It’s almost Thanksgiving and many of My Vacation Lady’s winter honeymooners are still planning their winter honeymoons. Of course, the Covid 19 pandemic has held some of our honeymooners up a bit waiting for word on some of their top destination choices’ reopening dates.
What are My Vacation Lady’s top warm weather honeymoon destinations for the winter of 2021-2022?
- Hawaii- open (with restrictions) to American tourists
In additional to tropical weather year round, the Hawaiian Islands are diverse. Each of the 4 main islands is so different. With so much to see and do, Hawaii is the perfect destination for honeymooners who want to relax on the beach, drive around and explore on their own, eat great food, in a tropical paradise while still in the US. In 2021, Hawaii was My Vacation Lady‘s top honeymoon destination for so many reasons.
- No passports are required for Americans
- No pretesting is required for fully vaccinated Americans
- No return testing is required for Americans
- It’s been open for over a year and and covid cases decrease, restrictions are being reduced as well.
- Thailand- partially reopen with numerous restrictions to American Tourists
The nation’s southern beaches, like Phuket and Koh Samui, are stunningly beautiful and have been part of the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus program for a few months now.
The Phuket Sandbox allows in visitors who are fully vaccinated and have a minimum of $100,000 in health insurance covering covid. The Samui Plus program requires a nite at a pre-arranged and approved quarantine hotel until your covid test taken upon arrival is negative. After that, the tourists can travel around the island of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan but are only allowed to take pre approved tours.
We might recommend waiting a bit longer to go to Thailand but there is promising news ahead. As of November 1, if all went according to plan, and there were no new large Covid 19 clusters, The areas are Bangkok, Chiang Mai (Muang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng and Doi Tao districts), and some others, are expected to welcome visitors. Thailand is usually budget friendly and winter months offer the best weather
- Caribbean and Mexico- open to US tourists with varying restrictions.
The winter months are the best time of the year to go to the Caribbean islands and the Caribbean coast of Mexico (Cancun, Playa Mujeres and the Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas). Our honeymooners are heading to St Lucia, Jamaica, Antigua, Punta Cana and Mexico all winter long. Beautiful beaches may be the draw but many of the all inclusive resorts offer wonderful honeymoon amenities to make our clients’ honeymoons even more special! The Covid restrictions vary from NO pre-test to vaccinated tourists only so check with My Vacation Lady for the most current covid entry protocol.
- Costa Rica- open to US tourists with some restrictions
This year, we have a good number of clients heading to Costa Rica for their winter honeymoons. Manual Antonio has beautiful white sand beaches, while the Guanacaste region has white to gray to black sand beaches. La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano offer activities that you won’t find in many other regions that are so close. Most of our clients will combine the volcano area hotel with a beach resort for a unique honeymoon experience. Some of the more adventurous will drive around and explore on their own but we have many who will take our pre-arranged private transfers between the different locations.
- USA- Florida, California and Arizona – completely open to American tourism
When it comes to those of our couples who want to stay more local (either for work related covid restrictions or they don’t have their passports), we have been sending a good number of honeymooners to Florida, California and Arizona for warm weather honeymoons. While Arizona isn’t a beach destination, Scottsdale has some wonderful resorts with great pools and spas and an in room fireplace can make for a romantic honeymoon. Florida, or course, is known for it’s beaches and there are a good number of resorts and properties that are perfect for a domestic honeymoon. California- San Diego can be about adventure and romance with lots to see and do. The temperature is moderate all year round so it might be a honeymoon destination to consider.
My Vacation Lady is the top honeymoon specialist located in New Jersey. Our team can help design the honeymoon that you’ve dreamed about. We won’t be the first to tell you that your honeymoon should be special but we are the right honeymoon specialists to make is special.