When my husband and I got married, it was in the middle of a school year. We were married on a Saturday and both returned to work Monday. Then during the summer we moved to another school district and had our son ..so we never had an official honeymoon. (Exciting, I know)
We did finally take our FIRST vacation together as a couple, two years later, during his spring break. My first cruise and I highly recommend them as a vacation or honeymoon option! The cost only gets over the top when you add multiple off-shore excursions.
Our main reason for not taking a honeymoon was the cost. I automatically guessed we could not afford one. How wrong was I?! There are plenty of budget-friendly honeymoon destinations around the world that offer a romantic getaway without breaking the bank.With that knowledge, my quest to fuel my wanderlust is back in full gear bringing you some amazing honeymoon options that feel expensive but actually are not. (You could also utilize the Budget Savvy Bride’s guide to Groupon Your Honeymoon)
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
You can’t go wrong with the beautiful Caribbean. These beautiful islands boasts aquamarine waters and mountainous vistas but at a fraction of the cost, especially when you book your honeymoon during shoulder seasons (aka fall and spring). Our cruise was through the Caribbean and it was a blast!
Fall in love with Wyoming on your honeymoon, where the untamed spirit of the West and splendid natural beauty open your body, mind and soul to an adventure of a lifetime. Wyoming isn’t just a great place for national parks and recreational activities. You’ll find charming restaurants, museums and galleries alongside unique clothing, jewelry and craft shops. Jackson Hole offers endless options that will fit any personal vacation style spurring all types of adventures.
Montreal is brimming with romance. You’ll enjoy French culture, historical architecture and world-class restaurants without the high cost of traveling overseas. The months of May and October are ideal if you’re looking for a temperate climate to enjoy outdoor activities and al fresco dining. Frugal honeymooners can plan travel starting at the end of October and through April. Check out She Knows for a fun “to do/see” list!
Bali is a popular honeymoon destination for couples on any budget. It hosts incredible honeymoon spots with plenty of incredible things to offer. Resort style accommodation and stunning beaches are right within your reach with a very affordable price tag. In Bali, you’ll get to experience romantic sunsets, unwind in a yoga class and indulge in world-class food.
In Belize, you’ll get the best of both the land and the sea. Scuba diving, waterfall treks and incredible natural beauty are highlights in Belize. Toast to your lifetime of happiness by enjoying romantic sunsets or sunrises and fall deeper in love over a romantic dinner savoring moments together under the stars for the ultimate tropical getaway.