10 Surprisingly Affordable Honeymoon Destinations in 2023
No one wants to hold back when planning their honeymoon, right? However, a budget-savvy couple can still achieve a dreamy honeymoon… even on a tight budget. If that sounds like you, sit back and have a read of our favorite stunning yet affordable honeymoon destinations for 2023.
Top 10 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations in 2023
It’s possible to have an incredible trip on a reasonable budget, even if you’re going international. Don’t miss these tips for saving money on honeymoon flights, and then get to planning! In no particular order, here are the best budget-friendly honeymoon destinations for your post-wedding vacay!
Dip your toes in the Indian Ocean with a honeymoon in tropical Mauritius. It’s no surprise this place is often referred to as Paradise Island – it’s absolutely gorgeous! In fact, Mauritius won the coveted Best Wedding and Honeymoon Destination crown presented by the World Travel Awards in 2013.
2. Sri Lanka
Also, in the Indian Ocean, while your most considerable outlay will be your flights, it’s possible to live well and cheaply on this stunning and friendly island. While there are tons of expensive boutique hotels, especially in the fortified old city of Galle, it’s also possible to book an all-inclusive beach-style honeymoon.
3. Greek Island Hopping
Greece: This beautiful, sunny, and welcoming ancient land boasts 227 islands that can be reached by direct flights, internal flights, or boats. So, why not do a little research and pick a small group of islands to explore? Usually, ferry prices are pretty low, and dining out for two can cost as little as 35€.
4. Stay in the USA
There are many beautiful and affordable honeymoon destinations here on home soil. For outdoor lovers, there’s camping in the Grand Canyon or one of the many US national parks. For instance, Sequoia National Park or Lake Tahoe in California, or the Glacier National Park in Montana. Just imagine yourself and your beloved star-gazing after a day’s hiking, and you get the picture.
Mexico is another wallet-friendly and popular honeymoon destination. Again, you could opt for the classic beach-side all-inclusive hotel for your honeymoon. Or you could try something more alternative like a couple’s retreat packed full of healthy food, meditation, and adventures. If you like a tropical vibe, Riviera Maya has tons of options with Resort-style accommodation. Cozumel is attractive for couples who love scuba diving and other adventurous activities, combined with plenty of beach lounging opportunities if you want to relax.
6. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is easy to reach from most US cities, making it land among the top budget-friendly Caribbean destinations. In fact, you don’t need your passport if you’re a US citizen, and there are plenty of affordable hotels to stay in. Choose from a wide range of gorgeous beach resorts with golden sands, turquoise sea, and palm trees.
If you’re looking for an exotic destination that offers a little bit of everything at amazing prices, Thailand might be among the cheapest places to consider for your romantic trip! The weather is at its best between November and April, so if you happen to be having a winter wedding, Thailand’s an excellent choice for your honeymoon.
No honeymoon list is complete without a mention of this forever romantic French capital city. Of course, we can’t pretend it’s our cheapest option, but there are ways of making it easier on your wallet. Although traveling on the Paris Metro doesn’t cost the earth, you get to see loads more by simply walking around the city at your leisure. For example, you could take in the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, the famous flea market, and the river Seine, just by gambling around the city on foot.
For a small country, Belize sure packs a punch. If you want spectacular beaches and Mayan sites, Belize has it all. Not only that, but it also boasts glorious scenery in the form of jungles, the second-largest reef system in the world, and other natural wonders. There’s also extraordinary wildlife to be spotted, such as wildcats and jaguars, as well as plenty of scenic mountains and waterfalls to take in.
Famous for its culture and Renaissance art, this small Italian city certainly ticks a lot of boxes. Wander hand in hand through this walkable city for an amazingly romantic experience. The Tuscan capital offers so much to see, you’ll love to marvel at the glorious architecture.
Ready to Plan The Honeymoon of Your Dreams?
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