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Fiancé and I are all over the place, cannot decide where we want to honeymoon! We are looking at a max budget of 8-9K. ~9-10 nights in June/July. We are considering New Zealand (and are big LOTR fans), Hawaii (though if Hawaii, not sure which islands to do), and possibly even Orlando, Fl (Harry Potter fans, still never been to HP world). Like I said we are kind of all over the place so it’s hard to say exactly what we want but I can tell you we aren’t interested in golfing, horse-back riding, skydiving, bungee jumping or anything too intense along the same lines (fiancé is not a big heights person). But we are interested in other fun activities, hiking, pretty sights, possibly beaches. Welcome to hearing about any recommendations or experiences!
ETA: Fiance did mention he does not want to go to Mexico
This topic was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by DancinDarlin. Reason: ETA FI did say he did not want to go to Mexico
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We’re going to Mauritius and so excited. A good mix of everything to do and remote enough.
Post # 4
For us, the honeymoon was pure relaxation and getting away from the normal things we do – including being around lots people.
We went to Tahiti for 11 days, sat on our butts, drank pretty drinks, ate amazig food, and just spent time together with no schedule, no alarm clocks, nothing. When days get too long and life feels a bit overwhelming, we always look back at our honeymoon – it’s pretty calming to think about actually!
Post # 5
kiawah Island, SC. We just got back from there ( a friend’s destination wedding) and it was fantastic. They have amazing golf courses, beaches, horse back riding on the beach, great food, etc.
Post # 6
We are going to Thailand! I’m super excited.
I dont know anything about NZ but hawaii would be awesome! If you have 10 nights you could split it up and do 2 islands, or explore both sides of big island. I did 2 weeks and we did honolulu, maui and kauai. I would skip honolulu, but kauai and maui were both awesome. LOVED kauai.
Post # 7
We did a 10 day trip Big Island, HI, and loved it. We plan to go back. That would be very romantic.
I’ve been to HP Universal and stayed at the Hard Rock. It was a great location for the park. You can get to the park by walking or taking a boat. It’s pretty fun to hang out in that area.
I personally think Hawai‘i is a more romantic honeymoon spot. It depends on how much money you want to spend and how much time you have.
Post # 8
We’re going to Costa Rica. We booked an adventure package that basically contains everything you said you didn’t want minus the golf lol. BUT they also had honeymoon packages without all the adrenaline stuff that looked really nice!
Post # 9
I will recommend Tahiti, too. Very beautiful. It’s a good place to enjoy honeymoon. New Zealand may be better for future.
Post # 10
Orlando in June or July sounds like the last thing I would want to do on a honeymoon. I love the Harry Potter sections of Universal, but you couldn’t pay me to go in the summer. You have a really decent budget, so go for the trip that could be once in a lifetime. New Zealand sounds amazing!
Post # 11
It is the middle of winter in NZ at that time of year. If you plan on going to the Matamata area pack your waterproofs and thermałs.
Post # 12
Yeah that was one hesitation with NZ. I thought the cool weather might be ok or even better for hiking but if it rains a lot that might put a wrench in some things.
Yeah, it’s true that the timing is probably the worst as far as crowds (and heat).
I guess with all that said I am leaning towards Hawaii but I’ll also take a look at Tahiti. Thanks all!
Post # 13
We did a Royal Caribbean cruise. I highly recommend it. Tons of activities to enjoy or R&R
Post # 14
What about Iceland? Greece?
Post # 15
We went in March and the rain made hiking so much fun (and yes that was sarcasim).
If you can swing Tahiti do it. It is expensive but beautiful. We are doing a cruise in the area in April and are so excited but have stayed in Papeete and Moorea and Bora Bora before and loved it. The diving is great if you are into that.