What you sacrifice: The chemistry of your stone. The Nexus Diamond is not pure carbon.
What you save: Thousands of dollars. More than 250,000 pounds of displaced earth caused by mining diamonds. And there are no human rights concerns like there are with mined diamonds.
What you gain: A honeymoon, a dream wedding, a down payment on a house—it’s up to you!
We took the liberty of daydreaming for you. Let’s imagine the perfect honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Perfect spring wedding + perfect spring honeymoon. Let’s imagine a seven-night getaway to the green jungles and bright blue waters of Costa Rica.
$1,400: TWO FLIGHTS FROM CHICAGO TO LIBERIA, COSTA RICA
$5,200: SEVEN NIGHTS AT THE ALL-INCLUSIVE, ADULTS-ONLY SECRETS PAPAGAYO COSTA RICA RESORT
You chose a stunning ocean view Bungalow Suite in the Preferred Club, so you’ll a relaxed, personalized check-in, plus access to a special concierge. Your suite is in the best location, and it’s fully stocked with an upgraded minibar and luxe bath products. You can access the private lounge and exclusive Seaside Grill restaurant.
And included for your honeymoon: The Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package. Arrive to sparkling wine and fresh fruit after your travel day. Wake up to breakfast in bed complete with mimosas. Let go of that wedding-planning stress with a couples massage and your choice of another spa treatment. After a day by the pool, enjoy a private beachfront dinner one evening, where the waves provide the background music. All of this is a value of almost $1,000, but you get it included in your stay. Score.
Try something new every day! Cooking classes, snorkeling, rum tasting, bocce ball. All of it is right there at the resort. When you’re ready to relax with a cocktail, the beach is steps away.
$330: EXPLORE A VOLCANO
No visit to Costa Rica is complete without exploring Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, the country’s largest lake. The best way to see (and get Insta-worthy snaps) of the beautiful area is on the boat ride across the lake. A hike through the rainforest is highlighted by the hanging bridges through the canopy. Ready to relax? Take a dip in the natural hot springs, which are heated by the volcano beneath the Earth’s surface. Cap off the day with dinner and a volcanic view. Stunning.
$320: WHITE WATER RAFTING
Tackle Class III and IV white water rapids in a four-person raft. Your adrenaline will be pumping! But it’s not non-stop adventure. Slow down and enjoy drifting gently down the Tenorio River. Keep your eyes peeled for howler monkeys, spider monkeys and brightly colored tropical birds.
$290: JUNGLE ADVENTURE
Explore the best of the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica on this guided tour. Start the day with by zip lining through the canopy, followed by a a 1,300-foot water slide into a refreshing pool for a dip. Next up, visit La Fonda ranch to see how locals make tortillas and cornbread in clay ovens, and learn about growing coffee in the rich volcanic soil (complete with a taste of the delicious brew). After lunch, mount your trusty steed and wander through the jungle on horseback. Finish your day of adventure in the relaxing volcanic hot springs.
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*According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 1-carat mined diamond creates 88,000-176,000 pounds of earth. For a larger jewelry-grade diamond, even more earth is displaced. **Prices are for informational use only and are subject to change. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa sample rate is based on January travel for 7 nights in a King Ocean View room. Actual room rates subject to change. Airfare based on seven nights round trip from San Francisco to Maui. All sample pricing is based on two adults traveling in January 2019. Actual costs may vary depending on time of year.