You’ve gotten through the plans for your special day and now it’s time to get away and celebrate the start of your new chapter. Your honeymoon is the perfect time for you and your new spouse to make memories and start your marriage off in a relaxing, romantic setting.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that wedding planning, while exhilarating, can also be extremely stressful—and adding the planning of a trip on top of it can lead to unnecessary stress. Luckily, there’s one simple way to plan the perfect, stress-free honeymoon in the Caribbean, and that’s by choosing one of many all-inclusive resorts in Curaçao, The Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, and Grenada. You’ll enjoy a stunning tropical backdrop, luxurious hotel rooms, amazing dining options, and more without having to worry about making dozens of separate reservations.
Here are our tips to make your honeymoon in the Caribbean the perfect romantic getaway.
1. Keep things simple and intimate
By choosing an all-inclusive honeymoon package, you won’t have to worry about where to eat or drink, where you’re going to stay, or whether or not you’ll have things to do. Think about it: wouldn’t you rather make one reservation, pay one bill and just count down the days to your honeymoon? Booking an all-inclusive resort ensures that your room, dining, activities, and even airfare are all on one bill, in one central place. Your reservation may even have complimentary travel insurance included, helping you book easily with total peace of mind.
When looking at Curaçao resorts, an all-inclusive resort also gives you unique options for a private, intimate escape, such as a seaside bungalow or an island suite that opens out onto a unique heart-shaped pool. With these spacious, detached accommodations, you can have a private and intimate escape from the rest of the world, without worrying about what’s going on in the room next door.
2. Don’t over plan
One of the best things about a trip to a Caribbean destination is having the chance to relax, explore and go at your own pace. When planning your honeymoon, you might still be in wedding planning mode and want to make sure every detail of your getaway is perfect. One of our best tips for the perfect honeymoon? Leave some unplanned time.
It’s hard to feel like you’re having a romantic, relaxed time if you’re constantly rushing from one activity to the next. Leaving time unplanned will give you a chance to explore tropical rainforests, lay on the beach, or just relax in your room for some quality time with your partner. This all-inclusive resort in Curaçao even includes a complimentary Mini Cooper convertible so you can go for a drive, get from place to place and explore everything that its 44 acres have to offer.
3. It’s okay to spend time apart
One of the best things about all-inclusive resorts in Curaçao, Jamaica, The Bahamas, or any other Caribbean destination is that you have several wonderful activities right within arms reach. An important part of your Caribbean honeymoon is that both you and your partner have time to relax and unwind in a beautiful destination. And, sometimes, the best way to relax and enjoy one another’s company is to make sure you each have time for yourself.
Picture this: you start your day with a spa treatment, lay by a serene salt-water pool, and catch up on a book you’ve been dying to read before going snorkelling in the afternoon. Your new spouse starts the day with fishing, enjoys a round of golf after lunch, and then you both come together for a romantic, five-star dinner at sunset on the beach. You’ll have plenty to talk about and having that time spent on independent activities will help you both recharge and reconnect when you come back together.
Planning your happily-ever-after
Most couples plan their honeymoon while they’re planning their wedding—and that involves a lot of organization of details and ensuring that every one of your guests, even that weird uncle, has a great time. The most important thing about your honeymoon is that the only people you need to make happy are your partner and yourself. Your honeymoon should be focused on making once-in-a-lifetime memories with your partner and not on worrying whether your reservations are handled, whether you’re going to run into unexpected fees, uncomfortable accommodations, or a meal that doesn’t meet your expectations.
A Caribbean vacation is a wonderful chance to enjoy the sea, unique nightlife, fabulous food, and explore a new culture. By choosing all-inclusive, you’re choosing a stress-free way to make the most of the first chapter of your life together as a married couple. Planning a wedding is hard enough, so when it comes to planning the perfect Caribbean honeymoon, keep things simple and romantic.