(Closed) Honeymoon advice for brides-to-be: Go all-inclusive!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Thanks for the advice- will take this into account!  I am looking to book a honeymoon and am debating about all-inclusive.  I like the idea of not having to worry about a wallet 🙂

Post # 4
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746 posts
Busy bee

I agree! Anytime you stay at a hotel in a tourist destination, you’ll find that everything costs about 4 times what it should. I had a speaking engagement in Florida back in April and stayed at a Hilton. I paid $17.00 for luke warm scrambled eggs and toast!!

I apprecaite that some people want an authentic experiennce, but there’s nothing worse that spending your entire honeymoon feeling frustrated by being overcharged.

Post # 5
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is a matter of opinion, but I have to disagree.  I would definitely recommend AI in Jamaica and Dominican Republic, but don’t think it is necessary on the Mayan Riviera. 

AI is always good for people who want to just sit back and not worry about anything, and is especially great in areas that are unsafe or where there isn’t much to do outside the resort (or if you just don’t want to leave the resort anyway).  But this area of Mexico is not unsafe, and there is sooo much to do and experience outside of the resort.

If you do your research, you’ll find wonderful restaurants in Playa, great little beach bars, and some pretty hot nightlife spots.  Tulum is also very nice for a beach day that is far more relaxed with a different vibe than the Playa beach.  Renting a car and spending the day on the south end beaches is amazing.  There’s a lot of other attractions in the area, like Xcaret, Xel-Ha and the ruins.  You have to eat there, so you’d pay double if you stayed at a resort. 

All this being said, we’ve stayed AI on the Mayan Riviera twice and really enjoyed ourselves, but if we return, we’ll likely go a different route.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

99% of the time we’re “off the path” people, and we’ve traveled extensively in Europe this way.  For our honeymoon, however, we went to our first all-inclusive and loved it. I didn’t really realize how tightly wound we both were, but after this week of not worrying about ANYTHING (and we didn’t leave the resort – we could have, but we didn’t) we both felt SO much better.  For the honeymoon, I agree with the OP. Just RELAX.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re going to an AI in Jamaica and we’re really exited! Neither of us have ever been to an AI and we’re ready to just be taken care of and not have to worry about how much things cost because everything is included.

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