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#25 Hawk

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:24 PM

I've been the Mayan three times but never went to the ruins!!!  that said, they have a couple of incredible places to snorkel...and all the beach side resorts will have a boat you can take to get to the reefs etc to snorkel as well.  it's fricken amazing there.  turtles, all sorts of fish...last time we encountered a whale shark on the way back.  Beaches are awesome...some of the sand in the water might be rocky here and there as it's still recoverinng from hurricanes past....but I'd go back every year if I could.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

Bermuda is better if you have cash to spend. Ask Fiz how it is. Think $8 beers and $400 hotel rooms.

 

I would avoid it as you will blow through $3k pretty quick.

 

DR is the polar opposite.

 

We went sailing in Tortola for ours but you kind of need some others to fill a boat.

 

I would look at something like Cayman which is more affordable as has great beaches. Maybe Aruba, or most anything with St. in front of it.

 

Agreed.

 

St. John can be a drinking spot, cozy spot, hiking spot, diving spot, etc....

 

It pretty much has it all.

 

However you fly into St Thomas then take a cab to red hook, a ferry across the bay and are then in paradise.

 

I highly recommend.

 

Last time I went we got rental car, hotel for 6 nights, and flights for 1K apiece.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

I'm getting married next June and just starting to look at honeymoon destinations.  I'm thinking we are going for the more "relaxing on the beach" vibe as opposed to an all-out adventure style honeymoon.  Probably looking to spend around $3k.

 

I'm kind of overwhelmed by all the options and am looking for any advice from those with experience.

 

Some places I want to look into are Negril, Bermuda, Dominican.  I definitely want to avoid Mexico.  I'm a little paranoid about getting in the middle of a cartel shootout.

I've thought some of those resort destinations are a little overrated, you could go to the wild dunes resort and have just as good of a time in and around charleston(cool old south city if you never been) and save the travel expenses

 

Charelston is easily my in my top 5 favorite cites in the US, only places that compares to it as far as atmosphere goes is Savannah 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

Just got back from aruba 2 days ago for the first time. It is awesome. If you're looking for just an amazing time relaxing on the beach that's the place. The weather was perfect. Only place ive been where 90 degrees can feel like 75. Ocean was also amazing

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

sandals shmandles. fug that poo. does your 3k budget include airfare? how many days/nights are you looking at? do you have passports already?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:28 AM

Need honeymoon ideas...

 

 

I'd suggest making love to your wife.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:04 AM

Cayman Islands.

 

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:02 AM

Owned a timeshare in Aruba for many years- sold it in 2008. Aruba is very expensive compared to the other Caribbean islands, although some of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in are there. The beach space is limited so the hotels just keep building on top of each other to the point they are very crowded along with the beaches. Last time I visited Aruba, we were 6 couples and rented a villa up the coast toward the lighthouse for $7500 for the week (between 6 couples, pretty cheap). Had its own private beach and a pool. If you could find a condo or small private rental on its own beach away from the hotels, Aruba wouldn't be so bad. Live on the economy instead of the tourist dollar.

 

Been going to Mexico for about 4 straight years and absolutely love the Mayan Riviera. Venture to the Mayan ruins every visit trying to find a new place to explore. Venture just a little further south and you've got Belize, also. Although Belize isn't as "touristy," it's cool being out there on your own- it's a lot less expensive that way.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:36 AM

I'd suggest making love to your wife.


Well I checked that one off this morning..err future wife.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

Alaska, because its cold and she will want to snuggle up and stay in the hotel room more.  That is the purpose of a honeymoon is it not?  :)



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:29 AM

I've thought some of those resort destinations are a little overrated, you could go to the wild dunes resort and have just as good of a time in and around charleston(cool old south city if you never been) and save the travel expenses

Charelston is easily my in my top 5 favorite cites in the US, only places that compares to it as far as atmosphere goes is Savannah


Uhhhhh, Wilmington is a much closer cousin to Charleston than Savannah.

That said I prefer the nightlife of ILM over both.

C town dies at night in the winter.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

Alaska, because its cold and she will want to snuggle up and stay in the hotel room more. That is the purpose of a honeymoon is it not? :)


Depends on how long you dated before slipping on the ring!