Every now and again I’m contacted by brands, companies, agencies etc. who are keen to share content on the blog. My main requirement for acceptance on the blog is that they provide something useful for you, brides and grooms – not just a sales pitch. Believe me or not, despite not accepting compensation, most times I don’t hear back from the company, but sometimes I do. And when I do I’m genuinely happy to feature them on the blog because of their eagerness to work extra hard to deliver content that will give you something insightful.
So it’s a pleasure today to share a slice of L&S with Travelzoo. If you haven’t heard of them yet, do pay their website a visit. I’ve been having a newsletter delivered to my inbox for a couple of years now, and I can honestly say that I’ve seen some great travel deals through them. Today they’ve decided to recommend three honeymoon destinations giving you a little insight into why they’re great options for your post-wedding break.
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After all the planning and preparation for the ‘Big Day’, it’s important that you invest time into organising your honeymoon. An increasing number of couples who get married in the 21st century will already know each other very well, some may have even been living together for a while. The function of the honeymoon has therefore changed in the last few decades, though this holiday should still be seen as an opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of your loved one.
If you’re looking for beautiful weather, an idyllic island and lovely long beaches, then look no further than Cuba, St Lucia and Antigua and other Caribbean destinations. This part of the world used to be only accessible to the very rich and famous, Princess Margaret was synonymous with the Island of Mustique and other celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp, are reported to have homes in this beautiful part of the world.
This photo of Havana is courtesy of TripAdvisor
From its image of fading colonial architecture to revolutionary tales of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly evolving, and anyone looking for a cheap holiday should try and book a stay in Havana. There is plenty to do in the capital, but you can just spend some time basking on Havana’s beaches. After a relaxing day, head off into the centre of the city and seek out some exhilarating nightlife. The mambo and the salsa are extremely popular here and the Tropicana Nightclub is the place to go and watch these dances performed by professionals. Alternatively, if you’ve always loved the beautiful music of the Buena Vista Social Club, then you should make your way to Casa de la Trova in Santiago de la Cuba. The club really comes alive after 10.00pm and dancing shoes are recommended.
This photo of St. Lucia is courtesy of TripAdvisor
If you’re at all worried about the cost of your honeymoon then an all-inclusive break is probably advisable and is the most cost effective way of enjoying a Caribbean holiday. St Lucia prides itself as a destination for lovers. If you do become bored with hotel life, you can always hire a catamaran and take a cruise along the west coast, or a stroll to Soufriere, close by the magnificent Piton Mountains. The island is famous for its spas and holistic health treatments and this should revitalise you before heading back to the routine of every day life back home.
This photo of Antigua is courtesy of TripAdvisor
First established by Nelson as a British base over 200 years ago the islands have developed a reputation as an ideal Caribbean holiday destination for those looking for the ultimate honeymoon experience. The climate is balmy, mainly ranging from the mid-70s to the mid 80s and you can take advantage of the island’s 365 beaches (ed. I think I need to spend a whole year in Antigua!). The northwestern coast is likely to be busier than the beaches that lie on the south and south west of Antigua. Try a healthy trek to Rendezvous Bay, the name alone should tempt you, and just relax in blissful serenity.
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