Stressing yourself over your honeymoon budget after a wedding that cost you a fortune? Stop biting your nails, as this blog lists down 11 cheapest honeymoon destinations that will not burn a hole in your pocket.
Weddings are a costly affair due to which many a time the honeymoon is skimped on. Weddings are families and relatives celebrating your happiness, but a honeymoon is special. It is your first ever trip with your partner. Apart from destressing from the wedding, a honeymoon helps you to know each other better.
Even if the cost of a wedding is reduced, the budget for a honeymoon should never be compromised. Not every family or couple can afford a big-fat wedding and a high-budget honeymoon. So it is important to plan a honeymoon well in advance and as budget-friendly as possible.
Weddings give you memories, but a honeymoon takes you on an adventure with your new permanent travel partner. Only an expensive honeymoon doesn’t need to give you a lasting memory. But an affordable honeymoon will be more memorable than ever.
Cheapest Honeymoon Destinations In The World
Thailand is one of the most favorite destinations of honeymooners. The reason being its 1500 miles of coastline with umpteenth options of picturesque beaches, and the country’s rich culture.
Thailand houses several amazing destinations worth visiting with your better half. Phuket, Krabi, Bangkok, Phi Phi Islands, and Koh Samui to mention a few. Thailand will never disappoint you. It is an ideal place for a romantic getaway.
Best time to visit Thailand: November to early April
Overall expense: INR 90,000 to 1.5 lakh
Airfare: INR 20,000 per person
Currency: Thai Baht
When your happily married ever after has just kick-started, why not choose one of the happiest countries in the world to spend your honeymoon? Bhutan, nestled in the eastern Himalayas is famous for its extravagant natural beauty, landscapes, hill stations to Buddhist temples, and monasteries.
Honeymooning or even visiting The ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’ is a surreal experience and a place which will have a lasting impression in your heart and mind. Places worth visiting in Bhutan include Thimphu Valley, Paro Valley, Taktsang Monastery and Punakha Dzong among many others.
Best time to visit Bhutan: October to December
Overall expense: INR 80,000 to 1 lakh
Airfare: INR 20,000
Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum
Indian rupee is also accepted in Bhutan
Is your partner a sunset lover? Or would you prefer a walk on the beach with your partner? Mexico is a place that will fulfill the expectations of both partners.
Mexico is a haven of beaches, mountains, dense rain forests, canyons and deserts. Oh and not to miss the mouth-watering cuisines and cities with historical value. You and your partner can explore the historic cities, water sports, cosmopolitan town, beachfront dining, picturesque beaches and natural beauty.
Best time to visit Mexico: October to May
Overall expense: INR 2.5 to 3 lakh
Airfare: INR 1 lakh
Currency: Mexican peso
The Philippines is one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations in the world. It is a go-to place for beach lovers. The country is made up of 7,641 islands. Just imagine the beauty that these islands would add up to!
The Philippines is a picture-perfect romantic paradise for honeymooners. The ideal place to soak yourself in crystal clear water with a variety of water sports, sparkling sunlight and not a cliched honeymoon spot, makes visiting this place all the more worthwhile.
Best time to visit Philippines: December to February
Overall expense: INR 80,000 to 1 lakh per couple
Airfare: INR 40,500 per person
Currency: Philippine peso
Cambodia will not burn a hole in your pocket after all the wedding expenses that might have dried up your savings. There is no dearth of wonderful places in Cambodia for couples to explore. You will immerse yourself in discovering rare cultural phenomena and luxury accompanied by pampering.
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are considered to be the romantic places in Cambodia along with several romantic getaways that include jungles, beaches, waterfalls and not to forget temples!
Best time to visit Cambodia: November to March
Overall expense: INR 75,000 to 1 lakh per couple
Airfare: INR 36,000
Currency: Cambodian Riel
Dubai is one of the budget-friendly honeymoon destinations. Here, couples will have a tough time displaying PDA due to strict laws. But you will be astounded by the skyscrapers and everything else that Dubai has to offer.
There are numerous entertainment hotspots, with oh-so-amazing nightlife, shopping sprees that your partner would love to go on, an enthralling view with tons of photo opportunities from the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa and desert safari.
Best time to visit Dubai: November to April
Overall expense: INR 1 lakh per couple
Airfare: INR 25,000 per person
One of the most peaceful honeymoon destinations, where you and your partner can be yourself while exploring caves or taking a wildlife safari. Hope you do not miss out on the couple spa here!
Romantic strolls on the beach, adrenaline rush with adventurous hikes in the mountains and mesmerizing train rides will make your honeymoon in Sri Lanka the most memorable. A few romantic must-visits for couples in Sri Lanka are Bentota, Mirissa, Kandy and Noverelia.
Best time to visit Sri Lanka: December to April
Overall expense: INR 1 lakh per couple
Airfare: INR 20,000 per person
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
Croatia, one of the cheapest honeymoon destinations is sure to ooze out the romance between the newlyweds with its enthralling beauty. Gazing at the turquoise blue water, endless natural beauty, holding hands while taking a tour of vineyards are all worth a lasting memory. You will not regret choosing this honeymoon destination. Surprising your partner with tickets to Croatia will all the more be worth it.
The romantic getaways in Croatia for honeymooners are Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Motovun, Losinj and Korcula.
Best time to visit Croatia: May to September
Overall expense: INR 1,60,000
Airfare: INR 50,000 per person
Currency: Croatian Kuna
Are you or your partner dance fanatics? Learning Salsa dance is the most romantic thing to do, especially on a honeymoon. There are several venues in Puerto Rico that provide salsa lessons.
Since Puerto Rico is an uncommon honeymoon destination, here are some things you can do. Scuba diving, a visit to monkey island, stroll through Old San Juan, hiking in a dry forest, coffee plantation tour, walk in a rainforest, street food walk and dancing in the outdoors. Do not miss out on taking the horse ride on a beach during sunset.
Best time to visit Puerto Rico: Mid-April to June
Overall expense: ———-
Airfare: INR 1 lakh per person
Currency: US Dollars
Vietnam, an inexpensive honeymoon destination would be the best choice for the newlyweds.
If you or your partner are a history buff, then you may find several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. While those who are not, the seamless scenic beauty of Vietnam will enchant you.
Da Lat is one of the most romantic destinations in Vietnam. Willing to propose to your partner again, then with a beautiful background, this might be the perfect place to reminicize your wedding days or proposal days. Other romantic places include Mai Chau, Hoi An and Phu Quoc.
Best time to visit Vietnam: February to April, August to October
Overall expense: INR 75,000 to 1 lakh
Airfare: INR 35,000 per person
Currency: Vietnamese dong
Bali is a favourite destination of many newlyweds. Commonly known as the ‘Land of Gods’, it is a beach haven, with pristine beaches and considered to be the best place for surfers, nightlife, stunning waterfalls, volcanoes, rice fields and couple spa.
Best time to visit Bali: April to October
Overall expense: INR 1.2 to 1.5 lakh
Airfare: INR 40,000
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
- Airfares mentioned for each destination are subject to change on a daily basis.
- Expenses are an approximate value as it may vary person to person depending on the country he/she lives in.
- Expenses are sourced from the Travel Triangle website.