Post # 1
hi. so we are trying to figure out where to go for our honeymoon. we are hoping to stay under $5k total for the trip, so that takes a lot of options away from us. we have all heard that Sept is hurricane season for the Caribbean, so not sure we want to risk it. But I keep hearing about certain areas outside of the “hurricane belt” what is the hurricane belt exactly? Or what is outside of it?
or if anyone has other suggestions on where to go…(we’re in San Francisco, so looking to get out of california)
Post # 3
Hey date twin! So, we also had to think about this for our September honeymooon.
I would not go to the Carribean or Eastern Mexico if you are worried about hurricanes. I have read that your best bet for avoiding hurricanes during this time of year is “ABC—So Aruba, Bonair or Curacao”
Your other options are of course, heading anywhere else! You can do a trip in the USA. FI and I are spending a week in Napa and San Francisco. You could also go to Cape Cod, MA (beautiful weather and romantic in September) national parks etc…
If you want a beach vacation I would check out Puerto Vallarta Mexico which is on Mexico’s West coast.
There is also Hawaii, Europe etc…
Good luck choosing a honeymoon location 🙂
Post # 4
We were in the same boat! money and time of year wise.
We decided to go off the beaten path altogether. We went and spent 4 days in Cape Cod and 4 days in the Berkshires of Massachusets. It was GORGEOUS, romantic, quiet, elegant, and everything I wanted in a honeymoon.
We went whale watching, ate some amazing food, got to see some great historical sites… all for less than what a trip to mexico would have cost us.
So, there are my two cents!
Post # 6
I’m on the look out for an all-inclusive non-hurricaney resort. I really wanted to go to Excellence Playa Mujeres, but we can’t because of the hurricane season. 🙁
Post # 7
thanks for all the tips…i’m going to look into cape cod..
aruba has been on my radar too, but afraid of how that’ll work within our budget
Post # 8
conno- If you look at the Cape, I would reccomend looking at the lower Cape. Towns such as Orleans, Chatham, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown. You will have to do some reading, but the upper Cape is much more busy and commercial (Hyannis area). The lower Cape is much more laid back, small towns, art galleries, beautiful beaches etc…
My parents have owned a house on the Cape for 30 years, and this is really just my opinion, but let me know if you have any other questions, I am happy to help!
Post # 9
My fiance and I are also getting married on 9/5! We are trying to decide if we should go right away, or maybe postpone the honeymoon for the winter. We are getting married in Cape Cod so we may spend a day days there or Matha’s Vineyard and then go to Riviera Maya, Mexico. I wasn’t even considering Mexico until I looked at the hotels-which look amazing and well within budget for all inclusive. One travel agent told us we should be in the clean in early September but we are nervous to take the risk. Would you consider postponing or doing a low-key honeymoon for a few days and a big one in the winter?
Post # 10
Not sure why your travel agent would tell you it wouldn’t be hurricane season in the Yucatan in September – it will be.
Post # 11
I went to curacao a few years ago with some of my girls – and had a great time. It’s not the prettiest island I’ve ever been to, but it is gorgeous in its own right. We did an AI – Breezes because one of my friends had a 50% discount thru her company. Not 5* but not a dive either – it definitely did the job – edible food – some really good, some just ok; delicious drinks; clean rooms; friendly staff; and a lot of activities. The people were really friendly all around Curacao – we took a few excursions (to the place where they make Curacao liquor, to the main town, and a general island tour) and we never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. There’s definitely poverty on the island, but there wasn’t resentment towards tourists as you find in some places.
Also, if you go…try iguana soup. OMG, so delish. It’s like chicken soup’s tastier cousin. 🙂
Post # 12
Greece? That was our top choice but our wedding was at the end of Oct. and apparently all their tourism shuts down after Oct 31st.
Post # 13
We’re trying to go on a cruise to Europe, but if that doesn’t pan out, we’re considering Napa Valley.
Post # 14
I’m 9.5.10 too! Everyone keeps telling us to go to Aruba. Friends of ours got married the weekend before Hurricane Danny and said that all they got was a little drizzle when they landed and it was gone a few hours later.
I want to sit my behind on a beach & have a someone bring me pina coladas for a couple days. We’re looking into all inclusive or hotel packages. Bermuda’s a good idea too since it’s practically level with North Carolina.
We’re also toying with the idea of going away for a couple days to Montreal or Newfoundland and then having our long beach “Honeymoon” later when hurricane season is over or closer to our 1yr when it’s a safer bet to be in the Caribbean.
Post # 15
I vote for Greece or Curacao. We’re likely going to head to one of the Greek islands. Possibly Crete. However, you may spend more than $5,000, depending on the length of your stay. If you book now, you might find numerous deals. Try Bookit.com.
Post # 16
Sept 5th is our date as well! We’re thinking Hawaii or Greek Islands. To keep costs low, we’re thinking of doing a cruise (definitely want to stay below $5,000 as well)