Post # 1
My Fiance and I are maxed out on our budget, and we will end up spending our own money on the honeymoon. He wants to go to Thailand or Bora Bora, but im so scared to pick a place and end up in the wrong area! We arent looking to spend a fortune, any ideas on honeymoon locations out of US that we can do on a budget? We are an adventure seeking couple, but we want a little bit of romance! I am thinking i definately want a beach where we go though.
Post # 3
Have you considered Puerto Vallarta? I know that some people are afraid to travel to Mexico because of everything going on, but Puerto Vallarta is considered to be safe. It’s beautiful, relaxing and pretty inexensive. My Fiance and I were really considering it, but our our honeymoon will fall during their hurricane season.
Post # 4
Let Groupon and Living Social be your friend.
Post # 5
@NCPwedding- I have been looking at groupon, but alot of the trips have to be taken before my wedding date! I am scared if i wait until Nov/Dec to book it we wont get as good of a deal!! I am trying to get everything done before i go back to school in august, i am a full time student with a full time job so i wont have time to do much!
@lybarra- we have been to mexico before, and wanted to try something different!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Make hotwire and priceline your friend and be flexible with your honeymoon dates. I was able to secure the Westin on Hilton Head Island through Hotwire for $65 a night for the first week in June (I booked it back in January though.) I looked at adding a night to our reservation yesterday and it was going to cost $255! That’s almost double what I paid for two night.
I book hotels all the time through Priceline’s bid feature. I am usually able to get a three or four star hotel for well under $100 a night. This works best for big cities because you can narrow down what area of town you want to stay. For a beach vacation you could book a beachfront in Daytona Beach pretty reasonably (make sure you select 4 stars or better to get the nicest room for your honeymoon.)
Don’t forget to check last minute deals on both sites as well. You can get a good deal about 4-8 weeks before your planned honeymoon.
Groupon and Living Social are also nice just be careful to research the resort to make sure it’s not a timeshare. I almost bought one until I realized it was a timeshare resort and one of the conditions for the deal was to attend a timeshare presentation. No thanks!
***I’m a dork and just saw the out of the U.S. note. Have you checked Panama or Costa Rica? The Gamboa Spa & Resort in Panama was featured in the WSJ as the next big place to go. It looks sexy to me. http://www.gamboaresort.com/
Post # 7
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Or Costa Rica. They are an excellent “bang” for your Caribbean/beach vacation buck. =) Beautiful, Relaxing, and you can seek out adventure as often or as little as you’d like!
Also check out travelzoo.com.
Post # 9
I would definitely recommend Playa Mujeres in Mexico, the Excellence Playa Mujeres in particular. It was an amazing honeymoon for us, great room and good food and super relaxing and worked with our really right budget! 🙂