Post # 1
I am stuck- I literally have NO clue where we should go. I am thinking St. Lucia, St. John, Bahamas??? But I’ve never been and don’t know anyone who has been. Also, we only have a week, so everyone keeps saying go to Hawaii but it may not be a good choice since it’s such a long flight from MA.
We are definitely looking for the most beautiful and relaxing vacation possible. All-inclusive is great, but not necessary. We don’t drink, so the “nightlife” thing isn’t important to us. We do like excursions though, snorkeling, waterfalls, etc. Budget is 3-5k.
Anyone gone on a honeymoon in January or the winter; where did you go??
Thanks for any help!!!
Post # 3
I’ve never been to any, but your best bet is to look up weather and do some research in each place during that time. I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time no matter what though. I hope some other bees will be able to help out!
Post # 4
How about Mexico? It’s such a beauitful place and it’s almostl like Hawaii.
Post # 5
Well I had to completely start over after I saw your budget, so this is just what I think from my OCD and research.
Winter is the most expensive time of the year to take a tropical vacation since everyone is trying to get out of the cold. With that said….
Mexico seems to be a beautiful place, I practically torture myself from all the pictures in tripadvisor from the awesome resorts. They have a lot of neat things to do other than the beach XEL-Ha, cenotes, water falls. Only thing is that it can be unsafe/dangerous. Like that cruise tour bus that got jumped and robbed. If you just stay in the resort, you should be fine. Oh and depending on the resorts you choose….food usually is delicious.
Bahamas is beautiful. From the last point I made about food, I haven’t heard much about great food in the resorts, probably because all-inclusives aren’t that prominent and you have to go out to get food. Beautiful water. I actually don’t have much to say about the bahamas except for good rum? I don’t see many specials for them and it seems that 75% of hotels are a bit dated. But with your budget, you should have no fear.
St Lucia, How I have dreamnt about you. Some the Pirates of Cari..movies were filmed there. It’s a beautiful pristine, untouched island. If you want rest and relaxation, this is the place for you. It’s your honeymoon, and there is no better place and time to spend all that money in. I know Sandal’s has a resort there, looks amazing. I would be out on the beach lounging all the time. It’s just not as commercialized as the other places.
Sites to check out..
Post # 6
I’d head toward the Southern Hemisphere (the Bahamas, Costa Rica, New Zealand, etc.) since it’s their summer!
Post # 7
@Mrs.DBee: Ooo yeah, I forgot about those, @[email protected] We do like excursions though, snorkeling, waterfalls, etc. Costa Rica and Belize are places known for what you described. Ok I’m done.
Post # 8
@Saramina thank you so much for taking the time to consider all this!!!! And for the info! 🙂
So we went to Mexico last summer, I speak Spanish sand we felt totally safe (and I’ve been tons of times); although we both loved it, we want something “new” for our honeymoon; the Bahamas I keep hearing is very “touristy” which makes us not want to go there? I think right now St. Lucia is in the lead!!! I have been to Belize before and he’s been to Costa Rica, so those are probably out. I have a good feeling about St Lucia, now it will just be a matter of convincing him and finding a good resort lol
Post # 9
What about taking a cruise (all inclusive minus alcohol) and visiting a few different places. You could do an excursion at each port. We cruise over new years 2011 and visited Cozumel, Ocho Rios, and Grand Caymen Island. We LOVED it!
Post # 10
We got married this past Jan and we went to Aruba we loved it!