(Closed) How many excursions???

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


Your planning is just like ours, except we only have one chilling out day, the rest is hiking or excursions or traveling to another part of the country. It will be busy, but I can’t imagine it any other way.

Post # 4
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@maybride53114:  My honest opinion is to wing it. I’ve had my best vacations when I was spontaneous. You know what they say about the best laid plans right? Wake up, see how you feel, and decide what you want to do based on that. The atmosphere may be different than you expect, different activities may appeal to you when you get there, and it is just much better to go with the flow.

I advocate some planning for “actual” trips, i.e. we must see this list of landmarks, but for an AI beach vacation? Just relax and figure it out when you get there! Pressure is never good on a vacation and it may not live up to your expectations that way. My husband hates when I try and fill every minute with “one of my plans” and I have learned to just do what we feel like doing 🙂

Post # 5
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@maybride53114:  where are you going?  is it a resort?  it sounds very busy to me.  i was exhausted after our wedding.  i just wanted to relax.

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

It’s really up to what you guys enjoy. We tried to strike a balance between relaxing time and activity time when on our honeymoon. We probably had a bit more relaxing time than what you’ve included in yours, but again — it’s really about your style and what you guys will enjoy most! Really, it’s your honeymoon…you can’t go wrong! 🙂


Post # 9
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Too many excursions in a row.

I’d do 1… maaaybe 2 excursions. They really are tiring.

Post # 10
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re not doing any excursions. If we get down there and see something we want to do, great, if not we don’t have to! I think you should wait and see what you feel like doing when you get there. 

Post # 11
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Mr TTR & I had a land & cruise Honeymoon.  We had a nice mix of active and quiet… fortunately for us we were able to do most of our things “on the fly” without too much notice / scheduling.  I think your Itinerary looks great but then again I am not a sit still sort of beach person when I am on vacation… I like to explore, see and experience as much as I can of any Destination.

But for our Honeymoon… there were many days we chose to do a half-day Excursion vs a full day one, just so we could have a more laid back approach (sleep in – have a leisurely meal… Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch – or Spa time etc)

We are night owls, and we also had an Aft Cabin on the ship… so we were literally burning the candle at both ends some days so as to take in the magnificent Sunrises & Sunsets.  Lol a nap somewhere in the day became part of our normal routine (lol, and as Honeymooners, there is no shame in that Wink *wink*)

Hope this helps,


Post # 12
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

excursions are tiring, i wouldnt plan that many – but then i like very relaxing holidays. after my wedding i was just exhausted and needed to chill out a bit

i agree with pp, make a list of places you want to see but don’t book anything and just wing it

Post # 13
6349 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@maybride53114:  Usually in a 2 week stay we will do 3 excursions, as we enjoy our chill out time. On honeymoon, we might do maybe 1 trip into town, and that’ll be it; we’ve done most things in Mexico (where we’re going) so are happy to just chill out.

I really think it depends on you as a couple TBH; that schedule would be way to much for me for a beach break, but, I’m not you 🙂

Post # 14
1227 posts
Bumble bee

@maybride53114:  I’d say it really depends on where you’re going and what excursions you are doing. 

We holiday at all-inclusives at least once a year, and the most we’ve ever done is one excursion.  The all day ones usually require you meeting your group at 8 or 9 in the morning, and you generally don’t get back to the resort until 5 or 6 pm.  It can be very exhausting.

I guess for us, the beuaty of a week at an all-inclusive is to be able to just chill, relax, nap on the beach, sneak back to the hotel for afternoon lovin’,  and just generally do nothing.  For us, a week full of excursions would defeat the purpose of that.


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