Skip to comments.Advice wanted from fellow Freepers on a Honeymoon trip. Where to go.
Posted on 12/27/2010 1:10:40 PM PST by nikos1121
My son is getting married the weekend of Valentine's Day. He and is wife to be have not yet decided on a honeymoon location. Travel agents are steering them into one of those all inclusive, security fenced in places in Aruba or Cancun etc. I suggested a Cruise, but my son, a plumber and avid golfer, I think would probably go nuts after a couple days without doing something physical. My brother suggest Maui. Staying in San Francisco a day and then flying to there. I say anywhere but Mexico. The drug wars, etc have spilled into places like Alcapulco...so I'd say it would be crazy to go there.
I respect and look forward to the comments here.
Hawaii or Paris.
There are some gorgeous golf courses there, too. Jamaica is very affordable as well.
If they don't want to leave the US check out the US Virgin Islands. No passport required but generally more expensive than the Caribbean nations.
Super 8 Motel.
He is on his honeymoon I hope to hell he gives it to his bride big time
I would highly recommend Sarasota, Florida. Try the Helmsley Hotel there. It is absolutely fantastic. I think you fly to either Ft Myers or Clearwater airport. It is a quick easy get away and really great.
Also St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. I dont think you need passports etc since it is property of US.
Have them come to Hawaii, specifically, Kauai. The most beautiful of the islands.
Thailand, you can’t beat the prices and culture that hasn’t been ruined by tourism. I would suggest an island called Koh Sumui. Check out wikitravels on Thailand, it’s a bit of a long flight but definitely worth it. You can find hotels bungalows on the beach from 11$ to 1,000$.
Damn good advice !!
A Baltic Cruise is a wonderful choice. Paris is good. What about a Safari? Think outside of the box. A Baltic Cruise and Safari is definitely outside the box. Paris not so much. South Africa would be a wonderful trip too....maybe combine with Safari.
As active as your son sounds, Hawaii would be great. There is golf, sport fishing, surfing, parasailing, hiking on flat ground or slopes. Plenty of history on Oahu - Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and USS Missouri.
The White House. Barry isn’t using it this week and he called it The Peoples’ House.
Go to Thailand! They won’t regret it!
Yep, 8 bucks a night. Or else, Holiday Inn Express.
No offense intended, but if they’re mature and independent enough to get married, they ought to be able to and want to research this milestone trip for themselves. Don’t get into the middle of it.
The Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. No rain and lots of terrific golf courses, restaurants & beaches.
Hana om Maui. Very beautiful and lots to do on Maui - including biking down the volcano. The drive out to Hana is beautiful, There is also a series of spring fed pools just beyond Hana that are great.
Maui or Kauai (Hawaii), but tell them not to go hiking in the mountains of any Hawaii Island....pot growers...vicious ones.
I was gonna post that but it was to easy
Cozumel (removed from the mainland Mexico). The Virgin Islands. Hawaii. Belize. Skiing in Utah, Colorado, etc.
And I can predict with 100% accuracy that he will love a cruise, especially on one of the newer ships. They are active 20 hours a day, all the shore excursions, and you don't have to looking for a restaurant. I have never found anybody under the age of 87 who was bored on any cruise we have been on, and that includes people from ex-NFL players to bridge addicts to avid golfers to just want to be busy all the time people to don't want to do anything people.
If he wants to just lay around, do Virgin Gorda or Tortula. Virgin Gorda has wonderful snorkeling.
If he wants to golf and swim, do San Lucia, Hawaii, or Grand Cayman.
Stay away from Mexico, period. We did honeymoon there 30 years ago in Chichen Nitza and Cancun. Now we don't even get off the cruise ship.
We have friends that go the Roatan and they love it.
My preference would be Grand Cayman or San Lucia.
Tell them to enjoy it.
I agree. Stay away from Mexico or anywhere else there is strife. My Sis in law got mugged in Greece. Go figure.
Best bang for your buck with a golf course for my money is the Dominican Republic and all the “all enclusives”. Food was great the weather great and the resort was top notch.
Tell your son to reconsider the golf...I played on my Honeymoon and am still hearing about it 35 years later.
Maybe the trip is a wedding gift from the parents? Even if not, what the hay is wrong with parents suggesting locations? For gosh sakes, these kids could end up going to Mexico because a travel agent makes $50 more sending them there than hawaii as an example.
