“We loved our chic and sophisticated accommodations at Palazzo Avino, which was only a few steps away from the quaint village center. Each afternoon we would visit the grocer for a small package of fresh salami and cheese to take with us back to our room for an afternoon snack before dinner. Finding ourselves without any euros one day, that kind grocer even sent us off with our goods and simply asked that we come back the next day with payment! I didn’t know that kind of doing business even existed anymore! But it does in Ravello, like something out of a favorite novel or movie. Speaking of something out of a movie, our last evening included a romantic dinner at Villa Maria’s and our own private concert back at Palazzo Avino. As the pianist sang “Have I Told You Lately” and we danced, I couldn’t help but shed a tear thinking of just how blessed Dane and I have been to have found each other, and to have started our marriage in the most perfect fashion, on the Amalfi Coast. Ok, I was a little sad to be going home the next day too ;)”
In one of the most charming secluded places in France, lies La Bastide de Marie. Beautifully situated among a 37 acre vineyard, La Bastide de Marie provides pools, a spa, and an excellent staff to go with their gorgeous Provence sunset. Go wine tasting or explore the surrounding areas of Menerbes and Bonnieux on bikes provided by the hotel. It is a paradise among the countryside that you will never want to leave!
Warm and welcoming, La Bastide de Marie provides effortless luxury. You will immediately feel right at home!
Dine in one of their many romantic locations with a perfect vineyard view as a backdrop.
One of the most frustrating parts of traveling has to be that moment when you finally get to your (amazing) hotel room and notice that the electrical plugs are different…and you’re not prepared! Even if you’re planning on “unplugging” while on your honeymoon, if you want to use your phone as a camera or you want to blow dry your hair, you might be caught in a sticky situation.
So instead of trying to figure out what you need for which country and investing in multiple, my best advice to you in to get an all-in-one universal travel adapter! One of my favorites is the Ansmann version that can easily be found online or even cheaper via Amazon. These adapters can be used in over 150 countries and is one of the safest in the world. No matter where you go this little guy will be your best friend!
Thailand is always one of my favorite places to visit and I cannot recommend it enough to honeymooners who want a trip full of adventure and relaxation in an incredibly chic location! Soneva Kiri is the ultimate getaway spot when in Thailand. The resort it full of amazing features and breathtaking views in a location that feels “remote” but still is accessible.
Each room is a personal villa that are both large and luxurious. They feel like little retreats built right into the landscape and all have stunning views of sunsets and the secluded bay.
They have unique excursions that include the Mai Si honey farm, rain forest treks, and breathtaking waterfalls to see. If you love to snorkel or dive, Thailand has some amazing coral rich reefs around Koh Rand and Koh Chang Marine Park for you to explore!
One of their most popular and famous amenities is the dining pods. Personal bamboo baskets are risen 12 meters up to the treetops with waiters arriving by trapeze and serving gourmet dishes…can you believe that?! Definitely something I always encourage my clients to experience!
A couple of my other favorites would definitely be the Jungle Escape at the Spa (of course), wine tasting, the sunrise breakfast cruise, the den (a bamboo playhouse for kids), and of course…the Willy Wonka fantasy! A chilled chocolate room packed with chocolate truffles, lollipops, and cacao cocktails!? You definitely don’t need to convince me of that!
If you’re interested in taking a trip to Thailand, let me know! I’d love to help you experience all that this beautiful country has to offer. Plus, Ever After Honeymoons clients receive complimentary champagne and Thai tapas as well as hand-crafted Thai arrival and departure gifts!
Something I love about Greece is there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you love adventure and sight seeing, relaxing on a beautiful coastline, or partying all night long, you can do it all! When packing for your trip to the Mediterranean paradise, make sure you put something in there for whatever may come up. I’ve picked three outfits that I think would not only fit the relaxed Grecian vibe but also make you feel and look fab!
For a day on the Mediterranean beaches of Santorini…
For sight seeing around Athens…
For a night out in Mykonos…
If you’re interested in booking a trip to Greece, let me know!