11/7/2022     by Jonathan Hermann

Honeymoon Budget Battle

In this corner, we have a fabulous destination that will not break the bank, giving you everything you need to celebrate your beautiful union. In the other corner, we have its luxurious cousin, a destination with a similar vibe that allows you to amp up the experiences with luxurious add-ons. Read on to see how they compare.


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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun for Budget

  • Stay in trendy beachfront hotels for every budget.
  • Find authentic Mexican fare away from tourist-friendly areas.
  • Discover shopping and nightlife options for all tastes.
  • Visit local Maya ruins that cost less than major sites hours away.
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The Maldives

The Maldives for Luxe

  • Stay in an underwater villa 16 feet below the surface of the ocean.
  • Explore the Maldives' UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in a personal submarine.
  • Rent a private yacht and go deep-sea fishing.
  • Take a scenic flight over the islands.



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Alaska for Budget

  • Take a cruise where everything you need is included in the ticket price.
  • Fly off on a flightseeing tour — they’re more affordable than you might think.
  • Hike on public trails that take you over glaciers.
  • Explore Alaska’s National Parks, most of which don’t charge an entrance fee.
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Hawaii for Luxe

  • Cruise around the scenic highways of Maui in a 1957 Porsche Speedster.
  • Charter a private boat and go whale watching.
  • Take a thrilling helicopter tour over the jagged cliffs and remote valleys of the Napali Coast.
  • Feed, train and create close bonds with dolphins with an actual trainer.


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Thailand for Budget

  • Browse the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar to find the best souvenirs.
  • Help protect rescued pachyderms at the Elephant Nature Park.
  • Find delicious Thai food at street markets for less than $2 a plate.
  • Rent a motorbike and explore the area in search of private beaches and hidden coves.
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Japan for Luxe

  • Soak in a private onsen, a Japanese hot spring.
  • Spend the evening with a sake expert in Tokyo.
  • Stay in a hotel with a view of Mount Fuji.
  • Dine on Kobe beef, the caviar of meat.


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The Bahamas

The Bahamas for Budget

  • Take a free tour and sample local rum at John Watling’s Distillery.
  • Feast on inexpensive fresh fish at Arawak Cay, aka the Fish Fry.
  • Visit the Queen’s Staircase and pay a local for a history lesson.
  • Enjoy a free visit to Fort Fincastle, a limestone fortress built in 1793.
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St. Lucia

St. Lucia for Luxe

  • Stay in a luxury resort without a wall, giving you endless views.
  • Enjoy a private romantic dinner while stargazing on the rooftop Celestial Terrace.
  • Explore the Pitons with a private guide.
  • Tour a volcano’s caldera and then finish with a mud bath in the sulfur springs.

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      Barcelona, Spain

      Barcelona for Budget

      • People-watch while snacking on street food on the pedestrian avenue La Rambla.
      • Stroll the expansive grounds of Gaudí’s Park Güell for free.
      • See the city from atop Barcelona Cathedral for just a few dollars.
      • Get cultured at the Picasso Museum, which is free for a few hours every Sunday.
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      Paris, France

      Paris for Luxe

      • Skip the lines on private tours of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
      • Gain a new perspective of the city on a romantic, private boat ride down the Seine.
      • Put on your fanciest clothes for a night out at the Paris Opera.
      • Circle Paris in a hot air balloon, champagne included.

      Whatever your budget, we can help you plan an unforgettable honeymoon. Contact a travel agency today!

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