(Closed) Trying to decide if we should upgrade to ocean view.. thoughts?(Bucuti in Aruba)

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2746 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Could you do the upgrade for like the 2nd half ? Or maybe even for the last 3 days?

Post # 4
1031 posts
Bumble bee

I do not see a point of upgrading your room at all. We didn’t on our honeymoon and I’m happy that we made that decision (more money for art and excursions) I think in the two weeks that we were there we were on the balcony twice, we really only used the room for sleeping, showering and sexy time.


Post # 5
6040 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

@weatherbug:  Im gonna google and see what the difference is. I guess for me this would depend on how much time I thought I would be spending relaxing in my room. so if I knew I was going to be wanting to do more activities than relaxing I would just get the garden view room and call it day. But if relaxing and spending a lot of down time together in the room was the plan I would be more focused on having the better room. Let me go look some and ill have a better answer then 🙂

Post # 7
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@weatherbug:  I would use that 1000 on something else for your honeymoon. Maybe a nice excursion or dinner. We booked a cruise and the price between an inside cabin and an ocean view was like $600 total and we decided to just book the inside. Instead we are staying at nicer hotels in Rome & Barcelona. 

Post # 8
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There is no need to upgrade as most likely you won’t be spending that much time in your room anyway. When I go on vacation I normally wake up, get dressed, head out, come back to change for dinner, andthen at night to go to sleep.

Post # 9
629 posts
Busy bee

I’d stick with the garden view room, it’s still a nice room, and I think you’ll remember the extra excursions and experiences more than the room.

Side note: I actually know a couple who had a 2 queen room for their honeymoon. They’re both horrible sleepers. lol

Post # 10
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@weatherbug:  tell them it’s your honeymoon when you get there and you will likely be upgraded. I don’t think it’s worth it to upgrade to ocean view since usually they areNt what you think it’s going to be a view of. I would do Oceanside which is typically another room category.

Post # 11
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@weatherbug:  I would not get the ocean view. Why pay $1000 (which is like half of another vacation!!!) when you can just WALK down to the beach and see it even better there?!  You won’t spend much time in your room anyway.

In my experience (and I have traveled a lot to Cen America, the Caribbean and Mexico) the ocean view is not worth it. A lot of times, you can’t even see the ocean very well- it’s a little sliver, or you are on a lower floor and it sucks. 

Enough with the “splurge! It’s your honeymoon!!!” bullshit (harsh, sorry). That is dangerous thinking. out it into another vacation, a house, or some excursions. 

And you very well might get a free upgrade!

Don’t do it!!!!!

Post # 13
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@weatherbug:  former travel agent here! Be aware “ocean view” often means if you stand in a chair in the corner of the balcony and lean over you can see the ocean through some trees. If you want to open your window and see the ocean you have to go with “ocean front”. For me, $1000 isn’t worth it. You won’t be in your room much unless you are getting busy, in which case your window better be closed! Splurg with an on the beach dinner or couples massage instead. 

Post # 15
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@weatherbug:  Hi, In your holiday notes/room requests mention that its your honeymoon and I would also recommend emailing the hotel and saying. ‘Hi, we have just booked our honeymoon with yourselves and are so excited to stay in your beautiful country. I know that we have only booked a garden view room but we would really appreciate it if we could be placed in a sea view room if there are any available. Thanks and we very much look forward to our stay’


Most honeymooners get free upgrades if there are rooms available so you just need to make sure that the hotel is aware, at the least I imagine that you will get a fruit basket/bottle of wine or something.


Post # 16
4691 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@weatherbug:  yeah girl! good choice!

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