34 Of The Best Honeymoon Destinations For Every Budget

Planning a honeymoon and looking for the best honeymoon destinations? There is something special about picking a unique honeymoon destination that’ll make your friends and family have to google where it is. You want a honeymoon to be just as unique as your wedding. We are here to help you plan the trip of a lifetime one that perfectly fits you and your new significant other. Have you considered taking a Thailand honeymoon, African safari honeymoon, or a honeymoon so unique you’ve never even considered the destination? We’ve put together of list of some of the best honeymoon destinations to put on your radar.

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Top 5 Honeymoons Destinations for 2018

Maldives honeymoon couple

1. Maldives

In 2018 the Maldives are dominating honeymooner’s wishlists with over the top accommodations set over picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters. Overwater bungalows were made for honeymoons and the Maldives were the first to have them. They are still leading the way in this type of accommodation with new resorts boasting retractable roof overwater bungalows with waterslides to the ocean and full-size pools right on the villa deck. While the Maldives are known n for high-end luxury there’s accommodation at all budget levels, and flights are cheaper than you think.

Read our full Maldives honeymoon Planning guide

2. Thailand

This Southeast Asian gem is a favorite among travelers and makes a top-notch choice for those looking for an exotic honeymoon destination. In Thailand, it’s easy and affordable to get high-end, honeymoon worthy hotels and experiences set among some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. Along with great beaches, the country also has a ton of culture and nature to round out the perfect honeymoon.

Read our full Thailand Honeymoon Planning Guide

3. Aruba

The Southern Caribbean island of Aruba is the perfect spot for young couples looking for a little adventure with their beach honeymoon. Most assume that all Aruba has to offer are beaches, but there is a whole other side to the island – a rugged, cactus-filled, windswept coast with sea caves and secluded beaches. Hop in a jeep and go on an off-road adventure one day and relax on the beach the next, but make sure to leave time to visit the famous flamingos too!

Read Our Full Aruba Honeymoon Planning Guide

4. Costa Rica

Very few countries on the planet pack in as much into a small footprint as Costa Rica. Stunning beaches with great surf on both coasts that are separated by lush jungle and rugged mountains. Costa Rica has something for every couple and it’s easy to make sure everyone has the perfect honeymoon. Whether you are a surfer or a sloth lover, Costa Rica has you covered!

Read Our Full Costa Rica Honeymoon Guide

5. Jamaica

Looking for a honeymoon destination that won’t let you down, then head to the beautiful beaches of Jamaica! The sand and sunshine along with the good vibes of the island make it the perfect place to spend your first newlywed days together. Our top pick on the island is the city of Negril and its seven-mile beach with powder white sand and turquoise waters. Here you are also not too far from the town so you’ll get to experience plenty of local culture too. If you are looking for more seclusion head down to the south coast for ultimate luxury and overwater bungalows. Don’t miss the top attractions on the island like Dunn’s River Falls and the world famous Pelican Bar!

Read Our Full Jamaica Honeymoon Guide Here


Are you trying to find the best place to take a honeymoon based on which month you want to travel? Well, the good news is there is a perfect honeymoon spot every month of the year. We’ve broken down the best honeymoon spots by month. If you find a country that interests just click it to jump below to for more details.

Best Honeymoon Destinations by Month 2018

MonthTop Honeymoon Destinations
January HoneymoonsThailandMexicoBahamas
February HoneymoonsBarbadosCosta RicaMyanmar
March HoneymoonsCubaBelizeMaldives, Sri Lanka
April HoneymoonsNew ZealandFrance
May HoneymoonsHawaiiSt. LuciaCook Islands
June HoneymoonsItalyFijiAnguilla
July HoneymoonsAlaska, ArubaCanada
August HoneymoonsBaliNorwayUSA
September HoneymoonsCroatiaZanzibarAustralia
October HoneymoonsGermanySafari Honeymoon
November HoneymoonsSouth AfricaIndia
December HoneymoonsJamaica, TahitiPhilippines


Best Honeymoon Destinations for Every Budget

There is a destination for every budget. We have broke down the costs to help you find the perfect honeymoon that fits your travel style and your budget. Don’t worry if you see your dream honeymoon destination in a column that is outside your budget. Any of these destinations can be done in many styles and budgets, however, some do tend to be more expensive than others which is why they are divided out this way. The estimated costs below are based on 2 people including international airfare from a major US city, honeymoon worthy one-week accommodation, activities, meals, etc.


