Expert tips on planning an exotic honeymoon trip

Perhaps the best trip of your life and definitely one that you will remember. Once the wedding is over, the first few days and the first few nights are for you, together, to spend them in honeymoon. A popular choice is to make a tropical honeymoon since it’s relaxing, romantic, sensual and the mild climate is ideal for romance. Here’s how to plan one that will be worthwhile.

Thailand

Thailand

Choose the destination

There are many tropical destinations with various packages and available offers. Maybe you already have something in mind like the Bahamas, Bali or one of the exotic islands in the Pacific Ocean. Find a mutual agreement according to your preferences and start packing!

Bahamas

Bahamas

Talk to a travel agent

A travel agent may be able to give you suggestions and offer you great deals for the most popular destinations, although for your honeymoon, you may want something rather more quiet and isolated. Look for information carefully on various travel sites, paying attention to the reviews of customers who stayed in a hotel or who have visited a place before you. If you use a travel agent, you have to specify that the trip is a honeymoon. You can also contact the resort or hotel where you want to stay for all the information possible on the reservation. In fact, most hotels have special packages and offers to attract more people, that really interesting for honeymooners.

Bali

Bali

If you opt for a totally relaxing holiday, ask for a quiet room so you will not find yourself on the same floor with families and groups who tend to be noisier. The packages may also can include spa treatments for him and her, a dinner with a view at sunset or a bungalow that is intimate and romantic. Some tropical resorts can also offer a special traditional wedding ceremony on the beach.

Maldives

Maldives

Do not forget

Apart from your various bikinis and bathing suits, you will need to have with you clothes for hiking or walking, evening dresses and casual wear for the day. Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are necessary. For those wearing contact lenses, please do not forget your pair of glasses. A lot may happen to render your contacts useless, so you don’t want to ruin your honeymoon for the fact that you can’t see a thing! And above all, a good supply of insecticide.

Barceló Maya Beach - Mayan Riviera

Barceló Maya Beach – Mayan Riviera

Before departure, consult your doctor. You may need to do some vaccines to protect against tropical diseases. Also take with you the recommended drugs for airsickness or seasickness, especially if a part of the journey wiil be in flight or boat to get to your location. Finally, remember to bring your camera and extra memory cards. Both of you want as much evidence as possible of your honeymoon and the most tropical places are always full of attractions and breathtaking sceneries to capture.

Honeymoon destinations photos by: jason hutchens, salvatore serafino, john white, strygaban, barcelohotels&resorts

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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