This is perhaps the most obnoxious humble brag ever (go ahead, you can give me a virtual smack; I deserve it) but PIC and I are having a hard time finding a honeymoon destination because we’ve both already been to too many places. More importantly, we’re both already been too many places with other people.
Spain, for example, is completely off the list for this reason.
Ditto most of Europe.
And while I’m well aware that there are entire continents I have yet to explore (Asia, Africa, and South America to name just a few…) they’re not the sort of continents I want to go to on my honeymoon. I intend to drink lots of mai tais, have lots of sex, and take lots of long, luxurious bubble baths. And if I’m just a stone’s throw from let’s say the Great Wall of China for example, I’m going to feel guilty doing all of those things. I’m going to feel like I should be going on tours and taking notes and doing research—I’m going to feel like I should be working.
The obvious solution would be to just go to an all-inclusive somewhere in the Caribbean like a normal couple, but I want no part of “normal” in this case (or in any case, really, even if it means biting off my own nose to spite my face). Plus I’ve already been to most of the islands in the Caribbean, and I can’t stand spending more than a few days at the beach.
So… once again I turn to you all for help.
Suggestions? We intend to go for 2 weeks at the end of the spring and would like to spend less than $5,000 (including air fare). Considerably less if I have anything to say about it… and before any of you suggests Cuba, PIC is (sadly) not into this idea.
Somewhere in Europe or Asia would be great (a few but not too many museum and historical sites; a few but not too many beaches) and I am especially into the idea of any place that has one of those over-the-water-private-bungalow thingies.
And hot tubs.
And swim up bars. Even though I know from experience that these aren’t all they’re cracked up to be because they leave your torso exposed to the cold air.
(Keep in mind that sounding cool is almost as important as actually being cool in my book.)