(Closed) relaxing or adventurous honemoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: what are you guys looking for in a honeymoon? or what did you do on your honeymoon
    romantic outings & relaxation : (36 votes)
    59 %
    adventurous outings & sightseeing : (4 votes)
    7 %
    a little romance but more adventure : (21 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i think we’ll def go the “relaxation on the beach” honeymoon route….. we are both not the “adventurous” type i guess, but i hope maybe to go snorkeling or something like that 🙂

    pretty laid back and chill, thats a honeymoon we’d enjoy 🙂

     

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    for the honeymoon we’re all about relaxing. after the stress of planning a wedding we just want to sit. maybe a little adventure here and there, but for the most part, relaxing.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re often a go-go-go kind of couple (at least I am), but for the honeymoon that’s not the case. We’re only going for 6 days, so we’re doing the Mexican Riviera and hoping to actually wind down and appreciate being married!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We have NEVER done a relaxing vacation together – always sight seeing or camping or adventure activities.

    For our honeymoon we are going to go to the caribbean and relax on the beach!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    At first all I wanted was to do bum out on a pretty beach! But after narrowing down one of the best possible options for just that – I was having second thoughts. Maybe we’ll get bored? I was looking into an island in the Maldives and it’s picture perfect but nothing much more to do aside from water-related activities, which we’re not that into. The island is also really flat and we want to do a little hiking, but there’s no hills there.

    The alternative is an adventure tour in Southeast Asia. It’ll be a longer honeymoon for our money but in order to afford it all, we’ll have pretty basic accommodations during the majority of the trip. We’re also trying to squeeze a stay at a really nice resort for 2 nights, which is a much nicer place than our Maldive resort option, but with a price to match so 2 nights is pretty much all we can afford to keep the prices comparable.

    Our itineraries would look like this:

    Maldives: 7 nights in paradise, half board. Walk on the beach, snorkel, take pictures, make-out.

    Palawan: 13 nights, 3 resorts in 3 islands, full board with bus and canoe tours to various beaches and nature reserves. I’m really looking forward to the underground river tour, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The beaches are also a postcard of paradise but only being able to stay for a sort time at a premium resort is something we need to consider before we’re completely sold with the idea.

    Your thread has really helped since I haven’t gotten the chance to write all this down like this before.

    Post # 8
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    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    im in the middle of two choices.  I want mostly relaxing with some adventure.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    RELAXING with voluntary / fun exercise (kayak, beach cruisers, that kind of thing). The second picture looks infinitely more appealing than the first.  

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i’m really, really bad at relaxing, but i want to on our honeymoon! and fi gets bored really easily…we’re thinking a greek/mediterranean cruise might be the perfect combination for us of relaxing (all the logisitics get taken care of!) and adventurous since we can go see multiple places. but we’ll see…

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m thinking we can find a good deal on a beach vacay any time, but this might be the only time we would splurge on a trip to Europe.  So I think we’ll probably go tour Europe!!! I am excited just thinking about it 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I would recommend that if you want to go on your honeymoon directly after your wedding, you should opt for more relaxation due to the exhaustion and stress of wedding planning.  Or at least a destination like Costa Rica, in which you can combine a few days at the beach with activities later in the trip.  You might want to wait to take a more adventuresome honeymoon.  My husband and I took a short minimoon to the Bermuda right after the wedding (easy flight from NY and not too expensive) and saved up for our honeymoon to Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia 6 months later, when we would be well rested and able to enjoy everything.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I did not vote, as we are still in disagreement. I want relaxing, after spending a year planning a freakin’ wedding. He wants adventurous, after spending a year NOT planning a freakin’ wedding. Time will tell who wins, or if we reach some sort of compromise.

    Post # 14
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    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Adventure! We’re roadtripping for a month.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We’re doing a combo of relaxing and adventure.  As much as i’m looking forward to relaxing with the new H, i know we’d both get bored just sitting on a beach for a couple of weeks.  we’ve done a lot of traveling 2/g, so i think we have the hang of it. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m hoping we can do a combo. Sometimes I’ll go on vacation and be so exhausted by the time I get back that I feel I need another vacation! After wedding planning I definitely don’t want that to be the case. Ideally I’d love to do something that would allow us to do some adventure then do 3-4 days of relaxing. 

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