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Accommodations are made for romance at Sandals Negril in Jamaica. 4 Very Different Honeymoons Ed Wetschler Is it better to celebrate a honeymoon by decompressing on the beach or by enjoying an island's best restaurants (or golf, or...)? That's right: There is no right answer. In the "CHIC Punta Cana and Club Med Zen Oasis" onsite review (page 30) I show how two new adults-only hideaways in the same place-and both based on the all-inclusive model-offer quite different experiences. Here you'll find some other honeymoon destinations whose strengths appeal to different markets. Beach Lovers' Love Nests While Sandals Royal Caribbean's over-thewater suites, which will open Nov. 15 and fetch $4,321 a night, have gotten loads of buzz, the new digs at Sandals Negril, where I just stayed in Jamaica, rate kudos, too. So does the resort itself. Whereas so many Caribbean resorts 26 june 2016 have short beachfronts, which makes for a lot of Garden View or Partial Ocean View accommodations, the 226-room Sandals Negril occupies a lot that's just the opposite: a band that hugs a 1,700-ft. stretch of Negril's fabled Seven Mile Beach. The beach isn't deep (e.g. from the walkway to water's edge), but between its length and the decision to keep this a low-rise resort, there's plenty of sand for everyone, and the water is so warm and calm that couples float in the sea until last light. Tennis, the Red Lane Spa and poolside entertainment are other options, but the beach is the focus here. That, and some newly renovated rooms. I stayed in one of the entry-level rooms (from $570 per couple) and enjoyed the calm elegance of its white walls with dark wood accents and the quietude of the 3100 block. I also stayed in a Grand Luxury Club Level Ocean View Room with a tranquility tub on the patio and another in the bathroom (from $728), and that's the ticket for honeymooners. Or even better, the Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Two-Story One BR Butler Loft Suite with an outdoor soaking tub; a sitting room with a wet bar, Bluetooth sound system, and smart TV; and on the second floor, an airy bedroom and bath with another tub, rain shower, and skylight. From $962. Country Club Love The Cambridge Beaches resort in Bermuda serves honeymooners who enjoy things like golf, dress stylishly for dinner, and hope others will do the same. Occupying a 300-year-old property near a nature preserve, this Preferred Boutique adults-only resort has four beaches, an artfully designed infinity pool, a Swimex lap pool, an excellent spa and fitness center, yoga classes, and a croquet ➤

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