Post # 1
I hate to be high maintenace but I need some orignal honeymoon ideas!
We LOVE the relaxation and freedom involved in All Inclusives so thats a MUST.
We love lux hotels, warm waters and also want activities to do.
Sept is Hurricane season so it scares me to book down there.
Have looked at Aruba… its a possibility but I’d love some more ideas!
Where are you SEPTEMBER brides going?!
PS. Fiance is from London, I am CA born & raised and we MET in Cancun almost 7 years ago. We have done a lot of European travel (Italy, Paris, Spain, Greece), have been back to Cancun since we met, did 2 weeks of Vegas last year and have enjoyed many Pacific ocean beaches. SO we would love to do something new and exciting involving All-inclusive resorts, warm waters & fun activities in the sunshine.
Post # 3
We are going to be going on our honeymoon next August and are planning on going to Curacao. It’s also in the Caribbean, but outside of the hurricane belt (like Aruba). Some other options for you could be Barbados or St. Lucia. I’ve found some great deals to the Caribbean for around $3K (all-inclusive) on bookit.com or Costco Travel, if you’re a Costco member!
Post # 4
Check out Couples Swept Away in Negril Jamaica. The Resort is beautiful – its set on 17 acres so no highrise and it feels really private. You have the beautiful tropical jungle feel while walking around the resort and it opens up to one of the most amazing beach i have ever been to. The staff is so friendly and the food was the best i’ve had at any all inclusive resort. As far as activities they have many included excursions to choose from. We spent about 5k on our week trip there but it was February so peak season and it was valentines week.=/ i think we could have gotten it for cheaper if we went another time. If its still too pricey check out Couples Negril…it’s just down the road and a tad cheaper than Swept Away.
Here is a weddingbee thread one the couples resorts: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/lt3-couples-resorts-love-lt3
Post # 5
hawaii there are a lot of deals right now
Post # 6
@ccdel: I was going to suggest Hawaii too, but as far as I can tell, I don’t think there are any all-inclusive resorts there.
Post # 7
@ejay15: Thanks for the suggestion with Curcao! I looked into it but the all inclusive options are far and few between plus the flight looked long but I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks!
Aren’t Barbados & St. Lucia in the hurricane belt?
I’ve been checking out bookit.com deals a lot and comparing them with expedia & orbitz. Costco seems to actually be MORE money than those… not sure why but glad to have the options to cross check 🙂
@totheislnds: ooo Thanks for the suggestions! The thread looks like everyone loved it & the list of INCLUDED excursions (scuba diving, glass bottom boat ride, etc!) is awesome!
I definitely want to consider it but Jamaica in Sept?
Wouldn’t that be kinda rainy?
@ccdel: I’ve been to Hawaii and I think because we will live in CA, Hawaii is always going to be in our back pocket… Also its very family friendly so we might have family vacations there & etc so I’d really like to do somewhere special to our Honeymoon…
Also like @ejay15: says, all US territories lack all-inclusives.
thinking, thinking, thinking!
Post # 8
@KimmySumShuga: I was thinking they both were not, but I Googled it and it looks like St. Lucia may be. Barbados could still be another option though. I found this forum that talks about Caribbean islands outside of the hurricane belt: