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This photo: Country Walkers offers a tour of Glacier National
Park in Montana that's ideal for nature-loving couples.
Left: Poolside at The Reach in Key West.
Opposite page: Active couples can opt for a surf lesson at
Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu.
Michelle Marie Arean
Honeymoons are a memorable time in a
couple's love story. What better way is there
for a couple to form a deeper bond, and learn
about their spouse than when participating
in activities they wouldn't normally do
back home. We've put together a few
honeymoon adventures to fit your client's
vast personalities-whether they're the
animal-loving, tree-hugging, thrill-seeking
type or prefer a little pampering, culture, and
glamour, these honeymoon escapes are sure to
give them a lifetime of unique memories and
a social media feed their friends will envy.
jellyfish garden. There's also a 90-minute
historic island jet ski tour with a local guide
that takes guests through 27 miles along Key
West, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of
Mexico with five stops along the way to give
couples a chance to swim at Boca Chica sand
bar, and spot marine life and local birds.
The Bed & Breakfast package (starting at
$381) is a good option for honeymooners
as it includes daily complimentary breakfast
at Spencer's by the Sea; all rooms at the
property offer balconies overlooking
The Waterfront Adventure
The Cowboy & Cowgirl Adventure
Sitting on the only natural sand beach in Key
West, The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria Resort,
is a relaxing option for honeymooners. But,
don't let that fool you, there's still plenty
to do while basking in the Florida sun. The
property also offers a few options to spoil
guests, ranging from oceanfront massages by
Spa al Mare to a beach concierge who caters
to your clients' every whim such as refilling
that drink of the day, offering eucalyptus
towels, or even some sunglass polishing.
Couples seeking an experience they might
not often get to do can opt for a guided
backcountry kayak tour through the area's
winding mangrove trails as they keep a
lookout for sharks and rays, plus explore the
General manager Sarah Aciego describes
Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming
as a ranch for the senses. At this luxury
resort, couples can relish in 1,400- to
1,850-sq.-ft. private chalets offering views
of the red sandstone cliffs of the Chugwater
formations, and the contrasting blue-andwhite snowcapped peaks of the Bighorn
National Forest, she notes. During their stay,
honeymooners can strap on their cowboy
boots for adventures sure to be memorymakers, including horseback riding, range
shooting, fly-fishing, aerial sightseeing, or
taking a cooking class.
"Adventure and experiential holidays are
the hottest types of holidays," says Aciego.
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"In this era of social media, being able to post
your experiences seems to trump the average
Additional resort amenities include an
indoor riding arena, a pool, tennis,
wall climbing, a gym, a hot tub and
"What is more romantic than experiencing
a working cattle ranch in a beautiful natural
setting with outstanding facilities, superb
food, and experienced staff," she says.
"This all-inclusive Western experience
will far exceed expectations for
honeymooners." Rates include all activities,
lessons, guided hikes, use of ATVs, dirt bikes,
mountain bikes, and all meals and beverages.
A 3-night stay starts at $2,040 pp dbl.
The Glamorous Adventure
California luxury awaits honeymooners
staying at five-diamond The Ritz-Carlton,
Laguna Niguel, which sits atop a 150-ft.
bluff along the Pacific coastline. Couples
can take a swing at a round of golf, relax at
the spa, and even enjoy their own paparazzi
experience with a private photo session.
During their honeymoon, active couples
can take part in any of the 15 eco-excursions,
such as the whale watching adventure
($110 pp) booked through the EcoAdventure Center; or the surf lesson ($150
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend June 2016
Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers
Travel Advisor Corner: Weddings Away From Home
Onsite Review: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa: Weddings & Romance By the Sea
New Ways to Get Married
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Delivers on Destination Weddings
4 Very Different Honeymoons
Onsite Review: CHIC Punta Cana & Club Med Zen Oasis
Wedded Bliss in Paradise
A Honeymoon for Every Taste
“I Do”– Today and Tomorrow
Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons
Recommend June 2016