(Closed) Am i being silly about honeymoon destinations?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

First of all, the violence isn’t in the all-inclusive results. It’s in the border towns – do research to avoid writing off an entire country. There was one – ONE – incident that was a mistake on a drug cartel’s part. I can assure you that countries that depend on their tourism to survive don’t mess with the resort areas.

Second, does that budget include airfare? If it does, you will be hard pressed to find anything (sorry)

Post # 4
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I spent a year in Brazil and in all MY pale non-enhanced glory, never once worried about the other ladies on the beach. I wouldn’t write off an entire honeymoon destination just because you are worried about how you look compared to the local women. I loved it there, but agree with crayfish, you’re probably not going to find something that cheap if you throw in airfare.. to Brazil alone it’ll run you about $800pp on a cheap day.

Post # 5
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, in answer to your question, yes, you are being “silly” about all this. For starters, we just got back from a mexican honeymoon and it was beyond fabulous! There was no risky times or any even moments of worry. We even traveled inland a bit to see Chichen Itza. It was beyond amazing and it you stick to the Cancun / Playa del Carmen tourist areas you’ll be totally safe.

As for South America, I don’t even see how you can do that on your budget. Have you tried other Caribbean destinations or cruises. 

Post # 6
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Try http://www.cheapcaribbean.com This website may look a little cheesy, but Fiance and I have taken many vacations through this site.

How about Puerto Rico or something in the Dominican.  I can tell you that I didn’t want to go to Puerto Rico and Fiance insisted that we do. Thank goodnes one of my favorite vacations ever. Totally outranked Hawaii!

Post # 7
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

what about the bahamas? Fiance and i went last year for our annual vacation and stayed at the wyndham resort. we loved it! and it was pretty reasonably priced. i highly suggest all inclusive here because we spent a TON of money just trying to eat. a burger was like 20 bucks.

We are doing all inclusive to costa rica its about 3500 all inclusive so above your price range but i hear costa rica is pretty cheap for food and stuff once you are in the country so you may be able to get away with a non all inclusive resort to bring down the price

i wouldnt write off mexico either, if you stay in a touristy area you should be ok.

Post # 8
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Go to St. Lucia or Aruba, both have very upscale all inclusives

Post # 9
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Check out Barbados too!  There are several all-inclusive resorts there and you might find something that fits your budget!  There are direct flights from NYC that I’m aware of – there might be some close to you too!

Post # 10
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@pvaultingirl:ahh yes $2500 pp is doable for all inclusive.  I thought you meant $2500 total  before.  I would check out Belize or Costa Rica if you are against Mexico.  Both are beautiful.  Also, we are staying at Sandals St Lucia and you can definitely get something under 5k there.  I wouldn’t worry about how you stack up next to anyone else.  You are honeymooning with your new husband and you will be the only woman he is focusing on.

Post # 12
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

South America is beautiful but you’re not going to get there on your budget.  My Fiance is Brazilian and we just got back and tickets alone we $900pp.  Also, depends on what time of the year you want to go.  Your wedding is in June and it’s winter down there and, depending on where you go, it could be cold — so just keep that in mind.  I was down in the very south of Brazil and it was Spring when I went and it was in the 60s and 70s.

I’d check out the Carribbean if you don’t want to go to Mexico.

Post # 13
2820 posts
Sugar bee

Honestly, if I were going all the way to South America I would not stay in an all-inclusive.  A couple of my friends have honeymooned there recently and they stayed in very fancy hotels but not an all-inclusive but also chose like 3 diff places to go to during their 2 week stay so they could see some of the country.  I do think they spent over 2500 though.  I just don’t think it would be worth it to spend all the money to travel to South America if you just want the all-inclusive experience though.  Costa Rica or Belize might be good options, I loved it when I was there.

Post # 14
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@pvaultingirl:  I would note that the DOS website also points out that the government makes a concerted effort to protect foreign visitors in tourist areas.

The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors traveling to major tourist destinations.   Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major drug trafficking routes.

There are risks, though, and if you feel uncomfortable you should skip it.  Just be aware that millions of people travel to Mexico every year without incident.

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