34 Unique Honeymoon Destination

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Best Caribbean Honeymoon Islands

Aerial Photo of Manchebo Beach in Aruba - top honeymoon places

Aruba

Aruba is the perfect place for honeymooners who want a mix of adventure and relaxing beach time. Aruba is located outside of the hurricane belt so it’s a great option for a summer honeymoon. One side of the island is gorgeous white beach after beach and the other side a rugged coastline full of cactus and desert-like. The beaches in Aruba offer a great breeze year round making it the perfect temperature. The island is rather large so renting a car in Aruba is the best way to explore the island to its fullest. If you’re up for the adventure rent a 4×4 and drive yourself to Aruba Natural Pool, the drive itself is an adventure. Read our complete Aruba honeymoon guide.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: April – May

Ariel photo of 7 mile beach in Negril Jamaica with boat in front of the beach

Jamaica

You can’t go wrong with a honeymoon in Jamaica, we actually got married on  Seven Mile Beach in Negril so we may be bias. We’ve been to Jamaica 6 times it’s one of those places with gorgeous beaches, friendly locals, great food, easy to get to, and it doesn’t break the bank. There is something for everyone’s budget from simple guesthouses on the beach to the luxury  Sandals Resorts overwater bungalows in Jamaica. Read our complete Jamaica honeymoon guide.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: mid-November – May

Ariel Photo of Ce Blue Anguilla beach and property

Anguilla

There is a common saying in the Caribbean,“St. Barth is where people go to be seen; Anguilla is where they go to hide.” Anguilla is amazing but don’t expect an all-inclusive or party island scene. Anguilla is a chill island where renting villas over staying in huge hotels is the norm.  If you’re the independent type that prefers to make your own meals or go out to best restaurants in Anguilla then renting a villa in Anguilla is perfect. You can drive from one end of Anguilla to the other in about an hour, so it’s small but not that small. There are several things to do in Anguilla Anguilla beaches are some of the best in the Caribbean if you ask us, and you will also find a quiet secluded area.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: May-August

Woman sitting on the Balcony of an Overwater bungalow taken using a GoPro Dome over under photo

St. Lucia

St Lucia is famous for the Pitons, they make for a great hike but one of the best sunsets in the Caribbean. You don’t have to fly across the world to stay in an overwater bungalow, head to Sandals St Lucian Grande (video in article).

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: May-June

Swimming with the pigs Bahamas

Bahamas

The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands but only 30 of which are inhabited. Deciding where to go might only be the toughest part because once you’re there it’s all about relaxing. If you head to the Exuma’s don’t forget to go say hi to the famous swimming pigs in the Bahamas. We stayed on the island of Staniel Cay for a week which was a quick boat ride away from Pig Island

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: November-Mid April

girl on a tree branch on the beach in Playa Jibacoa

Cuba

For a unique honeymoon head to Cuba and step back in time. There are tons of amazing places in Cuba to visit but our personal favorite is the Trinidad. The beaches are pristine and you can always find your own sliver of sand. Don’t expect fancy all-inclusive resorts or amazing local cuisine.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: December-May

Barbados

Enjoy both the calm Caribbean side and the rugged Atlantic side on the island of Barbados. There are several all-inclusive properties, smaller hotels, and villas to rent. We highly suggest renting a car in Barbados and driving around the island. Most of the action happens in the St. Lawrence Gap, we suggest Sandals Barbados. Barbados is often overlooked due to it being the Eastern most island in the Caribbean and typically 2+ flights to get to from the USA.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: December-June

North America Honeymoon

Xpu Ha Beach Club from above - White sand beach with lounge chairs

Mexico Honeymoon

Mexico is always a great idea and that isn’t just for the margaritas and food. There are tons of beach town in the Yucatan Penisula each with their own personality. We always suggest staying outside of Cancun and instead head to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Holbox, Akumal, or Xpu Ha. If a week at the beach or swim up bar isn’t your thing don’t worry there are a ton of things to do in the Yucatan and places to visit. We always suggest renting a car in Cancun so you can explore the ruins, cenotes, and cute Mexican towns.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: December-April

Hawaii Honeymoon

Hawaii screams honeymoon and for good reason. Hawaii is a great pick for just about anyone. Amazing hikes, scenic road trips, great surfing, snorkeling, epic beaches, fresh seafood, and much more. The hardest part will be deciding which islands to visit.

Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500

Best Time To Go: December-April

Denali mountain in alaska is a top place to visit in 2018

Alaskan Honeymoon

For outdoor & nature lovers consider an Alaskan honeymoon. It’s not for everyone but it’s perfect for the right couple. Kayaking to the glaciers, whale watching, halibut fishing, scenic flight over Denali, and much more. There are a ton of things to do in Alaska both on land or on an Alaska cruise. If you the time consider driving to Alaska and tying in Banff National Park.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: May-September

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USA Honeymoon

There are plenty of great spots for a honeymoon right in the USA. From gorgeous vineyards in Northern California to the beaches in Florida. There is the perfect spot for a honeymoon in the USA every month of the year.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: YEAR ROUND


Canada Honeymoon

Driving the Icefields Parkway through Banff National Park would make for a gorgeous honeymoon. If you like winter sports there is no shortage of activities. During the summer wake up to the snowcapped mountains on the creamy turquoise blue Lake Louise.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: June-September

Central America Honeymoon

Girl at La Fortuna Waterfall Base

Costa Rica Honeymoon

Costa Rica is a quick and easy flight from the USA and full of luxury adults-only property perfect for honeymooners. The perfect Costa Rica honeymoon could be relaxing on the beach either on the Pacific Ocean or on the Caribbean side, soaking in the natural hot springs, zip lining 600 feet above the ground with volcano views, exploring the rainforest, or chasing waterfalls in Costa Rica.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: December-April


Bright blue water in front of a small island Silk Caye which is one of the best beaches in Belize

Belize Honeymoon

Belize is often overlooked, which is a big mistake. It’s super easy to travel within Belize. The official language is English and the USD is fixed to the Belize dollar two to one but USD is accepted everywhere. There are some gorgeous beaches in Belize but the diving is top notch, the reef is the longest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere. It’s a great place to try diving or get dive certified. There is a great mix of activities, the islands like Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye are all about the diving and being out on the water. Mainland Belize has rainforest, ancient Mayan ruins, cave tubing, beaches, and more.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: January-May

South Pacific Honeymoon 

Cook Islands Honeymoon

No massive building and resorts here. There is no building taller than a Palm Tree! Head to the hottest new destination in the South Pacific. Just google Aitutaki and you’ll instantly want to honeymoon in the Cook Islands.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: April-August

Tahiti Honeymoon

Tahiti is a dream destination for everyone so why not honeymoon there? Stay in a luxury overwater bungalow in Bora Bora or Moorea. If your budget allows there isn’t a better tropical place.

  • Average Cost: Over $7,500
  • Best Time To Go: November-April

Fiji Honeymoon

If you think the South Pacific is out of your budget you’ll be pleased to hear that it doesn’t have to be. There are several of islands in Fiji that are affordable and the Fiji ferry is affordable. Swim in the Blue Lagoon, spend the day on a sandbar beach and snorkel for hours on end.

Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500

Best Time To Go: May-October

Asia Honeymoon


girl in a hammock in the Maldives

Maldives Honeymoon

Before you look at how long the flight to the Maldives is let me tell you it’s absolutely worth every minute on the plane. We spent 5 weeks island hopping in the Maldives and now can say no other place will ever compare. The Maldives scream honeymoon, everything about it is romantic and sexy. Stay in an overwater bungalow and you’ll never want to leave your room.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: November-April

Sunrise Beach of Koh Lipe - Best beach in Koh Lipe

Thailand

Thailand is becoming easier and cheaper to every year. You’d be surprised to know that a honeymoon in Thailand is usually cheaper than a Caribbean honeymoon even with the international flight. Trust us we know we honeymooned in Thailand ourselves. Thailand has over 300 islands all are gorgeous each attracting a different clientele, our personal favorite is Koh Lipe.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: November-March

Myanmar

Myanmar has that couldn’t be a better pick for the right couple. Spend your door exploring the temples of Bagan by e-bike, wake up early to catch the sunrise with the hot air balloons soaring by the temples, spend the day out on Inle Lake, and much more. A honeymoon in Myanmar is an adventure in itself.

