October 25, 2012

Honeymoon: Hello Antigua!

In case you were wondering... yes, I am definitely counting down the days until we get to enjoy our little post-wedding vacay! **cough cough 136 cough cough**

When we first discussed honeymoon ideas, we easily came to agree on the fact that we both wanted it to feel very local instead of commercial, and much more laid back/secluded than a popular hopping spot.

Don't get me wrong, we looked at tons of well-established couple resorts and they looked like an absolute blast! But at the end of the day we just wanted to feel like the only ones around and enjoy the tranquility of relaxing together without a care in the world.

So after doing tons of research and consulting our lovely travel agent, we decided on staying at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua.




It has been ranked one of the top most romantic honeymoon resorts in the Caribbean. The resort sits on 40 acres of private lush gardens, houses a tropical bird sanctuary, and boasts a mile long stretch of white sand beach.

The layout off the resort is what appealed most to us. It has a hidden design which offers a more secluded getaway. We opted to book our stay in one of the Tahitian-inspired Gauguin Cottages. The cottage has two thatched connected rondovals, and a private splash pool and sun deck for us to enjoy.

The spa area looks absolutely blissful! I think it would be so amazing to get a massage in one of their treehouses and then lay around by the pool!




We've read nothing but great things about this place! From their gourmet food and endless tropical drinks, the native island music in the evenings, to the gorgeous lush grounds that keep the resort feeling like a little tropical hideaway!

I was excited to find out they have lots of fun beach activities like snorkeling, kayaking, sail boating, and biking. Although I can see us lounging and reading in beach chairs, any of these would be a fun little afternoon activity.

And just in case we are feeling extra adventurous we can hop off the resort to try out a rainforest canopy zipline, a sunset cruise, island eco tour, shop or sightsee!

Is it March 10th yet?

We literally joke about eloping all the time just so we can get to Antigua faster. Can you tell we're super excited to be adventuring on our first big trip together?


Yup. Bring it on, marriage!






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16 comments:

  1. Oh I am jealous! I have only seen these kinds of places in magazine, I can't imagine being there. I hope time flies for you and that you have an incredible time. I would be counting down the days too! AWESOME and just beautiful.

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  2. We were married last March (12th) in Jamaica... and stayed there to continue our honeymoon. Best trip of my life!! Totally worth the wait, and the gorgeous blue water will have you relaxed in no time! We were going to St. Lucia for our 1 year, but we've decided to put it off til our 5 year anniversary. We've got bigger things in the works for this upcoming year! =)

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  3. Oh my gosh! Have a stinkin' blast. I got married this summer - we did Sandals Jamaica and holy moly... it was phenomenal.

    I always enjoyed looking at other peoples HM posts so I'll attach a link in case you wanna get pumped up!

    http://emilyandjohnthesweetestthing.blogspot.com/2012/07/guess-whos-back-honeymoon-photos.html

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  4. Looks amazing! And you will be going the day before my birthday--have a cocktail for me! haha

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  5. That looks AMAZING! It's funnier, the closer you get to the wedding, the more you just want to be on the honeymoon and skip the whole wedding lol.

    You'll have a fabulous honeymoon!

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  6. Looks like an amazing honeymoon spot! We were so excited about our honeymoon and couldn't wait to get there - it was well worth the wait.

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  7. Antigua is absolutely amazing! I went there on vacation with my family a few years ago and it's still one of my favorite places I've ever been. Believe me, you'll be plenty of sunny, breezy, perfect beach weather.

    I did a bit of a recap post of when we were there if you want to check it out.

    http://simple-sweetlife.blogspot.com/2010/06/on-paradise.html

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  8. Jealous! I want to go :)

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  9. Would it be awkward to say take me with you?! ;) haha just kidddinggg! But that is so beautiful!

    Xoxo
    Makenzie

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  10. O my goodness!! Y'all are just going to love it. So jealous!

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  11. It looks absolutely gorgeous there! I've only heard amazing things about this resort, you guys are going to have an amazing honeymoon! Can't wait to see pics :)

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  12. AH. MAZE. ING! This looks freakin' gorgeous! I would want to elope too! ;-)
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  13. This looks absolutely amazing!!! We can't decide on a honeymoon location but, this definitely gives me something to look at!!! I know y'all will have an amazing time!!

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  14. OH my goodness, those blues. Heavenly! Hope you had a blast!

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