You’ve either decided to get married or you’re already married – either way, your honeymoon should be special. Choosing the right place and package for your romantic honeymoon is an important decision. It’s a good thing you’re doing the right research.
Our list of Unique Honeymoon Destinations on a Budget will help you decide. After that, your decision will just be a flip of a coin.
10 Unique Honeymoon Destinations on a Budget:
1. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is the most romantic place for those looking for an unforgettable honeymoon.
After all, where can a couple enjoy pristine waters sitting on an active volcano in the middle of the sea? The idea itself is romantic, isn’t it?
Apart from being one of the best places for a romantic honeymoon, it’s also a destination for weddings.
Among travelers looking for romance, it’s believed that you haven’t had a honeymoon if you haven’t kissed once under the famous Santorini sunset. This group of islands, about 200km southeast of the Greek mainland, is home to less than 20,000 people. All-inclusive offers are available at certain times of the year, so keep an eye out for them.
Top restaurants: Terra Nera, Metaxy Mas Tavern, Lolita’s Gelato
Attractions in Santorini: Fira, Iaia, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Akrotiri
2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora may be a small island, but it’s a very romantic and active honeymoon destination. If you prefer adventure included in your honeymoon, this is the place for you. There are 4×4 safaris, underwater park diving, shark feeding, hiking, parasailing etc. Compared to other beach destinations, adventures in Bora Bora are much cheaper.
You should ask your travel agent to include a midnight dinner on the beach in the all-inclusive package. Note that this romantic honeymoon destination is for all people – those who can afford five stars and those who can only afford mid-range hotels.
Top restaurants: La Villa Mahana, Lagoon by Jean-Georges, ST JAMES restaurant
Attractions in Bora Bora: Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora Lagoon, Matira Beach, Leopard Stingray Hollow, Cape Tupitipiti, White Valley
3. Maui, Hawaii
If you want the most romantic honeymoon with the best service at the resorts, this is the place for you. This honeymoon destination is also known for its adventure activities, which are prevalent both inside and outside the hotels. There’s snorkeling, scuba diving, ziplining, mountain biking and surfing for the more adventurous honeymooners. For the not so adventurous there’s always wine tasting, fine dining, museums and golf.
There’s both gourmet food and not-so-gourmet street food options in this holiday destination.In short, your Maui honeymoon will depend on your idea of it. Since all resorts face the sea, it’s best to get a suite with a view, even if it will cost a little more. Look for deals or all-inclusive packages to save money because Maui can sometimes be expensive.
Best restaurants: Ululani Shave Ice, Ululani Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mama’s Fish House
Maui attractions: Lahaina, Kihei, Kaanapali, Wailea, Wailuku, Kahului
4. Florence, Italy
Like Bora Bora, Florence is also a small honeymoon destination – just Bora Bora will take you on a beach holiday, while Florence is a small riverside town. This is where the Renaissance began. If you want your honeymoon to be remembered as an artistic extravaganza, you should choose this place.
The world’s best art is available here in Florence and all this art can only make your experience wonderful. Florence is also known for its food and wine – so be prepared to chow down with your spouse on your honeymoon. While Florence tourism is firmly entrenched, it can sometimes be hard to get all the packages available for this destination… so plan ahead. Here’s an idea to make your honeymoon special – stand over the Arno River and admire the sunset. There’s no recommended location – any spot on the bridge will do for seeing the wonders of Florence.
Best restaurants: Marco Ottaviano Il Gelato, The Book Pub, Salumeria Verdi
Points of interest in Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Galleria dell’Accademia, Piazza del Duomo, Santa Croce Basilica
5. Venice, Italy
Venice is a romantic honeymoon destination where you’ll love getting lost – with your spouse, of course. If you have other ideas, we won’t try to stop you. The beautiful canals and gondolas make it seem as if Venice was built for honeymooners. You don’t need to plan your day in Venice – you’ll find beauty, history, romance and happiness in every corner of Venice. Don’t miss the speciality of the place – Venetian cuisine. Remember that the spreads here are big, so go hungry before you head out for lunch. Both baroque music and modern opera have their origins in Venice, so don’t miss them during your honeymoon.
