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- Use 40,000 miles from many US gateways.
- Taxes are additional.
- This airfare is highly restricted and only available for purchase on very specific dates between now and February 29, 2020.
Are you looking for the ultimate Bucket List ideas? No worries, we can help!
Your Bucket List may consist of things like visiting the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, making special reservations at restaurants such as the French Laundry, climbing a particular mountain, or maybe studying more of your genealogy.
Everyone has a different wish list, and the best way to make it happen is to consciously write it down and formulate a plan to accomplish your Bucket List goals! While our niche is Honeymoon Travel, our Luxury Travel Designers have been on many Bucket List trips such as a Singita Safari in South Africa, the Orient Express, white-water rafting, seeing the Northern Lights, and the most luxurious Overwater Villa in French Polynesia! Our goal is to help you every step of the way.
Bucket List ideas come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Be realistic in that you may not be able to climb Mount Everest but you could still take a trip to Nepal to go on a luxury jungle safari or a private trek in the Himalayas.
Would you love to stay in a tented camp in the jungle? Consider Four Seasons Tented Camp at Golden Triangle (where Burma, Laos, and Thailand meet). You will feel like a true adventurer when arriving by longtail boat.
How about visiting ‘real Middle Earth’, better known as New Zealand; the North and South Islands of New Zealand are all about the wilderness, supernatural beauty, and friendliness of the Kiwis.
Or maybe it’s going by train through Europe?
Having trouble deciding on which of your bucket list ideas to do? Dream big with a private jet Around-the-World tour stopping at 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites… It all takes planning, goal setting, and just plain creativity!
Do you need help putting your ideas into reality? We recommend that you speak with one of our travel designers. The goal is to uncover your own expectations and then we can help you follow your dreams. Is this trip 10 years out or 10 months out? It doesn’t matter. Knowing your desires will help us to ensure that we’re helping you find information about your Bucket List ideas. This may be sending you articles that we found online, or even sharing special offers that may apply.
The team at Remarkable Honeymoons loves nothing more than to talk travel! As avid travelers ourselves, we’re always looking for the best experiences for our clients. Fill out My Travel Profile today (and request a copy if you’d like to refer back to it yourself).
Hoping to have the easiest route coming home from outside of the US? Then we recommend that you plan a trip around airports that offer preclearance.
Currently preclearance is offered in 15 locations within 6 countries… They include:
Preclearance benefits to the United States include assistance in identifying terrorists, criminal and other national security threats prior to boarding a US-bound aircraft. It also enables the traveler to be precleared prior to boarding the plane. This allows an additional level of security to travelers.
Preclearance also has the potential to increase capacity and create growth opportunities for airports as well as airlines, improving passenger experience. It allows a higher capacity for incoming flights into US airports. It means faster connections and ease of arriving home to a crowded arrival customs hall when there are multiple aircraft landing at similar times.
There are plans to expand US Preclearance to Stockholm, Sweden and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
As your travel advisor we take your travel plans very seriously, and when there are shorter connection times we try and make sure that you will be able to make your next flight without delay or stress. We are available to give you all of the options (which most airlines do not give) and take care of any changes that need to be made.
On one of our own recent trips to Ireland, we were able to not only use Preclearance in Dublin, but they also have lines for those of us with Global Entry. This enabled us to essentially “skip the line” and then go to the gate with time to spare. The flight out of Dublin was unfortunately delayed which left us with 30 minutes to connect in New York’s JFK airport. We were traveling with a person with a disability which required us to wait for a wheelchair to be brought to the plane. Even with the added stress, it took us 15 minutes to get to our next gate at JFK airport, where they were just beginning the boarding process on our next flight. Being able to go through preclearance in Dublin not only saved us time, it allowed us to make our connection to the West Coast with time to spare.
