Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Today I went on Costco's website to check on the resort in St. Lucia we wanted to go to for our honeymoon.  We were planning for 11 nights at an all-inclusive resort and it was going to be a little over $5000 for everything.  Sweet deal, right?

Well, this morning when I looked, the price had nearly doubled.  I was NOT happy.  I didn't know where else we could go for that price and for that length of time, except for Hawaii but we didn't really want to go there.  I had to leave to drop off some stuff at my grandmother's house and then go to my hair appointment, but I told asked Mat to look for more options and "fix it."  I wasn't mad at him, just mad at the situation.

It turned out through my searching on my phone and him searching at home that Costco had an excellent offer for a resort in Fiji.  After looking up the resort on Google, I stumbled on a Groupon for that exact resort!  To make a long story short, we bought 2 vouchers for 5 nights each, all-inclusive except beverages (but the exchange rate is in our favor for that, and even though it's our honeymoon we aren't huge drinkers anyway), and each voucher includes a candlelit dinner with wine, breakfast in bed, and a couples massage in the rainforest.  Because we bought 2 vouchers, we get two of each of those things!

We'll be able to book our flights using my credit card points, so those will be just under $3000.  The vouchers cost $2596, so after the 20% tax that will be added, we're looking at just under $6000 for everything.  It sounds too good to be true, but it's totally true!!!!

We're going to FIJI!!!!  :-D


  1. I LOVE IT!!!! I am so excited for you. Congratulations on everything falling into place!

  2. Thank you! Sadly though, the cost of the flight went up a couple hundred by the time we were able to book it, but the total cost should still be around $3000. You guys are going to Jamaica right? A Sandals resort? That will be AMAZING!!!

  3. yeah, we're really looking forward to it. But we're trying to figure out how to PAY for it... lol And we're also looking into upping our package to the better resort hotel. We'll have to see, but Todd keeps slacking about going back to the travel agent.

  4. Yeah I hear you on money. Because our engagement was a little longer we've been able to save for stuff like that, but now we're in the predicament of needing to pay for big things before we've had time to save all of it. We need our tax refunds!