>> I think would probably go nuts after a couple days without doing something physical.
You need to sit your son down for a talk about the birds and the bees.
That would be FOREIGN, eh?
It should be against the law to visit Thailand...
It's an Obama-loving liberal welfare basket case that is currently involved in defraud America about the nature of its Kenyan.
Frankly, at this point in American history, I'd honeymoon by buying $5000 worth of remote land in Idaho and going camping on it.
Jamaica? You are kidding right? Nothing but crime there.
Stay in the US. Americans have targets on their backs everywhere today — even at home. But at least, if you do get in trouble, you have some assurance that the local cops will lend a hand. Outside the US, if you think Obozo’s State Department is going to be much help you’re delusional.
And tell them to NOT go on the honeymoon until a few weeks after the wedding when the stress levels from all that activity have abated a bit. A lot of marriages start to go south on the anxiety riddled honeymoon.
Congratulations to him and best wishes to her.
i also vote for Kauai! we went to Maui on our honeymoon 25 years ago and it’s gorgeous but more congested than Kauai [where we have been several times since]. We stayed on the big island this past summer, which is very different, very lovely and even less congested, but Kauai is my favorite. perfect honeymoon spot!
see post 6
I think that part will be well-taken-care-of, ifyaknowhatImean...
Its really an adventure. People are laid-back, and it is a fascinating place. A couple days in Bangkok, visiting temples, river-tour, etc...
Then go to the beach - Phuket is nice, has all levels of hotels. Koh Samui slightly more remote and also very nice. Hua Hin is close to Bangkok. Don’t send them to Pattaya - sex trade is in full swing there, they may be shocked by what they see.
Brazil or Wheeling WV.
My wife took this picture with a throwaway camera (don't forget the camera).
Lots of safe places to go to in MEXICO.
I spent a week in Cabo San Lucas in October. Stayed at the Hilton, which has a spectacular ocean view and one of those majestic infinity pools. Great nightlife, dacing and bar scene downtown for “kids” too.
If you have a timeshare, you can trade for a week there like I did.
We also go to Puerto Vallarta a lot.
Lots of water activities (snorkling, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, boat rides) as well as plenty of golf. Great restaurants on the cliffs and in the hills with terrific sunset views for honeymooners too!
Never had a problem in the 25-years that I’ve been going there. There’s even a COSTCO so you can load up on alcohol and other supplies...
Alaska. Furs, fireplaces, snowmobiles, hunting and fishing,sledding, and hopefully they’ll get to play in a massive blizzard.
A few years ago, we spent a week at a bed & breakfast up in Vermont in the middle of February (that included Valentines Day). Room included a jacuzzi and a working fireplace as well as floor to ceiling windows that made us feel like we were in a snow globe when it was snowing outside. Well, we went through a quarter cord of wood that week and we didn't leave the room much except to go eat.
Another time we spend a few days at a ski resort up by Burlington, VT. Once again, the jacuzzi,a fireplace and lots of snow and we didn't ski very much!
I have loved every cruise I’ve been on. My only regrets have been not adding a day on each end. You come home on Sunday... and then back to work... that always sucked wet dog fur...
thanks for the information...
Even now $5000 won’t get you much in Idaho.
But I’d move out and rent you my house for a week at that rate.
No wild stuff a la Al Baby tho...haha!
Nope. Been there three times in the last 2-1/2 years. Love the place.
Nothing but crime there.
Maybe but it's very organized crime. You can chose to participate or not, it's up to you. There are no carjackings or random kidnapping for ransom. The resorts know who is buttering their bread so security is very, very good even if you go off property. You'll have a 'handler' who for around 20 bucks, plus cab fare, makes sure you get where you're going, have a good time, and get back safely.
It was also about half the price of Hawaii.
We're planning our next trip there now.
You didn’t mention money being a consideration, so: The Four Seasons Hotel on the island of Lanai.
PGA level golf courses.
A multitude of running events.
oh, and some theme parks...
Lol, love Bangkok, and even Pattaya too!
(Since I live in LA, nothing shocks me.)
Pattaya might be a bit much for mid-westerners though...
Go to someplace you can go to again. Many people opt for once in a lifetime exoitc places. But it becomes unlikely to go there ever again. If there is a nice place nearby that is not too expensive, the couple can return there in their later years.
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