Planning a wedding and still haven’t picked a honeymoon? The most important thing you need to do, now and until you board the plane home — Relax. As in many things that go along with engagement,the list of decisions and planning is endless. And the honeymoon always seems to be last. Where do you want to go? How much do you want to spend?
Rest assured your advisor has been there and knows the feelings involved even before you do. Their time and experience will help you sail through this last maze of decisions and give you the confidence to relax.
So, relax. An advisor will ask the right series of questions to get you to the second most important thing – communication. Often the most efficient way to help your advisor early on is to step back and take inventory. Like any investment, time planning on the front-end will provide dividends in value to you later on, in the memories of the trip that you carry for a lifetime. Even if you feel completely planned out from the wedding, remember, your honeymoon is the time to celebrate so much – not only the story it took to get to your wedding date, but the story you want to build. After all the pressure of the big day is over, the honeymoon marks the beginning of your new life.
Whether you start individually or come in together to get the ball rolling, your advisor is your communication advocate, especially when nerves and emotions may be frayed from wedding plans. An initial hour in person together goes a long way to helping your advisor guide you to the surroundings and experiences that will best help you as a couple celebrate the foundation of your future together.
From then on, the planning is easy, fast and fun.
To see the world together, whether it’s a dream Caribbean island week on the beach or exploring the mountains of Patagonia in your own private Jeep, your advisor is the link to more access and promotions than you could research yourself. As a member of the Virtuoso network, we are able to offer the most exclusive access to hotels and tour companies around the world. We often have exclusive amenities at most resorts you may not have access to booking direct. We pass on the added value of our network to you.
In the Know: Bali Honeymoon
As you watch the sunlight dance across the lush terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih hand-in-hand with your beloved, the rhythmic pulse of Bali will gently seduce your senses.
Adjust to the serene pace of rural Balinese life in the lush valleys of Ubud, and trek through the rich coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround Munduk village where you’ll get an authentic taste of mountain farming life. Refresh your senses beneath the crystalline waters of a remote waterfall, discover the beautiful terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih, and visit a holy temple on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. In the enchanting South Balinese village of Seminyak, you’ll have ample time to enjoy pristine beaches, browse designer boutiques, toast your union at up-scale restaurants and enjoy a host of luxury resort amenities.
There’s a calming, rhythmic pace to life in rural Bali. An eight day laid-back trip offers you plenty of time to stop to smell the tropical flowers while staying in some of the country’s finest resorts. Enjoy a team of experienced local guides and private drivers and a range of cultural activities to bond over, including lunch at a Balinese organic farm and a back-to-basics cooking experience in a charming village in the foothills of Mount Agung.
In the Know: Patagonia Honeymoon for Active Travelers
Honeymooning in April or October? Couples only pay a single rate instead of double for expeditions with Explora. Located in the heart of Patagonia, 249 miles north of Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park encompasses 598,000 acres. Engage the senses, and get lots of physical activity and a chance to withdraw to a far flung landscape. The park is surrounded by the impressive Paine mountain range, Cordillera del Paine. The weather is mild due to its close proximity to the sea, with many sunny days a year. With unusually-shaped mountains, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, plus unique flora and fauna, Torres del Paine is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. Outstanding features of the park include an astonishingly rugged mountain range of 10,000 feet peaks, and the Cuernos del Paine, Horns of Paine, reaching 6,890 feet. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.
In the Know: Mexico
One of our favorite hotels in Cancún is the sophisticated and secluded Nizuc. Located at the gateway of the Riviera Maya, NIZUC Resort & Spa is positioned on one of the most beautiful and alluring beaches facing the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The resort offers 274 luxurious suites and private villas dispersed throughout its 29-acre property. Enjoy the resort’s 109 pools, 6 world class restaurants, private jetty, and 30,000-square-foot spa. NIZUC Resort & Spa is a celebration of the best that Punta Nizuc has to offer – a rich cultural heritage on one of the most spectacular natural beach fronts in the world. For the ultimate in discreet indulgence and privacy, their Garden Pool Villas offer intimate and lavish retreats for the most discerning guests. With over 2750 sq. ft. of space it features a lounge pavilion connected to a luxurious bedroom suite. Book with your advisor today and enjoy a complimentary bottle of tequila, fruit, daily breakfast, and hydrotherapy session for two, with upgrade on arrival as available on us.