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Tasting Experiences For Your Honeymoon

Once reserved for wine, tasting experiences now showcase oysters, whiskeys and more.

By: Jenna Mahoney

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  • Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

    Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

    Set on a pristine cove with views of St. Lucia's emblematic Pitons, this aptly named resort has all the trappings of a romantic hideaway. There are sprawling gardens, a rain forest-inspired spa complete with natural hot springs, pampering butler service and an inventive cuisine and drinks program. Among the amenities is one of the region's first house rummeliers (rum expert). On hand for personalized experiences, he creates flights of various rums to be sipped and savored. In addition to the tastings, he’ll pair the Caribbean spirit with such regional goodies as chocolate and cigars (room rates start at $563 a night).

    Photo courtesy of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

  • Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

    Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

    Thirst-quenchers at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort.

    Photo courtesy of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

  • Chatham Bars Inn

    Chatham Bars Inn

    Sip, slurp and shoot a different kind of exquisite treat at this tony— and classic New England — seaside inn on Cape Cod. The oyster flight experience is personalized and features bivalves culled straight from the surrounding salty waters. Offerings, which are sourced from Welleet, Chatham and Duxbury, among other neighboring towns, are seasonal, as is most of the cuisine at the property, which boasts its own organic garden. Another excellent local item is the newest addition to the beer menu—Devil’s Purse Brewing Co.’s Intertidal Oyster Stout, which features Chatham oysters (room rates start at $299 a night).

    Photo courtesy of Chatham Bars Inn

  • Dunton Hot Springs

    Dunton Hot Springs

    A collection of just 12 accommodations housed in 19th-century log cabins, this expansive resort property in Colorado actually comprises the entirety of a former ghost town. each of the buildings, including the heart of the expanse—the saloon—is individually appointed with period furnishings and decor accents. And at the center of the saloon—the place where all meals are enjoyed—is the building’s original bar. its rustic wood is emblazoned with the names of Butch Cassidy and his sidekick. Here, bartenders offer complimentary flights of whiskey featuring up to five selections (room rates start at $600 a night and are all inclusive).

    Photo courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs

  • Nayara Springs

    Nayara Springs

    In the past few years, indie coffee houses have be- gun hosting after-hour cupping events for baristas and in-the-know brew nerds. the practice, which examines the aromas and tastes of brewed coffees by sniffing and slurping, measures body, acidity and other Joe characteristics. Nayara Springs, a luxe jungle retreat in the coffee producing country of costa rica, recently introduced cupping to its list of offerings. savor a variety of local, fresh-ground brews before spending the day in your private spring-fed thermal pool (room rates start at $750 a night and include breakfast).

    Photo courtesy of Nayara Springs

Tasting Experiences For Your Honeymoon

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