(Closed) Trying to find a honeymoon on a 3K budget.. I need advice?!?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We went to Bermuda in September (14-19) for $2150. including all costs (airfare, hotel, eating, souveniers, excursions, etc)

We booked a package on expedia which cost about $1700 for the airfare and hotel, plus trip insurance (incase of hurricane) and airport transfers to and from the hotel (about 45 minutes ride). Before paying I googled “expedia coupon code” and found one that got us $100 off!

The weather was warm and humid, a bit windy and rainy when we first arrived but was better for the rest of the trip. Beaches were gorgeous, it was fun snorkeling over the coral reefs, the Bermudian people were so nice and our resort was great! We stayed in a private cabana, bought bus tickets to get around, and bought food from the local grocery store (about 10 minute walk) to cut down on the expensive eating out.

I highly recommend!! Here is a picture I took of our resort:

 

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’ve done Costa Rica, Jamaica and Puerto Rico for all a good deal under $3000 including all costs.  Jamaica though was probably the most ‘traditional’ trip we took though, meaning no camping or hostels, but not in a touristy part of Jamaica.  Costa Rica if you can get good tickets down (we got free by taking a bump on our Puerto Rico trip) can be quite affordable especially if you’re willing to not have things super fancy. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@bluebutterfly: How long are you looking to take the honeymoon for?  I believe Sept. is during hurricane season, so you should be able to get some good deals.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Have you thought of a cruise?  That’s all-inclusive and you can usually get a cabin for around $2000 or less!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Alot of all-inclusives in Mexico would fit in your $3K budget.  Checkout bookit.com

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You might want to look into Vieques.  A little island off the coast of Puerto Rico.  Airfare is usually quite cheap down there, it takes a bit of time then to get to Vieques but it’s really beautiful there.  They have a bioluminescent bay and kayaking and pretty water.  On the way back you to San Juan you can stop by the rainforest, which doesn’t have a ton of animals but is really pretty for a hike.  And Old San Juan is very nice.  It’s a fun vacation but it definately would take a bit of planning, which might be a big downside if you just want to relax.  Vieques itself would be great but I think flights in are quite a bit more, but might be worth it to take a look.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had friends that paid $2,600 including airfare for their honeymoon to Cabo.

You could also do a mexican/caribbean cruise for cheaper than 3K!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Trip advisor is a great place to track down affordable gems.  The B&Bs or cottages or villas or whatever that keep a nice price but are great.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we’re doing a cruise. oasis of the seas, 7 days, it’s under 3k.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Check out turks and caicos maybe? You can totally do less than 3,000 and it’s about a 3 hour flight from NYC (still in the same time zone even!). They have two all inclusive resorts plus a lot of other hotels that would cut your price down if you don’t care about all inclusive (though I’ve heard the food there is expensive).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You might want to check out the Yucatan Pennisula in Mexico too.  My friend did her honeymoon there.  Not sure how much but it sounded quite reasonable and very pretty.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Dominican Republic! I’ve been there like 4 times and it is amazing! find a travel agent by you and talk to them about an all inclusive package, they have them for all the hotels there. Punta Cana is my favorite town in Dominican Republic, there is a new-ish hotel called Paradisus Palma Real, they might have some good deals. Go on TripAvdisor and reseach that area for a nice hotels so you can tell them where you want to stay. From Miami the trips are about 900.00-1,200.00 or so per person and that includes food,drinks,hotel stay and flight with the all inclusive package for 7 days!. I bet they have good deals from NY too =)

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