- Exciting destinations and comfortable accommodations are possible on a budget, especially if you know where to look for deals.
- Options include tropical destinations, spa resorts, luxury campsites and national parks.
- Booking early and taking advantage of flight and lodging discounts can help save money when planning your honeymoon.
Honeymooning is an age-old tradition for newly married couples dating back hundreds of years when the phrase pertained to the first month following a marriage as a sweet and romantic period. The term ‘honey’ refers to sweetness, while ‘moon’ represents a calendar month. The tradition of honeymoons continues today, with newlyweds heading out on exciting vacations after exchanging nuptials and celebrating their love with friends and family.
Today’s honeymoon destinations range from all-inclusive tropical resorts to quaint, coastline cottages, bed and breakfasts, and even glamourous camping excursions in some of America’s national parks. While a common belief is that lavish honeymoons are only options for couples in higher tax brackets, the good news is that many hotels, resorts and airlines offer special discounted rates and packages; it just takes a little patience and research. If you’re in the planning stages of your honeymoon, here are 12 inexpensive destinations to consider.
1. Cancun, Mexico
Beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal blue water, delicious food, exciting nightlife and overall affordability make Cancun one of Mexico’s top travel destinations. Secrets Playa Mujeres is a popular resort that offers complimentary honeymoon packages to guests who book their stays within the required room categories for a specified number of nights. While specific offers are subject to change, honeymoon packages can include over $1,000 worth of complimentary amenities such as romantic breakfasts in bed, beachfront dinners and spa services.
If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, Cancun is also home to a wide range of affordable bed and breakfasts with amenities that include outdoor pools and complimentary breakfasts. Many bed and breakfast inns are located between the beach and downtown Cancun, so you’ll get the best of both worlds.