Planning a trip to the Caribbean can be a daunting task. It may be a relatively small region, but there are so many countries and islands to choose from for your perfect getaway. You may be floating more frequently visited Caribbean destinations in your head, but how about a unique vacation spot that will give you the best of the Caribbean, and more?
You may not hear as much about the British Virgin Islands, but it’s definitely worth your time. Getting to the islands is a breeze, especially from the United States. You don’t even have to worry about currency issues, as they also use the US Dollar.
The self-governing British Overseas Territory consists of more than 60 islands, but did you know that only a handful of them are inhabited? You can explore islands to your heart’s content, especially since the islands are relatively close together.
Do you want to learn how to sail from island to island? The British Virgin Islands are your best bet! The territory has perfect weather conditions for first-timers, perfect for building up your confidence. You’ll definitely find competent teachers in the British Virgin Islands. Not wanting to DIY? Fear not; you can even hire sailing crew to aid in your island hopping.
Many people go to the Caribbean for some beach time, but you may find yourself jostling for space in more popular destinations; beaches in the British Virgin Islands are secluded and pristine. You’ll often feel like the only visitor. It’s an ideal condition for any prospective honeymooners wanting a romantic retreat.
Some secrets of the British Virgin Islands are so secluded that they require a trip underwater. If you’re interested in scuba diving, the territory is home to abundant marine life, as well as the remains of the RMS Rhone. This Royal Mail Carrier sank back in 1867 due to a hurricane, and will make for interesting memories of your trip.
The British Virgin Islands will be a perfect choice for a destination wedding, or the beach honeymoon of your dreams. While this affluent Caribbean territory does come with a slightly higher price tag, you get an exclusive getaway that is worth every penny.
Platinum Key Travel Concierges- We are excited to be certified British Virgin Islands Specialists. We've had the pleasure of experiencing these islands first hand. We will reveal more intimate secrets of the British Virgin Islands through out our blog so stay tuned.
Photo credit-BVI Tourism Board
One of the most exciting parts of an engagement is planning for your dream honeymoon. This is especially true if you and your fiancé love to travel. If you have your hearts set on European travel, you’ll find that the continent has a lot of ideal locations for love and romance.
Add to the great memories your wedding has surely provided by choosing the Greek islands as your honeymoon destination! Greece travel might be centered on exploring Athens’ historical sites, but the country’s 6000 islands, scattered in the warm waters of southern Europe, will provide a great experience for newlyweds.
If you love incredible scenery, hospitable locals, and delectable food, the Greek isles beckon you. Each inhabited island, of which there are more than 200, will provide a different experience from the rest. History, romance, culture - the Greek islands have it all.
Take a walk through the island of Mykonos, and watch the sunset with your new spouse near its famed windmills. You can also hop on a ferry to the nearby island of Delos, said to be the birthplace of Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Once you get back to Mykonos, keep an eye out for pelicans roaming about - they’re considered mascots of the island!
You may see a lot of group trips heading to famed Santorini, and it’s really no wonder. The island is famous for its beautiful blue domed structures, and a sunset that’s second to none. Take a stroll holding hands on Santorini’s famous red beach, and then visit the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri, buried under volcanic ash around 1627 BC. Toast to wedded bliss with the island’s wine, probably the best in the country.
The largest Greek island, Crete, also has much to offer. History buffs will enjoy exploring the palace of Knossos and marveling at ancient Venetian and Turkish structures at Chania. Those looking for a livelier atmosphere will find it at Malia; if you were wanting to splurge, the resorts and villas of Elounda have you covered.
The rest of the Greek isles each have their own unique attractions; if the engaged couple can’t choose just one, the country is perfect for island hopping, with its extensive network of flights and ferries.
Not even fast-paced group travel can see all the islands in one trip, so don’t rush through them; remember that you can always come back to see more. The options can get confusing, though, and a wedding is hard enough to plan as it is!
This is where professionals like Platinum Key Travel Concierge can come in handy. By letting them know your personal preferences, Platinum Key will curate the perfect Greek isle itinerary for you. Choose to have Platinum Key plan your Greek honeymoon, and you’ll have unforgettable memories to always look back on.
The Greek islands are perfect for every type of traveler. Have a beautiful, romantic honeymoon on the Greek isles and a wonderful start to your marriage. Who knows - you may even come back with family in tow someday.
- Platinum Key Travel Concierge, LLC
You’re surely excited about planning your dream wedding! Aside from the typical wedding preparations, have you given any thought about what comes directly afterwards? Specifically, have you and your partner started discussing where you’ll travel for your honeymoon?
Those planning to have big weddings may be thinking of putting most of their resources towards the ceremony and reception. Maybe the honeymoon would be delayed, or there might not be a honeymoon at all!
If that’s what you and your partner are leaning towards, it may be smart to reconsider your decision. There are several reasons why allotting more to your honeymoon will be very much worth it:
Combine Your Destination Wedding and Honeymoon
Have you always wanted to get married on the beaches of the Caribbean? Maybe you’d like to say your “I Do”s in a castle on the English countryside. If you’ve already traveled for the ceremony, extend your stay by a week or two and honeymoon there.
Wherever you decide to hold your wedding and honeymoon, it’ll be a place that will always be special for the two of you. Not only did you commit to ’til death do you part, you even got to spend lovely quality time there.
Start On Your Couple Bucket List
Whether you’re both avid travelers or not, you both have places you’d love to see someday. If you have similar items on your bucket list, why not kick off the start of your new life together with a honeymoon destination from your combined list?
This could be a great time to learn about compromise. Want to honeymoon in two different places in Europe? Just hop on a train and divide your time between them. You could even agree on a separate destination in Asia. This mutual decision making will be good training for married life.
