It doesn’t matter what your wedding looks like – an intimate home ceremony, a big wedding bash, or a relaxed venue – the wedding season that follows should be a time to relax and enjoy your new partner. But just like planning a wedding, planning the perfect wedding season often comes with the concern of keeping money in the budget.
According to Sara Margulis, CEO and co-founder of Honeyfund, there are a few things to consider when deciding where to get married, especially if affordability is a key factor. For example, an expensive flight can be more expensive if the destination offers low-cost accommodations and activities—especially if the flight can be redeemed for gifts or points and miles.
“If you have loyalty points, airline miles, or an entertainment fund, you can prioritize remote locations and live a more luxurious life while you’re there,” says Margulis.
It’s a success that depends on your preferences and budget, but to give you a little inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest honeymoon destinations where you can enjoy luxury at a reasonable price, with options in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Cartagena may be known as Colombia’s war city, but its bravery is only as good as its romance. Stroll hand-in-hand through the historic center to see beautiful architecture, bougainvillea-filled corridors, and streets lined with restaurants and bars serving traditional Colombian cuisine as well as sophisticated yet affordable restaurants. The city is full of energy both day and night, but day trips can be arranged to the beautiful, beautiful beaches of the Rosario Islands. Only accessible by boat, the white sands and waters of the Caribbean feel a world away from the city.
Stay here: Take one step inside the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena and you will understand why it is one of the most popular hotels in the city. The lush gardens of the large patio provide a relaxing place to enjoy breakfast; the main pool is very important in the heat of Cartagena; the spa offers world-class treatments; and the entire building remains true to the charm of centuries-old architecture, while meeting all the needs of the modern traveler.
Between the unique rocks known as chimneys and more than 100 balloons that fly almost every day at sunrise, Cappadocia is a magical place. Hot air ballooning is the most expensive activity in the area (expect $200 or Rs16,400 minimum per person) but it’s worth it to get a bird’s-eye view of another country. If this is out of your budget, go to the rooftop and watch the beautiful sunrise and beautiful balloons sprinkled in the sky.
Stay here: There is no shortage of hotels that offer cave activities in Cappadocia. Sultan Cave Suites is one of the most sought after for its starry sky and cozy cave houses with fireplaces and spectacular views of the area, while the Lunar Cappadocia Hotel also has select guest rooms in the cave, but at a lower price. .
Cape Town, South Africa
When it comes to honeymooning in Cape Town, couples don’t have to choose between competing interests. It’s a beautiful city with neighborhoods, water slides, trendy and trendy restaurants, plus several historic sites, museums, and nearby wineries. Honeymooners can hike the Lion’s Head Trail for unbeatable views, while wildlife enthusiasts can take a day trip to a nearby zoo. Wine lovers can also be satisfied with a trip to the Cape Winelands, seeing where the grapes are grown and sampling fresh whites and bold reds.
Stay here: Just a few steps from the main strip of Camps Bay Beach, POD Camps Bay is perfect for jumping from your room to the sand, but also offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the area, with accommodation that feels like a private home. Choose between rooms with mountain or ocean views for a more relaxing experience.
Once you get past the hassle of expensive cruises, Bali “is a dream come true for its white sand beaches, perfect weather, turquoise waters, and breathtaking scenery,” says travel consultant Cierra Chesir.
It is especially suitable for vacationers who enjoy accommodation at budget prices. “From villas to resorts to guesthouses to eco lodges, the options are endless. Many resorts offer honeymoon packages that come with many benefits.” Chesir’s must-do activities in Ubud include visiting the sacred sites of monkeys, wandering through the rice fields, and taking pictures at the Gate of Heaven and the Ubud Swing.
Stay here: Perched on a hill surrounded by dense forests, Aksari Resort Ubud is the perfect getaway for lovebirds, with several infinity pools, a hot tub, and an al fresco spa. The property’s affordable prices also mean that an upgrade to one of the private homes may be within your budget.
