11 of the best honeymoon destinations for any budget

Lori Zaino

Weddings are springing back to life this year, which means honeymoons are too. As countries lift COVID-19 restrictions , newly married couples can begin to think big once again when it comes to this very special romantic holiday of a lifetime.

From far-flung getaways to trips closer to home, whether you're on a tight budget or splurging on luxury, we've included some truly epic destinations for couples on this list.

Check out these 11 honeymoon destinations for a romantic holiday for two.

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Dominican Republic

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For travelers who want an affordable, all-inclusive , adults-only tropical beach honeymoon in the Caribbean, Punta Cana is the place to go for lounging on the white sands while sipping tropical drinks. Use points to stay at the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana (nightly rates start at 21,000 Hyatt points), set along the tranquil Playa Juanillo, far from the debauchery of the busy Bavaro beach and resorts.

Culture enthusiasts should also spend some time in Santo Domingo, where they can wander the colonial streets and take bachata dance lessons.

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From Cancun 's resorts to Mexico City's culinary scene and San Miguel de Allende's colorful culture, Mexico offers anything and everything to honeymooners.

For a true tropical escape, head to the hidden island of Holbox, reachable by a short airplane ride or bus-ferry combo from the Riviera Maya. The island is car-free, so grab a bike and cycle around, visiting quiet beaches and stopping at blissed-out beach bars.

Learn all about Mexico's most famed drink with a visit to Tequila, an easy day trip from the city of Guadalajara. And if the boho-chic Tulum is your pick, consider resorts like the recently opened Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya (nightly rates start at 90,000 Hilton points).

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There's nothing more romantic than learning how to dance the tango in Buenos Aires — except maybe wine tasting around Argentina's Mendoza wine region, where one of the best ways to hop from winery to winery is by bike.

Adventurous honeymooners can enjoy the majestic Iguazu Falls, one of the largest waterfall systems in the world. For a romantic, wine-infused accommodation experience, stay at Mendoza's Cavas Wine Lodge , where nightly rates start at $756 per night. This boutique Relais & Chateaux property is located on a 55-acre vineyard at the base of the Andes, and rooms come with outdoor, wood-burning fireplaces and private plunge pools.

And in the country's far-flung Patagonia region, travelers can also see Perito Moreno, one of the most impressive glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park.

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One of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, Greece offers the typical luxury honeymoon experience in spots like Santorini , where couples can bask in colorful sunsets and romantic dinners on the beach.

But honeymooners may encounter fewer tourists and have a more intimate retreat on islands like Paros, which features thousands of acres of vineyards and is known for its gastronomic scene. Several renowned chefs have opened restaurants there, and Paros has a distinct Cycladic spin to its food, using methods like sun-drying fish and infusing food with locally grown spices and herbs. Stay at Summer Senses , where nightly rates start at $190 and some of the suites come with private pools and stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

The Maldives

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This bucket list holiday is one of the most exotic trips honeymooners can take. It's best for travelers willing to splurge (with both points and cash) for the ultimate luxury.

Take a seaplane to your resort and stay in an overwater villa, making it easy to dive directly into the ocean whenever you feel compelled to do so.

With properties like the St. Regis Vommuli , the Westin Miriandhoo Resort , the JW Marriott Maldives and the W Maldives, among others, travelers with a stash of Bonvoy points definitely have an advantage here. At the W Maldives , for example, the base rooms designated for award travelers are ocean-facing overwater villas with nightly rates from 70,000 to 100,000 points.

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For such a small country, there's a remarkable amount of things to do on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka .

Honeymooners can hike Adam's Peak, explore the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura and surf the beaches of Arugam Bay or Weligama all in the same trip. From exploring tea plantations to seeing elephants roam wild at Minneriya and Kaudulla national parks, there's no shortage of life-changing (and affordable) experiences to have in this country.

After all, one of the best parts of a trip to Sri Lanka is that budget travelers can enjoy luxury lodging and experiences at shockingly affordable rates. For example, nightly rates at the Shangri-La Hambantota in the boho beach town of Trincomalee start around $136.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Want to honeymoon off the beaten track? Head to the Azores , the Portuguese archipelago that sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the gorgeous sunsets and impressive natural wonders such as Sete Cidades Lake, various volcanic peaks and craters and many thermal hot springs, the island's understated beauty and tranquillity envelop visitors from start to finish.

For intimate accommodations surrounded by verdant natural wonders, Furnas Boutique Hotel on the island of Sao Miguel is located within easy reach of the most famous thermal pools on the islands. The hotel also features a massive spa that uses the island's powerful thermic waters in some of its installations and treatments. Nightly rates start at $190.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

If you choose a honeymoon to Hawaii , your most complicated decision will be deciding which island to visit.

The remoteness of Kauai makes the island an ideal spot for a more secluded Hawaiian adventure. Here, honeymooners can embark on adventures like admiring the Na Pali Coast via helicopter ride.

In contrast, Maui has it all: romantic, luxury resorts and plenty of activities from relaxing beach days to adventurous water sports.

And Lanai is where couples can really get away from it all, but in the lap of luxury at one of two Four Seasons properties: the Four Seasons Resort Lanai , where nightly rates start at $2,033, or the adults-only Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort where honeymooners can focus on wellness and relaxation with nightly rates starting at $881.

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Outdoorsy types can enjoy either a ski-inspired winter honeymoon or a desert-inspired summer honeymoon in this western state. There are five national parks here, including Arches National Park, with its iconic rock formations. You'll also be close to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon , so there's plenty of wide-open space to get away from it all.

For a luxury hideaway that caters to your every whim, the Amangiri offers suites, villas and even tented pavilions with private pools for true desert seclusion; nightly rates start at $2,710. Travelers on a budget can still enjoy desert sunsets and rewarding honeymoon hikes while glamping at Under Canvas Lake Powell-Grand Staircase , a safari-inspired retreat where tents are perched on a canyon rim plateau, for $447 per night.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Travelers who want to combine a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience with white sands and azure waters should visit Tanzania . The best time to take your honeymoon is in July and August when the wildebeest migration occurs in the Serengeti and Zanzibar is in dry season.

Couples should stay at the Mwiba River Lodge ($1,287 per night for two) which boasts eight private suites set upon boulders overlooking the wild expanse of the Serengeti, complete with some of the most beautiful freestanding bathtubs in Africa. After your safari , head over to Zanzibar to relax on the beach -- and make sure to visit Jozani Forest Park to view the endemic red colobus monkeys that live there.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Neighboring countries like Thailand and Indonesia often get all the honeymoon fame, but Malaysia is just as incredible for an epic couples adventure. From the crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches of Langkawi or Tioman Island to the street art of Penang to the jungles of Borneo, there's something for any perfect pair to enjoy in this Southeast Asian paradise.

Adventure travelers on a budget should ride the jungle train through the country, enjoying the verdant views of Malaysian flora, fauna and village life. Midrange travelers can experience luxury hotels in the country without breaking the bank, as properties like the Four Seasons Langkawi start at less than $271 per night.

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21 Cheapest Island Vacations that are Surprisingly Affordable (and Gorgeous)

Posted on Published: December 4, 2020  - Last updated: February 2, 2024

Dreaming of an island getaway right now? What about one that’s surprisingly affordable? Well this list is for you! Here are the 21 cheapest island vacations that you need in your life.

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As a beach-lover and someone who’s always making my vacation dollars stretch, I’ve been on some pretty cheap island getaways. But I know I haven’t seen them all , so I recruited some back up.

I asked my favorite travel bloggers to help! Covering regions from all over the world, this list of the cheapest island vacations is going to inspire you to start searching for flights !

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Cheapest island vacations – where are they?

Click and zoom on this map for the locations of these dream-worthy islands. And check out the photos and tips below on how to make it work, and what to do in each location.

Just a quick note: cheap can mean many things to different people, so this list has a variety of island destinations you can travel to on a budget.

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Best of the Caribbean – island vacations for cheap

Let’s head to one of my favorite regions of the world first – the Caribbean! Crisp, white sand beaches meet beautiful, warm water. You’ll find a diverse culture in the Caribbean, with delicious food and even more sought-after beaches.

1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Punta Cana is one of the most famous destinations in the Caribbean. While there are definitely a lot of luxury resorts in the area, it’s also possible to travel to Punta Cana for a cheap island vacation.

When traveling on a budget, you have 2 options to organize your vacation in Punta Cana. If you like a beach vacation with food, drinks, entertainment and activities included, you can book one of the cheap all-inclusive resorts Punta Cana has to offer. For as low as $60 USD per person per night, you can get decent accommodations.

In general, the quality in Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic is amazingly good, considering what you get for your money. Even in an affordable all-inclusive resort, you have food, drinks and entertainment included all day long.

If you prefer to travel on your own, you can also book one of the several Airbnbs in Punta Cana or individual accommodations. In Bavaro, rates start from around $15 USD per room per night. This is particularly recommendable if you want to explore all the hidden gems Punta Cana has to offer.

Secluded waterfalls, off-the-beaten-track hikes and pristine beaches are just some of the things you can explore. Public transport in Punta Cana is available for as low as 1 USD per ride.

Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic are safe to visit either way. For whatever way of travel you decide, you’ll have a great island vacation for cheap in Punta Cana!

Recommended by Chris of Punta Cana Travel Blog

2. Caye Caulker, Belize

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A short boat ride from Belize City sits the tropical island of Caye Caulker. It’s just 5 miles long and a few blocks wide. The aqua blue waters will have you thinking you’ve just stepped onto a Caribbean island. T he prices on the island will make you believe you’ve stepped back into the 1980’s.

From world-class snorkeling and scuba diving to renting a bicycle and traversing the few square miles of this mostly desolate island, Caye Caulker , Belize is the ultimate cheap island getaway in Central America . The food, drinks and accommodation on the island will set you back just a fraction of the cost of a Caribbean getaway. And you’ll see far fewer people, too.

But arguably the coolest trait about this spectacular vacation destination is that the only cars allowed on the island are government vehicles that fix powerlines and other utilities. Otherwise, you won’t hear honking horns and there will be no cars to watch for when crossing the bicycle and golf-cart filled dirt streets.

It’s pretty easy to do Caye Caulker on a budget . It’s easy to save big if you stay in a hostel, take in the plentiful happy hours and go snorkeling for free off the many nearby reefs , including Iguana Reef at the edge of town.

Recommended by Jarrod of Ramble Around the World

Related: 20 Things to Do in Belize for an Epic Vacation

3. Turks & Caicos Islands (one of my favorite cheap island getaways)

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If you’re looking for soft white sand with the most turquoise blue water you’ve ever seen, you need to go to Turks and Caicos! The best part of visiting this island chain is that it’s cheaper than you’d think!

You’ll find plenty of things to do in Turks and Caicos , including some of the best beaches in all of the Caribbean!

Here are 4 ways to doing Turks and Caicos for cheap:

  • Stay in a vacation rental off the beach. Skip the pricey hotels on this island to save big!
  • Book cheap flights using flight alerts like FareDrop . I saved hundreds on flights this way!
  • Avoid peak tourism season for better prices. Travelers typically escape to Turks and Caicos over the winter and summer months, so try a trip in the spring or fall instead.
  • Hit the grocery store when you first arrive. Packing simple meals for the beach means less money at pricey restaurants.

Turks and Caicos islands are one of my favorite cheapest island vacations I’ve ever done. I’d 100% recommend adding this one to your bucket list!

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4. Isla Holbox, Mexico

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Mexico is one of the best destinations for budget travelers who are looking for beaches and beautiful weather. However, many people never make it beyond Mexico’s tourist hotspot of Cancun. It’s a shame, because just a few hours away there’s a stunning island waiting to be discovered.

Isla Holbox is the perfect island destination for people who love relaxed and laid-back vibes and cool street art. There are almost no cars at Isla Holbox, so the best way to get around and explore this small island is by bike or golf car.

Some of the best things to do are going on boat tours to visit more islands around Isla Holbox, check out the mangroves and potentially crocodiles, see bioluminescence, go whale shark watching, chill at the beach, and of course sip cocktails at sunset!

Which brings us to one of the best budget-saving tips for Isla Holbox.

Generally speaking, island life is more expensive than living on the mainland, and the same applies to Isla Holbox. However, we’re still talking about relatively cheap Mexican standards here, making it one of the cheapest island vacations there is.

Yet, one way to save a lot of money on Isla Holbox is by utilizing Happy Hour. Seriously, if you want you can just find a happy hour every hour, just make sure you’re at the right bar at the right time! Find budget-friendly accommodations and hostels with this guide to the best hotels in Holbox .

Recommended by Lara of The Best Travel Gifts

5. Varadero, Cuba

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Just 2 hours east of Havana, Cuba, Varadero is the beach you’re likely picturing when you think of a Caribbean. It has perfectly crystal waters and endless white sand . Despite being a favorite for visitors to Cuba and within Cuba alike, it still remains a budget friendly getaway.  

One secret to  travel to Varadero  that makes it budget friendly comes from its expansive length of white sand beach. It’s almost 18 kilometers, most of which is public, and with public entrances every few blocks.

With access to relatively private and serene spots all up and down the beach, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything. Especially if you’re not staying in an expensive all-inclusive resort just a few minutes’ walk down the beach.  

Airbnbs and private home rentals in Varadero can be quite inexpensive as well. Some are beachside or just a block or 2 from the water. Just a few blocks off the the main road where many restaurants and bars cluster, you’ll find a variety of inexpensive restaurants. Delicious Cuban food goes for just $4 or $5 for a complete meal.

A favorite budget splurge in Varadero is fresh lobster, which you can find for under $10. You can enjoy beach excursions by catamaran to nearby white sand cays. Also popular are trips to nearby underwater caves with their own swimming holes under the stalactites. 

Recommended by Carley Rojas Avila of Home to Havana

Cheapest island vacations in the USA

It may be hard to believe that an island vacation in the USA can be affordable, but it’s possible! Cheap island vacations are kinda my thing and I’ve been on many USA getaways on a dime. Here are a few of my favorites!

6. Oahu, Hawaii

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Most people think Hawaii is a very expensive spot. But there are ways to have a very cheap vacation to the islands. If you visit the main island hub at Oahu, more flights are offered to Honolulu. Many with cheap flight incentives to travel to the island.

Also cheaper hotels, bargain website offerings, staying at vacation rentals and even camping can be cheaper alternatives. Visiting the main attractions can also be affordable if you do them on your own and take public transportation which is easy.

Outdoor adventure activities like snorkeling, swimming and renting a cheap boogie boards are an inexpensive way to enjoy a day at the beach. One of the best, inexpensive ways to see the island is on foot, like these easy Oahu hikes that are perfect for beginners or traveling families.

Eating can also be fairly cheap with food trucks, food courts and take out counters with delicious local food offerings. If you do a lot of picnics with a view, you’ll definitely save from high fine dining prices. And you’ll get the same or better views!

Here are some of the best  free or cheap things to do around Oahu  for more inspiration. You’ll find that you really can stretch your budget here and have a fantastic vacation in Hawaii.

Recommended by Noel of This Hawaii Life

7. Key West (a surprisingly cheap island vacation)

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Key West, Florida is a super fun island the furthest south you can drive in the continental USA. The Florida Keys are individual islands connected by over-the-water bridges, making this island chain a unique part of the United States.

Furthest south you’ll find Key West. It’s a common stop for Caribbean cruises and has a reputation as a party city. But with all the history and family-friendly activities, it can be enjoyed by most anyone looking for a cheap island getaway.

Key West can be pricey if you’re not careful, but can also be done for cheap if you get creative!

Flights directly into Key West can be expensive, so the best way to get there is to fly into Miami. From there, and take a Miami to Key West road trip . But don’t hang onto the rental car during your time on the island. Bikes are the preferred way to get around and can be rented for a fraction of the cost.

Also be sure to avoid peak season, which is the winter months. They’re the priciest and the beaches will be full.

When you’re in Key West, make sure to catch a sunset at Mallory Square, take a kayaking tour through the mangroves and dine on a delicious slice of world-famous key lime pie!

Key West is also included on this epic list of 26 Gulf Coast beaches , if you’re looking for more beachy ideas!

8. San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico is an absolutely gorgeous city on the northern coast of the Caribbean island. It is also one of the cheapest island destinations in the USA.

The reason it’s so affordable is that most people still haven’t discovered this gem. San Juan is known for its historic old district bubbling with risque bars, old taverns and the birthplace of the Pina Colada.

One of the best things to do in Old San Juan is walk the cool city. You’ll discover the proud castles Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal that stand on the edge of the cliff.

You’ll find other interesting places like Chocobar Cortes and the famous Calle Fortaleza with the hundred hanging umbrellas. Of course, the gleaming beaches spread across Puerto Rico are equally enticing. (A favorite among beach lovers is the stunning Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico .)

The bioluminescent bays sparkle like a thousand stars during the night and visitors love to take tours to see them in the bays near San Juan. Lastly the El Yunque rainforest is probably one of the most gorgeous hikes you will ever do.

The best thing about San Juan is that it is a very affordable destination. If you are a budget traveler you’ll find plenty of good clean hostels. The food and transportation are also surprisingly very low compared to the other good beach destinations. San Juan is definitely one place where you can enjoy the best of both worlds .

Recommended by Kanupriyaa of My Lost Camel

You might also like: Culebra, Puerto Rico – 25 Things to Do + Best Beaches and How to Get There

9. Kauai, Hawaii

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Well it might be hard to believe that Hawaii can be on this list of cheapest island vacations. As someone who’s been to Kauai on a budget, it’s 100% possible and also 100% amazing!

The first thing I’d recommend is watching for cheap flights using FareDrop . You could also use credit card or airline rewards points !

For accommodations, skip the pricey hotels. I’ve visited Hawaii many times and can tell you that you’ll likely be spending most of your time outside. So you really don’t need a pricey hotel room.

Lastly, opt for cheap entertainment. While one of my favorite memories on a trip to Hawaii was a helicopter tour over the NaPali coast , it was a splurge. Instead, hit the best beaches in Kauai – which are all free!

And if you’re an avid hiker, then this is your paradise! My favorite easy hike was the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trial (with spectacular ocean views). A more challenging hike was the Waimea Canyon Trail , which opened up to one of the most stunning views of Kauai ever.

Affordable islands in Europe

Let’s head to Europe for the next few islands! A region known for it’s picturesque blue water and and stunning sea-side villages, you’ll surely find a European island vacation for cheap to visit.

10. Ios Island Greece

Ios Island Greece

In the last few years, Ios has become a haven for backpackers thanks to its buzzing nightlife, stunning towns and beaches, and relatively cheap accommodation. Whether you’re there to dance ’til dawn or not, you can certainly find a load of great things to see and do on Ios island on a budget.

Some of the best free things to do in Ios island include wandering around the pretty harbor and main town (Chora). Plan to visit churches and chapels scattered across the island including the Church of Agia Irini. Also check out the site of Homer’s Tomb which can be reached from the town of Plakotos.

Other cheap attractions include the Bronze Age settlement of Skarkos and the Archaeological Museum which has entrance prices of just $4 each.

Travelers can find dorm beds in some of Ios’ best hostels for 15-20 per night. Or, if you’re traveling as a couple on the cheap, you can find a budget hotel room or Airbnb for less than between 25-50 a night.

If you’re really looking to save money on your cheap island vacation, try traveling outside of peak season. And book your accommodation and ferry tickets in advance. Buy your own food and drink to enjoy in the comfort of your apartment for some of your meals.

Recommended by Chrysoula of Travel Passionate

11. Tenerife, Canary Islands (a beautiful and cheap island vacation)

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Tenerife in the Canary Islands is the ideal island destination for a cheap vacation. Tenerife has year-round sunshine and many affordable accommodation options from 2* to 5* most of which offer an all-inclusive package which can be great value for money.

If you don’t stay all-inclusive then options for eating out are extensive. You can find restaurants to suit any taste from traditional Spanish to Italian, Chinese and English cuisine.

Many local restaurants offer a menu del dia which is excellent value for money for 3 courses. It often includes tasty local dishes like tapas and paella, some even include a free glass of wine.

Tenerife has many exciting things to do and it’s not just about visiting the beautiful beaches which have both yellow and black sand. You can find tours for whale watching, jeep tours of Mount Teide, snorkeling with turtles or even scuba diving at one of the many  dive sites on Tenerife .

The best way to explore the island is to rent a car from as little as 7 euro per day . Taxis can get very expensive, so this will also give you chance to explore the island thoroughly. Be sure to drive up through the quaint little villages on the mountain and explore all the beautiful beaches and towns around the coast.

Recommended by Steph & Lewis of Book It Let’s Go

12. Madeira, Portugal

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Madeira is a hidden Portuguese gem located in the Atlantic Ocean. The island has a warm climate all year long which makes it the perfect place to visit during the off peak season. The Portuguese archipelago is quite often compared to Hawaii.

It’s a destination for nature lovers with hundreds of hiking trails and walks spread across the island. If you love wild beachy landscapes, you have to go to the Eastern Peninsula of São Lourenço. You can hike there for a few hours and enjoy the incredible cliffs and volcanic landscapes.

Funchal, the capital of the island also offers exciting activities. You can visit the botanic garden, enjoy a panoramic view of the city with the cable car or go sledding with the traditional toboggan ride.

This destination is perfect if you travel on a tight budget as everything is very affordable. You can easily eat for cheap on so many restaurants, with tasty local seafood and the Madeira wine you definitely have to try. And the Portuguese food is delicious!

You can expect to pay about $50 per person per day for a one week trip . And that includes great accommodation, meals and the car rental . This is one of the cheapest island vacations on the list. It’s highly recommended for family holidays, hiker lovers or even for a romantic trip with your love one.

Recommended by Lauriane of Always Ready to Check-in

13. Sifnos, Greece (one of the cheapest island vacations in Europe)

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One of the best islands to visit in Europe is the small island of Sifnos, Greece . This hidden gem in the Cyclades island group has a laid back beach vibe that you notice as soon as you arrive.

It’s full of soft sand beaches, whitewashed buildings, hiking trails, authentic restaurants and the perfect amount of island nightlife . Sifnos is also famous in Greece for its pottery and hand-crafted souvenirs. You can hunt for the best items at affordable boutiques and shops all over the island. 

Sifnos is easily reached by ferry from Athens or other island routes. The main ferry is in the port of Kamares, which is also an ideal place to stay. There you’ll find Kamares beach surrounded by rocky hills with whitewashed houses.

It’s circled with beach bars and cafes that you can enjoy from a rented beach chair with drink service. Kamares is a short trip to other lovely waterfront destinations like Vathy Beach. It’s more remote and local with nearby tavernas along the gorgeous protected cove.

Faros Beach is one of the most authentic beaches on the island. It’s located adjacent to a small fishing village with a long stretch of sandy coastline. The picturesque village is one of the most serene places on Sifnos island with incredible views.

Sifnos is an affordable alternative to some of the other Greek islands. It’s got some of the best soft sand beaches in Greece and so much to do and see while you’re there. It’s a cheap island vacation in Europe, and one you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Recommended by Derek and Mike of Robe Trotting

Cheapest island vacations in Asia

Know for it’s luxurious – and dirt cheap – accommodations, Asia is the perfect place to book an island vacations for cheap. Depending on your location, getting there can be expensive. Be sure to check out these budget travel tips for finding cheap flights.

14. Belitung Island, Indonesia

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Belitung Island is not a famous beach destination in Southeast Asia like Bali, Lombok, or Phuket, but that doesn’t mean its breathtaking natural landscape is inferior to others. If you’re looking for a cheap island vacation, you should add Belitung Island in Indonesia to your list.

Belitung is one of the many perfect islands you must visit in Indonesia . The island is surrounded by more than 100 islands decorated with perfect soft-white sand, granite rocks, and heavenly scenery that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a perfect place to laze on the beach.

So after arriving in Belitung, what can you do to utilize your great escape here? If you’re only going for a short visit, here are some of the many tourist attractions to check out in Belitong , as the locals pronounce it.

There’s the most famous little island called  Pulau Lengkuas . You can see the historic lighthouse that was built by the Dutch colonial in 1882. Climb up the 50-meter tall tower, although the highest level you are allowed on is the third floor, you’ll be able to enjoy the most perfect view there.  Pulau Lengkuas  is also a must-visit place if you enjoy snorkeling.

Not all of the tourist attractions in Belitung are beaches. You can also visit Andrea Hirata Museum, the colorful literary museum. It’s a montage to Andrea Hirata, who introduced the island with his best-selling novel, and also  Danau Kaolin , a man-made lake as a result of kaolin mining activity.

Recommended by Marya of The BeauTraveler

15. Koh Chang, Thailand (one of Asia’s best island vacations for cheap)

Koh Chang Thailand

Nowhere does beaches quite like Thailand, and Koh Chang is one of the best islands to visit in the country. It is often overshadowed by other islands and doesn’t make it into everybody’s Thailand itinerary , but that makes it not too touristy and the beach is unspoiled. It’s the perfect destination for those wanting a relaxing beach break, but also keen for a little bit of adventure!

Lonely Beach is the main backpacker area of the island. It’s still relatively chilled. There’s no full moon beach parties here, but if you are looking for some bars with a bit of atmosphere, it’s a fun place to visit.

Other things to do in Koh Chang include diving, hiking to waterfalls, touring around the island (with a guide or by motorbike!), and taking a Thai cooking class. 

Koh Chang is also one of the best cheap island vacations in Thailand . There’s less tourism here than elsewhere in the country.

From Bangkok, you can take a cheap bus to Trat and then a boat to Koh Chang. I’d also recommend avoiding the peak season (October to February) if you’re looking to stay in Koh Chang on a budget.

Recommended by Claire of Claire’s Footsteps

16. Boracay, Philippines

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Boracay has won the title of the best beach in the world on more than one occasion. It’s probably the best known of the over 7000 islands that make up the Philippines.

A 4-kilometer stretch of white sand down one side of the island makes up White Beach. It’s the tourist hub of the island and the water is incredibly blue! The beach is lined with hotels, stores and restaurants and people selling their wares during the day. At night the sand transforms into pop-up bars with bean bags on the beach looking out over the water while performers busk for the coin that supports them.

From White Beach you can organize a variety of water activities including cruises, glass bottom boats, diving and island tours. Or you can relax under the palm trees on the sand. Make sure you take a walk to the top of White Beach at sunset to catch the exceptional  Boracay sunset !

For visitors from the West, Boracay is an incredibly cheap island getaway. It’s possible to spend less than $2,000 on a couple of weeks including all the flights, accommodation, food and activities.  

During happy hour you can enjoy 2 cocktails for under $5, and have a full body one-hour massage with the waves as a backdrop for under $15. The people are incredibly friendly, but as with any poorer country it is wise to keep valuables secured. Check out the D’Talipapa for fresh seafood straight from the fishermen, and choose your cooking style from the restaurants there.

Recommended by Holly of Globeblogging

17. Hiriketiya Beach, Sri Lanka

Hiriketiya Sri Lanka

If you’re looking for soft sand beaches with gentle waves and warm seas all the while not breaking your budget, you’re looking for Sri Lanka. This tiny teardrop-shaped island in South Asia is often overlooked by beach-goers who instead flock to the overcrowded islands of Thailand and Bali.

But when it comes to picking the best beach in Sri Lanka  it comes down to personal preference. The entire southern coast of the country is packed with lovely stretches of sand. If you enjoy a cheap surf spot you might like Hiriketiya Beach.

As one of the cheapest island vacations on this list, the secret to traveling Sri Lanka on a budget is taking advantage of their massive public bus system. Oh, and staying in the cheap guesthouse scattered all over the country. Buses cost as little as $0.25 a ride (they pick you up anywhere along the road). You can score comfortable guesthouses for as little as $6 a night.

As for activities, you don’t need anything except a towel, a book, or maybe a surfboard rental ($3 for an hour). If you’re looking for a more active beach day, you can also rent snorkel gear to spot sea turtles, stingrays, and coral reefs far beneath you. 

Recommended by Geena of Beyond the Bucketlist

18. Koh Lipe, Thailand

cheapest island vacation koh lipe

Koh Lipe is a beautiful island in southern Thailand. With its picturesque beaches and unbelievably turquoise water, you could almost believe that you have actually landed in the Maldives. In contrast to travel destinations such as the Maldives, you can easily visit the island in  Thailand on a budget .

Especially during the rainy season, there are some huts right on the beach for little money. But even during the high season, an overnight stay here costs much less than in many other exotic beach destinations.

Koh Lipe is a relatively quiet island. So if you are looking for nightlife and full-moon parties, Koh Lipe might probably not be the right destination in Thailand for you. On the contrary, Koh Lipe is excellent for everyone who wants to spend a relaxing vacation on paradisiacal beaches. Koh Lipe is also a great fit as a honeymoon destination.

There are great opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, or even diving for those who are a little more active. There are also various tours on offer that you can take part in.

If you don’t want to spend money on tours, it’s worth bringing your own snorkel gear and swimming around the island. You’ll be able to discover a lot of exotic fish in the crystal clear water.

Recommended by Vicky of Vicki Viaja

19. Bohol, Philippines (one of the best island vacations for cheap in Southeast Asia)

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Bohol is an island located in the Central Visayas region in the Philippines. While there are some better known destinations nearby like Boracay and Cebu, Bohol is equally as stunning while being a bit quieter and cheaper for tourists. 

There’s a long list of activities that are unique to Bohol and are either free or inexpensive. The best known are the: 

  • Tarsier Sanctuary (less than $2)
  • Chocolate Hills (free)
  • Hinagdanan Cave ($1)

Closer to the water there are also island hopping trips, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and some great beaches in every corner of the island.  

The bus network will get you to all of these places. And while this will cost you less than $1 per trip, if the bus is full you may end up on the roof dodging tree branches….. not very safe, but it’s fun! Or you can negotiate with a taxi driver to just take you around for the day. 

There’s a cluster of hotels, beaches and farms hidden away on a tiny adjacent (Panglao) Island just near Bohol airport. I’ve stayed at the Amarela Resort multiple times and while it’s a 4 star hotel Bohol prices are generally cheap and it’s worth treating yourself.

The hotel is quiet and relaxing, and has plenty of outdoor space. It opens up onto a beautiful white beach which is almost deserted most of the tim!. 

Nearby you also have the Bohol Bee Farm which has some amazing food and honey products on sale. Plus a restaurant that overlooks the water looking back towards Amarela that is again very affordable.

Recommended by James of The Expat Angle

20. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

island vacations cheap gili trawangan

A tropical vacation is always the need of the hour. We all love whisking away to exotic islands with the bluest blue waters and a laid back yet fun island life. To top it off, a tropical paradise that doesn’t break the bank truly makes up for the perfect island escape.

One such affordable island getaway is jetting off to this place called Gili Trawangan. It sits on the northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia. While here, your perfect  Gili Trawangan itinerary  must include swimming in clear waters of the Indian Ocean, lying on the beaches with the view of a volcanic mountain in the distance and diving in to swim with turtles .

This island is packed with activities. But at the same time, perfect for those who want to enjoy a quiet laid back island life. Being the biggest of the 3 Gili islands, there are plenty of accommodation options ranging from hostels to luxurious resorts for guests to take their pick.

The same goes for food choices as well to sit, sip, and devour delicious meals at restaurants or even beach shacks for a reasonable price. Cycle around the island during the day. End your nights with dinner under the stars along with open-air movie nights right on the beach.

This is one island getaway that’s truly an all-rounder, easy on the eyes and on the pocket too. 

Recommended by Harshi and Aman of Trot.World

One more of the cheapest island vacations…

21. southport, tasmania.

Southport Beach Tasmania

The island of Tasmania has dozens of gorgeous beaches dotted around its coastline. Plenty are famous, like Boathouse Beach or Wineglass Bay, but when you ask a local where their favourite is for a  Tasmania road trip  then Southport Beach will be right at the top of the list!

It’s a real stunner, with soft, white sand stretching into the distance. Calm, cool waters are perfect for stand-up paddling and swimming. Families love the location because the water is so shallow and sheltered it’s perfect for kids to get their first taste of beach life.

It isn’t all about the beaches either, with beautiful caves located just 15 minutes away, immersive bushwalks through the rainforest, and even gem-fossicking in nearby Lune River.

Southport itself is a sleepy little ‘shack town’ where locals and visitors go to escape the rat race, unwind, and recharge. Forget luxury hotels and expensive high rises… Airbnbs are plentiful, with some so close to the water’s edge you can even go fishing from your front balcony! It’s the perfect way to do an island vacation for cheap!

Or for an even more cost-effective getaway you’ll love setting your tent or campervan up on the lush green grass of the Southport Hotel and Caravan Park. Whichever is your preference, make the most of off-season pricing. Plan your visit for autumn or spring when the weather is still great, but prices aren’t quite as high as at summer’s peak.

Dining options are limited to the Southport Hotel (great Aussie pub fare!) and self-catering – but that’s part of the charm of this quiet beachside town. No stress, no car horns, and plenty of relaxation at your own pace. And if you really need to try something new then you can always drive 20 minutes up the road to Dover where you’ll find plenty more options.

If you love the quiet life then you’ll love a Southport Beach escape!

Recommended by Andrew of Lap of Tasmania

Cheapest island vacations – which will you choose?

kauai hawaii cheapest island vacaitons

Alright so did you find it? The perfect (and cheap) island getaway just right for you? With a list like this, I hope you found more than one! 😉

Let’s recap – here are the cheapest island vacations:

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Isla Holbox, Mexico
  • Varadero, Cuba
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Key West, Florida
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Kauai, Hawaii
  • Ios Island, Greece
  • Tenerife, Canary Islands
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Sifnos, Greece
  • Belitung Island, Indonesia
  • Koh Chang, Thailand
  • Boracay, Philippines
  • Hiriketiya Beach, Sri Lanka
  • Koh Lipe, Thailand
  • Bohol, Philippines
  • Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
  • Southport, Tasmania

Woah, I hope you’re as motivated as I am to add every one of these islands to my bucket list!

So, which one will you visit first?

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Saturday 13th of February 2021

What a great list! We've been to Isla Holbox, Portugal Algarve, Tenerife and recently Cozumel. I will definitely bookmark this for future reference!

Thanks Tanya! Those are really fun islands and I'm glad you added a few more to your list. :)

Ashlee Fechino

Saturday 16th of January 2021

My husband and I were just day dreaming about where we want to go on our next trip post-COVID - he said somewhere warm and tropical on a beach! Saving this for later :)

Monday 18th of January 2021

Oh cool! Yes, there's plenty of beachy spots here and all of them perfect for couples!

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Great collab piece. I have NO DOUBT that this list will be very useful to me when planning future trips! Every beach listed looks incredible. Thanks.

Monday 14th of December 2020

Yay! So glad you're considering adding these to your travel list. :)

Saturday 12th of December 2020

How amazing are those beaches! I can't believe I haven't seen any of them! Thanks for all those recommendations!

Oh Ophelie it's time to start planning a trip to one of them!

Abigail Ebb

will have to keep this list for when we can travel again :) Thank you!!

Welcome, Abigail! Glad you found some inspiration!

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Selecting the right destination for your first trip as a married couple isn’t easy, as there are so many popular honeymoon destinations where you can have the trip of a lifetime. Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination comes down to thinking about your wants and needs together.

This article will list some of the best honeymoon destinations in the world and offer some expert honeymoon travel tips that’ll help you plan the perfect partner getaway.

Honeymoon Travel Planning

Picking just the right destination for your honeymoon can seem overwhelming. While choosing the perfect place takes some time and research, it ensures you’ll have a successful, hassle-free honeymoon. Here’s how to go about it.

If you’re wondering where to start, sit down with your partner and make a list of the following:

  • Your budget
  • What you like to do (activities, dining, etc.)
  • Your travel style
  • The season you plan to travel
  • Whether or not you want to leave the country
  • Your bank of credit card points, hotel points, and frequent flyer miles

Couple reviewing financial documents

After creating a list and answering these questions, you will be able to significantly narrow down your options for the top honeymoon destinations.

