- Tulum, Mexico (hotel prices & photos)
Mexico is well-known for being a more affordable honeymoon destination, and you’ll find practically an endless number of beautiful beaches, great snorkeling, and all sorts of other activities that don’t cost an arm and a leg. While some of the most famous resorts will run nearly $500 a night, and sometimes higher, you’ll find more budget-friendly options too. Tulum’s Freedom Paradise is a smaller, boutique hotel located on a secluded stretch of white sandy beach at the edge of the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Rooms open up to the sand and sea, starting as little as $79 per person per night with an all-inclusive plan which includes all meals, unlimited domestic beverages, activities, theme shows, tips and taxes.
2. Ireland (hotel prices & photos)
Ireland has become one of the best travel values for those who want to honeymoon in Western Europe. In fact, Dublin has gone from being one of the most expensive capitals to one of the best bargains. Still, your best bet is to visit the Emerald Isle’s spectacular west coast, with its picture-postcard scenery, charming villages, castles and vibrant green that stretches for what seems like forever. With Bed and Breakfast accommodations found throughout the country, you’ll have a wide range of choices, including romantic thatched-roof cottages overlooking the Atlantic, with most priced under $50 per night per person
Portugal is another one of the most affordable Western European destinations, less expensive than its neighbor Spain as well as the popular Greek Islands. It also retains much of its old-world charm, filled with ancient castles, picturesque fishing villages, and endless olive groves. Many of the eclectic urban neighborhoods are just now being complemented with chic beach retreats, along with outstanding golf courses. A full week’s stay at one of Lisbon’s five-star hotels, runs the same as just one or two nights at a luxury hotel in other European capitals. It’s also known for fairly low dining costs and rental car rates.
- Selva Negra, Nicaragua (hotel prices & photos)
For couples who enjoy adventure travel, Nicaragua is filled with fantastic, budget-friendly options, like Selva Negra. This family-run, organic farm and coffee estate offers all types of accommodations, including one-bedroom bungalows for less than $100 a night. Located within a lush, mountain setting rich with wildlife like monkeys, lizards, and all kinds of birds, you’ll have the opportunity to go horseback riding and hike to waterfalls accompanied by the exotic sounds of the jungle.
- Tatai, Cambodia (hotel prices & photos)
While flights to Cambodia aren’t cheap, once you get just about anywhere in Southeast Asia, you’ll find that your dollar goes much further than most other destinations. Jungle lodges like the 4 Rivers Lodge in Tatai, near the Thai border about halfway between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, are situated in a land with unspoiled virgin forest, rare orchids and the calls of birds of paradise as well as elusive jungle creatures. This luxury boutique resort with floating rooms comes complete with kayaks as well as offering peaceful seclusion and high-end amenities – all for about $100 a night.