Post # 1
We’re currently swamped with trying to decide between a million different resorts (or so it seems!) for our honeymoon. Some of the resorts have private plunge pools in the room, which seem really awesome, but also mean bumping up our budget a little bit to accomodate them.
My question to you all is – did you have a plunge pool on your honeymoon? If you did, do you think it was worth the extra money, and did you use it as much as you thought you would?
Post # 3
We didnt have one and if we did, I dont know how much we would have used it. We really enjoyed going to the main pool with the swim up bar and getting our drinks right there and socializing with people. If you want to have complete privacy, I’d say go for it.
Post # 4
We have a plunge pool at our honeymoon location. For FH (who made all the arangements) he was very intent on us having privacy. The cottages with the plunge pool offered it. Decision made. I’m excited about being able to relax in it at night with a glass of wine.
ETA: I should clarify that we are staying in a water-front cottage with a plunge pool & it is seperated from the rest of the resort. http://www.calabashcove.com/accommodation/watersedge.htm
Post # 5
Unlike Miss Smashville our decision NOT to get a plung pool rested on the fact that those ground floor rooms had NO privacy.
If you can get off the ground floor and get a room with a huttub on the patio, I would go for that instead.
when we had a huttub I used it every day 🙂
Post # 6
We never even used the main pool at our resort, we spent all of our time at the beach. So for us, a plunge pool definitely wouldn’t have been worth the extra money.
Post # 7
If you have the option of a private plunge pool, go for it! Our honeymoon suite had a private courtyard with a plunge pool and we got some good use out of it. You can go skinny-dipping or sunbathe topless 🙂
Post # 8
We’ve booked part of our honeymoon in a room with a plunge pool and I have to say that I’m looking forward to that more than anything else. Bring on the skinny dipping!
Post # 9
I think it totally depends on what type of honeymoon you are looking for. Are you looking to hole up with your new hubs without much interaction with others?? Or are you looking to party a bit, meet other couples? I think the villa/plunge pool style accommodations are a matter of preference. We decided to splurge on the plunge pool villa the first 2 nights because all I want to do is get away for 48 hrs and not have to answer one phone call, e-mail, question, nothing (LOL…wedding planning has stressed me out a bit!) but then we are moving to an AI for the remainder of the week and plan to socialize and use some public facilities. I would ask yourself and FH what exactly are you looking to acheive on this HM? 🙂
Post # 10
so I didn’t even know what one was until clicking on some links in this post. I would say if you can afford it…DO IT!!!!! especially if you are looking for privacy!
Post # 11
Our honeymoon is not in a place where this is an option, but I seriously droll over honeymoon pics that features those, I’d totally spend the extra cash for it!
Post # 12
To add: if the plung pool is private and you can walk around naked, I would get it. If it is like the resort I booked at where the plung pool is off the main path of the resort, I’d say no.
Post # 13
@Gibbs428: The plunge pool is DEFINITELY worth it! We just back from our WeddingMoon at Sandals La Toc in St. Lucia and the plunge pool made it SO special! We would do the main bar after dinner but retire to our private villa to swim the night away (as well as early afternoons after hitting the beach and before dinner). Because the rooms with plunge pools have fully stocked and customizable private bars, it takes very little effort to make your own swim up bar. Contrary to other postings, at Sandals La Toc the honeymoon plunge pool rooms have privacy due to awnings that preclude second story rooms from seeing your pool and patio area. However, our room was on the third level and had plenty of sun to keep the pool warm throughout the night (our friends had a cold pool on the first level). We were so enthralled with the plunge pool we are installing one in our home now.