(Closed) Honeymoon suggestions please

posted 12 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are going to Sandals in Jamaica — Ocho Rios — you really got a lot for your Money!  We got 7 nights in a private suite with a pool and butler service for $3035 — total for both of us!  That includes all food and drinks! 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

If you decide to stay in St. John, it depends on what you’re looking for–eco-chic camping style or romantic bungalo tucked away in the woods.  The best (and almost the only) resort on island is Caneel Bay–very gorgeous with gardens, spa, and fancy restaurants, but resorts are just not my style.  If it were me, I’d want the privacy of a house and the freedom to roam, so I’d rent a small cottage, esp. one with a hot tub.  It gives you the option of cooking at home some nights, skinny dipping without fear, etc.  I like the hippy feel of the east end of the island better (Coral Bay, not Cruz Bay).  Please feel free to message me if you would like any specific suggestions.  My family’s house is too large for a couple, but it gives you an idea of the views on the Coral Bay side:

 http://www.stjohndrakesview.com/island.php

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Short plane trip was one of our criteria too –

we’re doing 10 days here:

Excellence Riviera Cancun 

Though we’re flying in August on a weekday there is not non-stop flights to Cancun from Minneapolis so we will have a lay over maiking travel time about 7 hours in total (normlly non stop would be 3 for me) 

 

Post # 20
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Newbee

Try the Algarve in the southern part of Portugal.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I would definitely consider either Costa Rica (beautiful beaches, great hiking and nature, and it’s famous for the ziplines!  CR is not as touristy as other sun destinations, although it’s becoming more popular) or the south of France (day trip to Monaco if you go to the south of France)!  Portugal would be another consideration – it’s not quite as expensive and touristy as the rest of Europe.  Another spot I’ve been to and loved was the southern tip of Spain, right near Gibraltar.  There are a lot of beautiful hotels there, great golf courses, swimming, you can do a day trip to Gibraltar, and you can even catch a ferry ride to Morocco (just 15 km away across the water – it’s so cool, you can see Africa from your hotel.)

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Second – and thirding Costa Rica

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Are you guys planning to relax or do you like adventure??

We chose Costa Rica because we wanted tropical, but we’re afraid the Carribean would be too boring.

We loved our B&B in Tamarindo and would highly recommend it!  We flew through Atlanta to Libiria (much smaller and more pleasant airport than San Jose – plus you don’t have to deal with the city) and it was only about 7 hours total.

We relaxed on the beach, surfed, sunset snorkeling catamaran, deep sea fishing, zip line through the top of the jungle, volcanic mud baths, natural hot springs, and all day spa retreat in the mtns, 4 wheeling, etc.  There were many things we didn’t do!

Let me know if you want any additional info about where we stayed.  I’m a HUGE fan of B&B’s 🙂  They are so small and cozy and the owners are awesome at making sure you don’t miss anything 🙂

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

What time of year will you be traveling? There are tons of places in the caribbean (turks and caicos, st barts, st kitts, st lucia), except during hurricane season. We recently just booked our honeymoon to Greece (Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini)…plenty of beachtime there plus the chance for other activities. We’re flying from JFK, and the total trip is about 11-12 hours. Bora Bora is obv. once-in-a-lifetime. Also want to echo Croatia, which is CHEAP (I don’t think they are on the euro yet) and just beautiful. Hawaii is far from NYC, but quintessential honeymoon if that’s what you are looking for.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee

Jilian-  I am going to Costa Rica for my honeymoon in July, any suggestions you have on the must sees and do’s while we are there would be appreciated!!  Thanks!!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

FurtureMrs – I sent you a private message.  Hopefully you’ll get it! 

I just want to warn you since when I went to that page I discoved a message that was sent to me almost two months ago that I didn’t know about 🙂

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What about Portugal or the Azores?  They tend to be cheaper than much of western Europe and a bit off the beaten track? 

Guadeloupe and Martinique are great if either of you speak French (not a ton of Americans head that way)

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