Travel Diaries: Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay, Hawaii

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I just shared a hotel Spotlight on Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay, and now I want to share my personal experience! I definitely recommend this resort to any couple who is looking for a laid back, tropical vibe on their honeymoon. The island of Lanai is fairly big, but only has the Four Seasons on the beach, a Four Seasons Lodge on the hillside (which has a more mountain lodge feeling), and a very small town. The rest of the island is empty! It’s so beautiful! The arrival experience was great. You fly into Hololulu, where someone meets you at the gate, drives you to the other airport and it has a nice lounge with drinks and snacks. You check in to the hotel in the lounge so you can go right to your room when you arrive in Lanai.  Then just a quick flight from Honolulu to Lanai, drive to the hotel, and you are in paradise!

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There is a frequent shuttle between the two Four Seasons resorts so you can easily visit both, and each resort has such a unique vibe! We stayed on the beach and had dinner at the lodge one night which was really nice. Then one day we rented a hummer and drove around the island. Everywhere was so beautiful and completely empty!

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Then also be sure to hike out to Sweetheart Rock.  It is a very easy hike from the Four Seasons at Manele Bay and the views are incredible!

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The resort is currently undergoing a lot of updates, so it will be even more amazing once those are complete.  Lanai is such a gorgeous island and perfect if you want something a little off the beaten path and more unique. And clients of Ever After Honeymoons receive complimentary breakfast daily, a $100 hotel credit, and an upgrade whenever available.

Email me if you’d like to find out more about the resort and if you’d like help planning your honeymoon!

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Bon Voyage!

The Louise Australia

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If you’re thinking about taking a trip “down under” you definitely will not be disappointed no matter where you end up!  Australia is not only stunning with both sandy beaches and red rock terrain, but you can go on adventures that are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
When clients come to me with Australia on the mind, The Louise in Australia in Barossa Valley is the first place I think of.  It’s a really unique boutique style hotel with an incredible restaurant and it’s a great base for exploring the vineyard rich region.  They even have some really cool experiences like Breakfast with the Kangaroos, wine tasting, and cooking school!
Italy or Napa Valley might be the first place that comes to mind when planning a wine tasting adventure, but the Barossa Valley in Australia is full of gorgeous vineyards and delicious wines!  The Louise sits right in the heart of the valley and offers tons of opportunities to experience it all in some amazing ways.
If you’re interested in booking a trip to The Louise or anywhere else in Australia, shoot me an email, I’d love to help!
Happy travels!

Bon Voyage!

French Vineyard Honeymoon

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With one of my best friends (Summer from Grey Likes Weddings) getting married this week at the beautiful Sunstone Winery, I can’t help but have vineyards on the brain!  Today I want to share two of my favorite French getaways for those looking for a romantic, wine country, escape post-wedding!

The Les Sources de Caudalie is in the rural part of France and has everything from a full-service health spa to golf driving-range on site!  You can rent bikes to explore the grounds or stay on the property and enjoy the outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools.  Everywhere you look seems like you’re in a postcard so definitely don’t forget a camera!

The Chateau de la Barre is filled to the brim with incredible antiques, art, history, and beauty.  If you’re wanting a honeymoon that is filled with both relaxation and adventure, then you definitely want to check this place out!  It’s less than 2 hours from the buzzing city of Paris but is still a unique, historical chateau with luxurious rooms and a breathtaking property.

And in both these places, of course, is some of the best French wine!  So get your toasting glasses and passports ready!

Cheers!

Bon Voyage!

Hermitage Bay

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While I travel the globe, there are just certain places that really capture my heart. I know that after planning and participating in their wedding, my couples really deserve a place that allows them to relax in luxury. Look no further than Hermitage Bay! A luxurious, all inclusive resort in Antigua!

My favorite suites are the Hillside Suites with private, beautiful views, a large terrace and a private pool!

Couples can enjoy their private escape, or they can also follow the directed pathways to the hotel pool, located beach side!

Clients of Ever After Honeymoons receive a complimentary couples massage! Massages can be enjoyed at the Garden Spa or in the privacy of your Pool Suite or Beachfront Cottage.

Ready to go? Email me!

Bon Voyage!

Tierra Patagonia

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After our stay in Atacama we flew down to Patagonia, and stayed at Tierra Patagonia.  I had talked to a lot of people that had been to Patagonia so I knew it would be really beautiful, but I really had no idea just how incredible this region really is!  Patagonia might just be the most gorgeous place on earth.

I could not have loved Tierra Patagonia any more!  The hotel has such a unique and modern design.  The service is really good, and all of the food and drinks are excellent.  It was fun to be really active during the day, then come back to the hotel and have a really good dinner.

Tierra Patagonia is located right on a lake, and every room has great views.  We arrived at night, so the next morning I opened my window to this view.  WOW!

Tierra Patagonia includes all meals, beverages, and excursions every day.  So on the first morning we talked to a few guides to plane out our next few days there.  The first day we did the Cornices hike.  The view from the top was amazing!!

We went back to the hotel and had a wonderful lunch, and then went on a really fun horseback ride.  I could never get sick of the views!

The next day we drove around the Torres del Paine National Park.  I loved how different the colors of all of the lakes are.

Then we went on a boat trip to Lago Grey to see the glaciers.  Oh my gosh, this was so incredible!

The next morning we went on the Hunters Trail hike, and saw lots of animals, including guanacos, foxes, and condors.

The last afternoon I got a massage and relaxed at the spa.  Pretty good decision if I do say so myself!  I loved the Jacuzzi outside!

Tierra Patagonia is the perfect honeymoon destination for a couple that is really active and looking for a unique experience together.  You can combine a stay in Patagonia with many other great spots in South America.

Contact us if you are interested in staying at Tierra Patagonia for your honeymoon!

Bon Voyage!