7 Affordable Honeymoon Destinations for 2017

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Weddings are expensive, but your honeymoon doesn't have to be! And after dealing with all of the hassles of planning your perfect wedding day, you deserve to have an awesome honeymoon. The key to having an awesome, yet affordable honeymoon is finding the right destination and knowing the best time to go. Here's some honeymoon destinations that won't drain your pockets!

Riviera Maya, Mexico

 Courtesy of Karisma Hotels.

Courtesy of Karisma Hotels.

The Riviera Maya stretches along the southern part of Mexico's Yucutan Pennisula and includes towns like Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Honeymooners may particularly enjoy the towns of Tulum and Playa Del Carmen for the secluded resorts and goregous coastline
Why Go: Miles of beautiful beaches, delicious food, tons of adventure activity, diverse lodging
Best Time to Go: Anytime! Flights are always pretty affordable and budget all-inclusive packages start at $1400 per couple. Flight included :-)
Where To Stay: All- Inclusive: Fairmont Mayakoba: This beautiful Playa Del Carmen hotel offers honeymoon packages that includes complimentary private dinners, beachfront massages, champagne, spa discounts and other goodies. Non-All Inclusive- Nomade Tulum: I'm obsessed with the cuteness of this boutique hotel! The on-site wellness spa and farm to table restaurant will guarantee a relaxing honeymoon stay.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

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 The Amalfi Coast is made up of many towns along the southwestern coast of Italy. With the recent flight deals to Milan from the U.S., the Amalfi Coast can be an affordable option to travel to in 2017. You can read about my own honeymoon adventures on the Amalfi Coast here.
Why Go:  Fresh seafood, dramatic cliff-side views, relaxing atmosphere
Best Time to Go:  May, June and September for the best prices and weather
Where to Stay: Hotel Bouganville, Positano. The superior room overlooks the sea and has a private balcony. Grand Hotel Riviera, Sorrento.  The beautiful gardens and pathway to a secluded private beach sets the scene for a romantic honeymoon.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Courtesy of Hotel El Convento

 I love San Juan because you can get a feel of the Caribbean without even using your passport! The beautiful beaches and delicious Puerto Rican cuisine aren't bad either :-)
Why Go: lively atmosphere, perfect weather, diverse landscapes
Best Time to Go: Because it is a part of the Caribbean, hurricane/rainy season is something to consider. However, prices are lowest during this time and the warm weather is year-round
Where to Stay: Olive Boutique Hotel, Condado: All of the suites at this luxury boutique are romantic and beautifully designed. Hotel El Convento, Old San Juan: Right in the heart of San Juan, Hotel El Convento is perfect for couples who prefer to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental 

While Vegas is a popular place for pre-wedding bachelor/bachelorette fun, it can be magical for couples as well. With flights routinely popping up for under $100 roundtrip, combined with the abundance of luxury hotels and activities, you'll have no problem having an amazing time on a budget!
Why Go: luxurious spas, gourmet food, entertainment everywhere
Best Time to Go: During the Spring and Fall to avoid the heat
Where to Stay: Mandarin Oriental: This luxury hotel is located in the heart of the Vegas strip, but offers serenity and relaxation. Nobu Hotel: The food..and access to all of the luxuries of Caesar's Palace.

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Curacao

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Courtesy of Renaissance Curacao

Curacao provides an excellent value for honeymooners looking for a smaller Caribbean island getaway. Because the island sits below the hurricane belt, it is the perfect option for heading to the Caribbean during hurricane season.
Why Go: great diving, diverse local culture, perfect weather
Best Time to Go: All year round
Where to Stay: Renaissance Curacao Resort &Casino: Close to popular attractions, dining and nightlife. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort: Breathtaking ocean views and spa credits when booking a honeymoon package

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Courtesy of Conrad Dubai

Dubai is often perceived as an expensive place to visit..but it doesn't have to be! There have been numerous flight deals popping up to Dubai from the U.S. so it won't be difficult to travel there on a budget.
Why Go: sophisticated atmosphere, glamorous and excitement everywhere, diverse cuisines
Best Time to Go: November- Mid-April if you'd like to avoid the extreme desert heat
Where to Stay: Sofitel the Palm: Super affordable luxury accommodation on the famous Palm Jumeirah Island. Conrad Dubai: Located in the middle of Dubai's shopping district, you'll be close to to the hustle and bustle of the city and have access to luxury honeymoon packages.

Thailand

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Courtesy of Emirates

If you can find a great flight deal to this popular Southeast Asia destination, you can have an awesome honeymoon on a budget in Thailand. Because flying around Thailand and accommodations are affordable, you can enjoy the vibrant city life in Bangkok and explore the beautiful beaches of Phuket and Ko Samui.
Why Go: blissful beaches, scrumptious Thai food, and beautiful landscapes
Best Time to Go: Although the climate varies, you can visit all-year round. The dryer, cooler season is November to March.
Where to Stay:The Baray Villa, Phuket: This luxury hotel is located near the beach and offers a full service spa and in-room treatments. Ariyasom Villa, Bangkok:  Small luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Bangkok offers a quiet getaway within the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

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