(Closed) Honeymoon Ideas–This may be a challenge :)

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just an idea – Barbados, Key West, Hawaii is always an option…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So here’s my question: do you want to go to a new country, or a new location?

I know you have Honduras on that list of “outs”, but if you are willing to see a different side (Carribean island life, supposed to be culturally pretty different from the mainland), I may be going to your perfect place, check it out: http://www.utilarental.com/

I totally get you, though, we were all over the place on Honeymoons.

What we ended up doing is just surfing for HOURS on vrbo.com and found a private house. There were also a ton of neat places in Panama, and that’s where we would probably be going if we hadn’t stumbled upon the perfect place for us (see above).

In Mexico, I think your best bet would be a private house rental in Zihuatanejo. It is right next to Ixtapa, a giant resort town, but Zihuat is a real town that still maintains a lot of authenticity. This is where we stay when we go: http://www.casaazul-zihuatanejo.com/. The trip would come in way under $6000 in Zihuat, more like $2500.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Have you thought about staying within the US? That would probably cut down on costs. What about California or Florida? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I was just coming here to suggest Zihuatenejo as well! Perfect for what you are looking for. 

In the Caribbean, I really like Anguilla, and  have heard that Dominica is nice and not too  touristy. 

If you are more adventurous, how about Cartagena? It is at the top of Fiance and my lists.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Have you looked at Continental’s direct flight into Tegucigalpa from Houston? We are leaving Sacramento at 12:30 am Sunday night (Monday morning) and catching the 6 am (or 6:30 am or something) Monday morning flight from Houston to Teguc. We are then catching a flight with a little rinky dink operation called Aerolineas SOSA (Spanish only website, cross fingers for me!) to Utila, but they fly all over the country, and there are more options if you want to try Roatan.

I can’t remember where in particular we liked in Panama, but we looked at the Pacific coast and the Pearl Islands.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

What about Brazil or Argentina?  Also awesome honeymoon locations.  If memory serves, things are super cheap once you get there.  You just need to find cheap flights. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Another thought: if you want to go super adventurous (only in the sense that it is illegal though you don’t really get in trouble), you could fly to Mexico City or something and catch a flight to Cuba. We looked into that, but the planning was a bit of a pain. You’ve got lots of time, so you could look into that.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Cartagena is in Colombia, which i know might scare people off. But it is on the caribbean, and seems to have a sophisticated, old world feel to it with great architecture, restaurants and night life.

Zihuatenejo is just really laid back, and it is also easy to get too. There are non stop flights between Houston(and probably other cities) and Ixtapa which is 10 minutes away. It was probably the most relaxing vacation I have ever taken, and didn’t feel completely disconnected from Mexico as you might in more of a resort town.

Anguilla is a gorgeous island-amazing beaches. It has upscale resorts, but still has a very relaxed feeling. My friend has a house there so i have’nt stayed at a hotel. You can fly into Anguilla or St Martin and take a short ferry ride.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

what about brazil?

we are going to curacao and i am super excited.. they have a breezes but really thats the only big, all inclusive on the island.  we are staying at the lodge location of this place: www.kurahulanda.com

my cousin just went to an island off mexico and loooved it.. sounds right for you.. um what was the name?? i thiiiink it was isla holbox.  she said it was amazing.

we had also been looking into st. lucia but we are going in october so we were afraid of hurricanes. but that island is supposed to be gorgeous.

i second key west if you want to stay in US.. you can hit up all the keys.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what about somewhere in Asia? you might lose a day traveling but it’s a great time of the year to check out India or Thailand, for example. Even if you end up spending about 2K on flights, you would be living really really luxuriously on 4K for one week! (to give you some perspective- mid range hotel, plus big meals, tours etc. in India is about 40 USD/ day for 2 people)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d consider Chile, Argentina or Brazil. I’ve been looking into all three for our honeymoon (we want to be non-resort) and all have a good mix of options for city life and outdoorsy stuff. We’re hoping to do a wine tour, some hiking, and explore a new city.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

She only has 7-8 days-I would say Asia is out, and I would avoid going too deep into S America.

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