My FI and I are getting married in August, and while we were originally hoping to do an Australia or New Zealand honeymoon, the timing of our wedding does not work particularly well for those locations. We've discussed waiting until Dec/Jan for our honeymoon, but we'd really like to be able to go right after the wedding (which is also a more feasible time for us to take off work).
We are looking to take up to 2 wks off, budget would be somewhere in the $5-7K range (could be flexible for something really amazing though). We'd be flying from Boston. Open to flights of any length.
Would love something with at least a bit of a beachy vibe, but also with activities and sightseeing.
We've done cruises in the past, and while we love them, we're looking for something a bit different for our Honeymoon.
Safety is important to us, and we'd like to go somewhere where we will feel like we can get around comfortably speaking English.
We LOVE Hawaii - so looking for something very similar to that vibe. We've been twice recently to Hawaii, so we're leaning towards trying something new, though our back-up plan right now is a different Hawaii Island (we've done Oahu and Big Island in the past).
We've spent a little time in Aruba and weren't overly impressed (some nice beaches, but agree with some other posters about it seeming over-developed). Mexico has also not been our favorite (have only been to cruise ports), as we'd like to go someplace where we feel comfortable going out on our own exploring, and we didn't quite feel that way in MX.
I've enjoyed Bermuda, but not sure I'd want to spend a full 2 wks there.
Places we're considering - Costa Rica? Bali? (Not sure about safety in Bali, have heard mixed things) Somewhere random in the Carribbean? (Would want to make sure there are at least some activities though...)