Nicole
Super August 2020

How much is your honeymoon?

Nicole, on January 9, 2020 at 8:29 PM

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I understand flights/travel expenses also depend on where you live. I'm from Chicago, FH and I are thinking about going to Hawaii for our honeymoon. Originally wanted to do an all inclusive resort in the Bahamas or St. Lucia, but not sure considering the price. I figured it would be cheaper to plan...

I understand flights/travel expenses also depend on where you live. I'm from Chicago, FH and I are thinking about going to Hawaii for our honeymoon. Originally wanted to do an all inclusive resort in the Bahamas or St. Lucia, but not sure considering the price. I figured it would be cheaper to plan it ourselves to save money. Our wedding is costing a lot already, but we still want to go somewhere nice. We were thinking around 5 nights. If you've planned your honeymoon at either of those places, do you mind sharing how much you spent? Just trying to get an idea. Also, did you go through a travel agent or plan it yourself?

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  • Ellen
    Dedicated September 2020
    Ellen ·
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    Chicago bride, honeymoon in May:


    1) St Lucia was our top choice, and our budget was 10k, which we impossible to make work for 7 nights. Flights (AA economy, main cabin extra free with my status) were ) $1300 RT / person, and the resorts we looked at (Smaller AI in Soufrie) were going to put us over before any excursions.
    2) We are instead doing Antigua, flights are $780 RT / person, and with most ORD > Caribbean flights, we connect through Miami. Our beachfront private pool cottage, AI, was $4500 for the week, and we have plenty of savings to do excursions and such.
    Our transportation to the airport for our honeymoon is free with our wedding limo contract, which helped save. We did not look at any Sandals, as it is not our taste, but they tend to run more expensive than other AI, and you do lose some of the local feel IMO.
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  • Sara
    Beginner May 2021
    Sara ·
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    I booked and all inclusive stay at Nassau Bahamas flight and hotel $3,500 for 7 nights
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    If you're looking at all inclusive resorts. Sandals actually has people who are Sandals specialists. They don't charge you, they receive compensation from Sandals. But I'd recommend doing that as the girl I know from high school that does this offers some pretty decent sales.


    I assume maybe other all inclusive resorts have similar types of people.
    Otherwise I'm very pro planning yourself... but we're also staying in the US.
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  • S
    Devoted October 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    We’re doing Hawaii and going for two weeks since it takes so long to travel there, we will be traveling from Boston. We also plan on stopping in San Diego for a few days on the way back home. It will be an expensive trip, but it will also be well deserved! My SIL went to Hawaii for her honeymoon and gave lots of good information on planning a great honeymoon there!
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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated October 2020
    Stephanie ·
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    We are doing Disney 5 days 6 nights meal plans port Orleans for 2890 we are waiting to book flights till closer for a cheaper flight Smiley smile
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  • Ashley
    Devoted October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We got a deal through weddingvibe honeymoons. We are going Sandals ochi in ocho Rio's Jamaica. We are staying in a butler villa. With flight included, we are spending about $5k.
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    We went to Hawaii for 7 nights from Denver. We stayed 3 nights in Maui and 4 in Oahu. We splurged on hotels in Oahu & activities in Oahu, and had rental cars in both places. We spent around $8,000 total. I planned it without a travel agent.

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