Best Honeymoons Under £2,000

By Jane Anderson

Everyone planning a honeymoon has a budget – the hard part is sticking to it. If you’re really counting the pennies you can check out my tips for honeymoons under £1,000. But if your budget will stretch a little further you open up some fantastic options. Here are my tips for the best honeymoons under £2,000 per person.

Short haul honeymoons under £2,000

When you go short-haul (a flight of four hours or less) and you have a healthy budget of £2,000 per person, you can expect to stay in some fabulous accommodation. You won’t be flying by private jet but the glamour of Italy’s Amalfi Coast is achievable. You could stay at an intimate hillside hideaway or a five star hotel in the heart of Sorrento.

Scotland is another option where £2,000 per person will go a long way. Book with McKinlay Kidd which has some romantic suggestions including a six-night Luxury Scottish Honeymoon that includes a five-star stay in Edinburgh, a boutique lodge on the shores of Loch Ness and a private island off the west coast of Argyll. You can also take a self-drive tour in a classic car.

The Greek Islands are another value for money destination and with a healthy budget of £2,000 each, you can afford a top end villa on a sought after island such as Santorini or Mykonos, or a boutique hotel. Rather than aim too high with an internationally known five-star hotel, its sometimes nicer to go self catering or stay at a local boutique hotel and have plenty of money to treat yourselves to romantic meals out and indulgences like a sailing boat for the day or spa treatments.

If you do want a true taste of Sir Richard Branson’s billionaire lifestyle, head to his sublime hideaway in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Kasbah Tamadot will not disappoint. Here you will be treated like VIPs from the minute you arrive, though you will have to plan carefully that your budget stretches to meals and all activities.

If you’re looking for something different and off the beaten track, a honeymoon in Iceland could be for you, especially if you like a bit of adventure. Regent Holidays has a North & South Capitals Reykjavik & Akureyri 8-day tour from £1,585 per person including flights, guaranteed to be memorable.

You may not have considered a cruise honeymoon, but the benefit here is that it’s all paid up front. My advice would be to avoid the big ships and pick a luxury ocean cruise, or an elegant tall ships cruise.

Long haul options

If you plan well, going long-haul on £2,000 per person will bag you a memorable honeymoon. If you don’t want to worry about the drinking, eating and letting your hair down, then an all-inclusive honeymoon to the Caribbean could be for you.

Exotic luxury destinations in Asia aren’t out of reach. This two-centre honeymoon combining India and the Maldives is outstanding value at less than £1,800 per person for two weeks.

You can also twin the Maldives and Abu Dhabi for less than £2,000 – a wonderful winter sun option.

Last updated: 2 September 2020