10 Budget-Friendly Exotic Honeymoon Destinations
Dress, suit, shoes, restaurant, photographer, music, menu, makeup. Crucial elements when you are preparing for the biggest event in your life. All without exception. And that’s because you want everything to be perfect, but above perfection, you want to be memorable. It’s just that all this attracts the prices you have to pay, and one of them, perhaps the biggest, is the stress. Fortunately, for him there is an antidote: the honeymoon.
Assuming you have already set up the restaurant and the musicians, that the dress and the costume are already in the wardrobe, the most relevant question comes from it: have you thought where will you spend the well-deserved honeymoon ? One of the oldest matrimonial rituals, the honeymoon, is a relaxing, carefree period in which, immediately after the wedding, the ladies make the least pleasure and try to recompose after the chaos of the wedding for the ordinary life.
Although related differently in both Greek and Northern mythology, the honeymoon has retained its essence even today. Today, thanks to affordable flights and accommodation rates, modern ladies are increasingly choosing tropical places as honeymoon destinations.
And then, in order to make it easier to decide where to spend your honeymoon, we have prepared a complete list of 10 exotic destinations, including tips on budgeting, accommodation and, of course, the best time to get choose the long-awaited matrimonial holiday.
When it comes to Goa, we inevitably think of the sun, hot sand, beach parties, all combined with spirituality and indisputably indo-Portuguese culture, both in culinary culture and architectural style. Tourist destination since the time of the settlers, Goa has transformed over time into a bohemian destination that many artists of our time prefer. Recognized for long golden sand strips, very affordable prices, excellent food and welcoming people, Goa is therefore the place where tourists choose to spend both annual and honeymoon holidays.
What is the best time for a holiday in Goa?
November to January. However, in February, you can enjoy good weather and lower rates than in the peak months, or December and January.
Where can you go to Goa?
Calangute, Baga or Palolem are some of the most vibrant destinations here, which is why tourists prefer them. Otherwise, if you are rather an amateur of quiet stays, away from agglomeration, you have to choose between Candolim or Arambol, both of them equally good.
Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as one of the most beautiful islands he has ever seen and rightly so. In fact, the famous explorer’s statement is still valid today, with virgin beaches, not yet legged by man’s feet, the green jungle inside the island, but also impressive fauna. All this makes the “Indian Tear”, as it is called, a destination that must be seen once in a human life.
In addition, the dream landscapes, the nature, the welcoming people and the slow pace of life flowing here make Sri Lanka a perfect destination for all those who want to live full of relaxation. And yet, the island also offers plenty of activities that you can discover in a honeymoon.
What is the best time to go to Sri Lanka?
Having a complex climate that can be interpreted differently due to the three monsoons, but also depending on where you want to go. Thus, between January and April, the west coast and the south of the island (we are talking here at Galle, Hikkaduwa, Bentota, Negombo, Mirissa, Tangalle) enjoy the best weather. Between June and September, the northern and eastern coasts (Arugam Bay, Passekudah, Trincomlee, Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli) are best suited for the beach.
Located in an active volcano, Santorini is considered to be a jewel of the Aegean Sea and one of the most visited islands of Greece, but also one of the most romantic destinations in the world, being always on the top of young people’s marriage everywhere.
Why would you want to spend your honeymoon in Santorini? Let’s think! Because of the amazing sunsets ? Or crystal water? Or can be the colorful beaches, the white houses sunbathing or, why not, the Greek culinary culture? All this, and many more, are powerful enough reasons to relive you in Santorini after the event of your life.
What is the best time to visit Santorini?
Summer months are a good time to get here, but also take into consideration the fact that these summer months are the most crowded. So, June or September could be a more inspirational choice for a holiday in Santorini.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Imagine now an island paradise with a sand so white and so fine that you would not even say it’s real. Add crisp waters, turquoise, or plenty of affordable accommodation options, and you might choose one of the most exotic destinations for an unforgettable honeymoon in the Caribbean.