For example, if you plan your honeymoon for August or September, you’ll want to consider the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons. It may be best to skip the Caribbean or Mexico and instead head to Europe or consider a honeymoon in the U.S.

If you’re on a budget, perhaps an expensive trip to the Maldives is out of the question. You might prefer a more affordable destination that’s closer to home, like the Dominican Republic or Florida.

Deciding what you want to do is also vital when planning your honeymoon. If you hate the sun and beach, opt for a cultural or city break to Lisbon or New Orleans instead. If you want prime relaxation and everything organized for you, consider an all-inclusive honeymoon destination like Cancún.

Finally, check that bank of points and miles. This is what can turn a luxury trip or splurge hotel into a reality. Even budget travelers that have a healthy stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards or Amex Membership Rewards may be able to book that first class flight in Emirates or use Marriott Bonvoy points to stay at a fancy St. Regis .

Don’t forget to think outside the box. For example, if you’re considering a honeymoon in Punta Cana, it may be hundreds of dollars cheaper to fly into Santo Domingo (SDQ) instead of Punta Cana (PUJ), where you can enjoy some historic, foodie, and cultural experiences before driving a few hours to Punta Cana afterward.

Or, weigh all your options if you hold a transferrable points currency. If you carefully understand all your options, you may be able to fly a new airline or stay at a hotel you hadn’t considered.

The 4 Best Honeymoon Destinations on a Budget

If you’re in the market for the best affordable honeymoon destinations, these are some inexpensive honeymoon spots around the world to consider. Whether you’d prefer to stay closer to home in the U.S., head south to Mexico, or visit Europe, your honeymoon doesn’t have to break your budget.

Lisbon Portugal rooftops

Lisbon is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe — and also one of the most affordable. Things like accommodation, activities, cuisine, and even flights, especially on TAP Portugal, are often cheaper than some of the country’s other European counterparts, and you can maximize this by dipping into your stash of points and miles to fly and stay.

There are plenty of free activities to do there, like traversing the cobblestone, hilly streets of the Alfama district, admiring the city’s rooftops from a miradouro (viewpoint), or exploring the famous Padrão dos Descobrimentos or Belem Tower that overlook the crashing sea. When your stomach rumbles, pick up a few pastéis de nata, which are cheap and delicious Portuguese pastries to share with your partner.

For a cost-effective stay, consider The Vintage , a boutique hotel . Rooms offer cool, memorable touches like local artwork and vintage bar carts. Or, dip into your collection of IHG points to stay at the  Convent Square Lisbon, Vignette Collection , a contemporary hotel with some serious history: It was once a 13th-century Dominican convent.

Planning a honeymoon to Portugal? These are some of the best ways to earn TAP Portugal Miles and the best ways to redeem them .

Las Vegas Strip

Sin City isn’t just for bachelor parties and girls’ getaways. And, assuming you don’t blow your budget at the tables or slots, Las Vegas can be affordable for many . It’s right here in the U.S., and you can sometimes find comfortable hotels for less than $100 per night.

It’s also perfect for honeymooners looking for a shorter getaway, as heading to Vegas for a long weekend doesn’t have to break the break, assuming you’re not hitting the high roller tables. Low rollers can always head to downtown Las Vegas, which has cheaper slots and lower table minimums.

Although couples can spend a few days simply exploring the Strip’s unique, vibrant hotelscape and casinos or hitting pool parties, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, it’s also possible to unwind in Vegas.

One of the best day spas is the 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch Las Vegas Day Spa , which offers fitness, nutrition, and spa services. Couples should opt for the Couples’ Retreat Package, which offers an exfoliation, romantic scented bath, and massage for 2. Beyond that, choose from gondola rides at the Venetian , fancy cocktails at chic bars like The Chandelier Bar at Paris, or get out and explore the Nevadian expanse at destinations like Red Rock Canyon or Lake Mead .

When it comes to Vegas accommodation, the city has it all. Splurge or save however you’d like, with room options as low as $50 to $70 at hotels like The STRAT and Luxor or near the Freemont Street Experience . Or, opt for a points hotel like the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas (Hilton) or The Venetian Las Vegas (IHG) .

Cancun Mexico

From popular tourist areas like Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Los Cabos to under-the-radar destinations like Oaxaca, Mexico City, or Bacalar, Mexico is one of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget. It’s relatively simple to get to from the U.S. and the country has numerous points hotels , from all-inclusive resorts to wellness retreats and cute boutique hotels .

Honeymooners looking for points hotels or all-inclusive options may be best served visiting more popular, beachy destinations like Cancún . Those wanting to explore might opt for history and culture in the charming San Miguel de Allende, or the car-free, relaxed island of Holbox. Mexico City is a bustling, massive metropolitan area perfect for foodies on a budget, where you can get tacos for $1 or have an “affordable” splurge on a Michelin-star tasting menu for under $130 at Pujol .

Mexico is a perfect spot for cash-poor, points-rich travelers. The romantic The Cape, a Thompson Hotel (Hyatt) in Los Cabos feels reminiscent of vintage California living with a Mexican touch, while the St. Regis Punta Mita (Marriott) offers the utmost coastal opulence on its 22-acre resort. And the Hyatt Zilara Cancun , an adults-only, all-inclusive property , is perfect for honeymooners who want their every need met.

Those on a budget may want to consider redeeming World of Hyatt points — this particular points currency offers pretty high value when it comes to redemptions. You can  earn World of Hyatt points  using The World of Hyatt Credit Card . Or, opt for a card such as the  Chase Sapphire Reserve ®  or  Chase Sapphire Preferred ®  Card , as Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to World of Hyatt.

Prague view

Couples that really want to travel to Europe on a budget should consider Prague, one of the continent’s most affordable honeymoon destinations. Although getting there might take some time and money, once you’ve arrived, things like activities, cuisine, tours, and even beers are relatively affordable . And, it doesn’t get more romantic than Prague for honeymooners looking for a romantic, cultural, and historical experience, thanks to the Czech city’s Gothic bridges and fairytale hilltop castle complex.

Wandering is free, but you may want to consider paying the $12 to see Prague Castle , which is more of its own city than just a castle, including various cathedrals, basilicas, a bell tower, a palace, and more. Crossing the bridges that span the Vltava River is perfect for photo ops, and river cruises can be catered to any budget, from a quick boat up the river to a full-on dinner and drinks evening cruise.

Points holders may want to opt for a stay at the Andaz Prague (Hyatt) or the Hilton Prague Old Town . Otherwise, consider the Golden Well , an intimate property with just 17 guestrooms and 2 suites with a charming rooftop terrace that overlooks Prague’s rooftops.

The 3 Best All-Inclusive Honeymoon Destinations

Many couples want an easy and convenient all-inclusive honeymoon, especially after the stress of planning a wedding . The ease and simplicity of having everything organized and at your fingertips make for prime relaxation and bonding during your special trip. However, some spots are better than others when it comes to all-inclusive honeymoon destinations. Here are some of the best.

Dominican Republic

Anyone hoping for a traditional all-inclusive experience complete with white sands and crashing ocean waves should consider the Dominican Republic. Although Punta Cana is one of the most popular destinations for anyone looking for an all-inclusive honeymoon, other spots offer an all-inclusive experience, such as Puerto Plata and La Romana.

This country is also affordable, easy to reach from the U.S., and has numerous hotel options for anyone who has a bank of points and miles — especially World of Hyatt points.

Most all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic are fully inclusive of drinks, food, accommodation, and some activities. However, it’s important to decide if you’d prefer an adults-only property, a family-friendly hotel, a boutique-style all-inclusive hotel, or a large, all-encompassing resort — and generally what kind of vibe you’d like to experience. If you’re planning an all-inclusive vacation, accommodation is the most important thing, as you’ll be spending all or most of your time at the resort.

Some of our favorites for honeymooners include the Sanctuary Cap Cana , Marriott’s first luxury all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic, featuring swim-up suites and ocean views, and the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana , home to 25 different restaurants and bars. The Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana  is especially intimate for honeymooners. It’s a smaller boutique resort with thoughtful details like Bvlgari bath amenities and rooms with private pools.

All-inclusive is a way of life in the Dominican Republic, especially in Punta Cana. These are our top picks for the best all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana and the top all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic .

Barbados

Honeymooners who want a more expansive experience — enjoying the ease of an all-inclusive while still getting off the resort to explore, discover, and try new things should head to Barbados. From the island’s relaxed eating and drinking culture (foodies will love the all-encompassing Bajan cuisine ) to its wild beaches and cultural haunts in the capital of Bridgetown and second-largest hub, Speightstown, there’s lots to do and see.

Couples that want to explore the aforementioned Bajan cuisine, a myriad of flavors derived from Portuguese, Creole, African, Indian, Irish, Indigenous, and British foods, should look for an all-inclusive property under Elegant Hotels (Marriott) umbrella, as many offer a Dine Out program, where guests can eat at various restaurants outside of the hotel included in their all-inclusive rate.

Marriott Bonvoy enthusiasts will benefit the most from an all-inclusive honeymoon in Barbados , with a variety of Autograph Collection properties. Our top picks are The House by Elegant Hotels  and  Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels , both adults-only, all-inclusive properties that offer romantic beachfront stays ideal for honeymooners.

Jamaica waterfall

Go beyond just lazy beach days and also explore the great outdoors and listen to live reggae jams with a honeymoon in Jamaica. Although most destinations on the island are safe for visitors, staying in an all-inclusive resort can ease worries of safety for anxious travelers and ensure your honeymoon will feel safe and secure. Still, getting off the resort and exploring the island during daylight hours is easy.

Nature enthusiasts should plan to hike and explore Jamaica’s only national park, Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park , home to mist-shrouded mountains and cascading waterfalls. There’s also lots of wildlife to see, like yellow-billed parrots at the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary , as well as sea turtles and crocodiles in the island’s salt and fresh waters, respectively.

When it comes to lodging, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is our top pick — an adults-only, all-inclusive resort with accommodation options such as swim-up suites or butler suites. The island also has numerous  Sandals  locations perfect for honeymooners looking to get away from it all.

The 3 Best Underrated Honeymoon Destinations

Those looking to immerse themselves in local culture, discover pristine natural wonders, or simply honeymoon in less crowded, busy, or traditional destinations should head to a more underrated honeymoon destination. These are some of our top picks, from Europe to the Caribbean to right here in the U.S.

Corfu Greece

Yes, we’ll give it to you: Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations out there. But there are more than 200 other inhabited Greek Islands out there just waiting to be explored , so if you’re looking to escape the mainstream tourism areas, skip Mykonos and Santorini and visit these spots instead .

Here are some of the islands you might consider:

  • Amorgos has exceptional walking trails and imposing mountain landscapes.
  • Corfu is one of the greenest islands, known for its olive trees and picturesque beaches.
  • Crete boasts of being one of the largest Greek islands, offering everything and anything honeymooners might want.
  • Folegadros has a cozy feel, complete with whitewashed Cycladic architecture.
  • Kefalonia is home to unique biodiversity and charming villages.
  • Milos offers secret beach coves and cool volcanic rock formations.
  • Naxos offers foodies some of Greece’s most delectable cuisine.
  • Paros is known for its beautiful beaches and clear, sparkling waters.
  • Rhodes is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich and lengthy history.
  • Syros is famous for its remote beaches and quaint villages.

The options for accommodation are endless in Greece, no matter which island you choose. Marriott Bonvoy fans should consider the Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort on the island of Crete, which sits upon a stretch of private, pebbly beach. Meanwhile, Hyatt SLH property Summer Senses Luxury Resort is a quiet haven with suites overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Planning a honeymoon in Greece? Check out how to fly to Greece on points and miles and determine the best times to visit Greece . We also have guides to boutique hotel options in Greece, the Greek islands , and Crete .

The pool at the InterContinental Dominica

Many honeymooners may not initially know about Dominica, a tiny island in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 1,400 miles south of Miami. The fertile island is rife with natural wonders, from thermal hot springs to cloud forests and verdant rainforests. It’s also ideal for whale watching, snorkeling, and scuba diving. And yes, amid all this greenery and marine life, you’ll find plenty of secluded sands to lounge on.

But you probably shouldn’t head to Dominica if you’re after all-inclusive resorts, endless nightlife, and cocktails galore. The polar opposite of a destination like Cancún, this is a destination for anyone who wants to get out into nature, enjoy tranquility and romance, and have an intimate adventure and beach vacation.

Those looking for the closest thing to a more traditional honeymoon resort should opt for the new  InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa . Its stunning location overlooks Cabrits National Park’s volcanic sands and lush greenery. Meanwhile, eco-conscious travelers may prefer   Jungle Bay Dominica , a rustic wellness resort surrounded by nature.

New Orleans Building

New Orleans is a popular destination for travelers, but it’s actually a perfect city for honeymooners. It’s truly got something for everyone — history, architecture, cuisine, and nightlife. With so many activities to share with your new partner, you’ll never get bored in NOLA.

The French Quarter’s haunted history makes it ideal for ghost tours and spooky experiences . From voodoo ceremonies to haunted theatres, couples can delight in fear and history together in this Louisiana hub.

Food is another shared adventure honeymooners can enjoy together. Indulge in low-brow muffuletta sandwiches, crawfish, and beignets. Or, opt for more high-brow gastronomic experiences like romantic outdoor courtyard dining at Bayona or traditional turtle soup at Commander’s Palace . Don’t forget to top off any meal with evening jazz at numerous venues throughout the city.

When it comes to accommodation, our vote is for the boutique property  Dauphine Hotel , which offers up 18th-century history and and romantic porches. Or, if you have a stash of Marriott Bonvoy points, choose the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans , home to one of the most charming courtyards in the city (catch live jazz there).

The 3 Best Winter Honeymoon Destinations

One of the best ways to escape a cold and dreary winter is to plan your honeymoon during the winter months. Most of the northern U.S. and Europe is chilly, so it’s best to choose destinations ideal for soaking up the sun in warm temps. Here’s where to go.

Florida

For a honeymoon a little closer to home, Florida is one of the easiest winter honeymoon destinations to get to and has some of the warmest weather in the U.S. when many other areas of the country are cold and snowy.

Couples can choose from many different areas of Florida that are ideal for a honeymoon. We are partial to Key West for its welcoming vibes and Caribbean feel, but Miami, Tampa, Clearwater, and Palm Beach are also contenders. Even Orlando is an option if you want a Disney World honeymoon (though just know you’ll be surrounded by lots of children if you go that route).

For the ultimate privacy, consider staying at  Sunset Key Cottages , set on its own 27-acre island just off Key West. Miami offers extensive hotel options bookable with points and miles and many boutique hotels , especially in South Beach, where smaller, art-deco properties line Ocean Drive. Even the Ritz-Carlton South Beach feels decidedly boutique, thanks to its compact size and art deco-inspired decor.

Rosewood Beach

Visiting the Bahamas is fairly easy for U.S. travelers — it’s close to the U.S., but with hundreds of islands, it feels exotic yet still easily accessible. And honeymooners can have any type of trip they want there. Choose from a secluded, private island villa or a luxury, opulent hotel experience with lots to do and see.

A cruise through the Bahamas is always an option if you want to see it all from the water . If cruise ships aren’t your vibe, you can also take guided boat tours or even rent a boat for the day. Nassau is the most popular choice, and if you want to get away from it all, choose the Abacos, Great Exuma, or Harbour Island. To find out a bit more about the archipelago’s cultural legacy while enjoying what feels like a tropical paradise, visit the Clifton Heritage National Park , where you can birdwatch, picnic, snorkel, hike, and camp.

One of the most popular hotel choices is the   Atlantis Paradise Island , home to 5 different hotels and endless activities. Our favorite for honeymooners is  The Cove , the most sophisticated of the bunch, with an adults-only pool and a private beach. Or, stay at the  SLS Baha Mar , home to an adults-only pool and a buzzing rooftop bar. Those looking for rejuvenation should choose the  Rosewood Baha Mar , where couples can enjoy the Sense Rosewood Spa .

Kauai Hawaii

Hawaii is a top choice for honeymooners. Although it’s further away than many other U.S. honeymoon destinations, its far-removed location makes a Hawaiian honeymoon feel even more like an escape from reality. And, while it may seem foreign thanks to its otherwordly landscapes and unique culture, you won’t need a passport or to change currency to visit Hawaii.

While any of Hawaii’s islands are fit for a romantic getaway, Kauai is one of the best, thanks to its jaw-dropping scenery that’s actually best admired by boat or helicopter . The island feels (and is) just a little more off the beaten path and features some of the state’s most spectacular natural wonders: Na Pali Coast, Hanalei Valley, and Waimea Canyon. Maui is another island popular with honeymooners, and while travelers should avoid West Maui due to the aftermath of the devastating fires, the rest of the island is welcoming visitors with open arms.

Hawaiian honeymooners should stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa . While not an adults-only property, couples can enjoy treatments at the Anara Spa or stroll the lush, landscaped hotel grounds. If you’d prefer an adults-only stay, the Relais & Châteaux property Hotel Wailea is known as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, thanks to its private hillside suites and unique designer birdcage bar and restaurant.

Honeymooning in Hawaii? Check out our top Hawaii resources, from the best beaches in Kauai , Maui , and Oahu to the best ways to fly to Hawaii with points and miles and the best points hotels in Hawaii .

The 3 Best Adventure Honeymoon Destinations

You might be looking for some extra thrills on your honeymoon — iconic hikes, one-of-a-kind adventures, or wildlife sightings, just to name a few. Certain destinations may have a little more adventure than others, so here’s where you should go for lots to do and see on your honeymoon.

Big Sur

California has endless best honeymoon adventure destinations, from the LGBTQ-friendly Palm Springs to the dramatic landscapes of Big Sur, not to mention areas like Lake Tahoe, Yosemite , Catalina Island, and Napa Valley . Obviously, your interests will play a part in where you head in California for your honeymoon, and a road trip is an easy way to see more than one place.

Big Sur is one of our favorite Californian honeymoon spots, thanks to its dazzling mountain, forest, and beach scenery that leads to some pretty memorable hikes. The Big Sur Coast Highway is one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. for a honeymoon road trip , and the many state parks in the area mean you can get out into nature. Napa Valley is another favorite, at least if you consider extensive wine tasting an adventure. Besides sipping on all those Cabernets, honeymooners can hike, kayak, bike, or even take hot air balloon rides over the vineyards.

Hyatt properties seem to win for honeymooners here, with the adults-only Alila Napa Valley and Alila Ventana Big Sur offering couples the utmost luxury and relaxation. Our top choice is the Alila Ventana Big Sur, as it offers all-inclusive packages that cater to your every need, like picnic gear, use of hotel Volvos, and other amenities perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape.

Denali National Park

Whether you want to see the northern lights or trek alongside moose or even bears, Alaska is one of the most adventurous honeymoon destinations out there. One of the most far-flung destinations in the U.S., it’s worth going for at least a week to explore everything this unique state offers. And there’s always the option to book an Alaska cruise , too.

If you’re heading to Alaska for your honeymoon, you probably love the outdoors. And with some truly awe-inspiring national parks , plenty of flora and fauna can be discovered. Denali National Park features a massive 6 million acres of land, where visitors can dog sled, hike, rock climb, and see the highest peak in the U.S., Denali. Cruisers should lap through Glacier Bay National Park . Admire close to 40 glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park , snap photos of brown bears in Katmai National Park and Preserve , or explore volcanoes in the largest national park in the U.S., Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve .

Stillpoint Lodge  is an ideal option for honeymooners looking for an all-inclusive Alaskan adventure, as it includes wildlife cruises, guided hikes, bear viewing, glacier visits, meals, adventure gear, and beyond. Soaring Eagle Lodge also offers special honeymoon packages, which include activities like sled dog rides, fishing, and kayaking, complete with oceanfront rooms.

Treehouse Villa Koh Tao

While Thailand is known for its exotic islands and blissful white sands, the country is also perfect for adrenaline-pumping activities like jungle trekking, white-water rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, scuba diving, and so much more.

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is one of the best destinations for getting out into the rainforest. Although the city is busy, featuring a massive night market and plenty of temples, the surroundings are dense and wooded, perfect for ziplining over the treetops, discovering hot springs, or off-roading with quads.

Meanwhile, some of the country’s remote islands, such as Koh Tao, Koh Lak, Koh Lanta, or the Similan Islands, are ideal for getting that PADI certification together or doing all sorts of dives, from beginner to advanced, including night diving.

The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in northern Thailand combines both romantic and luxurious honeymoon digs with an eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind adventurous glamping experience. Or, opt for a unique rainforest beachfront stay at the adults-only Treehouse Villas on the island of Koh Yao, where you can rest your head in your very own eco-friendly treehouse, complete with a private pool overlooking the sea.

The 2 Best Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

What’s the number one thing most couples want on their honeymoon? Romance! It may sound cheesy, but when else in your life are you going to take an entire vacation planned entirely around your shared love? You might as well lean in for your honeymoon by visiting one of these most romantic honeymoon destinations.

Paris

It wouldn’t be a honeymoon destination roundup without the City of Light on the list. Paris is a one-stop shop on your European honeymoon itinerary if you’re looking for not just romance but also cuisine, culture, and plenty of activities to do. One of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe, Paris is perfect for couples aiming for a traditionally romantic experience in the lap of luxury, as vacationing well in Paris isn’t cheap.

Even a stroll to the grocery store in Paris feels decidedly romantic, but some walks are better than others. We recommend meandering the Luxembourg Gardens, along the Seine, or by the trendy waterway Canal Saint-Martin. And you don’t have to head to Bordeaux to wine taste — visit Clos Montmartre , a winery in the 18th arrondissement owned by the city of Paris. Or, head to some of the city’s most romantic cultural haunts, like the charming, manicured gardens of the Rodin Museum or Cognacq-Jay , home to 18th-century art and artifacts.

Anyone with Marriott Bonvoy points  should consider properties such as  Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel Paris , a stately property home to classic art deco rooms and a location close to the prestigious Champs-Elysées. Meanwhile, those enamored with the Eiffel Tower should opt for the Accor property  Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel , which offers iconic, close-up views of the iron masterpiece.

Those red-eye flights to Europe can often wreak havoc on your sleep schedule, especially if you struggle to sleep on planes . However, Delta has launched a daytime flight between New York (JFK) and Paris (CDG) that may help you adjust better to your new time zone.

Amalfi Coast

Italy is the ideal honeymoon choice for honeymooners who want it all — culture, cuisine, history, beaches, and so much more. You can visit year-round, and different areas of the country are best for certain types of honeymooners. Here are some of the places you might want to visit on your Italian honeymoon:

  • Budget travelers can explore off-the-beaten-path destinations like Modena, Matera, or Trentino.
  • Cultural enthusiasts need to go to Rome to see iconic attractions like the Colosseum and the Vatican .
  • Explorers should pick Sicily, home to local traditions, charming villages, and stunning beaches.
  • Foodies should head to Tuscany or Piedmont, both home to regional flavors and delicious wines.
  • Luxury travelers can enjoy the Amalfi Coast or Capri — pricier destinations with some of the country’s most beautiful clifftop ocean views.
  • Outdoor buffs can hike the Dolomites or the Italian Alps.
  • Romance fans will find Venice’s canals and Verona’s “Romeo and Juliet” history alluring.

Those with  Hilton Honors points  should stay at the  Waldorf Astoria Rome , perched atop 15 acres of Italian hilltops overlooking the city of Rome below. Or, opt for Caruso, A Belmond Hotel  on the Amalfi Coast, decked out in Italian frescoes with an infinity pool perched on a cliff. Venice honeymooners looking for privacy might pick the  JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa, located on its very own private island, just a quick boat ride away from central Venice.

The 2 Best Secluded Honeymoon Destinations

Part of escaping away on a honeymoon getaway means privacy to spend time as newlyweds. These are some of the most secluded honeymoon destinations where you can bond with your partner in a tranquil space that’s tucked away from the masses.

The Maldives

If you need to take a seaplane to your destination, it’s probably private. The Maldives features hundreds of islands perfect for serene getaways in paradise. A honeymoon in the Maldives isn’t cheap and may take a while to get there, but you can save significantly if you have a large collection of hotel points you can use for accommodation. Plus, with standalone bungalows and overwater villas, guests can enjoy a feeling of being removed from everyone else, even if the resort they’re staying at is full.

Since you’ll probably be spending most of your time at the resort since many occupy their own private islands, choosing just the right one is probably the most important point when heading to the Maldives. Budget travelers may want to opt for a resort accessible by boat, as seaplane rides are expensive. And, while an all-inclusive rate may seem more expensive upfront, it may help you save later on, as food and drinks can be costly since everything must be boated or flown over to the islands.

When it comes to accommodation, it’s best to start by evaluating your stash of points, as there are plenty of Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Hilton, and other points properties among the islands. Travelers heading to the Maldives should consider the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (Hilton), a 16+ property with an incredible in-house reef and an underwater restaurant.

And the newness just keeps coming: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives (Hyatt), an all-pool-villa resort (some overwater, some beach), has just opened, a Mandarin Oriental Maldives is coming in 2025, and for those newly dating or even still single, set your sights on the Rosewood Ranfaru , set to open in 2027.

Learn more about the best ways to fly and stay in the Maldives on points and miles , as well as the best times to visit by seasons and interests , in our detailed guides.

Arizona

Arizona’s year-round sunshine, vast desert wilderness, and rich natural wonders are a call to travelers craving a quiet, peaceful honeymoon without too many other humans around. Destinations like Phoenix, Tucson, and Sedona all offer access to city delights like gastronomy and culture while still being close to the great outdoors for some privacy. And of course, the expanse of the Grand Canyon is one of the most impressive national parks in the U.S.

The state is perfect for hikers, bikers, rock climbers, bird watchers, and fans of the infinite desert landscape dotted with Saguaros and brush. But Arizona is also a spa and wellness destination for couples that want to relax and grow together as a couple.

Sedona visitors can stay at  Hilton Sedona Bell Rock , encircled by those signature reddish rocks Sedona is known for. Miraval Arizona is set on the outskirts of Tucson and is an adults-only, wellness-inspired luxury resort part of the Hyatt portfolio. It offers all-inclusive plans and activities like beekeeping, sound healing, and spiritual drumming.

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A honeymoon is a special trip to celebrate your love. Make it as memorable as possible by selecting just the right destination — a budget weekend hop to Las Vegas, a luxury, no-expense-spared trip to Italy, an easy, all-inclusive week in Mexico, or an exciting adventure in Thailand.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best place for a honeymoon in the world.

The best place for a honeymoon is wherever you want to go! Choose a destination that fits your travel style, budget, and season of travel. Popular honeymoon destinations include Hawaii, the Maldives, Italy, Paris, Mexico, and many more.

What is the most visited honeymoon destination?

A 2022 study by Expedia , which polled over 1,500 couples, said that some of the most popular honeymoon destinations were St. Lucia, the Maldives, Paris, Florida, Spain, and Italy.

How many nights is the average honeymoon?

Usually, couples go on a honeymoon for about 7 days. Although the average length of a honeymoon is about a week, some couples take a long weekend, while others spend 10 days, 2 weeks, or even longer. When it comes to your honeymoon, choose the amount of time that best fits with your budget and lifestyle.

What is the most expensive country for a honeymoon?

One of the most expensive countries to visit for your honeymoon is the Maldives. Since it’s a remote set of islands in the Indian Ocean, it can be expensive to get and stay there. However, if you have airline miles and hotel points, you could have a more affordable vacation. Although some countries are more expensive than others, spending on a honeymoon depends greatly on where you stay, what you do, and if you use points and miles to help offset the cost.

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28 Islands That Are Perfect Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

These wanderlust-worthy picks do not disappoint.

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Yes, a honeymoon can be gorgeous and amazing if you’re in a magical city or on a magnificent mountaintop. There are ranches where you’ll be living it up, and bucolic lake cabins that create a fairytale feel. But you can’t deny the classic honeymoon dream: crystal-clear water, fine white sand, plush palm trees, tropical cocktails, and no one around. We're talking about tropical honeymoon destinations.

No matter which hemisphere or time zone it’s in, a tropical honeymoon destination automatically makes you feel that much more removed from the “real world.” And isn’t that what a honeymoon is all about—escaping reality and living your best vacation life in an awe-inspiring destination? Here, in no particular order, find 28 of our favorite islands for your most epic and romantic first holiday as a married couple.

Turks and Caicos

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You can’t go wrong honeymooning on this archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean—seriously, there are 40 islands to choose from located just 90 minutes from Florida. Out of all those islands and cays, we suggest heading to Providenciales—sure it’s the most populated (and arguably the most popular) spot in Turks and Caicos, but it’s also home to the stunning Amanyara , located in the remote Northwest Point Marine National Park. There, you’ll be tucked away in luxury (and have access to the sea, a spa, incredible service, and top-notch dining).

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Located under 100 miles away from Aruba is Curacao, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Caribbean. It has everything you could want in a tropical honeymoon destination: white-sand beaches, the bluest possible water, and a unique, bustling capital city (Willemstad) with colorful buildings and a blended culture. We recommend staying at Villa Tokara , a quiet family-run boutique hotel in Punda, the oldest part of Willemstad. The best part? The beach is just across the street.

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If you live in the United States, you have easy access to the Bahamas, situated just off the coast of Florida: It’s one of the closest tropical honeymoon destinations and also one that offers travelers an incredible amount of options. The Bahamas are composed of 700 islands total; 30 are inhabited and many of them are worth your time. Start in Nassau and then hop to other popular hotspots, like the Exumas and Paradise Island. As for where to stay? We love the Rosewood Baha Mar on Cable Beach; come for the seaside views and sprawling luxury resort and stay for the flamingos that roam on the property.

Lanai, Hawaii

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This Hawaiian island packs some surprises in its landscape, which you’ll find upon driving around in a 4x4 Jeep is not exactly standard issue for a Pacific island. Its pine trees (best explored atop a horse), red rocks and bumps (reminiscent of what we imagine Mars to look like), and dramatic beaches with sometimes sideways water give it an otherworldly magical sheen. Add to that one of the best resorts in the world, Four Seasons Resort Lanai , with one of the best collections of culinary options (Nobu, Malibu Farm), and it’s a recipe for honeymoon perfection.

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Talk about an island paradise. Ever the trendy island escape, St. Barths boasts chic, romantic hotels perfect for a sexy getaway, including Le Toiny and Le Barthelemy . The island’s restaurants are perfect for sipping rosé and eating fresh fish on the picturesque beaches between relaxing spa experiences and long walks on the sand.

Bali, Indonesia

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If an eastern island paradise is your honeymoon fantasy, it’s easily found in Bali, Indonesia’s spiritually rich island. Wellness-obsessed couples should head to Ubud for yoga, rice paddies, sunrise volcano hiking, raw vegan eats, and a dreamy design (like at the Hanging Gardens of Bali and Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan ). Beach babies and surfers can find their bliss (and some other standout hideaways, including Alila Villas Uluwatu ) down in the south of the island, or the empty black-sand beaches and bucolic jungle greenery of the northeast, like at Amankila . But don’t stay only within the confines of your Balinese resort , as idyllic as it is—insiders will recommend renting a motorbike for maximum exploration and fun as well as checking out cheap but incredible eats and a street-level view of the local culture.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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It didn’t get its reputation as the honeymoon island for nothing. This French Polynesia gem is undeniably fabulous: Think powdered-sugar beaches marred only with the shadows of palm tree fringe, and the most turquoise water imaginable. You could happily ride around in a boat for your entire honeymoon (even the water is perfectly calm and pleasant), but there are at least a few resorts whose heavenly overwater bungalows will make you never want to ever leave—the Four Seasons Bora Bora , Conrad Bora Bora Nui , and St. Regis Bora Bora among them (test out their spas—you won’t be sorry). That is, of course, until it’s time to slip off the pontoon for some world-class snorkeling.

Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

It’s truly amazing how gorgeous the islands of the Maldives actually are. It’s one of those cases where photos don’t actually do it justice—the Indian Ocean waters are that spectacular and brilliantly colored. If either of you harbored fantasies as a child of becoming a marine biologist, this is the place for you. You can swim side by side with tons of cool sea creatures (including clownfish, which are only in a few places), not to mention at places like One&Only Reethi Rah and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru , experience some of the most pampering spa treatments around. Head to a private sandbar for an uber-romantic dinner and desert-island vibes under the stars.

Santorini, Greece

There might not be much of a feeling of seclusion on this classic Greek island when you’re out watching its world-famous sunset over the caldera, but there are still plenty of places to be alone and intimate—try Grace Santorini, for one. Lovers come to Santorini for its charm, evidenced in the stacked structures dotting its hillsides and the plethora of adorable restaurants with panoramic vistas and incredible—oftentimes locally grown—Mediterranean-Greek cuisine. Pretty much everyone on the island is on the same page: It’s a place made for romance.

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Sands the color of flour, water in jewel tones worthy of the finest jewelry—the islands of Seychelles are a place many have heard of but few know how to find. It’s a group of 115 islands (of which only a few are actually inhabited) in the Indian Ocean (thus the extraordinary waters and climate) off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar. Beyond the natural beauty, there is wildlife worth seeing, too, namely turtles—some absolutely giant and almost rideable, others teeny tiny as they’re hatched on the beaches. If you’re looking to go, check out Fregate Island Private resort and Banyan Tree Seychelles , both impeccably luxurious.

Palawan, Philippines

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A little unexpected, yes, but no less paradisiacal than any more tried-and-true locales. The archipelago in the bluest of blues Sulu Sea comprises a few key destinations, among them Coron, Palawan Island, and the private islands that hold Amanpulo and Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa . One way to spend a day would be to simply lie on the perfect beach and observe the way the crystalline water and sky evolve in jaw-dropping shades, as the sun rises and sets. Boat trips are a fun and sometimes adventurous way to experience the idyllic surroundings—with plenty of opportunities to jump in wearing a snorkel to explore the beauty under the surface. Oh, and the locals are the sweetest and the food the freshest.

Taha'a, French Polynesia

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Bora Bora doesn’t have a monopoly on Polynesian honeymoons. Its neighboring island is also a stunner, which is not surprising considering they share the same electric blue waters. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa on a private island just a few minutes away from Taha’a by dinghy (head over for a rum distillery tour at Pari Pari) is the call for dreamy overwater bungalows with views of the sunrise or sunset, fantastic food with treehouse vibes, and easy access to the life-changing drift snorkeling at Coral Gardens.

Kauai, Hawaii

Adventure is on the menu on this lush green Hawaiian island, but with a serious side of relaxation. There are waterfall hikes and coastal vistas to climb to on the Na Pali Coast, for example, and the run-of-the-mill but obviously spectacular water activities such as surfing, kayaking, and sailing. There’s also the opportunity to helicopter over the island and land at the massive waterfall made famous in Jurassic Park.

Hayman Island, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is being destroyed, so there’s no time like now to go experience all the splendor that remains—and it’s plenty. There are plenty of little Whitsundays islands on which to stay, like Hamilton, with the squeakiest, softest white sand conceivable and gorgeous resorts (such as Qualia luxury lodge), and Hayman Island , a private plot with a truly giant pool and plethora of activities (think sailing at sunset and snorkeling off a private sandbank).

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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The semi-autonomous island nation of Zanzibar—just off the coast of Tanzania—is about as unspeakably stunning as it gets. The water is turquoise like you’ve never experienced, hitting the cream-colored sandy beaches and sandbars in the soft white froth. Tiny fishing villages, a UNESCO site, and lively scene of live music keep things interesting when you’re not sunbathing in front of well-designed hotels like Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa or Baraza Resort & Spa . Your money goes surprisingly far once you’re there, but it’s advisable to tack on a wildlife safari beforehand.

