(Closed) All inclusive resort suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@UpstateCait: I know Future Mother-In-Law stayed at Occidental in Mexico and just loved it. If you aren’t interested in Mexico they seem to have hotels everywhere in that area. http://en.occidentalhotels.com/occidental/

They sorta have an eco-tourist feel to themselves. Also I know it is clean and safe because Future Mother-In-Law actually had OCD. So does FSFIL. Like baaaaad. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

May I ask why not Jamaica? There are so many all inclusives there! Ive heard that St. Lucia is beautiful and Ive heard good things about Excellence Playa Mujeres as well Excellence Punta Cana (in Dominican Republic)

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@UpstateCait:ahh i see! Well I have heard great things about St. Lucia but I think it might be more expensive than other places

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i’ve never been to st. lucia but my sister  honeymooned there and said the resort was really nice but it was crap if you left the resort. i think it was a sandals.

what about key west? i dont know about their all inclusives but its a beautiful place and great for going into town. Bahamas, though not my favorite spot in comparisson to other places i have been but it was another place i felt comfortable leaving the resort.

so sad you dont want to go to jamaica – its beautiful and i think exactly what you are looking for – wont break the bank..we went to a couples resort and they are great because its all inclusive – excursions included so if one day you felt like snorkleing or something its free. plus great spa’s. the resorts are really spread out (at least swept away) and you stay in little bungalows. its really cute and very relaxing 🙂 ok im going to try and stop convincing you haha.

what about PR? you dont even need a passport! and i hear the beaches are beautiful.

Cruises are great too! jsut not something i would recommend for a honeymoon – they are tons of fun but you are always on the go and on a schedule. dinner at this time. have to be on and off the boat at certain times…i think you would enjoy yourself more staying at a resort for a week.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@UpstateCait:  Darling Husband and I honeymooned at Sandals Royal Bahamian and had an amazing experience.  We were there for 7 nights, in a butler suite for about $500’ish.  We REALLY wanted to go to a Sandals that had the private plunge pool, but couldn’t afford it.  The cool thing about where our room was ( in the Villas in the gardens of the resort) there were small pools that the rest of the resort didn’t know about.  One day, we had one of the pool all to ourselves, so we felt like we got our own private pool, without paying the extra $4k. lol

This resort has a private island, which is where we spent most of our time.  WOW!  Talk about gorgeous, beautiful, amazing, etc.  I will say one bad thing that turned/good.  Our first few days there, the weather was not great due to a hurricane, but we still had a blast, which says alot about the resort and their ability to keep guests happy/entertained even under not so great circumstances!

I only have one pic I took on this trip, and the other two are from the website.  I can only speak for our room/experience, but the photos on the website were VERY accurate.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Jamaica really is a beautiful country. The people are so incredible there as well. We stayed at Couples Sans Souci and while it was beautiful – I would recommend staying in Negril. Negril has the better white sand beaches that you think of when you think of a tropical island. There is also more going on on that side of the island. Ive heard Couples Swept Away is one of the best ones. If you can afford Sandals Negril I would stay there instead. I think its just a little higher caliber of resort.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For an all inclusive that is adults only, the Valentin Imperial Maya is amazing. The food is fantastic, the rooms are beautiful. Here is the link: http://www.valentinmaya.com/

 

The Bahia Principe in the Riviera Maya is also beautiful, probably one of my favorites. It’s not adults only, but it’s so huge you can escape to a pool where there aren’t any children. Here on tripadvisor you can check out reviews and photos: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g499445-d247628-Reviews-Gran_Bahia_Principe_Akumal-Akumal_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

 

Another great resort is the Gran Palladium in the Riviera Maya as well as in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I would go to Mexico before Dominican again, though. PM me if you want more info on that..and our experience. What a beautiful resort though! Great food, beautiful long beach..amazing. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g499445-d596646-Reviews-Grand_Palladium_Riviera_Resort_Spa-Akumal_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

 

Another one is the Barcelo in the Riviera Maya. It’s a huge resort with 4 or 5 complexes within I believe. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g153510-d254937-Reviews-Barcelo_Maya_Beach-Puerto_Aventuras_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

 

The only resort that I absolutely cannot recommend is the Riu Tequila, Riu Playacar, and Riu Palace in the Riviera Maya. They used to be really great, but we recently went back to two of them and they were pretty terrible. The food was plain american food every single day for lunch. They are very small, and not kept up as well as the others.

 

Enjoy your trip!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m going to chime in with Pitbulllover.  While we didn’t go to a Couples, I researched them like crazy for months.  Seems like a great choice!  We actually booked with Couples Swept Away and then had to cancel.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m really interested in going somewhere amazing and afforable. 
Jamaica isn’t an option becuase we just went there  on a cruise last year.  Any suggestions?  I hear the food in Punta Cana sucks.  Food is muy importante!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yeah Couples Swept Away in Negril was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

a view from our balcony 🙂 zoomed in..but still beautiful! – sorry its so big!

the sunsets are breathtaking

here is a look at the resort from the ocean

 

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re doing Couples Negril at the end of September and I am stoked. A ton of people go there for a reason!

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