Post # 1
Where are all of you bees going for your honeymoons? If you haven’t decided, any ideas yet?
My FI and I are thinking about Hawaii. Yeah, I know it’s overdone, but he used to want to go to school in Hawaii and really wants to visit there someday. It’s hard to find somewhere with good weather in October, so that narrows down our choices with honeymoon destinations.
Post # 3
We’re planning on a simple Caribbean cruise. Neither of us has ever been on a cruise or to the Caribbean, so it’s perfect and the price is pretty flexible. We can choose a shorter trip on a less nice cruise line, or a long one on a fancy one, or something in between.
Post # 4
We are so up in the air about this, but here are the two options we are tossing around:
Doing a cruise (specifically the Disney Fantasy because we’re Disney geeks!) a few days after the wedding (kind of like a mini moon) & then taking a second honeymoon later that year (Novemberish) to Hawaii.
Waiting about 6-9 months and taking one big honeymoon to Tahiti and Bora Bora.
It’s going to depend the most on how much of our wedding budget we spend.
Post # 5
@roxirose: we had the same issue finding places to go in October that offered nice weather.
Our final choices were
- bora bora, Tahiti and moorea
- Fiji islands
- Brazil (South America)
- South Africa and Mozambique
In the end South Africa won – it’s providing us with the adventure and R&R aspects we were looking for.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
St. Lucia! For vacations we’ve always tried to fit in as much as possible sight seeing and stuff, so I’m really excited to be doing an all-inclusive relaxing resort for once!!
Post # 7
@mepayne: We were thinking about going on a cruise, but then my grandparents took me on a cruise to Alaska for one of my birthdays and I didn’t enjoy it at all. Maybe it was because of the cruiselines, I didn’t like how there was only a handful of people on the ship that spoke english… I dunno. Maybe we’d like a Caribbean cruise better…
Post # 8
@roxirose: We went to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand for three and a half weeks. I believe the weather is similar there in October to when we went in May. Yes, it rained… sometimes, but it’s not like rain anywhere else. It’s warm and lasts an hour or so and then it’s lovely and sunny again.
I first visited Singapore when I was 17 and loved it and it’s even better today. It’s incredibly clean and civilised, the people are lovely, the food is amazing and there are fantastic things to see and do. We went to the zoo and to Universal Studios (rides not as good as Florida but still good and the food was fab); we had dinner by the river and walked the pit lane of the F1 circuit. DH came away wanting to move there permanently.
We then went on to Kuala Lumpur. A little less clean and organised than Singapore but still very civilised and there was loads to do. We did a bus tour, went shopping in China Town, did a tour of the F1 circuit and hung out in the Petronas Towers. There was a spectacular lightning storm when we first arrived and our room had a view of the towers being repeatedly struck by lightning.
From there, we flew on to Langkawi (an island off the coast of Malaysia close to the border with Thailand). It’s gorgeous there and very chilled out, but we only spent one night (on a private island resort just off the coast of Langkawi itself) before taking the boat on to Koh Lipe, an island over the sea border to Thailand.
Koh Lipe is possibly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. We were staying in a luxury eco resort with a private beach and we could just walk off the beach into some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Here was the view from our room:
From there we went on to spend a week in a luxury spa resort in Hua Hin (Six Senses Hideaway, apparently one of the best spas in Asia). We had a private pool villa and treated ourselves to a four hour couples spa day on one day. Other days we just spent lounging around our pool naked, popping into town or one day we hired a driver to take us to famous waterfalls and vineyards nearby.
Finally, we spent two nights in Bangkok. I wouldn’t have missed it but I don’t think I’d want to spend more than 2-3 days in Bangkok. 🙂
Post # 9
We are doing delayed honeymoon in europe in the spring. We cannot decode what cities to visit. Constant bickering lol.
Post # 11
The only problem with a few of your guys’ suggestions is that we’re going to have to do something not too expensive, so international will be a no-go for us…
Post # 13
@roxirose: Good to know! I think we’re going to aim for a 3-4 day trip for the honeymoon and a longer one for an anniversary down the road, just in case we don’t like it.
Post # 14
@mepayne: Ooh, now that’s a good idea. It might work, but I think he really wants the vacation from work and to spend that extra few days alone with me (he’s such a romantic [and probably wants the time in bed]), so we probably will go ahead and do a week.
Post # 15
@roxirose: How far do you want to travel? What about Key West, Florida? If you hit in during their off season, it’s not too unreasonable. Deals are to be found.
Do you guys drink wine? What about Napa?
California beaches? Beaches along the gulf coast?
My FI and I travel quite a bit. Our honeymoon will likely be the first time we travel out of the country together, so I have some domestic travel experience under my belt! 😉
FWIW, you CAN do a cruise for a fairly decent price, too. Especially if you don’t have to fly to your port.
Post # 16
@MsAmandaAnn: No wine for us, neither of us likes alcohol. I’m tired of CA, I grew up there and nothing seems exciting to me anymore. If I thought some of the beaches within a few hours of me would be warm in October I’d say maybe that, but sadly I don’t think so.