Sumba, Indonesia

One word: Nihi. There’s nowhere in this world quite like Nihi Sumba Island —it’s as close to nirvana as you can get on Earth. The wild luxury-with-a-rustic-touch (and serious design inspiration to boot) resort defines this indoor-outdoor Indonesian island and has put it on the map as far as a honeymoon destination that invites newlyweds to laze about in their super-private and expansive villas goes. Engage in any number of activities, including horseback riding through the waves at sunset, surfing the incomparable break Occy’s Left, and hiking to waterfalls or the dreamy outdoor spa for a full day of treatments.

South Island, New Zealand

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Though New Zealand’s southern half does have some beaches, and most certainly epic waves to surf, it’s not your typical tropical honeymoon destination. What it lacks in balmy year-round temps, it more than makes up with in spectacular settings—rugged mountains, dramatic waterfall-laced fjords, placid blue lakes, and glaciers, to name a few. It’s undeniably romantic year-round, especially when cozied up in the fireplace-studded confines of Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, the hub of adrenaline-drenched activities, bucolic beauty, and vino (a short drive away).

Phuket, Thailand

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Rainforests, mountains, and—most importantly—beautiful beaches lined with crystalline water. This island in the Andaman Sea is iconic and for good reason: It’s home to countless postcard-worthy spots, which has made it a popular filming destination ( The Beach and Bridget Jones to Star Wars and 007 ). Amanpuri , the flagship location for Aman, and Banyan Tree Phuket are bucket-list resorts that will make you feel as if you’re living in a dream.

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Romance is the name of the game on this Caribbean gem that somehow amps up the seduction level. Perhaps it’s the visuals: the pair of Pitons volcanic mountains bring the drama while the expansive cobalt sea calms. Resorts, including the adults-only Jade Mountain and Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort , make it possible to zero in on only your one true love and escape into the feeling there’s no one else around in paradise.

Anyone who’s been in the Indian Ocean knows it’s epic. So while you may not be familiar with this African island full of French speakers, you can be assured its place on the globe ensures spectacular beaches. It’s also home to interesting attractions inland, like the Black River Gorges National Park for rainforest hiking, Seven Coloured Earths site by a volcano and waterfall. With 18th century botanical gardens, a famed horse track, and extensive reefs (not to mention perfect wind for kitesurfing) it has lots to offer. Late 2017 brings the reopening of One&Only Le Saint Geran , a refreshed and exclusive feeling five-star resort that is reached by helicopter or luxury launch.

This Mediterranean favorite—part of Spain’s Balearic Islands—has a history (Roman and Moorish ruins, a 13th-century cathedral) and modern, throbbing nightlife. It boasts beach resorts and charming villages built of stone. These extremes make it a rich destination regardless of your interests since you can really build your own adventure. With that flawless aquamarine Mediterranean, it’s probably best to base yourself within close sight, so opt for something like the secluded and intimate Cap Rocat , a former 19th-century military fortress with an actual drawbridge.

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Jamaica is an ideal honeymoon destination. There’s plenty of great music to be had around the island. The island’s many idyllic resorts, including GoldenEye , Geejam , and Strawberry Hill , continue to host couples seeking privacy, beauty, and fun. Whet your appetites for excellent food throughout, and take advantage of the opportunities for snorkeling, hiking, sunbathing, and maybe even surfing.

For a big-city take on island life, it’s all about Hong Kong, which was a former British colony. It has not only impressive sky-scraping towers—the gorgeous, exclusive, and boutique feel of the Upper House and iconic, palatial Peninsula Hong Kong are housed in beautiful buildings—but verdant mountains and hills, and even coves to snorkel and swim in. The outlying islands, too, are bursting at the seams with nature, contrasting the bustling city on Hong Kong Island, and on Lantau, lovers can hike Lantau Peak at sunrise. With all that activity you’ll easily work up an appetite, which is ideal considering the multitude of incredible eating opportunities in this foodie-friendly city.

Hvar, Croatia

If you’ve been paying attention you’ve probably been hearing more about the Dalmation Coast in recent years and Croatia, too. In a way, it’s the next Greece, but it’s quite different from the nearby nation. This isle in the Adriatic Sea is ancient, showing off its Gothic fortresses and 13th-century walls. The sunniest of the Croatian islands also puts on show its natural beauty in the form of azure waters, beaches, and lavender fields. Stay at a boutique-like hotel or Airbnb and don’t miss out on opportunities to get out on the sea, via yacht, catamaran, or even UberBoat.

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island may sound like a one-note destination (kangaroos everywhere is the image it conjures), but it’s far from it. The South Australian isle is about wildlife and is actually home to not just the namesake jumpers but penguins, koalas, and sea lions—and one-third of it is protected in nature reserves. It also boasts more than 300 miles of coastline, featuring jagged cliffs and pristine sands. Adventurous couples will eat up the diverse landscapes and outings in fresh, clean air, especially if staying at the impeccable Southern Ocean Lodge , a luxury escape that is widely accepted as one of the best in the world.

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Fiji , of course, is not just one island, but 333, each of which is the stuff of tropical honeymoon destination dreams. Private island resorts like the mind-blowingly luxe Laucala and Kokomo epitomize the fantasy that has fueled many a honeymooner to book their ultimate trip. Like on many islands, you must love water to get the most out of the destination. Palm trees—producing coconuts galore—line epic beaches and lagoons as clear and brilliant as a flawless diamond, which is naturally perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and surfing. There’s no such thing as a schedule here, just endless hours for enjoying each other and your surroundings.

4,000 Islands, Laos

If you want deserted landscapes and few tourists, opt for a country that doesn’t even touch the ocean. Still, island-hopping is the primary pastime in the dramatic, twisting Mekong River, which is where Si Phan Don, or 4,000 Islands, exists. It’s mellow and off the tourist trail, which means a little less than luxurious lodgings, but if you’re a couple who loves that type of thing, you’ll thrive exploring the islands. There, you can try out new foods, ride bicycles through banana trees and coconut palms, wander through Khymer temples, and find the perfect jungle-y place to watch the sunset.

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If you can’t make up your mind about what kind of landscape suits your honeymoon best, choose Sri Lanka , for it has literally everything you could want. Colombo offers city life, the south and eastern coasts are ripe with perfect sandy beaches and softly rolling waves (great for experienced or beginner surfers), and the north has culturally fascinating temples galore. There are also elephants and leopards, best seen on a safari in Yala National Park (go for the gorgeous “huts” at Chena Huts ), lakes with stilt fishermen, cinnamon-growing islands ( Hotel Tri ), waterfalls, hikes, yoga, and Ayurvedic therapies off the grid at Santani. A love for spicy food is not essential but can only help turn up the heat as Sri Lanka seduces you.

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16 Best Cheap Honeymoon Destinations

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A vacation with your new spouse doesn't have to be expensive to be memorable. After all, nothing else matters as long as you are together. Luxurious accommodations at exclusive resorts and first-class flights to exotic places seem appealing, but when you've blown your savings on an elaborate wedding, or want to enjoy the simple things in life, you can choose from a number of cheap honeymoon destinations that can still give you an unforgettable trip.

Whether you are seeking sun, sand, and over-the-water hammocks or an adrenaline-filled vacation spent in the jungle or underwater, we've got the right destination for you.

Get more for less in South Asian countries like Thailand and Indonesia, take a short flight to the beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico or Belize, cruise to Mexico's famed Riviera Maya, get your heart pumping on ziplines in Costa Rica and the San Juan Islands, road trip through Portugal, or indulge in a castle stay in Europe.

For affordable honeymoon ideas that won't break the bank, check out our list of the best cheap honeymoon destinations.

1. Puerto Rico, United States

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Isla Verde resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is appealing for many reasons. It's easily accessible from major North American cities, U.S. citizens don't need a passport to visit, and you can drive on the right side of the road. This Caribbean gem with lovely resorts, beautiful beaches , jungles, offshore islands, and a walkable main city, provides all-around fun for honeymooners.

Properties like Hotel El Convento and Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel can be booked for reasonable prices, you can get around on Uber for a fraction of the price in the States, and islands like Vieques (known for the Mosquito bioluminescent Bay) and Culebra provide more relaxing alternatives.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Puerto Rico

A beautiful beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a tropical paradise that offers everything a couple could want in a Caribbean honeymoon without the giant price tag of its island neighbors. A great way to stay on budget is to book a trip with no surprises, and the Dominican Republic is home to several of the best cheap all-inclusive resorts that the Caribbean has to offer, including 4-star properties with incredibly affordable prices.

Punta Cana , on the eastern tip of the island, is a favorite destination for many tourists, home to the popular Bavaro Beach , plenty of resort choices , and local restaurants.

Puerto Plata is another top place to visit, located on the northern shore and home to Playa Dorada . This is a beautiful stretch of beach and home to most of the area's resorts.

Nearby, to the east, Cabarete is a top destination for waters ports. It's home to Kite Beach , kown for its ideal kiteboarding conditions.

For those interested in history, be sure to take a day or two to explore the capital city of Santo Domingo , a lively combination of historic sites and modern city life.

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Maya ruins at Tulum on the Riviera Maya

The sought-after Caribbean coastline on Yucatán Peninsula that makes up Riviera Maya is rife with white-sand beaches, seaside resorts, and inviting turquoise-colored waters. Located just south of the crowded city of Cancun, the region starts with the town of Puerto Morelos and ends with Punta Allen, with main cities along the way being Playa del Carmen and Tulum .

If you decided to cruise, Cozumel , located a ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, is one of the most popular ports in Mexico, and you'll find a lot of inexpensive deals anytime of the year. Avoid spring break if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

Visitors to this region can choose from all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen (some even have adults-only pools) with deep discounts, or opt for small, eco-friendly beachside hotels in laid-back places like Tulum and Akumal (best for turtle watching).

Some of these accommodations are so rustic that you may not have power at certain times, but who needs air-conditioning when you can jump into the refreshing waters? For unspoiled beaches and an adventure you won't soon forget, head to the UNESCO site of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

Read More: Top-Rated Things to Do on the Mayan Riviera

Couple enjoying their honeymoon on a beautiful beach in Thailand

Surely, a flight to Thailand isn't cheap, but your trip will cost exponentially less once you are here. And if your wedding happens to take place in the winter in the Western Hemisphere, the months between November and April are an ideal time to visit Thailand, when the weather is cool and dry.

Mouth-watering food, top-notch accommodations, and air transportation in this friendly country are relatively cheap. And the country offers everything from jungle hikes to sun-kissed beaches.

Room rates at hotels in Bangkok, the main launching point, are fairly reasonable. Spend a few days here savoring delectable food from street vendors (one even has a Michelin star) and night markets, visit its shimmering temples, and shop for colorful beachwear before heading to the islands.

Popular islands like Phuket and Koh Samui are just a quick plane ride away. You can indulge in romantic dinners with your feet in the sand, have massages, or pass the evening watching beachside fire dancers under the full moon.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Thailand

Manzanillo Beach in Costa Rica

Choose from a number of eco-friendly lodging options in the Central American jewel of Costa Rica. This small country is geologically diverse and boasts everything from volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildlife-rich national parks to amazing beaches , thermal hot springs, and other rewarding places to visit .

Zipline through the mystical forests of Monteverde Reserve, spot sloths and capuchin monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park, hit the waves in Tamarindo, see resident dolphins and migrating whales in Osa Peninsula's Golfo Dulce, or delight at the sight of sea turtles at Playa Tortuguero.

Some Spanish speaking is needed in remote areas, but you can get by with your Google translator and a desire to learn. Although there are expensive resorts you can splurge on, there are plenty of beachside and jungle lodging available near Costa Rica's natural attractions.

View of Echo Lake from Artist's Bluff in the White Mountains

Couples who are looking for a romantic New England honeymoon will fall in love with the White Mountains, a region named for the snow-tipped peaks of a northern section of the Appalachians. Its crowning jewel is Mount Washington, reaching an elevation of over 6,000 feet, accessible via a nostalgic coal-powered steam train, a winding auto road, or an arduous hike.

Nature lovers will find plenty of free and low-cost attractions, including a plethora of hiking trails for all skill levels and fantastic glacial rock formations like the Flume Gorge. Close to the former site of the iconic Old Man in the Mountain is Echo Lake, home to one of New Hampshire's best beaches , as well as offering affordable boat rentals and plenty more nature trails.

Skiers and snowboarders will have plenty of things to do here in the winter, with several of the state's best ski areas close at hand. North Conway is fun to visit any day of the year, packed with unique shopping, fine dining, and some of the best desserts you've ever tasted at Mystic Sugar Bakery . A winter honeymoon in the White Mountains is particularly romantic, whether you are within the comfort of a cozy bed and breakfast or splurging at one of the area's iconic resorts – the snowy weather is the perfect excuse to spend the day inside snuggled up by the fire.

The best times to visit are September (pre-foliage) and May/early June (post mud season), when the rates are low, the weather is nice, and all the families are tied up with school – leaving plenty of room for newlyweds.

During the summer high season, camping in one of the national forests is a great budget option, or upgrade to the comfort of affordable glamping at Huttopia in Albany, just up the road from North Conway.

Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in New Hampshire

Idyllic Belize beach scene

For a small country, Belize packs a lot of adventure and gives visitors a good mix of spectacular beaches, jungles, and Mayan sites. This is the only English-speaking Central American country and offers the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Belize Barrier Reef system, the second largest reef system in the world, along with other incredible natural wonders.

Start off your honeymoon on the western side ziplining and discovering waterfalls in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, and visiting Mayan sites in Cayo District.

Head to south central Belize for a memorable guided hike to see jaguars and other wildcats in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary before heading to the Caribbean coast for the country's gleaming cayes (islands) and water adventures.

Snorkel to see an array of marine life and swim with nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. If you have a scuba license, head to the Great Blue Hole submarine cave for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Base your stay in the rustic town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye at an all-inclusive resort with complementary activities, or relax at more budget-friendly accommodations at Caye Caulker.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Belize

Rafting trip in Jamaica

Sandals resorts are not the only all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, the island that boasts the first overwater bungalows in the Caribbean . A lot of budget-friendly, all-inclusive resorts with romance packages have cropped up around the island, offering good food, drinks, activities, and additional free nights. Budget airlines like JetBlue fly to Montego Bay from major U.S. cities, making travel to this Caribbean jewel a breeze.

English is the official language, and shops and restaurants accept the US dollar, making travel to Jamaica a lot easier. In the birthplace of reggae music, there's never a dull moment. You can hike to waterfalls , soak up the sun on its sugary-white beaches , go snorkeling, and spend your evenings dancing barefoot in the sand. The best time to visit is December to March, although the shoulder season of April to May sees more deals and fewer tourists.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Jamaica

Porto, Portugal

Portugal is less expensive than its neighboring country of Spain, and other European destinations, and still holds onto its old-world charm. With urban neighborhoods, medieval castles, endless olive groves, and quaint fishing villages among the many places to visit, this small country offers an off-the-beaten-path European getaway.

After spending a day or two sightseeing around Lisbon, head to the National Palace of Pena and explore the sights of Sintra , then make your way up north to the Douro region, the birthplace of port. In Porto , take a short cruise along the Douro River to the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, renowned for its port cellars.

Head south to the region of Algarve for stunning white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, golf courses, and fresh seafood. Car rentals are fairly cheap in Portugal; you can rent a car for as low as $10 per day.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Portugal

Couple at the Ulun Datu Bratan Temple in Bali

Spirituality meets serenity on the island of Bali, where couples can spend their days practicing yoga, getting in touch with nature, and swimming or surfing in the island's warm waters. Couples massages , yoga retreats, cooking classes, and romantic dinners are just some of the offerings you'll find all across Bali and its neighboring islands.

Thrill-seekers can trek the jungles in the highlands of Ubud, go in search of exotic bird sightings and the giant banyan tree in the area of Munduk farther north, or head to the southwestern tip of Bukit Peninsula for great surfing in Uluwatu.

One of the best aspects of Bali is that you can book a 5-star resort with infinity pools or a beachside guesthouse for a fraction of the price it would cost in the Western Hemisphere. Get a massage at a luxury spa and dine at a local restaurant for much less than you would expect.

And if seeing all those surfers fills you with inspiration, you can hire a teacher and rent surfboards. Not up for the activity? Hang back and relax on one of Bali's beautiful beaches . Best of all, you'll meet some of the friendliest people.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit in Bali

Lough Eske castle in Donegal County, Ireland

If you've ever dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding followed by a honeymoon in a gorgeous setting, look no further than Ireland. You can have your pick of castle-turned-hotels all across the country. Castle hotels like Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa , Lough Eske Castle , Castlemartyr Resort, Castle Leslie Estate , and Waterford Castle Hotel are among many that offer nightly rates for under $200 and provide excellent amenities like resort spas, golf courses, fine dining, and afternoon tea.

Spend your time hiking in the surrounding woodlands, horseback riding, learning archery, or falconry. Retreat to lavishly decorated rooms with wood-burning fireplaces. Ireland also has a number of cozy bed and breakfast inns throughout the country.

Keep in mind that while Dublin is on the expensive side, it's best to fly directly to Shannon Airport to save both time and money, as Shannon is closer to the United States. After all, the countryside of the Emerald Isle, with its windswept scenery and quaint villages, is what makes this country so appealing.

Read More: Best Places to Visit in Ireland

Fortresses Lovrijenac, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia's ability to offer a diverse variety of natural and cultural attractions makes this the perfect place for honeymooners who want a little of everything in their special getaway. From a classic leisurely beach honeymoon to exploring the historic sites and museums of the capital city, Zagreb , Croatia provides an affordable option that rivals its more expensive neighbors across the water on the Italian coast.

Stretching south along the Adriatic Sea , Croatia offers seemingly endless beaches , both along its mainland and on the many islands that dot the coast. Among these islands, Hvar in the Dalmatian Islands is one of the most popular, with couples looking for the best of the old and the new, from luxury hotels and trendy restaurants to a picturesque Old Town, where cars and trucks never spoil the scenery.

The Dalmatian Islands are most easily reached by ferry from Split , famous for its first-rate museums and historic Old Town, which is home to extensive Roman monuments. It has also gained fame in more recent years as a backdrop for Game of Thrones , as has the coastal city of Dubrovnik at the far southern end of the country.

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Palm trees and kayaks on the beach in Key West

If you don't want to fly to the Caribbean, but still want silky-sand beaches and endless sunshine, head to the Florida Keys. Budget-conscious travelers will love the string of islands at the tip of Florida, where the year-round dress code seems to be shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops.

The enchanting islands stretch out into the Gulf of Mexico from Key Largo to Key West, connected by the Overseas Highway. Beachside accommodations and water activities are aplenty on these islands, the fun never seems to end on Key West's Duval Street, and the key lime pie is unlike anything you've ever tasted.

Swim with dolphins, enjoy sunset sailings, and walk off into the sunset on a picture-perfect beach.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in the Florida Keys

Killer Whale breaching in the San Juan Islands

If you are looking for an adventure-filled honeymoon in the United States, the San Juan Islands make a great choice. Located just north of Seattle, the lively seaside town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island can be reached by ferry from Anacortes. With farm-to-table restaurants, antique stores, boutiques, bookstores, and museums, Friday Harbor has a peaceful Pacific Northwest vibe.

Among the islands in the archipelago is Orcas Island, where you can hike Moran State Park's old-growth forest and Mt. Constitution. If you are visiting May through October, you will see plenty of killer whales in the waters surrounding the islands on whale watching tours . You are also likely to see harbor seals, porpoises, and bald eagles.

For watching orcas from land , head to the Lime Kiln State Park, also known as "Whale Watch Park." Choose from either a charming bed and breakfast inn on San Juan Island, or opt for a romantic cabin near the beach on Orcas Island.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Puget Sound

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas can serve as a great spot for eloping and honeymooning. With luxurious hotels like the Wynn Las Vegas and ARIA Resort offering great deals, endless buffets, and top-notch entertainment, you can have a grand time in this shining oasis in the desert.

Take a romantic gondola ride along the man-made canals of the Venetian , catch a Cirque du Soleil Show, marvel at the dancing fountains at the Bellagio Las Vegas , walk the Strip hand-in-hand, and dance the night away with your special someone.

You can combine your Vegas trip with an outing to the Grand Canyon (four hours by car) or go for a scenic drive or hikes around Red Rock Canyon , a lot closer.

If you are staying overnight around the Grand Canyon, book your lodging at places like Yavapai Lodge ahead of time to find the best deals.

  • Read More: Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Las Vegas

Couple enjoying the view over Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

No matter what time of year newlyweds visit, Lake Tahoe offers plenty of adventure for nature-loving couples who want to stay on budget. This massive lake is known for its vibrant sapphire water, fed by melted snow from the surrounding mountains. It also serves as a border between California and Nevada, stretching 22 miles end to end.

During the summer there are the most choices for inexpensive recreation on and around the lake, from hiking and cycling to water sports like kayaking and canoeing. In the winter, couples can enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on local trails, or splurge on a day or two at one of the area's world-class ski resorts .

Couples will find several affordable hotels and resorts in the town of South Lake Tahoe without leaving behind the tremendous lake views. There are also a good variety of excellent hiking trails near South Lake Tahoe that provide views of both the water and the alpine landscape. Those who enjoy roughing it can also save money by camping in one of the many state parks that surround the lake.

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Posted on Last updated: February 5, 2023

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Looking for an affordable or at least cheap honeymoon destinations? You have come to the right spot.

After an expensive wedding, a budget friendly honeymoon can honestly be quite necessary. If you ever want a chance to get ahead in life and buy a house or even essentials to get around like a car, you are going to have to cut back somewhere. 

An inexpensive honeymoon does not have to be a bad honeymoon. Not by any stretch. In fact, this list of awesome budget friendly honeymoon spots include awesome places we love, they just tend to be cheaper countries where your dollar will go further.

We have also included, for our US readers, great places to honeymoon domestically to save money. While these spots may not be cheap by world standards, it will certainly save you some coin if you don’t have to spend money on an international flight.

So let’s get planning your perfect honeymoon on a budget!

This popular romantic destination has been at the height of everyone’s bucket list for the last several years. Get whisked away to a romantic fairytale land at Lift Bali , a jungle treehouse hotel complete with a swimming pool and hammocks for relaxing that starts at just $60/night.

Couples can book spa appointments at The Udaya Resorts & Spa just ten minutes away featuring traditional Balinese massage followed by a flower scrub and healing flower bath for two.

Take a walk on the wild side with a visit to Ubud Monkey Forest , a sanctuary and natural habitat for over 1,000 Balinese long-tailed macaque monkeys. For dinner, indulge in a candlelit dinner among the trees at Bridges Bali , a casual fine dining restaurant featuring an extensive wine selection and upscale barbeque favorites.

Bali should definitely be at the top of anyones list looking for a cheap honeymoon destination.

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Croatia honeymoon

This European country is the pinnacle of romance with countless wineries, olive tree plantations, and pristine beaches with sapphire blue water.

The best way to experience a honeymoon like no other is with a weeklong sailing cruise around the Dalmatian island with Croatian Island Cruises. Stop in major cities like Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb for plenty of al fresco dining options with local wine pairings, beer, and more.

When you’re in Split, make sure to book a Blue Cave Tour for a guided boat tour of one of Croatia’s natural wonders with a stop to swim and snorkel along the way. Make sure to stop at the world famous Zlatni Rat Beach for a waterfront massage, dozens of food trucks, and cabanas for lounging.

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Mexico honeymoon

For one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations head straight to Riveria Maya for a relaxing tropical honeymoon on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico. A road trip from Cancun is always a fun idea and something that we have done ourselves and recommend.

For one of the most unique and memorable experiences, Xcaret Park is a must see. This ancient Mayan archeological site allows visitors to swim in underground caves, explore the natural wildlife of Mexico in the aviary, butterfly house, and coral reef aquarium, and have a taste of traditional dishes all in one place!

For more picturesque natural wonders, check out the amazing cenotes in the area, including Carwash Cenote and Dos Ojos Cenote , a flooded cave system where visitors can snorkel, dive, and swim their way through the crystal clear waters or relax in the natural environment with an on site massage before indulging in culinary excellence at the jungle restaurant.

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Thailand honeymoon

Thailand is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations with everything from tropical beaches and jungles to sprawling cities and historic landmarks.

Immerse yourself in culture at the Historic City of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site packed with monasteries, temples, and archeological ruins to explore.

For an excursion that’s more off the beaten path, sign up for a full day boat tour of Koh Phi Phi that includes a guided snorkeling tour with a certified local guide and a Thai buffet lunch on the beach – what could be more romantic than that?

After exploring nature and cultural sites, head to the capital city of Bangkok to experience vibrant street life and authentic Thai cuisine at Pad Thai Nana or a bowl of minced pork at Guay Tiew Mu Rung Rueang Tung.

One of the best choices for an affordable honeymoon.

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Portugal honeymoon

As far as Europe goes, arguable the most affordable honeymoon destination is Portugal. But that doesn’t mean it lacks any charm or prestige.

This city is filled with romance! Head to Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point of Europe that was once believed to be the “end of the world.”

Visitors can enjoy unbeatable cliffside views of the ocean and it’s the perfect spot for a couples photo shoot or bring your wedding dress for some gorgeous post wedding photos!

After visiting the cliffs, hop on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Pena Park for romantic sunset views and the perfect relaxing tour of nature.

For a taste of history, make a visit to the 10th century castle and fortress known as Moorish Castle. Points of interest along the tour include tombs, the Christian Medieval Necropolis, the Door of Betrayal, and the Royal Tower.

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This small country in Central America may not strike you as a popular honeymoon destination, but there are actually quite a few surprising hidden gems here, making it a great choice for an inexpensive honeymoon destination.

Honeymooners can find luxurious accommodation for as little as $20/night with resort rooms in the $200/night price range. Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection is always a nice choice for honeymooners.

With all the money saved on accommodation, couples can spend more time taking in the natural beauty of this country by touring the Great Blue Hole for diving, snorkeling, or getting an aerial view of this natural wonder.

For more adventure, embark on a guided hiking tour of the world’s most sacred cave known as ATM Cave. Guests should be advised that this is a strenuous scenic tour with a 45 minute hike involved, but the hard work will be well worth the experience! 

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This tropical honeymoon destination has everything honeymooners are looking for! Start your trip staying in a treehouse at Bio Thermales Hot Spring and get in touch with nature at their healing natural hot springs starting at just $65/night.

Guests can choose the option of adding a made to order hot breakfast made locally using fresh ingredients. For exploring more of nature’s wonders, take a tour of the Arenal Volcano or go on a wildlife tour for an up close and personal experience with native Costa Rica wildlife like monkeys, sloths, macaws, and more.

For a romantic beach vacation, book a stay at one of the hotels or resorts in Playa Hermosa to spend the day at the beach before grabbing dinner at Vida Hermosa Bar & Restaurant or catching a live music performance at Ginger Restaurant along the oceanfront.

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Vietnam Honeymoon

Honeymooners in Vietnam can celebrate their love at the aptly named Valley of Love in Da Lat. This themed outdoor park features whimsical gardens, tranquil walking trails, plenty of heart shaped decor, and the placid waters of Da Thien Lake at the center of it all. Admission to the park is a steal at only one US dollar!

For more unique photo opportunities, head to Sun World Ba Na Hills, an amusement park like no other featuring art installations, thrill rides, cable car rides, and an imitation French village. The most notable photo op is the Golden Bridge, a huge pedestrian bridge that is designed with two gigantic hands seemingly holding the bridge up in the sky.

After spending some time at these tourist locations, don’t miss an opportunity to explore Hoi An Ancient Town , a UNESCO World Heritage Site with well-preserved architecture and historic sites dating back as far as the 15th century.

If you want to experience the true hustle and bustle of Vietnam, you might also like to throw a visit to Hanoi into the mix.

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Although rarely referred to as a popular honeymoon destination, China is a bucket list destination for many and honeymooners will find plenty of romantic opportunities here.

It may seem obvious, but no trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China . You can DIY by following our guide or get guided transport to the wall .

Next, spend time exploring the Forbidden City or take a guided tour of the ground and Palace Museum. After that, hold hands as you explore Chimelong Safari Park to catch a glimpse of the Giant Pandas that call this park home. If you really love pandas of course Chengdu is the best place to go!

For dinner, taste test a traditional Chinese dish known as hot pot in a romantic setting at Lan Ting Yu Shu Restaurant.

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Puerto Rico

A Caribbean paradise that doesn’t require a passport! Head south to Puerto Rico for a romantic tropical honeymoon where visitors can enjoy living the island life, exploring a tropical rainforest, and soaking in the rich culture.

Start with a hike to the breathtaking waterfalls of El Yunque National Forest, the only rainforest in the United States. Nature lovers are sure to find plenty of hiking, swimming, waterfalls, and native wildlife at this spot.

After spending some time in the forest, head over to Old San Juan to experience vibrant nightlife, chow down on authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, and immerse yourself in history at Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th century Spanish style fortress that still stands today.

Of course no trip to the island would be complete without a trip to the beach! Head over to Luqillo to spend the day at the beach and grab some lunch and a drink at one of the over 60 family owned and operated Kioskos de Luquillo.

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Hey mon! Get swept away at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches with all inclusive resorts found almost anywhere on the island.

Book a stay at one of the many all inclusive resorts for couples in Negril to relax on the white sand shores and crystal clear waters at Seven Mile Beach.

For dinner, head to Rick’s Cafe for fresh Caribbean food and live music or hang out at the bar to watch people go cliff diving or try it out for yourself!

Explore more of nature’s beauty on a half day guided tour of Mayfield Falls where visitors can hike through a tropical paradise before sliding down the falls or splashing in the pools below. For even more fun in the sun, book a fun filled sunset catamaran cruise along the Negril waterfront with stops to swim and snorkel or grab a drink at Margaritaville and Rick’s Cafe.

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Philippines Honeymoon

This Southeast Asian country offers unbeatable honeymoon packages for as little as $170 per day, per person! With over 7,000 islands in the country, you’ll want to book a honeymoon package to make sure you don’t miss out on all this tropical paradise has to offer!

Make a stop at the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park for a once in a lifetime chance to explore the 8.2km long underground river on a guided boat tour.

El Nido is one of the most popular spots for visitors and couples can enjoy glamping under the stars at Nacpan Beach Glamping before heading down to palm tree lined beach for an afternoon of sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming, and more.

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Fall in love all over again at this romantic honeymoon destination! One of the best cheap honeymoon ideas if you ask me.

For adventure seeking couples, no trip to Brazil would be complete without exploring the Amazon Rainforest! One of the most romantic ways to explore this natural wonder is by booking a guided boat tour along the Amazon River.

If traipsing through the jungle isn’t really your style, spend some time relaxing on the warm, sandy beaches of Praia de Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. A honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro is surprisingly a good choice.

For couples wanting to get the full sightseeing experience, take a cog train to the top of Corcovado Mountain for up close and personal views of Christ the Redeemer and a stunning backdrop for cute couples’ photos. After a day of exploring make sure you carve out some time for authentic, all-you-can-eat meat and steak at Fogo de Chão Botafogo .

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If you are looking for cheap places to honeymoon, don’t look past Colombia as it is a pretty affordable country to vacation.

Couples can instantly be whisked away in the beauty, romance, and history of this South American country! First, spend time sightseeing along the colorful streets of Cartagena, stopping at fruit vendors along the way to eat fresh mangos.

Take a tour of the 1536 Spanish fortress, Castillo San Felipe de Barajas for a touch of history. After that, head to the capital city of Bogota to be entranced by the beauty of the Museo del Oro or Gold Museum.

To experience even more of the rich culture of this country, head out on a coffee tour with Colombia Coffee Tour to experience some of the best coffee in the world and learn how it’s made. There is plenty to see all around the country, but public transportation makes it cheap and easy to get around here.

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With accommodations starting at just $5/night this Asian island is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples looking for adventure on a budget! It is definitely one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations out there if you are looking to save $$.

Surrounded by lush rainforests, tropical beaches, and dense jungles, couples can spend time marveling at one of the world’s largest creatures on the Sri Lanka Elephant Safari .

For more adventure, hike to the top of Sigiriya to visit an ancient fortress dating back to the fifth century AD. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has historically been used as a royal palace and Buddhist monastery, leading to it’s spiritual atmosphere and charm.

For couples on a spiritual journey, make a stop at one of Sri Lanka’s most famous Buddhist temples, Gangaramaya Temple in the capital city of Colombo.

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Budget Friendly Honeymoon Destinations in USA

The following destinations are probably not considered cheap by international standards but if you are already located within the USA, it saves you big $$ on an international flight to think locally rather than abroad. For that reason, we have included some of the best honeymoon locations in the USA in our list.

Hawaii Honeymoon

With rich Hawaiian culture, world class beaches, and plenty of opportunities for romance, it’s no surprise Hawaii has been a coveted honeymoon destination for years.

If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, head to Oahu and discover the splendor of this island with hotel rooms starting at just over $100/night.

Set out on a sunset cruise on the Manu Kai Catamaran , a one and a half hour cruise that offers guests unparalleled views of the sunset over the island. After the tour, settle in for a romantic dinner at 53 by the Sea , one of the top fine dining experiences in Honolulu.

This elegant restaurant serves creative, fresh seafood and meat dishes and the only thing better than the food is the view from their outdoor dining patio! Spend time exploring the beaches along Waikiki and settle in to watch the surfers for a fun day at the beach.

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Las Vegas Honeymoon

There are so many fun romantic things to do in Las Vegas for couple s which make it a perfect place for a honeymoon

Why not have your wedding and honeymoon all in one place? Couples can get married by a decked out Elvis impersonator at the Elvis Chapel before diving into all of the excitement that this party city has to offer.

With all the money you will have saved on the wedding, go ahead and splurge on a honeymoon suite at The Venetian Resort to enjoy a romantic gondola ride through this Italian-themed resort before taking a walk along the Vegas strip.

Make sure you stop to watch the world famous choreographed water and light show at the Bellagio Fountain along the way.

Of course you can stop in and gamble at any casino along the way and you might just be lucky enough to win back what you paid for this honeymoon experience! Experience the thrill of a Cirque du Soleil show before heading out for a romantic dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant for chef-curated French cuisine and unbeatable views of the city strip.

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Florida Keys Honeymoon

This tropical honeymoon destination is perfect for couples who want to stay close to home while still getting a taste of island life.

For the full experience, start your honeymoon with a drive from Miami to Key West across the turquoise waters on Seven Mile Bridge.

After crossing the bridge, spend the afternoon exploring the Key West Historic District on an Old Town Trolley Tour featuring more than 100 points of interest along the tour.

Make an educational stop on your honeymoon at The Turtle Hospital to see veterinarians and support staff conservation efforts in action helping rescue, rehabilitate, and release sea turtles back into the wild.

You might even be able to catch a glimpse of sea turtles in their natural habitat on a guided snorkeling tour with Snorkeling Tour Services of Key West .

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Carmel, California

This small beach city along California’s Monterey Peninsula is the perfect honeymoon location for couples wanting to take it easy and spend time connecting with each other in a whimsical seaside town.

Hold hands as you stroll through the town visiting small shops like the quaint Cottage of Sweets , a traditional British-style candy store where you can pick up some sweets with your sweetheart!

Wine lovers can download a free mobile guide to embark on a tasting journey of the city’s best wineries with the Carmel Wine Walk . Finish off the evening with an al fresco candlelit dinner at Pacific’s Edge to enjoy spectacular views of the countryside.

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Charleston SC

There is only thing more famous than the lowcountry cuisine in this South Carolina city is their distinctive Southern charm!

Praised as one of the best foodie destinations in the world, there’s everything from upscale restaurants with charming verandas to local barbecue spots.

Start your culinary tour at Husk , a restaurant featuring traditional Southern cuisine in the intimate setting of a restored Victorian-era home. If you’re more into exploring a local’s spot, head over to the family owned and operated Hannibal’s Kitchen for Charleston’s best authentic soul food for more than 40 years!

After eating your way through the city, walk through Charleston’s prettiest streets and make a visit to Angel Oak Park to gaze at the mighty branches of an over 400 year old oak tree and take some cute couples photos under the 60 foot wide canopy.

