(Closed) Carribean destination for a picky couple?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@bestforlast: I’ve been to St. Martin too, it’s not as crazy touristy as a lot of the islands can be, but it’s laid back and has beautiful, clean and well kept beaches. Since you’ve already been there, how about Atlantis, a resort on its own private island. Lots to do and their are tours of beach mansions owned by celebrities and rich people that I went on and it was really cool to see all these tiny islands with houses on them. Some day I will get one of those houses… ha ha.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m totally with you. I like luxurious but not really big all-inclusive resorts. DH and I picked up Islands Magazine coming home from Florida and their website has some great recommendations.

We’re also daydreaming about renting this private villa in Hawaii for our next vacation πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

St. Lucia!!!!!   Wedding is next weekend!!! (I seriously can’t concentrate at work right now!)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

The all inclusive thing wasn’t what we wanted for our honeymoon either. We wanted something very private and just keep to our selves.

So we went to Acapulco and stayed at a place called Las Brisas. The reason we went to Acapulco was becasue of this hotel! Every room has your own private pool and lounge area. All the rooms are built up a mountain so there is alot of privacy. It really caters to couples, very romantic! They come every morning and put fresh flowes in the pool and all over the room. Every evening we got a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese, and every morning a complimentary breakfast with mexican pastries. They actually slide your breakfast in a private box that goes into your room, so that they don’t wake you in the morning πŸ™‚

We literally only left to go to dinner, other then that we stayed in our robes and lounged in the nude by the pool! πŸ™‚  

So although its not the Carribean, I would def recommend this place! It was amazing!! And affordable!!!

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Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We went to St. Lucia and stayed at Sandals. We aren’t drinkers either, but I think having the option of not paying for any food and/or not having to pay most of the activities on the resort makes up for not drinking with an all-inclusive. Esp if you are foodies and will be doing lost of eating. While St. Lucia was beautiful I personally like Bermuda better (more organisms in the water).

If you really want an adventure and it seems like you love to travel I would suggest the Galapagos Islands. There is NOTHING like it anywhere in the world. You’ll literally see something different from island to island. I loved my trip to the Galapagos. I always wanted to go and would go back any day.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@AnnieAAA – WOWO! That sounds awesome!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you’ve been to all those places why not try something new. I love St. Lucia, but an alternative might be Barbados? You could also do the Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, or Trinadad & Tobago.. all very nice πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@niki8911: Thanks! It was, we just loved it! and no joke, we spent just as much as we would have going to an all inclusive place in Mexico. Aggghhh its almost been a year since I’ve been there, I miss my honeymoon πŸ™

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@AnnieAAA: That sounds awesome! Bookmarking that for the vacation folder!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OH what about Costa Rica? I hear you can get a place to stay in the rainforest and you have your own personal butler who makes you dinner every night.  All your meals are taken care of. GOSH I can’t remember the name of it…. It looked amazing, you can go on excursions, and it just looked amazing, private, & romantic!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@niki8911: I’ve been to Costa Rica too and we stayed all over but one of the places was in the rainforest at Selva Verde. Much of Costa Rica puts an emphasis on eco-tourism so not only will you be traveling but you’ll be traveling light on the environment. Along with staying in the rainforest my other favorite place was at Arenal. It’s a volcano that you can actually see lava coming form at night. Pretty amazing. There are also some 5-star spas with natural hot springs on Arenal (here are two: Tabacon Grand and The Springs).

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bestforlast: On Costa Rica: Are you interested more in the Caribbean side or the Pacific side? The Pacific side has black sand beaches and the Caribbean is white sand. We stayed on the Pacific near Jaco at an all-inclusive (I forget the name of it). Jaco is a small surfing town along the coast and just minutes from the rainforest along the Pacific where we went zip-lining. When we were closer the Caribbean we did not stay along the coast so I cannot comment on that.

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