Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where Should We Honeymoon?

I do realize that this is typically the groom's responsibility to plan, but let me tell you, the word typically does not apply to the life of a medical student and his fiance!  So, as my groom-to-be is currently preoccupied with books, books, more books, and a cadavear, the brainstorming has been left to yours truly! 

Therefore, I'm channelling all my sources and wondering if anyone has any fabulous honeymoon destinations to recommend?


1. Tropical, perferably Caribbean.
2. Somewhere we have never been before. {This nixes the Bahamas, the Keys, Costa Rica, and the Bitter End Yacht Club in the BVIs.}
3. Relatively easy travel. . . aka no Hawaiian 2 day travel time + 6 hr time difference.  I don't mind hopping on a plane and then a ferry, however.

Visualizing something very relaxing and serene. . .   Maybe a day or two, we'll hike or have a water activity while we are there, the remaining days just be able to relax by the beach or {private, preferably} pool with a book in hand.

Perhaps views like these. . .

This post has taken me forever to write because I keep getting distracted at GORGEOUS pics from the internet and daydreaming about the day we get to go to these places!

So tell me- where did you and your husband go?  Or if you are not married, have you gone to an incredible spot with your family or friends that would also be a great honeymoon destination?  I've heard rumbling of Turks and Caicos and St. Barts, but I don't know where to start!!


  1. Hey ML, Some people I know went to St. Lucia and Mustique and they have loved both! Have fun searching for honeymoon destinations!!! :)

  2. Hi... I'm Keri Donald, Lash's Cousin (his mom is my mom's sister). :) I've enjoyed lurking on your blog, but had to comment on this one... :)

    My husband, Keith, and I "babymooned" at Biras Creek Resort in Virgin Gorda (the British Virgin Islands). It is EXACTLY what you described above. You can do as much or as little as you want. You are there with only about 40 other people, but feel like you're alone with your own personal servants. You can interact with other people if you want, or stay totally secluded. Everything (except for alcohol) is included so you don't have to worry about the costs piling up. It's not cheap, but that's because it's 100 time better than a Sandals-type all-inclusive resort. When we were there, we spoke with quite a few people who were visiting for their 2nd or 3rd time (and even some who made it an annual trip). Check out their website: http://www.biras.com/ and their reviews on Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147360-d148930-Reviews-Biras_Creek_Resort-North_Sound_Virgin_Gorda_British_Virgin_Islands.html. We went about 3.5 years ago, and it has changed management hands since then, but it looks like the reviews are still wonderful, so I don't imagine it's lost any of it's va-va-voom! :)

    Biras Creek is seriously the ultimate in a relaxing, luxurious, all-inclusive resort! I know you said you've already been to the BVI, so maybe this wouldn't be perfect from that perspective, but the resort and it's privacy are right in line with what you mentioned above. :)

  3. I have a friend who went to Punta Cana, DR and had a wonderful time. I can ask her where they stayed!