A honeymoon to this Southern city is a no brainer as there are tonnes of romantic things to do for couples in Charleston to keep you occupied for days.

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One of my favourite houses in Charleston located in Battery Street. Many houses in Charleston have cute, original gas lamps, a feature we love!

Cape May, New Jersey

This northeastern US city is the perfect honeymoon destination for budget conscious couples. Within driving distance of major cities on the east coast, this seaside town offers visitors a laid back beach vacation.

Nourish yourselves with a quiet morning at Cape May talking over coffee at Out There Coffee before heading out to explore the shore along Sunset Beach .

Rent a tandem bicycle from Pedego Electric Bikes and cruise down the boardwalk at sunset to the Washington Street Mall for window shopping in the quaint antique stores lining the streets.

Finish off a romantic evening with a fresh seafood dinner at Tisha’s Fine Dining , a locally owned and operated fine dining establishment that’s been a Cape May staple since 1988.

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San Juan Islands

These islands are like something out of a mythical fairytale. Located off the coast of Seattle, Washington these islands are only accessible by ferry or airplane.

Because of their remote location, these quaint islands have a population of just over 6,800 with mostly artists, writers, fisherman, and retirees. Experience the charm of these islands by spending the afternoon exploring the locally owned shops like Cottage Gift Shop to find a variety of one of a kind, local, and handmade trinkets.

After shopping, wind down with a few drinks at Boathouse Cider Works , a family owned and operated cidery crafting high quality ciders with only local, organic apples. Although exploring on land is a unique experience itself, no trip to the San Juan Islands would be complete without a whale watching tour!

Hop aboard a sightseeing vessel with Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours for an unforgettable experience and a chance to spot the majestic wild orcas that call these waters home.

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16 Stunning and Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

By: Author The Honeymoon Edit

Posted on Last updated: 28/11/2022

Categories Honeymoon Destinations

16 Stunning and Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

Are you looking for the ideal honeymoon destination on a budget? These affordable honeymoon destinations tick all of the boxes.

Few things beat a magical wedding ceremony like an even more breathtaking honeymoon. But you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for some of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget.

You need to know where to look, which is why this guide – packed with affordable honeymoon ideas and tips comes to your aid. Check them out. 

16 Honeymoon Destinations

Bali (indonesia).

Best For: Adventure lovers

Bali

It’s no surprise that Bali tops the list when it comes to affordable honeymoon destinations. It has been dominating the budget traveler’s bucket list for a few years now—and with good reason. 

Affordable four and five-star hotels abound on the island, and you can explore Bali’s gorgeous beaches, visit the island’s stunning temples, and indulge in tasty Balinese cuisine at a fraction of the cost of other destinations. 

Top Attractions

  • Ubud Palace – A stunning historical building tracing the tale of Balinese history. 
  • Tegalalang Rice Terrace – The Instagram-famous rice paddies offer lush scenery, jungle swings, zip lines, and authentic Balinese coffee. Yum.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 to 10 nights Suggested Stay: Ulun Ubud Resort

Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Best For: Travelers seeking tranquility

Colombo (Sri Lanka)

The capital city of Sri Lanka opens visitors up to the melting pot of people with a mix of modern and traditional. The best way to learn about the country is through its ornate ancient temples, colorful festivals, and perfectly spiced foods. 

There are many natural beauties, like the dreamy Sinharaja Forest Reserve, tropical golden beaches, and fascinating safaris.

  • Gangaramaya Temple – A beautiful temple on Beira Lake considered one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo.
  • Viharamahadevi Park – Lush park is in the city’s heart, perfect for romantic strolls.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 nights Suggested Stay: Marino Beach Colombo

Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Best For: Tropical travelers

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The archipelago is famous amongst honeymooners who want a tropical vacation on white sand beaches without the hefty price tag. 

You’ll have endless fun sampling local foods (like mishkaki grilled meat kebabs), visiting historical and cultural landmarks, or lazing on the sunny beaches.

  • Prison Island – Previously used as a prison, it is now a remote tropical escape with giant tortoises and amazing beaches perfect for snorkeling.
  • Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park – Peaceful forest overrun by cute red colobus monkeys.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 to 9 nights Suggested Stay: Tembo H o use Hotel

Lisbon (Portugal)

Best For: History lovers

Lisbon (Portugal)

Lisbon is one of the cheapest honeymoon destinations compared to other European cities. Fall in love with its red roofs, flavourful food, fascinating historical landmarks, and the shoreline dating centuries ago.

  • Castelo de S. Jorge – Historic castle from 1 BC overlooks the city.
  • Belém Tower – UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 16th century.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 10 to 14 night Suggested Stay: Jupiter Lisboa Hotel

Phuket (Thailand)

Best For: Travelers who love an adventure

Phuket

Phuket in Thailand is another popular honeymoon destination on a budget because you can stay in luxury hotels for a meager price. The island is well-known for its white sand beaches, lively nightlife, and delicious food. 

If you’re not ready to leave just yet, extend your trip by island hopping to the surrounding smaller islands.

  • Night Markets – These are all over the island and are a great place to get an authentic feel of the people and their food.
  • Khao Rang Viewpoint – A beautiful island lookout with a few monkey inhabitants.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: The Village Coconut Island B each Resort

Riviera Maya (Mexico)

Best For: Saltwater babies

Riviera Maya (Mexico)

Mexico’s Riviera Maya covers the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and includes Playa del Carmen, with the party town of Tulum . While it has a rad nightlife, it also has fantastic beaches and incredible ancient Mayan ruins.

  • Cenotes – There are many beautiful, bright blue cenotes to explore, swim, dive, and snorkel in.
  • Tulum Archaeological Zone – These fascinating ruins are what’s left over from the ancient Maya civilization that used to live in the area.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: Xperience Tulum Hotel

Istria County (Croatia)

Best For: Wine and olive oil lovers

Istria County (Croatia)

A lovely county with rich historical ties dating back centuries. Each town has a unique charm with cobblestone streets and mouth-watering foods— a foodie’s dream.

  • Pula Arena – The only Roman amphitheater with four side towers still preserved.
  • Jama – Grotta Baredine – A cave with unique natural rock formations.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights Suggested Stay: Hotel Coral Plava Laguna

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Best For: Cultural tourists

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

This modern city might be popular if you’re looking for the bustle of the city without the high costs. It seamlessly blends modernity with its rich religious and cultural counterparts with ornate temples, exotic wildlife, and highrise skyscrapers in one city.

  • Batu Caves – Beautifully decorated series of caves and cave temples used as shrines for Hindu gods.
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur – A 15-story landmark that offers 360-degree views of the city below.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 6 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Center Hotel & Residences

Caye Caulker (Belize)

Best For: Deep sea enthusiasts

Caye Caulker (Belize)

Caye Caulker in Belize is one of the cheapest places to honeymoon in the Caribbean for budget travelers. Besides affordable accommodation, it also offers snorkeling and diving opportunities close to the barrier reef a few miles away. The surrounding islands also make it a dream to hop to and fro to explore more during your stay.

  • Belize Barrier Reef System – Coral reefs around the islands that tourists can drive and snorkel in.
  • The Split – An inlet that splits the island in two. It’s another great place for snorkeling and other water activities.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 6 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: Island Magic Beach Resort

Hội An (Vietnam)

Best For: Couples on a shoestring budget

Hội An (Vietnam)

Hội An is insanely cheap to live, eat, and drink beer here. This means you can reduce your accommodation costs significantly to splurge more on other activities and tours. 

The nightlife: buzzing

The food: delicious

The architecture: Amazing

  • Hội An Markets – These markets are the best places to pick up souvenirs, cheap beer, and tasty street foods.
  • Cau Temple – One of the many historical sites in the city. This is an 18th-century footbridge topped by a temple with ornate carvings.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 to 10 nights Suggested Stay: Little Riverside Hoi An

Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)

Best For: Adventurers who love the beach

Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)

Punta Cana is one of the cheapest places for a honeymoon on a never-ending beach. Explore the small town through its many fun water activities like surfing, parasailing, and dancing on party boats. 

  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve – A forest reserve with swimming, hiking, petting zoos, and more.
  • Scape Park – An activity park with zip lining, cave swimming, and many more outdoor activities.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 nights Suggested Stay: AC Hotel by Marriott Punta Cana

Pokhara (Nepal)

Best For: Outdoor lovers

Pokhara (Nepal)

Pokhara is near the Himalayan Range , surrounded by lakes and mountains. This makes it an excellent honeymoon destination on a budget for couples who love the outdoors, as it allows them to do many extreme sports activities. These include ziplining, rafting, and bungee jumping, among others.

  • Devi’s Falls – An incredible underground waterfall popular with hikers.
  • Shree Bindhyabasini Temple – The oldest Hindu temple in the city atop a small hill devoted to Hindi goddesses.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 6 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: Bar Peepal Resort

Cape Town (South Africa)

Best For: Adrenaline junkies

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the cheap places to honeymoon at the tip of South Africa. Golden beaches, an energetic city, and impressive natural landmarks surround the town. So, it’s no surprise that the city has heart-thumping activities like paragliding, dune surfing, ziplining, and more.

  • Table Mountain – One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature allows you to overlook the whole city and coast.
  • V&A Waterfront – Waterfront with a harbor, a shopping center, and many restaurants.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 to 10 nights Suggested Stay: President Hotel

Istanbul (Turkey)

Best For: Architecture admirers

Istanbul (Turkey)

Istanbul is a beautiful European city full of history, culture, and fantastic food. 

Of course, we can’t look past the incredible architectural wonders of the city, showing off its over 2,500-year-old existence. Explore its history through its many mosques, museums, and bazaars.

  • Grand Bazaar – World-famous markets full of ornate trinkets, spices, teas, jewelry, you name it.
  • Hagia Sophia – Major century-old mosque dating back to the Byzantine Empire.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 6 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: Melas Hotel Istanbul

Negril (Jamaica)

Best For: Uninterrupted beach time

Negril (Jamaica)

Jamaica is one of the cheapest places to honeymoon in the Caribbean. 

While Negril is laidback, it also loves to party at beachside nightclubs like The Jungle and live reggae shows. Don’t miss its 7 miles of white sand beaches, waterfalls, and endless sunsets.

  • Rick’s Cafe – A lively Caribbean restaurant with a pool and cliffside jumping spots.
  • Seven-mile Beach – White sand beach with bright blue waters ideal for swimming.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 nights Suggested Stay: Travelers Beach Resort

Medellín (Colombia)

Best For: A Lively nightlife

Medellín (Colombia)

If you’re a couple that likes to party until sunrise, you’ll find no bigger party city than this inexpensive honeymoon destination. 

The central party neighborhood of El Poblado is full of bars and nightclubs blasting live music above the flashing dance floor.

  • Pueblito Paisa – A replica village full of eateries, activities, superb overlooks, and nature trails.
  • Parque Explora – Science museum and aquarium.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 to 7 nights Suggested Stay: Hotel York Luxury Suites Medellin

Practical Tips for Planning an Affordable Honeymoon

  • Travel during the right time. The best time to travel for a cheap honeymoon is in the off-season.
  • Try to stay on the outskirts of the city. This way, you’re usually near the top attractions and outskirts while still staying in cheap honeymoon places.
  • Look out for travel packages. These offer great discounts and may allow you to pay for your holiday in installments.

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15 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

By: Author Ashley Brown

Posted on Published: June 20, 2022

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After spending money on a wedding, many couples need to have an inexpensive honeymoon. The good news is, that your honeymoon doesn’t have to break the bank to be memorable. There are plenty of wonderful budget honeymoon options all around the world; affordable honeymoon packages can offer a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Our Top Affordable Honeymoon Destinations
  • For an affordable Caribbean getaway, look into Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic
  • For a US-based affordable honeymoon, check out San Juan Islands, Washington
  • For an all-inclusive affordable honeymoon, check out a Virgin Voyages Cruise.

In this article, we’ll give you details about 15 cheap honeymoon destinations that can deliver a fantastic romantic experience.

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If you are looking to book a Sandals vacation, start by looking at booking directly on Sandals.com . They have great deals and since it is all-inclusive there are no surprise costs later.

  • Work with an experienced Travel Agent

If your budget is over $5000, it is worth talking to a travel agent that knows how to help you get the biggest bang for your buck.

You may wonder, what is the cheapest place to honeymoon? The answer will depend on several factors, including where you are traveling from. Bali is known as a very cheap honeymoon destination—once you get there. If you’re flying from the United States, however, it may not be an affordable honeymoon destination for you.

We will cover some of the top affordable honeymoon destinations around the world so you can choose the best option based on where you live.

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If you live in the United States, your cheapest honeymoon location may be a domestic one like Las Vegas, Nevada; the San Juan Islands, Washington; San Diego, California; or the Florida Keys.

If you’re dreaming of a tropical getaway, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, and Belize are some of the most affordable honeymoon destination choices.

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If you have your heart set on a trip overseas, some inexpensive honeymoon destinations in Europe are Croatia and Portugal.

If you want an exotic experience that’s affordable, Thailand and the Philippines are two cheap honeymoon locations in Asia.

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An all-inclusive cruise can be an affordable honeymoon option as well.

Read on to learn more about these top 15 cheap honeymoon destinations!

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada is the perfect place for a fabulous inexpensive honeymoon (or romantic budget wedding). This city offers nonstop action with a variety of activities, shows, events, music, and casinos that will not disappoint newlywed couples. There’s a huge variety of restaurants offering all sorts of flavors and experiences, plus plenty of free things to do and see.

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For the most affordable honeymoon in Las Vegas, go in the offseason, which is September to November and January to April. (Another benefit to honeymooning in Las Vegas in these months is lower temperatures!) You should be able to find cheap flights to Las Vegas from most major cities, and you won’t need to rent a car once you’re there, as it’s very easy to use ridesharing services.

Staying in an AirBnB is a great inexpensive option, or search for deals at hotels—most places in Vegas regularly offer deep discounts on room rates, because they hope you will spend money in their casinos. Weekday stays will cost less than weekends, and hotels in Downtown Las Vegas tend to be cheaper than those on the Strip.

No matter what time of year you choose to plan your honeymoon, Las Vegas has so much to explore; it truly offers something for everyone. In addition to the gambling, concerts, shows, and nightlife Vegas is famous for, you can also get out in nature very easily. Hiking is a great free activity (check out the Valley of Fire or Red Rock Canyon), and the Grand Canyon is just 4 and a half hours away. You can also tour the Hoover Dam, just 45 minutes away.

Other unique activities that Vegas offers include the world’s largest observation Ferris Wheel, a gondola ride at the Venetian hotel, ziplining, the Neon Museum, and the Flamingo Habitat.

A honeymoon in the Florida Keys can deliver a dreamy tropical honeymoon at an affordable price, especially if you live within driving distance. If not, you’ll fly into south Florida and rent a car. (This is an area that you can’t really visit without your own transportation.) For cheaper flights, check prices for the airport in West Palm Beach in addition to Miami.

The Keys are the perfect affordable honeymoon destination for sailors, nature lovers, scuba divers, snorkelers, couples who love to fish, and anyone who enjoys a laidback and carefree vibe. While you can find fancy restaurants, you could spend your entire honeymoon in shorts and flipflops and not stick out at all.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

December through May is peak season in the Keys; for a less expensive honeymoon here, plan your trip in the summer or fall. Summertime is hot and humid—and hurricane season—but it’s the perfect time for water-based activities.

October is a great month for visiting the Keys—temperatures are lower but still warm, humidity is less, and hurricanes are much less likely than in the summer.

Key West is the most expensive place to stay in the Keys, so you may want to stay on one of the other keys such as Marathon, Islamorada, or Key Largo. No matter where you stay, you can easily visit the other keys. While there are lots of luxury resorts in the Keys, you can also find a wide variety of affordable accommodations, from old-fashioned beach bungalow motels to condo and single-home rentals on platforms like VRBO and AirBnB.

There are plenty of inexpensive but delicious restaurants in the Keys, and many have great water views. You can find excellent fresh seafood, Cuban food, and more.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

For some fun activities that don’t cost much, check out John Pennekamp State Park on Key Largo and go on a snorkeling or glass bottom boat tour to the reef. You can also visit sea turtles at the Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Marathon, walk the nature trails at Long Key State Park, lounge on Sombrero Beach on Marathon or Anne’s Beach on Islamorada, or go to the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center on Big Pine Key to look for the adorable tiny Key deer.

A more costly but spectacular activity would be to visit Dry Tortugas National Park, an incredible marine reserve with seven islands and amazing opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Wherever you stay, you can take a day trip to Key West. Visit the Southernmost Point in the United States, Hemingway’s house, and the Butterfly and Nature Conservancy. For stunning ocean views and a beach plus some interesting history, check out Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park at the southern end of the key.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Be sure to stay for the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, which features all sorts of activities and performers entertaining the crowds who gather to watch the glorious sunsets and watch for the elusive green flash as the sun sinks into the sea.

The San Juan Islands are an archipelago on the Pacific Northwest coast that are well known for rural landscapes, diverse wildlife, and romance. Reachable only by ferry, the islands have remained fairly undeveloped and peaceful. Beaches here are lovely and wild.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Summer is the high season in the San Juan Islands. For a more inexpensive honeymoon, visit in the shoulder seasons of fall and spring. In September temperatures are mild and there’s not much rain. April and May are also lovely months to visit.

There are several advantages to coming during the spring or fall, in addition to lower prices: wildlife is more active and the beaches and towns are way less crowded. And in the spring, you can see all a variety of flowers blooming as the landscape wakes up from winter.

In addition to traveling in the shoulder season for lower rates, you can check VRBO and AirBnB for affordable accommodations.

The islands have plenty of farm-to-table restaurants for delicious meals plus farmers’ markets where you can shop together for the perfect romantic picnic on the beach. A great spot is South Beach, which is actually the longest beach in the country.

You can also go kayaking or island-hop on the ferry. Hike around the islands to enjoy the rugged scenery in places like Moran State Park, which offers 38 miles of trails. There are plenty of great places to bike as well.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Be sure to visit lively Friday Harbor, a charming town right on the water where you can shop, eat at some unique restaurants, and visit the Cattle Point Lighthouse.

One thing you can’t miss is going whale watching together. We suggest a Zodiac tour, which takes small groups on a boat that sits lower near the water so you can get close.

Located on the southern coast of California, San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the state, known for its breathtaking views of the Pacific and good weather year-round. San Diego is a perfect affordable honeymoon destination for couples who like to explore and discover new areas, with a wide variety of sights to see and cuisines to try. It also features relaxing beaches and plenty of water sports including great surfing.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

San Diego averages about 260 sunny days a year with summer highs of 80 degrees Fahrenheit; even winter can get up to 65-70 degrees. In May and June, overcast days tend to happen more frequently—locals even call it “June Gloom”—so if your heart is set on sunshine, avoid these months.

June and August are also peak tourist seasons in San Diego, so that’s when prices are highest and crowds are biggest. If you want to save money and have a more peaceful honeymoon in San Diego, plan your trip for March to May or September to November.

San Diego has its own international airport, but you can offer to find cheap airfare deals by flying to one of the airports in Los Angeles, which is just a short drive away.

There’s no shortage of things to do and sights to see in San Diego on your honeymoon. Go hiking in parks such as Torrey Pines State Reserve, which features gorgeous scenery and breathtaking cliffs.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Head to the beach: San Diego is home to some of the best in California, with 70 miles of coastline. Picturesque La Jolla Cove offers a small beach that is surrounded by cliffs. This spot is popular among snorkelers, swimmers, and scuba divers thanks to its rich underwater life, but you can also enjoy stand-up paddling, kayaking, or just sunbathing and admiring the views. 

Stray further inland and take a walk around the cultural hub of Balboa Park, home to numerous botanical gardens, museums, and theatres. For an extra dose of culture, head to the many maritime museums.

If you’re a big foodie, San Diego has a wealth of culinary delights to satisfy your taste buds. San Diego has a mix of cultures and ethnicities, so there’s no one signature cuisine. Fresh seafood is plentiful. And the proximity to Mexico means there are plenty of authentic Mexican restaurants to try out. The Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and Old Town are some of the areas you must visit if discovering good food is on your honeymoon to-do list.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

For an inexpensive meal, there are plenty of delicious street food vendors. A great option is the steamed chicken rice dish known as Khao Man Gai from J&T Thai Street Food . If Thai food is not your favorite, you can head toward one of Nico’s Mexican Food eateries and get a perfectly made California burrito.

The Dominican Republic is consistently one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for adventurous activities and exploration, long days lounging by the ocean, or a mixture of both, honeymooners will find it in the DR. With gorgeous beaches, a multitude of affordable resorts, and breathtaking natural beauty, it’s a honeymooner’s paradise.

Because it’s so popular, you can find inexpensive flights here from most major cities.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

The best time of the year to visit the Dominican Republic is between March and May, when the peak season rush is dying down and the weather is still great. It stays warm year-round here, with highs that average about 80 degrees.

There is plenty to do on your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, and much of it is free. Probably one of the biggest reasons honeymooners choose the Dominican Republic is for their famous beaches, which feature soft white sand lined with palm trees along sparkling turquoise water. La Plaza, a gorgeous swimming area right outside of Punta Cana , is a great place to hike, with crystal-clear waters and numerous waterfalls.

You can also go swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, scuba diving, sailing, and deep-sea fishing. Golfers will find fantastic courses to play. A unique romantic option is a horseback riding on the beach, through the forest, or along trails by waterfalls.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Be sure to check out the lively capital city of Santo Domingo. There’s plenty to do, plenty to see, and plenty to eat. Fun activities like merengue dancing, romantic dinners, and cultural tours await the honeymooners who want to visit Santo Domingo.

Punta Cana , one of the most popular spots for honeymooners in the Dominican Republic, lives up to the hype. The white sandy beaches are almost so pretty you wouldn’t think they’re real. You can find a wide variety of affordable all-inclusive resorts in this area.

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As one of the most affordable islands in the Caribbean, Jamaica has a wide range of accommodation choices for honeymooners on a budget. The least expensive adults-only all-inclusive Sandals resort is located here ( Sandals Ochi in Ocho Rios).

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Since the cost of living in Jamaica is lower than on some other Caribbean islands, items such as food can be very inexpensive. Also, the Jamaican dollar offers great value against the American dollar, so you can really maximize what you spend here.

For the most affordable honeymoon in Jamaica, schedule your trip in the off-season. The best time to head to the island is from November to mid-December. The weather stays between the mid-70s to high 80s all year long. Hotel and flight deals are easiest to find during this time. You may also find some good deals during the summer, but you run the risk of hurricanes then. January to March is the peak travel season for Jamaica.

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Getting around Jamaica is fairly inexpensive. Using a taxi or minibus is the safest and most stress-free way to get around Jamaica. Be sure to use only official taxis (operated by either JUTA–Jamaica Union of Travelers Association—or JCAL–Jamaica Cooperative Automobile and Limousine Tours) and agree on a fare before you get in the car.

Jamaica is home to dozens of all-inclusive resorts , which can provide good value since all your meals, drinks, and activities are included in the fee.

You’ll find a wide range of affordable dining options, including super-inexpensive beach shacks selling delicious jerk chicken and other local specialties for just a few dollars.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Lounging on the beautiful beach is free, as is swimming—and snorkeling if you bring your own gear or stay at a resort that offers complimentary equipment. You can also head out and explore the stunning natural scenery in Jamaica’s mountainous rainforest interior. Two great options are exploring Holywell National Park or hiking the Blue Mountain Peak Trail past waterfalls and coffee plantations to the top of Jamaica’s highest mountain.

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Dunn’s River Falls, Reach Falls, and Secret Falls are some of the best waterfalls in Jamaica. Located near Ocho Rios, Dunn’s River Falls and Park is a magnificent natural attraction. You can hike, swim, and even zipline over the falls here.

If you like history, there are plenty of historical sites to explore in Jamaica including Spanish Town Square; 18 th -century Rose Hall Great House; Devon House, a mansion in Kingston built by Jamaica’s first millionaire; and National Heroes Park, as well as Bob Marley’s birthplace.

Puerto Rico boasts world-renowned beaches, rainforests, historical landmarks, warm hospitality, and incredibly delicious food, making it a wonderful honeymoon destination. It’s also one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations, especially in the spring, summer, or fall.

Spring is warm but not hot enough to be uncomfortable, and it’s the least rainy time of the year, which makes for great beach days in the sunshine.

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Summer brings rain and the beginning of hurricane season, so prices are a lot cheaper, but you’ll also meet the hottest times of year on the island and you may have to schedule plans around the rain. If you plan a vacation during this time, we highly recommend getting a few travel insurance quotes in case of a hurricane.

Fall in Puerto Rico is cooler than summer by far and there are much fewer tourists. September and October usually offer the most affordable airfare and hotel stays of the year; the discount travel accommodations, pleasant weather, and lack of tourist crowds can make fall the most ideal time for an affordable honeymoon in Puerto Rico.

Honeymooners here can choose from a variety of areas to stay and visit.

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Condado Beach is in San Juan along the northeastern coast of the island. It has some of the best resorts and a true island vibe. The city of San Juan also offers some seriously interesting attractions and beautiful scenery, along with amazing options for hotels and resorts. San Juan has a variety of historical buildings and cathedrals. You can easily spend a whole day leisurely walking the quaint cobbled streets of Old San Juan with your loved one and marveling at the splendor of the city.

Vieques is a small, picturesque island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico’s mainland. In addition to gorgeous beaches, Vieques is the perfect place to enjoy adventurous outdoor activities such as jetskiing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and mountain hiking.

Aside from scenic beaches and splendid coastal cities, Puerto Rico is also home to some of the world’s last remaining rainforests. There is something wildly romantic about exploring the rainforest jungles of El Yunque, with its waterfalls, tropical birds, and trees that seem to skim the clouds.

Close to El Yunque in Fajardo is another natural wonder called Laguna Grande, perfect for a romantic excursion. Laguna Grande is one of three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico. Take a boat tour at night and marvel at the glowing water, caused by microorganisms that light up when disturbed.

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You can find affordable beachfront hotels throughout Puerto Rico and the island of Vieques. You can also find plenty of affordable and delicious places to eat, whether at beach shacks, street food vendors, inexpensive local restaurants, or the Old San Juan Farmer’s Market. Be sure to try Puerto Rican cuisine, which mixes Spanish and Caribbean influences, as well as fresh seafood.

Mexico is a great choice for inexpensive honeymoons. One of the prettiest areas is the Riviera Maya. Set along the Mexican coast just south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya area stretches from Playa del Carmen to Tulum and offers miles of beautiful beaches with soft sand and turquoise waters, perfect for a tropical beach honeymoon.

This stretch of the Mexican coast also offers plenty of affordable accommodation choices, including beautiful resorts on the beach, many of which are all-inclusive .

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Riviera Maya is a laidback destination, perfect for couples who want to relax on a stunning beach or enjoy water sports. It’s also a wonderful spot for couples who like history; some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins are located in Tulum, and more are a short drive away in Chichen Itza.

Be sure to check out the Xcaret waterpark where you can snorkel, explore a 1700-foot underground river, swim with dolphins, see wildlife, and visit Mayan ruins. Visit the towns of Tulum and Playa del Carmen for cultural sights and fun activities, as well as tasty local cuisine.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

The best period to plan your honeymoon in Riviera Maya is from the end of October to the beginning of December. This is mainly because of two reasons: low season and perfect weather. November has long been regarded as the best month for honeymooning in Riviera Maya.

While you can certainly splurge on gourmet meals in this area, there are also lots of cheap local places to eat, serving fresh and tasty Mexican dishes as well as a variety of other flavors.

While most people looking to honeymoon in Mexico think of the beaches, Mexico City is a fascinating, romantic alternative that can provide a more authentic—and more affordable—experience than some of the more touristy areas. It’s an excellent choice for honeymooners looking for a cheap honeymoon with more of a city vibe. (But you can also combine a few days here with a stay on the beach for the best of both worlds!)

Mexico City is a vibrant, diverse metropolis that provides endless opportunities for exploration, fun, and culture. Best of all, its proximity to the U.S. means flights are affordable and short. You can also easily find lovely inexpensive accommodations and affordable dining options.

Honeymooners in Mexico City can explore interesting neighborhoods like Polanco, La Condesa, Roma, and the charming Coyocan, which has an open-air flea market; immerse themselves in art at various galleries and museums like the Chapultepec Castle, Museo Jumex, and the Frida Kahlo Museum; and visit awe-inspiring historic sites like the Pyramid of the Sun. Known as Teotihuacan, this Mesoamerican temple (the third-largest pyramid in the world) lies in the heart of the city.

Mexico City is easy to get around via Uber, which offers very inexpensive rates here.

Foodies will love all the diverse offerings, and even affordable meals are fantastic. A great way to sample the huge variety of local dishes is by visiting a neighborhood “mercado,” or market, such as Mercado San Juan, a traditional market selling all sorts of fresh produce, seafood, and meats that also features food stalls, and Mercado Roma, a more modern market that has a variety of restaurants and bars offering unique flavors like Mexican fusion cuisines. Street food is incredibly cheap in Mexico City (like, 30-cent tacos cheap).

Belize is becoming a very popular destination for honeymooners and offers a gorgeous tropical setting with easy access from the United States. Belize has plenty to offer adventurous couples who enjoy the outdoors, including beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and incredible rainforests.

Along the coast of Belize and on islands like Ambergris Cay, you can enjoy water-based activities like paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, fishing, and scuba diving. You can also just lounge on the beach and soak up the sun. Scuba divers and snorkelers will want to explore Belize’s barrier reef, which is the second largest in the world.

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Inland, you’ll find lush jungles, Mayan archaeological sites, and national parks with wildlife like howler monkeys and over 570 bird species.

Accommodations in Belize range from beachfront resorts to ecolodges in the jungle, and from inexpensive to luxurious. For the lowest rates, visit in the offseason, which is May through early November. This is also the rainy season, although showers are usually brief. Hurricane season starts in June and technically runs through November, although storms that late are rare.

Wonderful places to visit in Belize include the city of San Ignacio. If you want to see Mayan ruins, Actun Tunichil Muknal takes you through the jungle across a river and into a cave to see the skeletal remains of native Mayans. You can check out the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch enclave, Belize Botanical Gardens, and Belize’s Medicinal Jungle Trail. You can also go cave tubing at Jaguar Par and explore the wildlife of the Macal River, making your way to a utopia of pools and waterfalls for swimming and relaxation.

Belize City is the largest city in the country and comes with the attractions to match. A few hot spots are the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, Museum of Belize, the Crooked Tree wildlife sanctuary, and the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha.

You can also sample everything there is to see and do in Belize all in one place on the Placencia peninsula. Surrounded by 16 miles of some of the best beaches in the country, this area offers watersports and whale watching (in May or June); historic Mayan ruins; and hiking in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Belize has a very diverse local cuisine offering specialties like fry jacks, meat pies, and conch ceviche. Of course, fresh seafood is plentiful. You can find plenty of inexpensive places to eat.

Located at the southwestern tip of Europe, Portugal is a perfect affordable European honeymoon destination. Although it has been overshadowed by neighboring Spain, it’s slowly gaining popularity.

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With roughly 13 million visitors every year (vs the 80+ million that Spain receives) and an area that’s just 295 miles long and 140 miles wide, Portugal offers the whole package in a small space: an impressive coastline, beautiful cities with centuries of history, stunning scenery, and some of the best beaches and surf spots in the world.

Plus, Portugal is one of the cheapest countries in western Europe, making it a top choice for those looking for a world-class affordable honeymoon destination. You can stay in beautiful accommodations and feast on delicious local cuisine without breaking the bank here. You can also easily get around in the cities on inexpensive public transportation, though you will want to rent a car if you want to explore other areas.

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Portugal enjoys agreeable weather year-round with temperatures rarely going below 45ºF or above 95ºF. Considering that crowds flock here in July and August, and that in winter days are shorter and it tends to rain more, the best time to visit Portugal for a honeymoon is May, June, September, or October. During these months the weather is still pleasant, hotel rates aren’t as high as in summer, there are fewer crowds, and the water is still warm.

Most tourists that come to Portugal go to Lisbon, Porto, or Algarve for their honeymoon. However, there are many other places around these cities to explore and enjoy a wonderful honeymoon. Check out our article on Portugal honeymoons for a full description.

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Lisbon combines a rich traditional heritage with beautiful sites, buzzing nightlife, and some amazing day trips. Some of the must-sees in Lisbon are the neighborhoods in the historic center, the famous elevators, Lisbon Cathedral, San Jorge Castle, and the miradores (viewpoints) for beautiful views of the city.

Located only 45 minutes away, Sintra is the most popular day trip from Lisbon. This town is famous for its amazing scenery and its numerous palaces and castles, and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Porto is the second biggest city and second most visited destination in Portugal. Located 195 miles north of Lisbon, Porto has a rich history, a beautiful historic center that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stunning promenade, and port wine.

Most major Portuguese cities and tourist destinations offer tourist cards, such as the Lisbon Card, Porto Card or Algarve bus pass, which usually allow you to enjoy unlimited or discounted public transport and also discounts in museums and main attractions.

If you’re looking for an affordable honeymoon destination that offers a blend of breathtaking nature, fascinating history, and interesting culture, then Croatia should be a definite consideration.

From Porec in northern Istria to Dubrovnik in the south, Croatia offers you countless opportunities to make special memories together.

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Croatia is one of the most affordable countries to visit in Europe and a foodie paradise. You’ll be amazed at how inexpensively you can honeymoon here in beautiful accommodations from historic hotels to beachfront resorts.

Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia, if not in Europe, with old cobblestoned streets, traditional Balkan restaurants, and the vivid Adriatic sea. Watch dolphins cruise through the warm, blue waters and treat yourself to a candle-lit, beachside dinner. You could also take a short ferry to visit the nearby Lokrum Island or take the cable car up the mountain, where you can go on a buggy safari.

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Located along the popular coastline of Dalmatia, Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited city of Croatia. While Zadar boasts medieval churches, Roman ruins, and traditional Croatian cafes, the biggest attraction is arguably the sea organ—a massive instrument beneath the waterfront walkway that plays calming sounds as gentle Adriatic waves collide with it.

To witness a true miracle of nature, visit the world-famous Plitvice Lakes. The national park is comprised of an incredible system of waterfalls, rivers, and lakes navigable by foot and ferry. The beauty of the transparent water and surrounding forests makes for a calming and romantic setting.

With attractions like the colosseum in Pula, Baredine Cave near Porec, and the small, jam-packed island belonging to Rovinj’s old town, the Istrian Peninsula of the northern Croatian coastline is a great destination for sightseeing—and for incredibly beautiful beaches. Other activities include museum-hopping, wine and olive oil tasting, and visiting a dinosaur park! You can also go dolphin-watching in Rovinj or skydiving near Pula.

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Rijeka is Croatia’s third largest city and has many tourist attractions to offer, including eccentricities such as a torpedo factory and vintage computer museum. For a less geeky honeymoon experience, though, you can soak up the Mediterranean sunshine on blue flag beaches (awarded only to Europe’s top beaches) and walk along the seaside walkway in the cute town of Opatija. If you love history, Rijeka has you covered with many sites, such as the Croatian National Theatre, the fortified medieval town of Kastav, and dozens of interesting museums.

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Check out more romantic affordable spots in our article on Croatia honeymoons .

If you are looking for an epic and unique honeymoon, consider Thailand. Thailand has so much to offer: you can island hop, explore the amazing city of Bangkok, check out the 200 temples in the second largest city of Chiang Mai, send your taste buds on a vacation of their own, and indulge in as many inexpensive Thai massages as you want to!

Thailand is perfect for a budget honeymoon; a couple can spend less than $50 a day on meals, accommodations, and activities. A three-star hotel for under $30 a night can easily be found. Flights are becoming cheaper and cheaper from international destinations, and once in Thailand there are budget airlines like Air Asia or Thai Smile that have flights costing $10-60 one way.

