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#1 Sairah

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:04 PM

We are hoping to go to Mauritius or somewhere similar... you know, warm weather, white sand, clear water, over water bungalo's, papering etc etc..

But we have expensive taste... ie: we like fancy rooms and we dont stay in accomodation less than 5 stars in rating..

but this is serving as a problem..

H2B wants to have at least ONE night in an over water bungalo but most are around the $3,500 PER NIGHT mark.. *faints*

we have got a 14 day quote for mauritus in very nice accomodation and food and everything package... but its come in at $9,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ohmy.gif

So I was wondering what is the norm to expect for this type of honeymoon...?
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:12 PM

I think $9000 for 14 days of that level of service is pretty good!

Our honeymoon was in Far north QLD staying in very nice accomodation, eating out every night, etc. We have very expensive tastes as well and ours ended up being just over $10,000 for 19 days smile.gif

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:18 PM

We're going to the Cook Islands and staying there for 10 nights in 5 star accommodation.

Including all flights, transfers, taxes and breakfasts the trip is $8000.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (Sairah @ Mar 15 2006, 12:04 PM)
We are hoping to go to Mauritius or somewhere similar... you know, warm weather, white sand, clear water, over water bungalo's, papering etc etc..

But we have expensive taste... ie: we like fancy rooms and we dont stay in accomodation less than 5 stars in rating..

but this is serving as a problem..

H2B wants to have at least ONE night in an over water bungalo but most are around the $3,500 PER NIGHT mark.. *faints*

we have got a 14 day quote for mauritus in very nice accomodation and food and everything package... but its come in at $9,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ohmy.gif

So I was wondering what is the norm to expect for this type of honeymoon...?

I think you are crazy for saying you won't stay in anything less than 5 star. I don't know if you have ever actually had a look at the difference between what is classed as four or five stars. From memory, five must have a pool, 24 hour room service, 24 hour concierge etc. Personally, I would not be bothered with going for a pool if you are staying in Mauritius as for concierge, that is what a guidebook is for. Room service is also not that important to me.

But if this is your standard then go for it.

I actually don't think that overwater bungalows are that much. more like $1,000 a night, depending on where you go. Is there a place in mauritius with them? I didn't see one when researching our honeymoon.

I think $9K is good if it is total. But I think it is is probably more like per person. Airfares to the Indian Ocean are more expensive than the Pacific. I think around $1500 pp to Mauritius and $2000 to Maldives. Compare this to Tahiti for $1000pp, which is arguably better than Mauritius in terms of setting. We got flights with Air NZ to Cook Islands for around $700 pp. So a large chunk of your budget is being eaten up by airfares.

I think you should do half board as opposed to full board in Mauritius, you will not feel like a full lunch everyday, just take some fruit from the breakfast bar. Does this quote include alcohol?

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:51 PM

We stayed in 2 five star resorts in Fiji for about 7 grand for 2. One resort was much more exclusive (ie expensive) though so we spent just 4 nights there and 7 in the other one. Full brekky was included at that place, but no other food was included and that was quite a bit (2 weeks at resort prices!) on top of airfares & accom.



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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:04 PM

ours is costing just over $4000 - we're going to thailand for 10 days.

But that doesn't include our spending money when we get there....that's just what we're paying the travel agent from this end?


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:35 PM

If you are looking at spending this sort of money and like luxury then have you seen this place in The Maldives? We saw it on Getaway awhile ago and it looked amazing!

The place is called Dhoni Mighili.

You basically get your own private luxurious beach bungalow (with outdoor bathroom, waterfall showers and plunge pool) AND a 65 foot private sailboat (Dhoni). You can use the boat as much as you like and you have the choice of staying overnight on either the boat or the bungalow.

All of this is for around $1130 per (person) per night including bungalow, Dhoni (boat), all meals & drinks, snorkelling equipment & butler.

We are thinking about sussing it out for a trip later in the year. smile.gif


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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:42 PM

Lucky you drom, we were drooling over it when we saw it on the Great Outdoors.

You might want to add it is $1130 PER PERSON per night, not for both.

I wish we could afford it. How good did the lobster look??

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (L&H @ Mar 15 2006, 02:42 PM)
Lucky you drom, we were drooling over it when we saw it on the Great Outdoors.

You might want to add it is $1130 PER PERSON per night, not for both.

I wish we could afford it. How good did the lobster look??

Oops forgot the Per Person!

How stunning was it! smile.gif

Fh and I were blown away by it when we saw it on TV.

Only trouble is, you'd have to come home to reality eventually. tongue.gif



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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (drom @ Mar 15 2006, 02:51 PM)
Oops forgot the Per Person!

How stunning was it! smile.gif

Fh and I were blown away by it when we saw it on TV.

Only trouble is, you'd have to come home to reality eventually. tongue.gif

yes ridiculously beautiful. although I think most of the maldives is! I was set on the Hilton but it just wasn't going to fit within our budget.

sigh, why didn't I marry an investment banker?? laugh.gif

#11 Chr!st!ne

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:09 PM

we are only going to Noosa, and h2b got a good deal for accomodation - $500 for 7 nights in a 4 1/2 star resort, i just paid $320 for our flights with jetstar, this doesnt include meals though. so i am thinking maybe under 2k for ours.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 05:41 PM

We are going to Thailand for 10 days, Malyasia for 10 days and possibly Singapore for 3 nights. Just starting to do the research now but it looks like it's costing us around $8k
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (Sairah @ Mar 15 2006, 12:04 PM)
But we have expensive taste... ie: we like fancy rooms and we dont stay in accomodation less than 5 stars in rating..

blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif Remind me not to go to Europe with you, then! wink.gif hehe just kidding..

I like luxury accommodation as much as the next person (or bride) but as Lauren said.. there is often not much diff between 4-5 and in certain parts of the world, 4-5 stars equates to a 3 star here or in Asia.

I have stayed in 4 and 5 star places but have also stayed in a 0 star $11/night place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I can't rave enough about that place to my friends and there was even a waiting list to get a room in that place!! It had a double bed, private bathroom with shower, aircon AND fan.. everything we needed except things like toilet paper and towels but it was boiling hot that we dried off so quickly anyway and just bought a few things at the shops.

to me , travelling is about the experiences.. not about staying in luxury accomm - and realistically, who spends all day sitting in their hotel room?

but $9000 doesn't actually sound too bad , considering the airfare would be a large component of that! smile.gif good luck with whatever you decide, Sairah.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:49 PM

We only had a short honeymoon, stayed on the Gold Coast in a nice apartment for 4 nights. I can't remember the price, but it was bloody good!!

And we got really cheap airfares with Jetstar because we just flew at night.

All up it would've been about $1k (from memory!) including spending when we were up there... Absolute max it would've been would be $1.5k.
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:50 PM

i can't remember, prob close to 10K. I just wanted to add that 4 star can be just as or more luxurious than some 5s, like a boutique resort that, because it doesn't have a gift shop or whatever, can't be classified as 5 star. Personally I prefer that type of accommodation, luxurious but not too big and commercial - still $$ though. 9K sounds ok to me.

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