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1. Posted by KAgata (Budding Member 4 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hello all,
My fiance and I get married on August 15 and are planning out on flying out for a 7 day vacation. We looking for a relaxing, romantic & quiet beach side vacation.
Do you have any ideas?
Thanks,
Agata

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1273 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Hello Agata

A little bit of information in your profile might help here - where are you flying out from for a seven-day, beach-side honeymoon in Europe. Relaxing & quiet? Skegness might fit the bill!

Enjoy TravellersPoint!

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 816 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

August is the height of the European Holiday season, so 'Quiet' may be hard to find.
But as Borisborough says, tell us more about you, what budget you have and what you really want from a holiday (hopefully a bit more than 24/7 at the beach), and we'll try to help.
Depending where you're from there may be easier alternatives closer to you.

4. Posted by KAgata (Budding Member 4 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'm sorry, I forgot to write that the wedding is in 2020, so there is still a lot of time.
We both work a lot so we are looking for a place where we will rest and spend time together.
We are thinking about Croatia or Italy. We will also consider other interesting proposals.
Do you have any ideas for us?
Agata

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 816 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Oddly still no mention of which country you live in now (which is often an indication that the question being asked is just a set up for a friend to answer with spam...).

Anyway, assuming this isn't a set-up question, both Croatia and Italy are great but I believe neither of them are especially quiet in August. I think the same can be said of Portugal, Spain Greece and Turkey, and the countries on the southern side of the Mediterranean .
However I've never risked a Mediterranean holiday in August because it's always so busy, so I await a more informed response from others.

6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 982 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

August is the off-season in South and Central America and the Caribbean and there are lots of relaxing beaches there. The only reason it is the off-season is that it is warm in the north so people are not fleeing the cold like they do in the winter. The weather in the Caribbean is not a lot hotter than it is in the winter. The only problem would be hurricanes. So if you go to the ABC island - the are mostly out of the hurricane belt as is Barbados. (ABC =Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). Also the west coast of Costa Rica. You might also consider Bermuda, but there are apt to be more people on the beaches there (it is the middle of the season) and it is more expensive.

7. Posted by KAgata (Budding Member 4 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'm from Poland.
Thank you for your opinion, however, we want to go to a place where the weather will be nice and we will not spend the whole holiday in a hotel. What do you think the regions are less crowded with tourists, however, as warm as the Mediterranean countries?

8. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 982 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I have been to Costa Rica in August and the weather was nice and we didn't spend the whole time in a hotel - the west coast has plenty to do - such things as waterfall rappelling and zip lines in addition to wildlife viewing and turtle nesting.

Bonaire is much less visited as it rarely has the cruise ships that other places have and it is a prime spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Aruba and Curacao both have casinos, and lots of restaurants and stuff to do.

Barbados might be easier to get to and it has wonderful beaches and plenty of stuff to do. The east coast (Atlantic) has surfing, the Caribbean coast has snorkeling and the south coast has body surfing - more waves than the calm Caribbean and less than the east coast. There are old plantation houses, a museum, caves, shopping, and parks. Of course August might not be very quiet as that is when they have Crop Over and people come from all over for that

There are other beautiful places in the Caribbean and the east coast of Mexico (like Cozumel and Playa del Carmen) but there is always the threat of hurricanes. They don't hit everywhere every year but if you are in one of the spots that they hit in 2020, then you will have to make other plans

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Apr-2019, at 10:48 by greatgrandmaR ]

9. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1518 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hi Agata

I think every sunny beach that's easy to get to is busy with people. So the only ways to get away from the crowds are to go to an expensive "exclusive" resort, or to travel a long way from population centres like Europe.

10. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 705 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting KAgata

I'm from Poland.
Thank you for your opinion, however, we want to go to a place where the weather will be nice and we will not spend the whole holiday in a hotel. What do you think the regions are less crowded with tourists, however, as warm as the Mediterranean countries?

You haven't specified your budget or how far you are willing to travel but from my own experience the islands in the Pacific (especially French Polynesia which is very warm that time of year) still have plenty of empty beach destinations. For something cheaper there are still plenty of Thai islands with great beaches that have yet to be inundated with mass tourism. If you are a bit more adventurous you could try some non resort islands in the Maldives. While some have become more touristy there are still many lesser visited ones and August is a cheaper time of year to visit.