Best Honeymoons Under £1,000

By Jane Anderson, Editor

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.

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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 three-star Balzac set in a former private residence near the Champs-Elysées.

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.

If you’d rather stay in a hotel, the Italian Lakes is great value even in the peak summer period. Head to Lake Como for old-school glamour or Lake Iseo to escape the crowds. Honeymoon favourites include Hotel Sirmione on the waterfront of Lake Garda.

Ibiza is easy to reach with low-cost flights from across the UK and there’s a wonderful selection of boutique hotels hidden away on the coast and in the hills, away from the package resorts. See the latest special offers.

Simpson Travel has a gorgeous collection of hard-to-find adult-only hotels in Greece and Turkey including the Purple Apricot Hotel on the island of Paxos and the delightful Kalkan Regency in Turkey.

Santorini and the Cyclades (Paros, Mykonos, Syros, etc) are hot favourites for romance, and i-escape has the inside track on affordable gems. See its latest special offers.

Cyprus is a great choice if you’re travelling in spring or autumn because it has a long season, so you can find deals at five-star hotels.

If you’re looking for a taste of the exotic on a budget, I would opt for Morocco which has a great year-round climate (perhaps avoid July and August) and is only three hours flying time from the UK. This 7-night Classic Honeymoon comes in well under £1,000 and includes the souks of Marrakech, a hot air balloon ride, a luxury camp in the Agafay Desert and a stay at a kasbah in the Atlas Mountains.

Long haul honeymoons under £1,000

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. Eee a selection of the best honeymoon hotels some of which also offer weddings.

If you’re prepared to push your budget a little further, you can make it to the gorgeous Indian Ocean if you opt for a hotel such as the Heritage Le Telfair which is set on a dazzling white-sand beach in Mauritius.

Also, a little over budget, 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.


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.

You could take a self drive honeymoon in either Scotland or Ireland. McKinlay Kidd also offers a range of special experiences to make your trip even more special.

Nature lovers could get cosy in one of these honeymoon hideaways in Wales.

Or why not blow the budget on a lavish UK mini moon – still for under £1000 per person, with a stay at Gilpin Lake House in the Lake District.

Last updated: 10 June 2022

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