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CARLA CARRASCO The very hip Playa Escondida property in Sayulita. A Honeymoon for Every Taste Paloma Villaverde de Rico Honeymoons aren't one size fits all. Millennials, especially, want to change it up a bit and try more niche experiences, whether it's The Hangar restaurant at Disney Springs. horseback riding along ancient roads or going on a spiritual journey as newlyweds. " Go Hipster Luxe When it comes to expansive all-inclusives with a multitude of dining options, Mexico leads the market, which is part of the reason for its popularity among honeymooners. Travel agents can find their newlywed clients a better deal with more value-added amenities booking honeymoons through Apple Vacations. We are the largest packager of Mexico vacations in the world.... As a result, we are able to leverage that volume toward special incentives such as room upgrades, spa credits, experiential dining options.... " Tim Mullen, President, Apple Vacations 40 june 2016 It's a combo destination that's a perfect fit for newlyweds: Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. The latter, once a sleepy fishing village and today a hip hotspot with boutiques and palapa-style restaurants, is home to one of Mexico's most stunning bays, while Ixtapa boasts upscale shopping and resorts located steps away from the shoreline. It is here where you can find the uber-luxe, oceanfront, 59-suite Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa. Suites, all of which face the ocean and feature Mediterranean influences with authentic Mexican style, offer plenty of space with a master bedroom, living area, and a private terrace with infinity-edge plunge pools. It's an absolutely stunning resort where attention to detail is paramount. The resort offers a 7-night Honeymoon package that includes accommodations in an Ocean View Deluxe Guestroom; roundtrip airport transfers in a luxury vehicle; Champagne and welcome amenity upon arrival; daily breakfast for two; nightly romantic turndown service; special gift to be shipped to the mother of the bride; two dinners for two; a choice of a private cooking lesson or sunset yacht cruise; one couple's spa treatment; and a Flip cam to document the stay. In addition to all these offerings, couples can also opt for horseback riding along the shoreline; go deep-sea fishing; hire a personal shopper who will guide them to the most interesting shops for buying regional crafts; or explore the area while biking, kayaking and snorkeling. And because romance is ever-blooming, couples that purchase a Honeymoon package at this property, can return each year for a complimentary night and a bottle of Champagne to celebrate an anniversary. Call for specific rates. Spiritual Bliss Exploring the Yucatan with Journey Mexico is a transformative voyage, as couples visit Tulum, with its white-sand beaches, charming Valladolid, the Maya site of Coba, sophisticated Merida, and the World Heritage Site of Uxmal. There are temples, magical towns, wildlife sanctuaries, cenotes, and monasteries to explore, all complemented by stays in four boutique Coqui Coqui Residence & Spa Collection properties. These intimate accommodations are truly jaw-dropping and inimitable. One has ➤

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