Best restaurants: Dal Moro’s – Fresh Pasta To, Ristorante Alle Corone, Riviera
Venice sights: Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Cathedral, La Fenice Opera House, Palazzo Museo A, San Giorgio Maggiore
6. Crete, Greece
Crete is as Greek as Greece can get. It’s artistic, pristine, sun-drenched, rough, sandy and everything in between. All this makes it the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon, with or without kids. If visiting the cave where Zeus was born is your romantic notion, don’t overlook Crete. Get an all-inclusive offer now and see if they can squeeze a suite into the same offer. Amazing beaches are an endless appeal for travelers. After your honeymoon in Crete, it’s likely you’ll land again, perhaps with your kids in tow. The people of Crete love tradition – if you prefer a traditional honeymoon, look no further than this Greek coastal town.
Best restaurants: Every restaurant in Crete is worth a visit.
Attractions in Crete: Chania, Rethymnon, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Malia
7. Kauai, Hawaii
This romantic island with over 60 beaches is the perfect honeymoon destination. Just to fully explore this county, you need a long honeymoon. Kauai is not used for commercial purposes, so you’ll feel at home and relaxed. In fact, if you need to take the kids with you on your honeymoon, Kauai is a great option.
There are plenty of water sports, snorkeling, surfing etc. If you love nature, you can also spend time with turtles, whales and the ever-loving dolphins. Ask for a suite with a sea view at an affordable price. There’s no point in holidaying on Kauai if you don’t have a view of the beautiful sea.
Best restaurants: Pink’s Creamery, Hee Fat department stores’, Hukilau Lanai
Kauai attractions: Kapaa, Princeville, Poipu, Koloa, Lihue, Hanalei
When it comes to stunning white sand beaches and underwater adventures, nothing beats this romantic country, which is a favorite among honeymooners. If you’re a beach lover, the Maldives is for you – there’s no better beach destination.
There are no fewer than 1,200 beaches in the 1,200 islands that make up the Maldives. The Maldives is such an amazing holiday destination that over a million people come here to enjoy its romance. The richness of the underwater world in this romantic country cannot be described in words. It has to be experienced and noticed for yourself. The water is at room temperature, which means… you can feel it on your skin.
Top restaurants: Thila, Sea Fire Salt.Sky, Family Room
Attractions in Maldives: Male, Hulhumale, Maafushi Island, Alimatha Island, Maldives Victoria
9. Martinique, France
For your honeymoon you can also choose a place where two cultures meet and combine – Martinique. This affordable Caribbean holiday destination is surrounded by France, which is sure to make your honeymoon exotic. What makes this destination special are the black sand beaches that are not found in other parts of the world.
This holiday destination is known for its endless summers – it’s always the most suitable temperature for a holiday. If your spouse is outdoors, it would be a good idea to contact your travel agent for an all-inclusive package.
Top restaurants: LE VILCAT, Al Casanova, Le Mabuya
Attractions in Martinique: Trois-lès, Fort-de-France, Sainte-Anne, Le Diamant, Saint-Luce, L’anse, d’Arles
If you’re looking for a honeymoon with a romantic atmosphere, colorful culture and plenty of attractions, Tahiti is for you. Tahiti is beautiful with greenery all around, stunning black sand beaches, clear water, etc. Tahiti’s music scene is second to none.
If you like to shake a leg or love great music, we highly recommend Tahiti as a honeymoon destination. Other than that, the food is great, the drinks are great. What more do you want in the days after a wedding? At certain times of the year, hotels and resorts offer affordable deals to suit all pockets, so plan ahead.
Top restaurants: Le Grillardin, La Plage de Maui, Chez Aro
Attractions in Martinique: Aremiti Ferry, Tahiti and Islands Museum, Paofai Gardens, Waipahi Water Gardens, Faarumai Falls