January 2021

January 19, 2021

Billy Summers is somebody who knows a thing or two about honeymoons. He runs Trade Winds Travel here in the Triad, and he was good enough to share some advice. A good read...

If you have ever dreamed of venturing to a tropical oasis with white sandy beaches, clear azure blue waters, palm trees and native treats for your honeymoon or destination wedding, chances are you were met with an overwhelmingly large amount of choice. The Caribbean islands alone are made up of many individual land masses. It can get daunting. Let us help you narrow down your selection pool, get it...pool, by identifying the BEST place to experience what is most important to you.


Lounging on white sandy beaches while sipping a refreshing drink sounds like a most peaceful escape, doesn’t it? Not if the terrain is rocky with little room to roam, or the surf rough. If peaceful serenity is what you crave, the beaches of Aruba or St. Lucia are calling your name. There is no need to pack your water shoes for these waterfront gems, you can dig your toes into the soft sand in or out of the water.


Ready to party and bar hop? Hold on to your hat and head to Cancun, Punta Cana, or Cabo San Lucas. With numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants on and off the resort, you get a colorful taste of the island night life. Pro Tip: Cancun is more for those in their 20s, while Punta Cana and Cabo are for the older 30s+ crowd. Either way, get ready to put on your comfortable dance shoes for a night out on the town.


PADI certified? Do you love snorkeling or snuba diving? Yes, snuba is a thing. Swim out from your ocean front resort in Belize, Grand Cayman, or Cozumel into the underwater world of marine life. Not only is the water crystal clear, but the variety of fish is also mesmerizing. Spend a day boating around the reef making sure to hit every amazing dive spot or relax beach side for a few hours. You are bound to meet a new fish friend.


We don’t know about you, but we love adventure! Seek and you shall find...in Jamaica. From amazing waterfall hiking adventures to cliff diving and bob sledding, the island of Jamaica has it all and does not disappoint. Not quite a dare devil? That’s okay too. The island also boasts stunning golf courses and relaxing spa retreats. We do recommend going off roading BEFORE the deep tissue massage, but it’s your vacation, have it your way!


The Caribbean’s BEST resorts await your arrival. Sandals Resorts and Secrets Resorts have both adult only and family friendly vacation options. You’ll be nestled in the most gorgeous of tropical settings with 5-star dining, land or water sports, and exquisite beaches. Sandals resorts are located only in the Caribbean, but you can visit the West coast of Mexico if you select a suite with Secrets. All inclusive experiences literally take the guess work out of vacation planning so you can sit back and enjoy.  

The bottom line is that there are many options to do most of what you want. We’re looking to steer you towards the BEST. If you want to island hop and check out a variety of BESTS from your own perspective, cruising is the way to go. With multiple island stops, experiences and all-inclusive options, you can have the BEST of both worlds. Happy vacationing!   

Billy Summers

Trade Winds Travel


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