If you plan on publicly declaring you love in the coming months and need honeymoon ideas, here are three alternatives.
The best plans for your honeymoon after saying “I do”
There is no guarantee that a marriage will last a lifetime (Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times and only repeated with one of her great loves, Richard Burton), but the intention when getting married is for it to be forever, which is why the moment should be unique or at least incomparable.
Planning a wedding requires a few months of hard work: picking the venue, catering, music, suit, dress and more. As the big day approaches, the honeymoon becomes more necessary than ever because the stress involved affects everything and everyone. Honeymooners seem to always have a shortage of vacation days, so it’s important to use them wisely. Whether you like to make the most of every minute to visit all the monuments, temples and ruins at a destination, or if you prefer to kick back and relax on a sun lounger (or even get your hair braided on the beach, a true classic), this is all possible at these three destinations.
In search of the Tenerife summer
This special destination is worthy of a honeymoon and the hotel is vastly different from anything you have ever experienced, which means that you will most likely spend more time at the hotel than exploring the outside world. If you plan on getting married towards the end of the year, then this will be your best gift: have you ever inaugurated a five-star hotel? It is expected to open in January 2018, although the date is not set in stone.
Designed by the Tenerife architect Leonardo Omar, the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach – Adults Only is the first grand luxury hotel in La Caleta (Adeje), in the southwest part of the island, and nine out of ten rooms face the Atlantic. Located next to a fishing village, Omar’s work is inspired by the corals that surround Tenerife. In addition, a walkway connects it to the Royal Hideaway Corales Suites, which is the other half of the hotel created for families.
Once you have enjoyed the beach (yes, you can go swimming in the Canary Islands in December), the tropical garden with pools and the private in-room hot tub, why not explore Mount Teide? At 12,200 feet (3,718 meters), Spain’s highest peak is worth seeing firsthand along with the whales and dolphins that swim along the southwest coast and the historic districts of La Orotava and La Laguna.
Cross the pond
Relaxation also exists on the other side of the ocean and it just depends on the number of hours you are willing to fly. However, the first requirement when choosing a hotel across the pond is that it should be an adults-only establishment and the second is that it should be right on the beach.
This accurately describes the Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only hotel in the Riviera Maya, a luxurious spot with a spa, sports facilities and even a Sunburn supervisor service, which is basically a butler in the pool area who is responsible for ensuring that your skin is perfect, in and out of the water.
Since there is plenty of time for everything, it’s a great idea to have a long list of excursions and plans to do in the Riviera Maya. Before or after relaxing, you can visit and swim in a natural spring, spend the day in Chichén Itzá, or go scuba diving and discover the underwater world. Also, before you leave, be sure to go dancing at Cocobongo, the renowned night club in Playa del Carmen.
The third destination will take you to the Dominican Republic. In Santo Domingo, El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, is the perfect base camp thanks to its location in the city’s historic district with cobblestone streets that exude history and music on all sides. After exploring every last corner on foot, be sure to visit the Malecón waterfront promenade, where locals enjoy the sea views and tourists fall a little more in love with the island.
Aside from shopping and touring the Botanical Garden and museums, make time to enjoy the local cuisine and go to a baseball game in the Quisqueya stadium. And considering that the Dominican Republic has about 250 miles of beaches, it is unfathomable to miss out on them.