(Closed) Cancun vs bahamas

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: which destination is nicer for a honeymoon? (you can choose more than one)
    Cancun : (12 votes)
    25 %
    The Bahamas : (29 votes)
    60 %
    Las Vegas : (3 votes)
    6 %
    New York : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    we went to cancun (playa del carmen) and absolutely loved it. It’s a great mix of beach and acitivity! There’s sooooo many things you can do in cancun – swimming with dolphines, exploring caves, cenotes, mayan ruins, jungle expeditions, lots of wild life to see etc… while still being able to enjoy beautiful white beaches and margaritas!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve been to both – The Bahamas is more honeymoonish in my mind. In Cancun it smells awful because the center of the town is basically a sewage dump and you can’t stay in the water for long periods of time. I had a much better time the week I stayed in the Bahamas vs. the week I spent in Cancun.

    Post # 5
    Member
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i have also been to both.. and maybe its just where i stayed.. but BOTH places were amazing! in the bahamas i was at the Atlantis Resort so i was a bit spoiled and didnt leave the area much except to go snorkeling/grocery shopping.. it was gorgeous but after the waterpark and the shopping there isn’t a whole lot to do anymore (IMO).. and when we went to Cancun we did a lot more traveling around/sightseeing because there was only so much to do at our hotel.. so i think either place you go is going to be a great honeymoon.. it just depends what else you want to do (if anything!) while you are there

    Post # 6
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think they’d both be great but I’d choose Bahamas probably.  It just seems more honeymoon-ish to me.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think Cancun is gross and really only enjoyed by those looking for the Spring Break experience.  Just ick. 

    That being said, Talum (1.5 hours south of Cancun) is gorgeous and affordable.  But Bahamas is lovely if you want a more known destination.

    Post # 8
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wouldn’t stay directly in Cancun but I would stay somewhere in the Yucatan (the big issues are localized on the west coast).  Nor do I think Cancun is gross, its just a lot busier and you might run into the typical idiots taking a senior trip in June.  Like PP said Tulum is great.  Also the town of Puerto Aventuras is quite small and actually totally gated. Mexico is much more appealing and offers more than the Bahamas.  But if your not the adventurous/do excursions type, then Bahamas would probably suit you.

    Post # 9
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    13 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I absolutely would not go to Cancun. Kidnapping of American tourists is on the rise and with the problems that the country is having with drug trafficking and murders, I don’t think it is worth the risk. 

     

    I did a cruise to the Bahamas. It was absolutely beautiful. Vegas and New York will be expensive. 

    Post # 10
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m going to the Bahamas for my honeymoon so I might lean that way because of that but I love NYC too! =D

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