(Closed) Honeymoon help

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3672 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@tropicalbride2218:  We chose going to Kauai (one of hawaiian islands) for our honeymoon because, our friend suggested it. Plus we have been to the carribean and it was beautiful but not romantic? It was a different world but not exactually what we are looking for.Other reasons were:

1) friend suggested it 

2) we easily found travel sites and prices and already have specific hikes in mind

3) dining seems to be better in hawaii 

4) carribean is nice but hear that it doesn’t leave you in awe like hawaii does

5) hawaii is more expensive but has more things offered for free (hikes/site seeing)

6) shorter flight from where we are located

7) we LOVE rain dur to living in a desert (sprinkles there a lot) 

8) vegetaion on the hawaiian island were we are going to is beautiful!! (kauai)

9) there seems to be a couple feel in hawaii rather than a vacation feel in carribean 

10) the snorkeling in the cariibean is fun but we heard hawaiian snorkeling is so much better

You can’t go wrong either way though!

Post # 4
746 posts
Busy bee

Budget and interests will play a huge part in determing the answer to this question. For example if your budget is $3-4 k and you’re in the midwest or East coast where airfare to Hawaii is about $1k per person, then that’s already taking up a good part of your budget. You still have to factor for hotels, rental car, excursions, food, drink, taxes, and trip insurance. If that is the case, then a cruise or an all-inclusive in the Caribbean or Mexico might be more cost-effective. Conversely, if you’re from the West coast, then Hawaii might be a more viable option because airfare could be half that price, which would enable you to budget more effectively.. You never want to spend your entire budget on air, transportation, and hotel only to find yourself in a destination unable to do anything because you’ve already spent all of the money you’ve saved, but still have additional expenses. The reason I bring up interests, too, is because if your primary goal is to lay on a beach and do nothing, then Caribbean or Mexican all-inclusives (drinks, meals, and tips already ncluded) would make more sense, financially. You could feasibly lay on a beach or by a pool for days on end while smene brings you cocktails and not have a care in the world. It’ll all work out! Good luck!

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