December 5, 2008 6:06 AM Subscribe
Where, in the Caribbean, should we run off and get married?
So, my man is about to become Mister Punctual. Woot! To avoid the wedding-industrial complex, and because I am lazy and don't care about flowers/bridesmaid dresses/caterers/extreme levels of stress, we are going somewhere, just the two of us, for a week to tie the knot.
I wanted Bali. He doesn't want to be on a plane that long (wuss). We have decided on somewhere in the Caribbean. I would like for it to be somewhere interesting with more to do than lie on the beach. We've been to Belize, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Mexico (Mayan Riviera/Cozumel). So I was thinking Costa Rica. Monkeys! Jungles! Cool birds!
So, Hive, any recommendations for a beach-front all-inclusive in Costa Rica? Or should we go to the Dominican Republic or some other cool place I haven't thought of? From what I've seen, you can pretty much get married anywhere so that part isn't as important as a unique and cool destination. I don't want the Sandals-everyone's-been-there experience, if that makes sense. We are not divers, if that matters. We are runners and love kayaking, hiking, swimming, and eating. We do not fish or otherwise kill things. We'll be going in January.
I would love to hear your Caribbean travel experiences and recommendations. If there is any non-Caribbean destination you'd like to plug, that would be great to hear about as well. Thanks!