Honeymoon Spots for Every Budget: Budget-Friendly
Updated: May 5
The first Weddings are expensive, amiright? Your honeymoon is and should be memorable. One of the most important things to decide is where you are going to go. After a big wedding, there's no need to sacrifice on a honeymoon; I will reveal great honeymoon destinations based on several budget levels (budget-friendly, premium, and ultra-luxe) to help you get started with the planning. This blog will focus on budget-friendly spots worldwide (price range $3000-6000) that offer a luxurious, dreamy, and romantic getaway without breaking the bank.
People hear Cancun, and it brings up images of inebriated fraternity guys and endless loud parties. But it is far more diverse than you think. Luxury and romance now take center stage over drunken orgies (but it is what you are looking for, I have some ideas for you, haha). Now, the Riviera Maya and Cancun call honeymooners to their golden shores. Gorgeous beaches, delicious cuisine, and the best luxury resorts in the entire world combine to make the area one of the top honeymoon destinations years after year.
When in Riviera Maya, stay at Secrets Maroma Beach, El Dorado Casitas Royale, or Excellence Riviera Maya.
In Belize, you'll get both land and sea adventures. Scuba diving, Mayan ruins, jaguars, and incredible natural beauty are available in Belize, making it an ideal honeymoon spot for active couples. Belizeans love to welcome new honeymooners to their peaceful land.
When in Belize, stay at Thatch Caye, Coco Beach Resort, or Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club.
With lovely weather year-round, Portugal offers a unique European romantic getaway. You will have an incredible time reveling in fantastic cuisine, world-class wine, stunning beaches, or relaxing at a romantic resort. Portugal is a destination that will appeal to multiple different couples.
When in Lisbon, stay at Bairro Alto Hotel, Penha Longa Resort, or Convento do Espinheiro Hotel.
Although Puerto Rico DOES NOT offer all-inclusive resorts, there is no need for one here. The island has fantastic nightlife, plenty of activities (the longest zipline in the world), stunning diving, and even surf lessons. From small inns to 5-star resorts, there is a wide range of hotels to suit everyone.
When in Puerto Rico, stay at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, or Dorado Beach.
For outdoorsy and adventurous couples, Canada is the ultimate place to honeymoon. Whether you're into biking, hiking, fishing (or skiing in the winter), you'll find it here. Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, is a charming and romantic destination for honeymooners. With its remote, turquoise lake, it's perfect for a romantic getaway among the mountains.
When in Vancouver, stay at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Shangri-La Hotel, or Fairmont Waterfront.
The Dominican Republic (DR) is a traditional honeymoon destination with palm-tree-lined shores and powdery silky white sands, and crystal-clear waters. It attracts thousands of honeymooners year after year because of the stunning luxury resorts. Honestly, many of the worlds' most luxurious resorts live there. With all the activities offered at your resort, it's tempting never to leave the property.
When in the DR, stay at Sanctuary Cap Cana, Secrets Royal Beach, or Zoetry Agua Punta Cana.
If you're dreaming of the Caribbean but don't want to head overseas, the Florida Keys are a great option. Rent a car and drive along the Florida Keys Scenic Highway; it stretches over 106 miles across the enchanting islands filled with palms swaying in the breeze and miles of magnificent ocean views. Once there, you can dive in warm waters, swim with dolphins, and watch gorgeous sunsets while celebrating your new life together.
When in the Keys, stay at Baker's Cay Resort, Little Palm Island, or Cheeca Lodge & Spa.
Year after year, Ireland is one of our most popular honeymoon destinations. Are you looking for an old-world charm with a modern twist? Ireland is the destination for you. Castles are living next door to tech hubs. The dichotomy found in Ireland will enchant you. Even though it is a relatively small island, there is a ton to see and do. Emerald Isle's spectacular west coast offers picture-perfect scenery, enchanting villages, castles, and vibrant green fields that seem to stretch forever.
When in Dublin, stay at the Marker Hotel, Intercontinental Dublin, or Conrad Dublin.
Hawaii is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Lovely and romantic resorts, picturesque beaches, striking topography, Polynesian culture, and world-renowned historical sites combine to make Oahu one of the most popular tropical islands on the planet, not only the USA.
When in Honolulu, stay at the Modern Honolulu, Kahala Hote & Resort, or Halekulani.
Jamaica captures your mind, body, and soul. Honeymooning in Jamaica is both sophisticated and straightforward. There's so much to do on the island that you could never see it all in one trip. Every day is full of adventure and exploration. If your perfect trip is to sit on the beach all day soaking up the rays, don't worry, Jamaica is a beautiful choice for you too.
When in Jamaica, stay at Secrets Wild Orchid, Couples San Souci, or Sandals Royal Plantation.
Rocky Mountains, Colorado
The Rocky Mountains offer some of the most picturesque, dramatic mountain scenery in the US. Colorado offers a wide range of sequestered cabins, romantic B&Bs, and resorts. To up the romance, choose accommodations with a Jacuzzi overlooking the river and a fireplace. They perfect for cozying up to and sparking your flame.
When in Vail, stay at Sonnenalp Vail, The Sebastian Vail, or Grand Hyatt Vail.
Carmel-by-the Sea, California
Do you want a honeymoon straight from a fairytale? Then head to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This charming small town on the California coast feels like it is from a different era. While Carmel-by-the-Sea is small, it's filled with various inns, restaurants, art galleries, and more. These come together to create an ideal laidback getaway.
When in Carmel, stay at Carmel Valley Ranch or Bernardus Lodge & Spa.
Scotland has big skies, ancient architecture, spectacular wildlife, superb seafood, and hospitable locals. With stunning cities and towns, crumbling castles, pristine beaches, unique cultural sites, and ancient culture, Scotland is a perfect destination for all kinds of couples. At first glimpse, Scotland doesn't come to mind when you plan a romantic trip, but this charming country has a lot to offer.
When in Edinburgh, stay at the Balmoral, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, or Klimpton Charlotte Square Hotel.
Croatia possesses an excellent location along the Adriatic Sea across from Italy. This friendly Mediterranean nation offers romance at every turn, with unspoiled beaches, fascinating architecture throughout ancient cities, and enchanting wilderness over its vast country. Croatia personifies a rich history influenced by its many neighbors while remaining wholly unique and instantly recognizable.
When in Dubrovnik, stay at Villa Dubrovnik, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, or Hotel Excelsior.
Hopefully, this list has given you some idea of the many options you have when it comes to your honeymoon. And, I hope I've convinced you that no matter what your budget is, you can have a once in a lifetime, luxury romantic getaway. All it takes is a little time spent with an expert who will get to know you and design your ideal honeymoon. Next, I will reveal honeymoon spots for premium budgets.