Everything You Need to Know About Honeymooning During COVID
by Brynlee Handy July 2
Wedding planning during a pandemic should officially be considered an extreme sport, and honeymooning during COVID is no easier feat! There are so many questions regarding travel right now and whether or not it’s totally safe to start jet setting post-pandemic as well as where to go for your journey, whether you want to go all out or a minimoon is more your speed. We asked the luxury travel arrangement pros at Bentley Travel Design to give us the inside scoop on what’s open, how to find the best bargains, as well as a few other travel tips that will make planning the perfect honeymoon amid COVID-19 easier than you ever thought possible. Keep reading for all the deets down below!
What are some of the best budget-friendly, all-inclusive resorts?
It depends on your definition of budget-friendly, the type of resort you are looking for and the country. Secrets, Excellence, Zoetry and Unico are always great adults-only, all-inclusive options at a nice price point. We always visit with our clients on a discovery call to learn all about their honeymoon thoughts, dreams and budget. That will guide us to what we offer.
Best places with minimum restrictions for couples tying the knot within the coming months?
Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Jamaica require no COVID testing to enter, so that makes it easier. However, a negative COVID test is required three days before your return flight to the U.S.
Will couples have to quarantine once arriving at their location?
That’s a hard one to answer. Each country has its own entry requirements. While yes, some do require a quarantine, there are lots of great options that don’t require a quarantine on arrival.
Is Cancun a safe destination at the moment?
As far as COVID, Mexico has done a great job with all of the protocols. Cancun is quite a safe destination, but with any place, you need to be aware of your surroundings at all times, use common sense and be vigilant. I always use properties that I love along with suppliers on the ground that take great care of my clients.
What is the most common alternative to a beach honeymoon?
I have a lot of honeymooners that love the mountains or love more of a cultural experience like Europe. If you love adventure travel, then we can arrange that too.
Is it reasonable for couples to plan for a trip to Europe in the fall?
Yes! Greece and Croatia are open and Italy is opening soon! We do anticipate others opening with certain requirements and restrictions. It’s ever-evolving.
What days of the week are the least expensive for traveling?
Tuesdays and Wednesdays can be less expensive to fly, but it’s certainly not a science, and it depends on the dates. Utilizing the help of a travel agent can ensure that you are getting the best possible prices for your travel and stay – no matter where you go!
Ready to start planning your honeymoon? Book a discovery call with Bentley Travel Design to get started!