Tuesday, 4 December 2012 2:50 PM
Your honeymoon is likely to be the most romantic holiday of your lifetime, so you will want to make sure it is as special as it can possibly be. Luckily, resorts and tour operators also want to make it a trip to remember forever, which is why many offer complimentary gifts to loved-up couples.
Here are just a few things you can expect to be given on your honeymoon.
A choice of free activities
Depending on what type of hotel you choose to stay in on your honeymoon, you could enjoy lots of free activities during your trip. Many resorts have some water and land-based sports available for free, including tennis, football and gym facilities. However, some activities that may incur a charge for other guests could be available to you for free, such as snorkelling, scuba diving or boat trips.
This might be the ideal opportunity for you to pick up a new skill, try out an activity you've not done before or simply have fun doing something completely different with your new spouse.
Delicious food and drink
If you book an all-inclusive holiday package, you will get free food and drink during your stay anyway, but some resorts offer special dinners for honeymoon couples. You might have the option to enjoy a private candlelit dinner on the beach, watching the sun set as you sit down with your partner for a three-course meal.
This is certainly an occasion that really makes a honeymoon feel special, and whether you dine in a gazebo, on the beach, in a private room or along the pier, it is not going to be a dinner you forget in a hurry!
In addition to a luxury culinary experience, you might also receive free champagne. Lots of resorts offer a bottle of complimentary bubbly to their guests on honeymoon – and you might find it chilling in your hotel room as soon as you arrive, so you can enjoy it straightaway before you have even unpacked your bags.
Extra nights for free
While it is nice to receive all these items for free, perhaps the one thing you will really look for when choosing a honeymoon package is a resort that includes one or two extra nights at no additional cost. Some accommodation allows you get a complimentary night's stay if you book for a minimum period, which will give you the chance to extend your holiday and enjoy yourself even more.
As well as or instead of this, you can also find resorts that give you room upgrades when you book a honeymoon. Hotels want to make you feel special and for you to remember this as being the trip of a lifetime. In this case, they might offer to upgrade your reservation so you can stay in a luxury suite, a room that has a better view such as of the sea, one with a balcony or pool or their penthouse if it's in a city. If they also have a honeymoon suite, you might be able to stay in this for free, although this is often subject to availability.
As there are so many different things you can receive from your tour operator or hotel for free, it is important to look at the holiday deals carefully. Click here to find out about honeymoon packages in Antigua, or research what you can get for a post-nuptial getaway in other breathtaking locations such as the South Pacific islands, Mauritius, the Maldives, New York or South Africa.