Investing In Your Honeymoon Is Investing In Your Relationship
This is your chance to clear your mind of distractions and focus on your new partner in life. Without any responsibilities like jobs or household chores to attend to, you’ll get to know your special someone even more. You’ll be able to strengthen your bond, which will be crucial for any challenges in the future.
With busy work schedules and any children in the future, a honeymoon may be the last time in a while you’ll get to travel as a couple. Don’t pass up the chance!
Take Your Pick On Places To Honeymoon
Worried that your ideal honeymoon destination will be difficult to plan? Don’t fret. Whether you’re in the mood to relax in a beach resort or raring to explore more urban settings with your new spouse, remember that you don’t have to plan this alone.
Wedding planning can be hard work, and a honeymoon isn’t much easier either. Travel will always involve some research that you might not have time for. Why not discuss your plans with specialists like Platinum Key Travel Concierge? After you have the perfect wedding, you’ll get the honeymoon of your dreams.
Don’t think of your honeymoon as an unnecessary expense, but as an investment. You’ll reap its rewards during the years to come; whether it’s building the strong foundation of your relationship, or the memories you’ll cherish, you won’t regret a great honeymoon.
By Noelle F. for Platinum Key Travel Concierge
Are you thinking of popping the question to that special someone soon? Congratulations for being able to find the one! The next step, of course, is to plan that perfect proposal to ensure a sweet “yes”.
Remember, this may be the only shot you get to pop the question. Advance planning is definitely a must for that perfect proposal – or as close to it as you can get, anyway. You’ve probably thought of a few places to ask, but have you considered a destination proposal?
Think about it – you and your love, away from all the stress of “real life” and enjoying each other’s company. Stunning backdrops that will make for photos to cherish. A place you’ll both remember fondly for the years to come. It’s no wonder that destination proposals are on the rise.
Another reason why you should plan a destination proposal? The sky’s literally the limit. Your experience is easily customizable based on your interests and preferences. Think of your soon-to-be fiancée – what does she like to do? Does she love the great outdoors? Is there a place she’s always wanted to visit?
If you’re a little stuck on ideas for your perfect destination proposal, here are some suggestions that you may just want to consider!
When most people think of a destination wedding, it usually involves hot weather and a sandy beach. You don’t have to wait for the “I Do”s to enjoy the beach. Why not plan your proposal there, too? Worried that the beach may be too crowded? There will always be a perfect spot with little to no people.
Plan it so that it’s just you, the love of your life, the salty ocean breeze, and the sound of waves crashing on the shore. Perhaps you’d like to wait for sunset. Your proposal will be the perfect accompaniment to the perfect backdrop.
Are you both kids at heart, and love to reminisce about the good old days of childhood? A destination proposal at an amusement park may just do the trick. You’ll have a sense of excitement in the air, plus a sense of wonder that comes from wide-eyed children seeing their fantasies coming to life.
The magic doesn’t have to end when the park closes. What better way to further cement the amusement park’s tagline of “the happiest place on earth” than by popping the question right then and there?
Some people are drawn to the water and its beauty. If your special someone is one of those people, then you may want to have your destination proposal underwater. Remember that even with a destination proposal, you don’t have to plan everything alone. Employees of airlines, hotels, and even attractions will be happy to help you out.
Maybe you both like scuba diving. Here’s a video from Icelandair that may get you inspired – talk about a unique proposal location.
Do you both love the great outdoors? Why not plan a proposal while out and exploring? Take a leisurely stroll together in your chosen destination, and propose with trees and greenery as your witness. You could even time it for autumn, to get those lovely fall colors in your photos.
If you’re both adventurous, why not propose after a hike? Maybe after you’ve summited a mountain would be a lovely surprise. It would take away all the tiredness, too. Make your special someone feel, both literally and figuratively, on top of the world with your destination proposal!
Has your soon-to-be fiancée to be ever dreamt of visiting The City of Lights? How about the charm of hilly San Francisco? Maybe she’s always wanted to take pictures of Tokyo’s skyline. A destination proposal is a great way to hit two birds with one stone. Not only will she get to explore her dream vacation spot, you’ll make another dream come true by popping the question!
You may be a little worried about the coordination required to pull off a successful destination proposal. It does require more effort, and a healthy dose of determination to pull off. You’ll need to do advance research, and make sure to hide evidence from your fiancée-to-be.
Not going to lie, a destination proposal isn’t going to be a walk in the park – figuratively, at least – but don’t worry, the love of your life is more than worth the extra effort. Just imagine the joy on her face when she realizes what’s happening.
Remember that you don’t have to go through this alone. If you’re totally at a loss, why not talk to professionals who will give you the best recommendations? Platinum Key Travel Concierge will work closely with you in making your plans come to life. Remember, you have a chance to make everything perfect, plus have a great proposal story to tell afterwards. Why not ensure that with Platinum Key?
Wishing you the best of luck with your destination proposal!
Noelle for Platinum Key Travel Concierge, LLC
This year brought on a force for decision making. People felt embattled, contentious, and indecisive. All the while they took care of what mattered most-their loved ones. 2016 forced everyone to push their priorities forward and look away from what didn't matter.
At Platinum Key Travel Concierge, LLC, we elected to do the same. Our mission is to bring the very best to our guests. How do we do that? By offering products and services that will help our guest focus on what matters the most-their loved ones. To a groom it's his bride. The love stories must go on. The twinkle in a brides eye as she walks the aisle. The smiles of friends and family showing the pride and support. The honeymoon that made it all worth it.
There will always be stresses in life and times where it seems like our hands our tied. However, there's always time to carve out to reflect, unwind, and rejuvenate. In 2016, we took our time with strategy, meeting with new partners, visiting new destinations, and creating our offerings for 2017. We look forward to the launch of our new website, destination events, and spending more time creating events that matters most to our guests.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.