Hawaii and Alaska. Both sound exotic and impressive to mainlanders – ideal for a honeymoon. But how should you decide? We offer two options: a fun hike for lovers in the tropics and an outdoor enthusiast’s active immersion in the wilderness. Note: Please check COVID-19 restrictions before booking a trip.
Playful newlyweds can honor their inner child at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria resort on Maui’s breathtaking Wailea Beach. The ornate retreat is a breathtaking 40 acre oasis of tropical gardens and offers all the advantages of the most magical Hawaiian hotels at first glance. However, get ready for the pool to enter the realms of your vacation imagination. There’s really nothing in the world like the 2,000-foot, 25,700-square-foot, 770,000-gallon aquatic paradise – as enjoyable for fun-loving adults as children. The biggest problem is that you may lose each other as you fly down slides, swing and jump off a rope, soar the rapids, soak in a hot tub, drink pina coladas at the swim-up bar, or descend in the futuristic water elevator. When you’re resting, you’ll want appointments at the innovative Spa Grande, Hawaii’s largest spa known for its gorgeous hot spring baths and native treatments. Choose from 8 restaurants including the award-winning “Best of Maui” Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. Just try to say that!
Rooms to book for romance: Visit the Napua Club Grand Suite in the exclusive Napua Tower with panoramic ocean views and high-end comforts including a private lanai, dedicated concierge, private check-in and a fully stocked bar.
The deal to book: Grand Wailea also offers a special getaway package for a romantic getaway that includes a bespoke dinner for two, a couples massage at Spa Grande, a private cabana for two by the Hibiscus Pool with a bottle of Moet and Chandon, and a King Ocean View or Honua ‘ula Suite for two nights. The package starts at $ 4,000.
Remarkable: The Extended Stay Package allows travelers to create a “home from home” in Grand Wailea with an emphasis on making the travel experience as seamless and safe as possible. This includes private flights from the continental US, personal office space, fitness pods, a dedicated concierge (and much more).
Straight from the page of a calendar (remember these?) The verdant, untamed terrain of southeast Alaska brings the spirit to life. Ketchikan, a historic town overlooking the Inside Passage, sits on the water and is anchored by a collection of First People totem poles and architecturally distinctive houses and shops. Nearby, the glacier-carved Misty Fiords National Monument rolls in an array of wildlife (think bears and bald eagles), snow-capped mountains, salmon-rich streams, and waterfalls. Against the backdrop of the region Salmon Falls Resort beckons. For those fascinated by the great outdoors, this hideaway surpasses any other honeymoon on earth. Here, in the middle of the salmon capital of the world, unparalleled guides take you out of the resort into the wild with guaranteed results – if only that means learning to tie flies, though you’ll likely catch the one you can brag about your coming Anniversaries. At the rustically elegant Salmon Falls, your off-grid honeymoon will include little explorations that will amaze you. Take a Misty Fjords seaplane from the dock to explore the fjords, lakes and bays. See wildlife on a zodiac safari that is likely to spot whales, seals, eagles, lions, and bears. Find black bears in their own habitat with an expert guide for a Bear Watch adventure. Or go on an eco-kayak tour and paddle through the wonderful Kleepassage.
Book a room:
Choose the newly renovated, secluded luxury room with an attached living room with views of the wildlife and water. All bookings include three meals a day, airport transfers, fishing gear, accommodation and fish processing.
The deal to book: Act quickly and get a 25% discount on all room and meal packages for June and 25% discount on all guided and self-guided fishing in June. The offer ends on April 1, 2021.
Remarkable: Save money with longer stays in Salmon Falls. For stays of four nights you will receive a 10% discount on the above prices, for five nights you will receive 15%, for six nights 20% and for seven nights 25%. What offer!