Post # 1
We are looking to spend (I think!) about $3,000 on our honeymoon and I would love all inclusive ideas! Here are the things we are looking for:
-not a cruise
-not TOO much travel time from Saint Louis!
We are looking at the Caribbean. We would love things like fun tiki bars (day & night!), fun people, and super relaxing. We were looking at a place called Cap Cana, but do not know much. We would love some suggestions for any place though!!
ANy any all advice is excepted please and thank you! Oh yeah, October 24th, 2011 is our departure date!
Post # 3
Club Med has a place in Turks & Caico. In May we paid about 1500 w/air from L.A.X. Adults only. Relaxing. Not much to do on the island but the resort has different activities. I just didn’t like the booking process. For example, if we wanted to sign up for windsurfing lessons we had to do so at a certain time of the day to get the lessons 2 days from when we sign. Usually the sign up window is in the morning. Well being divers, we would always miss that window, cuz we were out diving. That sucked!
Post # 4
We booked out Honeymon at the Iberostar Grand in Montengo Bay Jamaica for $3,063. It includes adult only, limited access resort, flight, a private butler, 6 days 5 nights, oceanview room with balcony, fridge stock with our favorite alc and non alc beverages, gourmet meals, drinks, access to all 7 resturants + access to the 2 other less exclusive resorts that Iberostar owns that are down the street and all their pools and restaurants. I can give you our agent’s name for everyone I refer we get $50 bucks so I am glad to help out and glad to get $50 lol.
Post # 5
@keniki: thanks so SO much! All advice is super appreciated 🙂
Post # 6
@superplannerbee:wow! Thank you thank you! I cant wait to get moving!
Post # 7
FI and I went to the Riu on Paradise Island in the bahamas for a long weekend.
It is an all inclusive resort with FANTASTCI views. Here’s the view from our balcony:
It was next door to the Atlantis hotel so we could go over there to wander the grounds/go to the casino. But then come back to our hotel for food/drinks and not pay exorbitant Atlantis prices since all was included at our resort.
Post # 8
@KatNYC2011: i like the sound of that a lot! I need to go look this up, THANK YOU!!!!!!
Post # 9
Fi and I went to the Bahamas and stayed at the wyndham resort and casino for our annual vacation last year. we loved it! but its not all inclusive.
its about 2577 per person – i would suggest bringing about 800 in spending money
Post # 10
Just a heads up that you might want to look at carribean destination that have less issues with tropical storms as you will be there for hurricane season.
The “ABC” islands, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, are considered to be out of the main hurricane zone. Trinidad and Tobago are also south of the hurricane belt and rarely get hit.
west and south can give you a better shot of avoiding a hurricane if one does happen to hit that time of year. I would strongly advise trip insurance for this time of year – it is worth it if the place you are going does happen to get hit by a hurricane before you go! or while you are there! 🙂 Then you can always make up your vacation and not be out all of your money.
October is also a great time to visit hawaii!
Post # 11
I also meant to say cheapcarribean.com is a great resource for finding a lot of ‘all inclusive’ options on every island. I have never booked through them, but at least a nice easy searchable resource!
Post # 12
Have you checked out Secrets Resorts or their sister resort Dreams?
I went to a Secrets resort for my hm and I love it. I spend $2300 for 7 days at Secrets Silversand (included airfare from Seattle.) Then spend extra for professional photos at the resort and 3 offsite excursions. Yeah, so in all, we spent about $3K.
Check out cheapcarribean.com I used them to book my hm and if I go again, I would definitely use them again.
Post # 13
@Coloradolov:thanks for the heads up, i appreciate it!
Post # 14
@ttn133:I have heard great things about Secrets. I think that is our first place runner as far as resorts go.