Our goal is to provide unique, custom luxury honeymoons and vacations that provide lifelong cherished memories. We strive to perform these services with knowledge, care, professionalism, and creativity. Each Honeymoon or Vacation will be handled personally by an experienced agent and will offer the high level of service, extra value and the personal attention you are accustomed to. Honeymoons and vacations has been creating romantic couples honeymoons since 1997. All inclusive luxury couples honeymoon deals and packages, anniversary trip packages, and specials. Exotic honeymoon destinations for memorable Caribbean honeymoon deals worldwide. We are a preferred all inclusive Sandals and Beaches travel agent. Our Fiji Honeymoon and Agents Are Experts in South Pacific Island Vacations. New Caribbean Resorts and South Pacific Vacation Packages.
Cook Islands Honeymoon!
For travelers who want to venture off the beaten path and enter into an exotic world of tranquility and beauty. No structure here may be build higher than the tallest coconut palm. Cook Islands have no high-rise hotels and a population of only 15,000 people. White sand beaches meet azure waters and tropical rainforests rise from the volcanic terrain.Request FREE Quote
Fiji Islands Honeymoon!
Fiji easily conjures images of escapism and indulgence – perhaps because some of the most popular Fiji vacation destinations are its exclusive private-island resorts. But Fiji is an island nation with many accommodation types, including large family-friendly resorts around Nadi & Denarau Island and along the Coral Coast.Request FREE Quote
Tahiti Islands Honeymoon!
Tahiti island destinations have always been ready for their close-up, ranking among the most picturesque on the planet. Has Bora Bora ever taken a bad photo? Do Moorea’s lofty spires and opalescent lagoons ever fail to inspire envy? And can the untamed Marquesas possibly be any more appealing to adventure travelers?Request FREE Quote
The Story Behind the Honeymoon
We all know what a honeymoon is because many of us have been on one in our lifetimes. Eager couples pick out a honeymoon destination as part of their wedding plans and get ready for their first vacation as husband and wife. A vacation in paradise with your new spouse can sound like the most romantic thing in the world. But how did honeymoons get started and what does the term "honeymoon" mean? It is one of those things people rarely ask, but it is a story worth telling. Believe it or not, the period of time set aside for a newly married couple has been around for a very long time. In older times, honeymoon, refers to a period of one year after a wedding where a man should be exempt from military duty or any other kind of public service so that he can focus all of his time on making his new bride happy. They didn't have all inclusive honeymoon packages long ago, but the idea of giving a new couple time to enjoy each other has been around for a very long time. The oldest known reference to the term "honeymoon" in the English language occurs in a 1546 document. In old English, it was known as a "hony mone." But even with all of that old history behind it, the idea of a couple getting away for a while after a wedding still did not get any real recognition for several centuries. In the 19th century, the British borrowed an old Indian custom called a "bridal tour." This is when the newly married couple would tour the European continent with both families in tow. This was a custom that only the very rich could afford, but it still caught on all over Europe and became a custom in several other countries. The "bridal tour" normally lasted a month. By the time the term "honeymoon" was applied to the practice, the one month period of time have become standard. Today, when people refer to a honeymoon in a marriage, they usually mean the period of one month after the wedding. The actual word "honeymoon" gets its origins in 16th century English literature, and it did not start out as an encouraging phrase.
The author Richard Huloet referred to a period after a marriage as a "hony mone" to represent the waning of the feeling of true love as the moon shifts from one phase to the next. In other words, the original use of the term "honeymoon" was to indicate the period after a marriage where the feelings of love between the couple would fade away.[break][break] There was also a 16th century marriage tradition in France where the newly married couple would be given enough mead to last them for the period of one month after the wedding. In French, and many other languages, the term "moon of honey" was used to refer to this tradition. By the time these customs had time to evolve and intertwine, we get the term "honeymoon" as to apply to the one month period after the wedding when the bride and groom will be allowed to be deeply in love. By the time the custom had made it to America, the references to the waning of love had faded. While many people tend to dismiss the "moon of honey" theory when it comes to the final origin of the word "honeymoon," it remains as the most plausible reason for a honeymoon to be referred to as a joyous time for a newly married couple. Another reason why the "moon of honey" origin gained credibility is the vast number of cultures and languages that refer to it as far back as the 16th and 17th centuries.
By the time that wealthy European couples were doing bridal tours in the 19th century, the term "honeymoon" was already finding its way in to several languages and cultures. By the time the custom found its way to America, it was already in the process of being transformed into a vacation taken by the newly married couple. Honeymoon packages to various parts of the world have been around for a very long time. One of the things that Americans added as part of the honeymoon tradition is that honeymoon packages do not need to be for the South Pacific. Niagara Falls, NY is still a popular honeymoon destination for couples from all over the world. It is not necessarily paradise, but Niagara Falls knows how to make newlywed couples feel welcome. When you are ready to plan your honeymoon, be sure to get an all inclusive package that will help you and your new spouse to enjoy yourselves for a while. The honeymoon is intended to be that vacation where the new husband and wife can find "tenderness and pleasure" in the company of each other, according to author Samuel Johnson. If you have truly found your perfect mate, then your honeymoon never has to end.