(Closed) Torn between two honeymoon "styles"!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: What "style" of honeymoon should we pursue - indulgent relaxation or worldly adventure?

    Relaxation - Punta Cana

    Adventure - Greece

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Greece! I so want to go there

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @mrscash:  +1

    Focusing on island hopping might even be in the budget!  I did Athens in a day and a maybe a half and didn’t feel like I missed anything, I hit all the major sights comfortably and then some.  Especially if you visit some of the lesser-known islands like Paros and Naxos, you can save some bank to splurge on Mykonos and Santorini.  πŸ™‚  Maneuvering the ferry system is easier than I thought it would be, and as of a few years ago, you could even pre-buy ferry tickets online.

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m voting for relaxation.  I have never understood honeymoons that try to pack so much into the trip…. Almost like a whirlwind with no time to actually sit back and enjoy your new hubby/wife.    

     

    What are you most looking forward to on your honeymoon?   Relaxing and having a good time?  Or seeing tons of different places?    

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Greece.  If you want to go there and he’s willing, it will be a new adventure you share together!

    Post # 22
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I voted Greece! If it helps New Zealand is about a 30 hour flight from Greece so yours will be nothing compared to that!!! To me it seems just a short flight away! And Greece is sooo relaxing anyway if that’s what you’re after.

    Post # 23
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    Newbee

    So I voted for there.

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @nzbride3:  +1 Coming from someone who went to Greece after enduring a journey over 24 hours long and still managed to climb to the top of Lykabettos Hill the very next day despite the jet lag, I can tell you that it is survivable and WORTH IT!

    I loved spending time in Greece and would go back in a heart beat.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I voted Greece since you’ve already been to Punta Cana and Greece sounds like an amazing experience πŸ™‚

    Post # 26
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    Newbee

    I voted Greece– but you can go MUCH further with your money (and adventure) if you look into island hopping and not staying at a resort–SOOO many inexpensive guesthouse/apartment/hotel options. Unbelievably beautiful.  I did this last summer– 3 Greek islands (specifically Dodecanese) and Turkey for 10 days for definitely under 1000 euros for both of us including everything (accomodation, ferries, food, excursions, lots of drinks, souvenirs, etc- even a plane ticket back to Germany).  We didn’t stay at the fanciest of hotels or anything, but still the best vacation of my life in the most beautiful places–also with amazing company of my Fiance and some friends.  We liked having a mix of adventuring, laying on a beach, eating amazing food, and exploring.  It takes a little more researching and planning than an all-inclusive, but totally worth it in my opinion.  I have been to Punta Cana also at an all-inclusive–and it was awesome for relaxing!–but I vote that your honeymoon is a good ‘excuse’ to try something new πŸ™‚  Have an amazing time!!!!

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You have your whole life to relax on vacation, but I feel like limited opportunities to adventure, so I’d lean adventure for a memorable honeymoon. Also, adrenaline can be rationalized wrongly by your brain as excitement about the person you’re with instead of what’s happening around you, so adventure can give you VERY lovey feelings.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Greece!  Plus – this is your honeymoon.  I wouldn’t want to go on a trip to somewhere I’d already been before for my honeymoon.  Go somewhere new for a new adventure together!

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Greece has beaches etc too. We went to Hawaii and had some days where we did adventurous things (surfing, ziplining, etc) and some days when we did relaxing things (reading by the pool, couple’s massage, etc) and it was nice to do BOTH! I’ve been to Greece and the sightseeing is amazing and so are the relaxing beaches πŸ™‚

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