(Closed) HELP!!!!!!!! AKA Honeymoon Planning Hell

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

Ask yourself WHAT you want to do on your Honeymoon.

Sit by the pool or beach and relax?

Do crazy adventrous fun stuff?

Take a criuse?

 

Before you can make any real decisions you need to figure your Honeymoon “style” first.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I looked at Sandals and have talked to many people who have gone and for the price have been unhappy. We are looking alot into Secrets resorts in Mexico. I have done ALOT of research on these three resorts and it seems like Maroma gets the best reviews but it also the most expensive one. Check out there website and if you on facebook you can become a fan and they will offer alot of information. I hope to get my fiance to go along with this plan and enjoy a week long of relaxation, eating, and having fun:)

Good luck

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Ok.  So both huh?  How about Costa Rica or Panama?  Both offer those types of settings. 

If your thinking Caribbean, maybe get with a travel agent and ask for recs. They usually have a TON of catalogs in their offices.  Maybe that’d be a good jumping off point.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been through your pain! I say to narrow down the closest options first, then look for the prettiest places within your first options. If I had done that beforehand, I would have saved hours and hours and nights of obsessive sleeplessness!

The pros of finding something close: flight time is reduced and it’ll be cheaper! You’re lucky you’re in Florida and paradise is just a short planeticket away!

What I did was checked Trip Advisor and it numbers all the resorts according to ranking in each city. Then you can go crazy deal-hunting. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Dominican Republic–specifically Punta Cana has great & inexpensive all-inclusive packages. I went to Puerta Plata a few years back and spent a week at the Hilton Resort for about $1200 including everything a few years back.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re staying at a Secrets resort, they seem to get consistantly good reviews!

I’ve also heard really good things about Dreams resorts too.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hey, doll… what about Cancun? That’s right by the Caribbean Sea. They have all inclusive resorts there for good prices!! Try Crown Paradise Resort. Or you can also try vacmart.com or apple vacations.

I hope this helps! Let us know how it goes!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you considered going to a travel agent?  They do charge a commission, but they also have access to great deals that are not available to the general public and they are experts in the field of travel.  If my Fiance & I were flying somewhere I would definitely at least take a meeting with a travel agent to see what they have to offer and they may be able to suggest something to you that you may not have thought of.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I use the tripadvisor site because it has consumer reviews of everything. That and Frommers. Helped me hugely!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our travel agent swears by Iberostar Grand in Mexico, and my bro and his wife went for their honeymoon, they LOVED IT! Our agent goes everywhere and I’ve tried to bring up other places and she still goes back to Iberostar! There’s not a lot of reviews on the BEE about it, but it get’s awesome reviews on other websites.

We also don’t know what to do, but it’s looking like that may be it!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re like you, we REALLY don’t want to go to Sandals.

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