(Closed) Afraid I missed the boat on honeymoon planning! Too late to find dream h-moon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Do you both have your passports?  If not, you will probably have to pay a rush to do them.  Also, it depends on your budget, if you are willing to share, but I know one of the bees went to the beach in Mexico and had a private pool…fun!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did Sandals in St. Lucia.  If you want to save your pennies for a fabulous trip later, take a few days to go to an all-inclusive to at least get away and be with your new husband.  I’d look at some honeymoon posts on here to get more ideas as well.  Good luck – and definitely take a honeymoon!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

oh, and I went to St. Martin & Costa Rica near Memorial Day before, and both were divine!  It is the beginning of Costa Rica’s rainy season, but it’s not bad, and that means everything is cheaper.  Check out Manuel Antonio area.

Honeymoons by month from the Knot:

May

Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South Africa, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Seychelles, Spain, Thailand, the Florida Keys, USA

June

Bermuda, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Central & South Africa, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Spain, Thailand, USA (Alaska, Northeast)

 

I think Belize is near the top of my list for my next trip!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think you’ve missed the boat, but you’re definitely going to have to get on the ball. What is your budget?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

well, she has a lot of vacation, so that might change my rec, but I think it’s more fun when you can avoid major jet lag, and CR/Belize aren’t as drastic of a time change.

Belize is easy for English speakers, and my friend who got married there loved it.  I’ve heard they have good snorkeling/SCUBA.  I <3 the beach!

I would still try to come up with a budget, first, bc that long on any vacation can add up!  You want to start off your marriage with a nice “nest egg”, since finances are what a lot of married couples argue about most!  With the wedding/honeymoon, will you still have 3-6 month income “emergency fund”?  Just something to consider.  I know you are excited, but I think it’s important to save up for emergencies…houses, too, if that is a near term goal where you live…we both owned houses before we got married, so obviously I’m biased.  😉

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well…like previous poster…it would depend on your budget. Belize/Costa Rica are great places that are exotic and not that expensive. The western coast of Mexico (Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta) are also reasonable options. If you want to stay in the U.S., Hawaii’s probably your best option. Since you have 2 weeks, you could venture to multiple islands. Or you could split it up with one week in Mexico/Costa Rica/Belize and then do a cruise of Hawaii the next week.

If you don’t want to research yourself, you’d have to get with a travel agent but I would definitely be booking a flight within the next month to try to get the best deals.

Hope this helps!!!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Honey! I’ve got just what your looking for! VERY Private!!

We went to Acacapulco and stayed at Las Brisas. We booked a Jr. Suite, which all have private pools!

The experience was nothing short of amazing. All the casitas are built on a mountain so you take a jeep to go to and from your room, literally they cater to your every need b/c you literally can’t go and do anything yourself. Want ice? just call reception and then bring you a bucket.

Also, we had so many little perks since we were on our honeymoon. The first night they brought us cake that said “happy honeymoon” we had free wine and cheese every single night we were there & free breakfast. The coolest thing about the breakfast is that they bring it to your room and leave it in this box that goes from the outside to the inside, so that they don’t distirube you, it was so cute! Also, they come by and leave fresh flowers in your room and fresh flowers floating in the pool each day. Literally, we almost never left the room & stayed in our bathing suites & room robes every day. Also, they made us this really cute sign and stuck it in front of our casita that said “Casa Last Name” it was such a cute memento!

It isn’t all inclusive, but we found ways to save $ by going to Wal-Mart, lol, and buying booze & beer along with snacks. We booked the room & air through Funjet which was a great deal, and overall for our 6 day vacation the whole shebang was around 4K and SO worth it!

Here’s a pic of our private pool & view!

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