in love—not just another excuse to spend money.
When it comes down to it, go somewhere that gives you instant sensory pleasure: watch the sunset from a tropical beach, book a room with a view that makes you immediately unplug and relax, or enjoy dinner by candlelight on the beach or at an upscale restaurant.
The choices are all up to you!
I think this is one of the reasons why I love specializing in honeymoons. No two couples are alike, and I take great pride in finding the best location for them. If that sounds good to you, let’s connect! Below is a link to schedule a consultation with me.
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