The Wedding Scene wanted to help inspire your honeymoon plans but hey, we're just not well-travelled enough to be of service. Luckily, we know a lady who is. This fabulous article has been written by Nicky Lewis - Your Travel Director
Once the ‘big day’ has been celebrated and the know has been ties, most couples head off on their honeymoon. A chance to travel to an exotic destination and enjoy a romantic trip for two is a dream come true.
Even after a big wedding, there’s no need to skimp on a honeymoon. There are plenty of budget-friendly honeymoon destinations around the world that offer a romantic getaway without breaking the bank.
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BUDGET FRIENDLY HONEYMOONS
Bali is a popular honeymoon destination for couples on any budget. Resort style accommodation and stunning beaches are right within your reach with a very affordable price tag – you can choose to splurge, or not. In Bali you’ll get to experience romantic sunsets on the coast, jungle vibes in Ubud, unwind in a yoga class, and indulge in amazing, farm to table food.
This diverse and beautiful country has something special for every type of couple. Whether you’re looking for big-city nightlife in Bangkok, temples in Chiang Mai or tropical islands like Koh Phi Phi and Krabi, there’s so much to explore. You’ll fall in love all over again as you swim at your Thai bungalow under the moonlight.
With beautiful year-round weather, Portugal offers a unique European honeymoon experience. You and your partner will have an incredible time indulging in amazing cuisine, world-class wine, beautiful beaches or relaxing at a romantic resort.
Old Europe and traditional Mediterranean influences mesh together in this beautiful country. The Istria Region is particularly special for a romantic getaway – with luxurious hotels, coastlines, and winelands offering world-class wine & food. You’ll experience a unique and unforgettable honeymoon. Visit the coastal towns of Porec and Rovinj. Go truffle hunting and soak up the sunshine as you indulge in local oysters and wine.
Want to explore Europe on your honeymoon but the price is out of budget? Consider a cruise around the Mediterranean during the off-season months! You’ll have all your accommodation, transport, and meals included, and each day you’ll wake up in a new place to explore with your love.
For outdoorsy and adventurous couples, Canada is definitely the place to go. Whether you’re into biking, hiking, fishing, you’ll find it here.
Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, is a particularly beautiful and romantic destination for honeymooners. With it’s secluded destination and turquoise lake.
LUXURY – BLOW THE BUDGET
Hawaii has beautiful beaches and an endless amount of activities, it’s the perfect tropical honeymoon destination for adventurous newlyweds.
If you’re looking for a quieter, more romantic experience, visit the island of Kauai. The smallest island is about connecting with nature and there’s so much to do. If you want something a bit more adventure, like scuba diving, volcanoes, visit the Big Island of Hawaii.
If you’re planning a tropical honeymoon to The Maldives, you’ll most likely combine with Sri Lanka. Why not combine two countries and go on an elephant and leopard safari before you fly out to the islands.
There are incredible resorts to choose from and a range of options to suit your budget. You can spend your day swimming with sharks, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach while sipping cocktails.
If you and your partner love exploring beneath the waves, book your honeymoon on the island of Rangiria. It boasts some incredible dive sites, and it’s where you’ll find the Blue lagoon.
The island of Tahiti is great for adventure lovers, and La’taha is an ideal private island escape. If you can’t decide on an island, you can explore the region by island hopping!
Considered by many as one of the last truly ‘wild’ locales in Southern Africa. Zambia boasts mesmerising wilderness teeming with one of the most diverse animal populations in the world.
Perfect for couples, Zambia offers a diversity of landscapes and experiences, from luxurious lodges to sleeping out under the stars. From spotting the Big 5 to taking in the cascading Victoria Falls, there’s something for everyone here.
UK Staycations – Luxury Lodges with Private Hot Tubs.
For barefoot walks along the golden sands – Cornwall is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway in the UK with over 300 miles of spectacular coastline full of wide sandy beaches, hidden coves and sunset views on coastal footpaths.
For a quintessentially British adventure – The Cotswolds is a destination positively made for newlyweds charming chocolate-box villages surrounded by the rolling green hills and fragrant wild-flower meadows.
So there we have it, something for every kind of couple and budget. A huge thanks to Nicky, Travel Director for your expert advice and fabulously crafted blog