Best Honeymoons Under £1,000
Small budget honeymoons can be just as romantic as big ones – it just takes a bit of insider knowledge and insight into what makes you both tick on holiday. Here are my tips for the best honeymoons costing under £1,000 per person.
Remember there are a lot of perks out there for honeymooners – from room upgrades to sunset dinners on the beach, so always remember to spell it out that you are newlyweds.
Staying in the UK is an obvious choice to save huge amounts of cash on the journey. There are so many incredible places to stay in Britain that you’re spoilt for choice. Check out Rural Retreats which has self-catering options ranging from traditional cottages such as Field Cottage in the Cotswolds to former lighthouse keepers’ cottages. A week in a cottage for two costs from around £550.
Cornwall should be high on the list of any honeymooners’ UK dreams and Gwel an Mor has Scandinavian-style wooden lodges with private hot tubs.
Nature lovers could get cosy in one of these honeymoon hideaways in Wales.
Short haul honeymoons under £1,000
If you want to head overseas, Paris is an obvious choice, as the Eurostar fare isn’t going to eat into your budget too much. Check out this choice of luxury hotels in Paris. I love the boutique five-star Lancaster and the four-star Relais Christin.
Check out this superb collection of boutique hotels in the French countryside if you’re looking for something off the beaten track. My faves include Villa Arguibel near Biarritz, while in Provence you could opt for this gorgeous adults-only B&B or a hillside retreat where you can sleep under the stars.
Flying a budget airline and staying in a self catering villa for two opens up chi-chi destinations such as the Amalfi Coast and Mallorca where a week’s villa rental for two costs from £450, which leaves sufficient budget for flights and car hire.
Croatia is another value for money destination that has all the hallmarks of more expensive destinations such as the South of France, at a much lower rate. Hvar Town is funky, fun and fashionable with excellent restaurants and cool bars – check out the four-star Hotel Podstine.
Southern Portugal is another under-rated honeymoon escape, with many value for money resorts along the Algarve. And if honeymooners go on the shoulder seasons (May, June, and September), there’s no doubt you’ll bag a bargain. See the latest special offers.
Long haul honeymoons under £1,0000
You’d be mistaken for thinking that a budget of £1,000 each wouldn’t get you beyond Europe. There are some amazing deals to be had on high-class holidays if you know where to look.
In the Dominican Republic prices start from under £1,000 per person for a week’s all-inclusive, with flights and transfers. My favourites include the boutique Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana hotel. Visit Tropical Sky for details.
You can even make it to the gorgeous Indian Ocean if you opt for a three-star or four-star hotel such as the stylish Recif Attitude in Mauritius which is set on a dazzling white-sand beach with just 70 rooms.
In the Maldives you could stay at Meeru Island, a 70-acre island resort surrounded by white sand, palm-fringed beaches just a 55-minute speedboat ride from Male Airport.
Last updated: 20 December 2016