(Closed) Honeymoon Help for Caribbean!

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I really liked Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@chelseakayd:  St Thomas or Negril, Jamaica? I’m not sure about Aruba bc I havent been there. However, Negril has resorts which are adult-only and the beach is gorgeous. I love St Thomas also. My family is from the islands so I never find hotel food good so I am no help there. I dont care for Ocho Rios because it is quiet and the beach isnt as nice. I’ve been to Jamaica about 22 times and going again in July so I know a lot about it. LOL

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@chelseakayd:  were honeymooning on a cruise were going to puerto Rico, Bahama’s, st martin and the Turk calico islands 7 days 4 islands and 3 beautiful days of sea ; ) have you thought about a cruise or been on one?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are doing the Sandals Bahamas for our honeymoon! The flights there were cheaper than all the other Sandals places in the caribbean. I can’t remember the price for the lowest tier soom but you might be able to find something in your budget!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We went to Sandals Royal Bahamian for our 1 year anniversary. It was nice. The food was better than we expected. The private island was a nice option. And the water sports they offered were great. Like snorkeling trips, sailing, and paddle boarding. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@chelseakayd:  Did you get my PM?

If you’re willing to go to DR or Mexico then you have an awesome budget. I would suggest Excellence Playa Mujeres. The reviews are almost 100% positive. I would love to go there and get one of the honeymoon suites with the private rooftop jacuzzi.. *sigh*

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@chelseakayd: If you’re up for it I’d say Aruba. We went there for our honeymoon and it was amazing. The most amazing beaches. I’ve never heard a bad thing from anyone who has been there. Also, there is soooo much amazing food all over the island. You said your budget is 4k…how long are you wanting to stay? We did 8 days at Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts (not all inclusive and perfect for beach/poolside lovers…also adults only) and it was quite a bit more than that (including what we ended up spending on food), but I definitely think you could do it for less. We went a bit nuts sampling all the great food! 

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If the 4k includes airfare it’s tough not knowing where you’re flying from. Unfortunately all 3 that you mentioned are the easiest in terms of budget. A la carte I would suggest looking into Puerto Rico, Aruba and maybe Turks (not sure if budget will allow).

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Given your criteria, I suggest Aruba or the USVI (St. Thomas and St. John are my favorite islands ever!). I’ve been to many Caribbean islands and have loved different things about different places.

I agree with sablemuse about Mexico/Dominican Republic being a great way to stretch a budget – I recently went to the Dominican Republic with two friends – we had an AMAZING time with a small budget. We stayed at the Hard Rock, which had great food and beaches. 

HisNightOwl2014 makes a good point about the cruise — flights from Baltimore to Miami or Orlando are relatively inexpensive (I’ve done it before) and a cruise is a great way to discover different parts of the Caribbean. (AND larger ships have adults only areas – and some cruise lines are less kid-friendly).

 

That being said – I have heard good things about Sandals resorts… I think you’ll have a great time no matter where you end up. Smile

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The Couples resorts in Jamaica are beyond phenomenal….. i know you said you didn’t want Jamaica but if you want a romantic feel, great food, no kids/adult only, amazing hospitality, awesome beach and pool, great drinks, no tipping policy which means you never have to carry your money around….. then Jamaica Couples Negril sums it up.   

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Bumping this since we are in a similar situation!

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