(Closed) Poll: Where are you honeymooning?

posted 11 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Destination: Panama (one night in Miami- hotel tbd)

Resort: Varied

What kind of room? Over water bungalows, jungle B and B, and a Marriott in Panama City.

How many days? 14 days

How much will it cost you? $3-4000 (we also used airline mies to get First Class tics- first class tickets would have cost us over $3,000)

Where are you travelling from? San Francisco

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Post # 18
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Destination: Punta Cana, DR

Resort: Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa

What kind of room? Platinum suite – Includes All Food & Drink

How many days? 8 Days

How much will it cost you? $1700 (We got our airline tickets with our airline miles)

Where are you travelling from? Philadelphia

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Destination: Road trip from Los Angeles up thru Napa and down through Yosemite ( we are leaving in January)

Resort: little B&B’s, generic hotels we can use our points on. Our big Splurge is the Awahnee at Yosemite, but we are also staying at the Madonna Inn, Dr. Wilkinsons in Napa and Deetjens in Big Sur. I CAN’T WAIT!

What kind of room? All kinds, mostly standard rooms, although I made a point to tell all of them that we are on our honeymoon.  

How many days? 2 weeks! our longest vacation together ever!

How much will it cost you? Not quite sure yet, because we used hotel points at some of the places it differs but most of the rooms average between $150-200 a night.

Where are you travelling from? Starting at home in Thousand Oaks, CA

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

Destination:Koh Racha and Bangkok, Thailand

Resort: The Racha (on Koh Racha) and President Solitare Hotel and Spa (Bangkok)

What kind of room?: The Racha- Deluxe Pool (has a private plunge pool!) and Bangkok- an upgraded standard (can’t remember the name)

How many days?: 12

How much will it cost you? Roughly $6k (haven’t booked our flights yet, but righ tnow they’re hovering around $1500/each) + food/excursions/etc

Where are you travelling from? Los Angeles

Just thinking about it makes me so excited!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Destination: Greece (Athens, Santorini, Crete)

Resort:

Athens: Central Hotel and Omiros Hotel (CH is more stylish but the staff is snobbish, OH was more reasonably price with friendly staff, but plain decor)

Santorini: Artemis Villas (highly recommend. Stay in Imerovigli, not in Fira or Oia)

Crete: Amphora Hotel in Chania (highly recommend if you can get one of their best rooms – the cheaper ones are so-so, but the staff is nice and you get a discount at the restaurant below, which is pretty tasty. All the hotels on the old harbor seemed nice) 

What kind of room? Standard, moderately priced

How many days? 18

How much did it cost you? ~$8000, including $3200 for airfare. We splurged on food.

Where are you traveling from? PDX

We had a blast! Don’t stay in Athens more than two days, and do it at the end. Santorini was nice, but spendy and kind of boring. The beaches aren’t very good, and neither is most of the food. Visiting wineries, sunbathing, and watching the sunset is about all there is to do – unless you want to buy crappy souvenirs. Go, but only for about 4 days. We loved Chania, and Crete overall!!! The beaches are fantastic, the food is great, everything is much less expensive, and the sunsets are just as great. We wished we had more time to explore the island.

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Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Destination: Cabo San Lucas

Resort: Villa Del Parmer <–Spelling?

What kind of room? ummm… felt like a mini apartment. one bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living and dining room

How many days? One week

How much will it cost you? This was a gift from the bridal party

Where are you travelling from? Bay Area, Ca

 

I miss it We went in Sept.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Destination: Cabo San Lucas

Resort: Villa Del Parmer <–Spelling?

What kind of room? ummm… felt like a mini apartment. one bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living and dining room

How many days? One week

How much will it cost you? This was a gift from the bridal party

Where are you travelling from? Bay Area, Ca

 

I miss it We went in Sept.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Destination:  Cairo, Egypt and Cyprus

Resort:

What kind of room? Marriott on the Nile in Cairo, and two resorts- one in Southern Cyprus, one in Northern Cyprus (there’s a UN border zone between the two halves)

How many days?  13 days

How much will it cost you?  Only a few thousand.  We got the plane tickets with frequent flyer points and the hotels (especially in Northern Cyprus) are very reasonable.  

Where are you travelling from?  Washington, DC

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Destination: Alaska

Resort: Probably a Holland America cruise

What kind of room? The nicest we can afford (likely a normal stateroom with a balcony)

How many days? Hopefully 10, but so far we can only find 7-day cruises

How much will it cost you? Right now, looks like it’ll be about $4-5k. We’re saving because the boats leave from Seattle and Vancouver so we don’t have to fly anywhere.

Where are you travelling from? Seattle (where our wedding is) or Vancouver (where his family lives)

 

Can I just say, lilneko69, that I’m SO JEALOUS?!?!? You’re having the dream honeymoon. Do you mind if I ask how you financed it? Did you have any connections to keep the cost down, or was part of it a gift from family/friends?

All of you ladies are doing incredible things with your hubbies!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Destination: Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Resort: Excellence Playa Mujeres

What kind of room? Rooftop terrace suite (with our own pool!)

How many days? A week

How much will it cost you?  We used points for our flight, so we just paid for the room and got it at 25% off (check their website often!) So I think it ended up costing close to 3K…but not positive.

Where are you travelling from? San Jose, CA (left Sept 21, 2008)

Here’s our photos

Mrs. Penguin also went!  That’s how I heard about the place. She talks about it HERE and HERE

Post # 27
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hey Wiglet! I don’t mind at all. To be honest, we saved for about 2.5 years to pay for the wedding/HM. We probably paid for the flight and hotel using our savings and then all the expenditures on the Honeymoon, we used gift money from the wedding (like food, souvenirs, massages, scuba diving, other excursions).

It was A LOT of fun and the destination is breathtakingly gorgeous. It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip (at least for us!) and I would say if you can afford it for like a 10 year anniversary trip, DO IT! And definitely get the overwater bungalow :o)

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Destination: Indonesia – Bali (with a couple of days layover in Tokyo)

Resort: Four Seasons (Tokyo – staying with friends)

What kind of room?  Suite with private pool 🙂

How many days?  14

How much will it cost you?  Probably around $8k

Where are you travelling from?  Chicago

Post # 29
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Destination: New York City*

Resort: Not a resort, but possibly the City Club Hotel

What kind of room? King Luxe

How many days? 4-5

How much will it cost you? $2500-3500

Where are you travelling from? Virginia

 

*With our wedding so close to Christmas, we aren’t able to go on a full-fledged vacation (I love Christmas and I have to be home!). Neither of us have been to NYC, so we thought that would be a fun place to minimoon. We haven’t definitely decided on a hotel, so anyone in NYC: I’m open to suggestions. Proximity to Times Square is important!

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

Similar to peachypear’s, we went to Greece in September:

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Destination: Mykonos, Santorini, and Athens 

Resort: Hotels (can’t think of the names right now).  Mykonos – On the water – simply breathtaking, Santorini in Fira, Athens (by the subway station). 

What kind of room? nice with views on Mykonos.

How many days? 11-12 days

How much will it cost you? ~$12K when all is said and done (thanks to parents – we’re so lucky)

Where are you travelling from? Los Angeles, CA (such a looong flight trip)

 

 

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