Romance 2.0

Planning a wedding or honeymoon? You’re in expert hands with Maritime Travel! Our Destination Wedding specialists, many with first-hand familiarity, are helping hundreds of love birds have the best experience possible.

While a romantic beach holiday remains the top form of vacay for Canadian couples, romantic travel twists run the gamut, according to our counsellors.

“Destination weddings and honeymoons continue to gain in popularity, but now we’re seeing new variations on the mainstream romantic getaway,” says Karen Mulock, Maritime Travel counsellor, Barrington Place, Halifax, NS.

For example, there are the pre-honeymoon proposal getaways. Looking for new and romantic ways to pop the big question? “Some adults-only resorts like Sandals even offer an engagement concierge service to help couples bring that fantasy moment to life,” says Karen.

Not to be left out, those celebrating a milestone anniversary can enjoy an in-resort renewal-of-vows celebration, with as much – or as little – pomp and ceremony.  “I’ve even had clients organize the ceremony as a romantic surprise for their spouse,” says Karen. “How lovely is that?”

Pick up a copy of our own Maritime Travel Recommended Resorts for Weddings and Honeymoons for more ideas on top destinations for romance. In the meantime, check out these romance-ready retreats, each inspected and recommended by our own Maritime Travel destination wedding specialists.

Heavenly Hideaway: Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico
Recommended for you by Karla Hatfield, Burnside, NS


“This is a beautiful resort with endless activities, great food and spacious rooms with generous bathrooms and Jacuzzis”

Fusing Mexican hospitality with simple elegance, the Moon Palace Resort welcomes guests with friendly staff, beautiful natural surroundings and exquisite design elements.

Agent Insider Tip
Guests can enjoy exchange privileges with the other Palace resorts in the Cancun area.

Ask Karla


Heavenly Hideaway: Melia Cayo Coco, Cuba
Recommended for you by Karen Mulock, Scotia Square, Halifax


“Romantic and relaxing best describe this lovely adults-only resort tucked away on the islet of Cayo Coco. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic and the beach is beautiful. A solid choice for a wedding away.”

The Melia Cayo Coco consistently gets a thumbs-up from couples and love birds. Beautiful grounds and a unique setting between a lagoon and a white-sand beach make for a romantic ambiance you won’t soon forget.


Agent Insider Tip
For a uniquely lovely experience, the Superior Rooms, which are on stilts in the lagoon, come highly recommended. Treat yourselves!

Ask Karen