Affordable, but not "cheap" all-inclusive honeymoon??

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We went to the Valentin Imperial Maya in the Mayan Riviera for our honeymoon. It’s a great all-inclusive resort that is affordable, and we didn’t feel like they skimped on anything. For 5 nights, we were within your budget for the resort and flights.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

@BurlapnLace:  You can also try the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar in Riviera Maya as well.  I stayed there myself a few years back and thought it was fabulous.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BurlapnLace: I don’t have any suggestions of particular places, but I would look at family resorts. They tend to be cheaper than adults-only places, but they are still very nice. And in November, there won’t be very many children there, so it’ll feel like an adults-only resort. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BurlapnLace:  Hard Rock, Dominican Republic. 

 

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! It was beautiful!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BurlapnLace:  we are certainly on a budget! we have about $2500 to spend and wanted to stay in the us and to have freedom to roam as we pleased, so we’ve booked a flight and rental car from charlotte, nc to miami, fl, and then have rented a camper in an rv park right on the water for 6 days! i can’t wait!!! its our style – a little rougher than a resort…but still in the caribean 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@BurlapnLace:  I have only cruised from the West Coast, but I have always had great experiences!

I have cruised with Carnival and Royal. Carnival was probably my fav (better entertainment IMO). AMAZING singers, dancers, comedians, hypnotists (that was fun!). I enjoyed bingo everyday and playing around in the casino. We took a 70s dance class!

On my last carnival cruise we developed a night routine after dinner we would visit our fav bartender at his station then head to a piano bar that played old motown music, then we would head to another lounge and listen to a cover band play 70s and 80s music and then head to the dance club to dance the night away! Of course, we always ordered free room service once we returned to our rooms 🙂

It depends on where you ship is sailing to regarding activities off the boat. They have wonderful things to do at every port, just to hop off and walk around was always fun.

Post # 10
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Newbee

My fiance and I went to the Grand Bahia in Runaway Bay, Jamaica this past April. It was a family resort, but we hardly noticed the children. It was also very affordable – a little more than you’re looking for, but we were there for 6 nights and closer to peak season. They’re part of a chain, and most of their hotels have comparable prices, so if Jamaica isn’t your thing, I know they’re at least in DR and Mexico too. 

But we’d go back in a heart beat. We still dream of the jerk hut for lunch. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

My friend is currently planning a riviera maya honeymoon for november.  She’s findind several deals under 1k/person out of newark airport.  I think shes using cheap carribbean.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BurlapnLace:  The Dominican Republic has inexpensive all inclusive resorts.  If you book early or through Jet Blue Getaways you might be able to score a hotel/air combo deal.  Look at Punta Cana and Puerto Plata………

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@blankenshiptobe:  omg,this is something I’d LOVE to do! I really don’t think my fiance is into roadtripping though as he basically drives for a living. Its sounds amazing though. I might have to fo my own research:)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@californiabride2013:  I second the dominican. They are always the least expensive when I am searching for resorts. Good luck and have fun!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MASPA:  +1 Check out cheap carribean! We used them for our honeymoon (and have used them for our annual vacations since then). You can certainly find something in that budget range that you would enjoy! I will find a deal on their website and then check out reviews for the resort on TripAdvisor and look at “real” pictures of the resort on Oyster before I make the final choice. 

Good Luck!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JerNCher:  we’ll be on the road for about 45 min from the airport to the rv park, and and then we’ll have the freedom to come and go as we please…we want to get down to key west and explore other parts of the keys while we’re there! but if i drove for a living, a road trip would NOT be my first choice! lol!

 

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