(Closed) Mexico or Hawaii, I can’t decide!

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where would you go??

    Secrets Maroma Beach

    A condo in Maui

  • Post # 3
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Hawaii is a lot less stress, so I personally would go with that.

    Post # 4
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    I would go with Mexico if you want to get the most for your money. Personally? I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, so I would postpone it until we had the extra cash 🙂

    Post # 5
    1919 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think for honeymoon I would go to mexico for all inclusive and be pampered and then go to hawaii at a later date when you have more money.

    Post # 6
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    You’re right…tough choice.  We just booked an amazing condo in Maui that is right on the ocean front for a pretty good deal.

    Post # 7
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We had the same dilemma… and we went with hawaii 🙂 

    Post # 8
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve been to both, for a honeymoon I’d do Mexico. Less glamorous, I know… But less effort. I don’t want to worry about driving around and having to find stuff while I”m on my honeymoon. I’d rather just belly up to the swim-up bar. 🙂

    Another thing to consider is that Hawaii is FAR, depending on where you’re starting. 7-8 nights is definately enough time for a long trip like that, but how much do you like planes? It’s 5 3/4 hours to Maui from San Francisco. If you’re coming from, say, New York, tack on 6 hours to get to the west coast.

    Either way, you’ll have an amazing time.



    Post # 9
    746 posts
    Busy bee

    I would go Mexico. Much shorter flight times, and with the all inclusive, you won’t be cooking your own food all week!

    Post # 10
    8734 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I used to go to Maui every spring with my family. We’d always stay in a condo (rather than a resort). I really liked it better.

    We could get fresh mangoes for breakfast, grill fish on the balcony, and it was really nice to have the extra space.

    The condo pool & beach were also a lot less crowded than the big resorts, but they were on the same path. So we could do a snorkeling excursion that left from one of the bigger resorts without having to drive.

    I LOVE Maui and I’ve always done staying in a condo. I feel like it is a fantastic way to do Hawaii.


    Post # 11
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We were in a similar predicament… and we chose Secrets Maroma, so I am biased!  But, it is our honeymoon and we wanted it to feel like luxury.

    I would suggest going to Hawaii maybe another time, but on a honeymoon, you probably just want to relax and be pampered.  This resort has such amazing reviews, I don’t think you can go wrong!

    Post # 12
    15278 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I know it’d be great to have an all inclusive at an amazing resort, but if you can’t get Hawaii out of your mind and really want to go there, I’d take this opportunity to go, even if its not as glamorous.  I mean, its STILL Hawaii!!! 

    I’d consider the following:
    How often would you be able to get 7-8 days off from work?  (Mexico could be an easy long weekend trip in the future and doen’t really require 7-8 days)
    When do you think you’d really realistically be able to save up and go on the dream Hawaii vacation?  Can you stand to wait?
    Do you want to relax on a beach and do nothing?  Or are you adventureous and want to do some activities. 

    Personally, I’d pick Maui/Hawaii hands down any day.  Its beautiful and easy to navigate since its a pretty small island.  You could do a fair amount of exploration and feel like you saw the whole island and still have time to relax.

    I’m sure either would be an amazing honeymoon though!  Good luck!

    Post # 13
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was in your same situation, Hawaii was a dream honeymoon and Mexico was way more bang for the buck.  We went to Mexico and unfortunatly I totally regret it….so I voted Hawaii!

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