Monday, October 22, 2012

Honeymoon Comparison

The time has come the bride said to talk of many things...of beaches and ships - and romantic nights - of candlelight and slips

phew...I put effort into that

It's time to talk about the H-O-N-E-Y-M-O-O-N baby!

This is not a new topic in our household, in fact our favorite saying when we are stressed..."just hold out for the honeymoon".  We have not booked our trip yet because we hadn't made a decision yet.  We have three ideas and all of them have their perks.

1.  Secrets Punta Cana Dominican Republic.
An adults only resort that offers all inclusive packages and our own attendant.  I know a lot of couples that have been to the secrets, sandals, or beaches resorts and have a lot of good things to say about the service and the amenities.  The idea of laying on a beach for a week is amazing except the reality for me means applying sunscreen every 30 minutes and then overheating though all the sunscreen layers. I'm concerned that some of the reviews say March isn't a great month to go to an all inclusive resort.  College spring break could be a factor in why they are so expensive during late March but some of the reviews state the "opening week" of most of the major resorts is the week before our wedding and that some restaurants are closed because they aren't busy and some pools are closed for maintenance.  We have talked about taking a trip to the Dominican or Jamaica but maybe waiting until later in the season.

2.  Royal Caribbean Cruise.
I love to cruise! There are a ton of perks - the food is taken care of and you can go as casual or as formal as you'd like, pools and hot tubs, a full service spa, a cabin steward  entertainment, room service, and delicious cocktails.  The major problem is a lack of privacy and a small commercial stateroom.  We would definitely book a suite with a patio but there still isn't a feeling of seclusion.  We have took a cruise last fall and loved it, we wanted to try a different cruise line and the reviews on the ship and itinerary that we have selected are fantastic.

3.  Savannah, Georgia.
Okay, this is a wildcard and maybe not as popular of a destination as the Caribbean but for March we think this could be a lot of fun.  Savannah is beautiful - rich in history with several restaurants, bars, and tours.  We have looked at several Bed and Breakfasts in the area and have found one we both loved.  The suite is very romantic - giant Jacuzzi, our own fireplace and large king size bed.  The place serves breakfast and afternoon tea and they have a nice pool in there courtyard (if of course it ever got warm enough to use it). We could still go to the beach for a day if we wanted to, I've always wanted to go to Tybee Island but it's not exactly the "in season".  There are honeymoon packages that we can purchase through our hotel that include a private horse and carriage tour, champagne and strawberry delivery, and a spa package for a couples massage and tapas afterward.

I'm trying to remember that we really can't go wrong with any of these options.  And that even though this is an important time for R and I to spend together, this is not the only vacation we will ever take.

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