(Closed) Where to go on the Honeymoon???? Please help!!!

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@sqrt09: What a fun problem to have!  🙂

There is much to do in St. Lucia–it’s one of the more “active” islands, with ziplining, hiking, PLUS beaches if you want to relax one day.  Take a look at the Ladera resort.  It’s really beautiful, but unfortunately, too expensive for us.

If you can get to Asia, Thailand has lots of options and you can ride elephants, sleep on a houseboat, and go sapphire shopping.  Yay!  Upside is that food there is very inexpensive.

Post # 4
46236 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You haven’t said what your budget is, nor where you live.

How long do you have for a honeymoon?

Post # 5
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@sqrt09:   Oh wow, i think you need to narrow things down a bit more!   Start by asking yourself some questions:

1.  How long do you plan on going for?  If it’s less than two weeks, I don’t recommend Australia as the distance required to get here is crazy.  Not to mention, distances once within Australia are HUGE (Aus is the same size as the continental 48 states).  Possible alternative:  New Zealand – still a long ways away but a much smaller country and easier to travel around.

2.  What is your budget like?   If it’s pretty good, head to Europe – most European countries are fairly expensive and it takes a bit of money to properly see a lot of Europe.  If your budget is somewhat lower, look into Southeast Asia – Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam… your dollar goes a lot further in all those places. 

3.  If you are looking for wild adventure: look into an African safari  (Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa are all relatively safe places to go with amazing safari experiences).   Another option is to go to China – amazing place and pretty cheap prices, but a massive, massive culture shock.

4.  Do you want a trip that is more unique and not likely to be filled with other honeymoon couples?   You could look into Iceland – unbelievable scenery and lots of amazing adventures.   Alternatively, check out Russia – it’s an amazing country with a fascinating history, interesting people, and some of the best food on the planet!   If you really want to spice it up, check out the Trans-Mongolian Railway – departing from Moscow (but plan time in your trip to visit St. Petersburg first before heading to Moscow as it truly is worth a visit) and finishing in Beijing.  Take the 3 week journey, which makes multi-day stops along the way, giving you time in Mongolia as well as at Lake Baikal.

I could go on and on.   Feel free to PM me if you want to know more – I’m a pretty experienced world traveller and have lived abroad for more than 5 years. 

One last suggestion – head to an STA travel agency (or something similar) and pick up some travel brochures.  Group travel is a great way to see lots of places and I have been on lots of tours that have had couples on their honeymoons and it’s always worked out well.   My personal favourites in terms of tour companies are GAP Adventures and Intrepid Travel.  Some of the places I listed above you can definitely do without a tour, others, I wouldn’t dream of doing without being on tour!

Post # 7
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you looked at Costa Rica?  Gorgeous country, lots of active pursuits, lots of low-end or high-end beautiful properties.  I went there in the spring – we spent half the vacation exploring the rainforest ziplining, climbing waterfalls, hiking, looking at nature stuff – and the other half on the beach learning to surf.  It’s an awesome place.  The boards at trip advisor dot com really helped me.  Have fun, whatever you do 🙂

Post # 8
746 posts
Busy bee

I think you’ve got a lot of great ideas, and your budget will allow for some great options. How about Italy?

The topic ‘Where to go on the Honeymoon???? Please help!!!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors