No matter what you and your soulmate are looking for, there’s one affordable honeymoon destination you might not have thought of yet, according to Conde Nast Traveler. The travel publication this week included Belize in its list of budget-friendly destinations for romance. Here’s what CNT had to say.
Affordable Honeymoon Destinations You Might Not Have Thought of Yet
No matter what your nuptials look like—an intimate backyard ceremony, a big bash destination wedding, or even an elopement—the honeymoon that comes after should be a relaxing time to decompress and revel in the company of your new spouse. But similar to wedding planning, curating the perfect honeymoon often comes with the stress of keeping costs within a budget.
According to Sara Margulis, CEO and co-founder of Honeyfund, there are several factors to consider when choosing where to go on your honeymoon, especially if affordability is a top concern. For example, an expensive flight might be worth the cost if the destination offers low enough prices on accommodations and activities—especially if the flight itself can be further offset by gifts or points and miles.
“If you have loyalty points, airline miles, or a honeymoon fund, you might prioritize these far-off spots and live the high life relatively cheaply while you’re there,” Margulis says.
It’s a balancing act that depends on your interests and finances, but to serve as a bit of inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best affordable honeymoon destinations where you can indulge in luxury at a more reasonable rate, with options in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Rounding out our list of relatively cheap honeymoon destinations: Belize. If you and your future spouse appreciate action-packed adventures on the water as much as a lazy day lounging on the beach, head to Ambergris Caye. Located near the Belize Barrier Reef, Ambergris Caye is the perfect starting point for snorkeling and scuba diving excursions, especially to the famous dive site known as the Great Blue Hole. The impressive ecosystem is the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and home to a variety of wildlife: seahorses, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, manatees, and more. You can also try your hand at kitesurfing or relax on a sunset sailing.
This is an excerpt from the article published by Conde Nast Traveler. Read the full list here.
Honeymoon on Ambergris Caye With These CC+L Picks
Looking for somewhere romantic to start off your marriage in Belize? As Belize’s largest island and its top travel destination, Ambergris Caye is in no short supply of romantic stays to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are some options to start with, courtesy of the Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle team.
For a beachfront stay in the heart of all the action, head to Sunbreeze Suites and Sunbreeze Hotel inside San Pedro Town. With both places situated just a stone’s throw away from world-class bars, restaurants, and attractions, you and your other half will want for nothing during your Belize honeymoon.
Head further north for a tranquil stay in one of the luxury villas that dot the property at La Perla del Caribe. Enjoy an intimate getaway at these modern beach homes that come complete with concierge service and even your own personal chef if you’d like.
Also on Ambergris Caye’s northside, Matachica Resort is a honeymooner haven. Indulge in Belizean eats reimagined at the onsite Mambo Restaurant. Then, spend your days lounging in your casita hammock or head offshore for some snorkeling with your soulmate.