Your Honeymoon Travel Specialist
Helping you plan your most special vacation
Your Honeymoon Travel Specialist
Helping you plan your most special vacation
Plan Your Perfect Honeymoon With Our Travel Specialist
Planning Your Honeymoon
You may have been dreaming about your wedding day for as long as you can remember, imagining every detail. Now it is time to turn those dreams into reality-but how do you do it?
On the other hand, you may find yourself overwhelmed with lots of wonderful possibilities you had never even thought about. How can you make sense of all those options and choose what is right for you?
In either case, Honeymoons by Prestige Travel is just what you need. This is not a trip you can trust to chance (or Travelocity).
Prestige Travel is a family-owned boutique travel agency located in Columbia, South Carolina. Since we opened in 1993, we have helped thousands of newlyweds, families, and groups orchestrate memorable vacations taken the world over. Our Southern hospitality augments our first hand knowledge of the resorts, cruise lines, and tour companies we offer so we can happily help you make the right decision about where to go, how to get there, and where to stay. In addition to our personal travel experience, we have the support of a wide variety of tour operators and other resources necessary to customize the best travel options for you.
We take a sincere personal interest in you for entrusting in us the planning of your most special vacation. Give us a call, we'll take care of the rest.
Meet Betsi Jordan
Betsi Jordan is the owner of Prestige Travel and is our honeymoon and destination wedding travel specialist. Betsi has been helping couples plan their special trip for 25+ years with a great deal of success. She has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and Mexico getting firsthand knowledge of the islands and resorts they have to offer. In addition to multiple cruise experiences, Betsi has also traveled throughout Europe, New Zealand and South Africa.
- BS DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
- AM RESORTS MASTER AGENT
- CERTIFIED SANDALS SPECIALIST
- CERTIFIED COUPLES SPECIALIST
- GLOBUS TOUR EXPERT
- CERTIFIED GOURMET INCLUSIVE VACATION CONSULTANT WITH KARISMA HOTELS
"Traveling is my passion and I LOVE my job. No two resorts, ships, or destinations are the same, and I have traveled extensively during my 25+ years as a travel agent. This helps me so much when talking with couples. The first thing I do is get to know them and create a dream list of what they are looking for from their trip, what their interests are, and how they see themselves in the picture they've created in their minds. It's my job to guide them in selecting a trip that turns that picture into a reality and exceeds their expectations."
Top 10 Destinations
-Riviera Maya Approximately 3 hours non-stop from Charlotte to Cancun and 45 minutes to 1 hour drive and you are in the wonderful Riviera Maya. This popular honeymoon destination offers a multitude of activities both on and off the crystal clear water (zip-line, cave snorkeling, swim with the dolphins, ATV tours, horseback riding on the beach, cultural sites such as the Mayan Ruins and much more). Shopping and nightlife abound in the charming town of Playa del Carmen which is the hub of this beautiful beachfront area. The Riviera Maya boasts some of the nicest adults only all- inclusive resorts in the Caribbean offered at a great value.
-Los Cabo (aka "Cabo")-Where fun, adventure, and romance come together to celebrate mother nature. Cabo San Lucas has first-rate hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and night clubs. It has a port that receives cruise ships and yachts from around the world. San Jose del Cabo is a colonial Mexican town. Its main attraction is its square in front of the church of St. Joseph where tourists can enjoy concerts, dances, and handicraft sales. Restaurants, hotels, stores, and art galleries enliven this beautiful town. Cabo provides activities for everyone: fishing, golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding, dancing, and relaxing in luxury spas and resorts.
Approximately 3 hours non-stop from Charlotte to Montego Bay Jamaica. This beautiful island offers 3 unique and different settings to choose from:
Montego Bay(Where you will fly into) allowing you to be on the beach an hour after your plane lands.
Ocho Rios (approximately 1.5 hours from Montego Bay) offers a more lush/tropical setting with a hilly terrain, coved beaches and Dunn's River Falls.
Negril (approximately 2 hours from Montego Bay) is known for its 7 mile beach and gorgeous sunsets. Water sports abound in Jamaica.
Approximately 3 hours non-stop from Charlotte, Punta Cana is the epitome of the word "tropical." This laid back island offers beautiful beaches, huge/gorgeous palm trees and crystal clear water. With not much infrastructure (towns to visit and shopping), Punta Cana is a great place to soak up the sun, relax and enjoy the water. Some of the larger resorts have casinos.
St. Lucia stands apart from the other Caribbean islands because of its varied landscapes and diverse cuisine which has Caribbean, African, Indian, British, Spanish, and French influences. Go snorkeling in the refreshing Caribbean Sea, hike to the top of the Gros Piton peak, participate in a wide range of water sports available at the St. Lucia Resort. Relax on the white sands of a pristine beach, or attend one of St. Lucia's music or cultural festivals. Approximate travel time to St. Lucia is 6 hours.
Antigua offers historic site, tasty cuisine, and a lively cultural scene. Whether you're looking to party in the sand, or explore the ocean deep, Antigua has something to offer you. It has fantastic reefs and wrecks for diving and snorkeling and some of the lovliest beaches in the Caribbean (365 to be exact). Approximate travel time is 7 hours.
Known as the land of eternal sunshine. This country has something that appeals to every kind of person whether you are looking for adventure in the jungle or relaxation on beautiful white sand beaches. Near the capital city of San Jose, honeymooners can spend several days enjoying the beauty of volcanoes, rain forests, hot springs, wildlife reserves, whitewater rafting, and boat cruising. Couple this with a few days down on the west coast, known for fishing, surfing, golf, the beach, and all-inclusive resorts makes for a nice mix of action and tranquility.
Travel time to Europe is approximately 8 hours, so you will want to consider a longer stay if at all possible. Some of our favorite honeymoon spots in Europe are France, Italy, and Greece. Cruising is another great way to see many different destinations in Europe only unpacking one time. Your options are endless in Europe and we can assist in customizing an itinerary that makes all of your honeymoon dreams come true.
For the active couple who are young at heart and want to stay a little closer to home, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida offer the best of both worlds. You can play by day at the many park attractions or spend the day by the pool at one of the gorgeous resorts. Downtown Disney offers fun nightlife or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants. Approximate travel time by car is 6 hours from Columbia.
Home to the Best Beach in the World, Turks and Caicos has World class hotels, spas, and restaurants. These islands are great to go to if you are looking for uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. The Turks and Caicos islands call you to an undiscovered Caribbean to witness breathtaking hues from inviting waters, legendary diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Relaxation and rejuvenation are ensured. Travel time is approximately 3 hours non-stop from Charlotte.
The Hawaiian islands are rich in culture, history, and one of the most beautiful places on earth. Hawaii offers fresh, floral air, warm, tranquil waters, and breathtaking natural beauty. There are six main islands: Hawaii (the Big Island), Kauai, OaHu, Molokai, Lanai, and Maui. You can go kayaking in Kauai, learn how to ride the waves in Oahu, quiet your spirit in Molokai, hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) in Lanai, watch migrating humpback wales in Maui, and visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world on the Big Island. Hawaii has some of the best weather anywhere in the world. With over 400 named beaches, you are sure to find a beach in Hawaii that is perfect for your honeymoon.