Honeymoon Help!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@saraking:  Yes…go to applevacations.com…!!!!!!!!!! They are a fantastic company and take care of everything for you and their service is top notch. They even offer “vacation insurance” in case of inclement weather or what not.

 

Post # 5
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would also look at Groupon for deals on resorts.  They have quite a few. 

Post # 6
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@saraking:  groupons and living social deals are good options, but of course you can’t control what comes up. 

A few of our friends went to Mexico on their HM, and had an AMAZING time. The resort was gorgeous. Mexico is a great option if you’re on a budget, and it’s fairly easy to get to. We did use apple vacations last time we went there, and they were ok, but you can also always go through AAA if you’re members. HMs are the one time the pros usually suggest you use a travel agent. You want someone advocating on your behalf if anything should go wrong. 

Post # 7
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889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@saraking:  Yes…absolutely every time I have travelled out of the country.

  

Post # 8
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1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I haven’t actually booked with this company before but they gather together a ton of deals and have lots of tropical vacations at all-inclusives with airfare included.

http://www.travelzoo.com/vacations/caribbean/

Post # 9
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82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@saraking:  hurricane season in the Caribbean is (officially) from June until October. I’ve been to various places in the Caribbean during this time and have not had any issues. I suggest you browse tripadvisor for hotel ratings and commemts/pictures from past guess and then look at Travelocity vacations. Great vacation packages (air & hotel) for great prices

Post # 10
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Travel Nut here… Mr TTR & I are semi-retired and LOVE to travel

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th… with the greatest majority of Hurricanes happening August, September & October… Tropical Storms more in June, July and November.

So this is certainly not the best timeframe to visit the Caribbean… December thru April are most definitely the best months weatherwise… when the Tropics are a lot warmer than Continental North America.

Jamaica sits in the Greater Antilles… along with the Cayman Islands – Cuba – Haiti & the Dominican Republic (on the Island of Hispaniola) and Puerto Rico.

This is the MAIN RUNWAY for Hurricanes in the Caribbean… it is also the highest concentration of Islands with the most “difficulties” in the Caribbean… be that Political, Economic or Social (Health & Safety) Issues.

So stuff to bear in mind…

Of this grouping I’d only give the Caymans a two thumbs up.

Cuba is ok… but only because it is a Safe country… and has other issues, that impact me less as a tourist.

The rest of them… Haiti, the DR, or Jamaica… no thanks.  Too many issues.

All Inclusives thrive in countries that have issues… as a way to drawing tourists.  So what looks like “a bargain” truly comes at a price

Stuff to think about.

And prices are yes going to be even lower during Hurricane Season

IF you do decide to go June thru November, I would suggest that you make inquiries about such things as Hurricane Insurance – Cancellation Clauses / Insurance… and make sure no matter when or where you travel that you also invest in Travel Insurance & Health Insurance… the latter especially important if you are headed off to a 2nd or 3rd world country !!

(Could be the difference between being treated IN COUNTRY… or being flown home for top-drawer modern medical assistance)

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Personally, if you are looking to Honeymoon in July (your WBee Profile lists a Wedding Date of July 19th) I’d be looking for somewhere in either the USA or Canada that offers decent weather at that time (vs HUMID beyond belief… like you’ll find in the Caribbean)

OR if you really have your heart struck on a Caribbean Tropical Honeymoon…

Take a Mini Moon July… and your full Honeymoon in the Wintertimes… and it means you’ll have a few more months to save up and really make it AWESOME !!

Hope this helps,

 

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