(Closed) September honeymoon at an AI??? HELP

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee

Ms Zebra wrote about almost going to http://www.konavillage.com/, an all-inclusive hawaii resort and I clicked and immiedately sent the link to my future hubby with the message “THIS is what I want!”. Maybe you can throw Hawaii back on the list since September is actually one of the best times to go there!

In my research through the website i found that the rate includes three meals per day for each person and unlimited soft drinks. Unfortunately activities and alcohol isn’t included in the room rates – but you can see the activities offered at the resort are quite fun. Ziplining and paddleboard lessons for fun and full spa service for relaxation! There is a package that includes an entire week for a honeymoon experience, but it’s a little pricey and definitely too long for what we were looking for. I heard from my aunt that when they went to a place like this, they just called the resort and discussed what they were looking for and for a certain amount of days and they had more options that what was listed for typical packages on the website.

Maybe this will help you in the search – good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

retroindigo.. I’m having problems with the same thing! trying to book a honeymoon somewhere tropical & warm in September… this hurricane season is making me too nervous to truly get excited about any resort because i’m afraid of my dream honeymoon being ruined by non stop rain/storms!!! Found anything?? Also ironically enough just last night I was looking up places in hawaii and stumbled across the Kona village in Hawaii– and its no longer open right now due to the tsunami. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Pacific coast mexico should be fine. Also, there are parts of the caribbean that barely ever get hit, like Barbados. If you find a deal, you might be able to get over to the Mediterranean at that time, also… The weather should still be nice in early September.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

we have a september wedding as well so i totally understand the frusteration that comes with trying to plan your honeymoon right in the dead of hurricane season. let me first point out, having traveled all my life costa rica is one of the worst if not the worst as far as rain goes, it is more likely to rain for hours as opposed to minutes. it’s true you could get there and happen to have a perfect blue skyed week but those odds are definitely NOT in your favor. Hawaii and the ABC islands are your best options as far offering you sandy beaches while avoiding the hurricane belt, BUT the negative with these they are alot pricier at that time AND rarely if not at all offer all inclusive packages which was non-negotiable for us on our honeymoon. so that leaves you with the rest of the carribean islands and mexico. by nature of storms (if there happens to be one while you are honeymooning) small pieces of land totally surrounded by water historically = higher risk of bad weather. so we checked islands off the list. then that left us with Mexico. soooo the question was east coast or west? originally we thought west because of a far less chance of bad weather then i started reading about all the voilence that is happening in mexico, and i don’t get too caught up in all of that bc i am aware that voilence can happen anywhere but when friends, family, the news and even mexican tourist sites are telling me to stay away from the west coast i know to leave well enough alone. it’s our honeymoon the less stress the better and voilence trumps weather! so to the east coast it is! i was very hestiant at first but after LOTS AND LOTS of research, hours on the phone with my travel agent and reading dozens of previous sept bees mexican honeymoons i am more than content with our decision. hurricanes rarely hit mexico and if any storm hits chances are more in your favor that the rain on the coast will last minutes, mexico tends to get hit the hardest by rain farther inland.

so we ended up with SECRETS Maroma Beach, its a very remote quiet part of mexico voted best beach and one of the most romantic spots in the world by a couple of publications. we are staying just shy of 2 weeks upgraded to the swim out suite air fare included for $4700. if $3-$3500 is your budget you could absolutely find an amazing 5 star to honeymoon at for the week.

one thing i can not stress enough though, BUY TRIP INSURANCE WITH WEATHER PROTECTION. regardless of where you decided it IS hurricane season so at least you’ll have the peace of mind that if something does happen you can get your moneyback and reschedule.

wow sorry for rambling, i think i missed my career calling 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Check out the Mexican resorts, The Excellence looks amazing.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@retroindigo: absolutely positive that the east coast is safer. no voilence towards tourists have been reported on the east coast, but you can google a TON that happened on the west coast. puerta vallarta is actually the worst place you can be in mexico right now. i read two difference acts of voilence against tourists that happened there. one what a bus taking people to their hotels got pulled over by drug cartel people and they shot and killed/injured the tourists including the driver and another one (that totally scared me off), the drug gangs paid off a taxi driver to take some tourists, who had arranged for the taxi to take them to their hotel, to a remote place and ditch the taxi with the people in it so members of the gang could rape and kill them – extreme and horrible situations but there are many like this happening and all on the west coast.

st. lucia we also looked and and it is technically outside of the hurricane belt but we got more bang for our buck in mexico. an AI in st. lucia costs the same as a 2 week AI in mexico. i really dont think you can go wrong with either, with trip insurance. if you are looking for something different, more than just beaches and blue water st. lucia is absoulutely breath taking, non of the other islands compare, it feels like you are worlds away – very very lush and tropical while still experiencing the white beaches and blue waters.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

o! to answer your question about sites – i use both of those all the time but for this trip i went with my travel agent. the agency is vanzile, they beat any price i found online.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re going to Couples Negril in Negril, Jamaica for our honeymoon. We have travel insurance in case of bad weather and are otherwise not worrying about it. We can’t do anything about the weather anyway.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are getting married in September and are going to Costa Rica, part beach and part jungle/volcano. It is such a beautiful country! You may get a little rain but the Guanacaste region sees the least rain in the entire country so look there.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Honeymooning during hurricane season can be done – make sure to carry travel insurance on your trip because it would cover you if something would come up (and it will act as health insurance while you are traveling internationally!) Another popular alternative is Costa Rica! This is a beautiful, lush, tropical hideaway that is great during hurricane season. It is worth checking into!

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