As anyone who has been married or is planning a wedding knows, weddings are expensive. Whether you’re staying in the UK or opting for a wedding abroad, there are countless expenses such as the dress, the venue, the food, the photographer, the decorations and much more which can add up very quickly. But what about having funds left for the honeymoon? While many dream of five-star luxury on their honeymoon in destinations such as the Maldives or the Caribbean, you are able to find fantastic honeymoon destinations on a budget. While you may opt for Uncle Buck loans in a financial emergency, saving up a budget for your honeymoon which is separate from the wedding expenses is paramount. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the budget honeymoon destinations you can opt for.
While many people associate the luxury of Mexico with extremely high prices (which is what Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer), the quieter resort of Tulum can provide you with stunning beaches, amazing activities to enjoy, snorkelling and history all rolled into one, for no more than £500pp for a week’s break, all-inclusive. While this still may be a bit of a budget stretcher due to its far-off location, Tulum is a beautiful destination for your honeymoon, where you can feel like you’re getting the five-star treatment without the price tag.
If you’re looking for a time-warp and you’re more of an adventurous couple, then Morocco could provide the perfect mix, while offering a very affordable price tag. You can lose yourself in the souqs, stay in palaces for pennies, and indulge in delicious cuisine, while benefitting from incredible sunshine. Morocco oozes romance, and its interesting culture is certain to make your honeymoon one to remember.
While flights to Cambodia can be deemed as expensive, when you arrive in the country you can live like a king. Home to the incredible Angkor Wat ruins, beautiful beaches, stunning jungles to explore and very cheap meals and accommodation, this country is becoming a key destination for budget honeymoons. Cambodia is becoming far more accommodating for tourists, and its welcoming atmosphere and ever-improving hospitality is helping to push Cambodia to the top of the list for many newly-weds. If you love adventure, then Cambodia is the perfect choice.
If you’re looking to party on your honeymoon then Mallorca could be the ideal choice. However, it is recommended that you opt for an adults-only hotel here in order to truly enjoy the experience of luxury without being woken to the sounds of screaming children jumping into the pool (unless of course you like the family-friendly atmosphere). Indulge in a couple’s spa treatment, sip champagne and dance all night long as you enjoy the life of luxury on a budget.
With so many options in Europe and further abroad to choose, a budget honeymoon may not be as difficult as you first thought. Even if you have to splurge on the flights, choose a destination in Asia to take advantage of cheap prices while you’re in the country, or stick to one of the lesser-known destinations in Europe to keep costs down while living the life of luxury for your honeymoon.