The wedding is over and now it’s time for some real relaxation! Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway to a tropical place or spending your honeymoon exploring lush jungles, take the time to admire that you’re visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world. We’ve compiled our top five tips to plan a memorable honeymoon, but remember that you’re just a visitor passing through and to treat the destination with utmost care and respect.
While most honeymoon destinations are filled with top-notch all-inclusive resorts, the best way to experience your honeymoon destination in an authentic way is to venture off the resort property. Staying at a smaller resort ensures that you’ll still be surrounded by beauty, but provides more opportunities for exploration and adventure of the city you’re spending money to visit. Whether big or small, you can find some of the best local spots to stay through Expedia.
The best way to find unique experiences at your honeymoon destination? Research! Most places have the typical tourist-type experiences, but local blogs or travel sites might have the hidden gem locations you’re looking to experience. Use websites like Honeyfund to register for experiences and find the best local deals in honeymoon destinations around the world.
Trying local cuisine in a new city, state or country is one of the best parts about traveling. Go out of your comfort zone and try foods from local vendors or try out a meal you normally wouldn’t have at home. The food at your resort might be a good place to start when trying local cuisine, but don’t be afraid to venture out.
RMB Pro Tip: If you’re headed to Puerto Vallarta, make sure to try some CasaMagna tequila, bottled by Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa!
Most resorts know the best local sites to see and places to grab a quick bite at. Ask your resort for their recommendations of where to go, what to do and what to eat! Some properties will even offer to set up excursions for you and your new spouse to explore the city you’re honeymooning in.
It’s ok to strictly relax on your honeymoon – you just planned one of the most important days of your life! If relaxing isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for some exploration then don’t be afraid to be adventurous. Local museums, street food vendors and historic sites await for you to adventure through. The best part of traveling is immersing yourself in a new culture, so try and go out of your comfort zone for a memorable honeymoon!
For honeymoon destinations and resorts, check out our Honeymoon Collective!