Post # 1
So my fiance is worried about getting bored on our honeymoon and wants to plan to go to two different places. We can afford to go for about 7-10 days, which means 3-5 days in each place. I think that this is crazy and that the travel day will be annoying and that once we get somewhere, we won’t want to pick up and leave after 4 days but he’s worried that we’ll run out of things to do (since he doesn’t really like just sitting on the beach), no matter where we go.
What do you think?
Our top contenders at the moment for locations are Riviera Maya, St. Lucia and Costa Rica, if that makes a difference.
Post # 3
I agree that changing locations might be a annoying and I would definitely opt to stay at one place. My suggestion out of your destinations would be Costa Rica because your husband isn’t a beach person. Costa Rica has beautiful beaches so you can have some beach time but also lots of rainforests where you could do hiking, waterfalls, ziplining, etc. I definitely think you wouldn’t get bored there.
Post # 4
When he says different locations does your Fiance mean like Costa Rica and St. Lucia? Or does he mean travelling within say Costa Rica instead of staying in just one place?
The first I agree might be difficult but the second I HIGHLY recommend. I spent almost 2 weeks travelling around Costa Rica one summer and you can get a mix of beaches, rainforests, hot springs, ziplining, white water rapids, volcanos, etc – all within the one country. If you go there – definitely spend time in multiple locations throughout the country!
Post # 5
We’re doing it. We’re going to Bora Bora for 5 days and Tahiti for 5 days. I think we chose to do this because when are we really going to fly another 20 hours to go out that way so it makes sense. The places you are talking about though aren’t as far of a flight, so you could probably do it again someday.
Post # 6
I went to St Lucia and there are a lot of tours and places to visit. The actual beach was almost non existent. I don’t think we laid at the pool or the beach one day because of the different things we were able to do. (I am not a beach person either) We toured the volcano, rainforest, we went ziplining, snorkling, etc. I wish we could have stayed there longer than 8 days. It is beautiful. We are actually going to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon and I am hoping to have the same kind of experience.
Post # 7
It’s not uncommon at all for a couple to be torn between two different places. If you have the time and the budget, why not do both!
Post # 8
We are going to multiple places on our honeymoon. We’re doing Greece and Croatia for 2 weeks and going to a few locations in each country. But this is pretty much how we always travel. We can only stay put in one place for a week tops.
Post # 10
We are doing TWO separate honeymoons with TWO different locations hahaha. We are doing Costa Rica and Nicaragua for our mini-moon just 5 days. Then we are doing Bali and Thailand for our real honeymoon which will be 3 weeks. So I am bias but I would say totally do it!
Edit: We are getting married in Costa Rica on a Saturday then leaving for Nicaragua for a few days. We really want to go volcano surfing 😛
Post # 11
What’s the situation? Are you a beach person and really wanting a beachy honeymoon?
I never gave much thought to my honeymoon. Just always assumed it would be beachy. But we ended up going snowboarding in Whistler intead. And then spending a day and a half sight-seeing around Vancouver. But then we were lucky enough to be able to do a Honeymoon Part II six months later in Maui. Best of both worlds.
If you had 10 days, you could go somewhere like Spain…train travel between cities is pretty easy/fast. You could spend some time in Barcelona. You’d get the best of both worlds…city and beach. Plenty to do. And then you could hop on a train and go to Madrid or Seville or Granada. Lots of stuff to do…museums, castles, etc.
Post # 12
We are thinking of this package in St.Lucia. You stay at a mountain resort half the time and then at an all inclusive beach resort the other half. This way we get the romantic/solitude/views and the fun/beach/party atmosphere.
Post # 13
We’re doing multiple locations – 5 days London, 6 days Paris, back to London, 7 days Maldives.