After all the wedding planning, prepping and smiling for guests, a romantic getaway will be just what you need to kick off your wedded bliss. That’s why Oyster.com has found 5 fabulous beach-honeymoon spots that will be kind to your new joint bank account. And just because they’re budget-friendly, it doesn’t mean these spots sacrifice style. So relax! Your wedding will be perfect and no matter what, you’ll be able to follow it up with the romantic trip that doesn’t break the bank.
Adventurous couples will find the hotel’s location exceptional and its accommodations satisfactory. Not only does the inn offers incredible views of Petit Piton -- which appears at arm’s length from every room’s private balcony -- the landmark is also within walking distance of Soufriere. So there’s lots of local flavor to be found. And with just 5 rooms, Still Beach guarantees newlyweds peace and quiet.
Also, make sure to book your stay at The Atlantis Hotel. The historic property reopened in 2009 and offers only 8 rooms -- they are some of the most romantic we’ve seen on the island. The rooms come complete with canopy beds, exposed stone walls, marble bathrooms and modern amenities. The beach is more suitable for surfing than swimming, but the small pool has great ocean views, and the indoor/outdoor restaurant is popular among guests and locals. These are all reasons why the Atlantis is a budget-friendly property well-suited for a honeymoon.
However, Ke Iki Beach Bungalows are just the spot for a couple looking for a laid-back, toes-in-the-sand kind of honeymoon. A beautiful, peaceful beach is just outside the door of the bungalows -- each of which are equipped with full kitchens, hammocks and grills, making them ideal for a private, post-wedding BBQ. And Oahu’s most famous surfing spots and a charming surfer town, Haleiwa, are just down the street.
For couples in search of a truly intimate boutique experience in Aruba, the Boardwalk Hotel -- owned by a set of Belgian twins -- is an excellent mid-range choice. This peaceful 13-room property, tucked behind 3 massive Marriott properties and situated on a former coconut plantation, remains an oasis of calm and romance. Similar to apartments, the rooms are spacious and bright with fully equipped kitchens, fine linens and private patios. Snorkel gear is provided free to guests, as are beach towels, coolers, chairs and umbrellas. Newlyweds can hit the beach and relax on the sand -- and it’s all within walking
One of our favorites for a honeymoon is Jake's. Made up of just 30 hippy-chic cottages in secluded Treasure Beach, Jake’s is one of Jamaica’s most romantic hotels. Guests come to unplug. There’s no phone, Internet or TV in the cottages. Each cottage has its own, unique design with sexy touches such as canopy beds, fresh flowers, hardwood floors and breezy balconies. Given its gorgeous Driftwood Spa, painting and yoga classes, and excellent food; it’s reasonably-priced, laid-back spot for some newlywed R&R.