Post # 1
We will be taking our honeymoon June 2013. We want a honeymoon that has a lot of adventure (hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, ATV’s, rainforest, waterfalls, etc.) but also a nice beach since I have never been. We want an AI for 7 nights under $5000. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
@sb_roberts: We had looked at Belize before deciding on Bora Bora, mainly because they have adventure packages! We looked at splitting between Cave Branch and Victoria House. For around 8 days, it was about $6,000 with airfare and everything, but you could probably stay somewhere else beside VH and fit it in your budget.
Post # 4
I would totally look into costa rica – it has a little bit of everything! from beaches to white water rafting, volcano tours, ziplining and hot springs.
They have all kinds of different packages on this site.
Post # 5
i second costa rica and highly recommend going canyoneering if you are into adventurous activities!
Post # 6
We’re going to Costa Rica for EXACTLY thos reasons. I wanted beach for 9 days and Fiance wanted something besides beach, so we’re compromising 🙂 I STRONGLY recommend http://www.anywherecostarica.com It was recommended to me by a coworker who booked her honeymoon through them and they have been absolutely fabulous. We’re doing 9 days, 8 nights for about $4200 not including airfare and meals.
Post # 7
You could look into Jamaica. There’s many places you could stay and they offer a lot of adventurous activities.
There’s Dunns River Falls (waterfalls that you get to climb), ATVs, Zip lining, Bike riding down a mountain, horseback riding, dolphin swims, etc.
My Darling Husband and I are staying at Sandals, which can be a bit more expensive, but there are many other places to stay in an all-inclusive. You can check out tripadvisor.com and they will have different resorts and visitor’s reviews.
Post # 8
@elle_71125: Jamaica is a great location!
We went to Negril for our honeymoon and the beach was AMAZING! we opted not to do much along the lines of adventure and pretty much spent the whole week relaxing but there are tons of different activities you can do outside of sitting on the beach. I HIGHLY recommend couples resorts. we stayed at Couples Swept Away.
Post # 9
Negril is one of the top places we have looked at! Has anyone been to Costa Rica in June? I know it is their rainy season which makes me nervous.
Post # 10
I immediately thought of Costa Rica (we just went in March) but it is their rainy season in June, so that is a consideration.
Post # 12
We are doing Belize for that reason! We’re staying on the mainland in the jungle for 3 nights (courtesy of a Groupon!) and then heading to one of the cayes for the remaining four nights. We are going to go to Mayan Ruins, snorkel, fish and maybe cave tube! I can’t wait!
Post # 13
I have also seen some excursions in the Riviera Maya that look fun. Has anyone been there, if so, where did you stay?
Post # 14
Costa rica, Belize, Bali, New Zealand, Hawaii are some great places for relaxing by the beach and adventuring.
Post # 15
My Fiance and I are honeymooning in Costa Rica from July 8 – 19th which is also the rainy seasons. I’ve done lots of research on this and there are a lot of benefits to going during the rainy season. One being the costs are much better. Another thing you want to consider is the location in Costa Rica. The pacfic side is actually very nice during the rainy season where as the Carribean side is worse.
If you are looking for adventure and beach I would suggest staying at an ecolodge in the rainforest for a few nights (we are staying at Lapa Rios Lodge in the Osa Peninsula – the most biodiverse rainforest left on the planet) and then going south to Uvita or Manuel Antonio. Check out Oxygen Jungle Lodges in Uvita (a couples only resort – also the rainy season is a good time for whale watching (and dolphins / sea turtles) here since that is when they migrate for mating season.
Another good adventure spot in Costa Rica is in the central area – Arenal Volcano. You can hike this active (but safe) volcano and then rest in the natural hot springs. Arenal Nayara is suppose to be one of the most romantic hotels here.
We did talk to many travel agencies but I then did a lot more research on my own and checked out some guide books and we have decided to not go through a travel agency. This has saved us a lot of money. We are spending 11 nights and going to four different locations in Costa Rica and are spending right under $5,000. It is about $5,700 with international plane tickets. You could def get less if you stay shorter and only stay at 2 places.
Post # 16
For people suggesting Costa Rica, could you provide more info? We are looking at 7 days in March. Switching between two resorts, seems ideal. I would like one of them to be an all inclusive type place. Where did you start your research?