Honeymoon help? Jamaica vs Cancun.

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

Jamaica is more of a hm spot IMO. Cancun is fun, but not as romantic or special. Jamaica will probably be more expensive though, at least from where I live. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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tulip502 :  Fly to Cancun, take a ferry to Isla Mujeres – it’s very easy. We recently stayed at Na Balam and it was great. There’s a beautiful beach with no crowds and our room had a private pool, under $150/night. Not all-inclusive but a good breakfast and then there are nice restaurants on the island. Rent a golf cart or walk everywhere. Highly recommend! 

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Honey bee

I adore Jamaica, but there are huge problems right now with crime and rapes, even within the all inclusive resorts. There is a state department warning about it, and the Detroit Free Press just wrote an article. I will pretty much go anywhere, and even I would stay away right now.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

p.s. my favorite beaches are the smaller islands in the Bahamas. My favorite is Harbour Island and its pink sand. If you want to combine some adventure with your beach, Costa Rica is amazing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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tulip502 :  From my trip in December last year. It’s not the most glamorous beach compared to other locales, no, but we went for four nights in a suite with a private pool and with flights it was under $1500 for us both 👍🏼

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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zl27 :  plus one on harbour island! It’s this gorgeous island that the main transportation is golf carts. Tons of great snorkeling, nice beaches and conch fritters/conch salad for days

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Isla Mujeres was gorgeous and I’d do that over Cancun any time. But Jamaica seems more honeymoonish.

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Honey bee

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tulip502 :  we stayed at Coral Sands and it was amazing. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Following! Also looking for honeymoon spots 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I loved Cancun but didn’t get a honeymoon vibe (I was with friends though). I have heard lots of stuff about seaweed on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, especially by Tulum. It’s a big problem for them right now, with parts where the sea has turned completely brown, and they don’t know when it’s going to clear. There’s a great video on YouTube by Lost Le Blanc if you want a realistic view of it. 

I don’t know much about Jamaica but have you considered other places like Cuba? I loved both Havana and the beaches. Or Dominican Republic? The Southern side (Bayahibe, La Romana) of DR has such beautiful beaches and was amazing value for money for the quality of hotel. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Jamaica is a massive no right now, I wouldn’t even consider it. Take a look at that Detroit Free Press article as a PP mentioned. I work in the travel industry and would not recommend.

Nowhere in the Caribbean is perfectly safe, but I do love Mexico. Not the biggest fan of Cancun (too much of a party scene), but try the Mexican Riviera – Playa del Carmen, Tulum etc for a honeymoon!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I love Cancun, but I wouldn’t go there for a honeymoon.  It just doesn’t have that romantic feel.  I’ve never been to Jamaica, but know people that have been.  They say to stay on the resort because it’s not very safe otherwise.  If I were you I’d look into other options.  Punta Cana maybe (Dominican Republic) or somewhere in the Bahamas.  Good luck!

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