#MartiniqueRomantique: The Island Paradise

Win a trip for two to Martinique: The Island Paradise. ENTER NOW!

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It’s officially that time of year: the temperatures drop, Starbucks has cranberry-colored cups, and we’re even seeing snow in some parts of the country (except Los Angeles, you don’t count). So with the inception of “sweater weather,” it’s time to start day-dreaming about those seemingly far-off beach vacations.  Well, we dare you to dream big: it doesn’t get any better than the Caribbean– and this one happens to be très chic. It basically looks like a screen savor, amiright?

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This wanderlust-y destination is Martinique, an island in the Eastern Caribbean sea. It is an overseas region of France, and an integral part of the French Republic (so think of Paris on a beach).  We’ve partnered with Atout France to giveaway an incredible Martinique vacation, for two! The prize includes 2 roundtrip tickets courtesy of American Airlines, 4 nights in paradise at the Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa (which is a 5-Star resort) dinner for 2 at the  Cap Est’s gastronomic restaurant, Le Belem, and a cooking class with master chef Jean-Charles Bredas at Martinique Gastronomie. We will also have 4 bridal bloggers in Martinique from today (Nov 19) to Nov 22nd, posting their experiences live, which will be streamed on this site and through #MartiniqueRomantique on social media.

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But don’t worry (didn’t think you were actually worried- this is basically too good to be true) there is way more to do in Martinique than just be lapped in luxury and eat your face off. There is also rum tastings with Habitation Clement, sailing excursions along the Ballades du Delphis, hiking, fishing…and did we mention epic sunbathing? This romantique island is also the perfect honeymoon destination for those who want nothing but pampering and sunshine. Good thing you can register for all these experiences (and more) here.

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So, wanderers, make sure you enter now.  The contest ends December 22nd. Think of it as an early Christmas present… your own personal island paradise with the one you love. For free. You’re welcome.

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How to Pamper on your Honeymoon

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Your honeymoon should be a time of pampering, for both parties. Here are some of our favorite ways to lavish love and attention on one another.

Turn up the romance all the way with special details in the hotel room. Have bouquets of flowers in the room when you arrive or leave petals on the floor and bed. A jacuzzi tub is always a nice upgrade to a hotel room and a nice way to relax. Line the the tub with candles and rose petals.

Get a limousine or private town-car service to take you around. Take cabs, rather than deal with public transportation.

Do something healthy and relaxing together. Get couples massages, facials, do partner yoga, or take a private yoga class on the beach. Add an extra twist to one of your outdoor adventures. If you’re going for a hike, pre-set a  picnic on the hiking trail.

Take your dining experiences to the next level. Have registrations set at the restaurant before you get there and surprise him or her with a serenade of “your song”. Treat yourselves to a dinner cruise with live jazz, go out for fondue and enjoy a bottle of fine wine, order room-service and eat dinner on your balcony, or have breakfast in bed.

Buy each other special souvenirs when the other is not looking. There are always those pieces that catch your eye, whether it be a piece of jewelry or art or clothing. Something that you see and love but don’t think you should spend the money on. Surprise your husband/wife and purchase it for them, when they are unaware.