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19 Cheap Honeymoon Destinations You Should Seriously Consider

Planning a honeymoon can be an overwhelming task, especially when you also have to go through the hectic wedding planning process before that. It’s always a great first step to choose the destination/region where you would like to spend your honeymoon. Ideally, beach honeymoons are the best way to relax after the wedding celebration and that’s what this article is all about. From the coral reef beaches of Fiji to the secluded pink beaches of the Caribbean, here are the best cheap honeymoon destinations.

22. Fiji

Fiji Best places to go on a honeymoon

Surrounded by coral reefs and filled with warm lagoons and beautiful remote beaches, the islands of Fiji are always a great choice when it comes to planning your honeymoon. The remoteness of Fiji is another great reason why this is where you should spend your honeymoon. Fiji is 4,500 km away from Australia and over 6,000 km away from the US. This makes it the ultimate get-away-from-everything destination.

21. The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has a combo of stunning beaches, rich landscapes, and lively culture, an ideal choice among cheap honeymoon destinations. The resorts in Punta Cana cater to all budgets, and the luxury they provide goes at a fraction of the cost. The island’s varied ecosystem, ranging from rainforests to mountain ranges, offers both challenge and respite.

20. Jamaica

Jamaica affordable honeymoon destinations

Jamaica is renowned for its reggae music, savory cuisine, and relaxed atmosphere, making it one of the best places for couples looking for a budget-friendly honeymoon in the Caribbean. The island’s all-inclusive resorts, especially those in locations such as Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, offer cost-effective packages that cover meals, activities, and accommodations.

19. Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya

With its white sand beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, and cenotes, Riviera Maya is located along the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, which provides a romantic escape. Among the cheap honeymoon destinations, it has a variety of accommodations including luxury resorts to boutique hotels that cater to honeymooners who are looking for both relaxation and adventure.

18. Antigua

Bermuda Best places to go on a honeymoon

If I had to describe Antigua in 5 words, I would use “upscale activities and lavish resorts” which is something you would definitely want for your honeymoon. When talking about a romantic walk on a pink sand beach, there are only a handful of places in this world that can compare to Antigua. No matter how many countries you have visited before, chances are- you will still be impressed by everything Antigua has to offer.

17. Aruba

Aruba Best places to go on a honeymoon

Aruba is nicknamed “One Happy Island” for a good reason. With its location outside the hurricane belt, Aruba gets the most sunny days per year in all of the Caribbean. Aruba is a perfect mix of beautiful beaches and adventure, which makes it a great choice for young couples. If you want to relax and enjoy your first days as a married couple together on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Aruba is the right place for you!

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16. Anguilla

anguilla cheap honeymoon destinations

Anguilla is a less crowded cheap Caribbean honeymoon destination because of its crystal clear waters and tranquil beaches. The choice of a villa rental or a boutique hotel can make your stay exclusive and cost-efficient for newlyweds, a paradise in isolation.

15. St. Lucia

st. lucia cheap honeymoon destinations

St. Lucia is a green tropical jewel in the Caribbean that is perfect for newlyweds seeking adventure and relaxation. The iconic Pitons to rainforest hikes and volcanic beaches offer an unforgettable experience of its natural beauty. There are luxury options in St. Lucia but it is also very accessible for all budgets as it has budget-friendly resorts and activities.

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14. Bahamas

Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Bahamas has a lot to offer, from its clear waters and abundant marine life to the friendly people – an excellent honeymoon destination. Honeymooners could also get the beauty of the Bahamas at a lower cost if they move away from commercialized islands or come during the low season.

13. Croatia

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The beautiful coastline, historic towns, and islands of Croatia make it a perfect and affordable option for a honeymoon. Dubrovnik’s ancient walls to the serene beaches of the Dalmatian Coast offer couples a combination of history, culture, and beauty without spending too much. And if you need some more travel inspiration for Croatia, check out this list of hidden gems in Croatia and hidden islands in Croatia (perfect for a honeymoon).

12. Portugal

Lisbon night

Being one of the best cheap honeymoon destinations in Europe, Portugal provides a cost-efficient European retreat with its picturesque cities, stunning beaches, and long history. Lisbon architectural exhibits, wine tasting in the Duoro Valley, or sunbathing experiences in the Algarve, Portugal offer a variety of experiences that cost less compared to other European destinations.

11. Greece

Nafplion hidden gems in greece

Can a list of the best cheap honeymoon destinations really be complete without Greece? Greece is a mixture of wonderful islands, historical ruins, and Mediterranean tastes. Selecting less touristy islands or traveling in the shoulder season can turn Greece into an affordable honeymoon location. They can be delighted to see fantastic sunsets, sandy beaches, and Greek hospitality without spending too much. If you’re having a hard time choosing where to go (I don’t blame you) this list of hidden gems in Greece might come in handy.

10. Turkey

sinop turkey cheap honeymoon destinations

Lying across two continents, Turkey is a very diverse country, which of course includes its history, culture, and landscape but also one of the world’s cheap honeymoon destinations. Turkey is a cheap honeymoon destination, from the historical wonders of Istanbul to the beautiful Turkish coastal towns and lunar landscapes of Cappadocia, where East meets West. Experience balloon riding, ancient ruins, and Turkish baths much cheaper than anything else in Europe.

9. Indonesia


There’s a good reason why Indonesia is always at the top of the list of the most visited countries in the world. And while most tourists that go to Indonesia head straight to Bali, there are plenty of other beautiful beaches and isolated islands to explore. In fact, Indonesia has 17,508 islands to choose from! You can take a Komodo sailing trip, go on a volcano safari, or consider visiting the world’s biggest Buddhist temple… There are many things that make Indonesia one of the most romantic destinations on Earth. The Indonesian Archipelago is for its shimmering beaches, loveable islands, secluded spots, and hilly terrains with lush nature.