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Thailand is a perfect honeymoon destination with great weather year-round, beautiful beaches, and delicious and cheap food. There are amazing resorts all around the country from the mountains of Chiang Mai to the beaches of the many islands. Resorts in Thailand are often way more affordable than in other places—you can pay as little as $60 a night in the offseason, which is June through September.

Here are some of the wonderful places you can go on a Thai honeymoon; for more ideas, check out our article “Where to Honeymoon in Thailand. ”

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second biggest city and features more than 200 temples, as well as lush, jungle-covered mountains, an elephant sanctuary, and “sticky waterfalls.”

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The island of Koh Lanta is a relaxed tropical paradise that offers gorgeous beachfront accommodations and fascinating sights to see, including the Khao Mai Kaew Cave, the lighthouse in Mu Ko Lanta National Park, the Khlong Jark Waterfall, and a bat cave. You can also explore sea caves on a kayak and visit the old town of Lanta.

Phuket is a large island located off the southern tip of Thailand, with white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, and plenty of scenic points. The best time of the year to visit Phuket is between November to March. The rest of the year is very rainy, especially during the months of September and October, so don’t come during this time, no matter how low the prices go. The best areas to stay on your honeymoon include Mai Khao in the north, Surin and Kamala, and Cape Panwa. These areas are less crowded and offer fabulous resorts.

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Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and a fascinating, diverse honeymoon destination. You can wander the streets for hours past amazing structures like the Royal Palace and beautiful temples; take a cruise on the Chao Phraya river; sample an incredible array of cheap street food; and delve into the city’s vibrant nightlife.

With spectacular landscapes, pristine beaches, vibrant culture and welcoming hospitality, a plethora of interesting things to do and see, great weather, and low prices, the Republic of the Philippines is a wonderful affordable honeymoon destination in Southeast Asia.

Whether you want to experience the culinary and nightlife scenes in Manila, relax on tranquil white beaches, trek through mountainous jungle, spot wildlife, go hiking, or explore cultural and historic sites, the Philippines promises you a memorable honeymoon.

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There are more than 7,000 islands to explore in the Philippines and only two main seasons, wet and dry. The dry season is from December to May; it’s also the most popular time to visit, but much fewer tourists come to the Philippines than other popular Asian spots so crowds shouldn’t be an issue. If you come at any other time of the year, be prepared for rain. Avoid September and October, as they are during typhoon season.

Located in the central Philippines, Boracay is a small but beautiful island, well-known for its resorts and gorgeous beaches. The west coast features a superb white sand beach (called White Beach) lined with swaying palm trees, while the stunning east coast welcomes adventurous couples who are into water sports with its strong winds.

If you’re history aficionados, consider spending your honeymoon, or a part of it, in Cebu , one of the Philippines’ most gorgeous provinces. Whether you choose to stay in its stunning port capital, Cebu City, or you prefer a more secluded spot, this part of the country promises you a remarkable escape filled with interesting stories and landmarks, like the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño church, Fort San Pedro, and many other remnants from the Spanish colonial past. 

If you and the love of your life prefer city breaks instead of mountain or beach vacations, Manila might be your perfect honeymoon destination. The bustling capital city offers visitors a superb mix of Spanish colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers. Manila also welcomes history lovers, foodies, and party animals. When it comes to affordable accommodations, this city is full of great options—and the culinary scene can’t be beat.

For more ideas on places to honeymoon in the Philippines, check out our article on “Celebrate Your Love in an Exotic Paradise.”

A cruise can be the perfect honeymoon choice for the couple who can’t decide on just one destination, as it lets you explore several different places on one trip without worrying about transportation, accommodations, or packing and unpacking. A honeymoon cruise is also great for couples who have different interests since ships have so many activities available onboard.

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And since cruises are all-inclusive, they can be a very affordable honeymoon option. Even the well-known luxury lines offer lower rates at certain times of the year and for certain itineraries. April, May, or November are good months to score discounts on cruises.

There are also cruise lines that are known to be inexpensive. Costa Cruise Lines is one of the oldest companies in the world; based in Italy, it offers affordable Mediterranean cruises.

Princess Cruise Lines was the inspiration for the famous TV series “The Love Boat,” and has been named the best cruise line for romance. They offer affordable honeymoon cruise options on a variety of itineraries all over the world.

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Carnival Cruise Lines is also an inexpensive option; you can find rates of less than $200 per person per night on multiple itineraries, such as a 5-day cruise along the Mexican Riviera for $199. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines also offers some cruises for less than $200 per person per night in its European and Caribbean itineraries.

Norwegian Cruise Lines offers budget-friendly rates on some cruises as well, like a 7-day cruise through the Hawaiian islands for under $3000. Celebrity Cruises features Bahamas itineraries on beautiful ships for as little as $145 per person per night.

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Now that you’ve read all about our top 15 affordable honeymoon destinations, do you agree? Do you have any other spots to suggest for cheap honeymoons? Let us know in the comments!

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Ashley has always loved to explore new places and indulges her passion for travel whenever she can. She has been to 12 countries and 32 states so far.

Ashley has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years, specializing in the areas of travel, marketing, personal development, and the pursuit of happiness.

Favorite destinations include Sorrento and Capri, Italy; Haarlem, Netherlands; Paris; Sydney and K’gari, Australia; Rotorua and Waiheke Island, New Zealand; the American West; Palm Beach; the Florida Keys; and her hometown of New Orleans. Ashley has a goal of visiting every state plus many more international destinations.

30 Of The Best Honeymoon Destinations For Every Budget in 2024

By: Author Hannah Lukaszewicz

Posted on Last updated: 15 March, 2024

30 Of The Best Honeymoon Destinations For Every Budget in 2024

Planning a honeymoon and looking for the best honeymoon destinations? There is something special about picking a unique honeymoon destination that’ll make your friends and family have to google where it is. You want a honeymoon to be just as unique as your wedding day.

We are here to help you plan the trip of a lifetime, one that perfectly fits you and your new significant other. Have you considered taking a Thailand honeymoon, an African safari honeymoon, or a honeymoon so unique you’ve never even considered the destination?

We’ve put together a list of some of the best honeymoon destinations to put on your radar.

*To easily navigate this honeymoon guide, use the below links to jump down to the sections that interest you.

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Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations for 2024

1. maldives.

In 2022, the Maldives are dominating honeymooners’ wishlists with over-the-top accommodations set over picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters. Overwater bungalows were made for honeymoons, and the Maldives were the first to have them.

They are still leading the way in this type of accommodation with new resorts boasting retractable roof overwater bungalows with waterslides to the ocean and full-size pools right on the villa deck. While the Maldives is known for high-end luxury, there’s accommodation at all budget levels, and flights are cheaper than you think.

Read our full Maldives honeymoon Planning Guide

2. thailand.

This Southeast Asian gem is a favorite among travelers and makes a top-notch choice for those looking for an exotic honeymoon destination. In Thailand, it’s easy and affordable to get high-end, honeymoon-worthy hotels and experiences set among some of the most stunning scenery on the planet.

Along with great beaches, the country also has a ton of culture and nature to round out the perfect honeymoon.

Don’t miss our favorite island Koh Lipe and make sure to spend 3 days in Bangkok . It’s our favorite city in the world. There are tons of things to do in Thailand you’ll never want to leave.

Read our full Thailand Honeymoon Planning Guide

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The Southern Caribbean island of Aruba is the perfect spot for young couples looking for a little adventure during their beach honeymoon. Most assume that all Aruba has to offer are beaches, but there is a whole other side to the island – a rugged, cactus-filled, windswept coast with sea caves and secluded beaches.

Hop in a jeep and go on an off-road adventure one day and relax on the beach the next, but make sure to leave time to visit the famous flamingos too!

Read Our Full Aruba Honeymoon Planning Guide

4. Costa Rica

Very few countries on the planet pack in as much into a small footprint as Costa Rica. Stunning beaches with great surf on both coasts that are separated by lush jungles and rugged mountains.

Costa Rica has something for every couple, and it’s easy to make sure everyone has the perfect honeymoon. Whether you are a surfer or a sloth lover, Costa Rica has you covered!

Read Our Full Costa Rica Honeymoon Guide

If you are looking for a honeymoon destination that won’t let you down, then head to the beautiful beaches of Jamaica! The sand and sunshine, along with the good vibes of the island, make it the perfect place to spend your first newlywed days together.

Our top pick on the island is the city of Negril and its seven-mile beach with white powder sand and turquoise waters. Here you are also not too far from the town so you’ll get to experience plenty of local culture too. If you are looking for more seclusion, head down to the south coast for ultimate luxury and overwater bungalows.

Don’t miss the top attractions on the island, like Dunn’s River Falls and the world-famous Pelican Bar ! Apple Vacations has some crazy deals in Jamaica. We’ve stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Negril for under $1,000 per person.

Read Our Full Jamaica Honeymoon Guide Here

Are you trying to find the best place to take a honeymoon based on which month you want to travel? Well, the good news is there is a perfect honeymoon spot every month of the year.

We’ve broken down the best honeymoon spots by month. If you find a country that interests just click it to jump below for more details.

Best Honeymoon Destinations for Every Budget

There is a destination for every honeymoon budget. We have broken down the costs to help you find the perfect honeymoon that fits your travel style and your budget. Don’t worry if you see your dream honeymoon destination in a column that is outside your budget.

Any of these destinations can be done in many styles and budgets. However, some do tend to be more expensive than others, which is why they are divided out this way. The estimated costs below are based on two people including international airfare from a major US city, honeymoon-worthy one-week accommodation, activities, meals, etc.

Best Honeymoon Destinations on a budget (under $4,000)

Mid- range honeymoon destinations ($4,500 – $8,500).

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Best Caribbean Honeymoon Islands

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Aruba is the perfect place for honeymooners who want a mix of adventure and relaxing beach time. Aruba is located outside of the hurricane belt, so it’s a great option for a summer honeymoon.

One side of the island is gorgeous white beaches after beach, and on the other side is a rugged coastline full of cacti and desert-like. The beaches in Aruba offer a great breeze year round making it the perfect temperature. The island is rather large, so renting a car in Aruba is the best way to explore the island to its fullest.

If you’re up for the adventure, rent a 4×4 and drive yourself to Aruba Natural Pool . The drive itself is an adventure. Read our complete Aruba honeymoon guide .

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go:  April – May

Related Article: Top Things to do in Aruba

You can’t go wrong with a honeymoon in Jamaica. We actually got married on  Seven Mile Beach in Negril , so we may be biased. We’ve been to Jamaica six times. It’s one of those places with gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, great food, and easy to get to, and it doesn’t break the bank.

There is something for everyone’s budget, from simple guesthouses on the beach to the luxury  Sandals Resorts overwater bungalows in Jamaica . Read our complete Jamaica honeymoon guide .

  • Best Time To Go:  mid-November – May

If you are looking to stay in an all-inclusive luxury property, we suggest Sandals Resorts. There are five properties in Jamaica alone. Our personal favorite is Sandals Negril. Make sure to read our Best Sandals Resort , where we go through all the properties.

There is a common saying in the Caribbean, “St. Barth is where people go to be seen; Anguilla is where they go to hide.” Anguilla is amazing, but don’t expect an all-inclusive or party island scene. Anguilla is a chill island where renting villas over staying in huge hotels is the norm.

If you’re the independent type who prefers to make your own meals or go out to the  best restaurants in Anguilla , then renting a villa in Anguilla is perfect. You can drive from one end of Anguilla to the other in about an hour, so it’s small but not that small.

There are several things to do in Anguilla . Anguilla beaches are some of the best in the Caribbean if you ask us, and you will also find a quiet, secluded area.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: May-August

Don’t forget your insurance! You never know when you’ll need it. We suggest getting  travel insurance with Safety Wing. Which coverage includes medical, trip interruption, lost luggage, and more. Often rates are as low as $12 a week. 

Woman sitting on the Balcony of an Overwater bungalow taken using a GoPro Dome over under photo

St. Lucia is famous for The Pitons. They make for a great hike but one of the best sunsets in the Caribbean. You don’t have to fly across the world to stay in an overwater bungalow; head to Sandals St Lucian Grande (video in article). St Lucia is also home to one of our favorite Sandals Resorts . We love all Sandals properties.

  • Best Time To Go: May-June

The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands, but only 30 of which are inhabited. Deciding where to go might only be the toughest part because once you’re there, it’s all about relaxing.

If you head to the Exuma’s, don’t forget to say hi to the famous swimming pigs in the Bahamas.  We stayed on the island of Staniel Cay for a week which was a quick boat ride away from Pig Island.

  • Average Cost:  $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go:  November-Mid April

girl on a tree branch on the beach in Playa Jibacoa

For a unique honeymoon, head to Cuba and step back in time. There are tons of amazing places in Cuba to visit , but our personal favorite is Trinidad . The beaches are pristine, and you can always find your own sliver of sand. Don’t expect fancy all-inclusive resorts or amazing local cuisine.

  • Best Time To Go:  December-May

Woman walking into the ocean at the beach of Sandals Barbados Resort

Enjoy both the calm Caribbean side and the rugged Atlantic side on the island of Barbados. There are several all-inclusive properties, smaller hotels, and villas to rent. We highly suggest renting a car in Barbados and driving around the island to see the best Barbados attractions .

Most of the action happens in the St. Lawrence Gap. We suggest Sandals Barbados . Barbados is often overlooked due to it being the Easternmost island in the Caribbean and typically 2+ flights to get to from the USA.

  • Best Time To Go:  December-June

North America Honeymoon

Xpu Ha Beach Club from above - White sand beach with lounge chairs

Mexico Honeymoon

Mexico is always a great idea, and that isn’t just for the margaritas and food. There are tons of beach towns in the Yucatan Penisula, each with its own personality. We always suggest staying outside of Cancun and instead head to Playa del Carmen,   Tulum , Isla Holbox , Akumal, Bacalar , or Xpu Ha .

If a week at the beach or swim-up bar isn’t your thing, don’t worry. There are a ton of things to do in the Yucatan and places to visit. We always suggest renting a car in Cancun so you can explore the ruins, cenotes , and cute Mexican towns.

  • Best Time To Go:  December-April

Related Article: Best Places in Mexico to Visit

Hawaii Honeymoon

Hawaii screams honeymoon, and for good reason. Hawaii is a great pick for just about anyone. Amazing hikes, scenic road trips, great surfing, snorkeling, epic beaches, fresh seafood, and much more. The hardest part will be deciding which islands to visit.

Best Time To Go: December-April

Alaskan Honeymoon

For outdoor & nature lovers, consider an Alaskan honeymoon. It’s not for everyone, but it’s perfect for the right couple. Kayaking to the glaciers, whale watching, halibut fishing , scenic flight over Denali, and much more.

There are a ton of things to do in Alaska, both on land or on an Alaska cruise. If you have the time, consider driving to Alaska and tying in Banff National Park.

  • Best Time To Go:  May-September

USA Honeymoon

There are plenty of great spots for a honeymoon right in the USA. From gorgeous vineyards in Northern California to the beaches in Florida . Our three favorite areas are the Florida Keys, Panama City Beach, and Fort Myers ! There is the perfect spot for a honeymoon in the USA every month of the year. 

Click here to explore more Florida honeymoon destinations . 

  • Best Time To Go: YEAR ROUND

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Canada Honeymoon

Driving the Icefields Parkway through Banff National Park would make for a gorgeous honeymoon. If you like winter sports, there is no shortage of activities. During the summer, wake up to the snowcapped mountains on the creamy turquoise blue Lake Louise.

  • Best Time To Go:  June-September

Central America Honeymoon

Girl at La Fortuna Waterfall Base

Costa Rica Honeymoon

Costa Rica is a quick and easy flight from the USA and full of luxury adults-only properties perfect for honeymooners. The perfect Costa Rica honeymoon could be relaxing on the beach either on the Pacific Ocean or on the Caribbean side, soaking in the natural hot springs, zip lining 600 feet above the ground with volcano views, exploring the rainforest, or chasing waterfalls in Costa Rica .

Bright blue water in front of a small island Silk Caye which is one of the best beaches in Belize

Belize Honeymoon

Belize is often overlooked, which is a big mistake. It’s super easy to travel within Belize. The official language is English, and the USD is fixed to the Belize dollar two to one, but the USD is accepted everywhere.

There are some gorgeous beaches in Belize , but diving is top-notch. The reef is the longest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere. It’s a great place to try diving or get dive certified. There is a great mix of activities the islands like Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye are all about diving and being out on the water. Mainland Belize has rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, cave tubing , beaches, and more.

  • Best Time To Go:  January-May

South Pacific Honeymoon 

Palm and ocean at One Foot Island in Aitutaki Lagoon

Cook Islands Honeymoon

No massive buildings and resorts here. There is no building taller than a Palm Tree! Head to the hottest new destination in the South Pacific.

Just google Aitutaki , and you’ll instantly want to honeymoon in the Cook Islands. You’ll fly into Rarotonga. We suggest staying for a few days. We stayed five nights as there were tons of things to do in Rarotonga , and we ate our way around the island at the best restaurants in Rarotonga .

  • Best Time To Go:  April-August

Tahiti Honeymoon

Tahiti is a dream destination for everyone, so why not honeymoon there? Stay in a luxury overwater bungalow in Bora Bora or Moorea. If your budget allows, there isn’t a better tropical place.

  • Average Cost: Over $7,500
  • Best Time To Go:  November-April

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Fiji Honeymoon

If you think the South Pacific is out of your budget, you’ll be pleased to hear that it doesn’t have to be. There are several islands in Fiji that are affordable, and the Fiji ferry is affordable. Swim in the Blue Lagoon, spend the day on a sandbar beach, and snorkel for hours on end.

  • Best Time To Go:  May-October

Asia Honeymoon

girl in a hammock in the Maldives

Maldives Honeymoon

Before you look at how long the flight to the Maldives is, let me tell you it’s absolutely worth every minute on the plane. We spent five weeks island hopping in the Maldives and now can say no other place will ever compare.

The Maldives scream honeymoon , everything about it is romantic and sexy. Stay in an overwater bungalow, and you’ll never want to leave your room.

Sunrise Beach of Koh Lipe - Best beach in Koh Lipe

Thailand is becoming easier and cheaper every year. You’d be surprised to know that a honeymoon in Thailand is usually cheaper than a Caribbean honeymoon, even with an international flight. Trust us. We know we honeymooned in Thailand ourselves.

Thailand has over 300 islands, all of which are gorgeous, each attracting a different clientele. Our personal favorite is Koh Lipe .

  • Best Time To Go:  November-March

Myanmar couldn’t be a better pick for the right couple. Spend your door exploring the temples of Bagan by e-bike, wake up early to catch the sunrise with the hot air balloons soaring by the temples, spend the day out on Inle Lake, and much more. A honeymoon in Myanmar is an adventure in itself.

  • Average Cost: $3500-$7500
  • Best Time To Go:  November-February

The is no place in Asia like the Philippines. There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines , all stunning.

Spend the day out on a boat in El Nido swimming through caves to secret beaches only accessible at low tide, dive Japanese shipwrecks from World War II in Coron , and visit Siargao the Philippines’ hidden gem , and much more.

  • Best Time To Go:  December-February

Kelingking Beach T-Rex Steps Nusa Penida Bali Indonesia

Bali Honeymoon

Ever since Julia Robert’s movie “Eat, Pray, Love” Bali has been one of the most popular honeymoon places in Asia. The island of Bali is just one of over 17,000 islands in the country of Indonesia.

There are a ton of Bali attractions you could easily spend a month: surfing, beaches, $5 an-hour massages, volcano hikes, rice terraces, Ubud monkey forest , and all the gorgeous temples in Bali .

  • Best Time To Go:  June-August

India Honeymoon

Expect the unexpected in India. India is definitely for the adventurous type that is up for just about anything. India is fascinating and challenging at the same time. India is huge, so it’s best to pick out your top bucket list items and build an itinerary around that. India is full-on with the colors, food, smells (good and bad), people, beaches, and more.

  • Best Time To Go:  October-March

Sri Lanka Honeymoon

We’ve nicknamed Sri Lanka “India Light.” Sri Lanka blew us away with its beauty and all the different landscapes in the country.

You can spend a night glamping in Yala National park and wake up and go on a safari to see elephants, leopards, and more. Spend a few days on the beaches down in Galle or Arugam Bay. Sri Lanka is the next hottest destination.

  • Best Time To Go:  December-March

Europe Honeymoon

Boat cruise in the river in front of the Eiffel Tower - Best 3 days in Paris

France Honeymoon

Paris just oozes love. There isn’t a more romantic city in Europe than Paris. Stay in a hotel overlooking Eiffel Tower. Spend 3 days in Paris and then head off to the vineyards.

  • Best Time To Go:  April-June

Italy Honeymoon

If you’re a foodie that also loves culture, wine, history, and gorgeous coasts, head to Italy. The Almafi Coast offers several spots for the perfect honeymoon in Italy. The colorful towns along the coastline with mountains in the background and ocean blues in the front.

  • Best Time To Go:  April-June and September-October

Croatia Honeymoon

The islands and coastline in Croatia are often overlooked as people head to Italy or Greece. You can get so much for your money in Croatia, and the people are lovely.

Germany Honeymoon

What’s more romantic than driving down the Romantic Road in Germany? Visit the fairytale castles in Germany and even stay in a castle hotel. There are several castle hotels in Germany and on Vrbo.

  • Best Time To Go:  September-October

Norway Honeymoon

Chase the Northern Lights in Norway and stay in an ice hotel! Explore the fjords and jaw-dropping scenery in Norway.

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Africa Honeymoon

South africa.

South Africa has a little of everything from gorgeous beaches, safari, wine, and much more. A trip to South Africa has to include a visit to Krueger National Park, looking for the infamous Big 5.

Make sure to save a few days to explore Cape Town, which is easily one of our favorite cities in the world. With gorgeous beaches, wineries, mountains, and much more.

Spend your days out on game drives searching for the “Big 5” and spend the night glamping in Africa, hearing the lions roaring in a distance. Enjoy happy hour while watching wildlife come and go from the waterhole. An African Safari honeymoon is sure to make your friends jealous.

  • Best Time To Go:  Varies on what National Park Serengeti August-November, Maasai mid-August-October

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Zanzibar Honeymoon

You could easily spend your entire honeymoon in Zanzibar or pair it with a safari honeymoon, as it’s super accessible in Tanzania. We’d suggest a safari honeymoon in the Serengeti followed by some beach and relaxation in Zanzibar.

  • Average Cost:  $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: June-October

Every corner you turn in New Zealand is a picture waiting to be taken. New Zealand may be the prettiest country in the world. Rent a car and hit the road on a honeymoon road trip.

  • Average Cost:  Over $7,500
  • Best Time To Go: March-May

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Tuesday 13th of July 2021

Great info, Honeymoon destinations is great outstanding experience for couples where they are thought, life planning, regarding budget, important sharing info between with them. On the other hand, Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai, Switzerland are more remarkable places for honeymoon. Thanks for exciting information.

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

I wish I could read this post like 5 years ago when my husband and me were arguing about where we should spend our honeymoon. We actually ended up in Montenegro! It was beautiful too, very close to Croatia. Adriatic Sea is majestic and folks over there are descent and friendly. Thank you for the post! I am a young travel blogger and would like to share my peculiar perspective with you too!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

We've heard great things about Montenegro, it's on our bucket list. All of these honeymoon destinations are also great places for anniversary trips too!

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Best honeymoon destinations for 2024.

After saying their "I do's," many couples look forward to celebrating their newlywed status on their honeymoon. To help lovebirds find the ultimate post-wedding getaway, U.S. News reviewed expert opinions along with thousands of traveler votes to determine the best honeymoon destinations. From culture-focused cities and adventure-filled national parks to languid private island retreats, this ranking offers a range of honeymoon-worthy places suitable for a variety of couples. As you're planning your romantic retreat, consider investing in trip protection such as cancel for any reason travel insurance . Do these destinations belong? Cast your vote below.

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Bora Bora's out-of-this-world scenery is just the tip of the iceberg – or, rather, the volcano. The epitome of an agenda-free beach honeymoon destination, Bora Bora gives newlyweds their pick of gorgeous white sand beaches and lagoons for sunbathing, snorkeling and sailing. Plus, luxurious spas and romantic overwater bungalows abound. Hotel rates on this French Polynesian island are high, but honeymooning between December and March (if you're willing to put up with some extra showers and humidity during the wet season) or on an adults-only cruise through the Pacific Ocean can help cut costs.

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If you're seeking a luxurious Caribbean honeymoon with just the right amount of adventure, look no further than St. Lucia. You'll find white sand beaches and lush mountains dotted with all-inclusive boutique resorts (many of them with open-air rooms perfect for appreciating the island's natural beauty). Should you need a break from the sand, visit the Soufrière area to see natural attractions, such as the Pitons, Sulphur Springs and Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & Mineral Baths. You and your sweetie will love hiking, taking mud baths and relaxing together in geothermal pools.

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Fiji's serene, powder-soft beaches offer a quiet respite for postnuptial relaxation. Luxe resorts will pamper you and your new spouse, and you won't soon forget activities like snorkeling with manta rays in the Yasawa Islands and surfing near the Mamanuca Islands (which were featured in the movie "Cast Away"). And, of course, no trip would be complete without a private couples massage on the beach. You'll also have the opportunity to embrace Fiji's friendly, "bula" culture through village visits to get to know local hosts and traditions.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

If you and your sweetheart truly want to get away from it all, head to this remote island chain in the Indian Ocean. Maldives resorts (many of which are on private islands) offer extravagant services and amenities that will make you never want to leave your ultra-luxe bungalow or overwater villa . When you're ready to venture out, visit the nearest tranquil beaches and spas or take an excursion to neighboring islands. And since the Maldives are home to more than 2,000 distinct coral reefs, snorkeling and scuba diving are also a must.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

With towering volcanoes and stone temples, Bali, Indonesia, provides an unforgettable backdrop for any honeymoon vacation. Take in cliffside views at Uluwatu Temple, explore the serene rice terraces of Ubud or lounge together on Karma Beach's warm golden sand. When you're ready for some adventure, set your alarm for a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise hike up Mount Batur. If some rest and relaxation is more your speed, you can admire it all from the comfort of your resort's infinity pool .

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Forever the poster child for vivid sunsets and romantic escapes, the Hawaiian island of Maui is a great place to vacation with your new spouse. Couples can sprawl across miles of shoreline or attend a luau with traditional Hawaiian fare, live music and hula and fire dancing. For the more active lovebirds, Maui offers forests to explore, volcanoes to tour and trails to hike. Must-dos include driving along the scenic Road to Hana and splurging on a helicopter tour of the island's upcountry for views of rolling green hills and Haleakala National Park.

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The Amalfi Coast's colorful villages, crystal-clear water and rugged shoreline help make this part of Italy a one-of-a-kind honeymoon destination. Couples can explore some of the region's 13 towns on foot or by boat, or simply spend their vacation relaxing on one of the picturesque beaches. For a real treat, duos can have a romantic candlelit dinner in the gardens or on the terrace of a charming villa, or experience one of several Michelin-starred restaurants in the area. To avoid rubbing elbows with hordes of tourists, visit in May or September to capture the enjoyable weather without the crowds.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

This Portuguese archipelago might be a bit more rugged than Europe's typical romantic locales, but Madeira's culture and wondrous scenery are sure to bring newlyweds close together. The main island of Madeira enchants adventurous twosomes with its sweeping sea cliffs and rigorous hikes. But it also offers authentic hospitality, a thriving capital city and rich cuisine (think: award-winning wine and centuries-old seafood preparations) that give it wide-ranging appeal. Meanwhile, the smaller Porto Santo is known for its 6-mile stretch of golden sand and turquoise waters, ideal for unwinding.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Known for its brilliant sunsets, rich Greek food and ultra-romantic hotels, Santorini, Greece, is almost tailor-made for newlyweds. Honeymooners can lounge on red and black sand beaches before taking in the ruins at Akrotiri and Ancient Thira. Wine aficionados will love sampling white varietals at the island's wineries, and those who enjoy boating should consider taking a catamaran cruise around the caldera. Later, enjoy an intimate dinner with a view from one of the cliffside restaurants in Oia. 

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This Hawaiian island is an ideal back-to-nature honeymoon destination. Active twosomes can hike along the Napali Coast, explore Waimea Canyon State Park and kayak down the Wailua River. Helicopter tours of Kauai's most scenic spots are also sure to provide newlyweds with lifelong memories. But Kauai offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation, too. Luxury resorts and spas and secluded stretches of sand like Salt Pond Beach Park and Haena Beach Park are ideal for those seeking a restful escape.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

French Polynesia's largest island is sometimes passed over by newlyweds, but it's just as romantic as more exclusive honeymoon destinations. Hole up in an oceanside resort, sunbathe on black sand beaches, take a day trip to the stunning Moorea (a quick flight or ferry ride away) or head to the capital of Papeete to sample world-class cuisine and revel in the nightlife. Couples honeymooning between May and October will enjoy the best weather, but they may have to deal with crowds and high hotel costs.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Newlyweds travel to the City of Light for the ultimate experience in sophistication and romance. From the quiet ambiance of fine dining establishments to swoon-worthy sights like the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre, the capital of France was practically made for lovers. Take in the sights from a Seine river cruise or meander through the charming streets of Montmartre. Later, treat yourselves to something sweet at La Maison du Chocolat, and when the sun sets, hold your loved one close and watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Florence, Italy, is a city renowned for its art, history and mouthwatering Italian cuisine. Spend your honeymoon walking hand in hand through the labyrinth of stone streets, exploring the greenery of the Boboli Gardens and gazing at Michelangelo's David and the Duomo's ornate cupola. Stop at a cafe or gelato shop when your feet need a rest. After watching the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo, save your nights for enjoying unhurried dinners and visiting cozy wine bars.

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Made up of about 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, this archipelago off the eastern coast of Africa is ideal for sailing, diving and spotting Aldabra giant tortoises. Visit the Vallée de Mai, a nature preserve so beautiful it was once thought to be the original Garden of Eden, and marvel at the park's legendary coco-de-mer trees. If a romantic picnic on the beach is more your speed, head to the tranquil shores of Beau Vallon or Anse Source d'Argent. The region's largest island, Mahé, as well as smaller private islands offer luxurious five-star accommodations.  

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Couples who dream of eating crispy conch fritters and lounging on secluded beaches while celebrating their nuptials should head to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Newlyweds can dive or snorkel among colorful coral reefs, play golf, horseback ride and more. However, duos won't find much in the way of nightlife here, so after savoring a romantic seafood dinner, twosomes can head back to one of the islands' boutique resorts to enjoy some quality time together.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

The French Caribbean island of St. Barts offers the best of both worlds: chic hotels in a laid-back setting. Breathtaking beaches are plentiful here, though each appeals to a different kind of couple. Active newlyweds will love the water sports at Grand Cul de Sac Beach, while those who desire privacy should visit Colombier Beach. If you and your new spouse are feeling extra daring, pay a visit to Saline Beach, which is known for its nude sunbathers. And for those ready to let loose, explore the nightlife in Gustavia, which offers plenty of lounges and clubs.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Mauritius may be off the beaten path, but its turquoise waters, abundant wildlife and luxe resorts make it an ideal choice for honeymooners. Frequently dubbed Paradise Island, this small African island east of Madagascar is a haven for birds and aquatic animals. Plus, its beaches are prime spots for kitesurfing, scuba diving and lounging. Couples drawn to exploration can also hike the lush Le Pouce mountain, or spend some time in the culturally diverse capital city of Port Louis. To save some coin, stay at a hotel that offers honeymoon packages.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Bordering the Ligurian Sea, this remote coastal region in northwestern Italy features beaches and coves that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Plus, twosomes can enjoy breathtaking views while hiking Cinque Terre's cliffside footpaths or explore the five pastel-hued villages that make up Cinque Terre National Park. But remember, the villages aren't easily accessible by car, and high-end hotels are limited. Autumn honeymooners will enjoy pleasant temperatures with fewer crowds.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Located in about 50 miles north of Milan, this Italian lake's stunning setting attracts celebrities – and honeymooners – in droves. Couples can pass the time traversing the water on sleek wooden boats, enjoying gourmet Italian cuisine on a terrace or simply sunbathing by their five-star hotel's lakefront pool. Start your marriage off on the right foot by strolling the "walk of lovers," a short, scenic promenade in the quiet village of Varenna. Then, to see how the region's wealthy residents live, duos can tour elegant properties like Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello.

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

While it may seem like an unconventional honeymoon destination, Tanzania's wide-open terrain, starry skies and natural wonders make it an ideal place for you and your new spouse to connect. Whether you're gazing at Mount Kilimanjaro or witnessing the great migration on a safari in Serengeti National Park, you'll make memories to last a lifetime. To top it off, since Tanzania's all-inclusive safari camps are often equipped with pools, spas and swanky lodging, you won't have to rough it. At the end of a busy day, toast to your happy future together with a sunset drink, or "sundowner."

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  • 40 Most Romantic International Honeymoon Destinations On Your Budget In 2024

23 Mar 2023

Most luxurious honeymoon possible in your decided budget…you won’t believe what we have come up with! 40 international honeymoon destinations on your budget for every budget. Getting married anytime soon and looking for a perfect romantic honeymoon getaway within your budget? Worry not, we have done the homework for you! Here’s a list of 40 honeymoon destinations ideal for an exotic time with your better half. Get your budgets in mind, choose from the variety of abroad honeymoon packages where each destination has to offer something unique. These destinations are one of the best budget honeymoon destinations outside India . Make sure you check these all out! Go, spend the most awaited holiday of your life lavishly.

40 Best International Honeymoon Destinations On Your Budget 2024

Take a look at these best international honeymoon destinations on your budget in 2024. All of these destinations cater to pockets of different budget. Whatever your preference be, each have plenty to offer. Take a look!

  • Mauritius & Reunion Island INR 19,000 – 24,000
  • Singapore INR 54,000 – 1,90,000
  • Malaysia INR 40,000 – 60,000
  • Thailand INR 70,000 – 1,50,000
  • Bali INR 50,000 – 1,00,000
  • Maldives INR 70,000 – 2,00,000
  • Seychelles INR 1.00,000 – 1,20,000
  • Dubai INR 25,000 – 50,000
  • Sri Lanka INR 40,000 – 80,000
  • Switzerland INR 54,000 – 3,40,000
  • Cambodia INR 40,000 – 80,000
  • Balkans  INR 84,000 – INR 1,50,000
  • France INR 75,000 – 1,20,000
  • Prague INR 40,000 – 2,00,000
  • Budapest INR 60,000 – 80,000
  • Vietnam INR 40,000 – 70,000
  • New Zealand INR 2,00,000 – 2,48,000
  • Italy  INR 60,500
  • Bhutan INR 30,000 – 50,000
  • Nepal INR 30,000 – 50,000
  • Turkey INR 1,50,000 – 1,80,000
  • South Africa INR 45,000 – 150,000
  • Las Vegas INR 1,10,000 – 1,30,000
  • Honolulu  INR 1,30,000 – INR 2,00,000
  • Egypt INR 60,000 – 80,000
  • Philippines INR 40,000 – 80,000
  • Fiji Islands  INR 60,000 – 1,00,000
  • Greece INR 80,000 – 1,00,000
  • Kenya INR 90,000 – 120,000
  • Morocco  INR 65,000 – INR 95,000
  • Brazil  INR 1,30,000 – INR 2,00,000
  • South Korea  INR 2,00,000
  • Ireland INR 2,00,000
  • Trinidad And Tobago  INR 2,40,000
  • Bahamas  INR 2,40,000
  • California  INR 1,30,000 – INR 3,00,000
  • Australia  INR 1,13,000 – INR 2,00,000
  • Antigua And Barbuda INR 2,70,000
  • Austin INR 1,30,000 – INR 2,00,000
  • Cartagena  INR 1,30,000

Big Budget Honeymoon Destinations (2 Lakhs to 2.5 Lacs)

If you have a good budget of 2 to 2.5 lacs and want to have an extraordinary honeymoon experience, then we have the list of best international honeymoon destinations on your budget that will cater to your desires. Take a look and plan your affordable luxury honeymoon!

