You don’t need a travel agent!
I am going to recommend two travel websites that I have used. Cheap Caribbean and Vacation Express. I’ve used cheap Caribbean for other vacations but we used Vacation Express for our honeymoon because it offered the best prices for the package we wanted. It was extremely easy! We narrowed down our search by ALL INCLUSIVE, ADULTS ONLY! Alcohol and foods included! You don’t have to pay for anything! Tips are not required but appreciated. We also didn’t have to leave any deposit with the resort beforehand or acquire any taxes or fees upon arrival or after.
- Enter your desired dates and destination.
- Select your hotel.
- Chose your flight.
- Select upgrades such as excursions and airport transfer.
- And payment. (Can be divided into a payment plan.)
We did also purchase travel insurance through another website instead that was cheaper. I bought it because we were staying for so long, and I was a bit worried about lost luggage, weather, medical accidents, and such through Travelinsurance.com where I was able to compare pricing, and details. it was $96ish for both Diego and I. Nothing wen’t wrong but when we couldn’t find Diego’s Luggage we checked in (because of the rum) I was a bit excited for the possibility of a $500 reimbursement through the company. But it came tumbling down the ramp to us.
In doing my research I was so overwhelmed with hotels, airplane tickets, transportation, activities that I didn’t know where to start! This website makes it simple and provides you only with options of your interest within your budget. With the excursions I looked up reviews and photos before booking. We did two separate payments for our honeymoon. Before the last payment I could still change my excursions! So that was great! I did get into contact with vacation express for help over the phone. They were so nice!
I love how this website made it so easy to book exactly what we wanted. We picked Punta Cana! I knew I wanted an 8 night honeymoon! Crazy, but we both needed that much time away from work and life to enjoy the married life. Punta Cana was within a reasonable price for a vacation that long. We were a bit stuck between staying at a more popular resort with a smaller room or a less popular resort with the BEST room! We went with the 2nd option, Grand Palladium! Let me tell you that this resort went above and beyond for us in making our Honeymoon special! They have multiple resorts around the world! Seriously look into them!
Our flight was at 4am after our wedding, because we wanted to arrive early in the day at Punta Cana.We packed light and just took carry on suitcases to avoid hunting them down. We arrived at the airport, looked up our tickets, and got on a plane with a layover in Miami. . Then once in Punta Cana our vehicle was waiting for us, With WiFi! Then at the hotel, they let us check our bags in until it was check in time. We were greeted with alcohol and food right away. We had our own massive jacuzzi in the room! And our room had 4 bottles of alcohol included, mini fridge with snacks, and 24/7 room service included! At no extra cost. Diego totally ordered room service that night 4 times. Not kidding you.
We picked dolphin swimming, zip-lining, Parasailing, and Sea Trekking as our excursions. They all include transportation to and from your resort. We also participated in sports at our resort. Plenty to do there! They hosted different events throughout our stay. Our package included staying at one and playing at all their resorts. We ate at almost every restaurant. Coffee was a way of life there. Needless to say we our hooked on Dominican coffee now.
They gave us a honeymoon bottle of rum to take home! and of course our vehicle was waiting to take us back to the hotel. Once home we had a family member to pick us up, but you can always just take a Uber home. The whole process was super easy! We only spent money on Photo, video, and souvenirs!