Post # 1
For our honeymoon, we’re thinking of negril, Jamaica (15 hr travel incl layover plus 2 hr bus from airport. No direct flight), punta cana, DR (17 hr including layover). Can anyone suggest a relaxing (all-inclusive or exotic?) honeymoon closer to home?? I don’t have that many vacation days and want to maximize our vacation. We’ve already been to Hawaii and Florida. Already drove all over the US before. And, western Mexico isnt safe enough for FH to consider. Thanks. We were also thinking Of Europe or Peru or bora bora at first but it seems those are expensive and Sooo far!! Tell me the 17hr travel is worth it! 🙁
Post # 3
@Cola262: To be honest I wouldn’t travel 17 hours for Jamaica. What about Tahiti… (I’ll be traveling about 17 hours to go there!) I’ve seen some really great deals- even ones where they offer FREE AIR from LA!
Post # 4
@Cola262: Have you looked into belize? There are some great resorts there and it shouldn’t take you as long to get there!
Post # 5
Oh, I guess 17 hrs is actually 14 hrs to Jamaica due to the time difference. Destiny, I completely had that feeling too! We used to live on the east coast and I always thought of the Caribbean as a close vacation spot. I didn’t realize it’s so far now especially since there are no direct flights from LAX.
I thought of Tahiti, but I thought it was out of our price range. I will check it out.
Edited to add: I checked it out and the airfaire alone is $2000 per person. =(
Belize I quickly checked and is 13 hrs (7 hrs non-stop but I don’t see one on my days). =(
Post # 6
@Cola262: Hmmm… What about Hawaii? Or Somewhere in Mexico?
Post # 7
What if you did a cruise? The meals included..all you can eat, just pay for drinks. And they have all lengths for cruises so you can make a long weekend out of it and save vacation days.
Post # 8
Yea, we’ve each been to Hawaii twice already =(. My FH is against going to Mexico because the closer parts of mexico (Acapulco etc) aren’t so safe.
We’ve been on a Cruise before and would like to be on land. I know I sound so picky…but we were so set on Caribbean before seeing all the flight times. =(
There are NO Caribbean islands with direct flights from LAX? I am looking on travelocity but can’t seem to find an efficient way to figure this out.
Post # 9
What about Cabo? FI and I went last summer and plan to go for a short honeymoon. I know it’s MX, but really touristy and safe…and a quick 2 hr flight from LAX.
Post # 10
Unfortunately I don’t know that you’ll find a direct flight from LAX to a Caribbean island :/ However …… I think you can get there (or close to there) with less travel time than 17 hours!!!!!!
My FI and I went to the Bahamas a few years back. We flew out of LAX with a direct flight no layovers to Miami (MIA, I believe). It was a five hour flight, with the three hour added time it was eight hours travel time. We had a three hour layover, then an hour flight on a quaint little 20-seater something plane to Nassau. That’s 12 hours… five less travel! Also if you luck out you won’t have such a long layover like we did. Our trip was kind of booked last minute, so we just dealt with it. You have some more time to check out flights. HTH!
Post # 11
I don’t know if you can find direct flights to Costa Rica. It is much closer than many of the places you mentinoned. We stayed in a great place that specializes in Honeymoons.
I know there is so much trouble in Mexico, but I hadn’t heard about too many problems in the Cabo San Lucas area. That is close to you and has so much to do there with great beaches, resturants, etc.
Or you could go the other direction. Have you been to Canada?
Post # 12
Are you set on a beachy vacation? You could come up to Canada and visit Vancouver and Whistler. Or go to Banff, Alberta which is beautiful.