Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Honeymoon in Paradise

If we could afford it, this is where we'd be going on our honeymoon...

Beautiful doesn't describe it!

(Photo credit here)

I discovered Santorini while browsing through TripAdvisor. Aaron and I have been talking a lot about our honeymoon, and we've been really overwhelmed by the variety of places to go. Much like the wedding planning, we're overwhelmed with comparing all of the options and all of their associated costs.

As many of you know, I'm an avid reader of Weddingbee, and it was over there that I discovered TripAdvisor. It's really an awesome website and it's helped me to feel extremely equipted to make an informed decision about our honeymoon!

I love reading the reviews. They are so helpful! I also love the traveler's photos and the quick links to hotels, flight, and entertainment information. With TripAdvisor (and no, this is not a sponsored post), I feel confident we're going to figure out our honeymoon very soon.

The rates at Santorini aren't bad either. Especially when we've run into resorts that cost upwards of $600 a night, which is way out of our budget! The only downfalls with this honeymoon are the cost and length of the flight. Kayak's lowest fare to Thira Island National Airport (nearby) is a whopping $1000. It is also a 15 hour flight - yuck! That would not be fun.

The other downfall is that it's not all inclusive. We didn't want to have to worry about money on our honeymoon. It would be nice to have everything included, but at a place like this, I don't see us needing to spend to much. It would be fun to snorkel and jet ski, but we can do that anywhere anytime! In Greece, I'm sure we'll spend most of our time taking in the view.

The best parts are obvious, it's secluded, romantic, exotic (there aren't beaches like this around the states) and if you don't believe me, check out the 278 positive reviews (and thousands of pictures) on TripAdvisor.

There is only ONE bad review, and there complaint was that it was far away from the world, which is fine by us! That would be a bonus!   


Frugalista said...

We wanted to go to Europe for our honeymoon but since we also bought a house this year decided it would have to wait. We were actually going to do Greece. We have a timeshare so I fully intend to make it there someday. I like reviews too...when they are consistent. Otherwise I just get more confused about what to do.

Dancy said...

Oh it's so gorgeous! I wanted to go to Greece too but we just don't have the money this year - plus, we're planning on going to Italy in Feb too so we figured Europe twice in 4 months might be a little more than we can swing.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Ohh looks so nice!

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

Go to St.Lucia! That's all I have to say about that. If you're wondering, yes i'm St.Lucian and a little biased.


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