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Dec 5th, 2015, 09:51 PM
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Where to go on Honeymoon

Hi - need help deciding on a Caribbean island to visit on honeymoon, somewhere in the range of $400 or below a night.
We both like to relax but like activities too, don't want to relax too much that we get bored if that makes sense. Both into water sports, snorkelling, jet skis, boat tours, seeing the local attractions etc.
Important to stay somewhere with good food as we love our food and drink, and a bit of atmosphere in the evening would also be nice.
A resort with a nice pool and near the beach... Hoping to spend a week in the Caribbean. Does anyone think that a cruise is the best way to see the Caribbean or best to stick to the one island? Really unsure on where to go...

All advice appreciated -

Thanks in advance!
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Dec 6th, 2015, 05:24 AM
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When are you planning to travel? It could make a difference on recommendations since room prices vary greatly from High Season (usually mid-December through Easter), Shoulder Season (mid November to Mid December and again after Easter until mid-to-end of June) and Low Season (June through mid-November).

Please clarify if your $400/night is just for accommodations or do you expect that to include your meals. If just for accommodations resorts/hotels in your per night price point can be found on most islands so best to choose an island first, then pick your resort rather than the other way around.

If you expect $400/night to include accommodations and meals your options will be limited and you might want to confine your search to the Caribbean destinations that have an abundance of mid-range All Inclusive Resorts such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

If snorkeling is a high priority for you then look at resorts on Grand Cayman and in the US and British Virgin Islands as those islands have some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean but they are on the expensive side and they don't have an abundance of All Inclusives and those that they do have will be above your price point. You should, however, be able to find "accommodations only" resorts at your budget point.

Given that you "don't want to relax too much" and you enjoy good food you might be better off going on a cruise. Most ships have fairly good food, especially the upscale cruise lines, and they all have nice pools on board, lots of shipboard activities and there are always numerous excursions and things to see and do in every port you visit (you'll be visiting a different island almost every day of your trip). Price wise, a cruise should meet your target $00/night budget.
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Dec 9th, 2015, 05:42 AM
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If you choose the ship and itinerary carefully, I think a cruise would work nicely for you.

I have visited St Kitts several times for a week at a time, each time staying at a different place on the island. I will be taking my fifth Caribbean cruise in a few weeks, so I like both island stays and cruises.

Actually, my first cruise was in the Caribbean on a new Princess ship (with stops in Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tortola and Barbados) and it made me love cruising. We had such a great time, we booked two more cruises that same year. We have since then done several cruises in Europe, but the Caribbean is my favorite place to cruise.

Choose a cruise that stops at several islands with different things to do on each island. You could have sailing with diving or snorkeling, river tubing, zip lining, helicopter rides, hikes or just hang out at different beautiful beaches every day.

Of course, cabins on ships are smaller than you would have at a resort, but it is a different experience. If this sounds interesting to you, post a question about it on the cruise forum. There are several members who are very experienced cruisers. they will be happy to advise you on picking ships and itineraries.
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Dec 9th, 2015, 05:55 AM
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Forgot, a couple of other ideas for another active honeymoon that also has beaches, Costa Rica or Hawaii. There are some good package trips to Costa Rica, and some nice cruises around the Hawaiin Islands.

Check out Travelzoo. Each Wednesday, they post the best trips, packages, cruises, airfares, etc. that they find around the world. They then direct you to the website of that offer.

Also, check out cheapcaribbean.com.
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