You’ve been planning your wedding for months, picking out the perfect dress, the reception theme and the most romantic spot on the planet for your big day. By the time you start thinking about the honeymoon, your budget is bust. What to do?
Before you start to panic, consider that there are many honeymoon destinations that are both enjoyable and affordable. Pick from one of the best honeymoon locations that aren’t expensive, but can still offer you and your new spouse a great time.
Honeymoon Destinations for the Budget Conscious Couple
Love the romance of the French, but don’t have the budget to head to Paris? Why not plan your honeymoon in Montreal, the leading destination in North America. Take advantage of the wide range of public transportation options by purchasing a 3-day pass, and then lodge in Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) for an old-world experience. You’ll be within walking distance from to the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica, and several free museums and other attractions. Take a stroll with your lover along the St. Lawrence riverfront and spend a day shopping at the Marche Bonsecours market.
Asheville, North Carolina USA
If you love the mountains and fairytales, then a honeymoon in Asheville, NC is for you. Home to the amazing Biltmore Estate, Asheville offers breathtaking mountain views, natural hot springs, and the beauty of nature at its finest. Take a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway and experience a simpler lifestyle, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Stop at farmer’s markets and shopping venues along the way.
|San Juan, Puerto Rico|
Perhaps one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations, Puerto Rico offers a tropical getaway like no other. With airline flights dropping in the Caribbean area, and cruises also available at rock bottom prices, you won’t even have to pay for a passport to visit here. Puerto Rico is known for its outdoor adventure, cultural events, and great food. Rent a car and travel the island safely.
Skip the overpriced spots in Mexico and head for this gem of a city nestled along the Yucatan Peninsula and only a half hour drive from Cancun. Tulum, Mexico offers access to some of the most famous Mayan ruins in the world as well as activities like zip-lining and cavern snorkeling. You can take a short boat ride to the Great Barrier Reef for diving among the beautiful sea life and coral.
Margarita Island, Venezuela
Home to more than 50 white sand beaches in South America, Margarita Island in Venezuela is considered to be the “Pearl of the Caribbean” to many honeymooners. Enjoy colonial style villages nestled among beach spots. Rent your own beach house for a mere $85 USD per night, or stay at an all-inclusive vacation spot like the Casa del Sol or Playa de Agua. Travel on horseback along beaches, or grab a boat tour and see dolphins in their natural habitat. For the active guest, kite surfing is a popular activity.
Planning a honeymoon on a budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the experience of a lifetime. Be sure to do your homework and talk with local travel agents who can help you book a fantastic honeymoon for less.
About the author: Adam Franklin has written for the travel industry for over 10 years. When he’s not busy writing, you can find him reviewing www.thunderbirdsuiteshotel.com or working on his forthcoming novel due out in January.