When a couple is newlywed, the last thing they want to think about is final arrangements for their first days together and many honeymoon resorts take the worry about arrangements out of the picture, with all-inclusive deals. Travel arrangements can be included in the deals offered by several companies so the worry about getting to the honeymoon destination, is also taken out of the trip following the wedding.
Travel to honeymoon resorts can be an exciting time in newlyweds lives, as their focus is on their recent wedding and their future life together. When planned appropriately, the only things on their mind when they reach the destination is, checking in, looking forward to their time together and to get to know each other better on a more personal level. Newlyweds also watch and observe how each other interacts with their new spouse in a variety of situations.
While there are numerous ideas concerning the origins of the term honeymoon, as well as the tradition of newlyweds, when traveling for a honeymoon one popular theory is that it began when men and women often eloped and traveled to distant, secluded spots in order to hide from their families and others who were not in favor of their marriage. Today, honeymoon resorts cater to the newly weds, whether it is a far-off distant or a destination close to their home, the time is meant to be together in solitude and in an exotic and intimate atmosphere.
Some believe the term is lunar related, with weddings and trips taken between the time of main planting and harvest, when the first of the honey crop was ready for gathering. Others contend it has to do with the time of the year when the sun is low in the horizon, shining through the atmosphere offering the color of honey. Many of the honeymoon resorts have special rooms for the newlyweds, with decorative colors relating to the honeymoon.
There are honeymoon resorts offering simple accommodations such as a room with motel facilities open to guests and other that offer the chance to spend time in a secluded bungalow away from the rest of the guests. Access to motel amenities is typically through private passages to insure the couple has the privacy they expect when they travel to their honeymoon.
To limit the amount of travel on their wedding night, some honeymoon resorts offer wedding services on the premises along with the reception following. In these cases the weddings are usually small with a select number of guests traveling with the bride and groom to the honeymoon resorts and leaving once the reception ends. The newlyweds of course, will stay and enjoy their honeymoon. Typically, these arrangements are available in traditional vacation spots.