1. Mauritius & Reunion Island – Exotic Experience

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Fancy an exotic honeymoon on a secluded beach? Book a honeymoon to Mauritius and Reunion Island. This island nation is one of the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget !

Things to do: Couples can go dolphin and whale watching, go for a romantic date on a private island, cruise around on catamaran, paraglide while you feel sensations of a tandem free flight, hire an underwater sub scooter or chill in a couple’s Jacuzzi. For an adventurous honeymoon, trek up to the craters of the active volcano at Reunion Islands. Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 1.8 lakhs – 2 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 45,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 19,000 – 24,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to December Visa: Upon arrival in Mauritius, Indian nationals are eligible for a free visa for a maximum stay of 60 days. Where to stay:  Les Lodges Vanilliers, La Caz’ Des Orangers, Iloha Seaview Hotel, Grand Hotel du Lagon, Palm Hotel & Spa How to reach:  The way to reach the destination is taking a flight from India. The nearest airport is 50 kilometers away and is named Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Tip for honeymooners:  The best way to roam around the Reunion Island is by renting a car. Currency In Mauritius: Mauritian Rupee Language Of Mauritius:  English

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2. Singapore – Enjoy The Attractions And Skyscrapers

Singaporian buildings which you can witness as a part of international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Singapore is that one place which comes to everybody’s mind when thinking about international honeymoon destinations on a budget. And what makes it one of the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget is the fact that it is an island country that offers mesmerizing views and the numerous romantic places to visit in Singapore will give you innumerable ways to fall in love over again! What are you waiting for? Pack your bags for Singapore right away. It is one of the safest international honeymoon destinations during Covid.

Things to do: Shopping at Orchard Road, Bumboat tour in Downtown Singapore, binge dishes at Chinatown, enjoy nightlife at Clarke Quay Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days Package Cost:  90k – 2.26 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 18,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 54,000 – 1,90,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: August to October Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  The Ritz-Carlton, The Scarlet, Marina Bay Sands, The Fullerton Hotel How to reach:  The best way to reach Singapore is by taking a flight from India. Changi Airport is of the best airports in Asia. Tips for honeymooners:  If you are foodies, eat like the locals. Do not forget to go on a hawker-street-food tour. Currency In Sinagapore: Singapore Dollar Language Of Singapore:  English. Malay, Tamil, Mandarin Chinese

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3. Malaysia – Lose Yourself In Picturesque Islands

Honeymoon at the Pristine beaches of Malaysia, one of the popular international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Pristine beaches, breathtaking islands, a rich tapestry of cultures and history, world-class modern facilities and a fascinating collection of flora and fauna would delight you on your honeymoon to Malaysia . If you’re looking for a best international honeymoon destinations on your budget under 1 lakh, this country makes up for a perfect choice among all the cheap honeymoon destinations in Asia.

Things to do: Try night-time diving, island-hopping, jungle trekking or water sports with your beloved. Laze around at the idyllic beaches and shop till you drop. Couples can enjoy the exhilarating cable car ride all the way to Gunung Mat Cincang. Ideal places for Honeymoon: Tioman Island , Langkawi, Perhentian Island Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 90k – 1.2 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 20,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 40,000 – 60,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to December Visa: Visa application is required, and normal processing time is 7-10 days Where to stay:  The Andaman, The Majestic Hotel, Hotel Maison Boutique, Gaya Island Resort How to reach:  The quickest way to reach Malaysia is by taking a flight. Kuala Lumpur International Aiport is the best and busiest airport in Malaysia. Tips for honeymooners:  Before heading for your honeymoon, it is better to learn a little of the local language. Currency In Malaysia: Malaysian Ringgit Language Of Malaysia:  Malay

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4. Thailand – Vibrant Culture And Welcoming People

Enjoy some private time at the secluded beaches of Thailand, one of the famous international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Thailand is a perfect destination for those of you who are looking for international honeymoon destinations on your budget under 1 lakh rupees. Besides the sandy beaches, pampering Thai couple spas, scenic views; the country offers a plethora of exotic shopping and dining resorts, ideal for your honeymoon trip to Thailand .

Things to do: Date your better half in the caves of Rai Le, go cruising over the blue waters exploring the corals or indulge in water sports. Buy that sexy lingerie for her and enjoy some private time at the secluded beaches. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Phuket, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Islands, Koh Samui Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 90k – 1.5 lac per couple – Air Fare: INR 20,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 70,000 – 1.5 lacs per couple Best Time To Visit: September to May Visa: Visa is available on arrival at a fee of 1000 Baht Where to stay:  Layana Resort & Spa, the Shore at Katathani, Four Seasons Tented Damp Golden Triangle, The Pavilions Phuket How to reach:  The main airports of Thailand is either in Bangkok or Phuket. This is the best way to travel to Thailand. Tips for honeymooners:  For more adventurous honeymooners, they can take a road trip from India by taking the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway. Currency In Thailand: Thai Baht Language Of Thailand:  Thai

5. Bali – Romancing Amidst Lush Greenery

Kick start your married life at a luxury island resorts in Bali . Treat yourself after the busy wedding days to calm serene beaches and splendid views adding the spice to your intimate beginning. Bali is a great option even if you’re looking for a honeymoon destination under 1 lakh rupees. It is one of the most popular and best budget honeymoon places out of India.

Things to do: Indulge in parasailing and adventure sports with your spouse. Visit the magnificent temples and enjoy a romantic time on the pristine sandy beaches during your honeymoon in Bali, one of the best budget honeymoon destinations in Asia. Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 1.2 – 1.5 lacs per couple – Air fare: INR 40,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 50,000 – 1 lac per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Bali is in the months of May, June and September Visa: Visa on arrival is available Where to stay:  Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort, Viceroy Bali, Luxury Boutique Hotel, Bulgari Resort How to reach:  The best and the third busiest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport. Taking a flight to Bali is the quickest and best way to travel to this destination. Tips for honeymooners:  Take proper outifts for temples and beaches. Cover yourself when visiting a temple to show respect to the Balinese culture. Currency In Bali: Indonesian Rupiah Language Of Bali:  Indonesian

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6. Maldives – For A Laid-Back Vacay

Stay at luxury beach and water villas for a lazy honeymoon in Maldives, one of the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Tired after the continuous wedding rituals – head for an exotic yet lazy honeymoon to Maldives . Stay over at the luxurious villas and pamper yourselves. Maldives is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches and serene vibes. It is one of the best places to visit in February outside India. 

Things to do: Enjoy the stay at luxury beach and water villas and indulge in water sport activities while you enjoy the leisure time with your better half. When talking about the best countries for honeymoon, Maldives is always in the conversation when talking about the cheap honeymoon destinations in Asia. Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days Package Cost: 1 lac – 1.5 Lacs per couple – Air fare: INR 25,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 70,000 – 2 lacs per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Maldives is between November to April Visa: Visa is available on arrival, without any fee. Where to stay:  Boutique Beach, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Velaa Private Island, COMO Maalifushi How to reach:  The only way to reach Maldives is by taking a flight to Male International Airport and then taking a ferry to the desired island. Tips for honeymooners:  It is better to plan a honeymoon to Maldives according to the weather. Currency In Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa Language Of Maldives:  Dhivehi

7. Seychelles – Perfect Romantic Getaway

Seychelles - perfect for the international honeymoon destinations on your budget on the sandy beaches

Seychelles is a rich, exotic and secluded getaway, perfect for a romantic honeymoon on the sandy beaches. With unmatched beauty and endless romantic experiences, no wonder it is one of the top budget honeymoon destinations from India. Let the solitude of one of the most romantic places to visit in Seychelles add a magical touch to your beautiful intimate times.

Things to do: Stroll through the virgin rainforests with your love, indulge in water sports and enjoy a memorable private stay at the luxurious resort villas on the islands. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Mahe Island, La Digue, Cousine Island Duration: 5 Nights and 6 Days Package Cost: 2 Lacs – 2.5 lacs per couple – Air fare: INR 45,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 1 lac – 1.2 lac per couple Best Time To Visit: Seychelles invites you throughout the year! Visa: Visa on arrival is available and stays valid for a period of one month Where to stay:  MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Resort, Raffles, Banyan Tree, Hilton How to reach:  Taking a direct flight to Seychelles is the best way to reach the destination. SEZ Airport is well and directly connected to Mumbai Airport in India. Tips for honeymooners:  Do take part in the adventurous water sports available in Seychelles. Currency In Seychelles: Seychellois Rupee Language Of Seychelles:  French, English, Seselwa

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8. Dubai – Witness The City’s Richness

Travelers watching sunrise during desert safari in Dubai, one of the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget

The Jewel of the Emirates, Dubai is a preferred destination for budget honeymoon destinations from India in abroad for couples who are inspired by skyscrapers and tonnes of entertainment option. In fact, not just the city bling, Dubai has clung on to its culture with pride. A desert safari in Dubai is about dune bashing, belly dance performance, Arabian cuisine and tea, and a lot more.

Things to do: Desert safari, dune bashing, skiing (Dubai Ice Rink), shopping, skydiving Duration: 2 nights and 3 days Package Cost : INR 1lac per couple – Air Fare: INR 25,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 25,000 per person Ideal places for honeymoon: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Gold Souk, and Wild Wadi Water Park Best Time To Visit: November to February Visa: Visa on arrival Where to stay:  Park Hyatt, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Hyatt Regency Dubai How to reach:  The best way to reach Dubai is by taking a flight from India till the Dubai International Airport. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you plan your trip to Dubai during October to April months. Currency In Dubai: Arab Emirate Dirham Language Of Dubai:  Arabic

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9. Sri Lanka – A Place Full Of Mesmerizing Beauty

Walk across the pristine beaches of Sri Lanka, one of the popular international honeymoon destinations on your budget

The wonder of Asia, Sri Lanka, is a beautiful country and one of cheap honeymoon destinations outside India. Charm your beloved with a trip to Sri Lanka as you both indulge in some cave exploration or a wildlife safari. Moreover, the serene yet breathtaking places to visit in Sri Lanka adds up to the intimacy.

Things to do: Explore the caves at Sigiriya or walk across the pristine beaches, go for a wild jungle safari over the elephants or bask under the sun as the cool wind blows and pamper yourself with a couple spa at this exotic honeymoon destination. Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days Package Cost: 1lac – 1.1 lac per couple – Air fare: INR 20,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 40,000 – 80,000 per couple Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Kandy, Noverelia, Bentota Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit would be August to February Visa: Visa is available on arrival at a fee of INR 900 Where to stay:  Romance Hills Hotel, Serene Pavilions Luxury Boutique Hotel, Nisala Arana Boutique Hotel, Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel How to reach:  The easiest way to reach Sri Lanka is by taking a flight. The busiest aiport of Sri Lanka is the Bandaranaike International Airport. Tips for honeymooners:  Take a trip to the Northern side to get away from the crowds. Currency In Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Rupee Language Of Sri Lanka:  Sinhala, Tamil

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10. Switzerland – Observe The Alpine Beauty

A view of Switzerland during winter which can be witnessed as one of the international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Switzerland is a beautiful country dotted by picturesque lakes, mesmerising hills, snowy Alps, picture-perfect farms, and lush forests, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations from India. You can spend quality time with your partner at the places. Also, if you are that sporty couple looking for adventure, Switzerland won’t disappoint you. It is famous for skiing and hiking. So, add it to your list right away and experience all that it has to offer on your exciting honeymoon trip to Switzerland !

Things to do: Paddle boarding in Geneva, sky dining in Zurich, Rhine Falls boating, wine tasting, Matterhorn mountain downhill hiking Duration: 6 nights & 7 days Package Cost: 1.64 Lacs – 2.8 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 55,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 54,000 – 3.4 Lac per couple Best Time To Visit: April to June, September to October Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindelwald, Boutique-Hotel Schlussel, Romantic Hotel Hornberg, Romantik Hotel Europe How to reach:  It is advised to take a flight to Switzerland. It takes around 7 hours to cover the distance between India and Switzerland. Tips for honeymooners:  Try lesser-known towns of Biel, Solothurn, and Thun in the summer season. Currency In Switzerland: Swiss Franc Language Of Switzerland:  French, German, Italian, Romansh

11. Cambodia – Spend Quality Time At The Pristine Beaches

Cambodia offers a romantic luxurious stay along the pristine beaches

If you’re thinking of strong international honeymoon destinations, but budget is a concern, then Cambodia is the place for you and your partner. Ideal for a romantic luxurious stay along the pristine beaches, Cambodia is a cheap and best place for honeymoon.  With no dearth of places to visit in Cambodia , this destination never fails to impress.

Things to do: For a romantic stay, book a room at Saracen Bay Resort, go for a long drive along the vast roads of Cambodia with your beloved and go on a gastronomic ride with some delectable seafood. Ideal places for Honeymoon: Siem Reap, Angkor Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 75,000 – 1 Lac per couple – Air Fare: INR 36,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 40,000 – 80,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: The ideal time would be between October until mid-June. Visa: Visa is available on arrival, valid upto 30 days. Where to stay:  Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, Sokkhak Boutique Resort, Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa, Pavilion d’Orient Boutique Hotel How to reach:  The major aiports of Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport are the major aiports of this destination. One can easily reach Cambodia by boarding a flight. Tips for honeymooners:  Beaches of Cambodia are heavenly. Do visit them. Currency In Cambodia: Cambodian Riel Language Of Cambodia: Khmer

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12. Balkans – Breathtaking Views And Welcoming Culture

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The Balkan region is something that speaks directly to the soul, this European corner is not much crowded and is indeed a little known. The cultural and scenic charm of the Balkans will leave you both enthralled. Some of the countries that come under this area are Montenegro, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania. The Balkan is truly one of the most magnificent cheap honeymoon destinations from India. 

Things to do: Wander and hop through the beaches, enjoy nightlife of different cities of different countries of the region, indulge in watersports, stroll through museums and have a romantic candle light dinner with a view Duration: 10 nights and 11 days Best Time To Visit: Any time is the perfect time as long as you create your itinerary after good research Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Sofia Hotel Balkan, Mountain Romance, Boutique Hotel Casa del Mare, Les Fleurs Boutique Hotel How to reach:  Major airports for Balkans are located in Albania, Moldova, Romania, Bosnua, Servia, Croatia, and more. Taking a flight is the best way to reach Balkans. Tips for honeymooners:  It is advised that one doesn’t carry a lot of cash with them. Currency In Balkans: Euro Language Of Balkans:  Albanian, Greek, Balkan Romance, Balkan Salvic

13. France – Where Love Is In The Air

Picture perfect romantic evening at Eiffel Tower in France, one of the international honeymoon destinations on your budget

France – the city of lights – entices you with myriad sightseeing options, eclectic selection of eateries, an exhaustive list of chic addresses, and the most famous Eiffel Tower. And believe it or not, it’s one of the top honeymoon destinations on a budget. Reeking of romance from every nook, there is no dearth of romantic experiences in France that makes one fall in love! All of this makes France one of the best places for honeymoon outside India.

Things to do: Without doubt, Eiffel tower is the first place a couple thinks of when in Paris. But there’s more that can be included in the France honeymoon packages. Experience the pristine beauty and tranquillity of the picturesque Rhone-Alpes region, experience romance Victorian style, go for a cart ride across the city, take a picture perfect romantic evening in Paris, or sail across Seine at your heavenly honeymoon destination. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Paris, Lyon, Nice, Cannes Duration: 6 Nights & 7 Days Package Cost: 2 Lacs – 2.5 lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 50,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 75,000 – 1.2 lac per couple Best Time To Visit: You could visit France all-round the year except July-August. Visa: Schengen Visa required. Where to stay:  Saint James Paris, Hotel R de Paris, The Negresco, Boutique Hotel des Remparts & Spa How to reach:  The best way to reach France is by taking a flight till Paris. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure that you dress your best when on a honeymoon in France. Currency In France: Euro Language Of France:  French

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14. Prague – Old Charm And Epic Architecture

Prague city, one of the famous international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Known for its baroque style buildings, gothic-themed churches, and medieval aura, Prague will give you a feeling of the old world charm. It would take you back in time and give you a unique honeymoon experience! It will surely whisk your better half off her feet with its old-worldly charm and with numerous cheap shopping avenues in Prague , she can grab stylish jewelry and home decor items!

Things to do: Cruise river Vltava, taste famous beers, watch changing of gaurd at Prague Castle Duration: 7 nights & 8 days Package Cost: 1.28 Lacs – 2.8 Lacs per couple -Air Fare: INr 44,300 per person -Land Package: INR 40,000 – 2 Lac per couple Best Time To Visit: During spring Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Golden Well Hotel, Boutique Hotel Constans, Boutique Hotel Seven Days, Jalta Boutique Hotel How to reach:  The Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague is the best aiport sitting in the country. Taking a flight is the best way to reach this destination from India. Tips for honeymooners:  Do not forget to take a cruise in the canals of Prague and unravel the hidden treasures. Currency In Prague: Czech Crowns Language Of Prague:  Czech

15. Budapest – Experience The Great City Life

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Looking for budget friendly honeymoon destinations? Well, Budapest makes one of the best and cheapest honeymoon destinations in the world and comes loaded with fun, nightlife, sightseeing & yet is cultural & history. Why wait? Head with your love to Budapest.

Things to do: A couple can stroll to the garden of Szent Park along the fountains and roses bushes or adventure love at Clark Adam ter in tea time or Castle hill in dinner time. Plus, the city is known for its great shopping malls and world class restaurants. Duration: 5 Nights and 6 Days Package Cost: 1.5 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 42,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 60,000 – 80,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Budapest is from March to October Visa: Schengen Visa Required Where to stay:  Boutique Hotel Budapest, Baltazar Budapest Grill and Boutique Hotel, Hotel Victoria Budapest, Corinthia Hotel How to reach:  The best way to reach Budapest is by taking a flight till Vienna and then reaching Budapest by either taking a bus or a cab. Tips for honeymooners:  Try and plan when Budapest festivals are on the calendar. Currency In Budapest: Hungarian Forints Language Of Budapest:  Hungarian

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16. Vietnam – Budget Friendly And Simply Amazing

Stay at Vedana lagoon resort & spa to laze around on the beach, Vietnam, one of the known international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Low on budget, international honeymoon places on the mind and do not wish to compromise on the exotic experience? Vietnam is the place for you and your love! It’s among the most fun international honeymoon destinations on your budget in 2024 for people who love a blend of history, culture, and art. For more adventurous couples, you should try out hiking in Vietnam for a thrilling vacay! This is amongst the best honeymoon destinations on a budget for adventure seekers.

Things to do: Vietnam is a perfect destination to laze around on the beach as you walk hand in hand with your beloved and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Dalat – the city of Love Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 75,000 – 1 Lakh per couple – Air Fare: INR 35,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 40,000 – 70,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Vietnam would be from November to mid-April Visa: Visa may be obtained on arrival if prior online approval has been obtained through a travel agency. Where to stay: La Siesta Diamond Hotel And Spa, An Holiday Villa, Golden Sun Villa, Emerald Waters Hotel, Lantana Boutique Hotel, Pham Gia Boutique Villa How to reach:  The best way to reach Vietnam is by taking a flight from India. There are three major airports namelyNoi Bai International Airport, Danang International Airport, and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Tips for honeymooners:  Do take a cruise along the Halong Bay. Currency In Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong Language Of Vietnam:  Vietnamese

17. New Zealand – With Views To Die For

New Zealand can be one of the options while considering international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Image Source New Zealand is another one of the wonderful honeymoon places in the southern hemisphere. From beautiful fjords to the majestic outline of beaches, there is a lot to do here if you pick it as your honeymoon destination.

Things to do: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, See Glow Worms, Canyon Swing Queenstown, Summer golf Queenstown Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days Package Cost:  INR 3.37 Lacs – 3.8 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 68,700 per person (round trip) – Land Package: 2 Lacs – 2.44 Lacs per couple Ideal places for honeymoon: Auckland, Te Anau, Waitomo, Matamata, Rotorua Best Time To Visit: Any time during the year Visa: For New Zealand Visa for Indians , an application is needed Where to stay:  AwaytoGo, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, Edgewater Hotel, Hotel DeBrett How to reach:  Taking a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport to Auckland Airport is the best way to reach New Zealand. Tips for honeymooners:  Pay a visit to the vineyards and take a wine tour. Currency In New Zealand: New Zealand Dollar Language Of New Zealand: English, Maori

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18. Italy – A Paradise For Lovers

a view of lake in Venice, one of the popular international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Italy has always been honeymooners’ favorite for various reasons. The attractions in Rome and other cities are endless in number and therefore you can never get enough of this place and with cities like Venice, Rome, Milan, Naples, and Bologna, you would not want to leave this European country.  

Things to do: go for Gondola ride in Venice, go for road trip around Amalfi Coast, visit the glorious Colosseum in Rome Duration:  7 Nights / 8 Days Best Time To Visit : April to June and September to October Package Cost: 1.2 lakhs – 2 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 41,500 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 60,500 per person Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Nemea Appart, Hotel Ibis Antibes Sophia, Nerva Boutique Hotel, Miramonti Boutique Hotel, Santa Caterina Hotel How to reach:  One can take a direct flight from Delhi and Bangalore to Venice, Milan, or Florence. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you visit all the major cities of Italy including Rome, Vatican, Tuscany, and Venice! Currency In Italy:  Italian Iira, Tuscan Florin, Parman Iira, Papal Iira, Luccan Pound, Sardinian Iira, Two Sicilies Ducat, Lombardo Venetian Pound Language Of Italy:  Italian

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19. Bhutan – Spiritually And Culturally Rich Country

Indulge in some cultural, spiritual and wellness tours together, Bhutan

Are you looking for a cheap honeymoon destinations outside India ? For the cultural history buffs, Bhutan offers some spectacular honeymoon options. Celebrate your union at a seventh-century temple or a 17th-century fortress or in an old palace that resonates with amazing stories of yesteryears and head to the countryside for solace and privacy.

Things to do: Mesmerise her with a helicopter tour over the enigmatic Himalayas, go for a biking tour across the meandering roads of Bhutan, and indulge in some cultural, spiritual, and wellness tours together, everything that makes this place one of the most fun & best honeymoon destinations on a budget. Duration: 5 Nights and 6 Days Package Cost: 80k – 1 lac per couple – Land Package: INR 30,000 – 50,000 per couple Ideal places for Honeymoon: Paro and Thimphu Best Time To Visit: You can visit Bhutan all the year-round. Visa: You do not need a visa to visit Bhutan Where to stay:  Dhensa Boutique Resort, Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa, Bhutan Boutique Residency, Amankora Hotel Paro How to reach:  Paro airport is the best airport of Bhutan which is sitting at a 30 min drive from Thimphu. Taking a flight is the most convenient way to reach Bhutan from India. Tips for honeymooners:  Get ready to experience the peace and calm at their best. Currency In Bhutan: Bhutanese Ngultrum, Indian Rupee Language Of Bhutan:  Dzongkha

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20. Nepal – Where Miracles Happen

Scenic views, peacefully spiritual atmosphere and fresh air in Pokhra Nepal

Looking for the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget? One of the richest countries in terms of biodiversity and unique geographical position, Nepal has a lot to offer to every traveller. If you are a mountain lover, Nepal is the perfect honeymoon location for you. Scenic views, peacefully spiritual atmosphere, and fresh air will add a magical touch to your honeymoon. This is amongst the best honeymoon destinations on a budget in 2024!

Things to do: For adventure lovers, Nepal has a plethora of trekking trails leading you to the Himalayas. Honeymooners could also try river rafting, bungee jumping and more. Take village tours to experience a typical Nepali village. Duration: 5 Nights and 6 Days Package Cost (for the duration mentioned above): 60k – 90k per couple – Air Fare: INR 18,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 30,000 – 50,000 per couple Ideal places for honeymoon: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara Best Time To Visit: Nepal can be visited the whole year round. Visa: You don’t need a visa to visit Nepal Where to stay:  Maya Boutique Hotel, Dalai-la Boutique Hotel, Baber Mahal Vilas, Traditional Comfort How to reach:  The way to reach Nepal from India is by taking a flight from Delhi. The best airport in Nepal is the Tribhuvan International Airport which is sitting in Kathmandu. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you do visit Pokhara on your honeymoon to Nepal. Currency In Nepal: Nepalese Rupee Language Of Nepal:  Nepali

21. Turkey – For Clubs, Resorts, And More

Romantic Resorts in Turkey, one of the scenic international honeymoon destinations on your budget

The next one on our list is counted among the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget . Turkey invites you to its vibrant nightlife, numerous shopping centers, wonderful resorts, scenic beauties, charismatic harbors and the excitement of spending the most awaited holiday of your life. Don’t miss the chance to romance in one of the most surreal places for honeymoon.

Things to do: When in Turkey, you have to take your love for a hot air balloon ride. Moreover, indulge in a couple spa across exotic destinations and dine in the caves. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Antalya, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Konakli Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days Package Cost: 2 Lacs – 2.5 lacs per couple – Airfare: 40,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 1.18 Lac – 1.50 lac per couple Best Time To Visit: June to September is an ideal time to visit Turkey. Visa: You will have to apply for an e-visa to visit Turkey. Where to stay:  Argos in Cappadocia, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul, Tuvana Hotel, Gloria Serenity Resort, Tomtom Suites How to reach:  Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad are well-connected with the Ataturk Airport. Taking a flight is the best way to reach Turkey. Tips for honeymooners:  Do add taking a stroll around the city of Istanbul when making the itinerary. Currency In Turkey: Turkish Iira Language Of Turkey:  Turkish

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22. South Africa – Get Closer To Nature

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Right from a drive through the Garden Route that takes you through beaches and national parks, to the challenging shark cage diving, South Africa is a place full of experiences to savor and is one of the cheap honeymoon destinations outside India . You may be a beach-enthusiast, or maybe someone looking for a lovely hike, well, this beautiful country doesn’t disappoint! This is amongst the best honeymoon destinations on a budget in 2024. 

Things to do: Long drive, shark cage diving, wine tours, jungle safari, beach hopping, and adventure activities Duration: 4 nights and 5 days Package Cost (for the duration mentioned above): – Air Fare: INR 65,000 per person (round trip) Ideal places for honeymoon: Cape Town, Kruger National Park , Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island Best Time To Visit: Any time during the year Visa: Application is needed Where to stay: The Palace of the Lost City, Krystal Beach Hotel, Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, The Bay Hotel, Protea Hotel How to reach:  Two major airports of South Africa are Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport. One can take a flight till Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Mauritius, or Nairobi and take the flight till South Africa from there. Tips for honeymooners:  Witness the wildlife by taking a safari! Currency In South Africa: South African Rand Language Of South Africa:  English, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Zulu, Venda, Tswana

Mid-Range Budget Honeymoon Destinations (1 Lac – 1.6 Lacs)

For all those who are looking for mid-range budget honeymoon destinations, they need not worry, we have made a list of the best ones. These destinations have plenty of experiences to offer that one tends to cherish for a lifetime. Take a look!

23. Las Vegas – What Happens Here, Stays Here

Las Vegas is one of the international honeymoon destinations on your budget

Known for its lit nightlife, Las Vegas should definitely be on the list of your favorite and best honeymoon destinations on a budget . It will give you and your partner a soul-stirring experience. Besides enjoying clubbing and exclusive shopping in Las Vegas , you both can indulge in fine dining. Explore the wild and naughty side of Las Vegas with your lover by your side for an exotic honeymoon experience here.

Things to do: Take a gondola ride at Venetian  Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days Package Cost: 1.6 lacs per person – Air Fare: INR 69,800 per person (round trip) – Land Package: 1 Lacs – 1.3 Lacs per person Best Time To Visit: March to May, September to November Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Bellagio Hotel and Casino, The Venetian, ARIA Resort and Casino, Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower How to reach:  There are no direct flights from India till Las Vegas. One needs to change the flights from either Europe or the USA. Tips for honeymooners:  Surely take a tour of the Grand Canyon. Currency In Las Vegas: US Dollar Language Of Las Vegas:  English

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24. Honolulu – For The Couples Who Want To Chill Together

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Image Source If you say Hawaii hasn’t ever popped in your mind when thinking of romantic international honeymoon destinations on your budget , you are definitely lying. This stunning city in Hawaii gives you value for each penny spent. The beaches, palm trees, pina colada and a number of events combine to turn your honeymoon into a festivity indeed.

Things to do: Helicopter tour, snorkeling with shark, lava tour, sunset dinner sail, beach and island hopping and night paddle boarding. Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days Best Time To Visit: April, May, September and October Visa: Tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Halekulani Hotel, The Modern Honolulu, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Moana Surfrider How to reach:  There are no direct flights. However, one can reach Honolulu from Delhi or Mumbai with one or more stops. The airlines that land in this destination are Lufthansa and American Airlines. Tips for honeymooners:  Take the surfing lessons and try out this sport! Currency In Honolulu: US Dollar Language Of Honolulu:  Hawaiian

25. Egypt – A Lot More Than Pyramids

Couple in front of the Pyramids in Egypt

Egypt is one of the best international honeymoon destinations on your budget. The land of Pharaohs, Egypt is full of mystery and romance. A country where you can dwell in the past while you enjoy an extravagant honeymoon in the present, making it among the most amazing budget honeymoon places out of India .

Things to do: Witness the ancient pyramids as you shop along the lanes of El Haram, relax on the shores of the ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’ – Alexandria and experience the luxury of the 4000 year old monuments. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Taba Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days Package Cost: 1.2 Lacs – 1.6 lacs per couple – Air fare: INR 34,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 60,000 – 80,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Egypt would be from October to May Visa: Visa on arrival is not available. You will have to apply for visa in advance Where to stay:  Coral Sea Holiday Resort And Aqua Park, Steigenberger Alcazar, Baron Palms Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Old Spices B&B How to reach:  Cairo International Airport and Luxor International Airport are the major airports of Egypt. One can easily take a flight from India to any of these. Tips for honeymooners:  Surely explore the Great Pyramid from the inside. Currency In Egypt: Egyptian Pound Language Of Egypt:  Modern Standard Arabic

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26. Philippines – A Place That’ll Rejuvenate Your Senses

Philippines has plenty of romantic places to explore

Big. Small. Sandy. Sunny. Relaxing. Exotic. Beautiful. Made up of 7,107 islands, the Philippines holds plenty of romantic and cheapest honeymoon destinations on a budget to explore. If you and your partner are beach lovers, the Philippines is the place for you! This is one of the best places to visit in February outside India. 

Things to do: Newlyweds can relax at the clear beach, enjoying the crystal clear waters and basking in nature’s plenty. Indulge in scuba diving, kiteboarding or cliff diving with your better half. Also, go food tasting or ride the cart across the streets of Manila to view the spectacular Spanish colonies. Ideal places for Honeymoon: Coron Palawan, Mactan Island, Boracay Island , and Panglao Island in Bohol Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days Package Cost: 80,000 – 1 Lac per couple – Air Fare: INR 40,500 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 40,000 – 80,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: November to February Visa: Visa available on arrival. It is valid for 14 days. Where to stay:  El Nido Resorts, Acuatico Beach Resort And Spa, Misibis Bay, Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa, Buri Resort And Spa, Thunderbird Resorts How to reach:  The way to reach this destination is by taking a flight from India till Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila or Mactan-Cebu International Aiport in Cebu. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you spend at least 1 to 2 days in the city before or after spending time on the islands. Currency In Philippines: Philippine Peso Language Of Philippines:  Filipino, English

27. Fiji Islands – Unwind Yourselves While Enjoying The View

Fiji Islands - sunbathe with your love on the beaches

Another beautiful honeymoon place out of India is the Fiji islands. Walk hand-in-hand and celebrate your love in the hidden Eden of private beaches. Let love wrap you around as you explore the dark-leaved jungles and the sky blue waters together of someone of the most exotic places for a honeymoon . Fiji islands offer many such beaches where you two can watch a sunset together!

Things to do: Stay at the gorgeous luxury villas and swim with your love across the infinity pools. Sunbathe on the beaches and enjoy a pampering couple spa. Indulge in water sports and dine at some of the finest romantic restaurants on the islands. Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days Package Cost: 2.3 Lacs – 2.6 per couple – Air Fare: INR 92,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 60,000 – 1 lac per couple Best Time To Visit: Though the islands invite tourists all the year round, yet the best time to visit would be from July to September Visa: Visa not required. Another reason to plan a honeymoon to this exotic place! Where to stay:  Radisson Blu Resort. Shangri-La’s Fijan Resort And Spa, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Royal Davui Island Resort How to reach:  The quickest way to reach Fiji Islands is by taking a flight. Nadi International Airport is located in Fiji and most of the travelers take a flight till this destination from New Zealand. Tips for honeymooners:  Do find your own, personal deserted stretch of the beach. Currency In Fiji Islands: Fijian Dollar Language Of Fiji Islands:  Fijian, English

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28. Greece – A Place That’ll Bring The Two Of You Closer

Dive between the two skies with your love at Santorini island Greece

The white and blue destination invites newlyweds with utter enthusiasm. Clear waters, sandy beaches, romantic resorts and pleasant climate make Greece a perfect honeymoon getaway . Greece is truly among the best honeymoon destinations outside India.

Things to do: Dive between the two skies with your love as you witness the beautiful corals and the stars shine upon the clear waters, walk hand-in hand on the sandy beaches and treat your taste buds with delectable delicacies at this stunning honeymoon destination. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: Santorini and Athens Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days Package Cost: 2 Lacs – 2.5 lacs per couple – Air fare: INR 40,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 80,000 – 1 lac per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Greece is between mid-April to mid-June & September to mid-October Visa: Schengen Visa Required. Where to stay:  Porto Scoutari Romantic Hotel & Spa, O&B Athens Boutique Hotel, Rimondi Boutique Hotels, Kenshi Ornos How to reach:  The main airport of Greece is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport that handles international flights. It is well-connected with the international aiports in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you do visit at least 2 different islands. Currency In Greece: Greek Drachma, Greek Lepton Language Of Greece:  Greek

29. Kenya – Safaris, Wildlife, And More

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For the adventure lover in you, Kenya is the destination where you should be heading for your honeymoon. Being one of the best and reasonable honeymoon destinations for vibrant wildlife, it offers adventurous experiences that you can have with your partner. Kenya is known for comprising the best honeymoon places outside India .

Things to do: Kenya is among the best countries for honeymoon for the wildlife enthusiasts. The most adventurously romantic thing that you can do on your honeymoon in Kenya would be to dine with your love amidst the jungle, under the trees as you witness the wildlife walking all around you. Also, whisk her heart away with a ride on the hot air balloon over Masai Mara as you both enjoy the spectacular views. Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days Package Cost: 2 Lacs per couple – Airfare: INR 47,000 per person (roundtrip) – Land Package: INR 90,000 – 1.2 lacs per couple Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Kenya would be during the migratory season i.e. from July until September Visa: Visa On Arrival is available for Indians at the Airport on Payment of USD 50. Passengers should have a Confirmed Air ticket, Yellow Fever Certificate, and other Travel Documents. Where to stay:  The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel, Moffat Court Boutique Hotel, Hotel Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Almanara Luxury Villas How to reach:  Kenya is home to five major airports namely Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kisumu International Airport, Eldoret International Airport, Moi International Airport, and Wilson Airport. There are non-stop flights from Mumbai to Nairobi. Tips for honeymooners:  If you are animal lovers, do visit the Nairobi National Park. Currency In Kenya: Kenyan Shilling Language Of Kenya:  Swabili, English

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30. Morocco – For A Dreamy Experience

red savannah marrakech

Fantasize a honeymoon in the deserts, while you enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic and its blue waters or the Mediterranean cliffs? Morocco is the place for you! Morocco is, hands down, one of the most unique honeymoon destinations on a budget.

