Post # 1
I know I really wanted to go on our honeymoon to an adult only all inclusive but you are definitely paying extra because it is adult only.
Is it worth it?
Did you go to a family resort? Did you notice a lot of kids?
I’m really liking Breezes Resort in the Bahamas and I really want to go for a 7 days but it’s right at my budget for what I want to spend. I would be going over my budget if I include souveniers and such.
I would like to upgrade my room to an oceanfront but I know if I go to Breezes for 7 days, I won’t be able to pay extra to upgrade.
The other question I need to ask if to upgrade to an ocean view room. Will I be in my room? Maybe this would be a good post.
Post # 3
YES. YES YES YES. OMG YES.
Adults only is amazing. It’s so quiet and no screaming, the pool isn’t full of pee or people splashing. It’s just overall more romantic. Very conducive for a honeymoon. I’ve talked a few of my friends into adult only honeymoons and everyone’s been super thrilled.
Family vacays are great if you have kids and/or are willing to put up with kids for the prices, but seriuosly, go adult only for your Honeymoon. everyone else is on their honeymoon or anniversary, too!
Like i said, we DID spend some time in our room (DH got food poisoning one day too) but mostly we hot tubbed it up or laid on the bed and we kept the drapes shut. But our day was literally like this:
8am: breakfast/activity like horseback riding or yoga or something/Reserve spot by pool
1030am-5pm: hang out by pool, get lunch (sometimes room service if it was hot and we needed to cool down), participate in games by the hotel, read books, lay on the floaties in the pool (another thing that is less common at kid-friendly hotels b/c they swim under them)
5pm-get ready for dinner, lay on bed, read a little (we read a LOT) or take a long jacuzzi and have a later dinner
630-730/8pmish: have dinner, go back to room for about 2 hours (lots of people gambled or drank, but we just liked to laze around–the sun takes it out of you!)
Post # 4
Wow. Thanks, EJS. I feel relaxed just reading what you did.
Post # 5
Thinking about doing absolutely nothing relaxes me, too, LOL
Post # 6
ejs4y8 where did you guys stay??
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Post # 8
We’re going to a Sandals resort- we were offered FMIL’s timeshare and FI’s aunt wanted to use her marriott rewards for us, but we said NO- we need all inclusive (hard enough to save $$) and we have experienced the hotel-with-kids thing and it’s SO not romantic. AT ALL.
My aunt did a hotel that allowed kids and was REALLY disappionted. She had been all excited for the movies on the beach at night- oh it was Toy Story 2.
THAT ALONE convinced me!
Post # 9
which sandals!?? We’re doing St. Lucia Regency– there are soooo many to choose from it’s so hard!
Post # 10
For me, I would pay the extra money not to be surrounded by tons of kids. But others it wouldn’t bother at all. At someplace that is geared to families, I would go expecting there to be a lot of kids. Sometimes by reading hotel reviews that aren’t marketed as either adult only or family friendly you can pick up on whether or not they have a lot of families that stay there.
Post # 11
We’re going to Sandals Dunns River Villaggio in Ocho Rios. Our Honeymoon is in Spring Break time so we wanted to DEFINITELY be in the no-kids zone. ALSO- we hate tiny planes and this was the most direct – only regular planes necessary!
Post # 12
We stayed at the Excellence in Punta Cana.
I domn’t really recommend it b/c of the food. It is not that good and it made everyone I met (literally….we asked a bunch of ppl cuz we thought maybe it was us!) sick and Dh had food poisoning. So did lots of other people.
Post # 13
Id say to definitely go with the Adults ony all inclusive! I didnt find that we spent extra money because it was adults only – we spent extra money to upgrade our room to an Ocean View/Swim Up Suite and to be part of the Excellence Club. We went to the Excellence in Punta Cana and it was awesome!
Post # 14
For sure go with the adults only! It’s SOOOOO worth it to be away from the kids! We went to an adults only resort in Mexico for our Honeymoon and another adults only resort for our 1st wedding anniversary in the Dominican Republic…we swear it’s all we’ll ever do!
In Mexico we stayed at Excellence in Playa Mujeres and in the Dominican we stayed at Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel in Punta Cana.
PM me if you want to see pictures we took from both places.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I’ve only been to one of the giant all inclusives – RIU Ocho Rios. We hated it! There were tons of kids…I definitely recommend going adult only for your honeymoon! Have fun!!! 🙂
Post # 16
We’re looking at the Sandals Antigua and the Sandals St Lucia Grande. We were thinking more along the lines of all inclusive so we won’t be thinking about what we would be spending in drinks, food and activities. This is of course cause we are paying for everything ourselves. I never really thought about the kid aspect but wow, after reading your post ejs4y8….I DEF want no kids!!! I guess we just hadn’t thought about it. Anyone been to the Sandals Antigua or St Lucia Grande???
PS- for those looking at RIU resorts, my finace went to the one is Santo Domingo a few years back and he said the food was horrible and the hotel was not worth the $$.