(Closed) What is the best place for a honeymoon in the Carribean?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where is the best Carribean Island to honeymoon?

    US Virgin Islands

    British Virgin Islands

    St. Lucia

    Jamacia.... man.

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  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I loved st. Thomas. they do have a lot of turtles there. I went on an excursion to turtle cove and we swam with them. It was so cool. They pop out of the water and are so big. It’s really amazing. 

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @SeaSalt:  Yes, definately research.    We always stay at the same place too and we LOVE it.  The online reviews of the resort aren’t that great, but we absolutely love it and only go there. 

    you really can’t expect too much when it comes to Cuba, and if you’re a picky person, don’t go, haha.   It’s one of my favourite places though, and we feel super safe there, and the beach is absolutely amazing!!!!  

     

     

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @Happilyevaafter5:  Nope, Americans cannot travel to Cuba due to the embargo…… well, they can, they just can’t spend american money there, you would have to travel with someone who isn’t american.   Cuba does not stamp passports, so it’s not like you would have a record of it but if the american government catches you travelling there you are screwed.  There are also no flights to or from Cuba from the states.  

     

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee

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    @RockStar33:  Where do you go and which resort? March will be our third visit to Melia Cayo Santa Maria in Santa Clara province. 

    I too feel very safe there and unlike Mexico or Jamaica, I find you don’t get harassed by vendors or panhandlers constantly. No one in Cuba has ever asked us for money. 

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @SeaSalt:  We stay at the Iberostar Playa Alameda in Veradero.   It’s the second last resort on the strip so it’s not one of the heavy party resorts.   The beach is amazing there, and we absolutely love the staff!  

    The only place we got slightly harrassed was in Havana, but that is to be expected.   The people of Cuba are really amazing.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Grand Cayman!

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @AmyFarrahFowler:  

    this sounds amazing but costly! Was it if you don’t mind me asking?

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @meke:  it actually wasn’t! it was the first week of the off season so the weather was still perfect but the prices were significantly cheaper. We paid $1200 for a week. 

    Post # 27
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

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    @Happilyevaafter5:  I have also been doing a ton of research on this lately as DH and I wanted to go to St. Lucia this summer – similar wants as you. Check out TripAdvisor’s forums – they have tons of topics on every island. Others that sound great also are both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Grenada, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Turks & Caicos, and Puerto Rico. 

    What I would say, is to really prioritize what is important to you, whether you want all-inclusive, and budget. Then meet with a travel agent who specializes or has lots of experience with Caribbean travel. They should be free, and can get you discounts and lots of great tips. 

     

    Have fun!

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve been to most of the Caribbean Islands before…. US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Grand Bahama Island, Nassau, and we honeymooned in Jamaica.   The USVI has plenty to keep you busy… Same with Barbados.  

    For our honeymoon, we just wanted to stay on the resort and relax and be pampered and not be on any type of schedule.  Jamaica is perfect for that!  We were there 8 days at a Couples resort and were never bored.  The resort had everything we could ever want and more on the property 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    It depends what you are looking for.  I think the Dominican has some of the best beaches, especially around Punta Cana — gorgeous white sand that doesn’t get hot and stretches uninterrupted for miles and miles.  Great snorkeling/scuba as well — especially if you go to one of the National Parks.  But if you don’t want to lay around on the beach or aren’t into scuba it might not be so much fun — no matter how amazingly gorgeous. 

    St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands is kind of a tourist trap (big stop for cruise ships with lots of junk to buy) and a lot more expensive than the Dominican, but St. John is nice.  And there are sea turtles!! 

    I’ve actually enjoyed most of Mexico and South America way more than the Carribean, but the Carribean can make for a great honeymoon.  If you want to do the all-inclusive route it can help to book at a couples-only type place to get the vibe you are probably looking for. 

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i just got back from Hualtuco Mexico. Thats where i got engaged and we will being going back to same resort for our honeymoon! Its beautiful. Prettiest water, mountains and jungle.  It’s very peacful still very undeveloped. The road from the airport is still a dirt road for like 10 miles before it turns into a paved road.  It’s slowly progressing.  The locals are so nice there, they dont hound you like in cancun or cozumel. It’s should definitely be on everyones to do list!

     

    Secrets Hualtuco

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Belize!!!!! Meets all of your requirements. AMAZING!

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