Honeymoons are often thought of as lavish and luxurious vacations where newlyweds can relax and enjoy their time together. Luxurious and relaxing does not have to be expensive. Newlyweds can save some much-needed cash by picking a less expensive honeymoon location that they can enjoy just as much as basking in the luxury of the south of France. cruises, Mexican vacations and winter destination honeymoons can all be great honeymoons without sending the newlywed couple into debt.
Mexico’s weak currency and reliance on tourism often means blowout deals on travel. West Coast couples also have the opportunity to drive into Mexico, which saves on airfare. If you must fly, book your flight 30 days in advance for the best deal, and shop around for an all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive resorts often offer room upgrades and other specials for honeymoon couples, and the romantic setting on the beach is deal for honeymooners.
Cruises can be an inexpensive and luxurious way to spend a honeymoon. Because most cruises are all-inclusive, you will spend less than you would if you flew to a location and booked a hotel. Cruising to the Caribbean from the Eastern Seaboard can be particularly inexpensive, running around $600 to $1,500 for two people, depending on the length of the cruise, ports of call and departure port. Excursions and planned trips off the boat will cost extra, but the lower cost of cruising can help to offset additional costs. Book a cruise three to six months in advance for the best rates.
If you life nearby a winter hot spot, book a room in advance and honeymoon on the slopes. If you book a peak-period trip during off-peak months, you will get a better deal. Many skiing and snowboarding locales offer honeymoon specials. Since there are plenty of mountains to choose from in the U.S., stick to one that is closer to home. For example, head down to the Poconos in Pennsylvania if you are in the Tri-State area. Driving to your location will cost less than if you flew somewhere, and you can spend as little as three days on a honeymoon to keep costs low without feeling bad about wasting airfare on a short trip. To save more money, look for a resort or hotel that offers deals on ski instruction or lift-ticket discounts.