To experience the rich history and impressive architecture of Europe without the price tag, head to the major cities of the East, where prices are easier on the wallet. Budapest is a favorite among couples, and the Danube River lends itself to long, romantic cruises and plenty of hot tubs that offer a place to relax and indulge. The Széchenyi Bath is widely recognized as one of Europe’s largest hot springs.
Stay here: Get a feel for the modern side of the city by staying at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Budapest, an IHG Hotel, where you’ll find spacious guest rooms, each with a bathroom. A number of attractions are just minutes away by public transport and a bit of shopping, the property is close to Westend, one of the city’s largest shopping centres.
Quintana Roo, Mexico
“The Riviera Maya is expensive, but if you use the Cancun airport as a jumping off point to other less known places like Bacalar and Isla Holbox, there are good options for vacationers who are looking for a secluded and romantic place. The price is very affordable,” he said. Henley Vazquez, co-founder of the travel agency Fora.
Without the crowds and high prices, some destinations still showcase what makes this part of Mexico so special: healthy cuisine inspired by fresh seafood, great weather year-round (just look out for hurricane season in September and October), and food. more. a chance to relax on the beach—or on the calm waters of Bacalar.
Stay here: Vazquez recommends the health-oriented Habitas Bacalar to a family that wants to get away from the crowd and spend their days near the beautiful lake. For “amazing beaches, cool vibes, and boat rides, summer dives and whale migrations, and relaxing island vacations,” Vazquez sends clients to Nomade Holbox.
Savvy travelers know that they can enjoy all that Santorini and Mykonos have to offer – beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches, and charming villages with brick, blue-painted houses – for less if they choose a romantic getaway. lesser-known Greek islands. These islands boast only a small population. Explore Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades islands, for a mix of adventure, history, and stunning beaches. Lefkada is a budget-friendly Greek island with stunningly clear waters.
Stay here: For a comfortable stay close to all the attractions of Lefkada, book a room at Allure Central Boutique Hotel. In addition to the good location, guests often appreciate the attentive staff to arrange a place to stay away from home.
For couples who just want to enjoy the excitement of a wedding with spectacular scenery, Vazquez recommends road trips to the many parks in southern Utah and Arizona. If the cost of renting a car and gas is too expensive, stay in one place and get more savings on your way to Moab, Utah. As the gateway to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, Moab is the ideal destination for an outdoor adventure. You can go solo with a small park entrance fee, but if your budget allows, consider taking a guided tour and exploring other activities around town such as Jeep off-roading and stargazing tours.
Stay here: Just a short walk from the downtown area, Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton places guests in the heart of this small town. When you’re not seeing Mother Nature or shopping nearby, enjoy the mountains while cooling off in the hotel pool.
Beach-loving newlyweds will be right at home with an island hopping vacation in southern Thailand. Phuket is very popular with couples for its beautiful beaches, but the area offers much more than sandy beaches. Jungle walks, water sports, unique cultures, vibrant nightlife, and plenty of fresh and delicious food are all part of this course. Inexpensive spa treatments and massages by the beach also make couples pampering themselves.
Stay here: Walk straight from the beach to your bedroom and stay at The Naka Phuket. The quiet beach area is very pleasant, but for couples who prefer privacy and romance, villas with private pools facing the sea are definitely worth it.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
We are adding to our list of the cheapest honeymoon destinations: Belize. If you and your future spouse appreciate as much water adventure as you do a lazy day on the beach, head to Ambergris Caye. Located near the Belize Barrier Reef, Ambergris Caye is a great starting point for snorkeling and scuba diving, especially the famous diving spot known as the Great Blue Hole. Natural wonders are the northernmost barrier reef and home to a variety of wildlife: tigers, eagle rays, sea turtles, manatees, and more. You can also try your hand at kitesurfing or relax at sunset.
Stay here: Comfort meets luxury at Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection. This modern resort sits on a private beach near the Belize Barrier Reef and its shopping mall. Revelers will also find a wine club, spa, six restaurants, four bars, and three pools to keep them busy.
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