Ha, if you knew how many times I told David to contact the travel agent we were going to use before he finally did it, you'd realize why it's so exciting that we ARE in fact going on a honeymoon! We met with the travel agent yesterday, and I think we now know where we're going! We both knew that we wanted somewhere warm with a beach. Before yesterday, we were considering a few different options:
The Riviera Maya - El Dorado Royale Casitas (where David's brother and SIL went on their honeymoon in July):
The Excellence Riviera Cancun:
Or the Sandals resort in St. Lucia (where my brother and SIL went on their honeymoon last November):
My SIL's personal photo
However, when we got there, our travel agent told us the El Dorado Royale resort has increased tremendously in price over the last year as it's gotten more popular, and that it's even more expensive around our wedding since we chose to got married in the busiest wedding month of the year. He said he loves the Excellence resorts, but that he thinks they're more geared towards older couples (more relaxation and romance, less action and activities). And the flights to St. Lucia were insanely expensive, so that was pretty much immediately out of the question. The more he talked about Mexico, the more we wanted to either be around Cancun or Playa del Carmen, so we looked at several different resorts around there.
We finally ended up deciding on The Royal in Cancun:
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I love that the resort is adults only and is the perfect mix of relaxation and activities. There are plenty of things to do, there's shopping nearby (always a plus!), and there are plenty of spa/massage/relaxing options so that we'll come home rested and stress-free! Just looking at the pictures makes me SO excited for our honeymoon. I'm going to need a vacation after finals, graduating, moving home, getting everything together for the wedding, and getting married within a month. And they're especially tempting right now since it's been below freezing here almost every day since the end of November.
We ended up booking it just a couple days later. I'm so excited to get this checked off the list - I've been stressing about getting it done for awhile. We just need to get passports now - Neither of us have ever been out of the country! Is it bad that I'm almost more excited for the honeymoon than I am for the wedding?! Can you blame me after looking at those pictures?
Do you know where you're going on your honeymoon? What made you decide on that location?