Amazing Honeymoon Getaway Deals

Half Moon, Jamaica

It’s that time of year again, I imagine you’ve noticed. The weather’s been cold and dreary for a while now, sure, but during holiday season, at least, there are distractions in the forms of twinkling lights, shopping lists, cookie-baking to keep you from noticing all that much. Or, at least, from caring.

But the holidays are over now, and it’s just, well, January. It’s gray and cold and the spring seems far away, and sometimes that can weigh on a girl as she bundles herself for the 16th time that day. But forget all that — because it’s not weighing on you! No, you have a honeymoon to plan! And if you’re planning that post-nuptial getaway during this time of year, my guess is, you’re going to be looking for some place warm.

So here, then, is a quick roundup of some fab warm-weather deals that have crossed our desks, recently, that you might either take advantage of them — or that they at least get the inspiration flowing for finding the perfect ‘moon locale. Happy booking!

Montego Bay, Jamaica’s beautiful Half Moon resort has a new “Celebration” romance package for 2011, perfect for your honeymoon, or even a quick pre-wedding getaway. With a minimum stay of three nights, you’ll get private transfers to and from the airport; a bottle of champagne and a welcome gift on arrival, breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, including drinks at the resort’s bars; a couples spa treatment at the seaside cabana, followed by a botanical soak in the stone tub with champagne and chocolate-dipped fruit; turndown every night that includes aromatherapy candles with the spa’s signature sweet orange-and-ginger scent and scattered rose petals; and a private bamboo rafting excursion along the Martha Brae river. Nightly rates range, depending on your chosen accommodation, from $884 to $2,285 until April 15, and then from $735 to $1,735 until December 14, 2011.

Haramara Retreat, Mexico

If you and your honey are looking for a completely unplugged getaway, you should check out the “Holistic Honeymoon” package currently being offered by the Haramara Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico. The package at the gourmet-vegetarian, yoga-centric, wellness-focused resort, situated on the hillside tropical jungle between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific, includes accommodations in the luxurious open-air honeymoon suite; welcome drinks on the day of arrival; daily breakfast and dinner, including one breakfast and one dinner on a private dining terrace; a romantic sunset cruise; and an 80-minute couples massage at the resort’s spa. The fixed price is $2,588.25 for two people, for a minimum of five nights. Besides yoga, the resort also offers fishing, snorkeling, whale-watching, sunset sailing, horseback riding, zip line canopy tours, and other excursions including a tour of a crocodile refuge and shopping destinations.

Cotton Tree, Grand Cayman

The boutique Cotton Tree hotel on Grand Cayman has put together four new packages with romance in mind, all good through February 20, 2011. Each includes three nights in a one-bedroom Caymanian beach cottage, and a half-hour massage per person in the resort’s open-air spa hut, and then: Perfect Passion ($2,400 per person) includes a champagne tasting with the island’s top sommelier, a three-course dinner served in your cottage from Ristorante Pappagallo, and a sunset horseback ride; Cupid Connection ($2,900) includes a half-day deep-sea fishing excursion for two, and then a meal featuring your fresh catch prepared Cayman style by a private chef, and a tour of the island; Lingering Love ($2,285) includes a two-course lunch plus dessert for two at the Cracked Conch restaurant, an evening bioluminescence kayaking tour, and the choice of 18 holes of golf for two or an introduction to kite-surfing for two; Beautiful Beso ($2,665) includes a two and a half-hour sunset sale with a bottle of champagne, a seven-course menu tasting a Osetra Bay, and the choice of a one-hour beach and tropical garden photo shoot with photographer David Wolfe or a full-island helicopter tour of the island.

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