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My husband's family is giving us $4000 to go on a belated honeymoon, anywhere we want to go.

We want to do something exotic. Neither of us wants to go to Mexico (the obvious choice); we'd prefer to go somewhere where we could rent a small apartment for a week.

It has to be warm, preferably with beaches. Night life isn't an issue because we're not party-happy, but we'd like a good mix of beachy-ness plus culture like ruins/museums/wildlife/etc.

I'm thinking about Peru, but he seems dead set against it for some reason. At first he wanted to go to Morocco but just flying out there would eat up all of our money! Blech.

Any suggestions?


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My husband's family is giving us $4000 to go on a belated honeymoon, anywhere we want to go.

We want to do something exotic. Neither of us wants to go to Mexico (the obvious choice); we'd prefer to go somewhere where we could rent a small apartment for a week.

It has to be warm, preferably with beaches. Night life isn't an issue because we're not party-happy, but we'd like a good mix of beachy-ness plus culture like ruins/museums/wildlife/etc.

I'm thinking about Peru, but he seems dead set against it for some reason. At first he wanted to go to Morocco but just flying out there would eat up all of our money! Blech.

Any suggestions?

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Yaaay, suggestions! Thanks. :D I'll look them up and talk to my hubby about them.


we met: 07-22-01

engaged: 08-03-06

I-129 sent: 01-07-07

NOA2 approved: 04-02-07

packet 3 sent: 05-31-07

interview date: 06-25-07 - approved!

marriage: 07-23-07

AOS sent: 08-10-07

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1: 09-14-07

AOS approved: 11-19-07

green card received: 11-26-07

lifting of conditions filed: 10-29-09

NOA received: 11-09-09

lifting of conditions approved: 12-11-09

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Barbados

I disagree.. Barbados has no soul and is SUPER expensive.. I'd chose Jamaica over Barbados.

Honestly? I'd either do Hawaii or Tahiti... or Cuba.. but I realize that's "not allowed" :bonk:

this is where I'd go...What a fab prezzie!!

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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My husband's family is giving us $4000 to go on a belated honeymoon, anywhere we want to go.

We want to do something exotic. Neither of us wants to go to Mexico (the obvious choice); we'd prefer to go somewhere where we could rent a small apartment for a week.

It has to be warm, preferably with beaches. Night life isn't an issue because we're not party-happy, but we'd like a good mix of beachy-ness plus culture like ruins/museums/wildlife/etc.

I'm thinking about Peru, but he seems dead set against it for some reason. At first he wanted to go to Morocco but just flying out there would eat up all of our money! Blech.

Any suggestions?

I would recommend Acapulco, Mexico where my fiancée is from but you said you don't want to go to Mexico :crying:

In Acapulco you can spend a lot of time at the beach, there are restaurants with amazing food and mountain views overlooking the ocean, you can watch cliff divers jump off of a giant cliff and if you go at night they dive with torches, you can go watch bullfights, go to the flea market, go to the mall where they have a luxury "VIP" movie area where the seats are leather couches and they have waiters that serve alcohol, go to the aquatic park and swim with dolphins, go boogie boarding in the ocean, parasailing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, water skiing, etc...

For $4,000 you are pretty much limited to South America, the Caribbean, and Central America because the flights and hotels are going to take a large chunk out of that 4K if you try going to Africa, Asia, or Europe.

My second recommendation is Brazil and Peru is also a very nice choice!


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Hello HannaP...

what would you really consider exotic?

It seems you're looking for something more in the laid-back range. Check out the Lesser Antilles. On 4K you can do the resort thing but for that you may as well go to the Florida Keys.


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Dumaguete in the Philippines has a lot to offer :thumbs:

4k limit, airfare for 2 would take most of that.


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