A honeymoon is a special time for newlyweds to celebrate their union and create lasting memories. But, with all the costs that weddings incur, budgets don't always leave room for high-end honeymoons. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable and perfect destinations for couples to explore. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and one of the cheap honeymoon destinations outside of India.
Captivate your partner with a trip to Sri Lanka as you both indulge in exploring caves or going on a wildlife safari. Plus, the serene yet impressive places to visit in Sri Lanka add to the intimacy. Get more for less in South Asian countries like Thailand and Indonesia, take a short flight to the beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico or Belize, sail to Mexico's famous Riviera Maya, get your heart pumping on a zip line in Costa Rica and the San Juan Islands, road trip through Portugal or enjoy a stay at a castle in Europe. The Dominican Republic is a tropical paradise that offers everything a couple could want on a Caribbean honeymoon without the giant price tag of their neighbors on the island.
A great way to stay within budget is to book a trip with no surprises, and the Dominican Republic is home to several of the best cheap all-inclusive resorts the Caribbean has to offer, including 4-star properties with incredibly affordable prices. A flight to Thailand certainly isn't cheap, but your trip will cost exponentially less once you're here. And if your wedding is celebrated in winter in the Western Hemisphere, the months between November and April are an ideal time to visit Thailand, when the weather is cool and dry. Choose from a range of eco-friendly accommodation options in the Central American jewel of Costa Rica.
This small country is geologically diverse and has everything from volcanoes, cloud forests and wildlife-rich national parks to incredible beaches, hot springs and other rewarding places to visit. You need to speak Spanish in remote areas, but you can cope with your Google Translate and a desire to learn. While there are expensive resorts you can splurge on, there are plenty of beachside and jungle accommodations available close to Costa Rica's natural attractions. One of the best aspects of Bali is that you can book a 5-star resort with infinity pools or a beachside guesthouse for a fraction of the price it would cost in the Western Hemisphere.
Get a massage at a luxury spa and dine at a local restaurant for much less than you'd expect. No matter what time of year the newlyweds visit, Lake Tahoe offers plenty of adventures for nature-loving couples who want to stay on budget. This huge lake is known for its vibrant sapphire water, fed by the melting snow of the surrounding mountains. It also serves as the border between California and Nevada, which extends 22 miles from end to end.
Bali is a popular honeymoon destination for couples on any budget. Resort-style accommodations and stunning beaches are at your fingertips with a very affordable price that you can choose to splurge, or not. In Bali, you can enjoy romantic sunsets on the coast, the jungle atmosphere in Ubud, relax in a yoga class and enjoy an incredible farm-to-table meal. With beautiful weather all year round, Portugal offers a unique European honeymoon experience.
You and your partner will spend an incredible time enjoying incredible cuisine, world-class wines, beautiful beaches, or relaxing at a romantic resort. For adventurous couples and outdoor enthusiasts, Canada is definitely the place to go. Whether you like cycling, hiking, fishing (or skiing if you're interested in a winter honeymoon destination), you'll find it here. In Belize, you'll get the best of land and sea.
Scuba diving, waterfall hikes and incredible natural beauty are highlights in Belize, making it an ideal destination for your honeymoon. The best time to visit Thailand is from November to April, which is perfect for all those winter wedding couples who are still looking for a beach getaway as a cheap honeymoon destination. Stay in Phuket and enjoy romantic evening dinners as well as the opportunity to celebrate your new marriage with monks in a simple and private Thai ceremony. The secluded island of Koh Mook, also known as Pearl Island, offers an authentic cultural experience and the opportunity to witness Thailand's natural wonder, Morakot Cave.
Other impressive islands include Koh Tao, Koh Lanta and Koh Samui. If you're the bed and breakfast type, you'll love Carmel. This small coastal town in central California has windy beaches for relaxing during the day, and cutting-edge cuisine and wine that will satisfy any food or wine enthusiast. Dazzling beaches, seaside forts, and Old San Juan make Puerto Rico's capital a perfect honeymoon destination for the budget-conscious traveler. Beautiful rainforests provide a spectacular backdrop for the city's pedestrian streets, lined with museums, cafes, restaurants and historic sites. A trip to San Juan wouldn't be complete without visiting the Puerto Rico Museum of Art or the impressive Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.
If you're short on time but still want a beach getaway, the Florida Keys are easily accessible and perhaps the most budget-friendly beach destination in the South. The Philippines is definitely one of our top picks for affordable honeymoon destinations. Nearly every Philippine island is very welcoming to newlyweds, with modern accommodations and plenty of activities. Perhaps Indonesia's most famous island, Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes, spirituality and lush rice fields. There are also plenty of activities to try in Bali such as surfing some of the best waves on the planet; diving in wrecks; hiking volcanoes; exploring temples; getting massages at luxury spas; dining at local restaurants; enjoying romantic sunsets on coasts; relaxing in yoga classes; witnessing Thailand's natural wonder Morakot Cave; cycling; hiking; fishing; skiing; scuba diving; waterfall hikes; indulging in incredible cuisine; tasting world-class wines; staying at romantic resorts; road tripping through Portugal; staying at castles in Europe; visiting museums; exploring historic sites; visiting Puerto Rico Museum of Art or Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.