You have exchanged your vows with all the pomp and ceremony in front of family and friends, now you need to rejuvenate your soul and enjoy the romance and togetherness of your new partner. And you have chosen the Caribbean!
“What Greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – To strengthen each other – To be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories” – George Eliot
1. What to expect?
The Caribbean, considered the oasis of the Western Hemisphere is made up of approximately 32 islands all offering something different. Warmth, hospitality, pulsating rhythms, active nightlife, glorious beaches, cuisine to satisfy the soul, trade winds to keep your skin glowing, spas, and here I could go on and on.
How do we choose which destination is right for our Caribbean honeymoon?
2. Travel Agent
I would recommend for this very important trip, you work with a knowledgeable travel agent. They will match both you and your partner’s personality to the right island and make sure you select the right accommodation and the right room. Yes, you do not want to book an ocean view room and then need a binocular to view the beach from across the street. Choose a travel agent who is a specialist in the Caribbean. They will make sure you are checked in early and accorded all the courtesies as you start your new life.
You must have a valid passport to leave the United States, especially if you do plan on returning.
Going to the Caribbean is easy, as you have most of the major carriers flying the friendly skies. Of course you also have the national airline, Air Jamaica, which services many destinations. Just let them know you are on a honeymoon and they will do their best to make sure your trip is a fun and memorable one.
Do work with your travel agent to book all your activities ahead of time, so you can be assured you will get on that dinner cruise, or your his & hers spa timing will be perfect.
7. Together but Separate
While opposites do attract and have long lasting relationships, start your new life off by making sure your partner indulge in a sport or activity that he or she enjoys. If he enjoys a little golf, let him go ahead and indulge in his fantasy. This will give you the perfect opportunity to check out the duty free shops and buy yourself that much needed gift.
Your Caribbean honeymoon should be extraordinary. You will value the memories in years to come. Do spend a little extra to make sure you get the king size bed and with a great view. Do not take the airport bus. Arrange to have a private car take you from the airport to the hotel. It is not that expensive, and it is a great start to a memorable Caribbean honeymoon.