(Closed) Honeymoon help! We can’t decide

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We did Hawaii for our honeymoon (Maui, not Kauai), and it was absolutely amazing, but I can’t deny that it was very expensive and time-consuming to fly (not sure where you’re located), and meals were definitely expensive. We managed to stick to our budget, so it can be done. There’s a ton to do on the Hawaiian islands — especially Kauai and Maui — and when you’re there, you almost feel like you’re in a different country, with the convenience of staying within the United States. 🙂

I’ve been to the Virgin Islands on vacation before. Great beaches!

Post # 4
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1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Kauai is quite nice, but IMO not worth the length of flight. For me, the total travel time from Toronto was over 11 hours due to having to change in LAX. I’m not sure where you are, so it might be better for you. 

Pros of Kauai:

  • great canyon for hiking
  • safe
  • Hawaiian music

Cons of Kauai:

  • long flight
  • expensive
  • feels very American

The last point might not be a con for you. For me it was a con because it meant that Hawaii didn’t feel very special. It has close to the same culture as I could get by just driving over the border to the U.S. There is a very interesting Hawaiian culture, but it’s been kind of smothered by the American culture so you have to dig to find it. 

If I were you, I would pick something in the Caribbean other than Aruba. This is mainly because Aruba is quite dry and I like the wetter climates.

ETA: This isn’t meant to imply that I don’t like American culture. I just would like to experience a different culture after flying for 11 hours. 

Post # 6
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

St Thomas or St Martin/St Maarten!

Post # 7
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hawaii!! or puerto vallarta is beatiful too!

Post # 8
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@PitBulLover: Agree, this is totally where I would go!

Post # 9
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

St. Martin/Maarten is amazingly beautiful and gives you the feel of being in France or the Netherlands. MMMMM French Pastry on the beach! 

I am boycotting Aruba, as American women seem to keep getting killed there.

Post # 10
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

St. Thomas! That’s where we had our honeymoon. Love St. Thomas!! Not as pricey as Hawaii, and lots to do there. Beautiful beaches!!

Post # 12
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1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just need to say — Aruba is perfectly safe.  ONE woman (Natalie) went missing there, the other woman you may have heard about was the victim of the person she was with.  PLEASE don’t use random rumors as a reason not to visit.  It is AWESOME.

Anywho I have been to Aruba 5 times and I didn’t die ONCE.  

If it’s a Marriott time share, they are amazing.

 

Post # 13
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Lt.Columbo: “Anywho I have been to Aruba 5 times and I didn’t die ONCE.”

Hahaha! Well said. And glad you didn’t. 😉

Post # 15
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1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Grizz: As I said earlier — the person that is the suspect is a person she traveled with, not someone from Aruba.  She could have traveled with that guy anywhere.

Don’t go to Aruba, I don’t care, but you scare others by spreading this stuff.

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