(Closed) Beach honeymooners, did you get bored?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it really depends a lot on personality. I would be perfectly content to sit for a week on a beach and nap, relax, read, etc. My DH? Hell no. He can’t sit still, and it would be torture for him. We actually live at the beach, and spend a lot of time out on our boat or anchorched out at little islands. He always fishes or literally just walks around while I sit in a beach chair and read. Even still, unless we have people with us for him to talk to, or we’re grilling out, etc – we never make it more than 3 hours. We ended up doing a winter honeymoon and went skiing for 12 days.  

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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Soon2bmrs1:  Where was your over-water bungalow?  I’ve been dreaming of that!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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minniegrace:  We did about 10 days in Cancun on an all-inclusive resort and we loved it!
Actually, between me fainting (sun is strong!) and DH suffering a bit of montezuma’s revenge it seemed much less than what it was!

We did the relaxing things, the party stuff, and indulged in almost all of the activities the resort offered – trips and snorkeling and such. We had an amazing time!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We went to Maui for a week and loved it! There is no shortage of things to do and see there, so we weren’t bored for a second. Each day, we planned some activity (sometimes big, sometimes small) and relaxation time. It was perfect! Having a car to do as pleased definitely helped. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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Soon2bmrs1:  what did you go with the over water bungaloo? Looking for something similar!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

Personally, I cant see how people can stand a honeymoon after like 10 days in a row (especially a beach vacation). As much fun as it was, after the 4th day, yes, we got super bored.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

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beautyofdreams:  We went to Moorea!

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Butterfly6:  Agreed. We did less than a week and weren’t bored, but were also ready to come home at the end of it.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OH definitely not. We graduated from college (finals week AHHH), got married, and packed our house up to move out of state all within a week and a half, so when it came time for our 5 week Oahu honeymoon, we were beyond ready to soak up every second of it. We hit a really good balance between lazy beach days and fun activities and made it our goal to eat our way around Oahu (because we love food). We read on the beach, swam in the pool, grilled, kayaked, swam with sharks, went to farmers markets, saw Pearl Harbor, made beach cocktails, relaxed until we were practically in a vegetative state, and explored until we were totally exhausted. And at the end of our 5 weeks, we were not ready to get back to the real world, so definitely no boredom for us!

Post # 25
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Busy bee

I think it really depends on who you are and what you like to do.

I’ve done all inclusives before (3 in Mexico), and I really enjoy getting out to do some activities. I tend to pick hotels where there are things like hobbycats included, so you can go out for a little sail, and I bring my own snorkel stuff so I can explore around the beach. But I also tend to do little day trips (in Mexico there are SO many, from snorkeling the cenotes to visiting Mayan Ruins, snorkeling with sea turtles, visiting Isla Mujeres, and more).

For the honeymoon, DH and I actually changed our minds about an overwater bungalow because we were worried we might get bored on a small island with no nearby activities and only one or two restaurants. We decided on a resort in Fiji that included a BUNCH of activities (including low-key things like castaway days at different beaches), and it was the perfect mix of beach and fun activities (like hiking to waterfalls, snorkeling with manta rays, village visits).

Basically, if you pick a bigger hotel with lots of restaurants/activities available, and are open to some excursions, and like to read on the beach, then there’s very little chance you’d get bored in Mexico. But if reading on the beach and swimming for a day or two sounds boring to you, I’d probably go for more of a city honeymoon.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We went to Hawaii and only did one excursion while we were there for a week. Literally alternated between beach and pool all day long. It was the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever been on. Do it!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

We were worried about the same thing!! Both of us to some degree, but definitely more so Fiance, gets bored pretty easily and has a hard time sitting still. I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve stayed in to watch netflix and have some take-out and wine.

We have stayed at an all-inclusive in Mexico before, and it was lovely, but it was also for a 4-day country music festival, which means from 6pm onward we had concerts every single night. It was incredible, but based on that experience, I don’t know if we would be thoroughly entertained if we were just going outside of the festival.

We decided to do a 2 week long cruise through the mediterranean on a mid-level cruise ship. We figured a bunch of different European cities we’ve never seen would be plenty of excitement, with 2-3 sea days for rest. Plus, it’s about the same cost as a honeymoon at a nice Mexican AI resort anyway. 

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Go for the all inclusive!

We did an all-inclusive in St Lucia for 7 nights and it was amazing.  We did some snorkeling, got a massage on the beach, and spent the rest of the time lounging in chairs looking at the ocean.  We never got bored.  It was such a relief to do nothing but sip daquiris after all that planning and stress.  In fact, I still go to those carefree days in my mind now when I am at work and can feel the stress climbing.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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unicornphish:  hi 

we were looking at st Lucia for our honeymoon and looked at this hotel (rendezvous) 

 

please sed could you tell me if this was a lovely place for a honeymoon?

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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fruitee:  Absolutely! The staff were all so nice and helpful, the food, drinks, and activities were great, and because it was our honeymoon we got a free couples massage, flower petals on the bed one night, and invitation to a cocktail mixer with other honeymooners. And we loved the lagoon thing.

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