We hear from newly engaged couples…
"I saw this amazing picture of a honeymoon idea on Instagram, but what does that kind of honeymoon really cost?"
"I have always dreamed of visiting a certain island for my honeymoon, what does it take to do that?"
"I just don’t know what is possible for my honeymoon, where should we look at going? What are the best honeymoon ideas?"
"We definitely want an all-inclusive honeymoon resort, what destination has that?"
When couples want all-inclusive, the below options are top of the list. While you may find an all-inclusive resort at another location, these locations are where the best and most popular all-inclusive resort options are located.
Cancun and Riviera Maya Mexico have some of the best air service in the Caribbean. Better air service means spending less to get to your honeymoon destination and more to spend on it. Some airports even have non-stop options. There are so many options for resorts in Riviera Maya, it’s hard not to find something you love. Because of the many options, this is also where we tend to see some of the latest and newest all-inclusive trends as resorts strive to stand out.
The Dominican Republic is known for beautiful beaches, which are great for honeymoons! The palm-studded beaches and quick transfer times from the airport make this a popular hot spot that gets you on your honeymoon fast.
Los Cabos has so many new luxury resort options spread across several towns. It’s a chic destination that combines the beauty of desert and the majesty of the Pacific ocean. While many beaches here are not swimmable, they are gorgeous and many resorts have spectacular views and sunsets. This is also a great place for those who want to explore local culture in the little towns that surround the area.
Jamaica is so many different locations in one country. From laid-back Negril to the party of Montego Bay to the quiet forest reserves of the South Coast…there really is a Jamaica for everyone. There are tons of all-inclusive options here including the flagship resorts for the famous Sandals resorts brand.
For those who can’t commit to just one island, a cruise is fantastic way to get to explore many the best of the best of the Caribbean on your honeymoon (without ever having to repack!). Most cruises can also be done with domestic airfare (=shorter flights) or by driving to the port. New adult-only options are also now available!
St. Lucia exudes romance around every lush corner of the incredible landscape framed by the towering Pitons. It’s truly a unique island known for boutique hotels and an amazing farm-to-table food scene. Never boring, there is always something amazing to explore on a St. Lucia honeymoon.
For those who would rather trade the beach for bears, Alaska is a bucket-list destination calling many for a honeymoon of glaciers, mountains, hiking, fishing, and flying. Amazing animal experiences and jaw dropping scenery make this an unforgettable and unique honeymoon.
$3,000-$6,000 + food
Disney World is a nostalgic favorite for many. Whether you want to relieve childhood magic together or you want to experience the wonder of Disney for the first time, Disney knows how to make celebrations like honeymoons special. Few places rival Disney World on incredible restaurants and amazing entertainment. If you like options, Disney always has something else to offer.
These options are best suited to those who have more time to travel as flight times and time change can be significant. These destinations are best explored, including their cuisine. While you may find an all-inclusive hotel at these destinations, we don’t recommend them as the best options aren’t found there. We recommend having a separate food budget for your stay.
$4,000-$7,000 + food
Bali is a much-lauded tropical oasis. From volcanoes to tiered-rice paddy valleys, this Asian honeymoon hot spot has incredible beaches, jungles, and culture. You can hide out in a hidden jungle resort or beach bum on a secluded shore.
$4,500-$7,000 + food
Thailand is the gem of East Asia. The hospitality is legendary here. The people are friendly, the food delicious, and the resorts amazing. Few places have so many options including villas, elephants, thriving cities and remote jungles…all within a short flight of some of the best beaches in the world.
$4,500-$7,000 + food
One of the #1 most desired honeymoon destination is the beautiful Aloha State. Volcanoes, history, surfing, luaus, and unrivaled natural beauty can be found here all without a passport. The welcoming sense of family brings many honeymooners back again and again to this tropical paradise.
$4,500-$8,000 + food
Ancient civilization meets islands galore. Whether you want to island hop or ruin walk, Greece has some beautiful options for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon. Those iconic blue and white dotted islands cliffs await with killer sunsets and culture.
$5,000-$7,000 + food
The Emerald Isle has a romance that lives tucked around the lush rolling hills and fairytale castles. You can even stay in a manor castle or next to a lively pub. Ireland is fantastic for nature-lovers and explorers who like to see things at their own pace on their honeymoon.
$6,000-$8,000 + food
Known for its cuisine, history, architecture, and beautiful vistas, Italy is hard to beat for a cultured honeymoon. Whether you want to stroll the Roman streets, see some of the world’s most precious buildings, sip the wineries of Tuscany, or jet boat around the colorful coast, there is never a lack of things to do and see on an Italian honeymoon.
$7,000-$13,000 + food
The original over-the-water bungalow sensation started here for a reason. The thatched roofs of Tahiti sit on atolls that surround mountainous green islands and stretch across azure lagoons with crystal water. The snorkeling is as amazing as the luxury and quiet. This is the perfect honeymoon spot to get away from it all.
$7,000-$13,000 + food
The Maldives makes for a perfect globe-trotting honeymoon. Many couples choose to do a stay in a second exotic location like Dubai on their way to these Indian islands. These remote luxury resorts, often reached only by private air or boat, are perfect for exclusive romance with incredible views.
Of course, your honeymoon may be longer or shorter than a week. You may not have to fly to some of these destinations. Or, you might live far enough from a major international airport than airfare is higher than average. These numbers are meant to be a starting point for a conversation with your travel professional (hopefully, us).
As travel advisors, we know you aren’t an average, you are special couple with your exact dreams for your honeymoon. Those dreams should be tailor made to you. Ready to have your perfect honeymoon details taken care of by a professional? Contact us today to get started on your dream honeymoon.
About The Traveling Compass:
The Traveling Compass is a full-service luxury travel agency. Our success is built on a foundation of unmatched expertise and outstanding customer service. Our travel agents specialize in international travel, corporate incentive trips, destination weddings & honeymoons, multigenerational travel, luxury leisure, and family travel. We are also Authorized Disney Vacation Planners with experience assisting families that have children with special needs or large families or groups with complicated dining reservations for over 20 guests. Our personalized travel itineraries are designed to help discerning, time-pressed travelers plan the most elaborate vacations, down to the smallest detail. As luxury travel agents, we are dedicated to creating and facilitating travel experiences that expand awareness and give each person a real sense of the country and culture they are visiting. It is our mission to make sure you have the travel experience of a lifetime, every time.