A honeymoon is meant to be the most unforgettable trip of your life, and as close to perfection as it can get. However, pesky little issues in the form of hidden hotel charges and constant calculations during every meal to stay within your budget can get in the way of perfection. To avoid all these nagging expenses and trivial decisions, opting for an all-inclusive honeymoon package is a good option. After all, all you are supposed to be doing on your honeymoon is relaxing and enjoying each other’s company as you start your new journey together. An all-inclusive honeymoon package gives you the advantage of getting all your expenses handled with a single fee as it covers charges of your travel, stay, meals, and some other activities. There are a large number of all-inclusive packages on offer, but it is important to be careful while making your plans in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises. First of all, you and your partner need to decide if you want to opt for a destination wedding at the location of your honeymoon as some resorts offer a combination package of wedding and honeymoon. The following are few steps that will make it easier for you to choose your all-inclusive honeymoon package.
Fix your budget before you start looking at honeymoon packages— it might be too tempting later to go overboard. Decide with your would-be spouse the amount that you want to spend, and look only for options within that budget. Although many offers and promotions will lure you to pick a particular package, ensure that it is something that the both of you really want to do. If you and your partner have different dream locations, try to find a combination that gives you a bit of both as this is surely not the trip to compromise on the location.
Do extensive research to find an all-inclusive deal that suits you the best. You can browse the Internet, visit travel agencies, and talk to people who can help. Although it may sound tiresome, it is worthwhile to know your options than jump to the first lucrative offer and have regrets later. Once you have all the information, it will be easier for you and your fiancé to compare all the available options and pick the best deal.
Also, enquire about the peak season and off-season of the place you want to go to. If you are fixed on a particular destination for your honeymoon but it is very crowded in the current season, consider making an off-season honeymoon trip. Not only will you avoid the crowds but you will also get cheaper deals on your stay and activities.
While choosing your stay, consider opting for places such as adults-only or couples-only resorts. After all, it is your honeymoon and you might want to avoid noisy children running all over the hotel or screaming by the poolside when all you want to do is have a quiet, romantic time. So check for places that only allow guests who are over 18 years old.
Once you decide where you are going to stay, contact the resort to get all your queries resolved beforehand and take notes. It is better to have a long telephone conversation now than reach the resort and realize that you overlooked something. Ask them how much deposit is required initially for holding your reservation.
This is one of the most important steps— confirm what ‘all inclusive’ means for the particular package that you have chosen, as all packages do not offer the same deals. While some inclusive packages cover just lodging and meals, others might include sightseeing and airfare. Note which activities are included in the package and which you have to pay for separately. It is recommended to choose activities that the both of you will enjoy to make your honeymoon even more memorable.
If you are going to a destination that requires passports, enquire with the resort about all the paperwork required. It is vital to get this done as early as possible so that there are no complications close to your travel date. In addition, check if any immunizations are required to enter the country you have chosen for your honeymoon, and get those done too.
Enquire beforehand and clear all questions regarding the money involved with your honeymoon destination. Find out if there is any legality involved.
Even though you have done everything required, there can still be unforeseen circumstances. Be prepared for such worst-case scenarios, which includes sudden illnesses and climatic conditions. Be aware about the cancellation or re-scheduling policies of the resort and the travel operator in case you cannot meet the date that you had agreed upon.
Once all the terms and conditions are explained to you, ensure that you get everything down in writing. Many a time, hotels and travel agents make random promises to customers over the telephone and then come up with various policies and charges at the last minute. It is always better to be safe than being hassled over petty matters during your honeymoon.
With everything taken care of, go ahead and start your packing! However, do remember to keep your luggage within the permitted weight limit and size. Carry clothing that is appropriate for the place you are traveling to. If it is a new place, it is advisable to read up online or find out from others about the weather.With all these steps in check, you have done your bit to ensure a stress-free, memorable honeymoon experience. You can also check with your tour operator if you can customize the package to your liking, as many all-inclusive packages do allow a certain amount of flexibility. Choose interesting experiences to get the best out of your trip; but most importantly, do not forget to leave ample free time for yourselves to simply sit back and enjoy each other’s company.
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