(Closed) Honeymoon Tips-what to bring, Do's & Don't help

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Bring lingerie! I’m not usually a lingerie person because I feel like our romantic encounters are usually too spontaneous for me to interrupt it to put on something silly, but I bought some items for the honeymoon and brought them with us and it was really a lot of fun. It made the sexytime feel a little more special than our normal sexytime.

Post # 5
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with what was posted above! However, practically speaking- don’t forget to bring meds! I got a freakin earache and didn’t bring ear drops. Prepare ahead of time so you have no interruptions. Also, may want to consider bringing an anitbiotic.  A few friends got a UTI while on their honeymoon! That would certainly put a damper on thigs!

Post # 7
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try to exchange your American cash for pesos before you travel; you can exchange in the airport or the resorts but the exchange rate is not favorable at all, and you can pay for many things with American dollars in Mexico but you will get an even worse exchange rate.

Post # 8
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not sure how practical this is to take on your honeymoon, but I know a lot of people who travel to mexico bring bottled water so they don’t get sick from Mexico’s water ( we don’t have a strong immunity to the bacteria that is in it). Otherwise, you will have to be buying it the whole time you are there which could get costly.

Post # 9
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely bring the lingerie! 

I wore brought gold jewelery and silver jewelery…just something to switch it up but not over pack.

I brought flip flops for the beach and then Jack Rogers which could be casual or dressy…didn’t want to lug too many shoes around!

2 cover ups, just to switch it up.

Several dresses.

A journal to write down our adventures!!!!!

Post # 10
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Bring a beach tote! At an AI ressort, I never considered how useful it is to have a place to store your stuff but saw some others with a nice big tote for carrying a book, sunglasses, coverup, etc. Maybe if I had planned accordingly, I would not have lost my sunglasses at the pool. I also like to be sure to have enough bikinis and at least one that I feel super comfortable in. Dresses, dresses, dresses and powder to get rid of sand or sweat. Honestly, I love those jersey dresses or maxi dresses that can go from day to night so you have somethign to wear by the pool and can dress it up for dinner. Tell Darling Husband to pack at least one pair of chinos and real shoes as most ressorts have a fancy restaurant with a dress code, no shorts, no flip flops. I also took one pair of heels (wedges) for my honeymoon to feel like I was more dressed up. Finally, a waterproof camera and flotation device. I didn’t get the flotation device and was too nervous to take the camera on a boat in the ocean but we had lots of fun taking photos in the pool and under a waterfall on an excursion as well as on our parasailing adventure. 

Post # 11
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We just got back from our honeymoon a month ago.  we went to Playa Del Carmen.  It was amazing, and i used almost nothing that i packed! It was an allinclusive resort.  If we went again i would take flip flops, one dresier sandle and sneakers.  As for clothes, 1 casual outfit, 1 dress and 2 bathing suits and a coverup.  That’s all! I took a millon things, for different days and needed nothing.  We went to the mayan ruins, and i wore shorts, sneaks and a tank (they said to wear pants, don’t do it, it’s too hot and you can’t climb any of them anymore).  Dinner was the dress, and ever other moment we were in swimming clothes.  This was all i would have needed for 5 nights.  Sexy nighties of course.  You don’t need bottled water, the resorts provide them in your room and in the restaruants.  Bring your meds or vitamins or general bathroom supplies.  Bring aloe or whatever you use for sunburns, and bring ALOT of sunblock! My husband got sun burned and we spent 13 dollars for aloe. Bring bug spray. Bring dramamine if you’re prone to motion sickness.  We traveled for 23 hour to get to Playa from Maine.  I was sick most of it.   Bring ibuprofen.  Bring Antacids or pepto.  You’ll be eating a lot of new foods that may make you miserable.  BRING YOUR PILLOW!! bring a light sweater for while you’re in the ac in the airports or the plane.  bring empty ziplock bags for any wet clothes you’ll travel back with.  we didn’t have any issues with cash, but we needed more singles for tips and whatnot.  But, aside form all that, best advice is really less clothes than you think you’ll need.  We had so much fun just beside the pool or in the ocean, and we needed very little in the way of clothes for that.  Have fun!

Post # 12
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hey!! Just got back from vacay yesterday and I agree with ev thing Future Tompkins wrote. We were in Cancun and I didn’t think to bring a sweater because I’m hot natured. Restaurants and hotel were freezing. Our hotel provided sunscreen but the sun is every different down there so bring a lot. I would also tan (bottle, spray or bed) a few times if you burn easily. 

Bring a small plastic container to collect sand. We are pouring it into a clear glass ornament. πŸ™‚ (We plan on doing this for ev beach we visit). And bring plastic zip bags (for shells) and larger ones for wet laundry. Bring a hat (each of you) and an extra pair of cheap sunglasses. We lost our in the ocean the first day and the hotel only sold brands like Prada. Ugh. We had to go into town. At least 2 swimsuits for you both but especially you. Womare get UTI’s very easily with wet swim bottoms. And maybe some playing cards or a travel sized board game to just have something extra. I also recorded in my phone favorites about our trip to compliment photo book I’ll have made. 

Water in bottles were everywhere and we used the hotel water many times with no issue. Hotels are filtered. Have a really great time. 

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