Hello everyone! I am a newlywed, married just 8 days ago (5-3-15). Me and hubby are trying to plan our honeymoon and are trying to pick something perfect for us. I am 27 he is 29. We will be taking a late honeymoon sometime in September as he has work. It will be a week. We will be traveling from eastern KY. We have never flown, or been on a cruise. Weve been to the beach twice as adults. Our budget as of now is about 2-2.5k. Thats for the trip and rental of the place. Not anything extra like food or shopping etc. We want somewhere really nice, beautiful, warm sunny, beachy but private. We want time to ourselves. Somewhere to go out and eat nice, do some shopping, and just be together. At first we were thinking cruise. But, after thinking about it, it's not very private and I'm not sure that would be the most romantic place I could pick for our honeymoon. So we then started thinking about resorts. I've been reading about the Secret's resort's on here alot. We want our honeymoon to be about us, not really looking to go anywhere to chat or meet people. Hubby is really worried about traveling out of the country. It is a little scary to me too. But I want this to be fun and we both want to travel. I've been looking at the secrets resorts in Mexico. They are soooooo nice! I've also looked at resorts in the Bahamas too. I think they are just both slightly out of our price range. I need somewhere I can pay a down payment on and keep making payments up until the trip. I've been looking for resorts in the usa but I just don't know where to look. I would love to go somewhere exotic too. So I'm terribly torn if I should look into the cruise, a resort of some sort somewhere exotic, or just look to rent a house or something on a beach somewhere. Any direction or input would be greatly appreciated!