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    Best Honeymoons Under £1,000

    By Jane Anderson, Editor of 101 Honeymoons

    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.

    You could take a self drive honeymoon in a sexy convertible 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.

    Romantic evening strollsLa Torre Sponda bedroom and viewsSantorini honeymoon ideas

    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.

    If you’re travelling outside the summer months, Morocco is a great choice, and it’s only three hours flying time from the UK with lots of cheap flights. This budget-priced Classic Honeymoon comes in at well under £1,000.

    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.

    On the Spanish mainland, DDG Retreat is a laid-back, chic hideaway in the hills of Andalucia with spectacular views across the Gibraltar. Stay in a romantic casa or tented suite. Check out the special offers.

    Santorini and the Cyclades are hot favourites for romance, and luckily i-escapes has the inside track on affordable gems. See its latest special offers.

    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.

    Heritage Le Telfair, bang on the beachMeeru IslandBeachfront cottagesDreamy resorts

    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. 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 hotel such as the Heritage Le Telfair which is set on a dazzling white-sand beach in Mauritius.

    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: 6 July 2018

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