Post # 1
We had our honeymoon booked for last year to Mexico through Southwest Vacaitions, and had to reschedule for this summer due to COVID. We are looking to go in July or August and since we waited so long to rebook, it is starting to become somewhat out of budget. We are looking for a 5 night stay somewhere that is under or around $3K. We are open to going to Mexico or anywhere in the United States.
If any of you have ideas or experiences please share!
Would love if you have any specific resort, hotel, activity or resturaunt reccomendations as well!
Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
I see that you updated your post! Makes more sense to me now.
Depending on where you are flying from, you can definitely do an all inclusive near Cancun/Riviera Maya/Playa del Carmen for around $3K. There are so many cost effective resorts in that area that you can find one to suit your needs.
What kind of stay are you looking for? Relaxed? Active? Are you really into good food and drink? Do you plan to explore or just want to stay on resort property?
Post # 3
Northern California wine country is beautiful with lots to do (assuming you like wine:)). It’s expensive, but if you do your research you can probably find less expensive places to stay (via AirBnb, VRBO, etc.) and to do wine tastings. A walk through the CIA in Napa or St. Helena is free. You could do a day & night in San Francisco and explore some of its highlights, like Alcatraz (tickets for that–especially the night tour, which is great–sell out far ahead). If you’re outdoorsy, consider one of the national parks out west – Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Bryce, and Zion are all gorgeous, but will be very busy in the summer, most likely. Glacier is also gorgeous and generally less busy, I think. If you don’t mind the heat, Arizona/New Mexico would be fun. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Saguaro National Park, both in Tucson, are really cool. So many cool places to choose from!
Post # 4
Look on cheapcaribbean.com or vacationexpress.com. They have great all inclusive trips. I’ve used vacationexpress via an in person travel agent and it went smoothly. The only issue is that the flight was on a budget, charter airline and our flight kept getting pushed back so bigger airlines could take off first. It was a direct flight so not a huge deal..just inconvenient.
Post # 5
I’m a sightseeing type of person rather than a resort one, so I’m an advocate for spending time exploring cities or countries on a honeymoon. But since it appears that you want a resort type of honeymoon, let me suggest Maine for July or August. The weather there in the summer is among the best in the country, there are numerous opportunities for watersports, hiking, and even beaches. The scenery is gorgeous.
Post # 6
There are a lot of places doing low cost trips right now to help compensate for the loss over the past year, I was looking at the US Virgin Islands and was surprised at how affordable they were! My coworker just got back from Cabo and said things were fairly priced. It just depends on your budget!
We did Clearwater Beach Florida for our honeymoon back in 2016, mainly cause we had to be in Orlando a few weeks after our wedding for a sporting event so we just made a long trip of it, and that was really cost effective, also the last vacation we took before the pandemic was to Kona Hawaii, which was amazing!!! We stayed at Kona Magic Sands… the views are unbelievable, unobstructed views, and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean, and the restaurant on site is amazing, it’s not a super glam place by any means, but the views and hospitality are worth a lot more than the cost https://www.konacoastvacations.com/neighborhoods/kona-magic-sands/?resort_area_id=8175
Post # 7
I know you mentioned either the USA or Mexico, but have you looked into other Caribbean destinations?
My husband and I have had our eyes on the below resort in the Domincan Republic.
It is adults only, all inclusive, 5 stars, etc. & is in your price range.
5 nights at the beginning of August (there is a promo code out right now), starts at $1,500. The most expensive room, which is an ‘excellence club’ beachfront honeymoon swim up, is only $2,500.
My husband and I also looked into the EXACT SAME RESORT in Mexico, and it was significantly more expensive.
Post # 8
What about Sayulita? It’s an awesome Pacific beach town in Mexico. It’s much cheaper and authentic than the big resort areas. And it’s completely safe. There are many cute boutique hotels, but we stayed at the Amor for a wedding and it was great.
Cartagena is magical and very affordable. Check out the 36 Hours in Cartagena article in the NY Times for a glimpse. I can elaborate if that peaks your interest.
Post # 9
book it! I’ve stayed there it’s great!
Post # 10
Not sure where you’re flying from but don’t rule out the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is amazing and Dominican is cheaper to fly to from the east coast!