Just dropped thousands upon thousands of dollars for your wedding but still want to enjoy your honeymoon as much as possible? Our list of affordable honeymoon packages has the perfect ideas for you and your newlywed, each for less than $2,000 per couple.
Travel to Mexico for a variety of cheap honeymoon destinations, ranging from a hotel with 11 restaurants and bars to one with a 13,000-square-foot spa and a whale-watching bar. Barceló Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has a casino and an 18-hole golf course you can spend your newly married life at. Try Meliá Caribe Tropical in the D.R. where they offer Japanese and Thai massages in one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations.
No matter how you want to celebrate one of the happiest moments in your life, read on for our list of best honeymoons destinations on a budget.
Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Whether you’re keeping it a twosome or inviting the whole crew, all-inclusive Azul Fives Hotel by Karisma in Playa del Carmen has more room types than a mariachi band has members, ranging from spacious, ocean-view suites to a three-bedroom penthouse. Plus, chances are you won’t go hungry with the property’s 11 restaurants and bars, ranging from swim-up to buttoned-up, with one of the best all-inclusive honeymoon packages.
Barceló Bávaro Palace – Dominican Republic
Punta Cana’s scores of all-inclusives mean resort choices are as varied as buffet selections. Barceló Bávaro Palace touts restaurants featuring European, Asian and local Dominican specialties at one of the best cheap honeymoon ideas. The U-Spa’s Vichy shower, with seven pressure shower heads suspended from a metal bar, might look like a medieval torture device, but its cleansing aqua massage is unforgettable — in a good way.
Breezes Bahamas Resort and Spa – Cable Beach, Bahamas
Cable Beach, a low-rise stretch of restaurants, casinos, golf courses, straw markets and hotels, is only a 10-minute jaunt from the airport in Nassau, New Providence Island. Breezes Bahamas Resort and Spa, one of Cable Beach’s top all-inclusives, welcomes couples and families with children 14 and older.
Their “Eternal Love” package includes five nights in a deluxe, ocean-view room, all meals and drinks, a bottle of champagne and tropical fruit tray, his and hers t-shirts, land and water sports (including instruction and equipment) and hotel taxes and gratuities at one of the best honeymoon getaways.
Grand Oasis Tulum – Riviera Maya, Mexico
This 114-room respite near the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula is in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, approximately one hour from Cancun International Airport. During the day, snorkel in the coral reef, or venture to the Tulum archeological site 10 miles away. At night, settle into one of the 13 restaurants and 15 bars.
Here’s what you get in the all-inclusive package: five nights in a grand, oceanfront guestroom, all meals, drinks and gratuities covered, unlimited access to the tennis court and the fitness center and use of water-sports equipment, including kayaks, surfboards and snorkel gear.
Sandals Ochi – Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Set on Jamaica’s North Coast, with the lush St. Ann Mountains over its shoulder, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort offers 519 guest rooms and a signature Red Lane Spa, with intimate spaces throughout, including oversized, plush loungers and fire pits overlooking the Caribbean sea.
Included in the honeymoon package for stays of three nights or more are a complimentary bottle of chilled sparkling wine, special turndown service that includes petals on your bed, delivery of fresh flowers along with a delicious breakfast in bed, all meals and drinks, land sports (including golf and tennis), water activities (including paddle boarding, snorkeling and scuba diving for certified divers), airport transfers and all resort taxes and fees.
Barceló Bávaro Beach – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
A casino, a rum-and-cigar lounge, an 18-hole golf course, theater, a spa and one of the best beaches in the Caribbean: Not a bad resume for Barceló Bávaro Beach, the 589-guestroom, adults-only all-inclusive in Punta Cana.
Off property, head into town for a taste of “sancocho,” window-shopping at Plaza Dominicana, or visit Cascada el Limon, the eye-popping, 188-foot waterfall in the Samaná Rainforest.
Paradisus Cancún – Cancún, Mexico
A series of white ziggurats along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, with naturally lit interiors featuring gardens and lagoons, Paradisus Cancún claims to be one of the top resorts in the area with one of the best cheap honeymoon packages.
Here’s what you get in the all-inclusive package: five nights in a deluxe junior lagoon-view suite, all meals and drinks, scuba diving and non-motorized water sports and land activities, including access to the nine-hole, par-three golf course.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa – Montego Bay, Jamaica
Flaunting turquoise Caribbean waters and misty, blue mountains, the landscape of Montego Bay is custom-made for love. With year-round, bikini-friendly temperatures and a diverse lineup of activities — from watersports and award-winning golf to fine dining and a spa — Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa offers honeymooners a laid-back respite from the real world.
Here’s what comes with the all-inclusive package: accommodations in resort-view guestroom, all meals and non-premium brand liquor, draft beer and wine, all hotel taxes and service charges and activities like non-motorized water sports, fitness-center access, rum-mixology classes and kayaking.
Meliá Caribe Beach Resort – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Don’t be fooled by the modest price tag at Melia Caribe Beach Resort in Punta Cana. You’ll be privy to all the special treatment honeymooners crave, including mixology workshops, bachata dance lessons, eight outdoor pools (and two indoors) and seven massage options, including Japanese shiatsu and Thai samunprai. The property is only 14 miles from Punta Cana’s airport, and every room is a suite, so you’ll have plenty of space to relax.
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos Resort – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
In May 2013, the legendary Hotel Finisterra, built in 1972, was reborn as Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos. It’s on the southern tip of Baja, one of the last patches of land to separate the Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Cortez. The property features 288 guestrooms, swimming pools, tennis courts, a 13,000-square-foot spa and a whale-watching bar.
Paradisus Punta Cana – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
While the 694-room property offers all the trappings of an expansive resort (pools, spa, casino, golf course, etc.), Paradisus Punta Cana is equally impressive in its locale. It’s tucked into a natural preserve peppered with palm trees, exotic vegetation, lily ponds and mangrove lagoons, which are home to exotic birds, flamingos and turtles.
Here’s what comes in the all-inclusive package: five nights in a deluxe junior suite, all meals and drinks, scuba diving and non-motorized water sports, land sports (including tennis and beach volleyball), classes including dance, sushi-making and wine-tasting and unlimited green fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club.
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Sure, we like the fact that it’s an eco-resort: a sustainable property featuring solar-powered guestrooms, a windmill and onsite composting. But it’s the 957-room resort’s surroundings — jungle, lagoons, a zoo, ancient Mayan temples within walking distance — that truly underscore the property’s preserved, natural vibe.
The honeymoon package includes four-night accommodations, all meals and drinks, access to the aqua park and covers taxes, service charges and gratuities.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel – Cozumel, Mexico
Snorkel in the world’s second-largest coral reef system. Then, head to the beachfront Stingray Bar for a frozen drink. That’s just one version of an afternoon at Sunscape Sabor, the 388-guestroom resort on the island of Cozumel, 10 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Add in the pools, swim-up bars, restaurants, spa, shopping area and theater, and an afternoon can take on many shapes.
The “Sweet Escape Honeymoon” package includes five-night accommodations, fresh flowers, sparkling wine and a fruit plate upon arrival, all meals and drinks covered, one breakfast in bed with mimosas, a couples massage, choice of facial or body scrub for two and one private beachfront dinner.