Bali

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Nadia and her new hubby Nolan came to me wanting to honeymoon somewhere that was the perfect combination of relaxing yet adventurous all while experiencing a new culture and way of life.  I knew that Bali would be the perfect place for them!  I decided on the districts of Uluwatu, Seminyak, and Ubud in Bali to allow them to experience everything that they wanted to on this trip.  They were able to relax on sandy beaches but also visit exciting places like the Monkey Forest and Elephant Safari Lodge!

When I asked Nadia and Nolan what they loved about Bali they answered: “We both absolutely loved the food and the service. Everyone in Bali was very hospitable. In Uluwatu we really enjoyed the Bulgari hotel and the view from the hotel. In Seminyak we enjoyed the liveliness of the town and all the beach bars and in Ubud we enjoyed visiting the Monkey Forest and Elephant Safari Lodge.

I was able to get them a 3 bedroom Villa upgrade at the Bulgari Resort as well as desserts at night and a $100 credit for dinner.  At the Oberoi Resort it was all set so that they received a welcome dessert and free dinner and then at the Uma Ubud they provided a bottle of wine and desserts as well as a complimentary cycling tour for the newlyweds.  Organizing for special honeymoon upgrades is one of my favorite parts of my job and I love how well these hotels treated my clients!

Bon Voyage!

St. Lucia

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Jennifer & Nick deserved to unwind after their fabulous wedding, so I decided to plan their luxurious honeymoon at The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia! I stayed there last summer and loved it, so I knew that they would too! I am so excited to share their experience. They wrote me the sweetest thank you, and I just have to share it!

From Jennifer: “Our honeymoon was AHHH-MAZING!!!! Once we arrived at the airport our cab was waiting & our driver whisked us away to the resort, but not before stopping at a local bar for two “Pitons” and a bakery for delicious homemade and fresh out of the oven cheesy bread…Yum! After arriving at The BodyHoliday, we were led to our beautiful suite where they had a fresh fruit platter, champagne and flowers everywhere.

The staff was wonderful and very helpful. We took part in all of the water sports and I LOVED paddle boarding.

The sunset cruise was tons of fun and we met a few people whom we will probably keep in touch with. We also were sooo relaxed after our morning spa treatments, which were amazing!!

TAO was delicious and very refreshing. The sushi was the best we’ve had.

We took tons of beautiful pictures. Also, we were so glad you offered the helicopter ride. That was a great way to see the island and a quick trip back after a loooong week of fun!

Thank you so much for working with us and helping us choose a place that was a perfect fit for us!

Our honeymoon could not have been better. Relaxing at times, full of fun and activities, delicious food and wine, ahhh-the list could go on and on!”

SO happy to have planned a fabulous getaway for a fabulous couple! Email me to book your honeymoon!

 

Bon Voyage!

French Polynesia Honeymoon: Amanda + Tim

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I’m so excited to share Amanda and Tim’s amazing French Polynesia honeymoon today!  Amanda is one of the creative geniuses behind 100 Layer Cake and had one of the most gorgeous weddings (that was also featured in Martha Stewart Weddings).  I knew I wanted to create a honeymoon that was their laid-back style but also had some really fun and adventurous aspects to it.

They started out by flying to Tahiti and immediately hopped on a boat to a little island called Taha’a.  I decided they would love the gorgeous Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa where they could relax in a comfy beach villa with bamboo walls, palapa roofts, and chic furnishings.

It’s the perfect place to feel pampered but still experience the island vibe.  There they were able to doze in the sun, snorkel and swim in the amazing crystal clear waters, and sip away on delicious tropical cocktails.

Next stop was Bora Bora!  This is one of the most famous island in French Polynesia and there are a ton of different resort options along the beaches.  Amanda and Tim decided to stay at the dreamy Four Seasons Bora Bora.

Bora Bora is full of turquoise water, white sand, and ridiculous views everywhere you turn.  The property is stocked with outdoor beds for napping, infiniti pools, and ocean side palapas (straw cabanas) to enjoy the ocean breeze.

You can’t forget to hit up the spa for a couple’s massage like Amanda and Tim did while overlooking the lagoon in a tropical hibiscus valley.

Congrats Amanda and Tim!  I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon as much as I enjoyed planning it!!

Want to visit Tahiti or Bora Bora? I can help!

Bon Voyage!

Belize

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Erica and Andrew fell in love with Belize and plan to go back! What is better than exploring a new country and dying to go back? Take a trip down their honeymoon memory lane.

Matachica Resort and Spa   “A luxurious yet laid-back resort with wonderful staff and accommodations.  Our casita’s breathtaking view was directly facing the Carribean Sea. We went snorkeling at the 2nd largest barrier reef and actually swam with nurse sharks and sting rays!”

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Favorite memories at Matachica “The spa was wonderful and our massages felt great after a full-day adventure at the Lamanai Mayan ruins.  The resort included complimentary kayaks or bicycles, but most of the time we preferred to relax with a drink on our hammock and enjoy the clear blue water on the beaches. The food at Mambo was unbelievable; a mix of Creole and Carribean flavors with fresh seafood, beef, fruit and vegetables of unique combinations.”

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Ka’ana Resort is located inland in the heart of the mountains and jungle, and what a change it was from San Pedro!  The resort was 5-star quality with excellent service and attention to detail, and our room got upgraded too!”

Adventure + Indulgence  “Our favorite tour by far was the Actun Tunichil Muknal caves, where we swam and climbed our way through dark tunnels to find Mayan ruins and history.  It was definitely the highlight of our trip and worth a trip to San Ignacio while in Belize.  The food and drinks were excellent and we even got to enjoy a poolside romantic dinner on our last night created by one of the staff.”

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You better Belize it! The people of Belize were so friendly and made us feel welcome everywhere we went.  There was a great mix of secluded luxury and historic adventure.

Let me create a custom honeymoon itinerary for you to Belize! Just contact me. 

Hotel Accommodations: Matachica Resort and Spa & Ka’ana Resort
Honeymoon Planning: Ever After Honeymoons

 

 

Bon Voyage!

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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With the arrival of cooler temperatures and horizon of colored leaves I’m thinking one thing… fall, fall fall! One of the best places to travel to during this season is Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Jayson and Jamie knew what they wanted.  They desired a small and relaxed hotel with a boutique feel, but dreaded the idea of planning, researching or budgeting. Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita was the perfect option. It offers the best of both worlds with its boutique style quality and all-inclusive  rates.

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From the newlyweds: “We LOVED Zoetry!  The resort was so incredibly beautiful and so peaceful.  Our room was a spacious suite with a private patio and plunge pool, so we felt like we were able to make ourselves at home for the week we were there. But most of all, the people that worked at the resort were the most kind, hospitable people we have ever met! They provided second mile service our whole trip and made it so special and memorable.”

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Yummy! All-inclusive means that everything from sushi to guacamole is one request away to arriving at your room or to the pool.

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Upgrade me! “Our particular booking, we got the honeymoon package, which included an 80-minute couples massage on the dock, a private dinner on the beach, a special turn-down service one night, and several other romantic activities!  We were also upgraded on our flight down to Zoetry!”

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Honeymoon tips: “Figure out what’s most important for you and prioritize that.  We knew we wanted to relax, so we avoided sight-seeing trips or destinations that were really far away from where we live in Atlanta.  Traveling to Zoetry was so easy, and we didn’t have to think about a single thing while we were there – which is exactly what we wanted!”

If you’re looking for a “peaceful, romantic, and easy” honeymoon contact me! I’m happy to make your honeymoon all this and more.

Planning: Ever After Honeymoons
Accommodations: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita 

Bon Voyage!