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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Belize Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret

Belize has become a popular wedding destination for those looking for an exotic Caribbean style location. With picturesque backdrops and amazing weather, Belize combines the perfect elements to create the wedding of your dreams whether at an ancient Maya temple, in a tropical garden or barefoot on a private island. With dense jungles, cascading waterfalls and mystifying caves galore, Belize’s natural environment will inspire you to get creative while enjoying your intimate and romantic plans.

Wild and exotic or private and peaceful your wedding venue choices range from the luxury of a private island or jungle lodge to the warmth of a beachfront hotel or rural cottage. Belize is a place where nature and nurture work together to enliven your senses a place that will inspire a tingle of romance to make its way from your heart into the arms of the one you love.

Serenely situated in one of the last unspoiled places on earth, you can easily tour Belize’s rain forests, dive the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef or explore mystical Maya temples all during the same adventure. If you've dreamt of getting married under the sweeping canopies of majestic trees, surrounded by the lush tropical beauty of nature on the banks of a gloriously serene river with fresh cool breezes whipping softly through your hair, followed by a honeymoon full of adventures to wake up to every day, then getting married in Belize is a dream-come-true.

For a destination wedding or a honeymoon filled with a lifetime of memories, there is not a more romantic natural stage than Belize.  Their intimate setting and natural beauty create an enchanting destination for lovers and dreamers, young and old. Nothing is quite as magical as the warm embrace of your true love. Add in one of the most alluring places on earth and you have a destination wedding worth boasting.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Top 10 romantic sites in Barbados

Bathsheba picnic unique rock formations from an ancient coral reef make for a protected cove with the backdrop of rolling hills and gullies. Catch this blissful spot at low tide when mineral pools form and you have yourself the perfect for a secluded, beach picnic a deux.

Akin to a Castle tucked away in a hidden forest mahogany tree high up on a hill, with breathtaking views over the rugged Atlantic coast, Farley Hill houses a secret mansion in ruins. Escape to nature, and enjoy the welcoming shade of the trees as you take in the dramatic scenery.

Spa at Sandy Lane resort is the ultimate in relaxation and self-indulgence. Here you unwind in a splendid Romanesque building, fronted by a spectacular waterfall, cascading into its own free form swimming pool. For an intimately relaxing 90 minutes, enjoy romantic bliss his and her massage set in your own private treatment suite with a secluded tropical garden.

The Cliff Restaurant terraced into a Cliffside cove's embrace, with flamed torches extending the sunset's lingering glow, this breathtaking dining hot spot perfectly blends quality and elegance with an unparalleled romantic ambience. After dinner, be sure to order a mouthwatering cocktail and head to a private, Oceanside, chaise lounge to view the gently lapping waves with your honey.

Flower Forest Its not only love that blossoms on Barbados! This lush garden forest is rife with vivid flowers, and blooms from all over the world. Take the winding scenic path, heady with clusters of heliconia, orchids and begonias and allow your senses to be wowed with sweet scent and brilliant color.

Bottom Bay frothy aquamarine waves lap the pearlescent soft sand of this idyllic tropical southeast beach. Enjoy the cool breeze moving through the coconut palms, recline and enjoy a good book or take a stroll and explore bottom bay’s overhanging cliff and cave.

Welchman Hall Gully enjoy a walk through this shady tropical paradise complete with rustling bamboo; a melange of Bajan Fruit; and the islands infamous green monkeys. Towering above the Gully, you'll find nutmeg, clove and palm trees which give this unique location a truly exotic ambience.

Graeme Hall to truly experience Barbados natural beauty takes a stroll through Graeme hall nature sanctuary along the serene boardwalk. This natural oasis is a haven for wildlife. Love birds will be rewarded with walk through aviaries giant tarpon swimming in its lake and red and white mangroves

Foul bay discover why locals prefer to keep this hidden cove their little secret. A stone throw from crane beach; foul bay combines dramatic crashing Atlantic waves with a deserted beach. Add a picnic blanket a splash of rum punch and your loved one and you have the recipe for a perfect romantic afternoon

Crane beach is the ultimate picture perfect beach. Its rugged cliffs sparkling waters and pink hued sands are the ideal spot for a champagne picnic for two.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Classic Caribbean Charm

A romantic escape to Barbados is limitless and so are the possibilities. Adventurous couples will enjoy discovering the many facets of Barbados by indulging in the best spa experiences, exploring Barbados' ancient sugar history, its rum distilleries and former plantation houses, or exciting surf or scuba lesson for two.

In Barbados it's always the season for love. Their rich unique culture, tropical island breeze and beautifully architecture set the perfect atmosphere for a truly quintessential romantic experience. Discover your perfect place whether it be, in a secluded beach, in a picture perfect chapel or synagogue, or the epitome of old world charm, at a Barbadian plantation house your wish is their command. Old stone churches, Mahogany groves, Heritage sites. Botanical gardens, breathtaking hilltops secret coves where better to say I do?

Maybe it's the promise of fabulous, world class, dining that you and your loved one will feast upon every day and each night, or the option of the most beautiful white sandy beaches to relax and languish in by day that intrigues you. Perhaps it's the serenity of 70 miles of glorious beaches, with gently swaying palms that will lure you to honeymoon in Barbados. In Barbados they can make it happen!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Heart of Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is located in the heart of Mexico a centuries old romantic and picturesque town where dreams come true. Enjoy one of the best climates in the world. It boasts outstanding scenery, authentic colonial haciendas, gardens and courtyards overflowing with flowers, world class boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants that offer international cuisine and the finest of service.

Picture yourself in an 18th century town square graced with a dramatic church. Imagine riding there in a flower bedecked, horse-drawn carriage while mariachis stroll and play alongside. Imagine choosing the ceremony of your dreams, intimate, elegant, traditional it's up to you. See yourself dancing in the cobblestone streets to your reception, accompanied by 12 foot mojiganga puppets and live music, and later lighting up the evening sky with fireworks.

Before the wedding day you and your guest can get pampered at relaxing spas and hot springs, enjoy cocktail parties or private dinners, guided tours of the city on foot or by trolley, hot-air balloon ride, horseback riding, mountain biking, and much more that only San Miguel de Allende can offer.

For those who may be considering a destination wedding in Mexico, the beautiful and romantic pueblo of San Miguel de Allende is the perfect location for your nuptials.