Honeymoon – All inclusive resorts?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Two of our recetly married friends used Sandels Resorts this year and both RAVED about it and had lovely photos when they came back. It wasn’t something I would have considered before, but now I am interested after hearing how pampered and relaxed they were. And they both got great deals on their packages.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

If you plan to chill on property all day (with drinks in hand) then an all-inclusive is good choice, value-wise. It is also very easy to budget since the only extra costs will be spa, greens fees, airport transfers and souvenirs, etc.

However, if you enjoy exploring the city/island/countryside from dawn till dusk, you may not be able to take full advantage of the bottomless rum punch and food 24/7. 

Years ago we found it helpful to keep two running columns: an a la carte vs. an all-inclusive vacation in the US Virgin Islands. We ended up going a la carte and rented a condo on the beach. 

Just my two cents for what its worth! 

Enjoy your honeymoon, no matter where you end up! 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

We went to St. Lucia and stayed at a teeny tiny village resort.  It was semi-all inclusive.  They had meal plans, but we opted not to do it because we didn’t plan on eating a full 3 course meal each dinner.  Plus, the drinks weren’t too expensive anyways, and they’re all giving away free drinks during happy hour and arrivals, etc.  We did go with a package however, where it included a nice cottage (we upgraded to an ocean view private cottage), some activities (like scuba diving, shopping in town, horseback riding in the ocean, etc), and a welcome basket with a nice bottle of champagne.  We personally like the freedom we had, and we didn’t feel like "we have to eat or drink everything to get our money’s worth." 

TiKaye in St. Lucia was wonderful and quite affordable compared to other resorts in that area and around other surround islands.  The flight was the most expensive part. 

However, I think it depends on the couple on which option they choose.  My friend went to Secrets in Mexico and they loved not having to worry about money or tip during their entire trip.  My husband and I don’t mind, and we went with a general budget in mind, so we also didn’t lose any money by going buck wild! 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee

I haven’t been yet, but I’m going to Sunset at the Palms in Negril, Jamaica in August. All of the reviews that I have read rave about how relaxing and private the resort is, so it might be worth checking out if that’s what you are looking for.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

awesomeesh:  This thread is 9 years old..pretty sure they’ve already been on that honeymoon.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

FutureMrsBex:  bahahahha.  Seriously, we went to Couples Swept Away, it was great 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee

FutureMrsBex:  Well that’s embarrassing. For some reasons all conversations that I can see right now say they are from 9 years ago… not sure what’s going on with that.

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