When you imagine your dream honeymoon, had you always pictured an exotic destination with a beautiful tropical climate? Sometimes reality might get in the way and you might think a honeymoon like this is out of your budget, well think again, you’re about to be taken away.
Australia is the perfect jumping off point for any tropical escape. Flights are short and have become increasingly cheap, not to mention the number of travel websites that offer package deals and incentives to help reduce costs and the stress of planning.
Here are our top picks for an international honeymoon that won’t break the bank.
Whether you’re after a summer break or a snowy escape, New Zealand is the perfect destination for any season. You might find yourself longing for a honeymoon full of adventure in Rotorua or maybe something a little more low key like a cruise through the Bay of Islands.
There’s plenty of free activities you can do as a couple in New Zealand. Take advantage of the beautiful landscape and go for a hike or if you’re in the Wanaka region visit a lavender farm and see if you can tick off more of the Backpackers Guide to free activities.
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Flights to New Zealand will set you back as little as $300 return and as an added bonus, if you’re under 30 or a full time student you might be eligible for ‘Black Market’ prices at Student Flights, saving you that little bit extra.
If Fiji was on your dream destination list then you’re in luck! Fiji is one of those places that is beautiful no matter where you go. The culture is encapsulating and the atmosphere is positive and welcoming, plus can you imagine a more picture-perfect place to unwind?
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Websites like Travel Zoo, My Fiji and Luxury Escapes often boast all inclusive packages so you wont have to lift a finger. With wedding planning taking up most of your time, it’s nice to leave the honeymoon in someone else’s capable hands. Keep an eye on websites like these so you can snap up a deal.
Have a massage by the sea and be pampered in Fijian beauty products which speaking from experience are divine!
Hawaii is lucky last on our list for honeymoons that won’t break the bank. Cruises can be a cheap way to get to your dream destination whilst maximising on your time with that special someone. Thanks to the cruise craze in recent years there’s plenty to pick from, all varying in lengths and stop offs.
A cruise to Hawaii can set you back around $2800 each, departing from Australia and stopping in locations like Bora Bora, Noumea, Port Denarau and Moorea.
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Once you arrive in Hawaii, try activities like hiking, visiting some of the natural beauties like Laie Point and snorkelling.
So there you have it, it is possible to still have an international honeymoon without having to sacrifice on the luxuries. Enjoy this special time and don’t forget that no matter where you go, what’s most important is the time you are spending together.
Ms Zigzag says: Three destinations that are most definitely on my bucket-list. Thanks to our travel writer Bec Lawrence for sharing her insider tips on affordable travel to NZ, Fiji and Hawaii.