7 Honeymoon Destinations for a Small Budget
If preparing for a wedding isn’t enough on the nerves and the wallet, now you’re worrying about the expense of a honeymoon. A time to be together and joyful as a newlywed couple in a beautiful and memorable setting shouldn’t be spared due to budget constraints.
Check out this blog from Riverdale Travel featuring several affordable yet romantic destinations to consider for starting your life as a married couple! We specialize in creating custom trip packages suited to your preferences and budget.
Be sure to contact one of Riverdale Travel’s honeymoon consultants when you’re ready to book – or even if you’re still exploring your options.
Frolic to a Romantic Destination Within the U.S.
Plenty of destination gems cater specifically to newlyweds within the 50 states. These romantic getaways can be booked effortlessly regardless of the season.
Your travel consultant can also provide options for a fulfilling weekend getaway or a longer trip during non-peak travel times to save even more!
1. Hop to an Eco-Adventure in Hawaii
Hawaii is composed of eight larger islands, but only six are eligible for tourism. If you’re down for an adventure, any Hawaiian island is a great option.
A popular yet less expensive option is reserving a hotel directly on Waikiki Beach in Oahu – featured as a top Hawaiian beach destination according to Travel and Leisure.
Couples looking for direct beach access can choose from a wide selection of hotels, whether opting for all-inclusive and modern or a classic stay in the heart of the shopping and restaurant district.
2. Sip & Swim in Sonoma Valley
Find abundant sunshine, more than 425 wineries, romantic vineyards, breathtaking nearby beaches, award-winning restaurants, majestic forests, and relaxing resorts.
Sonoma Valley, aka Sonoma Wine Country, is popular for weddings and honeymoon getaways. Couples can take a romantic adventure hiking, biking, or indulging in a couple of spa treatments.
Need a beach break? Scenic Sonoma Coast is located just about a one-hour drive from Napa, with beautiful beaches at Bodega Bay, Gualala, and Timber Cove.
3. Sample the Fabulous Florida Keys
The Keys offer newlyweds a range of budget-friendly options whether you like adventure or enjoy kicking back in the soft sand. From resorts to B&Bs and everything in between, places to stay are aplenty and suited to all travel styles.
Start at Key Largo and venture south to one of Ernest Hemingway’s escape homes in the city of Key West – an arts and culture center point.
There are plenty of national and state parks in which to bike, swim, snorkel, dive, kayak, and sail. You can have everything from an active outdoors honeymoon to some relaxing romantic together time.
Explore a Caribbean Wonder
Get your passport ready as the two of you embark on a romantic escapade!
Traveling to these honeymoon destinations offers year-round activities and tropical weather no matter what time of year you plan your wedding.
4. Sunshine & Beachscapes in the Bahamas
If you’re looking at another tropical and popular honeymoon destination that offers a ton of sightseeing and tons of water activities that can be a great value, then a Bahamas honeymoon is the right choice for newlyweds.
The Bahamas comprises about 700 islands, but only about 16 islands are open to visitors, so why not book a multi-island escape? Nassau and Freeport are also common ports of call for cruise ships. Stay in an overwater bungalow or at one of many all-inclusive resorts.
Sample brews and rum spirits from native breweries and distilleries. This stretch in the Caribbean is renowned worldwide for scuba diving and home to the infamous, oversized Andros Barrier Reef and Thunderball Grotto, which a James Bond movie fan might recognize.
5. Bask in Belize
Honeymooners love Belize, where the beach paradise and jungle forest views intersect. Belize City, the nation's largest urban area, is perfect for active couples who love water sports such as kayaking, diving, or snorkeling.
Belize has many all-inclusive resort options available for any budget, which could save you on dining and activity expenses. Be sure to visit the Mayan sites Xunantunich and Cahal Pech or the jaguar preserve.
6. Coast South to Costa Rica
Costa Rica boasts that it is one of the safest countries in the world and has gained more momentum in tourism over recent years. This honeymoon destination is beyond beautiful, relaxing, and also adventurous! Ready to try rafting, tubing, and ziplining?
How about soaking in a natural hot spring? A romantic horseback ride to waterfalls? Rincon de la Vieja National Park is one of several ideal spots to start your life together.
Hover Overseas to Europe
Europe doesn’t have to be expensive. If there’s a European cruise line or a destination the two have been discussing, it’s worthwhile to check it out and see if our consultants can help find a way to accommodate your wallet.
Here’s one possibility that doesn’t break the bank!
7. Venture to Portugal
What’s been mentioned about places in Portugal is that it has secluded retreats that most tourists haven’t picked up on. Here, you will experience the tranquility and beautiful quiet scenery, making being romantic a natural state of mind.
Accessible by train or bus, Setúbal sits about 30 miles from Lisbon – still among one of the country’s best-kept secrets – and sits snugly in a cradle between the Sado Estuary and the Arrábida mountains. It is perfectly positioned to offer honeymooners a range of experiences, from hiking the cliffside paths to swimming in turquoise waters and enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner for two.
It’s also where you will catch the ferry to visit the Troia Peninsula – another beautiful spot that’s sometimes missed by tourists.
Riverdale Travel: Next-Level Honeymoon Vacation Planning
Honeymoons are priceless! No matter where you decide to venture on your honeymoon, let the experts at Riverdale Travel create an unforgettable package to any of these or other destinations customized to both of your traveling styles that fit your budget.
Be sure to ask us about our promotions and insider perks when you contact us today!