Monday, February 16, 2009

Where in the World Would You Go....on your Honeymoon?

I think we started envisioning our honeymoon as soon as we got engaged. We both just skipped basically over the entire wedding and went straight to the honeymoon. Mark and I love to travel and we desperately want to do more of it, so planning a "once in a lifetime trip" was right up our alley! Ever since we starting envisioning it, we've had a LOT of trouble narrowing it down! We were all over the place! Bora Bora, Santorini, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Thailand, Bali, Maldives, name it, we wanted to go there. Obviously (from the places i just named) we are orienting it towards beaches. We both love the water. I mean, don't get me wrong...we want to do other things too...but lying on a beach sipping a fruity cocktail is my idea of vacation! At least for the first day or two after the wedding. We do also want some adventure in there as snorkeling, deep sea fishing, catamaran cruise, hiking, zip-lines, kayaking, jet ski tours...whatever! So we've made a list of our top places and now we need you guys to help us narrow it down even more! 

One & Only Palmilla -  Los Cabos, Mexico:

From the Website:
A verdant oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. Where warm waters break onto a dramatic shoreline...and gray whales can be seen rising majestically in the distance. Here the gracious style of Old Mexico - with its red-titled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains - is quietly nestled amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom.

French Polynesia (this one is a package):
1 night at the Radisson Plaza Resort in Tahiti

3 Nights at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa:

From the Website:
The Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa is situated on 7.5 acres of white sand beachfront, a short drive from arrival points on the island and two miles from the magnificent Cook's Bay.

And 3 Nights at the Bora Bora Pearl Resort & Spa:

From the Website:
At the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort you can discover the sparkling magic of the lagoon, admire the awe-inspiring Mount Otemanu while luxuriating in the peace and tranquility of the soundings.

Four Seasons Maui at Wailea - Maui, HI:

From the Website:
One of the world's finest resorts shows how even perfect experiences can improve on perfection. Discover aloha enchantment with chic sophistication in the Island's most spacious guest rooms -- completely renewed and rewired for the 21st century. Bask in Maui's driest, sunniest weather. On a white-sand crescent of Pacific paradise, allow Four Seasons to give you Wailea at its very best.

Four Seasons Hualalai Kailua - Kona - Big Island, HI:

From the Website:
Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu. On the exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, this magical, tropical oasis captures the essence of Hawaii's golden age. It offers seclusion without isolation, complemented by an award-winning sports club and spa and a private jack Nicklaus signature golf course.

So what do you guys think? Where would you go? Pluses or Minuses to any of these?


Melanie said...

OMG...Bora Bora for sure!

Heather said...

Let me talk to my friend that lives in Hawaii. She is pretty familiar with the resorts-- her husband is military and stationed in Iraq, so whenever he comes home they go to the resorts for a few nights.

Anonymous said...

I've been to both of the Hawaiian Island you are considering. I'd say you were the Maui type, it's pretty obvious you like luxury and don't mind spending big bugs to have the most beautiful honeymoon ever. The Four Seasons at Wailea has it all. We stayed there and were treated royally. To help you with your decision you should buy the book No Worries Hawaii that lists all the pros and cons and shows what each island looks like and has to offer. You can get it at any Barnes and Noble or Borders or online at Amazon. Congratulations to you two! Adele

Rachel said...

Bora Bora...DUH!