Post # 1
My fiance and I are looking for the perfect destination for at least a 7 night honeymoon. These are the things we are looking for:
– white sand, clear water
– beautiful (modern would be nice) resort on the beach (not a skyrise hotel)
– all-inclusive is nice, but not required
– dining options (not just 1 restaurant in or near the resort)
– nightlife and/or casino options on the resort or nearby
– anywhere but Mexico, St. Lucia, Aruba, Bahamas, Grand Cayman (been there already and want to try something new!)
– adult oriented would be nice, but doesn’t have to be adults only resort
– estimated total honeymoon budget is about $5K
Any help, ideas, suggestions for places or resorts would be greatly appreciated. I hope to hear back from some of you. Thank you!!
Post # 3
This is what we are looking for as well! Anxious to see replies.
We’ve been to St.Marteen, we loved it and same as you want somewhere different. We stayed at Maho Sonesta, I wouldn’t recommend it. But if you stay on the french side it was beautiful (we went for a day) lots of restaurant options etc. During the day we bought buckets of beer, I think 5 corona for around $20. Not sure pricing otherwise.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
How about Turks and Cacos (spelling?) or Anguilla? I haven’t been there but people love them both!
Post # 5
Ive heard that Sandals St. Lucia is amazing!
Post # 6
What about Belize? They have some fabulous beach resorts. I’ve been to one that was all inclusive called Jaguar Reef (only one dining option there though). There are also lots of smaller islands you can go to which are private and adult oriented.
Post # 8
Thanks all for the suggestions! I forgot to mention that we have also been to Belize.
I have been looking into SO many places: Jamaica, St. Martin, Hawaii, Bali, Ibiza, Italy/Greece, African coast islands, and Australia. We want to be able to relax on the beach or by a nice pool with a swim up bar, but also have access to some beach bars, casinos, party boats, and/or nightclubs (for the few nights we want to socialize).
I think Aruba seems to fit the bill but I don’t want to go somewhere I’ve already been to. Jamaica also seems to be plausible, but it is so easily accesible that I’d prefer to visit somewhere I may never see again in my life. We’ve been on 2 cruises, and probably will cruise more, so I am sure we will see Jamaica at some point in the future.
Are Antigua, Anguilla, and Turks & Caicos sleepy islands? Or do they happen to have some nightlife? Does anyone have suggestions for particular resorts at these locations or the locations I’ve listed above?
Again, thanks for all the help! It’s so much fun researching but I want to get input from others.