Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

posted 12 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Mexico is your best bang for your buck. Either Cozumel and Isla muheres area or over on the pacific side. They are really touristy, but the water is lovely. Go all inclusive. Preferably with higher end alcohol brands included. 

Otherwise, any of the islands in the area would be gorgeous. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sandals, Couples, and Secrets Resorts always get great reviews on these boards. We went to Couples Tower Isle in Jamaica and had an amazing time. Couples Resorts are only in Jamaica, but Sandals and Secrets are spread out throughout the Carribbean. Mexico definitely gets you the best bang for your buck, just be sure to read Trip advisor reports before choosing. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I went to Punta Cana on my honeymoon and it was at an all-inclusive resort called Princess Punta Cana All Suites Resort & Spa. We booked it through honeymoonsinc.com and had no trouble at all. Our agent’s name was Lian Alston. The best part is that it’s adults only at the resort so there weren’t a bunch of kids around so it was on the quieter side and was very relaxing. We got the biggest suite at the resort which had a huge spa tub and amazing view of the beach. I don’t remember how much it cost us but we stayed for 6 days. You can browse the website and it should show the pricing on there.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

We have been to Cuba, Mexico, and Dominican.

My favourite resort in DR is Bahia Principe Ambar in Punta Cana. It’s adults-only, 5 stars, huge complex with tons of restaurants, pools, and activities. Nice rooms. Not crazy expensive either – pretty good value! We also stayed at the Bahia Principe Luxury in La Romana and it was not as nice. 

In Mexico we didn’t stay in a high end resort so no specific suggestions – but overall I love the Mayan riviera for proximity to Chichen Itza and Tulum. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

just got back from a bday/ bachlorette vacation flew into cancun but stayed in playa del carmen at the grand sunset princess all inclusive hotel. you can book excursions from here but we rented a mini van so we wouldnt have to wait on anyone else it was 80 bucks for 6 day stay. we did the theme parks xplor and xcaret in one day then road tripped  3 hours away to lake bacalar (the most beautiful lake i have ever seen) another day. we drove to tulum about 45 minutes away from playay del carmen another day and did the day trip to cozumel. the next day we took a tour to isla mujeres and on the last day we did the cenotes. i wuld highyl reccomend staying in playa del carmen. they havr the 5th avenue which is a really fun and cool strip to walk along.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

bridgetkh9 :  We’re going to Vanuatu 😀 😀 Staying at the Havannah (which is all inclusive food + drinks at certain times) for 9 nights. Adults only, so no kids. Bliss……

Looks spectacular. It flies under the radar because it’s usually overshadowed by Fiji, but that makes it better!

Not cheap though, we’re paying over $1k AUD per night…but that’s with a private pool upgrade, so you could probably get it cheaper

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

My husband and I LOVE Mexico because it is less than a 2 hour flight from us and such an easy vacation. Here are my resort suggestions, all adults only!! Really  Adults only is the way to go for honeymoon (or any vacation!). They tend to be nicer in general, better food, and better service from my experience.

Live Aqua Cancun – it is amazing, high rise, modern luxury style. It is pretty pricey but occasionally you can find a good deal. Probably one of my top 2 choices.

Secrets Akumal or Secrets Maroma Beach. Really, you cant go wrong with a secrets resort. Secrets Silversands is not as new, so the price here was a little cheaper.

Excellence Playa mujeres. We honeymooned here. Probably our top choice. Amazing food, very nice facilities! 

Our little hidden gem is the Valentine Imperial Maya. It is a super nice resort and for some reason we’ve found it to be much cheaper than the others. It’s a great budget friendly option! Also they have the best pool I have ever seen lol. Flip side, the beach isnt STELLAR. Its good, but definitely not Cancun water. 

 

Also, I just want to let you know that immediate Cancun area and outside in the Riviera Maya are not the same. The beaches can be very different because of coral reefs. In Cancun, you will get that bright blue water. In the Riviera maya, it can very between dark blue to plain brown gulf water. And it can vary day to day in the Riviera Maya too. But if you are really set on having that amazing turquoise water – you will need to stay in Cancun. Or Tulum or Akumal Bay area.

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