Post # 1
We’re having the hardest time deciding on the honeymoon. We’re thinking our budget is $5k (we spent 2 weeks in Bali for $4k last May) and were thinking of going back to southeast asia. Flights are looking like $3k for both of us, leaving us just around $2k to play and explore (and sleep and eat)! Anyone have any suggestions on either good airfare deals or locations where our dollar can be stretched a bit? We’ve been looking at Bali (again!), Thailand, and Costa Rica. Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
I vote Thailand. Things are so cheap over there that you could live like kings on 2 grand. My FI are hoping to have a belated honeymoon there a year after the wedding. There’s just so much to see there. Beaches, jungles, villages, cities, monkeys, temples. It would just be so cooL!
Post # 4
Definitely THailand. Or, have you looked into Borneo? You can stay somewhere decent for well under $100/night there (like $40-80 depending on what you want). It’s crazy cool – we’re going next year during a big 6 month trek through Asia!
Post # 5
We are in the middle of the same decision – I just revived 2 old threads about Thailand with others asking the same question. I think that’s where we’re going to end up. Costa Rica is way cheaper to get to (well, from the east coast anyway), but actually not that cheap once you’re there. Thailand is the other way around.
Post # 6
Costa Rica has some great deals right now around 5k. check priceline or expedia.
Post # 7
We did Costa Rica under 5k. It depends on when you are going, during the dry season, hotels cost more. We used Desafio adventure co to book our activities, transportation and hotels. We stayed at 3 hotels in 3 areas, San Jose, Monteverde and Arenal. It was a great vaca!
Post # 8
I would vote for Costa Rica too! Although from the Midwest the single connection flights have been running about $850.00 per person lately. Ugh!
Post # 9
Wow! I wish 5K was affordable in my world! Lucky!!! If I could spend that I would totally go to Bali, but since you have already been there, try something new.
Post # 10
We went to Panama and it was AMAZING! I’ve been to Costa Rica too, and you really can’t go wrong with that choice. But I found Panama a little more affordable and, because it’s a smaller country, easier to get around if you want to go to more than one place on your honeymoon (we did beach, mountains, and city). The people in both countries are amazingly friendly, and there’s tons to do if you want to explore a bit while you’re there. Good luck with your planning!
Post # 11
Oh, one more thing: July is the off-season (rainy season) in Central America. If you do choose Costa Rica, be prepared for rain in the afternoons, but it’s still warm and sunny most of the day. The nice thing about going off-season is that it’s so much cheaper than in would be during other times of the year. I went to C.R. in July ten years ago and to Panama in July this year, and it was absolutely gorgeous both times.
Post # 12
What do you like to do while vacationing? Costa Rica is an amazing place if you love flora and fauna. Incredible amount of animals to see, and cool hikes. We had a fireworks show every night from the volcano (depends on where you stay- pm me if you want more info). We were there last April (the day after we got engaged)! We saw very little rain, but MAN it was SO HOT! Walking into the water was not even refreshing, it was like walking into a warm bath. The people are very friendly, too.
Bermuda is GORGEOUS, laid back, fantastic, secluded beaches with little night life.
The Florida keys are also amazing, each key is so different. I’ve been a lot of places, but this might be one of my all-time favorites. Esp. Big Pine Key (little key deer walk right up to you from the beach).
I would write down the things you like to do, then maybe lookat it from that perspective.
Post # 13
I went to India last winter, and it was AMAZING. If you can find a decently priced flight, then actually being there is really cheap. We spent just over $1200 each for two weeks. Our package included staying in four-star hotels, a private car for getting around each city and getting between the cities, breakfast every morning, entrance to all the parks and monuments, tour guides for each place, high-speed train tickets from Delhi to Agra, a plane ticket from Udaipur back to Delhi, etc. Obviously, if you stayed for less than two weeks or in less nice hotels, you could bring down the cost a lot. The only things we had to pay for were lunch and dinner and tips. Oh, and shopping, of course. We used the travel company TravelChaCha, and I would recommend them to anybody. We loved our trip. If you want some more information, PM me. I can send you photos, links, etc.
Post # 14
check out isla mujeres in mexico. particularly aluxes priviledge. amazing! in sept i paid $1200 for 2 people, 2 flights, 7 days, all inclusive. unbelievable!!
Post # 15
I love Costa Rica, it is amazing but being there isn’t particularly cheap. I’m going with Thailand for the reasons you just mentioned. I want to live like a queen for not too much hahaha.
Post # 16
We are going to Curacao. We are spending a total of about $2500 for everything. We are lucky enough to live within driving distance of Miami so our flights are going to be really cheap…only about $350 round-trip per person. There are some awesome deals right now for Cancun and DR as well. 🙂