The memories that you and your new husband or wife create on your honeymoon will last a lifetime, so you want them to be made in paradise, right? If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in a breathtaking destination but haven’t got a huge budget after the expense of your big day, don’t worry! With the help of Flight Network, we have discovered 5 affordable honeymoons in the most phenomenal destinations, so that you can indulge in a piece of paradise without breaking the bank.
1. Maui, Hawaii
First up is a location that has become synonymous with paradise, and for good reason! With its white, red and black sand beaches, volcanic mountains and crystal clear waters, Maui is guaranteed to give you the honeymoon of your dreams. The island has something for everyone and the Huelo Point Lookout Cottages will provide you with the ideal place to rest your head after a day of adventure or relaxation. Located in the north of the island, you will find three picture-perfect cottages and one house with easy access to numerous forests, waterfalls and unspoiled beaches. These peaceful cottages will give you and your other half all of the privacy that you need to have the perfect honeymoon, waking up to breath-taking views and enjoying each other’s company in complete serenity.
The deal: From C$250 a night +tax or C$1645 a week +tax
2. Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Breathe in the fresh, crisp mountain air and drink the world famous coffee in the beautiful city of Matagalpa. With its dynamic festivals and markets, this major Nicaraguan city allows you to revel in its urbanity whilst also giving you the option to head for the hills and explore the forests and waterfalls. Matagalpa is just ideal for your first adventure together as a married couple and the Selva Negra Ecolodge will allow you to make the most of it at a great price. Located within a nature reserve, you can stay in one of their beautiful private bungalows and with it being a family-run business, you will be blown away by the extra special touches that they provide. Here you can truly disconnect from your day-to-day life by taking romantic strolls in the rainforest or going horseback riding through the organic coffee farm.
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The deal: C$100 per night +taxes or C$600 a week +taxes. Honeymoon special: C$150 per night. Includes wine and cheese platter, fresh flowers and breakfast every morning
3. Colón Island, Panama
Colón Island is the biggest and most developed of the 9 islands which make up the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, just off the eastern coast of Panama. You’ll leave this incredible island feeling like you’ve discovered a hidden gem and having fallen in love with its Caribbean architecture, forests, coral reefs and small unspoiled beaches. After a day of gazing at Colón Island´s pure beauty and experiencing its vibrant culture, you can head back to the Punta Caracol Acqua-Lodge, where you will have direct access to the Caribbean sea from your private villa. You can watch the dolphins swimming by as you enjoy your sunrise breakfast and the dedicated staff will ensure that your experience is completely intimate and luxurious.
The deal: C$250 a night +taxes or C$2,200 a week +taxes
4. Soufrière, St. Lucia
The stunning island of St. Lucia is the epitome of paradise. Stay away from the typical tourist traps and enjoy your honeymoon in Soufrière, where the rainforest, Piton mountains and the sea meet on the west coast. This part of the island is home to hot springs and healing mineral baths which you can visit after visiting old sugar plantations or the beautiful Diamond Botanical Gardens. Staying in a Stonefield Villa will give you a private oasis to enjoy your honeymoon, with lush surroundings, a private pool and gorgeous hammocks for your afternoon nap. Escape, relax and rejuvenate with your loved one in this incredible property, all for an amazing price.
The deal: C$330 a night +taxes or C$2,300 a week +taxes
5. Cruz Bay, St. John
Last, but certainly not least, is the smallest of the three US Virgin Islands which leaves a big impression on its visitors. Around 60 percent of St. John is protected as a national park, meaning that spending your honeymoon here will allow you to be surrounded by natural beauty and unspoiled land. It has more to offer than this, though, with plenty of high-end shopping and water-based adventures for you to enjoy. In the picture-perfect town of Cruz Bay, you will find the tropical themed Gallows Point Resort, where every single room boasts ocean views from its private terrace. Although the resort sits on a private peninsula and has so many luxury amenities that you never have to leave, it is also a quick five minute walk from the town. Why not take a stroll and explore the impressive culture that the town has to offer or try out some of its local food. A truly idyllic honeymoon location, you’ll never want to leave!
The deal: C$295 a night +taxes or C$2,065 a week +taxes
Start planning your dream honeymoon right now in one of these five breathtaking locations. Stay away from the tourist traps and the extortionate prices demanded by big hotels and opt for a more intimate experience which will open your eyes to the most stunning destinations.