Things to do: Experience the world of fantasy by stepping inside the medina, listen to the call to prayers, while your sense is shaken by color, spices, and antiques. Enjoy the sunset with your beloved while you sip the mint tea in Morocco, one of the best countries for honeymoon for the culture-vultures. Sleep in a lodge in the middle of the desert having the star-filled sky as your ceiling. Ideal Places for Honeymoon: M’Hamid, Asilah, El Jadida, Safi, M’Goung Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days Package Cost: 2 Lacs per couple – Air Fare: INR 62,000 per person (round trip) – Land Package: INR 65,000 – 95,000 per couple Best Time To Visit: April to May & September to October Visa: Single entry visa fee is INR 1,309. The processing time is about 7-10 days. Where to stay:  Hotel Boutique Khlij Agadir, Sirayane Boutique Hotel & Spa, 2Ciels Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, Dar Seven Boutique Hotel How to reach:  The simplest and easiest way to get to Morocco is by taking a flight. Although there is no direct flight from India. Hence, one can take a flight to France, Spain, or Gibraltar and take a ferry or train from there. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you embrace all the luxurious vibes that reek from this destination. Currency In Morocco: Moroccan Dirham Language Of Morocco:  Arabic

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31. Brazil – Feel The Party Vibe

Rio De Janeiro

When it comes to picking the best and cheap honeymoon destinations abroad , Brazil is not a very popular name. But this comes as an added benefit for couples who prefer going offbeat. After all, there is so much to see and do here! You have the musical city of Bahia, the beach resort area and the nightlife of Rio. Surely, you must be thinking Rio is on the expensive side, but that is not true at all.

Things to do: There are a number of activities which you can do for free, such as sunset viewing from Arpoador Rock, Parque Lage public park stroll, and free museum visits. Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days Best Time To Visit: April to June, and August to October Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Casa Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, Insolito Boutique Hotel & spa, Belmond Copacabana Palace, Etnia Pousada & Boutique How to reach:  The flights from India till Brazil have a lay over at either Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or Sao Paulo. There are no direct flights but one can board from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram. Tips for honeymooners:  Take a cruise along the Amazon. Currency In Brazil:  Brazilian Real Language Of Brazil:  Portuguese

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32. South Korea – Culture That’ll Steal Your Heart

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Image Source It may seem like one of the odd honeymoon destinations on a budget , but trust, South Korea stores in wonderful experiences for you. Korea has a number of romantic spots for lovebirds to disconnect with the world and connect with each other. Its bountiful flora and fauna is another factor is why you should plan a honeymoon to South Korea. The vibrant metropolitan cities are perfect for enjoying shopping in nightlife.

Things to do: Beach hopping, trekking, Ziplining, Theme Park, Shopping, Cultural & Traditional tours. Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights Package Cost: Under 2 lakhs Best Time To Visit: Spring, April-June Visa: Apply prior to your trip Where to stay:  Akira Back, Banyan Tree Club And Spa, Park Hyatt, Vista Walkerhill How to reach:  One can take a flight till South Korea. However, if one wishes to travek by waterways, they can board a cruise from Japan, China, and Russia. Tips for honeymooners:  Take a ride on the cable car up Namsan Park and witness the most scenic views. Currency In South Korea: South Korean Won Language Of South Korea:  Korean

33. Ireland – Romantic Moments Amidst Nature

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If Europe has always fascinated you two, then you should also plan to visit the island of Ireland. This island is one of the  budget-friendly honeymoon destinations that have a lot in store for its tourists. Honeymooners will simply have a great experience here owing to the awe-striking natural setting and numerous tourist attractions. Ireland is also considered as a second largest island amongst the British Isles. 

Things to do: witness the street culture of Dublin, go for a cruise and witness the awe-striking landscapes while cruising, or visit the oldest brewery in Kilkenny Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days Package Cost: Under 2 lakhs Best Time To Visit : May to June and mid-September to mid-October Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  The Clink Boutique Hotel, Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Clontarf Castle Hotel, and Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork How to reach:  There are no direct flights from India to Ireland. There are flights till Ireland from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. One can take a flight from either of these destinations to cover the remaining distance. Tips for honeymooners:  Understand your insurance coverage before renting a car. Currency In Ireland: Euro Language Of Ireland:  Irish, English

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34. Trinidad And Tobago – 2 Islands For The Two Of You

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Trinidad and Tobago is a country in the Caribbean that is one of the budget-friendly honeymoon destinations and is known for its historicity as well as amazing food culture. The two islands will take your breath away and you two can spend quality time together amidst awe-striking natural surroundings. Do shortlist this place as it is one of the cheapest honeymoon destinations outside India .

Things to do: be a part of the vibrant music carnivals in Trinidad and when in Tobago explore the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve as well as the awe-striking beaches Duration:  3 Nights / 4 Days Best Time To Visit : January to May Visa: A tourist visa is not required by the people of India. The Indian citizens can stay here for 90 days without a hassle Where to stay:  Grand Diamond Hotel, Courtyard By Marriott. Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Cara Suites Hotel How to reach:  There are no direct flights from India. One needs to change the flight from the US, UK, and Canada. Although, one might need a visa transit to board the next flight from the next destination. Tips for honeymooners:  Check out the weather conditions before planning the trip. Currency In Trinidad And Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar Language Of Trinidad And Tobago:  English

35. Bahamas – Lose Yourself In Azure Waters

star fish in a beach

The Bahamas is definitely a must-visit and one of the best low budget honeymoon destinations for those couples who want to indulge in adventurous water sports. The marine life at this place is something you must witness at least once in your lifetime. 

Things to do: take a glimpse of the beautiful pink sands here, go for a lunch date in an open-air setting, go shopping together and get your hands on some souvenirs Duration:  4 Nights/ 3 Days Best Time To Visit : mid-December to mid-April Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Ocean West Boutique Hotel, The Ocean Club, The Cove, Tiamo Resort How to reach:  The best way to get here is by taking a flight. The international airport at Nassau is well-connected with the country. Tips for honeymooners:  Make sure you pack all the summer clothes for the tropical climate! Currency In Bahamas: Bahamian Dollar Language Of Bahamas:  English

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36. California – Awe-Striking Nature And More

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California is one of the best low budget honeymoon destinations where you can witness the best side of nature. The majestic mountains surrounding the soothing turquoise ocean will give the two of you to enjoy your time in tranquility. The extremely beautiful natural sites here will simply steal your heart. 

Things to do: witness the beauty of Palm Springs, enjoy a great time boating in Lake Tahoe, witness the worldwide famous landmark – Hollywood Duration:  6 Nights / 7 Days Best Time To Visit : mid-September to mid-October Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  Post Ranch Inn, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, L’Auberge Del Mar, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills How to reach:  Los Angeles International Airport is located in California. It is well-connected with the major parts of India and one can easily take a flight to reach this destination. Tips for honeymooners:  Do not forget to try wine tasting in the world-famous wine region of Napa or Sonoma Valleys. Currency In California: Dollar Language Of California:  English, Spanish

37. Australia – See What’s In Store In the Land Down Under

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Australia is one of the most visited international honeymoon destinations on your budget in the world. Dotted with beautiful island resorts, this country will surprise you with its numerous attractions. You can make your honeymoon memorable by trying out the various adventurous activities as well. 

Things to do: visit the Great Barrier Reef , go for water sports, spend quality time at wineries and cherish the taste of fresh wine, go shopping at cosmopolitans, visit the golf club Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days Best Time To Visit : June and August Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay:  The Range by Dovecote, Breakneck Gorge Retreat, The Frames, Solitude, Banjara Retreat, Stowaway Kangaroo Island How to reach: The most convenient and easy manner to reach Australia is by taking a flight. Melbourne and Sydney have major terminals for international and domestic flights.  Tips for honeymooners:  Go for a romantic date to the Opera House. Currency In Australia: Australian Dollar Language Of Australia:  English

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38. Antigua And Barbuda – Experience Solitude At Best

Antigua And Barbuda

Pastel-colored streets, busy markets, fresh tropical fruits, magnificent limestone formations, and a plethora of pristine beaches combine to form the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. This destination is idyllic for those who seek to spend some time alone, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The best part about this offbeat location is that you can embrace nature and be part of some thrilling water sports all at once!

Things to do: Try water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, and more, catamaran sailing, stroll along the white sands of the beach. Get spa treatments for yourself and your partner. Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days Best Time To Visit: May to November Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay: Cocobay Resort (Antigua), The Villas, Inn At English Harbour, Galley Bay Resort And Spa, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort And Spa How to reach: The best way to reach the destination is by taking a flight from India. The nearest airport is VC Bird International Airport in St. John’s and offers both direct as well as connecting flights. Tip for honeymooners: It is better to learn a little about the culture and history of Antigua beforehand to know what to expect. Currency In Antigua And Barbuda: Eastern Caribbean Dollar Language Of Antigua And Barbuda: English

39. Austin – Party Like A Hippie

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If you fall in the category of those couples that would call themselves a little hipster and truly in love with the language of music, do consider Austin as your honeymoon destination. This is one of the coolest places to take your beloved to. With trendy villas as your stays, barbeques cooking in every nook, luxury spas offering the best of services, and the retail providing the best of fashion, Austin in Texas is the newest hotspot!

Things to do: Try a meal at DipDipDip Tatsu-ya. Rent a boat to enjoy solitude and witness sunset or watch the sunset from Mount Bonnell. Watch live music performances or late-night drag shows for an offbeat experience. Duration: 4 Nights and 5 Days Best Time To Visit: September to November and March to May Visa: A tourist visa is required to be pre-applied Where to stay: Hotel Saint Cecilia, W Austin, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, Heywood Hotel, Lakeway Resort And Spa, La Villa Vista How to reach: The quickest way to reach Austin is by taking a flight from India to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. There are many major airlines running to and fro the airport including AirCanada, British Airways, Southwest Airlines, and more. Tip for honeymooners: It is advised that one should always tip their bartenders, drivers, and other services providers in Austin. Currency In Austin: Dollars Language Of Austin: English, German, Polish, Czech

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40. Cartagena – Embrace The Magic

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This Colombian jewel is magic on its own. Reeking of colonial vibes, Cartagena is dotted with a myriad of cobbled streets, colorful residential areas, exotic meals, and the engaging, little live music performances around every turn. The nights in this area are to be reserved for the most romantic and sexy dance form- Salsa! Make sure you book yourselves a boutique, plush hotel on your stay to experience the true vibes of this vivacious town!

Things to do: Stroll around the old town and enjoy the local street life. Soak in the beauty of street art and indulge in the local street food. Take a trip on the dining cruise. Duration: 4 Nights and 5 Days Best Time To Visit: January to March Visa: A tourist visa will be issued upon arrival for a maximum of 90 days Where to stay: Casa Bustamante Hotel Boutique, Hotel Boutique La Artilleria, Allure Chocolat, Ananda Boutique Hotel How to reach: The best way to reach here is by taking the flight that fly regularly to and from the Rafael Nez International Airport which happens to be the nearest to Cartegena. Tip for honeymooners: Keep your eyes open and stay away from narco-tourism! Currency In Austin: Colombian Peso Language Of Austin: Spanish

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Frequently Asked Questions About International Honeymoon Destinations

What are best honeymoon destinations outside India in winter?

Seychelles, Dubai, Fiji, Mauritius, Kenya, and Bali are among the best destinations to visit outside India for a honeymoon in winter. All these destinations have lovely weather during the winter season. If you’re seeking winter wonderlands, then countries in Europe like Switzerland and Finland would be perfect for your honeymoon!

Which are recommended honeymoon destinations outside India one can visit under INR 1 lakh?

Thailand and Bhutan are two of the most highly recommended destinations outside India that can be visited within a budget of INR 1 lakh. Both the countries are inexpensive but still provide high standards of hospitality at unbeatable prices. Book in advance to get the best deals on flights. You may also browse through TravelTriangle’s website to get the best honeymoon packages with prices that cover most of the cost.

Which are the best islands near India for a honeymoon?

Bali in Indonesia and Langkawi in Malaysia are two of the famous island honeymoon spots near India. Both the island offers myriad of accommodation options, activities, and sights to see. Watersports and luxury water villas are key attractions for honeymooners.

Which is the best honeymoon destination with visa on arrival?

Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Cook Islands, and British Virgin Islands are some of the best honeymoon destinations for Indians with visa on arrival facilities. However, you might need to carry certain documents – get in touch with your agent for details. You may also have to pay a visa fee for the same.

Which are the best honeymoon destinations for November?

Some of the best honeymoon destinations for November are: 1. Seychelles 2. Dubai 3. Santorini, Greece 4. Bora Bora 5. Antalya, Turkey

Which is the most romantic honeymoon destination?

Bora Bora is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. The idyllic setting makes it a top choice for honeymooners. It is a charming island with a laid-back vibe.

How shall I pick a honeymoon destination?

Picking a honeymoon destination often is a difficult task. Here are a few things that one can do to make it easy: 1. Make a list of the top destinations on your list 2. Choose the kind of scenery or landscape you want 3. Decide upon the budget for the honeymoon 4. Check the best time to visit for the destinations in your budget 5. See how many days you have in hand vs how many days are good for a destination All these factors will certainly help you choose the best destination suiting your requirements.

What can I do in Mauritius on a honeymoon?

Some of the best things to do on a Mauritius honeymoon are: 1. Beach hopping 2. Candlelight dinner at the beach 3. Enjoying a couple’s spa 4. Skydiving and Kayaking 5. Dolphin watching

Is Bali good for a honeymoon trip?

Yes, Bali is a great option for a honeymoon. It is one of the favorite honeymoon destinations in Asia. This island has some of the most surreal beaches and luxurious water villas for a romantic stay during one’s honeymoon. The beaches offer one with a laid-back vibe and the shimmering sunsets complete one’s days here. If wants to indulge in adventure, then they can hike to Mount Batur or enjoy water activities here like parasailing, diving, and more.

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11 Best Caribbean islands & resorts for honeymoons (incl. overwater bungalows)

Caribbean islands have long been extremely popular for honeymoons, but of course some islands are far better choices than others. You’ll obviously want a lovely room with great privacy and dining options, and it has to be within your budget as well. Some islands are loaded with excellent choices as others are more family or activity oriented.

We spent weeks researching the various options for Caribbean honeymoon resorts, and we think you’ll be impressed by our recommendations. The top of the list includes the best options for honeymooners on smaller budgets, and the bottom of the list is dominated by islands and resorts that most of us can only dream to afford one day.

What makes a good Caribbean island for honeymoons?

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Those with smaller budgets might actually be better off with a different strategy, however. Unfortunately, the type of resort described above tends to be very expensive, and choosing a lousy and neglected resort on a small island might turn into a disaster. If you can’t afford a great resort on a small island it’s probably better to choose a great resort on a busier island because you don’t want to take chances on your honeymoon.

We will start below with the best option for those on lower budgets and then list our picks for the dream islands and resorts for those who can afford them.

All-inclusive or a la carte resort?

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In case you haven’t stayed an a Caribbean all-inclusive resort before, most of them offer an excellent buffet breakfast, a good lunch buffet, and then often a choice of a dinner buffet or a sit-down restaurant with a modest number of meal choices. They also include unlimited alcoholic beverages, but typically only house wine, local beer, and cheaper spirits and mixed drinks. If you want, say, a $20 or higher bottle of wine, you have to pay the full price for it. In other words, they aren’t the best romantic choice. If they sound good for you then you can check our list of the best luxury all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean .

Best honeymoon island for lower budgets and all-inclusives: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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As mentioned just above regarding budgets, Punta Cana is a gorgeous beach area with dozens of professionally run resorts that offer the best value in the Caribbean. If you’ve only got US$300 per night to spend in total you can still afford a large and clean room at an all-inclusive beach resort with great pools as well as a lovely beach. Some of these resorts are specifically “adults only” so they attract romantic couples and have zero kids, which can be a great feature if you like a quiet pool area.

If you can afford US$400 or US$500 per night you can afford something really spectacular in Punta Cana, compared to something much more basic on the islands we have listed below. Especially if you and your future partner are drinkers, the all-inclusive resorts provide amazing value and keep your budget predictable.

Suggested resort: Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only – All Inclusive

-High season rates from US$338 per night per couple, including all taxes-

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Resort highlights

  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 Bars/lounges, 1 poolside bar
  • 18 hole golf course
  • 3 tennis courts and health club

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If you can afford a smaller resort then keep looking because you might be at least a bit happier there. But if an all-inclusive resort like the Barceló Bávaro Beach is near the top end of your budget, it’s an excellent choice for a honeymoon.

>> Check rates at the Barceló Bávaro Beach >>> Check Punta Cana resort deals

Best honeymoon destination for nightlife and social options: Cancun area, Mexico

A bit similar to Punta Cana mentioned above, Cancun has hundreds of hotels in a large area and many of them offer excellent value along with some other perks you can’t find elsewhere in the Caribbean. Not only can you find fantastic all-inclusive beach resorts in Cancun (usually smaller than the ones in Punta Cana), but the Cancun area has by far the best nightlife and shopping in the Caribbean. Those aren’t usually top priorities on honeymoons, but we thought it was worth noting just in case.

The busy Cancun airport serves a large area that consists of the Cancun Hotel Zone, Downtown Cancun, Isla Mujeres (small island), Playa del Carmen, Cozumel (larger island), Tulum, as well as the long coastal area the encompasses all of them called the Riviera Maya. I put together a handy guide to help choose where to stay in Cancun to find the right place for your style.

Suggested resort: Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a Registry Collection Hotel – All Inclusive

-High season rates from US$459 per night per couple including all taxes-

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  • 3 restaurants
  • Swim-up bar
  • Full on-site spa

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The hotel has a children’s pool to go along with two large adult pools, but aside from that there are no family facilities so this place definitely won’t have many kids. They’ve also got a spa and yoga classes along with a health club, so this could be a good choice for those who like to pamper themselves on their honeymoon.

>>> Check rates at the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun >>> Check Cancun resort deals

Best honeymoon islands for quiet and romance

If you aren’t on a low budget or you don’t want big nightlife and shopping, then the smaller islands below are your best honeymoon options. We also pick one of our favorite honeymoon resorts on each island so you can see at least one great option.

Considered by many to be among the most beautiful Caribbean islands, St. Lucia is one of the smaller English-speaking islands in the eastern Caribbean. The lush green mountains here are unusually dramatic, and a pair of peaks on the west coast called the Pitons are arguably the most photogenic sight in all of the Caribbean.

St. Lucia is known for great beaches and smaller resorts, so it’s popular with honeymoon couples looking for something more individual and mellow compared to the larger islands mentioned above.

Suggested resort: Sandals Grande St. Lucian

-High season rates: US$882 – $2,929 per night including tax-

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  • 12 restaurants
  • 7 bars (including swim-up bars)
  • 2 included golf courses
  • 5 pools, 3 whirlpools, 1 SCUBA pool

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Sandals, in case you aren’t familiar with them, are a “Couples Only” resort that offers a Premium all-inclusive experience. This includes top-shelf liquor, wines, and high-end dining experiences that include specialty sit-down restaurants rather than just one buffet after another. Nearly all of the activities are included at Sandals as well, so most guests pay exactly the room rate and nothing more.

If you (like me) can’t afford the overwater bungalows then you still have lots of amazing choices including rooms that literally are attached to a pool. The St. Lucia location is the most beautiful of the three that offer overwater bungalows, and it’s probably the best choice for honeymoon couples who can afford it.

>>> Check rates at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian >>> Check St. Lucia resort deals

Honestly, Jamaica wouldn’t otherwise be a top choice for best islands for honeymooners if not for the fact that they have quite a few amazing high-end resorts including two Sandals locations that have the best overwater bungalows in the Caribbean. I don’t really recommend that most people set out to explore the island of Jamaica because there are quite a few annoying things about it, but if you want to go directly to one of its best resorts and stay there for your whole honeymoon, it can be perfect.

Jamaica is also a shorter and cheaper flight compared to most of those smaller islands listed below, and that is something else that should be considered when deciding which island to honeymoon on.

Suggested resort: Sandals South Coast Jamaica – Premium all-inclusive

-High season rates: US$742 – $3,234 per night including tax-

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  • 9 restaurants
  • 4 pools, 4 whirlpools
  • PADI-Certified SCUBA diving and equipment

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Again, all Sandals resorts are Couples Only so they are very popular with the honeymoon crowd. They even offer beach weddings with great perks for the couple if a few friends book for the event as well. I’ve been to this resort and the overwater bungalows on their heart-shaped pier are stunning. If you can’t afford the overwater bungalows then the other rooms in the short towers are far cheaper and still include the premium all-inclusive experience.

>>> Check rates at the Sandals South Coast Jamaica >>> Check Jamaica resort deals

While perhaps not as dramatic as St. Lucia, the smaller island of St. Kitts is my personal favorite Caribbean island and I’m not alone. With fewer than 40,000 residents, St. Kitts is as peaceful as it is gorgeous. Unlike so many other nearby islands where bush and jungles dominate the view, St. Kitts is mostly rolling green hills and very little development.

The island does have a cruise port so it can get busy one or two days a week, but generally things are calm and laidback here.

Suggested resort: St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino

-High season rates from US$327 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • 7 restaurants
  • 2 pools, swim-up bar

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The St. Kitts Marriott has 389 total rooms so it’s not a boutique resort, but it’s on a huge beach so it won’t feel crowded and it can be perfect for honeymooners. As a 4.5-star resort you won’t be surprised to learn that they have a spa, sauna, golf course and fitness center along with 7 restaurants.

>>> Check rates at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort >>> Check St. Kitts resort deals

Turks and Caicos

A British Overseas Territory made up of 40 sparsely populated islands, Turks and Caicos are just south of the Bahamas and are an up and coming destination for honeymoon couples in the Caribbean. The islands are known for white beaches and turquoise waters, as well as reef systems just off shore, making them prime scuba diving hotspots. Like the Bahamas, these islands are flat and yet very scenic.

Turks and Caicos islands so have a handful of larger resorts, but they are more known for smaller boutique resorts and developments. If you don’t want to fight the crowds, this could be a perfect honeymoon choice.

Suggested resort: Zenza Boutique Hotel

-High season rates from US$466 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • Pool with sun loungers
  • Free bike rentals

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Nearly all of the reviews point out the excellent service from the resort staff, which is exactly what you’d hope for at a smaller place like this. If you want a honeymoon resort with a long list of activities then this place is not for you, but if you are looking for a place with almost no distractions aside from a lovely beach and a pool this could be your place.

>>> Check rates at the Zenza Boutique Hotel >>> Check Turks and Caicos resort deals

One of the more remote Caribbean islands being just off the coast of Venezuela, Barbados has a lot to offer honeymoon couples. While it isn’t widely talked about, Barbados is one of the most popular islands for vacations for the rich and famous. Along the western (sunset view) coast of the island, north of Bridgetown, are miles and miles of boutique hotels, beach villas, and high-end restaurants catering to the celebrity crowd.

There is also a wide variety of hotels south of Bridgetown that range from big chains to extreme luxury to boutique all-inclusives. There’s a Sandals in Barbados as well, which is always a popular honeymoon option being a Couples Only all-inclusive resort.

Suggested resort: The Soco Hotel – Adults Only – All Inclusive

-High season rates from US$709 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • Only 24 rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services, wedding services
  • All à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

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One other notable feature of the Soco is that the restaurant service is all a la carte, so you won’t have to deal with buffets that are such a staple at larger all-inclusive resorts. They’ve got beach loungers, a pool, and a spa, so this is a small and simple place that could be perfect for romantic couples who don’t need jet ski rentals or a golf course.

>>> Check rates at The Soco Hotel >>> Check Barbados resort deals

St. Maarten/St Martin

Famously shared by France in the north and the Netherlands in the south, St. Maarten is another contender for most beautiful Caribbean island. The Dutch portion in the south has more development and even some casinos, while the French portion in the north is more beautiful, less developed, and has much better food (as you’d expect).

There are plenty of small and medium sized beach resorts in both portions, but most would agree that the French portion is probably a better choice for a honeymoon (unless you like casino gambling). Most of the beach resorts in the French portion also have west-facing beaches with amazing sunsets.

Suggested resort: Bleu Emeraude Hotel

-High season rates from US$657 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • Only 11 rooms
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen in each unit
  • Private terrace in each room
  • Soundproof rooms

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THe Bleu Emeraude has studio rooms and 1-bedroom suites that each come with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. The hotel also offers a free grocery shopping service so this could be a good option for a couple who likes to prepare a meal or two for themselves. There is no swimming pool, but it is on a gentle bay so swimming looks easy.

>>> Check rates at the Bleu Emeraude Hotel >>> Check St. Maarten resort deals

Yet another small and stunning English-speaking island, Antigua is known for its yacht culture and high-end beach resorts. Antigua does have a few medium-sized all-inclusive resorts, but most accommodation here are smaller boutique places on the beach or overlooking the gorgeous harbor.

An island tour could be a good way to spend a few hours, but like so many other Caribbean islands, the most popular option is to find a resort that has everything you need and plan on spending most or all of your time there. Every December you can get a look at some of the super yachts that come for the annual show, and that tells you a bit about the kind of island Antigua is.

Suggested resort: COCOS Hotel – Adults Only – Caters to Couples – All Inclusive

-High season rates from US$843 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • Only 35 rooms
  • Outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Restaurant and 2 beach bars
  • Full service spa

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

As you cans see in the photos, the turquoise beach is the star here and yet they also have a lovely pool. This could be a great option for a couple who likes to enjoy some drinks in the evening without worrying about the price, and also get proper restaurant service instead of just a buffet.

>>> Check rates at the COCOS Hotel >>> Check Antigua resort deals

Located just a few miles north of St. Maarten, Anguilla is a small and flat island with amazing beaches and very good diving and snorkeling. With a total population of only about 15,000, Anguilla is known as a place to relax and get away from crowds. The majority of the beach resorts here are expensive and exclusive, so it’s not a great option for those on even medium budgets.

There are a few direct flights into Anguilla out of Puerto Rico and other larger airports, but most people come through St. Maarten by either taking a 7-minute charter flight or a short ferry ride. Again, this one feels remote even for the Caribbean.

Suggested resort: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

-High season rates from US$1,802 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • 3 outdoor pools with cabanas
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

cheap islands to visit for honeymoon

Obviously they have a full service spa here as well as beach yoga, sailing, and 3 tennis courts. If you are in a position to stay at a place like this for your honeymoon you’ll be happy to know that the Four Seasons in Anguilla also offers wedding services.

>>> Check rates at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla >>> Check Anguilla resort deals

Speaking of lifestyles of the rich and famous, French-speaking St. Barthelemy, also known as St. Barts, is truly the Caribbean king of destinations for celebrities and the idle rich. I’ve never been there myself, but I hear it’s nice. The total population is only around 10,000 so it’s one of the least populated of the famous resort islands.

There are no large chain hotels on St. Barthelemy, so this is truly an exclusive crowd. The coves and beaches are dotted with a variety of boutique hotels and villas, and some are perched in the hills for even more privacy. Apparently most celebrities rent private villas for a stay here, so you probably won’t into many of them even at an expensive beach resort.

Suggested resort: Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa

-High season rates from US$2,366 per night per couple including taxes-

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  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • 2 restaurants
  • Poolside bar

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The views out of the guest rooms are stunning with the gorgeous pool in front of the calm bay behind. I’ve never stayed in a hotel like this one and there isn’t much I can tell you about it aside from the fact that the reviews are excellent and those who can afford it seem to be extremely happy about staying here.

>>> Check rates at the Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa >>> Check St. Barts resort deals

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Best Hawaiian Island for Your Honeymoon (plus itinerary & cost)

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Congratulations! You’ve tied the knot and you’ve made the great decision to head to Hawaii for your honeymoon. But what island should you pick? You really can’t go wrong with any island, but there is one that stands apart from the crowd. 

Maui is the best Hawaiian island for a honeymoon. Maui offers luxury resorts, romantic getaways, reliably sunny weather, and opportunities for outdoor activities. Maui offers a little something for everyone making it the ideal pick for most honeymooners’ wishes. 

But, while Maui is the best choice for most couples on their honeymoon, for some couples one of the neighboring islands will be a better choice: Kauai, Oahu, Lanai, Molokai, and Hawai’i. Want to make sure you really pick the best island for this once-in-a-lifetime trip? This is how you decide. 

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Need photos for your romantic vacation? See our full list of recommended Hawaii photographers .

Keep the planning going with: Planning a Trip to Hawaii: 15 essential details Your Maui Honeymoon: 10 Unforgettable Activities for Couples Plus you won’t want to miss our itineraries to truly make the most of your vacation!

The Best Hawaiian Island for a Honeymoon

Hawaii is a popular honeymoon spot. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority , 513,154 people honeymooned in Hawaii in 2019 ( 2% of all visitors ). 

So we know Hawaii is a good spot for the honeymoon, but which island is the best?  

Maui is the all-around winner when it comes to the best Hawaiian island to pick for your honeymoon. Why? Because it has an adults-only resort, has beautiful resort areas on the sunny and dry side of the island, has a mix of everything you could want, and offers an easy day trip to another island.

  • The best resorts in the sunniest spots. Chances are, you’ll stay in Wailea or Ka’anapali and these two spots on the island also come with the most sun and the best resort and condo accommodations. 
  • The only adults-only hotel.  The kids  are great. But on your honeymoon, you may want the quiet tranquility that comes with a kid-free vacation. Because Hawaii is so family-friendly, this can be hard to find. But you have a l uxury adults-only hotel on Maui.  
  • It has a mix of everything. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on Maui. The island has some of the best resorts, a relaxed night scene that’s not too quiet, and memorable outdoor adventures like the Road to Hana and Haleakala. 
  • Lanai is just a boat ride away. If you want to add on a second island, a 60-minute ferry ride will provide a quick escape for a day or two for luxury at the Four Seasons Resort. Enjoy golf, snorkeling , quiet beaches, and romantic solitude. 

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If you are in the beginning or the middle of your Hawaii honeymoon planning, read our How to Plan the ULTIMATE Hawaii Romantic Vacation . Also, check out our favorite spots for a Hawaii Beach Photoshoot .

Where to Stay on a Maui Honeymoon

Once you’ve decided that Maui is right for you, the next question is where do you stay? Maui has no shortage of hotels and you can find something in nearly any price range. These are some of our favorite hotels on the island .

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Adults-Only: Hotel Wailea

Everyone loves Hawaii, including families. And while Hawaii is extremely family-friendly, when you’re on a romantic honeymoon you likely don’t want to have enthusiastic kids ruining your relaxing vibe. If that sounds like you, welcome to Hotel Wailea . This adults-only resort is luxurious and is perfect for a romantic honeymoon.

Luxury: The Four Seasons, The Andaz, and Montage Kapalua Bay

Maui has no shortage of luxury resorts, but these three are extra special honeymoon spots:

  • The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea : Every Four Seasons resort is stunning, but this one takes the cake. Located along Wailea beach, it has everything you could hope for: an adults-only pool, amenities like free snorkel rentals and canoe experiences, and exceptional service. 
  • Andaz : Also located in Wailea, the Andaz is a modern and sleek hotel with plenty of secluded areas that make the resort feel less crowded. They have an adults-only pool, a fantastic breakfast buffet, and a shuttle service to the restaurant area in Wailea. 
  • Montage Kapalua Bay : On West Maui just north of Lahaina is Kapalua Bay, one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. This sprawling resort offers one to four-bedroom suites, rather than standard hotel rooms. The sunsets are spectacular, the service is top-notch, and you feel like you have space to roam up here. Plus horseback riding, guided hikes, a world-class golf course, and romantic dining at Kapalua Cliff House make this a perfect honeymoon spot. 

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Affordable Honeymoon Hotels: Kohea Kai Maui or Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

  • Kohea Kai Maui : Just north of the resorts in Wailea you’ll find Kohea Kai. It’s a well-priced hotel with direct beach access and free breakfast served daily. The location makes it easy to explore the island and the lush grounds make evening strolls feel magical. 
  • Ka’anapali Beach Hotel : This hotel is nestled between two hotels that are much more expensive, so you know the location is great. Located right on Ka’anapali Beach and close to Black Rock, this hotel has sprawling grounds and friendly staff. 

Charming Island Inns: Paia Inn and Hana-Maui Resort

If you want to spend your honeymoon on Maui away from the crowds, these are the two best spots.

  • Paia Inn : Located in the charming surf town of Paia, this inn features tropical and Asian-inspired rooms. This chic hotel puts you on the north side of the island, ideal for exploring the road to Hana or Haleakala.
  • Hana-Maui Resort by Hyatt : If you want to escape it all, head to Hana. This hotel features 75 private bungalows on 72-acres. The experience is truly immersive and you can spend time exploring the remote area, luxuriating in the spa, and experiencing the quiet side of Maui. 

What to Do on a Maui Honeymoon

Once you’ve settled where to stay, it’s on to what to do for your Maui Honeymoon. One of the reasons we picked Maui as the best island for a honeymoon is there is just so much to do. While you will likely spend a lot of time sleeping, relaxing, and recovering from the wedding, you may also want to get out and explore all the island has to offer. 

Some of the most popular (and most spectacular) things to do on Maui include:

  • Driving the Road to Hana
  • Visiting Haleakala for sunrise or sunset
  • Snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles (read: The Best Hawaiian Island for Snorkeling (with snorkel spots)
  • Whale watching between mid-December and late March
  • Exploring upcountry Maui, including MauiWine, Makawao Town, the Ali’i Kula lavender farm, and Surfing Goat Dairy – 15 Things to Do in Upcountry Maui
  • Snorkel the 450-acre Olowalu reef on a kayak tour
  • Get lunch or dinner in the historic town of Lahaina  
  • Spend an evening at Old Lahaina Luau or Feast at Lele (read: which luau is right for you )

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Some of our favorite, quiet beaches on Maui that are perfect for a honeymoon include:

  • Kua’u cove north of Paia Town (and an excellent spot to view turtles)
  • Ho’okipa Beach Park north of Paia Town
  • Kahekili (Airport) Beach Park in Ka’anapali (great snorkeling and significantly less crowded than Ka’anapali beach)
  • Kapalua Bay
  • Secret Beach, located close to Makena Beach
  • Maluaka Beach in Wailea

Want to climb a mountain? Our favorite hikes on Maui that are perfect for a honeymoon include:

  • Kapalua Coastal Trail
  • Waihee Ridge Trail
  • Lahaina Pali Trail (great for whale watching during the winter)
  • Makawao Forest Reserve
  • Here are our favorite easy Maui hikes too

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When to consider other islands for your honeymoon:.

We admit that Maui might not be the dream destination for everyone. If you’re not sold on Maui, there are other islands you should consider. 

We have the best things to do in Hawaii for your honeymoon across the state.

Kauai: Best for the Most Secluded Honeymoon

While Maui is the overall winner when it comes to a Hawaiian honeymoon, it doesn’t necessarily win in every single situation. Kauai is the most romantic island for your honeymoon as it’s the most secluded and quiet island. 

Head to the Garden Isle for secluded, untouched, Hawaiian wilderness, tropical jungles, and great hiking. 

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While you’re there, set sail on a romantic Na Pali Coast sunset cruise and enjoy the stunning scenery. Tour Waimea Canyon State Park, aptly named the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. And enjoy the beach at Hanalei Bay. 

Drawbacks to consider before planning your Kauai honeymoon:

The island is called the Garden Isle for a reason. Kauai is the wettest island, so depending on when you go, you run the risk of getting some rain. 

In fact, unlike Maui where the nicest resorts are on the sunniest side of the island, the resort area on Kauai (Princeville) is on the north shore of the island, where you’ll get windward rain and big surf during the winter. This makes this a less than ideal spot for snorkeling and swimming during the winter. 

If you’d prefer to happily trade a higher chance of rain for the tropical scenery on the island, we have some suggestions on where to stay:

  • One Hotel Hanalei Bay : a luxury spot on a secluded cove. It’s close to charming Hanalei town with it’s picture-perfect Hanalei Bay. 
  • The Palmwood : This secluded 5-acre estate hosts a B&B in the Moloa’a hills of the north shore Kauai.
  • Grand Hyatt: Located on the sunny side of the island in Poipu, this hotel has a luau two times per week. 
  • Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu : Located on the sunny South Shore of Kauai, this Marriott Autograph Collection property is the nicest hotel on the South Shore.

