(Closed) Where to Go?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where Should We Go On Our Honeymoon
    Thailand : (25 votes)
    48 %
    Hawaii : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Roadtrip down Pacific Coast : (7 votes)
    13 %
    South America : (11 votes)
    21 %
    Other- Please Explain : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Have you considered Malaysian Borneo? There are some amazing resorts in the rainforest, and the Sipidan dive site is spectacular. My husband and I just did a 4 month trip around Asia, and it was my favorite place! (we also went to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and mainland Malaysia). The Borneo Rainforest Lodge and the Kapalai resorts are two we stayed at that we mind blowing! The other place we loved most was the Mulu national park – the higher end bungalows inside the park were really affordable (maybe $80/night, I think?) and were amazing!

    Post # 4
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    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It sounds like you might like Costa Rica! Really beautiful and lots to do. Fiance and I will probably honeymoon there.

    Post # 5
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My vote would be for South America – I’d go to Argentina and maybe Brazil.  In Buenos Aires (Arg) you have one of the world’s most romantic cities (I haven’t been yet but I’ve done lots of research into it as it’s going to be my next big holiday) and it would be an awesome place for a honeymoon.  You can also head south to see the glaciers of Patagonia, and sample some of the world’s best wine and beef regions in the world, also in Argentina.  If you head north towards Uruguay or Brazil, you’ll have some beautiful beaches to relax on as well.  October is heading into summertime in South America so the weather shouldn’t be too bad.   

    Depending how much time you have, you could start in Buenos Aires and cross the continent through Bolivia, ending up in Peru, or you could do a loop of sorts and end up in Santiago, Chile.  

    If you really want an adventure, I’d maybe look into some alone time in BA to start, and then hook up with a small group tour (G Adventures or Intrepid Travel) as you will get to visit a lot more places and have a more authentic experience as you can get off the beaten path.   I’ve been on several tours with couples on their honeymoon and they’ve always seemed to love it…and most of them have tacked on a few days at either end of the trip for just themselves.  Just something to think about.

    As for Thailand – it can be expensive to fly there but once you’re there, everything else is dirt cheap.   I’ve been there twice, once to go from Bangkok north to Chiang Mai to do a hilltribe trek (pretty awesome) and once to go from Bangkok south through Khao Sok National Park and hitting the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Tao (also awesome).  

    ETA:  Somehow I forgot the part in your original post about wanting a relaxing holiday – in that case, maybe scrap South America and go to Thailand instead.  Although I would second a PP’s suggestion of going to Borneo instead  – much less touristy, home to the organgutans, beautiful beaches, and a gorgeous place to be! 

    Post # 6
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    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d consider talking to a travel agent.  They might be able to help you find a destination that would suit your needs and your budget.  Sometimes a really good one can be helpful.

    Post # 7
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    14439 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted Thailand, but I’d say either Thailand or South America.  The only thing is that if you were already worried about the cost for Thailand, I only imagine S. America would be more expensive.  Thailand would be SOOOO cheap once you get there – as long as you arent going to the 300/night tourist spots.   There are a ton of nice local spots for cheap.  Food is cheap transportation is cheap – I’m talking like 50cents to 5 dollars a good meal for 2.  The only real worry is flights.

    Post # 10
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    FH and I are going to Costa Rica. We’re beyond excited about it!

    Post # 11
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    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @nataliegrace90:  my vote is for Thailand.  

    To help you cross one of your options off the list:  we did a California road trip for our honeymoon and it was just too much driving.  We are both Southern Cal natives and chose to do it because we didn’t have the money to do a real honeymoon.  We drove up to Monterey the first day, stayed a couple nights, then made our way down – staying at various spots we wanted to hit along the way.  While it was nice to get away, I would NOT recommend it.  I was so sick of being in the car. Plus, if you are visiting family, it’s not the same as being by yourselves in a little honeymoon cocoon.

    Post # 13
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    14439 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @nataliegrace90:  Movies.  Dont watch movies for a few months and catch up on them all on the plane.  My husband who complains during a 3 hour plane ride to Florida did not make a peep flying to New Zealand.  He watched movies the whole time!

    Post # 14
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    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It sounds like you really want to go to Thailand, so I would say go to Thailand. It’s far, the flights are long and not so cheap, but it’s stunning, and it will feel very special. I highly recommend Ko Tao (but it depends on the time of year). If you do a diving course, hotels can even be free.

    PS: tripadvisor.com — never fails!

    Post # 15
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Check out Friendlyplanet.com, I got my Thailand honeymoon there!  I’m so excited to go!!

    Post # 16
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @nataliegrace90:   Bring lots and lots of books and magazines; also, book a flight on a good airlines.  Thai Airways is lovely, as is Malaysian Airways, Singapore, and Cathay Pacific.  Fly one of the Asian airlines instead of the American airlines and you will have a better experience.  Not that I’m trying to take business away from American companies but their long distance planes just don’t measure up to the Asian airlines in terms of comfort, food, and entertainment systems. 

    I fly all the time between Australia and Chicago – a 29 hour journey minimum, sometimes longer if the connections aren’t great.  I always bring my Kindle, a paperback book, a couple of magazines, my iPod (with games in addition to the music), and lots of snacks, although I ususally don’t end up eating most of them.  It’s not the end of the world and the time goes by fairly quickly.  It’s most definitely worth the inconvenience of losing a day and spending 24+ hrs on an airplane to explore parts of the world you would otherwise never see.

    Oh and water…. drink lots and lots of water!  Yes, you will get up to use the loo all the time but you won’t get as dehydrated which goes a long way towards keeping jet lag at bay and helping you feel like a normal human being when you get off the plane.

    ETA:  You might lose two days when you fly west to Asia.  I always lose 2 days when I fly back to Australia.  The Australian flights leave late in the evening on a Monday (for example) and arrive in the morning on a Wednesday in Australia.  Just an fyi.

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