(Closed) Costa Rica, St Lucia, or Aruba Honeymoon!

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Costa Rica,!
    Costa Rica : (20 votes)
    39 %
    St Lucia : (23 votes)
    45 %
    Aruba : (8 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5425 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve never been to any(tho all on my wish list).  I would pick Costa Rica.  Mainly for the adventure it can offer.  I can never quite pull the trigger on going.  I’d only be willing to stay in one hotel in St Lucia (that I cannot afford).  But you’re right Costa Rica can offer a lot of value.

    You should add a poll.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9170 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was thinking between Costa Rica or St. Lucia…so I’d love any opinions too!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1630 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That’s so easy. ST LUCIA. I got engaged there in July.

    I’m also a travel agent 🙂

     

    Costa Rica = Adventure and beauty however the beaches are rocky and the waves can be too large and choppy for regular swimming. Also has hardly any luxury “honeymoon” hotels.

     

    Aruba = Nice but I would only reccomend the Rennassiance or the Riu Palace Aruba which are both qutie pricey and NOT as nice as St Lucia. Kind of found Aruba boring.

     

    St Lucia – Glorious mountain views, stunning beaches (white sand, black sand depending on where you stay). The local culture is great and it’s super safe. The Pitons! Amazing spa retreats. Mud baths. Volcanoes, Amazing food…..I do not know your budget but I would highly reccomend JADE MOUNTAIN for at least one or two nights. Great alternatives would be BodyHoliday, Sandals Grande St Lucian or the WindJammer.

     

    Let me know if I can answer any questions.

     

     

    Post # 7
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    1630 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @riss519:  That is true but there is always a reason some places cost more than other places I assure you! Getting Sandals Grande St Lucian around $2300 pp is a good deal. I know it’s expensive but it’s a honeymoon.

    Obviously not everyone can afford it but St Lucia also offers a ton o affordable properties 🙂 Doesn’t have to be Sandals.

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I loved Aruba – if you’re going for relaxing, warm and beautiful beaches, that’s the place to go!

    Post # 9
    Member
    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I picked St Lucia because that is where I am going for my HM. We did a lot of research and just love everything about it. We are staying 4 nights at Sandals Grande and 3 at Ladera. I cannot wait to go!

    I haven’t been to Aruba but have heard that the places you should stay are a little pricey. Its also more dry and arrid where St Lucia and Costa Rica are more tropical and lush.

    Costa Rica has been my favorite place to visit thus far BUT the snorkeling was not so great. We stayed on the Pacific side so I don’t know if the other side would be better. BUT it was a great vacation, if you go definitely zip line through the rain forest.

    Post # 10
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    1630 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @VermontBride13:  Ladera is also amazing. You’re going to LOVE the beach at Sandals Grande St Lucian

    Post # 11
    Member
    1630 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Also quick suggestion…do take a plane or boat to the Grande if you’re flying into UVF. Honestly it is a two hour drive from hell and I don’t even mind motion.

    Post # 12
    Member
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We almost did St. Lucia, but apparently it’s a pain in the neck to get there… worth it once you do, but we were limited in how many days we could take off and I didn’t want to spend a whole day traveling there and then another whole day traveling back. No direct flights. and then over an hour drive to the resort when you finally get to the island. I’d love to go someday, but I didn’t want to deal 🙂

    Post # 13
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    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @bretonvirgniia: Thanks! I can’t wait to go. The pictures look amazing. I think we are going to have a private car set up from Sandals. I have heard a lot of horror stories but people said the private car isn’t as bad plus FI is a photographer and can stop along the way for pictures.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1630 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @VermontBride13:  Yes Private car would probably be better. We just had the typical Sandals bus transfer and it was SUPER bumpy and crowded. Check into helicopter transfers for one way though because I often found they were just as much as the private transfers. May be a good idea to take a helicopter back so you have more time at the resort. I believe you can do them from Ladera as well.

    Post # 15
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    4278 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Of the three, I’ve only been to Costa Rica (amazing place!) – if you want an active, adventurous honeymoon, there’s so much to do there.  However, if you want a relaxed, beach honeymoon, I’d recommend one of the other two, since that’s not really Costa Rica’s speciality.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for Costa Rica because i will be leaving for my honeymoon there next Sunday! We will be staying at Oxygen Jungle Villas. Only 12 villas there so i am looking forward to the privacy. The large, touristy resorts don’t appeal to me.

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