We had to make the decision whether to reschedule our party on the next available flight (the next day) or to chance getting delayed at JFK for the night. Knowing that we were going to clear customs in Dublin, it made the decision an easy one. Had we been flying out of another airport in Europe, we would have opted to reschedule for the next day. We would have had less than 45 minutes to clear US customs and getting to our next flights would have been next to impossible!
This leads to the fact that we always recommend travel insurance, and purchase it on our own travels. Had we needed to spend another night in Dublin or elsewhere, our hotel stay would have been covered along with meals and incidentals (each policy has different limits on what they allow per day for delay).
Remarkable Honeymoons does more than just the pre-trip planning. We are there every step of the way for you in case there are any issues or delays – which do happen occasionally much to our dismay! We look forward to working with you on your next adventure.
Remarkable Honeymoons’ very own travel specialist, Melanie Panther, recently visited Monarch Beach Resort in Orange County, California. Read about her experience below!
Monarch Beach Resort is a luxurious, stunning, and romantic getaway. Upon arrival, you will immediately feel as though you are entering a very special place. Your sight is magnetically drawn through to the open lobby which offers a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. You have reached a remarkable destination without even needing a passport!
After settling in we enjoyed our afternoon with a relaxing treatment at their onsite Miraval Life in Balance Spa (the only location on the West Coast). Here you can unwind from the stress of traveling and begin your getaway completely relaxed!
While visiting the spa, we highly recommend booking the Couples Relaxation Retreat. During this experience you indulge in a soothing bath ritual followed by a deeply therapeutic full body massage using tailored treatment oils to release stress and tension. Finally, unwind together in their private relaxation area, making this the perfect escape for two. A hidden and uncrowded gem can be found downstairs, behind the classrooms, is a 20-yard lap pool & spa that is available to hotel guests.
There are many activities to keep you as busy as you wish to be during your stay at Monarch Beach Resort. An 18-hole championship golf course, with 2 oceanfront holes, designed by master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.; a brand new private beach club complete with oceanside dining, chair & towel service, Falconry demonstrations, fireside ukulele lessons, family movie nights, s’more making that can be accessed by their very own woody beach tram, just 7 scenic minutes from lobby to beach; a Tennis Club with 8 lighted hard courts; high-tech Athletic Club, open 24 hours, outfitted with everything you need for an invigorating workout. Daily fitness classes are also offered on a complimentary basis for resort and spa guests; kid friendly and regular resort pools with two new infinity edge whirlpool spas that seemingly spill into the stunning seascape also offering private cabanas for rent; RunGo acts as a virtual running partner that offers turn-by-turn directions in real time, directly through the runner’s headphones, eliminating the need for maps. Monarch Beach Resort is the first hotel in the United States to offer the RunGo App for guests.
You truly never need to leave Monarch Beach Resort because it takes food service to an extreme level. Sombra, a poolside cantina and kitchen serving authentic and approachable fresh Mexican cuisine, is open for lunch and early dinner. Serving modern, comfortable and recognizable fare, we highly recommend enjoying their amazing ceviche! Overlooking Monarch Beach Golf Link’s first tee, enjoy lunch while watching play on the fairways or share stories of the day’s 18 holes over drinks. Club 19 delights with classic American fare, big screen televisions, and peerless views of the course and beyond to the ocean; 33°North, with a fun selection of bar bites, wine by the glass, craft cocktails, and nice beer selection, is sectioned off into three distinct sections that cater to different social scenes: a bar, a living room salon, and an ocean view, outdoor patio − arguably the best perch in the house; Monarch Bay Beach Club is a oceanfront bar and restaurant which showcases a refined yet approachable menu of seafood and coastal cuisine. The indoor/outdoor bar takes center stage with iconic beach cocktails, local microbrews and an all-California wine list; AVEO Table + Bar offers an al fresco experience for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner; Bourbon Steak Orange County presents guests with an unparalleled dining experience complemented by panoramic ocean views. The menu highlights signature butter-poached and dry-aged steaks while drawing inspiration from Monarch Beach Resort’s coastal locale. Bourbon Steak has been recognized for its outstanding service and creative interactive presentations and its chic Martini Cart. The beverage program presents a playful twist of classic and contemporary cocktails, while its robust wine list boasts rare grower Champagnes and robust vintage Burgundies.
