RAIN on your beach honeymoon/vacation – How did you deal?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@edgebee:  In most tropical areas, even if it does rain, it doesn’t rain all day.Even when it does rain, it is often still warm so you can carry on with swimming, snorkeling etc.

Obviously we can’t be specific, because we don’t know where you are honeymooning, but you can do research before you leave and develop a list of rainy day activities.

Every destination has interesting things to see like museums of all kinds, art galleries, historic sites and churches, stores and crafts shops, wineries, etc.

Post # 4
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@edgebee:  Go back to the room and make the best of it! 

Lol, no but really, that’s what we did… Until it was dinner time, followed by festivities.

We were lucky to get a few hours of sunshine each day before the afternoon, but then it would rain for the rest of the day :/, most days.

I’m with the PP, plan ahead for this, just in case 😉


Post # 5
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

HA, I cried?

The first few days of our Fiji honeymoon it was overcast and rainy. I don’t so much mind tropical storms but when it was day 3 and we hadn’t even opened the sunscreen yet, I had started to lose my shit. We were sitting in the lobby one morning and had decided to just pay for the extremely highly priced internet so we could do something besides sit around reading and I got on gmail and my best friend chatted me and I started crying in the lobby! LOL. The manager rushed over and asked if I was ok and I just said I was so disappointed in the weather and he was like well let’s entertain you then! We did a few really fun activities, I went scuba diving, it turned out to be a decently fun few days but the weather was certainly a damper. I couldn’t have been more excited to get off that island and do the next leg of our trip where the weather was beautiful and the water was crystal clear. Just the way I had imagined.

My only suggestion is to remember why you are there, make the best of it, and entertain yourself. Go to town, do their little geeky excursions and activities, etc… 

But to be honest, had the weather not changed when we switched locations, I was ready to pay any price to jump on a flight to hawaii for the duration of our trip.

Where and when are you going?

Post # 7
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It only rained twice for us, the first time we were already swimming and the rain only lasted about 10 minutes ( no thunder or scary storm ). The second time we had finished swimming and were sitting under a canopy, we just cuddled and took a nap for about 1/2 hour.

I think in most tropical places when it does rain, it usually doesnt rain alllll day so the day is not wasted.

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@edgebee:  What I will say is that I have been to Mexico multiple times, and the Gulf coast side twice, and every time the forcast has been thunderstorms and rain. It has never done that, EVER. So I wouldn’t worry too much about it 🙂

But yeah it’s still a good idea to bring some games/cards, and at least in Cancun there is a TON to go do and a lot of excursions.

If you’re adventurous I highly recommend paying the 200 bucks per person to see the whale sharks. It’s a once in a lifetime truly!

Post # 10
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

Find out what fun indoor things there are to do at your location. Museums? ruins? caves?

If it’s not dangerous to do so (lightning, etc), you won’t mind the pitterpatter of rain on the surface if you’re under the water snorkeling or scuba diving.

Post # 11
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@edgebee:  We went on a cruise, and it rained for about 10 minutes when we were on the beach in Jamaica. I will tell you something–as a girl from a state where I can walk around in 30 degree weather in sweats and a short sleeved shirt, having that rain on a hot, humid dayin the tropics was a God-sent. We laid on our beach chairs. It only lasted 10 minutes and then it was bright and sunny again.

When we went to Puerto Rico a few years ago it rained all night and part of the next day, but then after that it would just go through small little rain spurts. Nothing where it rained for days straight.

Post # 12
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@edgebee:  Also if you scuba dive. DO THE CENOTES! So amazing

Post # 13
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@edgebee:  It rained on us in Amsterdam and in Genoa.  We got wet.  In Amsterdam we were on a canal boat with a roof and only got wet running into the Hard Rock when we got off of it.  In Genoa we were running through the “streets” looking for our hotel.  We got wet and just laughed it off. 

We planned for rain in Belgium in the Arden Forest, and… no rain!  I got so sunburned!  It never doesn’t rain at the race at Spa! 

Post # 14
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

We went on a cruise to the Bahamas in May and it poured rain both days, all day, that we were in the Bahamas. We drank a lot and had a great time. Make some friends at the resort and just try to keep the mind set of “we’re having fun regardless of the damned weather”.

Post # 15
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve gone on a few tropical vacations with family where it’s rained, and yeah, it sucks (family vacations = best deal possible = traveling during tropical storm/hurricane season). But even in the rainy season in the caribbean it still typically only rains from about 4-6, sometimes it will rain all night, but it’s usually just overcast the rest of the time…which yeah, sucks (you go on a tropical vacation in October you want to come back with a tan!). But you can play games (bring cards and dice!), still swim (waves are way more fun!), see the sites, shop, etc – as long as it isn’t lightening.

Post # 16
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

When we were in Thailand it rained almost avery day, but never all day. Mostly it rained for an hour or two in late afternoon. It didn’t really affect our holiday, we could still lounge on sun chairs, they were just under a giant umbrella/sun shade. It was still really warm, so we weren’t even cold.

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