Post # 1
Wow.. choosing a Honeymoon destination is such a hard thing.
My Fiance LOVES Colorado, as do I.. But we are getting married in October and I know I will be craving warm, sandy beaches.
He says he doesn’t care, whatever I want.
I kind of want to be secluded, maybe take a road trip to Colorado, just the two of us.
But a Caribbean cruise sounds GREAT.
I keep thinking, we can go on a cruise whenever and although they’re nice, it’s kinda the same ‘ol .. Taking a roadtrip and seeing the West together is a more “bonding”experience, maybe? But sometimes, you just can’t beat the tropics.
We have already ruled out the all-inclusive resorts, just not our thing.
Where are you going and why?
What should we do?
Post # 3
Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I’d say go with your gut and it seems that you’re leaning toward the Colorado trip, but, you may find that you’re tired after all the wedding stuff. A cruise or caribbean trip may be just what you need to relax. Whereas a road trip requires more energy. Maybe you can do both? Like, do a weekend in Colorado, then fly out to an island of your chose. Can’t be an expensive flight to Mexico from there, right?
Post # 4
I love cruises, can you really do whatever you want – if you want more ‘alone time’ you can certainly do that – but splurge for a good room since you’ll most likely be sending a lot of time in there. I think you can still have a lot of bonding time, massages at the spa, scuba/hiking/exploring excursions, ask for your own table at dinner…w/o having to worry about driving, checking in to places repeatedly…
Post # 5
Why not take a secluded vacation in the Caribbean? I’m taking a super-relaxing honeymoon at a secluded villa nestled in the mountains of St. Lucia. Maybe something like that would be a good compromise for you guys?
Post # 6
Thank you for all your HELPFUL comments!! 🙂
@jennifer_espos… you make a GOOD point. i am DIYing soooo much stuff, i didn’t even thinking about wanting to unwind and do nothing. while Colorado is kinda where my heart’s at, I will probably not want to “go and do” for a week straight after the wedding is over.
@veganglam, that sounds absolutely amazing, but what is the pricetag?
we’re on a pretty tight budget, the total cost for the 7 day exotic western caribbean cruise and airfare s $1,470.32
we would spend about that much on a road trip as well..
i don’t think we can probably afford a seculded vacation unless we stay in-state or something 🙁
Post # 7
Colorado in October is hit and miss weather-wise. A road trip sounds like a lot of stop and go – I have discovered I like to get somewhere and enjoy it without moving from hotel to hotel. I think we’re either back to Belize (very quiet and romantic and fabulous) or to Hawaii. Definitely not a cruise – too many people.
Post # 8
I looked into a cabin in Jackman, Maine… seclusion + incredible seafood… and at $410/week on a beautiful lake!
Thank you all for sparking my creative juices 🙂
Post # 9
….and then i just looked a plane tickets. $450/ ea… OUCH.
Post # 10
If you choose CO PM me and maybe I can help give you some cool places to check out. I will admit that I-70 through the mountains in October is really hit or miss as Rachel noted. For myself, I would go with the beach – but I live here.
Post # 11
I voted for CO. If you’re not a fan of all inclusive resorts, I’m not sure you’d really like a cruise (have you been on one?)…they’re basically the same thing, but moving and on water 🙂
Maybe so you’re not gogogoing after the wedding, just find ONE place in CO to go to rather than a full on road trip.
I wanted to avoid any sort of all inclusive resort/cruise/etc for our honeymoon. I wanted it to be our time…not spent surrounded by a ton of other people…particularly when so many of the people at the resorts/cruises are also on their honeymoons.