What’s better than getting married at an equestrian farm? When you add lots of greenery, of course. This Oz Farm NY wedding is filled with heartfelt touches and lots of details to love and to pin. The venue, a giant oak barn in Upstate NY, used to be a horse barn for the farm and was recently transformed into the perfect place for a rustic chic wedding.
Rainforest villas, private spa cabanas, snorkeling, scuba and kayaking to boot! We are stuck on a loop daydreaming about the all-inclusive honeymoon collections Apple Vacations is serving up on a silver platter. Seriously. They take all the most stressful bits about honeymoon planning and spin it into something that can truly be enjoyed. And after all, isn’t the whole point of a honeymoon to just let go and savor this new beginning in full splendor?
So here are the 5 biggest reasons all-inclusive honeymoons are the way to go:
1. When you’re planning your wedding, there’s limited time to sketch out every detail of your honeymoon
If you’re some travel agent wizard that can figure out how to jump through the hoops of paid leave, plane, train and automobile schedules that don’t match up and finding the best food, excursions, and experiences your destination has to offer… all while planning your wedding, then God bless you and please teach us your ways. Because the truth is, all those details that go into planning your wedding, beyond what your vendors can do for you (i.e. creating your guest list, assembling favors, assigning table plan, etc) can easily become a second full-time job. And when you try to add honeymoon planning to the mix, forget it! Where’s the time to enjoy your engagement period, spend time with your partner and simply have self-care?
The beauty of booking with Apple Vacations is that it comes with the coordination of round-trip airfare (and transfers to your premium hotel stays), plus you nab yourself a dedicated in-resort representative to help you customize your honeymoon… backed up by firsthand insight! Not to mention, booking a honeymoon with Couples Resorts gives you the opportunity to pick + choose some romantic bundles of goodness that include things like couple’s massages and champagne upon arrival, tropical floral arrangements to decorate your room, or an intimate dinner under the stars. See? They’ve done the busy work for you!
2. Without all-inclusive, you may end up spending half your honeymoon just getting there
Depending on the destination, transportation-related logistics can be bad news bears. It may be that your flight takes the whole day, which leads to jet lag for the next few. Or it may be that the travel times are inconveniently posted for the afternoon. OR that they don’t coordinate with easy transfers to your actual destination once you land… All points in the arena for sticking close to home for this one. The nice thing about Apple Vacations is that they offer morning and evening departures to keep you sane (sometimes the only non-stop options to your destination too), and they offer those all-inclusive vacays we were just talking about throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. So no jet lag, no long travel days, mo’ paradise!
3. You’ll really want to take it easy
Easy like Sunday morning… Okay, you may have realized this one by now. But hey, some of us dream of hitting every cathedral in Europe during this 2 week period or jampacking each day with excursions galore, and while that truly is the way to go for some couples, you’ve gotta ask yourself how you want to spend these moments of peace and quiet and white glove treatment after months + months of wedding meetings, parties and full-time jobs! And for many couples, that means doing absolutely nothing. Hiring a private cabana to just watch the waves crash, finally experiencing that hot stone massage we always pass over on the treatment list or just soaking up the luxury of what an all-inclusive vacation is all about.
Speaking of five-star pampering, Couples Resorts’ Oasis Spa Villas take the word indulge to the next level. A chance to completely escape in your own private villa + sun terrace without even having to leave the room for food (the locally-made delicacies come to you!). And the cherry on top? Unlimited spa treatments! Sign us up immediately, please.
4. Insight from a local goes a lot farther than Google
How do you do your travel research? If any! Some people prefer to wing it completely and stumble upon greatness (I wish I was one of these people). The danger in going it on your own or starting your research from the rabbit hole that is the Google search engine is that you just don’t know what you’re gonna get. With on-site reps, you can get access to the best of the best for food, excursions, and nightlife – a list that’s been 50 years in the making!
5. No one likes to admit it, but it can be hard to agree
While not everyone likes to travel the same way, the beauty in something all-inclusive is that you won’t find a person on earth who can’t get on board with the crazy variety of benefits they offer. If you’re a huge foodie? Hey, Couples Resorts has 24 hr gourmet dining at your disposal. Are you an athlete? Check out their options for windsurfing and waterskiing. Do you like to sightsee? You can scuba dive one day and visit a waterfall the next. And how bout those of you who prefer to just relax with a cold beverage in your hand? There’s a beach, cabana, catamaran, or island villa at the ready. So really, is there anything not to love? These inclusions and a heck of a lot more are the pride of these Jamaican couples resorts in Ocho Rios and Negril.
While a honeymoon is the perfect excuse for luxury, there’s no sense in going into it unprepared! One of the reasons we admire Apple Vacations is because they eliminate the stress, cost and crazy amounts of planning that go into a non-all-inclusive trip. So start exploring their participating resorts (and all the included benefits!) today, and prepare to get your R+R on. After all this wedding planning, you sure deserve it!
This Washington DC wedding is pretty much everything we dream of when we think real weddings. Filled with personal touches and beautiful florals throughout, Anna and Jordan not only blended heartfelt details with stunning event design but also combined both of their religions and traditions. They honored both of their Catholic and Jewish upbringings into one stunning day!