Post # 1
Getting married a little of 2 months from now and still havent decided on a honeymoon!
we were going to do DR or jamacia but feel like we will get a little bored just laying around for a week..so we were looking for something a little more fun and busy like maybe Disney world. BUT; looking at EVERYTHING to do there and so much to figure out (when to go to what park, where to make reservations, etc etc) we feel that might be TOO busy 🙁 (i know,i know)
were looking for some place thats got the best of both worlds! Anyone have any advice as to where to go, or your expereiences with WDW or somewhere tropical?
And looking to spend around 3,000
Post # 3
@bridetobe1: I’ve been to Mexico twice, both times near Cancun… you can take it easy some days and do excursions or activities on other days. At most resorts you can easily go scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking etc. (sometimes you’ll be taken off the resort to do these things, but it’s easy enough to schedule). You can also go to the ruins and/or places like Xel-Ha and do stuff like zip lining and swimming with dolphins. Or you can go into town and do a little shopping.
Not sure if Jamaica is similar or not. Disney is pretty busy, but you don’t have to plan it to the max. Just decide on what park you’re doing on what day, and then take it as it comes. I personally LOVE the waterparks in Disney Orlando. So much fun.
Post # 4
We’re honeymooning in Disney World in a few weeks. We have some dinner reservations and plan on playing in the parks, but we’re also allowing for time by the pool or laying around in the hotel room. Disney trips can be as busy or laid back as you like!
Post # 5
If you go to those all inclusive resorts, there are plent of trips available around the hotel. If you’re not willing to venture out into unknown territory in Jamaica or Mexico, maybe try Hawaii? There are still may resorts but the excursions out are a little less “shifty”. Try to avoid Oahu though because it gets insane expensive. Another island like Maui or Kauai might be a better alternative since they’re a little less populated.
Post # 6
@canarydiamond: what resort did you stay in mexico? I stayed a few years ago but was concerned about safety now. If we had things to do like ruins & zip lining I think that would be perfect..from my understanding DR doesnt have too much to do off of the resort.
@windcriesamy: I bet you are excited! I feel like I want to do every thing at disney so dont know which places to eat, etc. But i’m sure they are all wonderful!! What resort are you staying in?
Post # 7
With only 2 months to go, I can pretty much guarantee you WILL NOT get reservations at the best restaurants on Disney property. You pretty much need 180 days and most of them DO book up 180 days in advance 🙁
Post # 8
It depends on what you mean by “activities”. Jaimaica has a lot to offer if you’re outdoorsy. Dunn’s River Falls is a HUGE attraction. There’s water sports offered at most resorts. There are dinner cruises and kayaking…. But that’s very different from the WDW kind of busy.
Like PP said- you don’t HAVE TO plan your WDW vacation to the second. People do that to make sure they get to see everything they want to see. If you’re more laid back about it, you can pop into any of the parks whenever you want. Or just decide now that you’re only going to two of them. Or honeymoon in CA, go to Disneyland & California Adventure (both easily seen in a day each) and stay at a beach hotel the rest of the time.
Post # 9
What about Ireland? There are some nice packages here.
Post # 10
@bridetobe1: We’re staying at Colorado Springs Resort, which has a bit more of a mature atmosphere. It looks really beautiful and I’m beyond excited. I keep asking Fiance if we can just get married now so we can go 😛
@Miss Jackrabbit: This is mostly true, but we booked our honeymoon almost exactly 3 months in advance and still got some pretty good ADRs. Brown Derby, Le Cellier…after some reservation stalking, I even managed to snag a reservation for dinner at Be Our Guest!
Post # 11
@bridetobe1: we are going to St. Lucia and there are tons of things to do. All watersports are included at our resort. tons of excursions to pick from as well!
Post # 12
Hello, new here and been lurking for a while. You all seem like such nice people and I’d love to become part of this I community. Anywyas, St. Thomas or St. John in the US Virgin Islands is a wonderful destination. St. Thomas is easier and cheaper to stay at (Marriott) but you can easily take a boat to St. John. You can lay around at the beach or book a catamaran (awesome!!) for the day or snorkel too which is downright amazing. Rent a dingy for 4 hours and hit the water and go wherever your heart desires. Walk around Mongoose Junction at St. John with a nice cold beverage of your choice in hand. Not to mention the amazing restaurants. I could go on. And now I sound like a commercial. Good luck!!
Post # 13
@bridetobe1: The first time was at Sandos Playacar (I think that was the name), and the most recent, last year, was at Excellence Cancun.
I think in general you’ll be safe in Mexico. It’s mostly the border towns that have issues. Just don’t do anything too stupid (like go into a dangerous part of town and get drunk and obnoxious) and you’ll be fine. Anything touristy is fine. I’ve always felt super safe in and around the resorts.
Post # 14
What about WDW and a short cruise? That way you can see more places while not having to worry about “traveling” when the boat just moves you around when you’re sleeping?