(Closed) Honeymoon Dilemma: Bora Bora or Asia trip or Europe Trip

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where should I go to for my honeymoon?

    Bora Bora

    Asia Trip

    Europe Trip

    Another option: Look below for comment

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee

    I think you should go to where you most want to go.  Go to the one that is calling you loudest.

    Don’t make your choice based on how much further your dollar will get you in one place or another.  You have the rest of your life to choose places based on such criteria.  Go with heart for the honeymoon.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee

    I would go with Europe. Such beauty to see and experience. There is no reason why post kids you cannot still go to Bora Bora. You have the rest of your lives to travel and experience life.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    What do you want to do? Sit on your butt all day, relaxing by the pool, drinking pretty drinks, and watching the fish in the lagoon, with a few fun activities sprinkled in? Or do you want to go explore city to city, trying different foods, seeing different cultures, and soaking up the history and richness that is found in Europe and Asia? Not that there isn’t any in French Polynesia, but it doesn’t have quite the same impact. 

    We just spend 10 days in FP, and are craving a trip to Europe to explore more and travel city to city. 

    If you’re already wanting that, go to Asia or Europe. If relaxing and lounging around is just what the doctor ordered, Bora Bora it is!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    I think, as PPs do, that the answer to this question depends on what you want. If you want to totally relax after the craziness of the wedding, and focus on nothing but resting and sunsets and each other, go to Bora Bora. If you want something more stimulating and lots to see and do, go to Europe. If you have both already been to the places you are conisidering in Asia, I’d skip that — the world is large, go somewhere you haven’t already been. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think you should go to Bora Bora, because it sounds like that’s the place you really want to go, based on what you said.  Bora Bora was your first choice, there are some places you want to go to Asia and you’re also “okay” (just okay) with going to Europe.  I feel like you’re only thinking about Asia and Europe over Bora Bora, because you’re thinking about more bang for your buck. I don’t think that should be a concern when it comes to your honeymoon (it’s once in a lifetime and unforgettable trip for many people).  I just came back from our honeymoon in Asia, seven cities, 2 countries in 2 weeks.  We had a blast.  DH’s brother and his wife went to Bora Bora for their honeymoon.  We had very different honeymoons, tailored to our wants.  Bora Bora was never on my list of things to do.  I like a lot of activities and seeing a lot of different cultures, so Asia fit the bill.   

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

     I said Europe based on the fact I have no interest in the other two places.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee

    I’ve thought about the same thing. Based on my travel experience, Europe and Asia are really traveling (i.e. EXHAUSTING) while somewhere tropical like Bora Bora will be more relaxing. Go for your bucket list, relax, and enjoy yourself!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would pick Bora Bora personally.  I love travling and seeing other cultures and eating new food, and seeing a new and interesting thing every five minutes.   Europe and Asia are great for that.

    But, honestly, our honeymoon was great because we weren’t doing that.  We spent time relaxing, enjoying eachothers company, and laying on the beach.  We really spent time conecting instead of doing.  I like the fact that we never felt we needed to “Do” or experience something.  I didn’t feel bad for ordering breakfast in our room instead of finding that new amazing resteraunt, or not leaving our room to noon and missing that tour or museum I really wanted to see. 

    Post # 10
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    Newbee

    Go to Bora Bora, it’s on your bucket list and it would be completely different to go  with children. I went to the Maldives for honeymoon and stayed in over water bunglow, it was a dream. We also went to Barcelona for a few days towards the end of our trip. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    I’d go to Bora Bora in a hot minute if I had the cash.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    Bora Bora. To me, Asia and Europe is somewhere I would want to go to when I have children, so they can experience it too. I’ve been to China(relatives there) many times and it is always exhausting. It will be dirty, smelly to a westerner, especially if you go to historical places that aren’t modernized cities. You will probably get a stomachache from the food. (Most foreigners and even immigrants going back get stomach problems). Like a PP said, China will be more a traveling experience than a relaxing vacation. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    JENKEV: Bora Bora! It looks so idyllic! It’s top of my list but being in the UK it’s just so expensive to even get there. I like your added reasoning in that it would be a great place for you both to go to before having children. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    As PP point out, it depends on what kind of traveler you are.

    Are you a vacationer or a traveler or some sort of mix? If you like to relax on the beach and swim up to a bar and that sort of thing, then Bora Bora. If you like a little more stimuli, like shopping and sightseeing, then Europe or Asia. Even if you like a mixture of the two, you can still go to places in both Europe and Asia and stagger your trip so you spend some time in cities and take an excursion to a more vacay-like place.

     

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I would pick Bora Bora in a heartbeat!!!!! It is expensive but it will be even more expensive to visit there later on with kids. If this is your top choice, you should go there now. I would choose Four Seasons Bora Bora for 4 nights, and then one of the hotels in Moorea for 4 nights. Moorea appears to be a lot cheaper than Bora Bora.

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