(Closed) Where did you go? For how long? Regrets? How much did you spend?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

oh nice. Commenting to check up on later.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

*haven’t gone yet, but is booked

 

Where do you plan on going for your Honeymoon? We’re going to Cancun!

How many days/nights? 6 days 5 nights

How many flights are you planning on? We have a layover in Houston on the way there, and straight flight back. So 3 flights total.

How many hours of travel do you think it will take? About 10 total.

Is there somewhere else you’d consider going? We considered Cancun, Riveria Maya & Punta Cana. Cancun won.

How much do you think you’ll spend on flights? How much did you think you’ll spend on hotel/resort? We booked through Apple Vacations, for everything total we spent $2500 — going to an all inclusive “5 apple” resort, trip insurance included in that cost.

How much do you have set aside for spending? We’ll probably bring $500ish. Everything is paid for, all we’ll need is small bills for tips and if we venture out to Senor Frogs or Margaritaville.

Is it all inclusive? The only way to go is all inclusive!

Total you think it will be? Around $3000.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Booked a few weeks ago

Where do you plan on going for your Honeymoon? South Africa and Mozambique

How many days/nights? 14 days

How many flights are you planning on? 

4 long flights (Chicago –8hrs–> London –11hrs–> Johannesburg + return)

Then 6 shorter flights (to Safari resort; Mozambique and Island resort)

How many hours of travel do you think it will take? About 40-50 hours total (luckily, long flights are redeyes)

Is there somewhere else you’d consider going? We seriously considered Bora Bora/Moorea/Tahiti, Fiji and Brazil.

How much do you think you’ll spend on flights? How much did you think you’ll spend on hotel/resort? 

Flights = $4200 per person

Land = $4000 per person

How much do you have set aside for spending? $40/person/day

Is it all inclusive? Yes

Total you think it will be? After visas, gate entry fees, insurance and required vaccinations/immunizations about $18,000 to $20,000

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Bwed2012:  I know. It took a LOT of convincing my fiance on my part – he was absolutely against the long flights. We were able to book business (and may upgrade to first class later on) so that was very helpful.

Plus they’re redeyes so I coaxed him with thoughts of deep slumber on the way there and back.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

 

Where did you go for your Honeymoon? Punta Cana, DR

 

How many days/nights? 7 days 6 nights

 

How many flights did you have to take to get there and back? 2 Flights…LONG flights

 

How many hours of travel? 12 hours with time differences and layovers 

 

Do you have any regrets and wish you went somewhere else? Definitely not

 

How much did you spend on flights? part of our AI

 

How much did you spend on hotel/resort? AI for both of us was $2900

 

How much did you use for spending money? $500, which was more than enough.

 

Was it all inclusive? YES!!!!

 

Would you go again? Was it worth it? Yes, it was beautiful, we had a wonderful time and we both swam with dolphins we’ve always wanted to do that. 

 

Total Cost? $3000

 

 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We had a smaller budget for a honeymoon, so we did a semi-local mini-moon.

Where did you go for your Honeymoon? Mackinac Island

How many days/nights? 3 Days/2 Nights

How many flights did you have to take to get there and back? Zeroflights… we drove, but we did need to take a ferry from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island!

How many hours of travel? Nearly six hours driving plus about a 20 minute ferry ride each way.

Do you have any regrets and wish you went somewhere else? No, it was great!

How much did you spend on flights? About $220 on travel. $60 on gas, $120 for round-trip ferry tickets (included a carriage tour and admission to Fort Mackinac on the island) and $40 on valet. (We wanted to be fancy… lol).

How much did you spend on hotel/resort? $400 for two nights in an amazing honeymoon suite with a private balcony, view of the lake, a jacuzzi, and complimentary fudge… ๐Ÿ™‚

How much did you use for spending money? About $600… We did a guided kayak tour which we spent about $150 on. We also went out to eat every day but had leftovers for lunch every day because the meals were huge! We spent about $275 on food/drinks and another $175 on gifts. We got lucky and hit Mackinac Island late in the year when things were a lot cheaper than normal. Even our gifts/souveniers were cheap. I wound up buying a nice coat for myself that retailed around $150 for $45.

Was it all inclusive? Nope

Would you go again? Was it worth it? It was worth it. We had a ton of fun! Would I ever go again? Probably not. There’s too many other places I would rather go back to if I was doing repeat vacations (which we try to avoid)!

Total Cost? $1,220

 

Post # 24
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Worker bee

Hahahaha how on earth did this 4 y/o thread get revived???

Here to say props to all of you making the trek to the Maldives. It’s my little dream, but not enough to actually make the insanely long trip there – unfortunately don’t have enough vacay time ๐Ÿ™

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