(Closed) Are you going to a resort for your honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Are you going to a resort for your honeymoon?
    Yes, we're going to a resort in ____________________ (tell us below) : (34 votes)
    61 %
    No, we're going to _______________ instead (tell us below) : (18 votes)
    32 %
    We're undecided : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yes we are going to a resort in Mexico, Mayan Riveria!

    Fiance and I have done quite a bit of travelling together and we have always done the sightseeing go go go type holiday. However, we have never been anywhere tropical/relaxing vacation and so that is what we are going to do for our honeymoon.

    That being said we are still planning on going to the ruins and the caves, going zip-lining in the rainforest and kayaking in the ocean.

    Post # 4
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We went to a resort as part of our DW; after the wedding we extended our stay for a week after the guests left. It was convenient, and a very nice resort!!

    However, we’re not usually resort travellers only. We like all kinds of travels! We’re heading to Spain and France this summer for a roadtrip; and then to Costa Rica in the winter for a cycling tour…

    Then, we’ll be making babies and go back to resort travelling, or camping vacations! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I sooo dream of going to Greece, it might either be on a Mediterranean cruise, along with Turkey and Croatia; or on another cycling trip… However, it’s not the safest place right now. Maybe you should stick to Spain for now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 5
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    cozumel, we’ve never really vacationed outside of our local area or hometowns, so we don’t wanna get in over our heads on our first foreign adventure

    Post # 6
    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yes, more out of necessity than anything else. France would be my dream honeymoon, but that’s just not an option for two 22 year old newlyweds! (At least in our case.) 

    We’re only looking at resorts purely because that’s where we can get the most bang for our buck since R’s parents are Disney Vacation Club members. 

    Post # 7
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We’re going to Sandals Grande Antigua!  We chose that because it was all inclusive.  It made it so much easier to budget when we knew the total cost of everything.

    Post # 8
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We decided that after all the planning we just want to relax and do nothing — we have the rest of our life to go sightseeing and explore.  We figured we’ll be exhausted!

    So we’re spending a week at an all-inclusive resort on the north of Brazil.  I can’t wait!

    Post # 9
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m with you, danadelphia.  Resorts are not for us.   Too many people around, not enough quiet and privacy even in the best, from what I hear, and everything seems so monstrously overpriced.  Plus all-inclusives don’t give you the opportunity to really get out and enjoy local cooking or try to delve into local culture.  It seems like a lot of people (maybe not everyone, but I sure know enough people who’ve done this) go to all-inclusives abroad and might as well have gone to a hotel on the beach in the USA because they sat at the beach the whole time and ate the purely American food served to them there.  Why go through the hassle of customs and the extra cost of airfare for that?

    We’re 99% sure that we’re staying at a really amazing, secluded villa in the mountains of St. Lucia.  It comes with a cook, housekeeper, and pool and groundskeeper, and we’re basically just going to ask the cook to whip up whatever she likes to eat and try out restaurants frequented by locals as much as possible.  Why not try to experience what St. Lucia has to offer that the USA cannot if we’re there?  Our main prerogative is just to RELAX and enjoy the seclusion with just the two of us on vacation, but when we want to do stuff, we’re going to do stuff that we needed our passports to do, basically.

    We were also thinking about taking a tour of Japan, but I think we want to keep the sightseeing to a minimum on our honeymoon.  School has made it hard for us to have much time for romance and we just want a week and a half to enjoy one another, screw being busy doing other things 24/7.  We plan to travel a lot in our lives so we can sightsee later.  Our honeymoon has its own purpose.

    Post # 10
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re doing the opposite: private home on a private beach on a tiny island. You should check it out. If you dive, it’s especially attractive: http://www.utilarental.com/

    Post # 11
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Yes, we went to Paradise Taveuni Resort in Fiji.  It was nice, we had a lot of freedom to do whatever we wanted.  We had some activity filled days, and some calm relaxing days where we just hung around and relaxed.  And due to a cyclone, we ended up with a few extra days on Fiji’s big island, so we made the best of it and had a few adventures. 

    Post # 12
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Aruba!!!! I really don’t want to do ANYTHING on the honeymoon. OK, maybe anything is a bit of an exaggeration, but the rest of my summer is so crazy (conferences, really busy at work, studying for the grad school qualifier, random wedding parties, etc), that I think that one week will be my only downtime. So, I’m planning to enjoy it and relax ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and it is all inclusive, because at least for this trip, I don’t care about culture. I just want to lay on a beach and have someone putting drinks in my hand for free.

    Post # 13
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Ireland!!! But not right away; we’re minimooning and going to Ireland within the year, when he’s on break from teaching. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    We are going to Thailand (hopefully, if the violence ends!) for 2 weeks. We will spend 5 days at a hotel in Bangkok, 4 days at a hotel in the jungle, and 5 days on the beach. It is definitely not a ‘resort vacation” but you might call the hotels on the beach and in the jungle resorts. What is the difference between a resort and a hotel?

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