Every year there are around 1.4 million people in the United States go on a honeymoon. With a majority of couples who have a traditional wedding opting to go on a honeymoon vacation, you might be considering going on one yourself when the time comes.
Thankfully not all honeymoons have to come with such a hefty price tag! You can plan the perfect romantic getaway even with a smaller budget.
Here are 7 honeymoon ideas for newlyweds on a budget.
1. Off-Season Is Much Cheaper
It’s always cheaper to travel during the off-season. That’s when the area you want to go to sees the least amount of tourist activity.
You can also choose to go during the “shoulder season” which are the times both before and after the peak tourist season.
You’ll end up saving money, and you won’t have to fight crowds and crowds of people.
Off-season isn’t the same time frame for every honeymoon destination.
2. All-Inclusive Will Work in Your Favor
All-inclusive means that you pay one flat price for your whole stay whether it be at a cruise, hotel resort, or a type of activity like a tour.
There won’t be any surprise fees, taxes, or tips that you have to worry about while on your honeymoon.
3. Belize Is an Excellent (and Cheap!) Central America Spot
If you’re looking for a vacation destination that has both jungle and the beach, look no further than Belize. This is one of the cheaper places to honeymoon because of the all-inclusive resorts with complementary activities.
This is also a location where you can rent your own private suite with a pool, or even a whole island if you’d like and it won’t break the bank.
4. Ask for Packages or Specials for Honeymoon Ideas
Call a resort or spa and ask them about any packages or specials you can purchase. This can often be less expensive than buying each thing you want to do individually.
Having a cashflow quadrant book review can help you save money throughout the year so you can have more money to spend on your honeymoon.
5. Go to California’s Wine Country
You can always choose to stay in America and head to California’s wine country near Napa or Sonoma Valley.
Not flying out of the country will save you money and you’ll be hanging out in one of the most romantic areas of California while sipping on some fine wine.
6. Try a “Staycation”
There’s nothing that says that you have to have a vacation that requires a flight to get there. Try going on a “staycation” where you stay close to or around where you live.
That means that you only have to drive to the place instead of pay for an expensive flight.
You can also explore your local area and find new and fun things to do.
7. Travel to a Less Expensive Country
There are countries that you can travel to where the exchange rates work can actually work in your favor! You’ll be able to save money and afford a higher quality hotel or experiences when you get there.
Look into areas like Croatia, the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, and Vietnam.
The Vacation of Your Dreams
As you can see, these budget honeymoon ideas show that you can plan a romantic getaway even with limited funds. Take into account what’s most important to you and your new spouse, then create the vacation of your dreams!
Newlyweds On a Budget is a great resource for those who are recently wed and are looking for financial advice.
Continue reading through our site for more articles regarding finance tips and information.
Join our newsletter
Get the latest content straight to your inbox.