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

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m biased, but how about Brazil?  You can go to Rio if you want to relax/sightsee, or head over to the north of Brazil for more quieter beaches. 

February is summer in Brazil, so you have guaranteed good weather (north of Brazil is actually is summer year round).

If you want to go to the north of Brazil, places like Salvador, Porto Seguro, Porto de Galinhas, Maranhao, Maceio, Natal are awesome places.

The island of Fernando de Noronha would definitely fit your dream location (no resorts, only B&B’s, they have a tourist quota since it’s a preserved area, so it will never be too crowded, paradisiac location), but it’s quite expensive to get there — $6,000 is probably enough though.  (That’s my dream honeymoon location, but our budget was $3,000…  I went there when I was 4, and still have vivid memories of the place.  It’s incredible.)

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hahaha, finally read everyone else’s posts and other people have recommended Brazil!  Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions on it.  We’re staying here for our honeymoon, but it’s a standard resort, nothing small:  http://www.salinas.com.br/maragogi/pt/home/home.php

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Check into Hawaii – Feb would be the off season so you can get flights and hotel, etc cheaper.  My mom and I did a planning tour there in January – airfare was 600 something a person and we went on the week long cruise for 659 a person. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re doing a combo trip to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) and Machu Picchu (Peru) for our honeymoon.  You can definitely do one or the other for a week for under $6,000 total.  Check out http://www.latinamerica4less.com  they have great deals all over Central and South America.

Good luck!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We went to Curacao and it seems to fit your needs – we stayed at the Lodge Kura Hulanda and it was very secluded. Definitely not Americanized/touristy in my opinion (most of the other guests were from Europe or South America), and with an all-inclusive option + flights, it was around that price. We were definitely left alone – no weird activities, and we pretty much only talked to waitstaff + bartenders.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re going to the original Sandals Resort (The Carlyle Inn) in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It’s super small – they compare it to a bed and breakfast – and we paid under 3K for 7 days (including airfare. and it’s all inclusive) The best part is that we can eat at and use the amenities at the bigger resorts nearby, but we’re staying in a smaller resort.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Brazil’s language is Portuguese, not Spanish, so definitely no on that question 🙂  With English you can get around in big cities, like Rio, and most hotels should have staff that speak it.  So you’re probably ok with the resort as well. 

I’ve been to this other resort years ago:  http://www.transamerica.com.br/default.aspx?pageid=4706A53AA70AA58A5A58AA69A — they definitely know enough English there.  It was a bit more expensive than Salinas, which is why we didn’t go with it, but the hotel it’s on its own private island, and you can get bungalows right by the beach.  It’s gorgeous, and the food is incredible (it’s not all inclusive, if I remember correctly, breakfast and dinner was included, but not everything else).

Since the only thing on the island is the hotel, you can have as much quiet as you want, since it’s their own private beach.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would totally go to Margarita Island, Venezuela. Not far from Aruba an its supposed to be beuuuutiful!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I highly recommend the The Tides in Zihuatanejo.  We are doing Hawaii and was pleasantly surprised on how reasonable it could be based on hotels and islands.  Starwood has some great deals right now worth checking out and if you are a member on Gilt, their Jetsetter program has amazing deals but you have to check in daily which may not work for you based on when you want to book by.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Peru- Lake Titicaca and the Inca ruins in Cuzco even if you don’t make it to Machu Picchu (they had troubles last year on the Urubamba).  It’s an amazing country.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

oooh we considered margarita too!!

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