We’re not just masters at the beach. We’ve got some street creds when it comes to knowing the perfect recipe for spicing up the romance. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t get much better than you + your loved one + the beach.
However, there are times when you go the extra mile to rekindle romance. Plus, these additions will only make things more relaxing, enjoyable, and just straight-up fun! If you want to spice up your relationship or grow in the area of romance, what better way than to do it on an All-Inclusive beach trip?
Here are some ways to turn it up a notch on your All Inclusive beach getaway:
#1 – Choose the right resort
Honestly, before you think about the destination, first consider your resort. It’s a game-changer in your experience. Finding the right resort is key in setting the romantic backdrop to your getaway. You may love kids running around! But if you’re looking for a peaceful atmosphere, Adults Only instead of Family Friendly may be the way to go. Are you looking for lively or secluded? This is when real expertise matters and rummaging through hotel reviews just won’t cut it.
#2 – Decide on a destination
Do you want a tropical landscape? Or cascading mountains into the ocean? How about crystal blue skies and rich turquoise water? Each destination is different and unique and the best part is, you get to make the call!
#3 – Unplug
We spend all day every day on our phones. Being connected is awesome. But this is your time to just connect with one person, and that person is sitting right next to you relaxin’ on the beach. Use your technology to photograph your experience together, but don’t let social media, notifications, texting, or work emails distract you from the point of why you’re on vacation.
#4 – Relax
Unwind together. A little de-stressing can be just what your relationship needs. Take a long walk on the beach or retreat after dark to star gaze on the sand. Take advantage of world-class spas and schedule a couples massage. Or create your own massage with your balcony jacuzzi & some bath salts.
What says ‘I love you’ more than it spelled out for you? The staff at Secrets St James know how to set the mood.
It’s a good reminder to slow down and remember what’s important. Spend quality time in your room napping, or sitting on the balcony sipping mimosas. You don’t have to be doing activities the whole time. Take time to breathe.
Insider tip: Ask your BeachMaster whether there are resort credits included in your package. Sometimes these credits can go towards spa packages.
#5 – Go the extra mile
Need a few ideas to spruce up the beach getaway? Going the extra mile can speak volumes to your significant other. Try some of our “extra mile” tips:
Honeymoon or Anniversary? Ask your BeachMaster if your resort offers a complimentary or supplemental Anniversary or Honeymoon Package. If so, they’ll add it to your reservation.
Insider tip: Sometimes, the resort will ask for proof of wedding date, so bring a copy of your marriage certificate. This will add little romantic nuances to your trip such as a welcome bottle of champagne or breakfast in bed.
Romantic dinner – Go above and beyond to reserve a romantic dinner for 2 on the beach.
Be fancy – If you’re not going to do a beach dinner, dress up for at least one dinner while on your trip.
Order room service – Just stay in bed a little longer! Room service is often times part of the All Inclusive package.
Take advantage of Butler Service – Does your resort offer butlers? Resorts like Iberostar (Bavaro, Rose Hall, & Paraiso Maya) have butler service included. Have them draw a bath with rose petals for a romantic surprise.
Renew your vows – With the beautiful ocean as your witness, remember why you first fell in love and recommit to forever together.
#6 – Have fun together!
The couple that plays together, stays together. Think about what activities you’d like to engage in while on your romantic trip (besides the obvious, folks). Ask your on-resort Apple Rep to inquire about on and off-site activities like sand volleyball or snorkeling excursions. Don’t be afraid to try something new and practice spontaneity. Utilize your swim up or poolside bar and spend a day lounging and talking. You may just be surprised how much there is to find out still!
And of course, take selfies – always take selfies. Here are some of our guests and her significant others at their romantic resorts.
Now go on, love birds! Enjoy the beach & have some fun discovering that SPARK!