Honeymoon Hot Spots

Planning and preparing for a wedding can be stressful!  One thing that helps many couples stay positive amid the stress is thinking about the blissful honeymoon they are going to enjoy.  So grab a drink with an umbrella, slip on your sunglasses and take a peak at some of our top picks for your dream get away!


 

Dominican Republic- For the couple that wants rest and relaxation

Photo: Courtesy of Puntacana Resort & Club

Photo: Courtesy of Puntacana Resort & Club

This tropical paradise has direct flights from Miami to the Dominican Republic. This view is from the beautiful Puntacana Resort & Club.  Stay and play on the white sand beaches, or hit the waves and enjoy surfing and snorkeling.


 

Costa Rica – For the nature-loving couple

Photo: Courtesy Lapa Rios Eco Resort

Photo: Courtesy Lapa Rios Eco Resort

If you really want to immerse yourself in the environment  try out Lapa Rios Eco Resort.  This lovely boutique hotel is nestled in the remote Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica on a 1,000 acre nature preserve.  Go on nature hikes in the rainforest, you’ll be able to see monkeys, tucans, and tree frogs among thousands of other creatures.  It is also close enough for you to enjoy water and land activities.


 

St. Lucia – For the Couple that are homebodies

Photo: Courtesy of Sandals Regency La Toc

Photo: Courtesy of Sandals Regency La Toc

You and your sweetie never have to step foot off the resort.  The Regency La Toc is so large that the resort encompasses: a beautiful 9 hole golf course,  rejuvenating spa, 9 dining options, 3 pools, and an exquisite private beach.  You will be able to fill your day with play and still stay on-site.  Many of the all inclusive suites come with a butler prepared to assist you 24 hours a day.


Maui – For the Couple that doesn’t want to get a passport

Photo: Courtesy: Grand Wailea

Photo: Courtesy: Grand Wailea

Hawaii and honeymoon go hand-in-hand just like peanut butter and jelly, and there’s a good reason for that!  Maui is the most romantic island, full of activities, and romantic hideaways, like the Grand Wailea. This resort is home to one of the highest rated beaches in the world, lather up the sunscreen and have some fun! Or slip away to the adult-only Hibiscus pool and enjoy a pina-colada in your private cabana.


Cancun- For the Couple that wants it all

Photo: Courtesy  Zoetry Resorts

Photo: Courtesy Zoetry Resorts

This all-inclusive resort, Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun, exudes luxury and relaxation.  Wade in the pool or enjoy a morning yoga class.  This honeymoon includes all of the best, romantic suites, gourmet dining available 24 hours a day, and even dance lessons.


Employee Appreciation

 

Your employees have been working their tail off all year and it’s time to show them some appreciation. Here are some special ways to say  “thank you”:

 

Take me out to the ball-park

Photo: Courtesy en.wikipedia.org

Photo: Courtesy en.wikipedia.org

Invite everyone to a ball-game this summer. Provide tee-shirts so the group is easily recognizable among one another (this also provides extra marketing for your company). Think about giving everyone tickets or a small amount of cash ($10-15) to purchase any type of food/beverage they would like.  This method allows everyone to go where they want to get their food, and staves off the stress of hiring a catering company and renting a space.

Pro-Tip: Ask everyone who is interested to sign up, and provide their tee-shirt size.  This allows you to order the right size and amount of apparel and also keeps you on track for budgeting.

 

Give back to the community

Photo: Courtesy servings.org

Photo: Courtesy servings.org

Invite everyone to participate in a prepared community service.  Talk to your favorite charitable organization and set up a time your group can come in and assist.  This project will help employees feel good and also is a great way for the company to physically give back to their community.  Plan for half the day (4 hours) of community service and then allow them to take the remainder four hours as a paid day off.  They will love being able to take that free time to run errands or spend time with family.

Pro-Tip: Provide a well deserved lunch after the community service is finished and be sure to take pictures to put on your company website and social media sites.

 

Night at the Museum

Photo: Courtesy commons.wikimedia.org

Photo: Courtesy commons.wikimedia.org

Who doesn’t love a fun night out? A night at the museum can be easily arranged with your event coordinator.  Invite everyone to a local museum at 7:00 p.m. This cultural event is a neat way to get everyone out of their shells.  Some museums may still be open to the public this late in the evening, but many aren’t, which allows you to have the space all to yourselves!

Pro-Tip:  Allow your employees to bring their significant other, or a date to this grown-up event. Think about hiring a local band or musician to take the sophisticated event to the next level.