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Honeymoon in June/July in Caribbean

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Honeymoon in June/July in Caribbean

My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for this summer (either June or July) and would like to find an island or country that meets the following criteria:

- in the Caribbean, Central or South America (we're traveling from the US and don't want to spend a ton of time traveling)

- secluded; not a resort. We'd prefer to stay in some sort of a cabana or hut (doesn't need to be anything fancy)

- beautiful beaches where we can relax and swim

- jungle or rainforest where we can hike, see waterfalls, and observe animals

- warm but not humid, and preferably not rainy...

Basically, we want to be able to relax on a beach that's not touristy, and enjoy a few excursions like hiking and fishing. We also are looking to do this on a budget (hence the "nothing fancy" for our accommodations). Does this place exist? We'd like to hear any recommendations for islands, accommodations, beaches, etc. Thanks for any help!!

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1. Re: Honeymoon in June/July in Caribbean

The French and Dutch island of St. Martin/Sint Maarten is a spot that has the great but not touristy beaches you are looking for, they have an incredible number of beaches actually, and most of them are different from the other, lots of places to stay, from super luxury, to small rental properties.....no rain forest though..........gorgeous waterfalls and river rafting in Ocho Rios, Jamaica though.............you can actually hike up the waterfalls at Dunn's River Falls, in Ocho Rios................both islands excellent IMO.....

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2. Re: Honeymoon in June/July in Caribbean

Have a look at Costa Rica also....rainforest and some "eco inspired" accomodations which are kind of rustic can be found here....................for further info on any of these locations, there are forums specific to each destination which are full of traveller info and accomodation choices...............to enter a forum for Costa Rica click on the blue link in this post..........

Edited: 05 November 2012, 23:07
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3. Re: Honeymoon in June/July in Caribbean

Belize. Happy travels!

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4. Re: Honeymoon in June/July in Caribbean

We loved St Francis on stocking island in Great Exuma Caribbean. It is very very casual ...like you can be barefoot on the porch while you eat awesome sea food. Only 5 units all ocean front....so its pretty quiet and you can have the beach to your self. But no structured night life. There are occasional poker games at the bar restaurant on site. We snorkeled and rented a boat and enjoyed the water activities. Got sailing lessons from our young host. It is a Bed and Breakfast. Breakfast brought to our room every morning at 8. just climbed out of bed to watch the sun rise then out again to receive our breakfast basket which included enough food for a snacks too. great lunches and dinners by a 5* chef. I was raised on sea food and this was equal to the best I have had at any fancy restaurant. So it is no suprise that it is a favorite of the retired/ wealthy who live on their boats and sail around the world for months at a time. It's a Small island that you can explore on foot for miles but no roads or transportation except boat. So if you don't need much but each other and great food, this is the place. But if you want to dress up and dance then keep looking. If this sounds interesting check out the reviews. ONLY concern -I am not sure of the storm season. Better check that out where ever you go.

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