Happy Bridal Talk Tuesday ladies! We have narrowed our honeymoon destinations down to a final two and are having a tough time making a final decision. It is time to book, though, and we have to make a decision and commit to it!
We have narrowed our choices to:
The Sandals La Toc. I have several friends who have honeymooned with Sandals and they have all absolutely loved it. An adults only resort chain that caters only to couples, Sandals specializes in all-inclusive vacations filled with opportunities for romance, such as picnic dinners on a private island and couples massages. The suites at La Toc are amazing - each one has a small plunge pool, a full bar, and all meals (21 restaurants to choose from) and drinks are included. There are endless activities on the resort (including snorkeling and golfing) as well as tons to do nearby. I've been dying to travel to St. Lucia. What a fun island - brown sandy beaches, sapphire waters, the Pitons, and a rainforest!
The major con of visiting St. Lucia is that August is prime hurricane season and the "rainy" season for St. Lucia and much of the Caribbean. While it is unlikely we would experience significant rain storms (as they are still fairly rare even at that time of year), there is still a chance.
What better vacation could there be than Hawaii? There are endless activities and no need to hassle with customs. Crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, luaus. Hiking, snorkeling, and so many other fun activities. We are still looking at a couple resorts but our favorite right now is the Ritz - Carlton Kapula Maui resort. It is beautiful and the ultimate in luxury. The honeymoon package includes a club level upgrade - so breakfast, cocktails, and snacks are included throughout the day.
The major drawback is that there aren't all-inclusive resorts in Hawaii like they are in the Caribbean so it could end up being a very expensive trip. Also, most resorts are not adults -only. I absolutely love children but I really don't want to share my honeymoon with any. They can ruin relaxation at a resort when they are screaming and splashing in the pool. The insanely lengthy (18 hour) plane ride is also a drawback. I don't think I'll mind so much on the way there because I'll be exhausted from the wedding but I know it will drive me nuts on the way home when I know I have tons to do waiting on me (changing my name, for example, and retrieving Riley from my parents.)
What are your thoughts on either destination? Considerations that you think we may have missed? Things to do or places to visit while we're there?