Great Honeymoon Getaway Deals

Amazing specials on covet-worthy romantic escapes in Grand Cayman, Mexico and Malvides.

Hi, future honeymooners! Some really cool resorts out there are offering some sweet deals that we definitely think should be on your radar. Plus, it’s oh-so-tempting to imagine being on a tropical beach right now, isn’t it? Hope this helps narrow your planning! Here are a few deals we’ve got our eye on now …

• If crashing at a private cottage hideaway in the Caribbean for a good length of time after your wedding sounds like just what you and your to-be are looking for, you might want to look into the deal being offered by Cotton Tree on Grand Cayman (there are only four 1,600 square foot cottages, so quiet and relaxation are guaranteed): If you book between May 1 and October 31, you’ll receive both your sixth and twelfth nights free, which equals $1,300 in savings (each night is $650). The cost includes roundtrip airport transfers and all the amenities of your cottage, including a full library of books and DVDs, Wifi, Wii, and a stocked cabinet of breakfast foods and beverages. (Plus, there are loads of fun activities offered by the resort, including water sports and culinary lessons.)

• We here at Bridal Bulletin would like to offer the disclaimer that we are not presenting you with the following deal to encourage, in any way, your new husband to golf away your honeymoon without you. Rather, we present it because if you both enjoy golfing and spa-ing, this’ll be right up your alley: Ceiba del Mar, the little oasis along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is offering the Golf & Spa Value Experience when you book a four-night stay at the boutique resort, which includes your accommodations (whether you choose an ocean-view deluxe room, suite, or penthouse); champagne upon arrival; a la cart Mexican breakfasts daily; two rounds of golf during you stay, at either the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at the Moon Spa and Golf Club, or the 18-hole championship Playacar Golf Course designed by premier golf course architect, Robert von Hagge (golf cart, all fees and snacks and drinks included); a $200 credit for the resort’s wellness aromatherapy spa, and 10 percent off any other treatments during your stay; and access to all the amenities, including the fitness center and use of all land and water sports equipment. Prices start at $1,103 per couple, depending on your accommodations. (And psst: To check out more abut Ceiba del Mar, check out our honeymoon story on them from our Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Philadelphia Wedding here.)

• If you’re considering an island-hopping ‘moon, take a look at the Island Romance package offered by Naladhu in the Maldives, for a four-night minimum stay at the luxury resort: A speedboat transfer* from the airport directly to the resort, where you’ll be led to your private house (champagne and fruit will be waiting). During your stay, you’ll also receive a private coconut milk bath ceremony for two — which includes an indulgent chocolate cake. Rates begin at $1,475 per night, per couple. (Speedboat transfers is additional cost). — Carrie Denny


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