Post # 1
So here is our dilema, what do you think?
We wanted to go to Turks and Caicos for our honeymoon because we heard great things about the beach. We didn’t think it would fit in our budget so we began looking at Negril (which we never wanted to go to).
Now I see that we could afford Club Med in Turks and Caicos (doesn’t look like that great of a resort). I like the Couples Negril resort better, but have never been to Jamaica so I don’t know what the beaches are like compared to Turks and Caicos.
On our honeymoon we want a beautiful beach and water, great food (ie not all buffet) and some fun things to do.
Anyone been to either of these places or resorts? Any suggestions on which is better? Both places would be around $3500 for 7 nights.
Post # 3
I want to go to Turks and Caicos so bad, but have been to Jamaica and it was not the best place I have ever been.
Post # 4
Agree with @tksjewelry. I’ve been to Sandals Negril; beautiful place, wonderful people, fun vacation, but I’ve seen better water and had better food in resorts in the Mediterranean. I even preferred the beach and water in Hawaii. You definitely will have a great time if you go, but personally I wouldn’t call it the very best vacation I ever had. I’ve heard great things about Turks and Caicos but never having been there I can’t really compare.
Post # 5
I would go to Negril. I think the beaches are great, and you’ll find a lot of beautiful resorts there.
Post # 6
What a great dilemma to be in!
I’ve been to Jaimaica and it is gorgeous, HOWEVER, I’ve heard oustanding things about Turks and Caicos!! I SOOO want to go there in the future!
I suppose you need to decide what is more important to you and your fiance’. How much time will you spend at the resort? etc…
Post # 7
ok..My Fi has been to Jamaica (but Montego Bay, not Negril) and he said he would NEVER take me there. However, an ex boss of mine took his wife to Negirl on their honeymoon and loved it. I’ve heard that for Honeymoons in Jamaica, Negril is the best bet.
Now, Turks & Caicos is STUNNING. If you want gorgeous beaches–that’s what you will get. I’ve been there and was actually DREAMING last night that I was there =)My Fi says it does not compare to Jamaica. Ok, but Club Med is NOT a couple place AT ALL. My very single party animal co-worker goes there EVERY YEAR. She describes it as ‘summer camp’ for adults.
We looked into going to Turks for our honeymoon, and were eyeing The Gansenvoort…have you looked into the prices at that hotel?
We ultimately chose St. Lucia because we wanted the beauty along with the option of being adventerous..not much to do in Turks & Caicos, other than snorkeling or scuba diving.
Post # 8
@OhBeeHive84:Thank you so much, your response was really helpful. I was also worried about Turks because I had heard there wasn’t too much to do and if i was stuck in a not so nice resort, i’m not sure the beaches could make up for that.
I have also heard St.Lucia is a very close second to Turks. Hmmmm I wonder if I could keep it under $4000 for St. Lucia. Glad to hear that Negil is fairly nice. We could get so much more for our money there as far as excursions and a nice room/resort.
If you get any good info on St. Lucia and you don’t mind sharing, that would be really appreciated. Thanks so much!
Post # 9
I just came back from Club Med Turks & Caicos.
It was not the Ritz but I love Club Med… all-inclusive!
There were few honeymooners and a wedding during my stay.
I highly recommend it for everyone.
Post # 10
Turks and Caicos!! We have a place there and are planning to honeymoon there in April. I can’t say much for Club Med but if you stay some where in Grace Bay you will not be disappointed! Check out the Amanyara. There are also many condos and private homes for rent. I think the beaches and water are so much better than Jamaica. There is no rainforest type stuff like zip lines or hiking in the TUrks but you will see much better diving, snorkeling and water sports. The island itself is more stable and has amazing restaurants. Conch is a local favorite and aphrodisiac 😉 Some other things we have done there is horseback riding, spa days, parasailing, conch dive, reef scuba dives… there really is plenty to do!