(Closed) Honeymoon – decisions, decisions, decisions!

posted 12 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, I love cruises BUT, the European one is gonna be tough.  I’ve been to Europe and there’s a lot of walking/sightseeing/excursions.  Which is great, but you might be so tired after the wedding that you may be too tired to truly enjoy it.  Believe me, overseas wipes you out!  We were gonna do Europe after our wedding but we went with St. Lucia, hope we love it!  I like the Hawaiian cruise though.  Because Hawaii is more about relaxation even when you’re sightseeing.  We also we considering Costa Rica but the reason we went with St. Lucia was because we knew several people who had been to both and they each said St. Lucia has the same things i.e volcano’s, rain forest, zip lines, but the travel time is far less.  So in Costa Rica, if you want to go visit something you’ll be off the resort for the entire day whereas in St. Lucia its a half day trip.  Make sense?  I swear I’m rambling!  Lol.  My vote is the Hawaiian cruise or St. Lucia 🙂

Post # 4
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My vote is for whatever is the easiest with the least amount of flying and/or walking.  You’ll be tired.  Go for something beautiful but easy.

Post # 5
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

We’re going to Costa Rica.  We wanted a nice balance of doing something and doing nothing.  And we wanted a direct flight from Houston.  

Ask friends who have honeymooned and ask what they liked and didn’t like about their honeymoon.  That might help.  

I had a friend that honeymooned in Hawaii and she said it was a lot more expensive than she thought.  Renting a car was something crazy like $100 per day and all meals, activities, etc were a lot more expensive than she thought.  She had fun, but they went WAY over budget.  You might want to think about all the other costs (since they apparently vary) when you are doing your budget.  

Post # 6
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Agree with TexasMeredith.  All I’ve heard about Hawaii is that everything is insanely expensive once you get there.  And depending on where you’re coming from, it’s a LONG flight.  Usually with transfers and all that nonsense.

My vote is for the Meditteranean or Santorini.

Also @texasmeredith – we’re going to Costa Rica too!

Post # 8
7 posts

@texasmeredith:  I LOVE COSTA RICA!  we celebrated our first anniversary there, and i secretly want to have a destination wedding there.  LOVED IT!


About europe, don’t completely write it off.  check for packages on booking websites and you can find some pretty amazing deals.  and you don’t have to try to see all of europe while you’re there, picking even just one place to relax in for a week is a great choice, plus you’ll become really familiar with your surroundings.  If you did like, Florence, you can easily see parts of tuscany, sienna, and rome and venice are honestly just day trips away…then you’ll see 3 major cities in italy, but still have time to relax and take it all in.

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