We have been to CN 4 times, with our 5th trip just 19 days away. The first 3 times we booked a deluxe beachfront and were in building 6. Very close to the beach and Cassanova. Last year we booked a deluxe garden and were in building 3, further back from the beach. This trip we opted for the deluxe garden again. The rooms were exactly the same and for the savings in price, we are able to extend our visit to 14 days. We enjoyed both locations and because the resort is so compact in size, walking from building 3 to the beach or restaraunts was not a big deal. Whatever you choose, you will love CN. Congratulations.
When are you staying? We will be there in July also for our honeymoon and we too couldn't decide if we wanted to "splurge" for this trip and get a beachfront room, but we ended up choosing the garden deluxe room because of these reasons:
-It's the cheapest room (so we can save money for off site excursions/tipping, etc)
-we are never in our rooms on vacation except to sleep/get ready.. why waste $ on a beachfront when you can be on the beach! lol
-the hottub next to the scuba pool is right near the garden deluxe rooms!
I agree with Caribbeanlovers--save your money for other things and book the garden deluxe!