What is the best time to go to Punta Cana?
In the Dominican Republic it is summer all year long, but the peak season is the June-September period when it is very hot. In the so-called winter months, ie between December and March, temperatures drop to a comfortable temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, so the best time for a holiday in Punta Cana is November-April.
Another thing you should know from the start is that in August-October, like all the other Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic is exposed to hurricanes. Take this into account when planning your vacation.
Located near the coast of Tanzania, just 35 km away, Zanzibar is a tropical destination that has quickly climbed to the honeymoon destinations, not only because of the luxury resorts and perfect beaches, but also due to marine activities and unique cultural experience. Being a former Portuguese colony, Oman’s sultanate, but also a protectorate of Great Britain, Zanzibar succeeded in gaining independence only in 1963, its history becoming a particular culture over time.
In Zanzibar you go first to lose the notion of time and to enjoy the slow pace of life on the island. How else, if not lying all day on the beach? And what else would be more appropriate after the exhausting period of time before, with so many organizational details, but also after the wedding itself?
What is the best time to go to Zanzibar?
Between June and October, but also during the winter, November and December. Be careful though, Zanzibar can be a great choice to get rid of the cold winters and why not spend New Year’s Eve on honeymoon.
When it comes to Thailand, it’s hard to think of a single destination, on one hand is Bangkok, which you could dedicate for 2-3 days, or the traditional Chiang Mai, on the other hand, where you could spend it easy a week. For an exotic honeymoon, beach resorts such as Ao Nang or Railay (Krabi) could be an excellent base for island hopping and explore the tropical havens of the Andaman Sea.
Any adventurer might fall in love with Thailand, finding white sandy beaches, coral reefs, stunning caves, cascades and unpopulated islands everywhere. Sure, if you’re not very fond of adventure, you do not have to take a step back, on the contrary, because Thailand will surprise you anyway!
What is the best time to go to Thailand?
Winter months are the best time, somewhere between November and February. The off season would be March-May, so then, afterwards, to follow the rainy season.
Unmatched from the international charts with exotic destinations such as Best Islands in the World, Palawan is a rare piece of heaven. Located at an hour and a half from Manila, Palawan can be a memorable experience for your honeymoon.
What is the best time to go to Palawan?
March-June marks the best time to spend an unforgettable holiday in Palawan, but remember that it is also the warmest.
For those youngsters who marry only to spoil, indulge and indulge again, there is also the option of spending their honeymoon on a cruise ship making a tour of the Caribbean islands. In this way, he could have all the spoil in the world, but in addition, he should not even lift a finger to organize the holiday.
However, considering the gorgeous Caribbean itinerary, but also the activities and services on board, such a cruise could be a perfect idea for a honeymoon and as little headaches.
You can dream of having an exotic experience on some of the most untouched beaches in the world during the honeymoon. Or why not, spend one day, one in a row, on some of the more than 1000 coral islands in the archipelago and bathing at night in the light of the bioluminescent plankton. If you dream of all this, you can clearly put the Maldives on your list.
What is the best time to go to the Maldives?
December-February is the best time frame and is also a peak season. March-April is the mid-term period, where you can still have very good weather, at least if we take the weather. One above the other, the Maldives is a destination you can visit all year round.
The first place is back in the top of the island of the gods. Lush vegetation, great waves, just good to hop on top of a surfboard, the finest infinite pools, coffee and tea crops, rice terraces modified like in Photoshop, well, these are just some of the reasons what could you bring to Bali?
Seminyak could be a great base for a stay at the beach, but also for exploring the island. Hindu culture and religion, as well as special customs, together create a fantastic experience for a honeymoon, but not only. Bali is the island that has inspired many Eat, Pray, Love scenarios and has opened its eyebrows for curious tourists today, many of them even fresh to marriage.
What is the best time for a holiday in Bali?
The peak season is in July and August, but also in December, around the winter holidays, respectively in early January. However, just like the Maldives, Bali is a destination that tourists can visit without problems throughout the year.