Buzios for Newlyweds
Honeymoon packages aren’t always a good value for money but if you like the idea of someone else taking over the project for you, of being surprised and cosseted, then a package deal may be the best idea. The type of romantic ingredients might include a candlelight dinner for two, champagne, flowers, a surprise gift, and an outing such as a sunset cruise or a limousine tour of the countryside. This is what at the location of Buzios for Newlyweds can offer a new couple. Keep in mind, however, that many good hotels provide some of the extras, and free transfer to and from the airport, as a matter of course.
Best Value Packages
The best value packages offer incentives such as three weeks for the price top two, or interchangeable stays at sister establishments which can represent huge savings. Likewise, all-inclusive packages, particularly at the new breed of up market establishments, can provide massive savings on food and activity costs. For example, opt for a Caribbean cruise and the changes are you will be in like-minded company. Couples names are announced over the speaker system, there are regular get-togethers with other honeymooners and lots of perks in the drinks department.
But beware of the so called package deal. The tour operator may well be quoting a room-only or bed and breakfast rate. In some countries, this can rally stretch the budget, so opt for a minimum of bed and breakfast, or half board, which you have either lunch or dinner out. You won’t necessarily want a heavy three course meal every day but, in my case, paying separately for hotel dinners will push the price up. Some Caribbean resort hotels have eat around schemes, which allow you to dine out at different establishments nearby. These schemes represent an ideal way of getting to know the island, and provide variety to your daily routine.
Ask your travel agent whether sports and activities are included. Many good resort hotels in places such as the Caribbean, Anguilla, Fiji, and the Seychelles islands includes tennis, water-skiing, snorkeling, canoeing, and windsurfing
Exotic beaches have long been the appeal for honeymooners. Images of soft powder sands, swaying palms, and clear blue waters. But well-established romantic retreats inevitably attract too many tourists. Resorts where once a simple fishing village stood have been over consumed by high rise hotels. However, 90 miles north of Rio De Janeiro there is a tropical retreat which has retained much of its beauty and individually. Appealing to mainly Brazilian visitors, Buzios spans a small peninsula along Brazil’s luscious Green Coast, where 25 scenic beaches, rocky cliffs and tranquil lagoons stretch for miles. Off the coast are tropical islands, which can be explored in a day.
Buzios itself has some reasonably priced romantic inns, many of which have bedrooms with great views of the ocean; the town is upbeat, with cobbled streets, open air bars and unique boutiques. Boat trips around the peninsula and swimming, diving and snorkeling, can easily be arranged. A honeymoon here, combined with a stay in Rio, could provide an ideal place between the excitement of city life and the lure of an exotic tropical paradise.
Buzios or small inns are generally of a high standard. Simple, traditional, and comfortable, they tend to be managed personally by their owners, and many exclude an atmosphere of charming individually. One exciting place for honeymooners is Pousada do Martin, which is cut into the Cliff side above Manguinhos Beach. It enjoys one of the most serene outlooks along the whole peninsula. This place has clam clear waters stretching for miles; breathtaking sunsets guaranteed each evening, and the gentle silhouette of an outlying tropical island on the horizon. The owners have created a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Buzios has an appealing, wild beauty, with gigantic cactus, and palms growing in profusion, and the constant sound of Atlantic surf. Capuchin monkeys, sloths, parrots, and parakeets are common in this lush paradise. This was a fishing village and piratical hideout, it was discovered in 1964, where Brigitte Bardot came to stay. Now over time Buzios has become increasing popular, and is sometimes considered to be Brazil’s answer to the Cote d Azur. The peninsula has remained mostly unspoiled .Traditional fishermen’s cottages with sun-dried terracotta roofs, heavy wooden beams and dense, pastel doors and windows frames are interspersed with newly built summer homes.
The beaches of Buzios are very appealing, somewhat wild, with reddish sands and few people. Geriba beach is particularly popular, ideal for surfing and windsurfing. The quieter beaches more sheltered coves are Praia De Ferradurinha, which is across the peninsula for the Martin do Pescador. A neighboring beach is Ferradura beach which has a large bay with calm lagoon –like waters, as well as bars and restaurants. One can enjoy a rich underwater world of coral, fauna, and exotic fish by snorkeling from most of the beaches,
The temperature of Buzios year round has a near perfect climate, with temperatures averaging around 27° C, winds can be strong at times, and most pousadas offer special discount rates in the winter.
The currency is the cruzeiro. The US dollar is accepted, as well as major credit cards.
Marriages can be performed at Buzios also.