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Big Island of Hawai’i: Best for an Adventurous Honeymoon

If lounging around a resort isn’t your thing, the big island of Hawaii might be your best bet. With 10-climate zones, the island has a lot to explore. Stay on the Kailua-Kona side (for the sun) and rent a car to explore the island. 

See the desserts on the Kohala Coast, a rainforest in Hilo, and the snow-capped mountains of Mauna Kea volcano. Take a tour of the observatories, go stargazing, swim in waterfalls, snorkel with manta rays, and hike through Volcanoes National Park. 

Plan one perfect day in Hilo with our itinerary . 

Note: Kilauea volcano is not currently erupting but always check for updates here .

If that sounds like your dream honeymoon, we suggest checking out one of these resorts for your stay: 

  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai : enjoy hula classes, lei making, picture-perfect lawns, six swimming pools, and a self-contained five-star resort.
  • Holualoa Inn : Nestled in the hills above Kailua Kona is this B&B, spread out over a sprawling 30 acres. 
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel : Located along Kauna‘oa Bay on the Kohala coast, this five-star resort has plenty of activities on-site, including tennis courts and a golf course. 

Oahu: Best for a Cosmopolitan Honeymoon

If a quiet island isn’t quite your style, head to Oahu. Not only will you have gorgeous beaches and stunning mountains, but you’ll also have nightlife you won’t find on any other island. Check out our five day Oahu itinerary to visit all of the best spots. 

If you’re looking for romantic hotels right in the middle of it all (Waikiki), head to:

  • The Royal Hawaiian : This iconic hotel is smack-dab in the middle of Waikiki, so you’re certain to be in the middle of it all. It’s been featured in movies, frequented by movie stars, and features architecture from the 1920s with modern updates. 
  • Turtle Bay : Possibly our favorite hotel in all of Hawaii, this resort offers sprawling amenities on the North Shore and everything you could need all at your fingertips. Horseback riding, snorkeling, golf, excellent food, and picturesque sunsets.
  • Four Seasons at Ko Olina : A spectacular hotel on the leeward side of Oahu, you’ll find fewer crowds than in Waikiki and more reliable weather than the North Shore of Oahu. Plus, the Four Seasons service is hard to beat. 

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Hawaii Honeymoon Itineraries

If you decide to head to Maui for your honeymoon and stay put on one island, there’s plenty to do — you definitely won’t get bored. Below we outline a luxury honeymoon itinerary on Maui for eight beautiful days. We know that on a honeymoon it’s important to balance relaxation with sightseeing, and in this itinerary, we did just that. 

Luxury Maui Honeymoon Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive, check into your hotel, and head to happy hour at Monkeypod Kitchen

Day 2: Grab your snorkeling gear and beach hop, and visit our favorite snorkeling spots

Day 3: Resort day (because you’re recovering after a wedding!) and dinner at Mama’s Fish House

Day 4: Lunch at Hali’imaile General Store, Upcountry, Haleakala sunset, and dinner at  Kula Lodge

Day 5: Half-day snorkel boat and explore Lahaina

Day 6: Road to Hana

Day 7: Resort and spa day

Day 8: Leave and promise to return again someday!

You can get the full 8-day Maui honeymoon itinerary (with the need to know details) here . 

The Cost to Honeymoon in Hawaii

Assuming your honeymoon funds aren’t infinite, there will be a point where you need to consider the cost of a honeymoon in Hawaii. Is it within your budget? 

Don’t worry, we’ve crunched the numbers for you. Previously, we estimated that a one-week trip to Maui for two people would cost $5,120 (2020 price estimate). See our yearly updated cost estimate for a family of four so you can scale your trip to just the two of you!

But what about a more luxurious honeymoon? The average length of a honeymoon is eight days, so we’ll use that to estimate. 

How does that compare to the cost of honeymooning elsewhere? Hawaii isn’t cheap. The average couple spends $4,466 on their honeymoon and luxury honeymooners spend an average of $9,954. 

Hawaii is a luxury honeymoon destination and one of the most popular places couples opt for. Costs may be high, but they are in line with other luxury honeymoon spots.

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Whether you're looking to take an exotic adventure, exlpore a different culture or spend all day lounging in the surf and sand, we've got you covered with our list of best islands for your honeymoon.

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This pink-sand paradise is less than a three-hour flight from most East Coast cities. Fresh off hosting the 2017 America's Cup for sailing, the island has been reinvigorated with new restaurants, hotels and marinas.

Location: About 650 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

When to go: Bermuda is in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean, so even the summer nights can get cool. September and October are free of humidity, but the water still remains warm enough to swim.

Where to stay: A massive renovation of the Hamilton Princess has reimagined the legendary hotel, known as the Pink Palace, for modern times. The new look includes a chic beach club, an Exhale spa, a restaurant from chef Marcus Samuelsson and artwork from the likes of Banksy and Andy Warhol.

What to do: Explore the island by scooter (visitors can't rent cars). Get a glimpse of Bermuda's British past in the town of St. George, climb 185 steps to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, then head to Horseshoe Bay to unwind and catch the sunset.

Don't miss: Bermuda's ocean floor is the resting place for more than 300 shipwrecks. Dive Bermuda can accommodate both beginners and certified divers on underwater adventures.

Hvar, Croatia

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The sunniest island in Croatia, Hvar offers both buzzy beach parties and quiet coves. Often called the St. Tropez of the Dalmatian Coast, the island's harbor is dotted with yachts, but there's still historic charm to be found along the winding stone streets and in family-run seafood restaurants.

Location: Situated between Brač, Vis and the Korčula Islands in the Adriatic Sea.

When to go: Skip July and August—ferries fill up and crowds cover the beaches. September and October are still warm enough for sunning and sailing and you won't have to stress about dinner reservations.

Where to stay: Little Green Bay is just three miles from Hvar Town, but it offers a calm escape from its party scene. Nestled on a secluded bay, this restored farmhouse has just 15 rooms with rustic touches. A pebble beach has beanbags for lazing, and its private boat can whisk you away on an excursion.

What to do: Take a short water taxi ride to Palmižana—a magical island surrounded by pine forests and aquamarine sea. Splurge on a cabana at Laganini , a boho-hip beach bar with delicious cocktails and an excellent seafood menu.

Don't miss: Walk up to the 16th-century Fortica Španjola at sunset to take in views of the Adriatic Sea and the old town.

The Big Island, Hawaii

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Cascading waterfalls, sacred valleys, lunarlike lava landscapes and a choice of black-, green- or white-sand beaches create a tapestry of natural beauty, paired with rich cultural roots.

Location: The largest and most southeastern of the Hawaiian Islands, located in the north Pacific Ocean.

When to go: April to June and August to early November are the quieter months.

Where to stay: Set on the Kona-Kohala Coast, with a backdrop of white-sand beaches, the Four Seasons Hualalai is all about sense of place.

What to do: Snorkel with a spotted eagle ray in King's Pond. This lava rock pool—one of seven pools at the Four Seasons—is home to more than 4,000 colorful sea creatures.

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Don't miss: Take in the active Kilauea volcano from above on Paradise Helicopters ' Volcanoes & Waterfalls Extreme tour.

Chebeague Island, Maine

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In Maine, island time revolves around lobster rolls, beach cruiser rides and kicking back with craft brews. Plus, you get to start your honeymoon on a boat—it's the only way to reach Chebeague.

Location: The largest island in Casco Bay, 10 miles from Portland, Maine.

When to go: May can be chilly but is less crowded than peak summer months, or catch New England's fall foliage in September or October.

Where to stay: Chebeague Island Inn transports guests to simpler times. The 21 rooms in this 1920s Greek Revival–style home are free of phones and TVs. Sunset cocktails on the front porch are a ritual. After dinner, get cozy around the Great Room's large stone fireplace, where you'll find books and puzzles.

What to do: Bike around the three-by-five-mile island. Stop to collect sea glass at Deer Point, and catch a sunset at the aptly named Sunset Beach.

Don't miss: The inn's restaurant is so fantastic that even residents of foodie hot spot Portland ferry over for a meal.

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This teardrop-shaped island has been at the top of travel bucket lists thanks to its mix of spectacular beaches, monkey-filled jungles and ancient heritage. The south coast offers the perfect blend of beach, nature and culture and gives visitors insight into Sri Lanka's past and present.

Location: Northeast of the Maldives, near India.

When to go: December through March is the driest time. June, July, October and November can bring daily bursts of rain.

Where to stay: The six stylish suites at KK Beach offer a refreshing (and affordable) alternative to the many colonial-inspired stays on the south coast. The hotel is set on Habaraduwa, one of Sri Lanka's prettiest beaches. Book a table for its restaurant's weekly seafood barbecue.

What to do: Learn to prepare Sri Lankan street food, like a rice pancake stuffed with curry, during a two-hour, hands-on cooking class at Why House .

Port Antonio beach from above

Don't miss: Wander the markets of Galle and explore Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Royal Davui Island, Fiji

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The South Pacific archipelago of Fiji has beaches that are better than private. Lovers looking for a romantic tryst have countless deserted islands they can head to for a day of canoodling under palm trees and skinny dipping in the turquoise seas.

Location: In the Center of the South Pacific, 1,300 miles northeast of New Zealand.

When to go: Shoulder season, May to October, has low rainfall, low humidity and lower prices. Avoid wet season: November to April.

Where to stay Royal Davui Island Resort floats amid the crystalline waters (and diving wonderland) of the Beqa Lagoon. The adults-only property has just 16 thatched-roof villas, each with its own private plunge pool and sun deck for some intimate one-on-one time.

What to do: You'll spend most of your days in the water, on the beach or island-hopping to local villages and secret surf spots.

Don't miss: Get dropped off by boat on your own tidal islet with champagne and a picnic.

Santa Cruz, the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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The Galápagos is a bucket list destination for a reason. Where else can you follow in the footsteps of Darwin and view blue-footed boobies?

Location: In the center of the archipelago.

When to go: December to June brings tropical temperatures that can exceed 100 degrees. July to November offers cooler temps. You'll need a wet suit, but this is the best time to snorkel with penguins and see the tortoise migration.

Where to stay: Centrally located on Santa Cruz island, eco-conscious Pikaia Lodge is perched atop extinct volcanic craters, with ocean views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Take the lodge's yacht out (with a captain) and explore other islands.

What to do: Have the lodge pack a picnic lunch and go bike the untouched shoreline of Garrapatero Beach.

Don't miss: Visit the resort's tortoise reserve. Grab a bottle of wine at sunset and watch the gentle giants.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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The Spice Island's palm-fringed, powdery sand make it the ideal place to decompress postsafari (and postwedding). Zanzibar's endangered red colobus monkeys are a true wildlife highlight, while traditional Swahili villages and the UNESCO-listed Stone Town deliver a dose of interesting culture.

Location: Part of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean—about 25 miles from the mainland.

When to go: Visit during the cool, dry months of spring, from June to October. Kitesurfing conditions are best from July to September and December to February.

Where to stay: White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa epitomizes barefoot indulgence. Palatial villas are set on 16,000-square-foot, seafront plots with private pools. Paje Beach is at your doorstep, and a rooftop champagne bar has a telescope for stargazing.

What to do: Steady sideshore winds and flat lagoon water make Paje Beach a world-class kitesurfing destination. Learn to fly with Zanzibar Kite Paradise .

Don't miss: Dine at the Rock, a seafood-centric restaurant named for its location in the Indian Ocean.

São Miguel, Azores

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Just a four-hour flight from the East Coast, the Azores, an archipelago of volcanic island just west of Portugal, deliver the natural wonders of Hawaii, New Zealand and Ireland at a fraction of the price. São Miguel is the most accessible island.

Location: The largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

When to go: Spring and summer are prime whale viewing months, while fall brings waves for surfers. November to March remains warm but is often rainy.

Where to stay: Furnas Lake Villas , a family-run collection of Japanese cedar bungalows with Scandi furnishings, is a tranquil base for exploring São Miguel's ethereal crater lakes, exotic botanical gardens and boiling hot springs.

What to do: Spot breaching fin whales and striped dolphins on a whale-watching cruise with eco-pioneer Futurismo .

Don't miss: At Furnas Lake Villas, guests can learn to prepare the island's signature dish, cozido . The Portuguese stew is buried in the volcanic ground and left to cook for five hours.

Sicily, Italy

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Indulge in pasta alla Norma, sip a glass (or two) of crisp Sicilia Bianco, then hike up a volcano to work up an appetite for your next meal. There are also 600 miles of coastline to bask in and Greek and Roman ruins to explore.

Location: South of the Italian peninsula.

When to go: Early fall temps are often still warm enough for the beach. In September and October, the countryside is ablaze in fall colors.

Where to stay: Casa Talía feels like a hidden gem tucked on a hillside overlooking the baroque town of Modica. The owners, two Milanese architects, lovingly restored a cluster of abandoned cottages into a 10-room B & B decorated with earthy touches like bamboo ceilings and terra-cotta tiles.

What to do: Visit some of the island's top wineries, such as COS and Planeta, to discover the region's distinctive Nero d'Avola and Frappato varietals.

Don't miss: Set within an old palace, Michelin-starred Accursio Ristorante brilliantly updates Sicilian classics in its tasting menus.

Editor's Note: Our hearts go out to those affected by the 2017 hurricane season, especially the Caribbean islands, which you'll notice are absent from our coverage as we give them time to rebuild. Please visit TheKnot.com/honeymoons for more information.

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Which is the Best Caribbean Island for Honeymoons?

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The Caribbean islands are the heart and soul of romance, luxury, and remote castaway vibes, but which is the best Caribbean island for honeymoons? If spending the first of your days of marital bliss on one of the many picture-perfect islands that are scattered around the temperate Caribbean Sea is what your heart truly yearns for, then deciding which is the best Caribbean island for a honeymoon can be a difficult task.

To make your choice as easy as a Caribbean breeze we’ve put together a list of our favourite destinations for a romantic island getaway. Expect couples’ massages, private candle lit dinners and world-class spas, alongside incredible watersports and exciting adventures in nature. Whatever type of couple you are, our travel experts will arrange everything for you and tailor-make your holiday with love and care.

Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia

Our list of Caribbean honeymoon destinations includes:

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Dominican republic, turks and caicos, the best caribbean islands for honeymoons.

Aerial, Hermitage Bay, Antigua

If your honeymoon was a whole year long then Antigua would have a different beach for you to enjoy every single day. If 365 stunning beaches wasn’t enough for attract you to Antigua, the lively nightlife and incredible choice of restaurants should do the trick!

The island also has an extraordinary maritime history to explore, one that feeds into the colonial styling of the towns. From pirates and smugglers to Christopher Columbus himself, there are countless stories to explore and uncover.

We recommend staying at…

Hermitage Bay

This elegant, yet informal property invites you to unwind, relax and ‘take control of your own wellbeing’. The Garden Spa at Hermitage Bay is cut directly into the hillside, offering stunning views, while dinner is accompanied by the serenading of local musicians – true island bliss.

Palm Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines

St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a paradise for those wanting an unparalled sense of freedom from a Caribbean honeymoon destination. This volcanic chain of islands is home to luxurious hotels, picturesque landscapes and island-hopping opportunities that can’t be beat.

This scattered collection of 32 islands are well connected and born to be explored, following in the footsteps of sailors and pirates. You might even see some recognizable cinematic locations as you go, with St. Vincent & the Grenadines being where the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed.

Palm Island Resort & Spa

An all-inclusive tropical private island resort, Palm Island is a haven of peace  with no cars, televisions, phones or motorized watersports allowed. With five exclusive sandy beaches to enjoy, this is a couples paradise.

Aerial, Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia

If you’re looking to escape to an island paradise that feels as remote and disconnected from the rest of the world as possible, St Lucia will speak to you. This stunning island is the ultimate place to feel entirely connected to your partner.

With a luscious landscape of dramatic mountains and dense jungle, crowned by the stunning twin peaks of the Pitons, this is definitely a location that adventurous couples can make the most of. But with relaxing luxury resorts and stunning sailing, there is more than enough relaxation to be found.

Jade Mountain

Perched high up on Morne Chastanet this private sanctuary is undoubtedly St Lucia’s most romantic retreat. Jade Mountain boasts an exclusive atmosphere, and every room opens up onto stunning views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea.

Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla

Anguilla has become a haven for the rich and famous and it is very easy to see why. Couples here will discover some of the Caribbean’s best luxury spa’s and hotels, as well as over 100 authentic places to eat spread across the islands mere 35 square miles.

With a ban on cruise ships, high-rise hotels and casinos, Anguilla is the height of authenticity and its landscape has remained undisturbed and untamed. There are a clutch of beaches to explore, including the famed Rendezvous Bay, with its calm, beautiful waters and peaceful seclusion.

Belmond Cap Juluca

Belmond Cap Juluca lies on the edge of a powder-white sand beach, giving guests easy access to the calm water and epic watersports. Beyond the beach, you can unwind in a palm-fringed infinity pool, sumptuous spa, or at one of 3 restaurants. Ideal honeymoon material.

British Virgin Islands

Guana Island, British Virgin Island

The sailing capital of the word invites you to honeymoon on the water. With 50 idyllic islands to explore you will be rubbing shoulders with a heady mix of old-school sailors and chic travellers.

Everyone you meet in the British Virgin Islands has one thing in common: they have answered the call of the ocean. If you’re looking to start your adventure in marriage with a luxurious adventure on the glistening water, this is the Caribbean honeymoon destination for you.

Guana Island

Guana Island hosts 850 acres of natural beauty and is one of the few last remaining privately-owned islands in the British Virgin Islands. To make your honeymoon even more intimate, book a Castaway Picnic and enjoy a private afternoon on a beach all of your own.

The House, Barbados

Would any list of picture-perfect Caribbean honeymoon destinations be complete without the most famous of them all? Barbados is the home of vibrant night life, stunning watersports and, of course, a world-famous combination of rum and beautiful beaches.

You can take Barbados at any speed you desire and dodge the hustle and bustle in favour of a secluded spa, world-class restaurant or glistening sandy beach. Everywhere you turn you will find iconic landscapes comprised of your most idyllic daydreams.

The House by Elegant Hotels

The moment you arrive into the soothing and homely confides of The House you’re introduced to your personal Ambassador, who will be your butler, concierge and host for your visit. With everything taken care of, you can enjoy quality time together.

Amanera, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic gives you everything that you’d expect from one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean – but with a Spanish twist that is entirely unique to this picture-perfect island. Expect incredible cuisine, vibrant bars and welcoming locals in any of the colonial towns and authentic fishing villages.

If you’re a couple craving a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the sunshine, you will find 10,000-foot mountain peaks waiting to be climbed, crisp water for windsurfing, snorkelling and diving, and rolling countryside primed for a bike ride.

Amanera , or ‘peaceful water’ (derived from ‘aman’, the Sanskrit word for peace and ‘era’, the Taíno word for water), is located in 2,170 acres of Caribbean jungle and has a spa that is inspired by traditional Dominican healing techniques using locally grown plants.

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Get closer to nature, together. This stunning destination is home to some of the finest snorkeling and diving in the world, including Salt Cay – one of the largest reef systems in the world! More than that, on the land you can enjoy horseback riding and cold drinks on the beach.

Nothing can compare to the feeling of kayaking through the waters and discovering one of many serene and secluded shell-strewn islets and sharing a private picnic in paradise with your partner. And Turks and Caicos is the ideal destination to do exactly that.

COMO Parrot Cay

Set in 1,000 acres of secluded bliss, COMO Parrot Bay is one of the most relaxing and luxurious places on earth. The highlight has to be the award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat, offering the finest eastern-inspired therapies in the Caribbean.

Secret Bay, Dominica

If you like your holidays to come with an eco-friendly twist and you’re wondering where to go for a honeymoon in the Caribbean, then look no further than Dominica . A staggering 60 percent of the island is still covered in verdant rainforest and much of it is protected within national parks.

With more than 365 rivers, dramatic waterfalls, and acres of sprawling jungle to be explored, you won’t find a better place to get in touch with nature and make memories that will last a lifetime. You will also find some of the best whale-watching in all the Caribbean.

With only six sustainable villas and suites, guests can enjoy the privacy of this resort but with the reassurances of a well-established hotel. Relaxation is paramount at Secret Bay so expect to find meditation corners, cliff side yoga classes and couples massages to the sound of the waves.

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It goes without saying that a Greek Island honeymoon will be remembered for a lifetime thanks to the stunning scenery with crystal clear waters, golden or white sand beaches, fine-dining, and unbeatable Greek hospitality. But with each island having its own distinct identity just as you do, you’ll want to make sure you and your island are as much a match made in heaven as you and your beloved are.

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10 Islands to Spend Your Honeymoon in Greece

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There are few places more romantic than stunning Santorini with its sunsets over the volcanic caldera, whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, brilliant blue sea, luxury boutique hotels, and fine dining opportunities.

Things to do in Fira, santorini watch the sunset

No other place on Earth is quite like this Cycladic Island, not even its closest neighbors, thanks to the uniqueness of the collapsed caldera that, due to the volcanic activity, formed a picturesque lagoon that is known the world over for being the number one must-see sunset spot.

Just imagine snuggling up to your beloved, drink in hand, as you watch the sun go down from your own private balcony with its own hot tub or infinity pool, it’s the stuff made of dreams but on Santorini it’s real. Hotels and villas with caldera views located along the cliffside of Thira , Firosteffani, and Imerovigli as well as the iconic picturesque village of Oia in the North are where dreams come true.

Oia Santorini in winter

Choose whether you want a black sand beach, red sand beach, or golden sand beach and when you can drag yourself away from the sea views, there’s plenty of culture to uncover. Take a boat trip across to the caldera, visit Akrotiri archaeological site, go on a wine-tasting tour, shop at the designer boutiques, and dine on the fresh Greek cuisine. If you want to see/do more, rent yourself some wheels and explore the island, escaping the crowds to find a secluded corner of paradise all to yourself.

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The lighthouse in the Venetian harbour - things to do in Chania Crete

The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is open year-round and has something for every couple to enjoy, no matter what your age, budget, or interests. Whether you’re happiest by the beach or in the mountains, hiking, swimming, or driving, Crete has so many memories waiting to be made.

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Make a splash as a newlywed couple as you admire the pink sand at Elafonissi beach and the varying shades of blue and turquoise at Balos Lagoon, go scuba diving together, or watch as baby sea turtles hatch and take their first steps down to the sea on a moonlit night, the waves gently crashing against the shore.

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Rent a car and go on your first road trip as a newly married couple visiting the most famous historical sites including Knossos Palace, Spinalonga island , and the Venetian towns of Chania and Rethymno before winding your way up through the picturesque mountain villages. Hike Samaria Gorge hand-in-hand marveling at mother nature, then take some time to unwind on the laid back South Coast toasting each other, your marriage, and the Cretan hospitality with raki.

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For 5 star luxury with sea views to match, you can’t go wrong with Elounda but equally, the Venetian towns of Chania and Rethymno with their winding backstreets and wealth of shops and tavernas ensure you’ll never be bored. If you prefer seclusion, find a love nest on the wild and rugged South coast and enjoy life under the Cretan sun.

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Sunset in the windmills of Mykonos

You might have dismissed Mykonos as a honeymoon destination, thinking that its reputation as the top party island in the Cyclades would make it more suitable for a hen or stag party than a romantic honeymoon. Don’t judge an island by its reputation as Mykonos does have a romantic side when you steer clear of the main resorts and avoid the months of June-August.

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Known as the island of windmills, you’ll discover prestigious hotels, quaint villages, stunning landscapes, sandy beaches, and historic sights with the archaeological island of Delos just a short boat ride away. Of course, it’s also the home of “Little Venice”, the waterfront lined with romantic restaurants where memories are made – a candle-lit seafood dinner is a must.

Psarou Beach The best Mykonos beaches

Sure, Mykonos is never going to be the love nest that Santorini is but it does have those quintessentially Greek whitewashed houses and maze of backstreets to explore plus its beaches are actually better. If you’re a trendy fun-loving couple who like to be seen amongst the ‘it crowd’ and enjoy letting your hair down on occasion, Mykonos might be for you.

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Equally, you can avoid the nightlife and spend lazy days enjoying the view from the hotel’s infinity pool, shopping at the hip boutiques, or get off the tourist trail by renting a scooter, with the wind in your hair and your cheek pressed into your loved ones shoulder, it doesn’t take long to find a secluded spot on Mykonos that you can enjoy without the crowds.

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spetses - best Gree islands for honeymoon

You may have never heard of it before, but that’s what makes Spetses a truly special Greek island for celebrating your honeymoon. Escape the crowds of tourists that descend on the more popular Greek islands during the Summer months and enjoy a stay at one of the glamorous boutique hotels where you can get pampered like King’s and Queen’s.

The laid-back vibe of this unspoiled island, which has few cars, acts as a retreat for Athenian’s so you can rest assured that any lingering wedding day stresses will soon melt away – put your phone down, let the family drama go, and just remember what matters most, the love you and your spouse have for each other.

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Spend your days at secluded beaches or exploring the villages and picturesque ports with their whitewashed and neoclassical architecture. Visit neighboring islands on day trips if you feel the need to see and do more, but ultimately just sit back and relax. Spend the evenings enjoying romantic meals topped off with a moonlit walk or horse-drawn carriage ride around the harbor – Bliss.

Hippocrates square in the historic Old Town of Rhodes - where to stay in Rhodes

Rhodes is a great island if you’re a couple who like to sightsee and explore, needing more than ‘just’ the beaches and a luxurious resort to keep you content. Rhodes is a large island in the Dodecanese with a large local community meaning even if you visit off-season, you’ll have plenty to see and do.

St-Pauls's bay from above-Lindos Rhodes

Within the Medieval walls of Rhodes Old Town , you’ll discover a maze of romantic backstreets and alleys filled with tavernas, museums, and stunning architecture. It doesn’t have the white-washed houses (keep reading if that’s what you’re after) but if you’ve just married your Prince you’ll feel right at home in this fairytale town, once home to the Knights Hospitaller.

The Palace of the Grand Master Rhodes

If you want to surround yourself with white-washed architecture, bougainvillea flowers, and stunning sea views (St Paul’s Bay is out of this world!) then the quintessential Greek town of Lindos , home of the 3,000-year-old Acropolis of Lindos, might be the perfect choice for you. It’s only about 1 hour away from Rhodes Town so you can easily go off and see the sights elsewhere for the day before returning back to your beautiful base at the end of the day.

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Old Royal Palace St. Michael and St. George

This Mediterranean marvel will have you wondering if you’re in Italy or Greece – The food is Greek, the people are Greek, but the architecture is most certainly Venetian – Bellisimo! If you love Greece but your lover prefers Italy, Corfu could be the perfect compromise for the pair of you whether you’re culture vultures, nature lovers, or just want that ultimate romantic getaway where time stands still as you alternate between the beach, the bedroom, and the bistro!

Best of all, unlike the Cycladic islands, it’s open all year so you don’t need to delay that wedding simply so you can take a Summertime honeymoon!

Things to do in Corfu -Kanoni and Pontikonisi

Chic and elegant Corfu Town is a delight with its winding alleys filled with its warm-hued Venetian architecture with terracotta tiled roofs whether you’re staying here or visiting for the day, remain ‘on top of the world’ as you climb the tower at the Church of Saint Spyridon to admire the view.

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The picture-postcard views overlooking Pontikonisi aka Mouse Island and the scenic seclusion at Kalami will make you think of the Italian lakes, stay around here if you want to while away your days by the sea wrapped up in your love for each other. Otherwise, rent a car and see as much as you can, you’ll discover numerous castles and fortresses, as you weave your way around the coast and inland passing picturesque olive groves and traditional villages en-route.

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Where to stay in Milos

This diverse yet often overlooked Greek island is surely worthy of being called the epicenter of love since it was here that one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture was uncovered; the statue of Venus.

Only just gaining popularity, think of Milos as a quieter version of Santorini or Mykonos. Take the time to enjoy its beautiful unspoiled volcanic beaches (with black, red, or golden sand), sail around its scenic coastline, feast on the fantastic food, taste the wine, and sightseeing at the historical sites until your inner culture vulture can take no more.

Stay in Plaka, Milos

Whether you stay in a boutique hotel in the upmarket seaside town of Pollonia or find a charming love nest tucked away in the backstreets of inland Plaka, Milos has something for everyone. Those who love the water and admire mother nature will want to spend time lazing on the rocky moonscape of Sarakiniko beach before hopping on a boat to marvel at the Kleftiko rock formations.

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Snorkel or scuba diving hand-in-hand to explore the underwater caves here, or go and relax in the thermal springs. Rent a car and explore the quaint villages, or go hiking through the countryside or along the coast. Explore the Christian catacombs, go on a wine-tasting tour, and enjoy each other’s company over a candlelit dinner in a different picturesque harbor taverna every night of your stay.

Kleftiko -The Best Milos Beaches

No matter what your interests are as a couple, whether you want to relax and feel pampered, are adventurous and want an action-packed honeymoon to remember, or just want something simple that doesn’t break the bank, you’ll be over the moon with a honeymoon on any of the above Greek islands.

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Venetian Castle Naoussa Paros

Paros is an ideal honeymoon destination for those who want a bit more going on in terms of nightlife or atmosphere. This chic island features boutique hotels, beach bars, epic sunset spots, and plenty of excursions to make your honeymoon a trip to remember. Choose from stylish suites with private pools or opt for a more traditional family-run guest house and while away your days eating sumptuous seafood, basking on Greek beaches, and discovering picture-perfect villages across the island.

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Hydra is a picturesque, peaceful island that is ideal for a honeymoon as the carless, calm atmosphere allows you to really unwind and take life at a slower pace. The crescent harbor welcomes arrivals with its stunning Greek beauty, and boutique hotels and guest houses, quaint tavernas with their mouth-watering menus, and gorgeous beaches that enable you to relax offering everything you need for the perfect honeymoon getaway.

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Travellers can easily reach Hydra from Athens in just a couple of hours and there is plenty to see and do whether you simply take a day trip to the island or stay for a few weeks!

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10. Folegandros

Best Greek Islands for Couples

The island of Folegandros is a tranquil, untouched island with a laid-back way of life that is perfect for honeymooners. The off-the-beaten-track beaches, local tavernas serving up tasty traditional dishes, and photogenic towns all create a wonderful atmosphere for a romantic break. Honeymoon travelers can enjoy visits to churches, castles, museums, and more, or simply kick back and enjoy sunset drinks and lazy beach days.

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The Best Winter Honeymoon Destinations for an Off-Season Escape

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While a wedding day is often described as the “best day of your life,” a honeymoon is an opportunity to go on the best vacation of your life. Not only do you get to bask in the afterglow of love and marriage with your new spouse, but it’s a socially acceptable time to take off work, go on an adventure, and be absolutely indulgent for a week or two. While couples would traditionally go on their honeymoons straight from their wedding reception, that’s not always the case today. Some couples now delay their vacation a few months so they can travel to a favorite destination at the optimum time, or take a mini-moon (aka a smaller, possibly more local trip) after the wedding and a larger honeymoon at their first anniversary. Even if you get married in the typical “wedding seasons” of spring and summer, this delay allows you to travel to some of the most incredible honeymoon spots around the globe in the winter.

While you might think a summer vacation is the way to go, traveling between December to March allows you to experience the peak seasons of some seriously luxe destinations. Whether you and your fiancé love skiing or relaxing on the beach, there is an incredible location waiting for you to relax after all your wedding planning stress. Ahead, see some of the most amazing honeymoon spots to jet off to come wintertime.

Courchevel, France

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If the winter cold and snowy peaks call to you and your partner, make plans to share a chairlift together in Courchevel. Not only is the skiing incredible at this high-altitude destination in the French Alps, but luxury hotels, shops, and dining abound. One of the newest ski-in, ski-out retreats in the Courchevel 1850 region is the Six Senses Courchevel . Rather than a typical hotel suite, all 28 accommodations are apartments with their own kitchens, dining areas, and balconies. Adventurous couples can make the most of the hotel’s concierges to help arrange skiing and sleigh rides, or take some moments for R&R at the spa.

Miami, Florida

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Looking to do a mini-moon after a stateside wedding? Avoid going through customs and relax in the temperate climate of Miami. The winter is peak season for the region, which boasts daily highs in the 70s. While some head to South Beach for the party, you can have a romantic and peaceful stay at The Setai Miami Beach . A favorite of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, this luxe oceanfront resort brings on the zen vibes with Asian and Art Deco-inspired architecture, three temperature-adjusted pools, and bedrooms complete with their own soaking tubs. Service is top-notch throughout so you and your new spouse won’t need to lift a finger as you float between the live entertainment at the courtyard restaurant Jaya, the spa, or a cabana for two. Of course, if you’re itching for a change of scenery, a Clefs d’Or chief concierge can assist with taking a boat out on the water or enjoying the rest of Miami’s excellent dining and nightlife scene.

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As it will be summer south of the equator, a visit to Thailand is sure to be a treat. Begin your journey with a night or two exploring the food and sights of Bangkok while resting your head at the luxe Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel . Then, take a short trip down south to the island of Samui. The perfect spot for a tropical escape is the Banyan Tree Samui . Located on a private bay nestled in the jungle of Lamai, honeymooners can get some alone time at a private villa complete with their own personal concierge and sizable infinity pool. The spa is a highlight at the resort, along with top-tier Thai cuisine.

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Have you and your fiancé always fantasized about a relaxing retreat in an overwater bungalow? Then make your way to the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora . Located on its own private island, the resort has 108 private bungalows (including 27 with private plunge pools) to enjoy a totally relaxing tropical retreat. While you might want to have all your meals catered to your suite, there are also four restaurants to try on the island. Boating, tennis, diving, and lagoon excursions are just a few of the fun activities guests can try at the resort, too.

Park City, Utah

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While Park City is a bustling winter destination due to the Sundance Film Festival and world-class skiing, honeymooners can find a romantic retreat on the 3,500-acre grounds of The Lodge at Blue Sky . This Auberge property offers the perfect locale for both cozy winter romance and outdoor adventures. Couples can make their way to the slopes, or keep things intimate with the resort’s yurt experiences. For an even more remote escape, honeymooners can book one-bedroom Creek Houses that are a three-minute walk from the lodge with their own fireplaces and private patios alongside a running creek.

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If you want to explore the rainforests of Costa Rica with your new spouse, the “dry season” of December through April is the best time to visit. As for your base camp, book a stay at Hacienda AltaGracia , a retreat that’s part of the Auberge Resort Collection. The property boasts 180 acres of forest, coffee farms, stables, and a state-of-the-art spa by The Well, along with 50 well-appointed casitas that feature stunning views, private pools, and patios. The all-inclusive stay even features airplane charters to the property’s own private airstrip to make travel to the remote location a breeze.

Bad Gastein, Austria

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Fans of the slopes and mid-century modern design should make their way to the Austrian Alps to enjoy the chic accommodations of The Cōmodo, Bad Gastein . Formerly a 1960s health resort, the hotel is part of a new wave of stylish new developments in the ski town. With a focus on its tailored interiors and holistic spa services, the resort lets honeymooners enjoy an elevated escape with mountain views as stunning as the custom furniture inside.

British Virgin Islands

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Want to experience what it’s like to stay on a billionaire’s private island that has been frequented by the Obamas and Princess Diana? Richard Branson’s Necker Island is an exclusive 74-acre retreat in the British Virgin Islands with luxe Great House rooms and Balinese-inspired villas open to be booked at select times of the year. The all-inclusive experience can include spa treatments, snorkeling, boating excursions, and exploring the property’s wildlife habitats. Don’t be surprised if Branson himself—who lives on the island most of the year—will ask to join you for a game of tennis or a chat near the flamingo-filled lagoons.

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