Try The Posada Natura Viva On Gran Roque As One Of Your Romantic Affordable Honeymoon Ideas

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

?Romantic Affordable Honeymoon Ideas, that?s what we need.? This was what my future wife said to me, and all I really wanted was a romantic honeymoon place, but somewhere that was different from the international resorts our friends booked for their honeymoons.

This was what led us indirectly to our choice of Los Roques a tiny cluster of islands off the north coast of Venezuela for one week of our honeymoon.

After taking advice from forums, and reading between the lines on travel websites we opted for The Posada Natura Viva, because it had a strong Italian connection which was what we were advised to look for.

Getting there was interesting, we flew to Caracas, and then using a small local airline we flew into Gran Roque. If that sounds simple it wasn?t because we like to travel independently. Normally we use a local agent to tie up the loose ends, and this proved difficult, and thank goodness we did it in plenty of time. We used a company called Explore Partners a Caracas based company, and for a good length of time, I wasn?t certain we even had a honeymoon.
Eventually we had to fax the relevant page of our passports plus a copy of my credit card to their office, and all was well.

Sometimes romantic affordable honeymoon ideas have other complications, but the effort was worth it. The Posada Natura Viva is right on the beach, and has a real feel of an Italian Mediterranean villa about it. We had a king size double bed, after all we were on our honeymoon!! There was a simple ensuite bathroom with a shower, a ceiling fan, no airconditioning, all perfectly adequate.

The restaurant was on a beautiful patio with lots of tropical foliage, and the breakfasts were good if not fantastic, consisting of fruit juices, coffee, eggs ham and cheese. The bread is fresh baked every day.

Dinner is fish based with Italian overtones, and as we love fish that suited us very well indeed, but could be a problem if you didn?t. The bar was also a feature, on a beautiful terrace surrounded by bougainvilleas, with some interesting rum based cocktails being a memory by themselves.

The accommodation suited us fine, but we really came for the unspoilt atmosphere of an island with no motor cars, and the chance to be castaways for the day, with everything we needed except cool beers for our day.

Diving here is spectacular, and we dived at La Guaza which is a group of coral pinnacles about 100 feet down, quite amazing.
We also used Oscar Shop near the airport, to book trips, and one of our most amazing memories was the glassy lagoons off Crasqui, an island only a few minutes away, where we swam through thousands of fish.

Also Cayo de Agua which consisted of miles of beautiful beach and lagoons.

It was a totally memorable honeymoon, certainly romantic, not quite as affordable an idea as we had first thought, but Gran Roque and the Posada Natura Viva should not be missed

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