Travel Tips for the Best Honeymoon Destinations

by D Weddings

Five things to pack to Belize

DESTINATION: Belize

WHAT TO PACK:
☐ Binoculars, for spotting birds (1. Leupold Golden Ring binoculars, $999/bobgolds.com)
☐ Bug spray
☐ Pants to protect you from the rain, sun, and mosquitoes
☐ Product to tame frizzy hair (2. Dear Clark Smoothing Elixir, $26/Dear Clark)
☐ Your passport
☐ Walking shoes/boots (3. Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater boots, $140/J.Crew)
☐ Rain gear (4. Patagonia Women’s Torrentshell jacket, $129/St. Bernard Sports)
☐ Wide-brimmed hat
☐ Sunscreen (5. Physical Fusion UV Defense, $34/Skinceuticals)
☐ Swimsuit

WHEN TO GO:
The best time to go is the dry season, which runs from February to May. Between June and August is Belize’s rainy season, so you might want to look into getting travel insurance if you book your trip then.

WHAT TO KNOW:
The Belize dollar is the currency used. Two Belize dollars are equal to one U.S. dollar. Everyone in Belize accepts the U.S. dollar and will give back Belize dollars in change.
• Plugs are two-pronged, flat. You do not need a converter or adaptor.
• Belize is in the Central Time Zone but does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Take a two-hour direct flight from DFW to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. From there, you’ll take a small plane to the Punta Gorda airstrip, where a representative from Belcampo will meet you and drive you the 15 minutes to the lodge.

Read more on our honeymoon travel review of Belize here.


Four things to pack to the Bahamas

DESTINATION: Bahamas

WHAT TO PACK:
☐ A good beach read (1. Beautiful Ruins, $10/Barnes & Noble)
☐ A hat (2. Eugenia Kim Toyo hat, $415/netaporter.com)
☐ Sunscreen
 A swimsuit (3. Ted Baker Opulent Bloom swimsuit, $125/Nordstrom)
☐ Your passport (you won’t be able to enter the Bahamas without it)
☐ A pair of shades (4. Karen Walker shades, $280/karenwalker.com)

WHEN TO GO:
While the temperature rarely dips below 70 degrees, the best time to visit (read: not hurricane season) is from December to mid-April.

WHAT TO KNOW:
• No need to exchange your American dollars for Bahamian ones—both currencies are accepted on the island.
• While we prefer letting our hair go au natural when at the beach, feel free to bring your flat iron: The same outlets are used in the Bahamas as in the United States.
• The Bahamas are in the Eastern Time Zone and observe Daylight Savings Time.

Read more on our honeymoon travel review of the Bahamas here.