(Closed) Honeymoon Suggestions : )

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The Caribbean is a great option. We went to Aruba and loved it! But Maui, Hawaii has been my favorite vacation ever! And I’ve been to a lot of Caribbean islands. The bummer about Hawaii is that they don’t have all inclusives. But you can stay in a hotel that has a kitchen in the room and cook “cheap” meals, or go out to restaurants.

Other good Caribbean locations that I’ve been to are Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands, Belize, and Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico, which is gorgeous and has a lot of fun excersions you can do!

Finding somewhere for $2,000 might be hard, we paid $5,000 for our week in Aruba at the fanciest all inclusive for reference.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@Kms415:  Couples just opened a resort in Barbados.  I was curious, so I priced a week out in late June and it was $2500 for the whole week in the most basic room! 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are going to Couple in Negirl, Jamaica.    We are going for 8 nights, a room on the beach, airfare, taxes, gratuities, and airport transfers included for $3,000!   Maybe you could look into their, cut back a few nights and do the garden rooms to get within your budget?    My travel agent has been there 9 times and absolutely loves it.  

Couple things that may or may not work for you but we loved:  couples only (so no “springbreakers”) she said still usually a great crowd and they keep the nightclub open until everyone is gone regardless of time; adults only which was a must for us; and it is close to a nudiest resort and the beach is clothing optional which most people chose not too.

Congrats and good luck finding something!

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Kms415:  You can certainly be within your budget with a cruise that departs from Baltimore. There are Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruises that departs from Baltimore multiple times per year. This means no airfare required.

I take a cruise at least once a year, and our honeymoon will be on one as well. This is how I know about the Baltimore departures, even though I have never departed from there.

They go places like Nassau, Bermuda, Cozumel, St. Maarten, Jamaica, and even Canada.

You will have the time of your life cruising!

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There are lots of great options in the Caribbean. Also, since you’re in MD Bermuda is a great option. I’m not sure of flight costs, but my stepsis took a cruise from MD to Bermuda (no airfare!) and she said it was fabulous (but I don’t know if a cruise is appealing to you guys or not…).

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If you’re going in early July 2014 then you’re smack in the middle of off-season for the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. You’re pretty much going to have your pick of places for that time. I’ve found us deals for under $2000 at uber-fancy resorts at the very tail end of low season/beginning of high season. 

Basically for the region you’re looking at, the best websites are cheapcaribbean.com, bookit.com and allinclusiveoutlet.com. 

I’d recommend the Riviera Maya or DR, specifically the Samana region over Punta Cana-but honestly, you can’t go wrong with Mexico. The further down you go away from Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the less crowded the beaches will be and you’ll have the opportunity to do cultural stuff related to the Mayan civilization if you get bored with just beach stuff. 

Since you’re traveling during off-season, buy trip insurance. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Kms415:  We’re in DE so I know all about that yucky chesapeake water Wink

we’re flying out of BWI and going to Punta Cana (all-inclusive) in the DR. We’re leaving Monday and coming home Friday. We booked through a travel agent in Aberdeen, we didn’t have to go there for anything. She was great! Our trip is around $2100 total for the both of us!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The two that I found running a deal during Thanksgiving that seemed pretty good were the Catalonia Royal Tulum and the Valentin Imperial Maya. Both are very highly rated adult-only AI on TripAdvisor and I really regret not buying the deal because it would have cost us approximately $1800-$1900 for 7D/6N*! I’ve since found even better deals on the Bahia Principes in the Samana district of DR, esp. their Cayo Leventado property (seriously, google that shit) for 8D/7N during Thanksgiving holiday week. 

When I went to Playa del Carmen it was because my mom had won her national sales award again, and it was her recognition trip and since it was scheduled during my birthday she and my dad paid for ticket/stay at the resort her company had picked out. I forget which one it was.  

Honestly, if I can find these deals at the very start of “peak” season during a holiday week…I think you’ll be fine. 

*that said, we live in a major metro area with 3 big airports, so prices from our neck of the woods are always available on deal sites. YMMV. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Kms415:  I’m so sorry, I totally forgot to respond! Her name is Michele Daneker (she’s from All Sights Travel) her email is: [email protected] and her office # is 410-569-0400 🙂

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