Friday 16 November, 2018

5 all-inclusive honeymoon destinations for under US$2,000

Photo courtesy CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort, Mexico

Photo courtesy CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort, Mexico

Weddings are expensive.

Between the dress, tux venue, and caterers, the mounting fees can be a bit overwhelming. And you haven’t even considered your honeymoon yet! Honeymoons are supposed to be a time when you and your partner can relax, enjoy each other before kickstarting the rest of your lives together.

But sometimes, that dream honeymoon destination may be just out of reach…and out of pocket.

All is not lost.

There are a number of honeymoon destinations that you enjoy without breaking the bank. Here are five all-inclusive honeymoon destinations where you can create memories for under US$2,000**.

 

1. Azul Fives by Karisma, Mexico

(August 27-September 2) US$1,658

Mexico is fast becoming a go-to travel destination for many travellers, so if you decide to visit, why not go in style?

The all-inclusive Azul Fives by Karisma offers luxurious, tastefully designed suites, private rooftop lounge decks in penthouse suites as well as an upscale, all-service Spa. Located just about half an hour south of Cancun International Airport, both of you can dine in one of their 11 restaurants, soak up the sun at their crystal pools and shop 'til you drop in downtown only 10-minutes away.

 

2. Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Mexico

(August 27- September 2) $1,093.61 

Start your days of wedded bliss at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Both of you can pamper yourselves at he resort's hotel spa, indoor and outdoor pool and some of Mexico’s beautiful beaches.

Eat your heart out at one of their many restaurants which offer international cuisine including Mexican, Japanese, French, and Mediterranean. Although the hotel boasts of over 400 rooms, the resort still manages to give you an intimate vibe; you'll feel like it's just you and your partner while you lounge in their beachside cabanas. 

 

3. Barcelo Bávaro Beach - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

(August 28-September 3) US$1,881.42

One week in the Dominican Republic? Yes, please!

Casino, rum and cigar lounge, 18-hole golf course, theatre, spa and one of the best beaches in the Caribbean: Not a bad resume for Barcelo Bávaro Beach, the 589-guestroom, adults-only all-inclusive in Punta Cana. Off property, head into town for a taste of sancocho, window-shopping at Plaza Dominicana, or visit Cascada el Limon, the eye-popping 188-foot waterfall in the Samaná rainforest.

 

4. Breezes Resort and Spa, Bahamas

(September 3-September 15) US$999

The team over at Breezes Resort and Spa really know how to lay down the red carpet for their guests. Book your honeymoon with them and you'll get the all-star treatment with a bottle of champagne waiting for you upon your arrival. You'll also get honeymoon tees and a tote bag to keep as a memento.

They've also thrown in continental breakfast and mimosas in bed, continental breakfast and mimosas in bed, priority seating at specialty restaurants and a 30-minute couples massage. 

 

5. Sunscape Resort, Spa & Casino, Curaçao 

US$899 

You can't go wrong with spending your honeymoon against the gorgeous backdrop of Curaçao. Knowing this, Sunscape Resort, Spa and Casino ups the ante for their newlywed guests. Welcoming their guests with fresh flowers, fruit and sparkling wine upon arrival, Sunscape offers a great combination of activity and relaxation. Sign up for water sports including paddle boarding or kayaking. Consider yourself a more of a land lover? Join a team for beach volleyball or rock wall climbing. 

When you're both ready to slow it down, you can always get a couples massage or a facial before enjoying a private beachfront dinner and toast to your new life. 

 

 

**Cost does not include airfare. 

**Prices are based on off-peak season; to ensure you get the most affordable rate, we advise booking during off-peak season.