  • Average Cost: $3500-$7500
  • Best Time To Go: November-February

Philippines

The is no place in Asia like the Philippines. There are over has over 7,000 islands in the Philippines all stunning. Spend the day out on a boat in El Nido swimming through caves to secret beaches only accessible at low tide, dive Japanese shipwrecks from World War II in Coron, and much more.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: December-February

Kuta Beach at sunset people playing football

Bali Honeymoon

Ever since Julia Robert’s movie “Eat, Pray, Love” Bali has been one of the most popular honeymoon places in Asia. The island of Bali is just one of over 17,000 islands in the country of Indonesia. There are a ton of Bali attractions you could easily spend a month: surfing, beaches, $5 an hour massages, volcano hikes, rice terraces, Ubud monkey forest, and all the gorgeous temples in Bali.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: June-August

India Honeymoon

Expect the unexpected in India. India is definitely for the adventures type that is up for just about anything. India is fascinating and challenging at the same time. India is huge so it’s best to pick out your top bucket list items and build an itinerary around that. India is full on with the colors, food, smells (good and bad), people, beaches, and more.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: October-March

The Train Ride to Kandy is some of the Best in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Honeymoon

We’ve nicknamed Sri Lanka “India Light.” Sri Lanka blew us away with its beauty and all the different landscapes in the country. You can spend a night glamping in Yala National park and wake up and go on a safari to see elephants, leopards, and more. Spend a few days on the beaches down in Galle or Arugam Bay. Sri Lanka is the next hottest destination.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: December-March

Europe Honeymoon

France Honeymoon

Paris just oozes love. There isn’t a more romantic city in Europe than Paris. Stay in a hotel overlooking Eiffel Tower. Spend 3 days in Paris and then head off to the vineyards.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: April-June

Italy Honeymoon

If you’re a foodie that also loves culture, wine, history, and gorgeous coasts head to Italy. The Almafi Coast offers several spots for the perfect honeymoon in Italy. The colorful towns along the coastline with mountains in the background and ocean blues in the front.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: April-June and September-October

Croatia Honeymoon

The islands and coastline in Croatia are often overlooked as people head to Italy or Greece. You can get so much for your money in Croatia and the people are lovely.

  • Average Cost: Under $3,500
  • Best Time To Go: April-June and September-October

Woman in a dress in front of Burg Eltz Castle in Germany

Germany Honeymoon

What’s more romantic than driving down the Romantic Road in Germany? Visit the fairytale castles in Germany and even stay in a castle hotel. There are several castles hotels in Germany and on Airbnb.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: September-October

Norway Honeymoon

Chase the Northern Lights in Norway and stay in an ice hotel! Explore the fjords and jaw-dropping scenery in Norway.

  • Average Cost: Over $7,500
  • Best Time To Go: June-August

Africa Honeymoon

South Africa

South Africa has a little of everything from gorgeous beaches, safari, wine, and much more. A trip to South Africa has to include a visit to Krueger National Park looking for the infamous Big 5. Make sure to save a few days for exploring Cape Town, which is easily one of our favorite cities in the world. With gorgeous beaches, wineries, mountains, and much more.

  • Average Cost: $3500-$7500
  • Best Time To Go: November-February

Stanley safari lodge open room

Safari Honeymoon

Spend your days out on game drives searching for the “Big 5” and spend the night glamping in Africa hearing the lions roaring in a distance. Enjoy happy hour while watch wildlife come and go from the waterhole. An African Safari honeymoon is sure to make your friends jealous.

  • Average Cost: Over $7,500
  • Best Time To Go: Varies on what National Park Serengeti August-November, Maasai mid-August-October


Zanzibar Honeymoon

You could easily spend your entire honeymoon in Zanzibar or pair it with a safari honeymoon as it’s super accessible in Tanzania. We’d suggest a safari honeymoon in the Serengeti followed by some beach and relaxation in Zanzibar.

  • Average Cost: $3,500-$7,500
  • Best Time To Go: June-October

Oceania

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New Zealand

Every corner you turn in New Zealand is a picture waiting to be taken. New Zealand may be the prettiest country in the world. Rent a car and hit the road on a honeymoon road trip.

  • Average Cost: Over $7,500
  • Best Time To Go: March-May

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