Hi. I've spent the past few weeks scouring the forums and narrowing down my hotel list. When I finally think I've narrowed it down to the perfect hotel, I read reviews and details that turn me off.
My husband and I are planning our honeymoon. We got married while he was deployed so we decided to wait until he got back and go on our one-year anniversary. We will be in Santorini (Oia) Oct 18 - 20. This is the "splurge" leg of our trip.
Our MAX price range is about 300-400 euro/night. If there's an accommodation that is just a little bit more, we will consider it if it's worth it. I am terrible at making decisions, especially when it involves going somewhere I've never been and spending a lot of money. This whole trip is going to cost us more than what my car is worth!
Below are our absolute musts -- if you could help narrow it down and provide your personal experiences, I would more than greatly appreciate it.
MIN $$: N/A
MAX $$: 300-400 euro
1.) The most spectacular view we can afford. I am looking for a view that you only see in movies and in photos -- a view of the caldera, volcano, sunset, beautiful blue sea, etc. I understand that sunset views are limited, so I would be willing to sacrifice it for an amazing view of the others.
2.) Private Outdoor Jacuzzi - I have this image in my head of us sipping champagne, cuddling in the (heated) jacuzzi/hot tub, and just look out at all the lights from the buildings and the stars in the sky.
Santorini has always been a bucket list item for me. Most likely, given our situation (finances, time away from work, no kids yet) this may be the only time we have the chance to go. Forums are typically my last resort because I don't like bugging people but I'm actually falling behind in sleep and work trying to plan this leg of the trip. I even had a mini-meltdown this morning because I'm so behind in my work schedule but this matter MUST be taken care of immediately as hotels are booking up and special offers are running out.
All and any help would be more than greatly appreciate. I will forever be grateful for all of your help. Thanks in advance.