We all love our food and drink, and when planning your Honeymoon it is just as important to consider these, as it is how you are going to get there. This article takes a closer look at your honeymoon food & drink options to help you choose the best one for you.
When it comes down to the honeymoon beverages and catering, there are essentially five options on the table (so to speak) from which couples can choose. Many would have you believe that budget is the biggest determining factor but, in many cases, there isn't a lot to choose between them once all is added up. Thus, when it comes to your honeymoon food & drink the final decision often comes down to personal preference.
Let's take a look at the main possibilities that are out there...
This options offers perhaps the most flexibility and allows couples the most freedom over when, where and what to eat and drink. It can be the cheapest option if you do a lot of your own cooking, but if you opt to head out to local restaurants every night, then it could conversely be the most expensive. It is an ideal choice for the more independent couple or ones who won’t even be taking their watches with them, let alone watching the clock praying for dinner-time to arrive.
Bed & Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day we bet your mum always told you, and she wasn’t wrong. A number of accommodations will offer visitors the bed and breakfast option. You should remember however that the breakfast is often served for a couple of hours only, normally somewhere between 6 and 10am. If it is a 6-8am service then you need to ask yourselves whether (as a honeymoon couple) you will be up at that time or still exhausted after the previous night? (don't pretend you don't know what we mean!)
Half Board is the term given to places that offer breakfast and an evening meal included in the price. Such places can help save money, but be aware that certain ones (but by no means all) will repeat their menus on a weekly basis, so if you are staying for a fortnight or more, you may get a Groundhog Day feeling regarding the food. Do a little investigation on the internet or try to speak to someone who has stayed there to get the inside story.
Very much like Half Board, except lunch is thrown in too. This is an ideal option if you don’t want to stray far from your accommodation or if you are out in the middle of nowhere. As mentioned in the Half Board comments, try to do some research in advance.
The definition of ‘All Inclusive’ will vary greatly from place to place so it is really important that you read the small print. However, if you track down a really comprehensive all-inclusive deal it will include all your meals, unlimited branded drinks (not just local rip-off’s), entertainment, tips and maybe even an excursion or health treatment or two.
All inclusive honeymoons help couples stick to their budget far easier as there is not even a need to carry a wallet or purse around with you. Another advantage is that they do encourage people to try new activities simply because there isn’t a charge. However, on the flipside, you may find that you have to mingle with, or even speak to, other visitors (shock, horror!).
All Inclusive resorts are often more remote, and as such offer visitors little in the way of things to see and do outside the hotel grounds – but not all are like this. If all-inclusive appeals, we will re-iterate that you should read the small print and do your research before committing.