Resort Charge includes the following services and amenities:
AVEO Table + Bar, the elegant seaside restaurant at Monarch Beach Resort has introduced an all-new weekend brunch experience. The three-course a la carte experience offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The new prix-fixe brunch begins with a triple-tiered tower of fresh-baked croissants with artisan butter & SoCal strawberry preserves alongside an assortment of sliced fruit, berries, and house-made mango yogurt dip (or seasonal alternative, we had a delicious corn ceviche). Guests can select from a variety of first-course appetizers; standout second-course entrees; and, the final course offers a family-style assortment of AVEO’s signature desserts. This fabulous bunch is served with unlimited house sparkling wine or mimosas.
New school twist on an Old Fashion Cocktail: Plantation Pineapple Rum Peach and Peychaud’s Bitters Passion Fruit Syrup.
A special treat from the Chef, Bryan Brown, (not on the menu) was an Herb-Cured Salmon Blini with Creme Fraîche, Lemon Zest, and Chervil.
The Remarkable Honeymoons team is extremely proud of our affiliation with Virtuoso. While the brand is renowned to everyone in the luxury travel industry, we realize that many of our clients are not familiar with the Virtuoso name. So we thought we’d share why Remarkable Honeymoons being a Virtuoso member is such a wonderful thing for you!
First things first. What exactly is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is an exclusive network of travel agencies that partners with high-end travel companies (hotels, tour operators, etc.) from all over the world. Virtuoso acts as a bridge between first-class travel advisors and vendors to create unique vacations for luxury travelers.
You may have seen ads that mention Virtuoso perks, or signs that advertise Virtuoso-only events. You may have felt like you were missing out and wondered how you can get the VIP treatment too! The answer is that you can only become part of the Virtuoso “club” through your travel advisor and/or suppliers. They join the Virtuoso network and then provide exclusive access to their clients. So choosing a Virtuoso-affiliated travel agent is your ticket in and Remarkable Honeymoons is here to open that door for you!
Our favorite part of being a Virtuoso travel agency is being able to offer perks that our clients cannot find anywhere else. These extras mean that honeymoons become truly remarkable! From room upgrades to spa treatments, welcome cocktails to airport lounge access, breakfast daily to invitation-only parties, we love to add as many special touches as possible, all at no additional cost to our clients, just because we’re part of the amazing Virtuoso family.
Of course, the perks alone are reason enough to work with a Virtuoso agency. But our travel advisors are also the cream of the crop, the best of the best. They take every trip to the next level and make sure you’re treated like a VIP every step of the way.
A Virtuoso travel advisor…
The experienced Virtuoso travel advisors at Remarkable Honeymoon get the most value for your honeymoon. Every trip is created with your needs and wants in mind. From the overall aspects such as what destinations will work within your timeframe down to minute details that matter such as having the best views, where to dine if you’re vegan or gluten-free – it’s all about the most Remarkable Honeymoon experience.
It just makes sense to entrust your precious time away to an experienced travel designer. We have been to many of the destinations we recommend; we view the resorts in person and get to know the management staff. We also have relationships with the local tour guides and restaurants you will visit on honeymoon, meaning an upgraded experience for you, our client.
It’s important for us to get to know you and your partner’s needs and desires when planning your Remarkable Honeymoon. This way we know whether you want to take a cooking class on your Italian honeymoon, or a private helicopter tour in the Hawaiian Islands. Of course, you may just want to hang out at the pool or spa and regenerate your batteries! We can make suggestions and reservations whenever, wherever you need. Our planning process includes questions such as:
Along with knowing your travel style, we can make suggestions about a destination that’s entirely new to you! It’s important to think creatively so that we can find something for you that will be more unique and memorable. Or if you want to visit a more mainstream destination on your honeymoon, we may be able to help you to find new experiences that will make it extra special.
