Just because you’ve gone all-out for your wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your honeymoon.
There are many budget-friendly destinations that offer picture-perfect views, exciting activities, amazing food, and of course – a romantic experience. With the right planning and preparation, going for that trip of a lifetime without breaking your bank is possible. Check out these affordable honeymoon destinations in 2021:
The Virgin Islands
Located in the Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a little bit of everything for honeymooners. The island boasts of white-sand beaches, diving and snorkeling sites, scenic landscapes, and impressive resorts where you can spend lots of time for relaxation.
A week-long vacation on the island usually costs $1,850 for one person. So for a trip for two, you’d spend around $3,700.
You don’t have to travel outside the country to experience your dream Caribbean escapade. The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands that stretch between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Mexico. It’s a great destination for fishing, snorkeling, boating, and scuba diving.
You should also check out the country’s first underwater park, swim with the dolphins, and visit Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum.
Big Sur, California
California is known for its beaches, national parks like Yosemite, Disneyland, and other world-famous attractions. But further down California’s coast is the Big Sur which offers superb scenery and coastline that has inspired numerous artists and writers.
Rugged mountains, gorgeous beaches, and turquoise-hued waters await you in this paradise! The average hotel price in Big Sur is $264 for two people. You can even skip the hotels and go off the beaten track with your camping gear and wake up hearing the crashing waves of the ocean.
Hawaii can be an expensive destination, especially if you’re eyeing famous islands like the Maui or Kauai.
But there’s actually one particular island called Oahu (the third largest island in the Hawaiian chain) that offers a beautiful spot for romantic getaways.
It’s the least expensive island to visit due to the abundance of hotels, tours, and attractions.
Santorini is one of the most popular (and expensive) romantic destinations in the world. But visiting the iconic island on a budget can be done!
The cheapest vacation you can make in Santorini is $123 per person, per day. You can find many vacation rentals for as low as $42 a night. Also, you need not stay in Santorini for too long. 2-4 days is enough to experience the best of this island.
Nice is the fifth-largest city in France which offers fairly reasonable attractions for western Europe. The city is known for its beautiful weather, stunning beaches, good food, and wonderful culture.
Belize is one of the cheapest places you can go, but it won’t disappoint. The country brims with natural beauty. It’s a top spot for eco-tourists as it boasts of a rich diversity of ecosystems.
Apart from having the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Belize is also home to the Great Blue Hole – a UNESCO World Heritage dive site.
A week-long trip to Belize for two people only costs about $933.
Another inexpensive yet stunning honeymoon destination is Bali, Indonesia.
Your week-long stay on the island with your spouse should cost you just about $889. Bali caters to travelers of all budgets. Whether you want to explore this beautiful island with a backpack or splurge in luxury accommodation, you’ll have the kind of trip you want in Bali.
Costa del Sol, Spain
The Costa del Sol is coastal heaven located in Andalucia, Spain. It’s home to some of the best golf courses in the world.
Shop, eat and party among the historical streets, check out amazing ancient caverns, dine on fresh sardines on the beach, and spot bottlenose dolphins and sperm whales.
It can be expensive in Costa del Sol, but if you research ahead, you can find a hotel for as low as $40 a night.
Don’t forget these travel essentials!
Make sure you get the following things ready before you hop on the plane for a smooth, safe, and comfortable trip:
Honeymoon Travel Insurance
Look for an insurance package that covers trip cancellations and interruptions for varying reasons, including medical emergencies, security threats, and natural disasters.
First Aid Kit and Medications
You want to be ready all the time. Wherever you go, bring your first-aid kit which should include bandages, antiseptics, painkillers, sanitizers, vitamins, and medications you take.
Since you will most likely be bringing all your cards, a wallet that has added security makes a good travel buddy. RFID wallets work by blocking electromagnetic waves from reaching your cards that have RFID chips embedded on them. This keeps skimmers from robbing your credit card information.
So it’s time to start planning that trip of a lifetime. With these affordable destinations (plus tips), you can have an unforgettable honeymoon vacation without wrecking your savings account.