Cancun

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Picture this. Sitting under a bamboo umbrella. White sand beneath your feet. Crystal clear, blue water as far as you can see. The warmth of the sun on your skin. The love of your life relaxing beside you. Beautiful sunrises. Breath-taking sunsets. Nights filled with dancing and music. What more could you dream of for your honeymoon?

All of this can be your reality when you visit one of our top choices for honeymoon destinations: the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun Resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Sunkissed Hair and Salty Kisses

Set on a picture-perfect beach, the resort’s magnificent location lets you dive straight into the calm, refreshing waters of the Caribbean. Spend your days walking the beach, hand in hand with the person you love. Or get active with water sports: snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with the dolphins and more. If the salt water isn’t your thing, laze the day away by the pool instead. No matter your type of water preferences, there’s the best of both worlds.

Wander Where the WiFi is Weak

Travel to the ancient Mayan ruins that surround Cancun. And make sure you bring your camera! The cities are filled with stone temples and pyramids that were primarily ceremonial centers. The beauty of the ruins will make you forget that you even have a phone, let alone social media or emails. Take in the sites of Chicen Itza, Cobá, the Tulum Ruins, and others.

Once you’re done taking in the culture and archaeological sites of the Mayans, fly high above the city of Cancun with a helicopter ride. It’s truly unforgettable and gives you a view of the exquisite colors of the sea from above. Take in a whole different view of the beautiful city and the activities and beach life.

Where the Nights Last Forever

As the sun sets, leaving the sky bursting with color, Cancun comes alive with sophisticated nightspots. It’s best known for being one long party after another once the sun sets. Every night. There are more than 25 fantastic nightclubs to dance the night away. It’s the perfect ending to a day full of sand and sun. Artists, actors and other celebrities fly in from all over for the experience of Cancun’s nightlife. We promise that this is something you won’t want to miss when you visit Cancun.

Cancun has one of the most complimentary blends of sun, water, culture and fun. It’s at the top of our list for honeymoon destinations and it should be yours too. Visit Cancun and have the honeymoon of a lifetime.

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Caribbean

Most likely when you think of The Caribbean, your mind conjures up an image of a pristine white sand beach, picturesque palms, and warm, sultry breezes. It’s true it’s hard not to find ideal island scenery just about anywhere you go in the Caribbean. But, The Caribbean actually represents a vast area with over 700 islands reaching from the Gulf of Mexico to the north of South America. What separates the islands the most is the culture. The customs, language, currency, even the side of the road you drive on is different from island to island depending on their sovereignty. So, we know you want that white sand beach, but what else will make your honeymoon stay picture-perfect? How do you know which island is right for you? Here’s a quiz to help you decide.

  1. I speak, or am at least comfortable conversing in the following languages:
    1. Spanish
    2. Dutch
    3. English
    4. All of the above
  1. We might want to catch a game while we’re there, our preference would be:
    1. Baseball
    2. Soccer
    3. Cricket
  1. You should see our killer (fill in the blank) dance moves:
    1. Merengue
    2. Club-style
    3. Dirty
  1. Our idea of adventure is:
    1. Horseback riding and zip-lining
    2. Discovering a shipwreck
    3. Taking our chances at the casino
    4. Driving on the left-hand side of the road
    5. Taking a nature hike (complete with monkeys!)

Add up your points:

A’s = 1

B’s = 2

C’s = 3

D’s = 4

E’s = 5

If you scored 4-5 points, the Dominican Republic and/or Cancun is perfect for you. There is no shortage of thrill-seeking adventure either place. The beaches are spectacular, the food spicy, and the nightlife abounds with Spanish rhythm.

If you scored 6-7 points, you’ll love the Dutch ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). The culture is laid back, yet thrilling. Whether you’re scuba diving through a shipwreck or putting it all on black at the casino, you’ll fill your days and nights with lifelong memories.

If you scored 8+ points, you are the type of person that wants it all. We recommend island-hopping, but if that’s not in the plan you should definitely check out Barbados, the Bahamas or the Cayman Islands! These islands offer adventure at every turn, unparalleled beaches, nightlife that’ll keep you going well into the next day, and they speak English!

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