If you have ever traveled and everything went exactly as planned – bravo! As you know, almost always something small or large pops up. Your Virtuoso travel advisor will be available during your honeymoon to be the “fixer” in all situations. We know how to quickly turn things around for the better. We have insider numbers to airlines and resorts and know how to get to the source. Because of this, your honeymoon will be a worry-free experience. Every Remarkable Honeymoon client will also have cell phone access to their advisor while traveling.
So now that you know more about Virtuoso, why not check out some of our favorite Virtuoso resorts from around the world? In no particular order, we love:
With its gorgeous beaches, luxury private-island resorts, and delightful people, Fiji really is the perfect honeymoon destination. However we often find that our clients don’t know whether their preferred wedding/honeymoon dates are also the best time to travel to Fiji. Let the team at Remarkable Honeymoons help!
Fiji is a South-Pacific archipelago of 333 tropical islands. It lies roughly one third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii. An approximately 3-hour flight from Auckland or Sydney, Fiji is perfectly secluded and romantic.
Fiji enjoys a year-round tropical climate. Temperatures stay consistently around 85°F and gentle trade winds keep the islands breezy and comfortable. The sea also stays warm (around 80°F) making swimming and snorkeling fun all year long.
Temperatures are warmest in this southern-hemisphere country during the summer months of November to April. This is also when you can expect the most humidity and rain.
Fiji pricing peaks during the months of June to September and December to January. These times are busier and more expensive.
Fiji is a prime snorkeling location. Our clients can’t wait to see the coral reefs, sharks, rays, turtles, and colorful tropical fish. If that sounds like something you would enjoy too, please bear in mind that the seas are most likely to be calm and clear during the dry season, May to October. Between November and May, the winds can make the water choppier, affecting visibility.
With all the above in mind, we often recommend May/June and September/October as the very best times to travel to Fiji. The weather will be perfect and there won’t be so many crowds. Of course this also coincides with peak wedding season in the U.S.!
The team at Remarkable Honeymoons has been to Fiji many, many times. It’s one of our favorite places on the planet! The people are amazing and we have personal relationships with many of the local vendors and resort managers. We keep our Fiji Packages page up-to-date with special offers at the best resorts. Some packages have to be booked very quickly so we recommend you contact us as soon as you know your preferred honeymoon dates.
We hope we gave you enough information about the best time of year to go to Fiji. If you have any other questions, we’d love to help! If you’re ready to get pricing for an unbelievable honeymoon in Fiji, please request a quote today.
Book now through March 12, 2019:
Book now through February 9th, 2019:
Don’t delay – call Remarkable Honeymoons today to book your romantic trip to Fiji! We’ll reserve this amazing Fiji Airways special for you and help you choose the best place to stay. Click here to explore our selection of Fiji resorts or discover a few of our personal favorites: Royal Davui, Dolphin Island, and Qamea!
To celebrate their new 787 Tahitian Dreamliners, Air Tahiti Nui is offering round-trip economy fare from LAX from $787 per person. Vacation in Tahiti and enjoy the world’s most beautiful island paradise and explore its natural wonders. All Air Tahiti Nui airfares include one free checked bag, complimentary inflight entertainment, and a choice of meals and alcoholic beverages.
Hurry, sale ends November 9, 2018!
The team at Remarkable Honeymoons loves nothing more than to talk travel! As avid travelers ourselves, we are always looking for the best experiences for our families, our friends, and of course, our clients.
That’s why we put together a new tool, My Travel Profile. It will get you thinking about:
Fill out My Travel Profile today (and request a copy if you’d like to refer back to it yourself). Our team will take it all in and do some research. We might have the perfect offer already but if not, we will keep your profile in mind as exclusive offers come across our desks.
Let us know what you think of this new tool and if you have any suggestions for additional information you would like to include. We can’t wait to find out more about your personal travel profile!