Over the Moon: 5 Trending Travel Options from Bridal to Baby and Beyond! Part 2: Buddy-Moon
Hey there Social Butterflies! Rosalyn Cooper, here. If you've been keeping up with SBE, you probably already know that I work with couples, families, and groups of all sizes on planning dream romance and recreational trips, including destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversary trips, girls/guys trips, etc - you name it, I can help book it! Because I build strong and lasting connections with my clients, it’s not uncommon for me to be a long-term part of their journeys (both literally and figuratively speaking!) from the wedding to the honeymoon to family vacations and beyond.
Traditionally speaking, this path starts with the wedding itself (shout out to my Destination Brides!) or dreamy honeymoon, and then my clients head back to reality at home before the travel itch strikes again and we start planning their next trip. But as our “new normal” takes shape - complete with closed borders, travel advisories, and gathering restrictions - couples and families alike are forced to go back to the drawing board on their original plans and get creative with alternatives...and what we’ve seen emerge are modern new twists on traditional romance travel!
Now, we'll be giving you the low down on 5 of our favorite alternative travel trends over the coming weeks with our five-part Over the Moon series. If you missed Part 1: Mini-Moons, start here.
Step aside, honeymoon, SBE is over the moon for these alternative “moon” trips!
Part 2: Buddy-Moon
Some of us are lucky enough to have those friends that we do EVERYTHING with. If you and your bestie fall into that category, you’re going to love this idea!
Are you and some of your closest friends getting married around the same time?
Have you thought about celebrating an anniversary together with your closest friends?
If your answer is Yes, then a Buddymoon is just for you!
Buddymoons are all about having the right positive people around you as you celebrate your love, just as you enthusiastically celebrate theirs! This works out great for a small, close-knit group of friends and their significant others.
Just like any other group-vacation planning, it’s important to make sure the dates and locations are in alignment with each other’s schedules. Take extra consideration with the itinerary for Buddymoon trips as well. You and your squad may be used to getting together spontaneously and seeing where the nights take you, but for Buddymoon trips, it’s important to have a balance between interactive excursions for the whole group, as well as individual downtime with your significant other.
Pro Tip: Keep your Buddymoon group to a max of three couples to keep it very intimate.
The vision that typically comes to mind for me when clients ask about planning a Buddymoon is a small boutique style resort that has less than 100 suites.....if that sounds like it's up your alley, welcome home to Jade Mountain St. Lucia!!
Jade Mountain is an Adults Only Resort with 79 suites that rise above an exclusive 600-acre beachfront estate, fit for royalty AND a Buddymoon.
The sanctuaries on the resort (seen above) definitely live up to their celestial names - they are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Plus, they all come with private infinity pools complete with breathtaking views of the mountains.
For group excursions, try a private sunset catamaran cruise or explore the rain forest via bicycle. Take your romantic level up a notch by starting your day with a private in-suit sunrise massage. Totally dreamy, right? Jade Mountain is one of SBE's most requested resorts in St. Lucia and I always try to include a special surprise for my clients upon arrival.
Pro Tip: Try to coordinate so your entire party can book everything at the same time. This will help ensure you’re all on the same flight, and in many cases will also allow you to take full advantage of payment plans.
If you want to get more information about booking a Buddy-Moon at Jade Mountain, or want different ideas for the perfect Buddy-Moon for you and your crew, get a quote or book a consultation - they're always complimentary and obligation free!
We'll be back next week with Part 3 in our Over the Moon series!
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