8. Vietnam

Tuy Hoa best cities to visit in vietnam

Vietnam is a land of cultural abundance and beauty, with a diversity of experiences from lively cities to serene landscapes. It is one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations in Asia, where you can taste amazing street food, go on a boat cruise in Ha Long Bay, and discover some historical sights, all within a reasonable budget. If you need some Vietnam travel inspiration, also check out this list of things to know before visiting Vietnam, this list of hidden places in Vietnam, and of course- the best beach resorts in Vietnam.

7. Morocco

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Couples are invited by Morocco to embrace its colorful markets, ancient cities, and varied landscapes. Morocco offers an exclusive and inexpensive honeymoon that ranges from the Sahara Desert to the gorgeous coastline, the lively medinas of Marrakech, the cultural journey of Fez, and of course, delicious food.

6. Belize

Belize Best places to go on a honeymoon

Even though it’s more famous as a tax-free haven, Belize is also an unreal tropical paradise. No wonder it’s turning into an increasingly popular honeymoon destination. It’s a great place to enjoy long walks on the beach, indulge in a world-class diving experience, explore some Mayan ruins, and trek through the lush rainforests of the island. After all that stress you went through when planning for the wedding, Belize is the ultimate place to relax in a laid-back environment.

5. Costa Rica

Costa Rica Best places to go on a honeymoon

Filled with rainforests and adventure behind every corner, Costa Rica established itself as a leading destination when it comes to sustainable travel. In fact, choosing where to spend your honeymoon in Costa Rica might be difficult. There are so many places in Costa Rica to choose from but don’t worry, this country has it all – from white sandy beaches through luxurious retreats to adventurous activities to indulge in.

4. St. Vincent & the Grenadines

hawaii beach view

St. Vincent & the Grenadines has some of arguably the most secluded islands in the Caribbean. But don’t expect that to stay that way for too long. This small country which consists of 32 beautiful remote islands got its first international airport in 2017. After this, the number of tourists is likely to increase in the next few years.

3. Tahiti

Tahiti Best places to go on a honeymoon

The largest island of French Polynesia is oftentimes undeservingly passed over by newly-married couples. A lot more people choose Bora Bora because of its dreamy lagoon and the fact there are so many exciting things to do in Bora Bora but many people don’t realize Tahiti is just as romantic as the most popular honeymoon destination and should definitely be on your list. Whether you want to relax in a secluded resort, sunbathe on some stunning beaches, or even go for an exciting night out, Tahiti has it all.

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2. Maldives

Maldives Best places to go on a honeymoon

There aren’t too many things I can tell you about the Maldives that you haven’t already heard. If you want to get away from anything with your new partner, definitely consider the Maldives, an archipelago with endless stretches of white sandy beaches and an abundance of marine life. No wonder diving in the Maldives is something that makes it to the top of most people’s travel bucket list!

You can take a kayak to a secluded island, take long romantic walks on the beach, or just stay in your undersea bedroom with a glass ceiling. Despite the increased number of visitors, the Maldives still remains a secluded destination because each resort provides a great amount of privacy and extravagant service and amenities. Warning: this might make you never want to go back home.

1. Sri Lanka

sri lanka sunset

Last but not least, we conclude this list of cheap honeymoon destinations with Sri Lanka. When Marco Polo visited Sri Lanka for the first time, he described it as the finest island of its size in the world and I think that description is quite appropriate. Honeymoons in Sri Lanka have been popular among Indian couples for years but is recently turning into an up-and-coming tourist destination for Europeans and tourists from around the globe.

The number of people who choose Sri Lanka as a holiday destination keeps increasing but what makes it a real hit for newly married couples is the fact that they can have a five-star honeymoon experience without breaking the bank. With its postcard-like white sand beaches, turquoise waters that softly kiss the shore, and its authentic traditional festivals, planning your Sri Lanka itinerary can get quite hard because there are so many activities one can indulge in on the island.

Helpful Tips For Choosing Cheap Honeymoon Destinations

Finally, if you want to prepare better for traveling as a couple, my friends Mike & Anne wrote a book for National Geographic called Ultimate Journeys for Two, filled with a lot of useful tips and suggestions for adventurous couples.

How did you like this list of cheap honeymoon destinations? If you would have to choose a honeymoon destination today, which one of these would you choose? Or maybe you have some other suggestions? Let me know in the comments.

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Tuesday 15th of January 2019

These all look amazing! We never went on a honeymoon- now I want to go to all of these places!

Passport Symphony

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Thank you, Elizabeth. It's never late to head to any of these, I suppose :)


Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Great options on this list. I think Sri Lanka would definitely be my top choice as far as beauty and cost go!

Passport Symphony

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Thank you, Brittany and I'm glad you could get some useful suggestions from this list.


Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Gosh! Tahiti and Fiji are on our bucket-list, hopefuly for the honeymoon one day we make it. Would be great.

Passport Symphony

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Thank you, Claire- I'm glad you liked the list


Monday 14th of January 2019

Oh these look ethereal! I cannot wait to get married now :D Jokes apart, I heard about Belize in the series Breaking Bad! Never knew it looked such beautiful! May be I can visit Maldives sometime soon :)

Passport Symphony

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Hahah, another option is to go solo :) Belize is indeed an amazing place to visit

Nina Out and About

Monday 14th of January 2019

I have no plans for a honeymoon, but a solomoon to these spots sounds pretty awesome! I love the beaches :)

Passport Symphony

Tuesday 15th of January 2019

that works too. I guess it' s a great list for beach lovers :)