Article by HolidayHorizon
Choosing the right honeymoon spot for you and your loved one should be given a great deal of thought, as the memories of this trip will stay with you for the rest of your life. There are hundreds upon hundreds of places to choose from, but ultimately, when you arrive, one of the most important things will be the hotel, its amenities and the local sights of the area.
When it comes to the location, everyone has different ideas of what would constitute the perfect honeymoon spot; for some, a white sandy beach would be heavenly, whilst for others, laying on a beach all day may not be exciting enough. These folks may prefer a honeymoon in a new city, filled with lots of things and see. A lot of honeymoon couples decide to go for a secluded and peaceful break in a luxury resort; this may be on an island or closer to home. If you are on a tight budget, but still want the fun of the sun, sea and sand, then pick a hotel which is close to the beach but not right next to it, as this hotel is likely to be far cheaper, but will still be close enough for the happy couple to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation by the water.
The other thing to consider is the type of hotel the couple wishes to stay at; if they are choosing a city break, then they may not have as many options, as these hotels tend to cater to everyone (that is, families, tour groups, etc.) If they are looking for total peace and quiet, then there are smaller boutique hotels and some luxury resorts which specifically cater to couples. In these places, couples will get the star treatment and can completely unwind in beautiful surroundings.
It is also important to bear in mind what facilities the hotel has and whether the package one chooses is all inclusive or whether the use of some facilities will come with an additional cost. The price of the hotel will generally increase along with the amount of facilities available, so do bear this in mind when booking, if money is a concern. There are a number of facilities to look out for, depending on the tastes of the couple in question. Things such as a pool and spa facilities are popular with couples, as are a hotel nightclub, live evening entertainment, a golf course, casino and concierge services. There needs to be a balance between the right facilities and the costs involved. Do make sure to look around for special offers and honeymoon discounts, which hotels and other business make available sometimes throughout the year. Things such as First Choice discount vouchers can often save couples a bundle when they are off on their honeymoon.