Post # 1
Hello to my lovely fellow bees,
My FH & I have been searching aimlessly for the perfect honeymoon destination. We are tieing the knot on Nov. 1st, 2013.
Heres the scoop, we want to go somewhere warm….warm with beautiful beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, GOOD FOOD, and romance of course. All inclusive would be ideal as well.
The reason why we are nervous is because Nov. tends to be the rainy season for quite a few destinations. I am quite frustrated so I figure who better to go to than the hive!
You ladies have been so helpful during this experience so please help again lol i need you!
Any of you ladies go on a honeymoon or a vacation during the first or second week of November? Share your thoughts/suggestions…do appreciated
Post # 3
Hurricane season is officially June through November. However, some places are more prone to a lot of rain than others. Just make sure you book your trip with “cancel for any reason” trip insurance & you should be fine in case a hurricane sets its sight on your preferred destination. Otherwise, you should be able to manage in between some downpours. By traveling in the more typical “hurricane” months, you might also be able to take advantage of more savings. Best wishes!
Post # 4
I’ve been to Mexico (Cancun) serveral times in November. The weather can be a little unpredictable, but I can only remember one day when it was too cold and/or rainy to lay on the beach — so we went to the spa instead!
Post # 5
I used to live in Florida, and it gets really dry in the ‘winter’. I do not recall it ever raining on or near Thanksgiving. You could check into that. FH and I will be staying at Treasure Island in FL.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
We took a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas last November. It was beautiful and the perfect vacation!
Post # 7
Its a real crapshoot. You might actually find better prices at that time of the year. Most cruiselines offer discounts on cruises October-December in the Caribbean because 1. kids are just back in school so people are less apt to pull them out 2. the chance for a hurricane popping up. That’s the time of the year that I usually cruise to save money and I have been lucky up to this point (knock on wood)
As an earlier posted said get the trip insurance. I never vacation without it, it will be the best $150 you will ever spend if you have any doubt about the weather. Its totally buying piece of mind but when it comes to my vacations I don’t want to worry about anything…
Post # 8
We went to Puerto Vallarta (pacific side of mexico) during the last week of October a few years ago and it was BEAUTIFUL. It was the rainy season there as well, but what that means is that it rained most days in the late afternoon for 1-2 hours and otherwise it was beautiful. We stayed at Dreams Puerto Vallarta and it was my favorite vacation ever (even moreso than our hawaii honeymoon, honestly. but don’t tell my hubs that haha).
Post # 10
Thanks everyone for your amazing suggestions! I’ve been to Cancun in Nov., but there is oh so much to see in Mexico so me and my FH will def. be checking those options out.
Trip insurance…good call ladies!
Post # 11
We’re going to Australia and New Zealand, November is the beginning of their summer!
Post # 12
I recommend Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic 🙂
Specifically, the Iberostar all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana!
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
The closer to the Equator the warmer it’s going to be. I have really enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean during Nov/Dec but I have also frozen my butt off that time of year (what can I say? I’m a 5th generation Floridian; they breed the cold tolerance out of us.) Definitely get trip insurance if you’re going to go during hurricane season. That said, it’s usually pretty quiet (not many storms) once you get into November.
Other than that, Key West and anything south should be comfortable most days. I actually prefer the islands during the cooler months because they can be blazing hot during the summer.
Post # 14
body holiday at le sport. its on st lucia
Post # 15
i travelled for 2 weeks (last week of Oct & first week Nov) a couple years ago to Punta Cana. It did rain off/on for the first 3 days. infact they said it was a hurricaine. But we had absolutely no idea, only found out on the third day when watching TV! We still wore shorts and t’s, drank pina coladas & played cards! Had a great time. There is always going to be something to be worried about for every time of the year, everywhere.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)
We leave Oct 29th this year to take a cruise from Miami to Cozumel….. 5 days…and we make a stop in KeyWest. Everything is included…travel insurance/airfare/food/lodging/honeymoon package….we booked a suite with a balcony….for 2K.