Relaxed or slightly busy honeymoon?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
1742 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

shrey725 :  We’re doing a combination of both on a cruise! Any day that were docked at an island will be busy days touring, sightseeing, excursions. And then any day at sea will be R&R days (to a certain degree). Honestly, Fiance and I hate being bored and one of the benefits of a cruise is that there is non-stop entertainment. I normally average 4hrs of sleep each night on a 7 to 10 day cruise and then I’ll piggyback that with a couple of nights at a hotel or resort to sleep it off after. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Post # 17
2636 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We had a busy honeymoon – we roadtripped around New Zealand for 2 weeks – and we loved it. Although some days were pretty jam packed, we did try to keep the driving to a minimum so that we would have plenty of time to stop and at whatever caught our eye. I think the most driving we did in a day was 5 hours. This also meant we weren’t completely exhausted by the end of the day too.

Post # 18
6999 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a busy honeymoon! We spent two weeks in Colorado skiing. We skiied mostly every day but two. One day we went snowmobiling and another we did a day trip to Aspen. My Darling Husband is not a sit on the beach kind of guy and LOVES to ski so that’s what we did. Normally I would have wanted a beach honeymoon, but DH’s job keeps him in resort destinations more than half the year so I frequently fly to wherever he is. I get my beach time while he’s working, which is fine by me!

My advice for someone wanting to have both relaxation and adventure, would be Costa Rica. It is literally the best of both worlds and one of my favorite places. I’d ty and go for at least a week, maybe a bit longer. Spend half the time in the mountains/volcano region, and half at the beach.

Post # 19
321 posts
Helper bee

shrey725 :  We are going for a combination of relaxing and excursions.  Typically we like to do lots of activities when we go on trips, but the honeymoon will be more lax.  We plan on doing at least one activity each day, but we will also have plenty of time to relax on the beach or in our bungalow.

Post # 21
426 posts
Helper bee

We just did Ireland and germany. I enjoyed it and we got married in maui so it wasn’t really even on the table for us as a honeymoon. 


I will I’ll admit that Europe was a lot of work. Getting from airport to Airbnb, figuring out trains and how to get everywhere. It’s just a lot more of a challenge.  I wouldn’t call it relaxing or romantic at all so I will admit I was a tiny bit disappointed in that regard.  We built two relax days in, but honestly you don’t really want that since you are paying so much money to be there! 

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