Once the “big day” has been celebrated and the knot has been tied, most couples head off on their honeymoon. A chance to travel to an exotic destination and enjoy a romantic trip for two is a dream come true. There’s just one problem.
That wedding was expensive, right?
But, even after a big wedding, there’s no need to skimp on a honeymoon. There are plenty of budget-friendly honeymoon destinations around the world that offer a romantic getaway without breaking the bank.
Aside from the cost of flights, these destinations offer inexpensive accommodation and activities without lacking in romance, relaxation or adventure!
Bali is a popular honeymoon destination for couples on any budget. Resort style accommodation and stunning beaches are right within your reach with a very affordable price tag. In Bali, you’ll get to experience romantic sunsets, unwind in a yoga class and indulge in world-class food.
Old Europe and traditional Mediterranean influence combine in this beautiful country. The Istria regionis particularly special for a romantic getaway. With luxurious hotels and wineries offering world class wine and food, you’ll experience a unique and unforgettable honeymoon. Go truffle hunting, explore seaside towns, and soak up the sunshine as you indulge in local oysters and wine.
A warm, tropical getaway in Mexico is sure to spark some romance. Playa Del Carmen is a particularly stunning destination to have as the backdrop to your honeymoon. Imagine stunning resorts, amazing seafood dining, and an ice cold margarita or Corona on a white sanded beach.
This diverse and beautiful country has something special for every type of couple. Whether you’re looking for big city nightlife in Bangkok, temples in Chiang Mai or tropical islands like Koh Phi Phi, there’s so much to explore. You’ll fall in love all over again as you swim at your Thai bungalow under the moonlight.
With beautiful weather year round, Portugal offers a unique European honeymoon experience. You and your partner will have an incredible time indulging in amazing cuisine, world-class wine, beautiful beaches or relaxing at a romantic resort.
For outdoorsy couples, Canada is definitely the place to go. Whether you’re in to biking, hiking, fishing (or skiing if you’re interested in a winter honeymoon destination) you’ll find it here. Lake Louise is a particularly beautiful and romantic destination for honeymooners. With its secluded destination and turquoise lake, it’s perfect for a romantic getaway among the mountains.
In Belize, you’ll get the best of both the land and the sea. Scuba diving, waterfall treks and incredible natural beauty are highlights in Belize, making it an ideal honeymoon destination. Sky dive over the Great Blue Hole, take a sunset catamaran cruise or explore Maya ruins for the ultimate tropical getaway.
Beautiful beaches, incredible forests and some of the world’s most unique flora and fauna will be the backdrop to your honeymoon here. Go scuba diving, white water rafting or sloth-spotting, then head to the sandy beaches and enjoy an incredible sunset.
While there are countless tropical honeymoon destinations around the world, the sparkling oceans and white sand of the Cook Islands are calling!
“Located in the South Pacific, in between Fiji and Tahiti, the Cook Islands and offer a very similar experience to Bora Bora or Fiji, but are a much more affordable destination. I would recommend visiting both Rarotonga and Aitutaki!” – Jessica of The Belle Voyage
The British Virgin Islands
This Caribbean gem is the ultimate destination for a honeymoon on the water. If a secluded tropical paradise on a sailboat is your dream honeymoon, look no further than the BVIs. Get out and about by going scuba diving and sailing or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
by Kiersten from The Blond Abroad