(Closed) Honeymoon ideas

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I recommend Tahiti every time. It’s relaxing, beautiful, and the perfect place to unwind. 

I guess it depends what you want to do on your honeymoon. You said not spend a lot of time in a big city, okay… but does that translate to sitting on an island, on a beach, in the hot sun, swimming in the ocean, drinking pretty drinks? If so, then I can’t recommend Tahiti enough. We did 11 days on Moorea in an over water bungalow, and dream every day of going back. 

I haven’t been to Greece in August/September but I think there was just another thread that said August was a nightmare with loads of people. September started thinning out some but still lots and lots of people. I think – someone with experience will tell us!

Post # 3
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Worker bee

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ofthefirstwater :  We’re honeymooning in Greece beginning around Labour Day wknd! My fiancé had never been, and I have.  In my opinion, it’s the perfect mix of relaxation and beach time, history, culture, and great food. You may feel it’s somewhat similar To Italy, given that it is still in Europe… However I’ve been to both Italy and Greece and found them to be quite different in overall feel and culture. Santorini is truly breathtaking, and a dream honeymoon destination. Good luck-feel free to PM if you have any questions about Greece! Xxx Happy Planning!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Northern Croatia would give you a mix of stunning hill towns and small charming seaside towns, loaded with history, a strong food culture, local wine & gourmet food producers, art, etc.  And much less crowded than Greece.  Weather is wonderful in early September.  

This part of Croatia is called Istria (or Istrian peninsula).  Some of the nice towns are Novigrad, motovun, Groznjan “village of artists”, Rovinj and more. In this region some Italian and Slovenian towns are easily accessible too, such as Trieste, Kopoer, Piran.  A bit of a drive, but could easily be included if desired is Plitvice Lakes national park in Croatia. 

Accessible airports for flying into are Venice or Trieste, Italy.  Pula, Croatia.  From NY I think you can fly non stop to Venice, then ferry to Piran or Rovinj which takes about 3 hours. This region is incredibly affordable compared to some more western or Northern European destinations.  It is also less crowded than the Dalmatian coast further south in Croatia.  The big cruise ships do not go to Istria, which makes a big difference.  The area is soooooooo honeymoon-y to me.

Another thought is Portugal.  

Nothing wrong with Greece either.

With only 12 days including travel time I would zero in on destinations that are not that difficult or time consuming to reach.

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Greece is unlike any other place we’ve visited. Santorini was beautiful, but verrrry crowded- we also went in September. Definitely romantic and a great honeymoon spot! It is nothing like Positano, or the Amalfi coast, so I don’t think you will find them too similar. Greece can be really affordable, too. You can splurge on a really posh hotel or find something super cheap depending on what you are looking for.

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Sugar bee

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ofthefirstwater :  Sounds like a great decision! Have a blast planning!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Greece is wonderful but I would avoid Santorini in the summer – it is horrendous. Milos, Ios, Naxos are all beautiful, Mykonos too – I would highly recommend but honestly, we had the worst time in Santorini (June) and would definitely not recommend. Everywhere else in Greece tht we went was wonderful – people super friendly, great value, delicious food, amazing scenery. Santorini was incredibly crowded, expensive, (did I mention busy) and we really felt treated like just another number whereas everywhere else the hospitality was incredible. 

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Newbee

French Polynesia is unlike any other place in the world (except maybe Fiji or Maldives). It’s definitely not the same as Hawaii and is even better in my opinion. I frequently say it’s the “best place in the world” 🙂  We started planning our next trip the day we got back from our honeymoon in Bora Bora. I can’t wait to check out Taha’a the next time we go in addition to a 2nd stay in BB. The blue water, over water bungalows, and snorkeling were just unmatched. Plus it was all so romantic. Our travel agent did an amazing job w/the trip too.

 

While Santorini is also incredibly beautiful, the other islands have their own charm and give you more of a sense of the Greek culture. It seems like you could never get sick of going there b/c there are so many options. We are going to Athens/Milos/Santorini next year and chose this combination b/c we knew each place would be so different than the others.

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