(Closed) Interesting, Upbeat Honeymoon Ideas?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lindseynicole:  how far do you want to travel?  how long do you have?  if you have more than 2 weeks, i would suggest going to europe (london, paris, rome, spain).

if you only have a week, i would suggest going to the riviera maya.  there are so many things to do; water sports (snorkling, scuba diving), culture and history (chichen itza, tulum), adventure parks, shopping, etc.  also, there are many amazing all-inclusive resorts that have amazing beaches, services, food, etc.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Like mypinkshoes said, there are tons of activities you can do in many beach locations. I would recommend going to Cancun, Cozumel or Playa Del Carmen (Riviera Maya.)

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think it really just depends upon what your idea of interesting and upbeat is. Do you want outdoor adventure? Then Costa Rica may be a good fit. Picture perect scenery? What about the Greek Islands? Something a little closer to home? As the other posters stated,  Mexico is a fantastic option. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lindseynicole: You want to go to Disney Land, why not head over to France? You can stay there for a few days, but then also see Paris and perhaps drive around a little – it’s not that long a drive to get down to the Mediterranean! Plus, you can easily head over to surrounding countries. You can get tickets for the two of you for just over $2000, and the rest can be used for accommodation (check Air B&B) and fun stuff! So much better than spending 2 weeks on the beach, at least that’s my opinion. 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Im a big fan of cruises and we’ll be taking a 7 day cruise for our honeymoon to Nassau, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk for approx $1900, not inlcuding gas to drive to port/park. I like cruises because I can still get some beach time but have a TON of other things to do. I can’t lay on a beach for a week either so this was a perfect fit for us!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lindseynicole:  the resort areas are safe along the riviera maya.  typically it’s the tourists looking for trouble that get into trouble (if you know what i mean).  i have a house a few hours from there so i am there all of the time.  i have never had an issue.

as any place you travel, be safe, stay alert and travel smart. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A few years ago I went on a mediterranean cruise (Venice Italy, Croatia, Greece) and it was spectacular because everytime you get off the boat, you’re in a new place. I think the ones in Europe that go to Ireland, London, and Scotland would be equally neat. 

 

Otherwise, here are some of my favorite places I’ve ever been:

1 – Italy (Venice and Florence)

2 – Austria (Vienna and Salzburg)

3- South Africa  (if you want to go on an epic safari, go to Arathusa Game Reserve south of Kruger national park. It’s “lion country” and we saw 16 in 3 days!)

4 – Kyoto, Japan

 

feel free to ping me for more. All of these places were way better than a beach vacation and have beautiful photography, great food, and interesting historic or adventure things to do. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mypinkshoes:  thisthisthis! In mexico you can do the beach thing, but also explore ancient ruins and jungles and stuff.

Also it’s not beachy but Kyoto is super romantic and there’s a ton of exciting stuff to do. (Had proposal vacation there.) 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also have traveled a lot and can’t just lay around so we did Hawaii for our honeymoon, and either Riviera Maya or Belize for our 1 year anniversary, which is also because we are big scuba divers. My dream travels that also have both relaxing and adventuring elements are the Virgin Islands, a cruise, Greek Islands, Croatian coast, Thailand, and an African safari.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would recommend Thailand, Croatia and New Zealand! All places that are beautiful and you could relax on the beach but also a lot of other stuff to do. Let me know if you want any recommendations on what to do there. 

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