What to Look for When Choosing a Honeymoon Resort

What to Look for When Choosing a Honeymoon Resort

Vacation Tips Select Registry – December 30, 2013



Your honeymoon destination is one of the most important decisions you can make after you’ve created your wedding plans. Because everything having to do with these two great events will be a part of your memories for the rest of your life, making sure that every detail is exactly what you wish for requires a clear head so that when the moment comes you can concentrate on romance and nothing else.

Primary Considerations

Our experts at Select Registry have decided to make a checklist to help you stay clear and focused. Here are the primary considerations you need to take into account in order to ensure that you get the most out of one of the most blissful times of your life. Sitting down with your partner-to-be to make these decisions can definitely be part of the celebrations as you gather excitement by going over the details:

What Kind of Honeymoon?

First, you want to decide on just what kind of honeymoon you envision. Do you want a private beach somewhere where you both can explore the white sand, soak in the sun, and snorkel and swim away from the crowds, or do you prefer a more populated resort that is full of fun?  Do you prefer a wooded inland scene or a mountain resort or hideaway? What about a true Southern comfort honeymoon, filled with the gracious amenities that this part of the country knows how to deliver? Do you want to be in a place where you can find outdoor adventure, or do you prefer the silence and tranquility of a romantic haven off the beaten track? What about an “adults only” setting, or perhaps a place where you can bring your four-legged friend along for the celebration?

Travel Time

Travel time is another consideration. Do you want to stay close to home, or go somewhere that is accessible to the coast you are nearest to? This might mean a Caribbean honeymoon if you live on the East coast, or Hawaii or even Mexico if you’re on the West coast. If distance is no object, perhaps you wish to try a lovely bed & breakfast that caters to honeymooners in a state you’ve never visited. California wine country or the Amish countryside could be just the kind of place where you can make the most of spending this intimate time together. Honeymoon Packages Look for the best honeymoon packages. Many inns, bed & breakfasts, hotels, and resorts offer special deals that include a wide variety of services and amenities that could make the difference between wonderful and spectacular! At Select Registry, we have a myriad of inns that offer specials such as all-inclusive spa discounts, unique romantic tours, breakfast served in bed, candlelight dinners on the beach, and a whole lot more.

Your Dining Experience

What kind of dining experiences will make you the happiest? Do you require a place where you are near many different types of restaurants that will provide culinary variety, or would you be happy with a wonderful on-site restaurant where the chef is known for his or her creative menu?

Read Guest Reviews

As you begin to hone your vision for your honeymoon trip, start reading guest reviews on the places that seem to fit the bill. This is the best way to get a clear picture on the level of hospitality and customer service you can expect, along with what type of amenities are offered, and much more.

Doing Your Homework

Doing your homework will help you select the perfect place to live your perfect moments. To further help you plan your perfect honeymoon, we have listed a few of our favorite honeymoon sites in the United States, each of which have been praised by honeymooners who have been impressed by their location and attention to detail.

Glynn House Inn

This romantic and elegant Victorian mansion in Ashland, NH combines impeccable service with an exquisitely designed environment, and with four pet-friendly rooms, you need not leave Spot behind. Enjoy a luxurious honeymoon package that includes a bottle of Chandon Brut, decadent chocolate covered strawberries, a dozen roses, strewn rose petals on your bed, and a beautiful pewter ornament that will serve as the perfect keepsake.

Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa

In gorgeous Guerneville, CA and right in the heart of California wine country at the Russian River, you can spend two glorious nights booked in the honeymoon special “Il Terrazo di Amore” guestroom. With a sumptuous king size bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress, 100% Egyptian cotton Frette linens and Frette terry towels, monogrammed robes and slippers, you will feel like the royalty you deserve to be on this special day. Pad around on deliciously thick carpeting and enjoy the glowing gas fireplace, the dual head shower so perfect for the two of you, Gilchrist and Soam toiletries, and a private terrace that boasts a fire-pit, fountain, and hot tub for two. Your honeymoon package includes a bottle of Iron Horse Sparkling wine from the Russian River, 12 gourmet handcrafted chocolates, a gourmet two course breakfast complete with Mimosas, cappuccinos, espressos, or lattes, and the chef’s tasting menu dinner for two along with wine pairing. You also can enjoy a special wine tasting pass that is good for over 100 Sonoma County wineries, along with the Russian River passport to 25 wineries in the immediate area. And if this isn’t enough, you’ll also get a massage for two in either Spa Paradiso or in the privacy of your own room.

Port d’Hiver Bed & Breakfast

By now a famed Melbourne Beach, FL locale for anyone wishing to make their honeymoon a true special occasion, you can choose your favorite guestroom in either the historic main house or in one of the newly created cabanas on site. With a honeymoon package that includes fresh fruit and champagne on ice when you arrive and breakfast with coffee, mimosas, and a newspaper delivered to your room each morning, you will immediately feel like you are in the lap of luxury as you are catered to with all the courtesies that you could desire. With bicycles and all the beach supplies you need, such as beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, boogie boards, and coolers, you will have all you need to enjoy your days by the ocean. Enjoy a spa add-on with a couples massage at the nearby Imperial Spa to add to the comfort and romance of this welcoming Inn. When you are ready to leave, take home two Port d’Hiver champagne flutes and two T-shirts to add to the memories.

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

How about staying in a lighthouse for your honeymoon on Amelia Island, FL? Katie’s Light is the perfect reproduction of a Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse where you can sleep in a captain’s bed in the master bedroom and enjoy the 360-degree sunning deck with a spectacular 180-degree view of the ocean. A one-of-a-kind eight day and seven nights experience, your honeymoon package will include a welcome bottle of champagne, a goodie basket, and a dozen roses upon arrival. Have your breakfast at the Pointe and then venture forth to enjoy all that the location has to offer.

To learn more about these and other inns for your honeymoon, contact Select Registry today!