(Closed) How did you pick your honeymoon location?

posted 12 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, we picked our honeymoon location by the simple fact that we have A- no money to go on a honeymoon and B- no time to spend on a honeymoon. Thus, 3 days and 2 nights of camping. Whoo.

Post # 4
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2472 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our requirements were:

  1. Tropical/beach/sunny
  2. Hilton hotel
  3. Somewhere we’ve never been before

My Fiance has tons of Hilton points from travelling, so our goal was to basically pay for our honeymoon stay with Hilton points and frequent flyer miles.  We decided on Cabo San Lucas, Mexico because the Hilton resort is supposed to be awesome there.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re going to Las Vegas.  We both aren’t big fans of sitting on the beach doing nothing vacations (because we don’t love the beach), but we also don’t like sight-seeing very busy vacations (because we are at heart lazy).  So we thought Vegas was a good combination of eating at good restaurants, seeing some shows, and hanging out in a fabulous hotel room.  Perfect!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

We’re going to Costa Rica.  Our honeymoon requirements:

– direct flight on Continental from Houston (we’re using miles and did not want to deal with layovers and connecting flights)

– somewhere beachy where we can do a little bit of something and a lot of nothing

And viola – Costa Rica it is!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i said since i have to make most of the decisions for the wedding, he has to pick the honeymoon. i’m so sick of decisions! we agreed that we both just wanted to do nothing but relax, which pretty much said beach to us, and he went with it. he picked a cruise.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think we’re going with Costa Rica.  Our requirements were:

1. Somewhere that would be okay in June (we’re leaving right after the wedding)

2. Somewhere with a beach

3. Somewhere we haven’t been yet

4. Somewhere that combines adventure and relaxation

5. Not too “tourist-y”

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’ve also talked about Costa Rica. Have any of those of you who are planning on Costa Rica, I thought it was rainy season there in June/July?

My Fiance is supposed to be planning the honeymoon once we decide on a location. We’re kinda all over the place. We started with Thailand or Peru, then moved to Rio or a three day European adventure. Now we are trying to set a reasonable budget, so I think we are thinking Central America and/or Eastern Caribbean. I didn’t really want to go to the Caribbean because I wanted something more exotic. Now I think we’re going to end up somewhere a lot closer to home just because of budget.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@whitesonnet: I’m not sure what TexasMeredith heard, but I heard it’s kinda like South Florida in the summer.  It *could* rain and if it does, it will downpour for 15 minutes and be done with.  I also heard that the jungles, trees, etc. are especially lush as it is their “green” season.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Oh the jealousy! Greece (or Vienna) has always been my dream Honeymoon. I think I’ve read Mrs. Star’s blogs a zillion times. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to be able to swing it with our budget, although my Future Mother-In-Law is amazing at planning cheap trips. Maybe for our 1yr?

I think we’re going to Aruba. We def want to sit on a beach & just chill for a week or so. September is smack in the middle of hurricane season & Aruba’s supposed to be a pretty safe bet. It’s also a short flight for us and reasonably priced. We had 4 weddings in Aug-Oct and they all went there and had an amazing time.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was adament about not going anywhere near Hurrican alley in September, so Europe was kind of an obvious choice for us.  We’re taking a Med cruise so that we can do a blend of beachy lounging and action-packed itinerary.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Ours took no thought.  My uncle called and said, “Would you like a cruise for your wedding present?” And we said, yes please!  When picking which crusie to go on, we picked one leaving from our city so we had no additional travel.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2021

We decided to go to Excellence Playa Mujeres.

Our requirements:

-Beach

-All-inclusive/adults only

-Reasonably priced airfare & limited travel time

-Good online reviews or feedback from friends

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We want a beach location with diving and snorkeling. All-inclusive and not 12 hours in an airport. We’ve decided on Cozumel and the Wyndham Aura Cozumel Grand Bay which is a small boutique all-inclusive.

I can’t wait to go to Greece! My Fiance spent a semester there in college.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@hotchildinthecity and @WhiteSonnet  – I’ve heard that Coasta Rica can be a lot more rainy than South Florida in June/July. We were there in late May this year and the locals kept telling us that we were lucky to just miss the rainy season. They said it can rain almost all day on the beach. We were in the North by Guancaste/Playa Hermosa. Just a thought!

We already had our World Cup trip booked (we had been saving up since we started dating) so we figured it’d be an easy transition to a honeymoon!

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