Let’s face it, not everyone can plan a lavish honeymoon full of luxurious gourmet dinners and a suite overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Everyone wishes to, of course, and some may live their dream, but that doesn’t mean you cannot have a great and memorable honeymoon if you’re on a budget that is a bit lighter in the pocket. With good planning and a careful selection of your destination, you can indulge in the best of honeymoons because the world is full of beautiful and atmospheric places that are just right for you. Thus, we bring you the 10 best honeymoon destinations on a budget!
Best honeymoon destinations on a budget
1. Bali, Indonesia
Often the ‘go to’ destination for an economical honeymoon, the island of Bali in Indonesia is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, budget or no budget. Our Bali honeymoon packages offer luxurious beach resorts at excellent prices where you can indulge in a bit of affordable vanity with your partner. Engage in a romantic dinner on Kuta beach or simply stroll in the Ubud art market. For a dash of spirituality, visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple. What’s more, you can even share an adrenaline shot with your partner over a variety of watersports in Bali.
Budget: Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 1.2 Lakh per couple for 6 Nights, 7 Days
Things to do: Explore beaches, parasailing, diving, snorkelling
Best time to visit: May, June, September
Must Read: 30 Incredible Things To Do In Bali
There is something about beaches and romance. The white sandy beaches and blue waters of Malaysia are a treat for lovestruck honeymooners. With a budget that doesn’t shoot through the roof, you can enjoy a perfect honeymoon in one of the many beach resorts of Malaysia, or simply marvel at the cityscape in Kuala Lumpur. Walk hand in hand with your loved one on soft sand and enjoy the excellent cuisine on offer. Famous among couples is the archipelago of Langkawi and the Tioman Islands. Go SCUBA diving and feast your eyes on the dazzling, glittering world underneath the sea.
Budget: Rs. 90,000/- to Rs. 1.2 Lakh per couple for 6 Nights, 7 Days
Things to do: Diving, adventure sports, trekking, shopping
Best time to visit: September-December
3. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a perfect blend of mountainous terrain and sparkling beaches. With its economical expenses, Sri Lanka can be one of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget. An excellent add-on is a delicious cuisine that Sri Lanka is famous for. Our Sri Lanka honeymoon packages will allow you to feast on mouth-watering seafood as you enjoy the scenic view of the setting sun. Among the most popular places among honeymooners is Kandy, the city on a plateau which houses fascinating temples. A more honeymoon-friendly place is the resort town of Bentota, which has excellent beaches and resorts for a dash of luxury.
Budget: Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh per couple for 4 Nights, 5 Days
Things to do: Beach activities, jungle safari, water sports, street shopping
Best time to visit: September to January
Recommended Read: A guide to delicious Sri Lankan cuisine
4. Bhutan – Among the best honeymoon destinations on a budget
For a touch of spirituality amidst the Himalayan ranges, choose Bhutan as your honeymoon destination. The calm, serene atmosphere in Bhutan is lovely for couples looking for a honeymoon away from the hustle-bustle of major cities. With a backdrop of mountains and temples perched on cliffs, Bhutan offers amazingly scenic vistas. The surprisingly low expenses make Bhutan one of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget, especially for Indians, who are not required to pay the hefty $200 per day sum. Witness the most gorgeous views as your plane lands in Paro and head over to Thimpu to look at marvellous Dzongs.
Budget: Rs. 80,000/- to Rs. 1 Lakh per couple for 5 Nights, 6 Days
Things to do: Temple hopping, biking tour, spiritual tour
Best time to visit: October, November
Nepal is similar to Bhutan in so many ways, and yet it has its own distinctive personality. For mountain lovers and trekkers, Nepal can be an excellent honeymoon spot. Add a dash of originality to your honeymoon and make it an adventurous one as you hike your way over mountains with your partner. And it is cheap! Among many budget honeymoon destinations, Nepal might just be the best. Couples can also dabble in river rafting and bungee jumping in Nepal. Visit temples in Kathmandu or begin your Himalayan trail from Pokhara.
Budget: Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 80,000 per couple for 5 Nights, 6 Days
Things to do: Trekking, river rafting, bungee jumping
Best time to visit: All year round
Oh yes. Don’t let its war-torn history fool you. That was decades ago. The lush green forests of Vietnam and beautiful beaches make for a great and memorable honeymoon. And the absence of a hole in your pocket makes Vietnam one of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget. You can indulge in glorious luxury with your partner at high-end beach resorts at excellent prices. It even has a city of love – Da Lat, which is surrounded by hills and forests. Couples can also explore the city of Ho Chi Minh and partake in a bit of sightseeing.
Budget: Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh per couple for 6 Nights, 7 Days
Things to do: Enjoy beach walks, water sports, street shopping
Best time to visit: November to March
Budget: Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 1.2 Lakh for 7 Nights, 6 Days
Things to do: Relax on beaches, snorkelling, Scuba diving, shopping, relishing Thai cuisine
Best time to visit: September to May
Our Thailand honeymoon packages are awaiting you!
8. Philippines – Among offbeat honeymoon destinations on a budget
Another beachy locale in Asia that is extremely budget-friendly and perfect for honeymooners. Its innumerable beaches are filled with white sand and beautiful blue water. And if you ever want to change your island, just hop onto another, because the Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands, and each and every one is as pretty as the last. Indulge in various water sports and evening beach walks at Mactan Island or Boracay Island or simply go street shopping in Manila.
Budget: Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh per couple for 7 nights, 6 days
Things to do: Enjoy seafood, snorkelling, diving, beach hopping
Best time to visit: November to February
Cambodia, like Vietnam and close to it, is also a great honeymoon destination if you’re on a budget. Stay in resorts located on pristine beaches and enjoy delectable seafood with your partner. There is lush green vegetation here and a hiking trip can be an excellent idea with your partner. Go to Angkor marvel at the archaeological sites, or simply look at exotic temples in and around Siem Reap. Cambodia is potentially one of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget.
Budget: Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh per couple for 6 nights, 7 days
Things to do: Hiking, beach hopping, shopping, enjoy seafood
Best time to visit: October to April
Yet another budget-friendly honeymoon destination, yet another country full of beaches. Like we said earlier, there is something about beaches and romance. For splendid beaches, visit Setubal, which also offers excellent hiking opportunities for the enthusiastic. For a touch of romance, visit Sintra and marvel at the awe-inspiring palaces and castles that it is famous for. And what better place for some delicious food other than Lisbon? Explore the city and find your favourite cafes.
Budget: 1 to 1.5 Lakh per couple for 4 Nights, 5 Days
Things to do: Visit Monuments and Castles, trekking, hiking, paragliding
Best time to visit: March to October
So worry not, our dear newlyweds, because there isn’t a lack of options if you want to enjoy each other’s company on a budget honeymoon. The 10 destinations mentioned above are some of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget. So you wouldn’t have to eat into your savings and yet enjoy that perfect honeymoon.