Help us pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday.
July 16, 2012 1:57 AM Subscribe
Help my wife and I pick a vacation/honeymoon destination for the Christmas Holiday.
posted by Ergolad to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I know this is a question that gets asked a lot. I've searched MetaFilter and gleaned some pearls, but feel this topic could use a reboot. Appreciate your input.
The Details: My wife and I have decided to ditch our respective families and give ourselves a much needed holiday and belated honeymoon. The internet has changed much since I last searched for a vacation deal and I'm honestly a bit lost. Would love your suggestions.
We'd be leaving from Los Angeles and were thinking somewhere tropical. We have the time to take up to 2 weeks, and could even fly on Christmas Eve or Day, something like 12/25/12-1/8/13. I see that it's a hot travel time, so we are looking for suggestions how we can get the best bang for our buck. We're willing to make an investment, but want to be smart about it.
I'm usually a fairly adventuresome traveler, while my wife likes to keep it simple and relaxed. This time around we both agree that we don't want to work hard, we just want to be taken care of and enjoy each others company. Though it's not usually my style, we both were thinking of an all inclusive resort. I don't want to get crazy and do a Club Med-like thing. I'd probably shoot myself, but the idea of it all being sorted has its appeal.
The wife wants to be able to relax around a pool all day, which sounds good to me. We're both foodies to a certain extent. I'd like to maybe do some scuba diving and get in some trail running. Would at least be fun to have the option.
I've been to the Caribbean, Bali, Kauai and Bermuda and loved all of them. My wife's been to The Bahamas, as have I, but I didn't particularly care for it.
Any thoughts? Ideas about how to get the best airfare? Is all inclusive a good idea? Destinations? FYI-No cruise ships. I'm not much for long stays on ships. As for budget, I'm not sure what would be realistic. I can see from checking a few places, that time of year, you could easily spend upward of $600+ a night. Is that what we should expect? I'd really like to get well under that. When I was a kid my mom always had a knack for finding bargain holidays that were always fun. Hoping you can help me steer me in the right direction.
Thanks! Look forward to any feedback.