Belize Is A “Swoon-worthy Honeymoon Destination That Won’t Break the Bank”

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Your honeymoon should provide some much-needed rest after months of wedding planning — but in reality, planning an expensive honeymoon after an already pricey celebration can feel a little daunting. According to WeddingWire’s 2020 Wedding Report, which is based on data from over 25,000 U.S. couples who were married in 2019, couples spend roughly $28,000 on their ceremony and reception and an additional $5,000 on their honeymoon, on average. Fret not, frugal lovebirds, there are plenty of luxurious honeymoon destinations, like Belize, even for couples on a budget. Below, Travel + Leisure compiles 12 of their Swoon-worthy Honeymoon Destination That Won’t Break the Bank, and Belize is at the top of the list!

Staying Within Budget

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Explore the Xunantunich as a newlywed couple. Photo courtesy San Ignacio Resort Hotel

It’s understandable if you’re feeling a little hesitant about booking that multi-country European tour you’ve been dreaming of. But, you can still book an amazing and affordable honeymoon (and an international one, at that) if you’re smart about where and when you go. Take the budget-friendly honeymoon destination Belize: there’s tourism hubs within that are a little less discovered and a little more affordable. In addition, traveling during the off-season means lower priced lodging (and fewer people), while tracking flights will ensure you buy tickets when prices are at their lowest.

Honeymooners Love Belize

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Cheers to life! Photo courtesy Grand Caribe Resort

Honeymooners love Belize, a gorgeous slice of Central America that serves up beach paradise with a side of tropical forest. Belize City, the nation’s largest urban area, is perfect for active couples, who can go kayaking or snorkeling and visit the nearby Mayan sites Xunantunich and Cahal Pech or the jaguar preserve.

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Did someone say couples massage? Photo courtesy Victoria House Resort & Spa

Belize is also home to many all-inclusive resorts, which will save money on food and drinks. Resorts on Ambergris Caye overlook the second largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea while offering an array of complementary activities, such as kayaking, bird watching, paddle boarding, and bicycle rentals. And, if you want to stretch your dollar into a really luxurious stay, you can even rent your own private island off the coast for less than $800. Nonetheless, you can stay swoon-worthy and in budget on your honeymoon by choosing Belize.

Looking for a tailor-made honeymoon in Belize – Contact ROEming Belize Travel Agency – Your Belize Honeymoon Planner and romance specialist. 

Header photo courtesy Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, featuring a guest proposal. Read the full list of Swoon-worthy Honeymoon Destination That Won’t Break the Bank on Travel + Leisure.
Editor's Note: this article was first shared on January 28, 2021.

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