Deciding on a honeymoon destination? Read below!

Part 1

I often get asked what’s the best place to honeymoon. Choosing your honeymoon destination is not an easy feat. You need to consider the likes and dislikes of each person… this special trip isn’t only about YOU. As you’re now newly married, it means there’s two people in the equation, and if you spent your entire life envisioning sitting on the beach in the Bahamas but your partner always imagined surfing it up in Maui, well we’re talking about two practically opposites sides of the world. And, it all comes down to one thing: the Cost.   

After the wedding, let’s face it, most couples are pretty broke, and unless you’ve been saving for some time, paying for a full nice vacation can be hard. So let’s consider which of the two places is more ideal and maybe even better.

 Before we begin our comparison, you should know that I’ve been to the Caribbean several times and have also visited three of the five main Hawaiian Islands so I have some credibility here! I’m also not selecting one destination over the other due to personal preference, if you must know, my husband and I honeymooned in Europe and loved it.

 There are 3 main things that will make or break your dream sunny destination:

  1. Expenses
  2. Food
  3. Beach

 You and I both know that the Caribbean is cheaper, but why is it cheaper? Well, it’s cheaper for one main reason, and that’s because most major airports will have planes that fly to the islands directly. Hawaii is further out from the mainland, so if you live in North America you’re either flying out from California or British Columbia. The less flights = the more exclusive a place gets, therefore the higher cost to travel, not to mention the higher fuel costs for flying out much further.

 Day trips and unique activities will be cheaper in islands such as Mexico or the Dominican Republic whereas islands such as Aruba and St. Lucia will be more costly. But even then, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing – all the typical stuff – is still more costly in Hawaii. These few dollars here and there add up, and before you know it, you’ve spent a lot. When you’re on your honeymoon you don’t want to be counting dollars here and there or come home to discover you really broke the bank.

Like what you've read so far? Continue this reading in Part 2 of Hawaii VS. the Caribbean coming soon...