Post # 1
My fiance and I are overwhelmed (mostly me) with all of the different options of honeymoons. Our vision is something more modern and tropical/beach area. Where are some good places, either all-inclusive or not, that are going to be decent weather and around $3500 total? We’ve looked at Kauai, but we’ve never been there and I’m afraid there may not be a lot to do. (We live in Southern CA)
Post # 3
have you tried the bahamas or somewhere else in the caribbean? we booked our honeymoon (all inclusive) in the DR for under $3500 including airfare!
Post # 4
Hi GoldieCakes! I also live in SoCal so I know how tough it can be to find something more exciting than were you already live and within a specific budget. With that in mind we have a lot in common. We are headed to Kauai for our honeymoon Oct 1-8. I did a lot of extensive research on the weather for this timeframe because, I didn’t want our entire Honeymoon to get rained out. That being said, the carribean was nearly completely shot due to hurricane season. I looked at a few other places such as turks and caicos, virgin islands, st lucia etc. but those seemed to be far over our budget. We decided on Kauai bc neither of us had been. Although, there is only 1 fairly expensive hotel on the North Shore in Princeville (St Regis) I’m not sure what is on the south end although, I know there is a bit more. From what I’ve learned personally this a good place to go if you are truly looking for a ‘escape’. There are a ton of outdoor adventures to be had such as snokerling, zipling, jet sking, horseback riding and things of that nature if that’s what you were looking for aside from going to the beach/pool. Let me know if there’s anything else I can offer up as far as advice!:)
Post # 5
We are doing Riviera Cancun. 7 days 6 nights, all inclusive, air fare included for 2,100.
These resorts get rave reviews.
Post # 6
I’ve been to Kauai. It’s pretty and naturalistic. It is not commercialized like other islands so you might have hard time looking for good local places. Most restaurants are near the resorts. It rains often too. Sometimes the rain comes out of no where for 5 mins and back to sunny again. If you like outdoor and less commercial places, then you will like it.
Post # 7
CABO SAN LUCAS!!!! totally romantic, modern, hip, and a hot celebrity vacation spot! we are doing an all inclusive 7 night stay at the Riu Santa Fe THE BEST SUIT available with ocean views & private outdoor jacuzzi!! & we are spending $3400.
Air fair for 2
transportation to & from the hotel
hotel stay in awesome suit
all inclusive food!
and a kayaking & snorkeling excursion.
we booked ours through Orbits… the best price I found!
p.s. also, the flight shouldn’t be too long!! you life in Southern California!
“El Arco” in Cabo San Lucas, baja California!
Post # 8
Well, we are honeymooning in October and we are doing a cruise. After talking with a travel agent, she says that cruises are nice in the caribbean during hurricane season because they can generally get you out of storms as they know about them long before they are set to hit. We also get travel insurance in case we can’t do the cruise as well. I also like it because you can see a lot of different places in one week rather than the one resort. We chose on with an itinerary that we liked, but because of hurricane season we know that we may miss stops or that we will have a totally different itinerary, but I will try to be flexible. I went on a cruise in October about 4 years ago in the southern caribbean, had a little rough waters, but that was it. It was wonderful!
Post # 9
Thank you everyone 🙂 And LuxuryShoeGal88, you just may have convinced me to go to Kauai. I am too afraid to go to the Caribbean due to the bad weather they can have there in October. And cruising to the Caribbean, totally love that idea, I did that 2 years ago during the summer- one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken!
Post # 10
We’re doing Cabo too to avoid the hurrican season in the carribean. Have fun WHEREVER you decide to go!
Post # 11
Aruba and Barbados are generally safe from Hurricane Season.
Post # 12
We are doing a cruise to the Western Carribean, we got an ocean view suite for around $2,000, plus plane tickets which were a few hundred more. It’s a week long that stops at Key West, Ocho Rios Jamaica and Grand Cayman!
Post # 13
We’re trying to decide where to go in October as well (Oct. 12-19)… I think we’re leaning towards the Caribbean, despite the hurricane risk. (Prices are a lot lower during the fall and the risk of actually being hit is pretty small. We will get good trip insurance though). Haven’t decided yet where exactally to go… we wanted to go to Turks and Caicos, but decided not to since the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos get more hurricanes during Oct. than other islands… as someone else said, the ABC islands, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacoa rarely get hurricanes. Barbados is supposed to be relatively safe too, from a hurricane standpoint. 7 days at a 4* in Curacoa is about $950 – 1100 per person – without airfare and meals/drinks. We’re thinking maybe we’ll go there, then visit Bonaire for a day or two, since it’s supposed to have good snorkeling/diving. Dominican Republic is cheap and there are a ton of all inclusives there, so we’re also considering going there, just not sure if there’s enough to do and whether the snorkeling/diving would be any good… anyone know?
Post # 14
We are doing a cruise to the Bahamas Oct 3rd-7th. I can’t wait! As a PP said, the ship knows well in advance if it is going to run into nasty weather or not and will go to a different destination if needed.
Post # 15
we’re doing an all-inclusive in Jamaica – can’t wait!
Post # 16
We went to Kauai in January and LOVED it. We stayed on the north shore and our hotel allowed us to use the St Regis facilities. It is absolutely stunning–best view I have seen in my life. You have the ocean and tropical scenery to your right and a mountain and sunset to your left. The hotel itself is just remarkable and has a great bar area. It had a live acoustic guitar player one night when we were there and he played during the sunset. The island is very serene and a great getaway.
There are plenty of other options of things to do–I recommend taking a boat tour of the island. We saw 100s of dolphins!! Plus we got delicious food and all you can drink beer/wine. It was well worth the money.