(Closed) Best honeymoon spot, and cruise or no cruise?

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  • Post # 2
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    DH and I did a cruise to the Caribbean.  We wanted to relax and not have to worry about a single thing, and that’s exactly what we did!

    Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We stayed in Jamaica at Couples Resort Tower Isle. We wanted to be able to do as little or as much as we wanted. There were all kinds of free water activities offered as well as an included waterfall climbing excursion and a catamaran cruise. We also got a free 30 min massage. All food and beverages (even top shelf liquor) was included. We liked that it was couples and adults only. We definitely didn’t want kids running around ruining our quiet time. If I were doing a cruise, I’d make sure to steer clear of prime vacation times. I’ve heard Royal Carribean tends to have fewer kids. 

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee

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    Stacey Allen :  what are you looking for in a honeymoon? I think Taiwan would be a great spot – wonderful nightlife and food, beautiful nature, and booking a night or two at one of the nice hot spring hotels for relaxation 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    For Cancun area- Live Aqua Cancun or Sun Palace. We LOVE Live Aqua, it’s our favorite resort hands down! These are adults only, luxury feel. Sun Palace is ultra romantic as it is a couples only resort. 

    For Riviera Maya- The Valentin Imperial Maya is amazing and affordable. Also Secrets Akumal Bay, you won’t find a more amazing beach and water color anywhere else in this area! Both are adults only. I’ve also heard the El Dorado’s are amazing but we haven’t done one yet!

    I’ve done cruises and while yes they are nice, my fiance and I definitely prefer all inclusive resorts. Your not crammed into a closet size bathroom and room. And I enjoy just waking up in the same spot, where you can hang out poolside/beachside or go into town, do ruins, any excursion you want. Cruises just never quite feel as relaxing to me because your squeezing activities into each port. 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We also went to Couples Tower Isle and LOVED IT, for many of the reasons already listed. No kids, everything included, and excellent food selections. I vetoed cruises immediately because I get seasick and didn’t want to worry about meds and avoiding booze! Also, cruises just have too many people for my taste. Stomach bugs spread like crazy if an outbreak occurs, and I wanted a more low-key atmosphere with a big honeymoon suite for privacy.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee

    I personally prefer to fly to an all-inclusive resort vs a cruise, because I get seasick.  Our honeymoon was in Jamaica at the Bahia Principe the resort was beautiful, food was great, nice beaches and fun opportunities for site-seeing.  We climbed a waterfall, swam with dolphins, went mountain biking, and swam with bioluminescent plankton which was incredible!

    Another time, DH surprised me and planned a trip out of the country.  He just told me to get a passport.  He took me to Panama and that’s where he ended up proposing.  We stayed at the gamboa rainforest resort.  BEAUTIFUL resort.  Great food, very friendly staff.  There was less to do as far as excursions, but it was a very relaxing trip and would be different than the usual Caribbean honeymoon.  

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee

    Following!! I need ideas as well!

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I researched Sandals and Couples for weeks before we booked at Couples. What I found was you get more for your money with Couples and at a higher quality. That being said, I’ve never heard of anyone being unhappy at a Sandals resort. I just found several things I preferred  with Couples rather than Sandals. 

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