Post # 1
We want to go somewhere “tropical” in April but it can’t be too expensive… We were thinking Mexico or Jamaica but heard Jamaica is really bad right now, and well, Mexico has always been kind of bad (especially the last few years).
We would want some kind of all inclusive resort where there is some privacy but has a lot to do (FI isn’t one to just sit around by the pool/on the beach).
Any suggestions on places to go and resorts to stay at? Share your experiences good and bad!!
Post # 3
I just booked my honeymoon in Belize…I’m not sure if this is what you’re looking for but we are staying here for the first half of the trip:
It’s all inclusive with day trips to Mayan ruins, caves, zipling, river tubing, etc. It’s nice, but it’s in the jungle so it won’t be as nice as some of the other resorts on the beach. But you will see toucans! haha but it’s very private and has amazing reviews on tripadvisor.
For the second half of the trip, we are going to move to a B&B on the beach in Ambergris Caye, which will cost $90 a night. Overall it’s more money than we were looking to spend for our honeymoon, but this was one of the cheapest we found throughout Central America. Apparently snorkeling/diving there is amazing since it’s like a quarter mile off the Great Barrier Reef. Good luck!
Post # 4
@ebet24: I never thought of Belize… I’ll definitely look into it!
Any other suggestions ladies?
Post # 5
Maybe a cruise?
We took a cruise to Jamaica, St. Thomas, and Puerto Rico – great balance of travel and ultimate luxury for the cruise (we sailed Celebrity Solstice and it was like the flippin Titanic :)).
Post # 6
My friend went to Costa Rica and LOVED it. And our honeymoon was in Maui. It wasn’t an all inclusive thing, but there is a lot to do on the island if you want to and if you don’t you should stay in Hana. Its on the tropical side of the island, is really quiet and far from everything and is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. A lot of people do the Road to Hana, but I don’t think many actually stay on that side of the island, so you won’t be overrun with other tourists. Plus I think April is part of the off season for Maui…though I’m not totally sure about that…
Post # 7
We went to Jamaica for our honeymoon in October and went to Sandals resort. We enjoyed our selves and had alot of fun at the resort!! I would look into sandals !! We went to Ocho Rios… it was nice , we met alot of couples and theres lots to do off the resory like swimming with dolphins, zipline, climbing Dunn Waterfall…. etc… The staff was so friendly … couldnt complain at all… we would definately go to another sandals resort
Post # 8
I’m looking into honeymoon destinations like you. I want something nice and warm but also don’t want to be bored and just sit around. Hawaii fits the bill for this but I am struggling because its not that exotic like Fiji or something. I have also been looking into St. Lucia lately and that seems like a good option as well. They have all inclusive places and there is stuff to do there.
Post # 9
I would also suggest Costa Rica. I went there a couple years ago with my dad and my little sister and the whole time I felt like I really wish I was there with a guy instead. The place is soo unbelievably romantic! There are many all-inclusive resorts, although you can also safely rent a bungalow. You can actually see a volcano erupt, go zip lining in the jungles, and other fun activities. Definitely look into it!
Post # 10
its not tropical but it is nothing less than romantic – we are headed to Sonoma and Napa valley then up the cali coast line to the secluded lost coast, gorgeous
Post # 11
We are leaving for Costa Rica in 3 weeks 🙂 We are staying at the Westin which is all-inclusive. I hear it’s amazing, but I won’t know first hand just yet.
Cruises are fun. And you can keep the cost of them down if you put your mind to it and don’t buy too many cocktails!
Post # 12
Would you mind being a little more specific about budget, just a general range?
Post # 13
I second the vote for Belize.
I’ve stayed here and it’s really great. Great beach and pool scene as well as great opportuinities for excursions:
Post # 14
The “bad” part of jamaica you’re hearing about is in Kingston which is nowhere near any of the resorts you’d likely chose to honeymoon at:)
Post # 15
We’re going to a resort in the Riveria Maya that has some ruins, a jungle and an eco park on the property. Also, we can take a trip to more ruins while we’re there and then there is a little beach for me at least one day since my husband doesn’t really like to lay on the beach all day.
The Belize trip sounds similiar!
Post # 16
What do you hear is bad about Jamaica? We just came from there, with a two year old in tow, and felt no less safe than being here in Canada.
Mind you, we didn’t do any night outs at bars or anything, so I can’t speak for the ightlife, and safeness of that. Nor did we go into the bigger cities.