Corona, CA (Vocus) June 2, 2008
Ron Haller, President of Honeymooner's Review Guide, states that "although there are many fine hotels and resorts for couples to choose from, our mission is to report the very finest based upon what returning honeymoon couples report." Their latest survey is not intended to be a complete list of all the top honeymoon hotels and resorts, but does provide guidance for couples planning their honeymoon travel. Haller states that, "in addition to our surveys, we check each provider to ensure that they are indeed considered the 'best of the best'."
For 2008, results reveal that the following are very highly regarded by couples based upon completion of a survey of 25 detailed questions regarding the quality of their experience.
Top destinations remain Hawaii, Jamaica, St.Lucia, and Mexico. However, some of the top rated resorts are also in the Maldives, Grenada, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Italy.
Michelle McKenzie states, "Based upon our ongoing surveys, the following top 25 honeymoon resorts can be considered as places for couples to enjoy a quality romantic honeymoon and destination wedding." The resorts are listed randomly and are not in priority order.
Le Taha'a Private Island & Resort & Spa -- Tahaa, Society Islands
Casa Chameleon -- Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Amore By The Sea Bed and Breakfast Inn -- Victoria, BC
Aventura Spa Palace -- Tulum, Mexico
Four Seasons Resort Lana'i -- Lana'i City, Hawaii
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island -- Maldives
Royal Plantation -- Ochios Rios, Jamaica
Couples Negril -- Negril, Jamaica
Sandals Royal Carribean -- Montego Bay, Jamaica
Secrets Excellence Punta Cana -- Punta Cana, Dominican Rep.
Spice Island Beach Resort -- Grenada
Stonefield Estate -- Soufriere, St. Lucia
Aloha Cottage -- Makawao, Maui, Hawaii
Hilton Los Cabos Beach -- Cabos San Lucas, Mexico
Couples swept away -- Negril, Jamaica
Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino -- Curacao
Marriott Bangkok Resort & Spa -- Thailand
El Dorado Royale -- Riviera Maya, Mexico
Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Resort -- Ochios Rios, Jamaica
Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort and Spa -- St. Lucia
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island -- Nassau
Luna Convento Hotel -- Amalfi, Italy
Ritz-Carlton Kapalua -- Maui
Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort and Spa -- Castries, St. Lucia
The Fairmont Orchid -- Hawaii - Big Island
Ratings are based upon 25 factors and stress ambiance, activities, customer service and romance. Honeymooners Review Guide and its website, http://www.honeymoonersreviewguide.com offers couples on-line access to 350 planning pages of tips, articles, ideas on romance, destinations, and a database with over 3,000 hotels and resorts, with direct access to select honeymoon travel agents and destination wedding specialists provding honeymoon packages and destination wedding packages.
The website encourages couples who return from their honeymoon to complete a short survey on their experience at their website survey page.