(Closed) Beach honeymooners, did you get bored?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

We had a beach honeymoon at an all inclusive and loved it. Most resorts have activities such as music, dancing, or comedy. We were there for 2 weeks and can’t wait to go somewhere similar for our anniversary. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

minniegrace:  We had a beach honeymoon (overwater bungalow!) and didn’t get bored at all. Not only did we try to do at least one activity every day, we also brought books (via Kindle) and spend a lot of time relaxing (and…you know… doing other stuff at the hotel). It was fabulous.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

minniegrace:  we were at Dreams Sugar Bay in St. Thomas, but I’ve stayed at Rui Palace Mexico as well. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We went to an all inclusive in Jamaica for 6 days and honestly by the 5th day we were bored. We did a lot of the water sports and an off resort excursion.. But I wont stay at another all inclusive for that long without planning some extra types of off resort excursions or trips because I do get antsy lying around all day. We went to Mexico this past June for a few days and did an all day snorkeling excursion. It was by far the best thing on the whole trip. So much awesomeness. I highly recommend finding some excursions to do even if you are looking for a laid back honeymoon. It’s nice to break up the monotony a little. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

So I feel the same way if it. I have everything booked except for the honeymoon! we feel like we’d be bored too.. We talked about only taking like a 5 days honeymoon Like Wednesday to Sunday or something! Ill be switching jobs soon so I need to factor that in :/

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

minniegrace:  Most resorts have nearby communities that are easy to get to and fun to explore. There are also cultural and historical sites that can mak a great day trip.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

We honeymooned in Rio De Janeiro for a week. Almost every day we layed on the beach and drank. One day we did a city tour and one day we went to a world cup game. It was amazing and relaxing. We just came back from New Orleans for 4 days where we literally did nothing, but eat and it was soooooooooo fun. We enjoy just being together and not having to worry about doing anything. If you guys are that type of couple you will love your honeymoon no matter what you do. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had a beach honeymoon at a couples only all-inclusive in St Lucia called Rendezvous and it was fabulous. But everyone has a different threshold for “boredom.” We spent 7 days and nights eating, drinking, sleeping, honeymooning, relaxing by the beach with a couple books,  socializing (there was a weekly honeymooners mixer where we made friends), getting massages, dancing a little, we went to the last day of Jazz Fest with Robin Thicke and Jimmy Cliff, and one day we went on an excursion with sulphur springs/mud bath, botanical gardens, snorkeling, and drinking on a boat with beautiful views of the island. Also all-inclusive includes water sports and archery and bike rides which we never got around to doing. Also we kept our phones in the safe 99% of the trip and didn’t even end up pulling out the laptop to watch a movie.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We just returned from a 10 day honeymoon in Turks and Caicos. Neither one of us are really beach people, but we live in the mountains and wanted to escape somewhere warm before winter sets in here (which it has!). 

We elected to stay in a VRBO condo that was outside the major tourist area so that we could save money for food, activities, and a rental car. We did not get bored! We spent a few days snorkeling, took a boat to another island to go fishing with a guide, went horseback riding, and explored lots of great restaurants. I think part of the idea of the beach vacation is to spend time relaxing and doing nothing. 

To me, the idea of an all-inclusive resort is nice because meals and some activites are planned, but I can see it getting boring. To us, it was worth it to plan some of our own activities and cook some of our own meals, and we saved tons of money on lodging. For comparison, staying at the Beaches resort was going to be $8500 for both of us for 10 days and we spent about $1500 on lodging. 

It was worth it to have a rental car to explore different beaches on the island and get away with the crowds on the beaches in front of the big resorts. If you are searching for an island destination, I highly recoomend Turks and Caicos! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We did an all inclusive in Mauritius for a week. The length was good, not long enough to get bored but sad leaving! It’s a beach-resort hotel so you definitely don’t need to go anywhere and there’s boat trips and other entertainment at the hotel, and it was amazing! But we also planned a couple of days out doing tours of the island to take a look around.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

We went to Key West for a week.  Each day we made sure we did one activity.  H and I aren’t super adventurous people either but we figured that our Honeymoon was as good a time as any to go outside our comfortable box and do something different.  So one day we did a dolphin wathching and snorkling tour.  So glad we did something that we typically would have never done.  It was so much fun!  We also did a sunset cruise as well as walk around downtown and see the sights.

I feel like with any resort you can do as little or as much as you want.  If you get bored then, not to be mean, that would be your own fault.  These places are set up to keep you as entertained and busy as you want to be, so take advantage and try to step outside of your box and do something that you normally wouldn’t do.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We mixed a beach honeymoon with a city honeymoon (Dubai and the Maldives). It was a good mix of go, go, go and lazing around and swimming.

Where in Mexico are you thinking? The Yucatan has a lot of towns in close proximity (Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal, Cancun..) and a lot of fun stuff to do.. Spreading your time out in a few places could be a good idea. Bonus.. All the Mayan ruins sites and cenotes around the area!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

minniegrace:  We didn’t get bored but we got sick of the all-inclusive environment. Darling Husband and I aren’t usually lounging around types, but thought it would be a nice change of pace after all the wedding chaos. We were pretty sick of the resort environment by our 4th day there. If you’re not the beachside butler type, look into locations with a lot of excursions that fit your interests. We went to Mayan ruins, snorkeled and went to a wildlife preserve for a change of environment.

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