(Closed) Do/did you prefer romantic or adventurous honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 31
54 posts
Worker bee

We did half and half, but emphasized adventure over romance as we both love down & dirty travel and would get bored to tears sitting at a resort. We went to Belize and it was PERFECT for us. We spent the first 4 nights inland in the San Ignacio area doing caving adventures, hiking, seeingn Mayan ruins (with a 1 night side trip to Tikal in Guatamala) and then we took a bus back to the coast and went out to the islands (we chose caye caulker) for the last 4 nights. On the islands we snorkeled the barrier reef (amazing), biked around, ate and drank a lot, kayaked and just relaxed. Caye caulker was more relaxed but on some of the other islands there are resorts if your into that. 

Post # 33
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We spent 2.5 weeks at a 5 star all inclusive in Mexico (Grand Velas Riviera Maya). We’d had a crazy year – in addition to the fact that we both work very long hours, we also sold our condo and bought and renovated a bigger condo in the months leading up to the wedding. We needed some rest and our resort was absolutely incredible! If we weren’t completely exhausted, we would have done Italy.  

Post # 34
943 posts
Busy bee

We’re planning to go to Japan for two weeks. Maybe some Korea if we have more time and money and are extending the honeymoon by another week. It will be romantic with a bit of fun, but nothing too packed – we would rather stick to a comfortable pace. 

Post # 35
2969 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

trinibride0417 :  we did a little bit of both. We chose a South Pacific cruise because it was all inclusive and cheaper to get around the islands and we got to see many of them because it was a cruise. We did a lot of relaxing and just walking around AND we booked some excursions at a few of the islands as well such as boat rides, jet skiing, paddle boarding/kayaking, etc… we had an amazing time. We tend to be more relaxed on our vacations though. We tend to go to places that are tropical/beachy.

Post # 36
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We had a destination wedding in Cabo. The first week was busy with our family and friends doing activities, ending with our wedding at the end of the week. We barely spent time together until the wedding. So for the second week we stayed in Cabo but moved to a fancier hotel. It was awesome to unwind together and do all the activities we wanted. We usually explored during the day then relaxed in the afternoon/evening. It was also nice not having to fly anywhere right after the wedding. 

Post # 38
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

 Lokie85 :  When we were looking at CR, I looked into Costa Rican vacations & a few other agencies. I tried to compare prices doing it with an agency vs on my own and it came out alotttt cheaper on my own (like $1500+)..but you do get the convienience of course of a set itinerary & someone there to help in case anything goes wrong. We wanted to go to Pacuare Lodge & Bosque cabo in the Osa! I definitely will be going one day! Post pics when you go 🙂

Post # 40
3114 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I like relaxing with a little bit of sight seeing. We spent a week in Grand Cayman and spent most of our time on the beach, but also did some snorkeling, toured a rum factory, walked around downtown George Town, went to various restaurants. We had also planned to do a boat tour to stingray city as well, but we left that until the end of the trip and the weather ended up being too windy for the boats to go out, so we just did more snorkeling instead. If we go back I think we would rent a car next time and stay on a different part of the island and explore a little more.

I preferred it to being at an all inclusive where you are kind of in the same environment daily, but it was still very chill. Best of both worlds for us, but we aren’t super adventurous.

Post # 41
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

trinibride0417 :  We had a mix of relaxing and adventurous. We went to Hawaii (the big island) for a week and went scuba diving and hiked the volcano and a few other locations in addition to just relaxing at the beach. 

I think it was a pretty good balance. We had our adventure activities and beach relaxation time for part of each day of our trip.

Post # 42
6233 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My goal is a combination of relaxation and fun. I’m looking for an all inclusive resort where I can get a massage every single day we are there. I’m also hoping to be able to do some tours and/or hikes or other types of adventure.

Post # 43
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Romance and relaxation. We have 3 kids between us and want to do nothing but relax on the beach, lay in bed, and explore a little. 

Post # 44
454 posts
Helper bee

We did a bit of both, as we do on all our vacations. Two weeks in Indonesia, and we’d essentially alternate a day of activities with a day of relaxing and staying in. I don’t like coming back from a whirlwind vacation feeling like I still need a break, and we really enjoy going out and experiencing different cultures and seeing different things. A happy medium!

Post # 45
4258 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Neither, it was an all inclusive beach resort honeymoon.  I guess it was closer to romantic than adventureous, but it was mostly just relaxing.  Both of us traveled before marriage and neither of us are really into it anymore.  We just like resting now, lol.

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