Post # 1
Fiance and I are starting to looking into honeymoon locations and I thought we had decided on Punta Cana. Recently I was on youtube ( I do that alot) and I watched a couple in Jamaica! OMG I couldn’t get off youtube that night. We are looking for a location that has amazing beaches, a great adults only resort, and lots of excursions. ( he want the take a go pro for hiking, diving, & snorkling ) Whats most important to us is; being able to experience the culture of where we are. ie: the food and the people and the music and not just being a tourist.
If you’ve been to either of them what was your expeience & which location would best fit what we are looking for?!
Post # 2
We just got back from Sandals in Montego Bay Jamaica. Splurge on a room in the Palms Building. It was AMAZING. We didn’t want to leave. Sandals has the BEST beach in Montego Bay, and it’s one of the closest resorts to the airport. Check it out! We went into town one day and shopped, did some snorkling, and ventured to the other Sandals resorts nearby. There’s several excursions nearby— including ziplining, a rum factory, and Dunns Rivers Falls. The workers at Sandals are amazing… so polite. You’ll definitely feel like you’re in Jamaica and not just another resort! 🙂 If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I haven’t been to Punta Cana, but I’ve heard great things about it too. I think Mexico is a bit cheaper, but still beautiful.
Post # 3
Staying at an AI resort = not seeing the culture. Sorry.
You’d need to get off the tourist track to do so.
Post # 4
The area outside Punta Cana is much different than the resort. Don’t know if you really want to experience the culture. You could spend a couple days in Santa Domingo, it is a large city that is relatively safe around the tourist hotels. Then you can go to various restaurants and experience the local life then go to an all inclusive in Punta Cana. Don’t know about Jamaica
Post # 5
Let me check! I’m realy loving the idea of Jamaica. I even had another t-ball mom whos from DR tell me to go with Jamaica!
Post # 6
My Fiance and I went to Negril in Jamaica last year – we found it to be a bit of a mixed bag as whilst it was truly stunning, it was very expensive for us (coming from the UK), and the amount of hustling along Seven Mile Beach was exhausting. We also didn’t see much genuine-feeling culture, even though we stayed in three different non-resort hotels and went around nearby towns a few times. The whole area felt quite touristy, and we often felt like walking dollar bills.
However, we did have an awesome holiday so it definitely wasn’t all bad!
I’ve heard good things about Mexico but haven’t been there myself. 🙂