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June 11, 2010

Unforgettable Honeymoons

Category: Honeymoon – Tags: , – Matt Ward – 9:30 am
Honeymoons

Honeymoons

All INCLUSIVE VS. NON-ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES

All inclusive resorts are a great option. Once you (both) have decided on your destination, consider several resorts and check out what is (and what is not) included.

“All inclusive” options vary and it’s best to know what’s what before you book a package…don’t assume everything is included.

Before you book… the check list:

FLIGHTS… a honeymoon package with pricing too good to be true… most likely the cost of the airfare isn’t included. Be flexible with travel dates and travel times to get the best flights. If you’re looking for only nonstop flights, pricing may be higher than booking two flights each way. Check availability for a few dates and various times of day… could save you money.

RESORTS… all inclusive option, is all food and drink included?  Are there additional fees for specialty restaurants?  Local and international brands offered for drinks? Are drinks unlimited?  Wine with dinner included? Drinks by the pool, included?

MINI BAR….is it included and regularly stocked?

ROOM SERVICE…. is room service included, offered 24 hours?

TRANSFERS…. airport to hotel and back, included?

TAXES AND TIPS…not always included.

CAR RENTAL…. taxes, may be payable when you pick up the rental..

WATER SPORTS, USE OF GYM, TENNIS, GOLF ….included?

CASINO, DISCO….entrance and drinks included?

An all inclusive honeymoon, when truly all inclusive, can save you money.

Work with a travel agent who will search for several options to find the best package for the two of you. A travel agent will look for airlines offering best flights and pricing. Your agent will advise you of special offers such as room upgrades, free hotel nights, free spa treatments and/or resort credits.

NON – ALL INCLUSIVE HONEYMOON PACKAGES

Packages will usually save you money. For those not interested in an all inclusive package (with food and drink included), a package with flights and hotel only with transfers is a good option.

Your travel agents will be able to check out flight options for you and will include your resort choice and transfers to and from the resort. Consider a few airlines to determine the best flights and pricing… and be flexible with your travel date and flight time if possible.

With a non-all inclusive package, you will pay as you order for all food and drink, taxes and tips. Check if breakfast is included, depending on the resort, daily breakfast could be included.

Some destinations and resorts may offer a meal plan, such as breakfast and dinner and/or lunch or a dine around plan for additional costs.  Your travel agent will be able to provide you with available options.  Ask if “wine with dinner” option is offered.

Be sure to purchase the best (optional) vacation protection for your package… several plans are available.  Review all plans and be aware of what is and is not covered and/or protected.

A travel agent will work with you to arrange your honeymoon package….and most agents will not charge a fee to assist with planning or to book your honeymoon package.

If available, arrange a gift registry for family and friends to give a gift such as a tour or dinner on the beach etc.

Before you book your honeymoon, check out both all inclusive and non- all inclusive packages.

Drinks and dining can be expensive when traveling….consider the options and review what’s included to help you with the decision on which honeymoon package is for you.

From tropical destinations, with seductive beaches, offering tempting cuisine, luxurious suites and relaxing spa treatments, to destinations offering history, culture or adventure  for that ultimate experience. The options are there, the choice is yours!


It’s your time together…make it special, make it …..Unforgettable!

……Ellen Kettle ~ Kettle Travel, www.KettleTravel.com

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