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Self-Planned Exotic Honeymoons

xPWxxPWx Posts: 20 New bride
Who here has booked an exotic honeymoon themselves without going through a company specialised in booking honeymoons? I guess what I’m trying to say is, has anyone booked a holiday on a budget (£3k-ish) to places like Thailand, Bali, Caribbean for 7-10 days and classed it as their honeymoon? 

my partner and I are finding that if we mention the word “honeymoon” in our google searches or to actual travel agents, this instantly shoots the price up to something like £6k-£8k. We just want to get away somewhere hot, relaxing, with culture where we can explore.

Pri. 

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  • xPWxxPWx Posts: 20 New bride
    If you want to have an exotic vacation on a honeymoon, then be sure to go on holiday to Seychelles. Here everything is created for a relaxing holiday for a young couple. Just see what the hotel offers for such a case. For example, last year, we rested at this hotel  https://savoy.sc/blog/honeymoon-in-seychelles/  and got a lot of pleasure. This is the most unforgettable vacation.

    Thank you for the reply. I will check out the link. We didn’t think of Seychelles but are open to options. 
  • We haven't booked one yet but we'll definitely be arranging it ourselves.

    We've never done a holiday any other way, it gives you much more freedom to go where you want to go and it's usually much cheaper.
  • xPWxxPWx Posts: 20 New bride
    We haven't booked one yet but we'll definitely be arranging it ourselves.

    We've never done a holiday any other way, it gives you much more freedom to go where you want to go and it's usually much cheaper.

    This was our thoughts exactly @cluelessbride01 - yes it would be lovely to have swan shaped towels and rose petals on arrival but we would much rather prefer to explore outdoors in cultured places rather than stay in our hotel suite. Will look into it more when we are ready to book a place. We really wanted to try Bali or Thailand but open to other places x
  • Aimee87Aimee87 Posts: 3 New bride
    edited December 2019
    It's pretty much easy, as long as you know where to look for good airfare and accommodation deals.
    kiwi.com and booking.com (and sometimes airbnb) are the first places we check out.
    This summer we went on a three week trip to central Asia (had to apply for visas but that's the only taxing thing we had to do. then we just figured out the route and looked for apartments and tickets..if you're traveling around Kazakhstan do check out flyarystan.com), though it took us like a week or so to plan the whole thing but generally we visited places we wanted, dined where tripadvisors recommended us and weren't restricted by some time limitations like it's usually is when you get your trip planned by a travel agency and they usually decide what and where you should go

  • One thing to be conscious of is, when you book, that if you do flights separate to accommodation you'll not have any ATOL protection, which gives you no support if the airline goes under.

    You may book with a big name and not see this as an issue.

    In truth most couples choose destinations further afield and so prices tend to be higher because of that.

    Personally I am becoming more interested in multi-centre holidays.

    One I promoted recently was 14 nights split between Dubai, Sri Lanka and Maldives. 3 holidays in one. The price was £1800 each but very date specific

    Having island hopped in the Caribbean last Feb I had 3 different experiences on 3 different islands, better than getting bored with one location that you've flown 8+ hours to get to.

    Good luck. Once last comment. Tag on Google maps all the places you research for day trips and let those locations pick where you want to base yourself.

    Colin
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