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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. Honeymoon Adventures 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 ocean. 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. 16 june 2016 "In this era of social media, being able to post your experiences seems to trump the average beach honeymoon." Additional resort amenities include an indoor riding arena, a pool, tennis, wall climbing, a gym, a hot tub and steam showers. "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

Editor’s Notes
Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers
Out-of-the-Box Weddings
Travel Advisor Corner: Weddings Away From Home
Honeymoon Adventures
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
Adventure-Filled Honeymoons
Wildest Dreams
“I Do”– Today and Tomorrow
Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons
Eco-Friendly Honeymoons

Recommend June 2016