Honeymoon Excursion Idea?

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  1. Schfinkter

    Schfinkter Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Dandy's House
    Well, I bit the bullet and finally booked my honeymoon today. We are going to Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun for 6 nights.

    However, I have the attention span of a squirrel and won't be one that enjoys just spending endless hours sitting on the beach or pool... so I need ideas from those who have vacationed in this area for things we have to do while there and things to avoid (not cool, cost too much for what you do, etc.)

  2. isuska

    isuska Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Ankeny, IA
    We went to Secrets Maroma Beach just down the coast for our honeymoon. We took a bus tour into Cancun to see the shops and Senor Frogs.

    But that is about all the help I have for you as we stayed around the resort drinking and playing volleyball.

    Edit: I lied, we took a kayak tour out into the Caribbean one day also. Our resort had a stand on the beach that had a couple different activities to do.
  3. JohnnyFive

    JohnnyFive Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Wherever you go, go all-inclusive
  4. twinCitiesClone

    May 8, 2010
    When I went a couple years back we did a day trip to Chichen Itza (just took a bus with some tour group) which was pretty cool. The ruins were amazing and learning some of the background on all that was interesting. They also have this waterhole that you can swim in which was fun.
  5. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    I hear the 'get abducted by a drug cartel' excursion is exciting. YMMV.
  6. farminclone

    farminclone Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    We went to Secrets in the DR. If your resort is similar to ours, you will love it. Food was great, and everything on the resort was awesome.

    I am sure it can be completely different where you are but we went on a dune buggy excursion that was a waste of time. Rode around on dirt roads on a slow dune buggy, not fun.

    We had a good time para-sailing and snorkeling. There was plenty to do on the beach at our resort (kayaking, paddle-boarding, volleyball, etc) that we kept pretty busy while we were there. The excursions always take longer than you think because someone is late, something doesn't start right, you have a long bus ride to get there, etc. so they end up taking most of a day up. I would only do 2 days of excursions because of that.

    We enjoyed walking up and down the beach, looking at the different resorts and stuff. We would sometimes walk up to an hour one way just because it was fun seeing everything going on at the beach and looking at the resorts.

    Have fun!
  7. SWCy13

    SWCy13 Active Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    We did a jungle tour in March when we were in Cancun that was pretty fun. Got to drive ATVs through the jungle, zipline, saw some Mayan ruins and swam/dove in a cenote. We just went to the concierge desk at our resort and they lined everything up, including private transfers to and from the resort.
  8. HappyJoe

    HappyJoe Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Des Moines
    Go deep sea fishing. Bring dramamine.
  9. RubyClone

    RubyClone Active Member

    Mar 21, 2014
    It's a ways south of Cancun, but we went to Xel Ha - eco waterpark kinda thing. We stayed at Playa Del Carmen about an hour south of Cancun and this was probably another hour, maybe less. But an easy drive with a one day rental.

    Ruins of Telum aren't too far away from there either, maybe 15 mins IIRC. I'd guess there may be buses that run down there as well.

    We also did a ferry across to Cozumel. Ehh. But we went really late in the day and didn't have much time to really get around.
  10. CycloneSupt6

    CycloneSupt6 Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Asst GC Supt
    We went to Cancun for our honeymoon and stayed at Now Sapphire. We took a day trip to Garrafon Park and swam with the dolphins, snorkeled, and went on the zip line. Had a great time, especially swimming with the dolphins!! http://www.garrafon.com/park-activities/
  11. lakesbison

    lakesbison Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Chichen-itza was pretty cool. 2 1/2 hour bus ride for you. But you get to swim here it's amazing


    isla majerus is a 5 minute ferry ride across from cancun. Love that place. Do a sail with your lady there lay on north beach. It's awesome.
  12. dtISU

    dtISU Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    A suburb of Ames
    It's your honeymoon. Isn't your recreation already lined up???
  13. Incyte

    Incyte Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    I have a short attention span too. That's why I will never go on a Caribbean vacation. I prefer a driven tour of Europe but that's just me.
  14. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Des Moines, IA
    I saved a kid from drowning at Xel-Ha. He said he owed me his first born child (He must have been around 20 years old at the time).

    He didn't know how to swim and decided to go off one of the cliff jumps. Nobody else was wearing life jackets so he didn't either. He threw his down in the water before jumping thinking he would just land on it. The kid sank like a rock and I was next in line so had to dive in after him as there are no lifeguards or anything like that.
  15. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    "Before" picture model
    Iowa City area
    #15 00clone, May 13, 2014
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
    Granted this was 10 years ago, but we were on that strip between cancun and playa del carmen as well, we took a bus to playa and wasted a day between walking the shops in central playa del carmen and taking a ferry over to Cozumel and walking around.

    *edit: Which is worth mentioning, your resort, if it's all inclusive, likely has a concierge that will help you book things, and talk to you about what you like to do.

    Which reminds me of the other thing we booked thru our concierge, the pirate ship snorkel trip. You boozed between stops, then snorkelled different places. I wear glasses (can't wear contacts) and couldn't get the mask to not leak, so I ended up staying in the boat with the crew feeding me booze...let's just say between the rocking of the ocean, and the amount of booze I put down while everyone else was snorkelling, I didn't have very good 'land legs' when we got back to shore.
  16. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Iowa Falls
    Its your honeymoon, isnt there only one thing you are going to be doing? :wink:
  17. Schfinkter

    Schfinkter Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Dandy's House
    Thanks everyone... the responses I've received so far have been very helpful
  18. lakesbison

    lakesbison Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Ya you should do mine, I'm a master with the wives.
  19. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2009

    add reading on the beach and that's pretty much 95% of our trip to Negril last year. And I LOVED it.

    If you are close to good snorkeling, I would do that and Chichen Itza, but I like old cool stuff. Don't overschedule yourself too much; it's nice to wake up realizing there is nothing you have to do for the day :)
  20. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    go for a lot of long walks alone on the beach so you can check out the topless euro babes.

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