Wondering what the best getaways for couples are? Looking to getaway for a honeymoon, anniversary, babymoon or just because? Here are our favorite vacations and getaways for couples:
Sandals Resort: Couples-only Getaways
Sandals Resorts are top of the list because it was the nicest vacation I've ever been on. I've never felt so pampered in my life. We chose to go on a babymoon (while I was pregnant with baby #4) to Sandals Montego Bay Jamaica because I really wanted to go to the Caribbean and Sandals was the only resort I knew of that made sure they were Zika-free. I just made sure not to go on any excursions outside the resort.
We were in Jamaica for 5 nights (we spent one night at Sandals South Coast), and we were NEVER bored, and NEVER hungry. Everything was incredible from the 12 different restaurants to choose from, all the pool options, and the endless amounts of activities. What I loved most about this vacation was that everything was included.
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We paid for our trip and then never spent any more money on our actual trip (which never happens). Even the airport transportation was included, so the only money I spent in Jamaica was $20-30 on souvenirs. They don't even allow you to tip which was awesome because I have been on trips where just the tips alone ended up being hundreds of dollars!
Sandals can seem pricey, but if you go in the off-season you can find some pretty fabulous deals. They actually have some great deals going on right now! You also have to realize that it will seem more expensive because it is all-inclusive, so you are paying for absolutely everything upfront: your transportation, your food, your activities, your lodging, everything! These things add up so fast on other vacations.
I will also say there is huge value in not having to plan a single thing. With Sandals, you simple pay for your vacation and show up! The Sandals brand is probably one of the best getaways for couples because that's all they offer.
Sandals is for couples-only…if you don't care about kids being at the resort, Beaches is their family friendly resort Brand. The Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos is probably their all-time best resort.
Hawaii: the Perfect getaway for couples
Hawaii comes next for my recommendation because it is absolutely perfect in every way. Unlike Sandals, there's going to be some planning involved…but Hawaii has everything!
Make sure and see our article on the Hawaiian Islands compared, as well as our Main Hawaii Tips article (which includes everything I wish I knew before our trips to Hawaii, plus travel guides for each island). You might also be interested in How to Do Hawaii on a Budget.
Key West: A Cheaper Getaway for couples
If Hawaii and Sandals are out of the budget, Key West and Southern Florida are my next best recommendations because it's going to be the warmest ocean you can find in the U.S. without heading to Hawaii. And any getaway for me has to include ocean! See my post on Key West Florida: 99 Things to do in Key West or my article Things to Do in South Florida
A Cruise is a pretty great getaway for couples too, and is another great option for having everything included and not having to do much in the way of planning. See our article with all the best cruise tips. I recommend Get Away Today for both Cruises and Disneyland packages (I've made good friends with them over the years as we have used them for multiple trips, so make sure and tell them I sent you and ask for the best deal)!
Disneyland for couples
If you and your significant other are Disney fans, a trip to Disneyland might be in order! See our article on Tips for your First Time to Disneyland or Disneyland Tips From Someone Who's Been over 150 Times.
If you do book a Disneyland vacation package, make sure and use code MOTHERSNICHE for an extra $10 off.