- 3 years ago
I’ve been trying to research hotels for our honeymoon and I’m getting overwhelmed. I’ve searched through some old posts on here but thought asking for some specifics might be more helpful. I struggle with anxiety and after looking at a bunch of hotels online I just have to walk away frustrated that I’m not finding something, rather than let myself become very anxious over this. My Fiance is working for the next few weeks and does not have access to a computer or time to actually sit and research this, so I’d like to find some ideas to look in to and show him once he is back for a few weeks, til he goes out again for work.
Time and Length: Early November probably 5-6 days (would love longer but not sure we could do it)
Location: Thinking Carribean, somewhere warm, by the beach. We have already been to Mexico together and would like to go somewhere else. I have been to DR and Jamaica but would be open to go again for our honeymoon. We also don’t want to waste a whole day flying.
Must haves: Small hotel (around 150 rooms or less, inclusive preference, **cabanas by the beach – had this at Azul Beach in Mexico and it was PERFECT, you just reserve the cabana the day before and you have it for the day, very helpful in protection from the sun and not getting burned)
We would be interested in doing a few excursions, and we have 0 interest in scuba diving.
Budget: I think we’re looking at $4-6K for everything combined. We’re in NY (for considering flights).
Basically like Azul Beach Rivera Maya by Karisma Hotels – There were under 150 rooms, 5 restaurants, poolside bars, other bars, cabanas by the beach and some regular lounge chairs. We loved it! I see that the hotel chain has a property in Jamaica but the reviews are so-so.
I went to a travel agency today and they gave me some books to look over. I found some I thought would be okay, but after researching them further they have poor reviews, and don’t meet basic requirements. One book was just Sandals resorts and to be honest they looked too old, too touristy, and seem like there is TOO much going on.
Please help! Any recommendations of where you have stayed, will be staying, or know of are much appreciated!!!