(Closed) Help me decide between two honeymoon options…

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Which honeymoon should we do?
    US Virgin Island All Inclusive : (32 votes)
    63 %
    House in Outer Banks, NC : (17 votes)
    33 %
    Neither I have a much better option (please explain) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    well if you go to USVI, you’ll be lounging by the pool and beach pretty much the whole time. if you go to outer banks, you can be more active. which do you and fi prefer?

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If it were me, I would do the Virigin Islands. After all the wedding festivities, I would just like to lounge around and not have to think about food/cooking/cleaning up the house…and you can do that with an AI. Plus, the beach is nicer, it’ll be warmer and more tropical. But either way, I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time! Good luck.

    **Adding. Many AI resorts have activities included like snorkeling, kayaking, organized volleyball games, etc.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have been to the outer banks before (rented a house for a week, in Corolla). The beach is great, and one day we went kayaking and another day we went horseback riding. The other days we went to the beach and the pool. Where we were in the town itself wasn’t that great–typical kind of suburbia place with chain stores and strip malls. There was a cuter section of town, but I think it was more expensive to stay there. That’s just to give you an idea of what it’s like, at least in my experience. Could end up being a great honeymoon, depending on what you set up, or it could end up just being kind of…blah. IDK anything about the Virgin Islands, but I hear they are fantastic.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve vacationed several times in both locations and they both have great options.

    It really comes down to what you want to do on your honeymoon.

    The Outer Banks has more “to do” in terms of places to go- lighthouses, other islands, shopping

    The Virgin Islands however is a tropical paradise- also with shopping but really amazing beaches. Like a PP said, many all-inclusives have activities included in their price.

    I’m not too sure how warm it will be in the Outer Banks in May…if you’re looking to lounge on the beach all day, the Virign Islands would be the better choice, in my opinion- tropical beach + tropical drink=perfection 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I’ve been to both….and I must admit that the Virgin Islands are MUCH more beautiful!  I suppose it depends on how much activity you and your soon-to-be hubby enjoy.  For us, relaxing poolside/beachside was what we both desired after the whirlwind of wedding events. Why not do that somewhere gorgeous?!?! 

    P.S. You’ll probably get some $$$ for gifts, so maybe that would allow you to go on a couple excursions!!  Wink

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Definitely the Virgin Islands!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    You know what? We are total “doing” people, but when it came to our honeymoon, we went on a cruise, and there honestly wasn’t that much to do — and it was perfect!

    After the wedding (which we had to travel to get to) and the stress of everything leading up to it, plus the stress of staying with our parents while in town, all we wanted was to sleep, and be together, with no responsibilities.

    I doubt we’d ever feel the need to do another vacation of that type in our lives, but it was ideal for the honeymoon. Seriously, we took naps every day and slept like ten hours every night. It was bliss.

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @ddw:Seriously, we took naps every day and slept like ten hours every night. It was bliss.

    LOL! I have to laugh at this because I just told someone a couple of days ago that we are making all these plans for what we want to do while we are in Curacao on our Honeymoon. I know after all the stress of planning the wedding and then going through with everything, I’m just going to end up wanting to taking a nap every day and sleeping like 10 hrs every night! THAT sounds like bliss to me!!! 😉

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know that I’d much prefer to do activities than lay around, but some people want the exact opposite in a vacation. So I think it depends on whether you’d get antsy just sitting around.

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