Post # 1
FI and I are trying to find some ideas for a non-touristy, unique beach honeymoon. We’re thinking maybe Honduras/Roaton, but need some more ideas!
We’re open to anything except St. Thomas/St. John (just went there last year), Hawaii, or the Bahamas.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
How about sailing in the BVI’s? Or anywhere in the BVIs for the most part. It’s stunning!
What’s your budget?
Post # 4
We don’t really have a solid budget right now, which is why we’re keeping our eyes open for different places. Also, we’re planning on going for about 8-10 days.
Post # 5
I would second the BVI recommendation. My friend got married on Virgin Gorda and it was great- not touristy but gorgeous and very relaxing.
Post # 6
last year my fiance and i went to this incredible place called Holbox Island. We flew into Cancun, then took a cab for a couple of hours to catch a ferry to this tiny island – it was well worth it. It is a tiny island inhabited by under 2000 people. There are no cars, no real roads – just beautiful beaches, nature & peacefulness. We spent 5 days there and I wish we had spent more. There was a small square in the middle of the island with restaurants, and you even eat at people’s homes – they put up cardboard signs advertising what they’re cooking. We went fishing, kayaking, bird watching, swimming…it was incredible. In the summer, it gets a little busier because it is whale shark season – whale sharks, for some reason, flock to the area & you can go swimming with these gentle giants!
Post # 7
I’ve been dying to go to Puerto Rico! Maye that’s not too off the beaten path, but it seems SO exotic to me.
Post # 8
To hotchildinthecity – Roatan is lovely, but keep a few things in mind……..Honduras is going through civil unrest right now due to political issues and also they had a big earthquake not too terribly long ago. From what I understand, a lot of places were hit somewhat hard, including Roatan. It is a very desolate area. There are a couple of fun beach bars, but there really isn’t much to do except diving and relaxing. It is not safe to walk around after dark in many areas, especially over on the West Side (where there is a little dirt road with some hotels catered to divers and also some bars/restaurants). And when I mean not safe, I mean you will get robbed, especially if you are walking on the beach after dark. It is a beautiful, beautiful place but just keep in mind that it is not going to have the amenities many other places do.
Post # 9
Cactus: Thanks for the tip on Roaton. I just got the new Modern Bride that lists the 50 best honeymoons, so that’s giving me some ideas. We’re thinking something like Antigua/Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, or Costa Rica. Obviously I want “off the beaten path” but not desolate! haha
Post # 10
Yeah, I’d avoid Honduras right now; there’s some political unrest that’s been in the news.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens
I would second Antigua, but that’s only because I am from there 🙂 I wouldn’t consider it off the beaten path (but it’s definitely less popular than some islands). I guess it would depend on how much time you had, how far you want to go and your budget. Here’s my list:
1. Panama (like Mrs. Peeptoe)
3. The Phillipines – the NYT did an interesting piece on the beaches there.
5. South Africa (seasons are switched here too)
7. Anywhere on the Red Sea in Egypt.
I thought I’d thrown in some different places 😉 Good luck with your trip.
Post # 12
cayo espanto is off the beaten path!
Post # 13
Ms Swan: Thanks for all of the ideas! We really haven’t solidified a budget yet, so we’re just seeing how much different places would cost right now. And looking for places that will work for June. I’m definitely going to check into your suggestions.
Post # 14
COSTA RICA ALL THE WAY. I lived there for 6 months in college. I’ve traveled the world and it is by far the most beautiful place on earth, beach-wise. Also there are rainforests, volcanoes, waterfall gardens, etc. Plus all of the adventure-type activities you can dream of! Zip-lining, scuba diving, rock climbing, rafting, etc.
I’ve seen and done it all in Costa Rica and am absolutely dying to go back. If you go, I’d reccommend the Pacific side. There is a wonderful resort called the Si, Como No hotel. It is American-owned and all of the staff speaks wonderful English. It is located down the street from Manuel Antonio National Park, the most beautiful park in the country. If that is out of your price range (it can be high, depending on the season), spend some time looking for hotels near Manual Antonio. You will not regret it.
Send me a message with any questions 🙂
Post # 15
My fiance is thinking about Puerto Rico for our honeymoon because one of his best friends he is deployed with is from there and he has heard so much good stuff about it.
He is in charge of the honeymoon I just told him I want to go somewhere warm and with a beach haha, visiting him in Alaska at Ft. Richardson twice during the winter put this Florida girl off of cold places for a long time.
I don’t know if you want to stay in the U.S. but there are some pretty “off the beaten path” places here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Of course you have Panama City which is like the spring break capital of the world but there are also some very nice little islands and beach spots too that aren’t as touristy. Also because no place in Florida is more than 60 miles from the coast (I think I remember that from 4th grade state geography lol) you can stay more inland and just drive down to the beach if that is more your style.
Post # 16
i went to a destination wedding on Jekyll’s Island off the coast of GA once. it’s beautiful and remote. very laid back. limited cell service. great for unplugging.