Avoid Love Hazards; Concentrate on Alone Time
There’s nothing like a romantic getaway to stoke the embers of passion in a couple. Still, there are some pitfalls to avoid and sure-fire tips that you’d do well to heed on your trip, lest you risk arriving in love limbo instead of dreamy bliss. One thing is certain, if you want to keep your love strong, make sure to travel together, as a U.S. Travel Association survey found that getaways help strengthen romance and intimacy. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Plan to Romance
1. Don’t plan a romantic around YOUR favorite activity
Sure, unlimited golf is great but that doesn’t mean you should set up couple tee times at the Moon Palace Cancun Jack Nicklaus signature golf course if your partner isn’t a fan, especially on a trip where you are meant to cater to one another's desires.
Do plan something you BOTH CAN ENJOY
Make sure to plan activities you both will appreciate and the options on a romantic getaway are plentiful. Take excursions to tour Mayan temples together, dip in romantic waterfalls or scuba dive.
2. Don’t talk about the great deal you got on their special gift
“I got you that necklace for $2 at a flea market!” and “Can you believe we booked five nights for the price of four in Jamaica” are not exactly the words that engender infinite adoration, even if they make you feel giddy inside. Some things are best left unsaid, at least until you get back home.
Do emphasize the unique qualities of gift
Nothing wrong with going to local craft market when traveling to pick up a present but make sure what you buy for your mate follows suit. Handmade jewelry and local threads that reflect native culture are among the best ways to build memories on your trip.
Pick Relaxing Over Partying
3. Don’t give a homemade certificate for massages, or similarly see-through last-minute gifts
Nothing says, “I forgot to get you a legitimate present” like a hastily printed out “Certificate for One Month of Free Massages from Yours Truly!”
Do give a day at the spa!
There is absolutely no excuse for not scheduling spa time at any Palace Resorts' Awe Spa. There are hydrating wraps, deep-tissue massages, luxurious facials, and even a Water Journey or Fish Spa Experience. Use your Resort Credit!
4. Don’t party (or eat) too much!
Slow down on those cocktails at the bar, put down that extra glass of wine during dinner, and for heaven’s sake, share desert. This is a trip to be attentive and sensitive and those qualities will be in short supply if you are overly inebriated or bloated.
Do leave early and make sure you have plenty of alone time!
Alone time is key to a romantic getaway. Find out about reserving a romantic dinner for two on the beach, take a moonlight walk or plan other one-on-one activities.
Don't Use Kids as an Excuse
5. Don’t use your kids as an excuse to be ROMANTICALLY LAZY!
We get it, offspring can drain every essence of your being, including your romance quotient; but letting rug-rats quell your burning desire is a sure-fire way to build resentment the entire family over.
Do include kids in daytime activities, but give them something to do at night
Bringing your kids on a family sojourn to the beach is a great way to enjoy the daylight, so long as you find something for them to do come nighttime!