Planning a wedding is a lot of work, not to mention a cause for celebration! Once you newlyweds finish the ceremony and reception, it’s time for some alone time on a romantic, perfect destination honeymoon! Starting your life as newlyweds has to be done in style, so we consulted with the honeymoon experts at Bella Travel Planning and Beach Bum Vacation to ensure that you and your new spouse have the perfect honeymoon experience!

What are the top five hottest location spots for honeymoons right now?

The most popular locations for honeymoons right now are:

Couples usually try to ensure their honeymoon locations accommodate unique experiences, opportunities to explore, ability to spend time with each other alone and chances to interact with the destination’s culture and natural environment.

What do you recommend couples prioritize when booking a destination honeymoon?
First and foremost, it is crucial to have a quality hotel that will provide great food, premium brand beverages, quality service, beautiful views and a central location. Both Bella Travel Planning and Beach Bum Vacation partner with great resorts and hotels to ensure their clients get the ideal experience with their hotel. It’s also important to a lot of couples that the hotel or resort is adults-only.

Do you have any advice for couples looking to honeymoon with a tighter budget?
One tip is to stay fewer nights so you’re not forced to sacrifice a quality hotel or overall experience. Looking into all-inclusive options is also a good idea!

What are the benefits of going through a travel agent?
Becky at Bella Travel Planning reminds couples, “You can’t VIP yourself,” but with an agent’s resort relationships, they can secure you VIP status. Having an agent also expands the couple’s options for special treatment and special perks as the agents are well connected at a number of hotels and locations. Moreover, Robert at Beach Bum Travels points out that “Agents have been there and done that! They can save you hundreds of hours on research by narrowing down recommendations to accommodate your dream honeymoon! Agents relieve you of the stress of planning a perfect honeymoon, on top of a perfect wedding! They ensure that every detail is taken care of so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy life as a newlywed!”

How are you preparing for your honeymoon? Tell us on Facebook and Twitter! For more tips, ideas and honeymoon inspiration, visit our Romantic Honeymoons pinboard on Pinterest!