(Closed) where are you brides going on your honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: which is better on the pocket/pocketbook
    cruise : (12 votes)
    26 %
    all inclusive resort : (34 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    we loved our cruise as we got to visit many different countries for one low price per day and the food was amzing.  But I have never stayed at an inclusive resort longer than a weekend so they both will have their merits but I still would go for a cruise myself.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Neither… We are staying at hotels in New Zealand and Australia but they are not all-inclusive. The airfare to get there is super expensive and we are doing a lot of activities (zip lining, white water rafting, scuba diving, etc.) so our budget is ~$11,000 for a 17-day trip.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I was in travel classes and we did a experiment to see which is better for your buck, all inclusive resort, or cruise..and the all inclusive came out to a lot more cheaper then a cruise. I love cruises, I go on them all the time, but there are so many charges you dont know about. Like transportation, alcohol, pop…stuff like that. But the upside to a cruise is you get to go to a bunch of places instead of staying in one place=)

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We did neither for our honeymoon.

    But to answer your poll question, I think it depends largely on where you want to go and what you want to do as to which is going to be the friendliest on the wallet. Cruises are nice because you can see a bunch of different places without having to pack and unpack every few days. The meals are included, but not the drinks. Where as an all inclusive usually includes food and beverages, but you only get to see one location.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    We are spending 2 weeks in Kona Hawaii.  We are avid scuba divers, so our budget is a little higher than most, just because of all the diving– but including all activities, food, airfare, condo & car rental, etc. we are looking at about $5,000 all told. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re planning on an all-inclusive resort in Curacao (around $5,000 for first-class airfare and 7 nights) because I do think they end up being a better value (especially if you plan on drinking a lot). Generally, cruises include meals on the ship but you’re on your own for meals at the ports and for drinks.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee

    14 days in hawaii for $10,000 at a resort but not all inclusive. I hear cruises can add up quickly. I would do an all inclusive if deciding between the two.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are doing an all inclusive and spending around $7000.  I think the cruises might be better if you are more interested in seeing and doing different things.  I liked the all inclusive better because you get larger rooms and nicer areas to relax in, and that’s more what I’ll be interested in then seeing a lot of different places.  Obviously those are generalizations, and there are exceptions though. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Neither. We are going to drive down to Florida (we like road trips, so I am looking forward to the drive), and renting a house there. We are hoping to spend around $1,500 for everything, but will probably end up closer to $2000

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    We are going to an all-inclusive for 2 weeks. We have a lot of off-resort excursions and day trips planned too. Can’t wait!

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    where are you going on your honeymoon? We’re going to Punta Cana, DR for 10 days and will be staying at The Royal Suites Turquesa. It’s so awesome because it’s an all-inclusive adults only resort and you also have access to their other 3 all inlcusive resorts.

    whats your honeymoon budget? Our budget was about $7,000-$10,000 but we only ended up spending a little under $5,000.

    whats the best deals on all inclusive verses a cruise? I just loved the idea of an all inclusive, for one thing you’re on land not in the middle of the ocean and you have something to look at that isn’t the ocean. The way I see it is you can go on a cruise whenever you want, but you’re honeymoon should be unique. I don’t think we’ll be going to an all inclusive much after the honeymoon, but a cruise we could go to every year.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

    neither, were going to rent a cabin in WI 🙂 hot tub, fishing…def for us

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We’ve done both All-Inclusives and Cruises.  We much prefer cruises because they are more luxurious / pampering for a Honeymoon (love the Food, the Wine, the Drinks, the Entertainment, the Ports of Call, the Spa, the Crew etc).

    Of course going on a Cruise tends to be more expensive than MOST AIs.  BUT a lot of that has to do with where you go.  The mainstream, well advertised AIs tend to be for Destinations that are poorer or have bigger problems (things I don’t want to deal with on my Honeymoon quite frankly)… Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico.

    If I was to do an AI, then I’d be going high end… Sandals, Beaches etc.  Or one of the Privately run ones in the Caribbean (ie Crane Beach in Barbados).  Both options being as much or MORE money than the cruise is going to cost us… and as someone else said, the advantage to a cruise is we visit a different Island every day, and get amazing pampering… plus there is NOTHING like being at sea and taking in the surroundings, be it a sunrise, sunset or a late night star-gaze… sooooo Romantic !!

    I cannot wait.

     

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ejay15:  Which resort? I haven’t come across any all inclusives in Curacao!

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