True Pocono Honeymoon A review of Paradise Stream Resort
Some of us get all dreamy when we think of sinking into an in-room jacuzzi-for-two with the spouse. So dreamy that we don't mind spending big bucks for an all-inclusive honeymoon resort in the Poconos of Pennsylvania -- at one time, a more popular honeymoon spot than even Niagara Falls. Of the few Poconos honeymoon resorts still open, Caesar's does "the Pocono Honeymoon" best. The grounds at Paradise Stream are not interesting or romantic (for romantic grounds, stay at The Summit in Tannersville, PA -- definitely run-down but marvelous staff and beautiful landscaping). But all four Poconos Caesar's -- Paradise Stream, Cove Haven, Brookdale, and Pocono Palace -- offer enthusiastic staff, fun activities several times a day, pretty good food, live entertainment nightly, staff photographers day and night, two complete all-you-can-eat meals every day (you won't leave hungry), and rooms to match the honeymoon fantasy. If you want plenty of alone-time with your lover plus ample opportunity to socialize with other couples, choose the room of your dreams (there are several different room types) and enjoy yourself at Caesars! Warning: Brookdale allows children, so don't choose Brookdale for a romantic getaway. The four Caesar's Pocono Resorts are now owned by Starwood Resorts, so you can earn Starwood Points at your romantic getaway! If you are not hopelessly romantic, Caesar's Poconos are not for you, as you will grow quickly bored of the sexual puns and innuendos. The best jacuzzi at Paradise Stream is the one in the activities center -- it easily holds six adults, and it has its own mini waterfall (the water temperature was a little too warm for my spouse, but I found it extremely pleasant and relaxing -- and most of the time we had the whole activities center all to ourselves). We even had miniature golf (one course indoors, two courses outdoors) to ourselves. The basketballs in the activities center and the tires on the bicycles need more air, but the staff will hunt up a bicycle pump if you ask at the gift shop between 11 AM and 4 PM. I had one big pet peeve -- the fitness center's machines are in need of repair.