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05 Mar 2007, 09:44
I am going on my honeymoon come early June. Just wanted some suggestions other than the normal Bahamas, Hawaii etc. Looking for more of a remote, tranquil location with a night life but nothing too crazy, not too touristy. Any suggestions would be great!
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05 Mar 2007, 09:52
If you're willing to travel international I would suggest Santorini. Pictures or stories can't do it justice, you have to go there and stay in a little town called Ia and it's the most amazing scenic place you've ever seen. It's an island that's a collapsed volcano (caldera) and it has amazing black sand beaches, red sand beaches, and many claim, the world's best sunsets.
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05 Mar 2007, 10:13
Head to Tanzania / Zanzibar. Gorgeous place.
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05 Mar 2007, 10:24
I know a lot of people who rave about Puerto Rico, but I have not been there myself (yet). There is definitely a night life there and a lot of great culture. I would guess that PR is at least somewhat touristy but not like Hawaii or the Bahamas.
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05 Mar 2007, 10:29
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I know a lot of people who rave about Puerto Rico, but I have not been there myself (yet). There is definitely a night life there and a lot of great culture. I would guess that PR is at least somewhat touristy but not like Hawaii or the Bahamas.

I would actually stay away from PR. It's a bit "ghetto" compared with other honeymoon destinations.

How about Bora Bora, before it gets too touristy -- or is that too late?
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05 Mar 2007, 10:37
Wow, it is amazing I had never heard of some of these places. And if you guys have already been there I am officially jealous. Any more suggestions are welcome, but the ones that have been offered already are outstanding! Thanks.
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05 Mar 2007, 10:43
Tanzania and Zanzibar are gorgeous. Santorini is spectacular - in fact, all of greece is. Most famous probably for all the white houses, but it's not a quiet place.

But I say.... You go to Fiji.

http://www.taveuniislandresort.com/
http://www.fijiresort.com/
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05 Mar 2007, 10:55
Not sure about honeymoons, but in a couple weeks I'll be spending some time here with my girlfriend.

http://www.tabaheights.com

I'm pretty psyched.
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05 Mar 2007, 10:57
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I am going on my honeymoon come early June. Just wanted some suggestions other than the normal Bahamas, Hawaii etc. Looking for more of a remote, tranquil location with a night life but nothing too crazy, not too touristy. Any suggestions would be great!

Tahiti -- A long flight from NYC ( 12 hrs ) but damn good!!..been there in Sep 2006...awesome
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05 Mar 2007, 11:07
Oh lest not forget the Maldives

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/M ... d/index.do

And this place is great too, check it out

http://www.huvafenfushi.com/

Oh and Wakatobi is awesome though its really hard to get out there

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakatobi
http://www.wakatobi.com/homepage.html

And to go back to fiji for a moment, a few more options

http://www.maravu.net/
http://www.beqalagoonresort.com/ (they need more pics)

But lets not forget amankila, one of the best resorts in the world if you dont mind spend a ton

http://www.amankila.com/kila/res.htm

If you want to do something totally different, check out

http://www.abercrombiekent.com/index.cf ... Pwod1Unb0A

In particular, with June timeframes look at the ngorongoro crater area (thats east africa). You want to hit up the Masai Mara area, and if you can swing the dough, stay at the ngorongoro crater lodge: http://ngorongorocrater.com/

(no that photo on the right is not photoshopped. it actually looks like that)

I could keep going... there are so many places in the world to visit.
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05 Mar 2007, 11:14
I would suggest the Taj Exotica in Maldives.
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05 Mar 2007, 11:22
wow... some of these places look so amazing! We just did the boring, safe route and went to Hawaii for our honeymoon.

I personally have never used this site, but I've heard others rave about it:
http://luxurylink.com/
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05 Mar 2007, 11:27
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wow... some of these places look so amazing! We just did the boring, safe route and went to Hawaii for our honeymoon.

I personally have never used this site, but I've heard others rave about it:
http://luxurylink.com/

I've never been to Hawaii, but I can't imagine it ever being a boring/safe route. Besides, once you make the big bucks, you can fly all over the world for second, third ... 20th honeymoons!
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05 Mar 2007, 11:35
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I've never been to Hawaii, but I can't imagine it ever being a boring/safe route. Besides, once you make the big bucks, you can fly all over the world for second, third ... 20th honeymoons!

True - I only meant in comparison to some of these amazing destinations suggested! But we didn't just lie on the beach all day. We went to the Big Island, so we went to Volcanoes National Park and we did a tour up to the observatories on Mauna Kea (that's what I get for marrying an astrophysicist! )
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05 Mar 2007, 12:43
Thanks for all the input, I will definitely inform you guys which one of these wonderful spots we choose. Thanks again.
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05 Mar 2007, 13:41
Turks & Caicos !
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05 Mar 2007, 14:36
I hate you and this thread.
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05 Mar 2007, 15:15
This is probably not your conventional location, but you might want to consider Cuba.

I know, I know, we are not allowed to go there. Not really. I went there last summer with (family trip) and had an amazing time.

I spent a couple of days in Nassau and then took a flight to Havana (real Russian air plane, with Russian signs and everything!).

Havana was everything they said it was an them some! Coming from Bahamas, the biggest difference I felt was that there was no American music! Donâ€™t get me wrong, I have nothing against Hip-Hop, but to hear live Cuban music in almost all restaurants that we went too, was an excellent experience.

After spending 4 days in Havana, we went to this ultra exclusive, tourist only, island strip called Varadero. Its a 2 hr drive and you can rent or take a bus. Beautiful, all inclusive resorts. From huge buffet tables to exclusive steak dinners. Everything is included in the price, even the drinks.

Getting package tours from Canada is very popular, so you might want to consider that option as well.

As I said, a bit unconventional, but definitely worth the little trouble you have to go through.

Enjoy!
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05 Mar 2007, 15:48
Wait, are you saying you're a US citizen and you made it into Cuba? How did that work?
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05 Mar 2007, 22:24
If you are looking at a wonderful but not-so-expensive-holiday, come to Kerala-->God's own country.
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