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Stepping out into the world for the first time as newlyweds, there's no reason your trip of a lifetime shouldn't be done in style. Garnering a bit of inspiration from our partner Sandals and their luxe honeymoon offerings (hello butler service!), we've come up with five sweet ways to live like royalty on your honeymoon without any stress-related travel woes.
1. Go For an Upgrade
If there was ever a time where an airline upgrade was worth the splurge, this is it. Besides the obvious like more spacious seats for you and your beau, a first-class ticket will ensure that your trip gets off on the right foot (and that you board before the rest of the passengers!). You'll take off sitting in the lap of luxury with a glass of Champagne in hand.
2. Settle Into an Over-the-Top Suite
Sure, location is one half of the honeymoon equation. But just as important is where you'll be staying once you get to your destination, whether it be a beachfront bungalow or a cliff-side suite. Explore special options like Love Nest Suites at Sandals' Luxury Included Resorts. These private enclaves are dubbed the Love Nest Suites because you'll want to do just that, curl up with your other half in dreamy digs, indulging in everything from butler service to the private plunge pool.
3. Bask in Luxury Services
On your honeymoon, you and your hubby deserve to be treated like royalty. To ensure the VIP treatment continues throughout every aspect of your vacay, upgrade your stay with custom-made concierge assistance. Club Sandals, for example, offers dedicated concierges that personally handle every detail of your stay, from speedy check-in to dinner reservations. To ensure nonstop pampering, opt for one (or several) luxe offerings from your hotel, like Sandals' personalized butler services. Their expert butlers are trained by the top-of-the-line Guild of Professional English Butlers, so you know you're in good hands when you're being treated to everything from a rose petal bath by candlelight to a romantic dinner for two on your private terrace.
4. Choose Romance 24/7
Obviously a honeymoon's entire raison d'être is love, love, love. Since there's no better time to indulge your inner romantic and up the ante on the courtship, you'll want to take full advantage of honeymoon enhancements and specialties. Sandals, for example, offers its guests dreamy evenings of private candlelit dinners under the stars, luxurious couples massages and even a special flower petal turn down service to make your honeymoon the stuff of romance novels.
5. Skip the Taxi Line
There's nothing worse than arriving home and worrying about lugging your bags while waiting in a taxi line or navigating an airport parking lot, especially if you're jetlagged. Skip the stress (and potential airport fight) and arrange for a car service that will be ready and waiting to whisk you home in style. Bonus points for a driver holding a sign with your new married names.