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View Poll Results: Which honeymoon location?
Aruba 11 24.44%
Bahamas 8 17.78%
Barbados 5 11.11%
Belize 11 24.44%
Bermuda 1 2.22%
Costa Rica 10 22.22%
Hawaii 11 24.44%
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:35 AM   #41 (permalink)
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we did 7 day safari in Tanzania (morogoro, lake manyara, serengeti, Tarangire, lake victoria) & ended it with 7 days on the beautiful beaches Zanzibar... I cant recommend something like that enough, its expensive but if your lucky your only having one honeymoon, make it unforgettable...
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I have been to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. I know you are looking to settle on Belize but Panama is cool place.. kind of in between Costa/Nica. Nica is a bit too undeveloped yet for a honeymoon (IMO), Costa may be a bit too developed (for those that like off the beaten path) but I still have loved my trips there.

In Costa Rica... my favorite spot is a beach south of Tamarindo called Playa Avellanas. I think I heard they may have paved the road getting there or at least improved it, but it was a bit of a hassle which helped keep things quiet. Literally everything you would want in a beach, especially if you like to surf as well. And for my travels, the best beach bars in the world in Lolas.

Barbados is an awesome, awesome place.. not as cheap as the CA spots and probably a healthy flight for you. You have some surfing thats rideable for schmoes like me if its the right time of year but the world class break there is a bit gnarly if you aren't good. Its a fun island, great food, cool people, nice mix of stuff to do and see.

We did the Hawaii thing, Kauai and Maui. It was hella expensive and definitely a bit touristy, but we got out of the hotel every day except one to explore. Even as a novice surfer I got to ride some fun waves in honolua and then a spot near poipu. Both islands were nice but Kauai was amazing.

Have been to some of the others on your list and I would say meh to a few. Belize is one place I haven't been but have only heard good things from friends that have, so I'm sure you will enjoy it there. Too many places to see, so little time and money!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:34 AM   #43 (permalink)
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My Favorite topic. Hawaii. Seriously, anyone who know me thinks I have a problem. My husband and I went to the Big Island and it was AMAZING. We stayed in Kona, which we loved. It was a little town that you could walk around easily, with a lot of really cool little shops. We met a couple who stayed in Hilo, the other airport town on the island, and they wished they had stayed in Kona. Apparantly it wasn't as nice, and rained a lot more. We went in March and the weather was fine. It rained in the morning for a half hour to an hour and then it was sunny for the rest of the day. We hiked to the green sand beach, which was incredible, went to the Volcano National park, also amazing...we hiked into an old lave tube which had crystal all over the walls on the inside, we drove to see the lava flow into the ocean at night, which was also beautiful, we drove the whole perimeter of the island. We saw waterfalls, met all kinds of awesome people. We found a swap meet ran by hippies, checked out some antique stores with cool old Hawaii stuff. Best trip EVER. I want to go to Kauai next time because I love to hike and there is an amazing place in Waimea Canyon that is called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. I think there is more to do on the Big Island, but I do not know from experience. If you haven't already booked your honeymoon, I would totally recomend The Big Island of Hawaii, and I would suggest the Royal Kona Hotel. It was not one of the nicest hotels (I think it was 3 stars) but I thought it was great. Very nice if you get a room in the alii tower, I would recommend a "corner king" room. You can book on AAVacations.com for pretty cheap. I don't work for any of these places, Just LOVE them. The hotel was within walking distance to all the little shops. Although we rented a moped (not my idea) the first day to check stuff out before we realized how close we were to all the little shops. (I would recommend renting a 4X4 to go see all the cool scenery around the island....we ignored the rental companies "suggestion" of staying off certain roads. My husband is a pro at four wheeling) We originally rented a convertable, but couldn't get everywhere we wanted to go with it. Also March is perfect timing because the Humpback whales are in Kona to give birth to their calves. We went on a whale watching cruise, which was incredible...something I will never forget. You also see dolphins, which swam with our cruise boat and did flips to show off. The Big Island is unique also because it has 4 of the 5 major climate zones. You can even snowboard in Hawaii, on top of an inactive volcano.Honestly, there probably hasn't been a day that I haven't thought about Hawaii since I have been back, and I am now planning to live there one day. Ok so , I got a little carried away, needless to say, my vote is Hawaii.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:38 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Oops. I see you've already chosen! I am sure you will have a blast there as well, I have heard good things. My cousin is a journalist, and has been to Belize for work, He said it is amazing! Have fun, and congrats on the wedding!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Wife and I went to Playa del Carmen (south of Cancun) for a week this past October.

We paid a little over $1700 Canadian for the both of us
All inclusive, flew with Sunwing
Includes taxes and fees
Includes tips for the bar and house keeping ($600 Pesos)
Includes the extra we paid for 2 excursions, all day snorkeling at the cenotes and all day adventure/zip lining at a park ($175 US)
Includes the souvenirs we purchased in town ($200 Pesos)
Includes one week airport parking at Pearson International ($96 Canadian)

The catch. We went during hurricane season but there was not a single cloud in the sky the whole time we were there. Fried and looked like a cooked lobster even with 50 spf every few hours. Limited my exposure to the sun after the 3rd day.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:08 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Some photos at the resort and some random wildlife hanging around the resort, Iberostar Tucan.

I lied. There is a photo where there are some clouds in the sky.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I cant believe I forgot to mention the night dive in Kona to see the Manta Rays!!! Check it out on youtube!
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Thanks for the feedback! Yeah we haven't booked anything yet but I think we're 99% set on Belize now. Should be fun!
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Some photos at the resort and some random wildlife hanging around the resort, Iberostar Tucan.

I lied. There is a photo where there are some clouds in the sky.
Nice pics, the place looks beautiful! Now I am jonesing for some sunshine...Nothing but grey skies in Michigan for like six more months, LOL.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:22 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback! Yeah we haven't booked anything yet but I think we're 99% set on Belize now. Should be fun!
Traveling is fun to me regardless of where ( ok maybe not ANYWHERE..but you know) sunshine and beaches, cool people and some drinks, ya can't go wrong. I was going to go to Belize for a school trip, but it fell through, anyways there were all kinds of adventures to go on. Post some pics when you return home!
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