Sometimes couples on a budget assume an All Inclusive is out of the question. But if you know your partner can’t live without unlimited Pina Coladas on the Caribbean shore, it can be tough to settle for anything less than that. Your honeymoon is not the time to settle.
There are countless “cheap” resort options online, but a poor hotel experience, in a completely different country (especially as newlyweds) can make for some negative fumes. Nobody wants that.
So we asked our BeachMaster, Jeff, to tell us his best-kept secrets on high-quality resorts that stay budget friendly.
6 Underrated Resorts On A Budget
1. Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Kaan – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Riviera Maya is a hotspot for honeymooners traveling to Mexico. It has a remote & tropical feel.
A stay at Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Kaan is a great price for a resort with a 6-Golden Apple rating. It’s high quality, surrounded by a golf course, with 4 swimming pools, nearby hammocks, and it’s just a shuttle ride away from the beach. This resort is one of few considered a Health and Wellness resort.
Surprise side note: An easy to upgrade gives you a honeymoon suite with a staircase that leads to your own rooftop jacuzzi.
2. Riu Palace Pacifico – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Riu resorts make guests feel like royalty. This one, in particular, has a sweet location in Mexico– Banderas Bay, topped off by the stunning Sierra Madre Mountains.
Riu Palace Pacifico has elegant architecture and top notch service. This resort is perfect for any nature lover’s out there. Puerto Vallarta is a great spot for windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking.
3. Ocean Maya Royale – Riviera Maya, Mexico
This resort is couples focused, so everyone is on board to getting the romance going. Non-motorized watersports are included here. So grab your shades & satisfy your longing to be swept away with your best friend in open sea.
Does your relationship prove that opposites attract? If you’ve got one wanting to the pampered life while the other can’t sit still, these two Jewel resorts are perfect.
Jewel Paradise Cove – This oceanfront retreat on the beach of Runaway Bay focuses on health, wellness, and fitness. All rooms open to private balconies and patios. The spa is amazing with, massages, deep cleansing facials, and seaweed body wraps while looking out over the water.
Jewel Dunn’s River is just moments from Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s must-see attractions, and the bustling town of Ocho Rios is just five minutes away. This resort is set on 25-acres of lush gardens and sandy beach. Whether you enjoy a challenge or prefer to relax, Jewel Dunn’s River offers plenty of activities. The Jewel has two beautiful swimming pools, hot tubs, and they offer non-motorized watersports such as kayaking and sunfish sailing.
Those interested in staying on dry land have tennis courts, a sports court, and a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. Fitness friends can maintain workout routines in the state-of-the-art fitness center and a full-service spa with whirlpool tubs and a sauna. There is also a hair and nail salon for daily pampering.
Jamaica is the destination for excursions, to read specifically about all you can do in Jamaica, click here.
or here, if you’re interested in how excursions work.
5. Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay – Jamaica, Caribbean
Interested in your own personal butler? Yeah, they do that here. Guests have claimed that this resort is just as, if not better, than Iberostar resorts in Jamaica.
The spa, pools, and fine restaurants give guests the perfect opportunity to relax in luxury. The adventurous can take part in watersports including snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. If you want to relax, lie on the 800 meters of white sand beach, and let waiters take care of your every need in the exclusive loungers’ area. To really unwind, get a massage at the spa, or try the comprehensive thermal circuit. When the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t stop. There’s always something to do at night, with regular live music and shows, karaoke, and billiard games. Don’t miss out on the Ska discotheque, which plays Reggae music for you to dance the night away.
6. Luxury Bahia Principe Esmerelda – Punta Cana, Caribbean
Attention all adventure junkies, this is the place for you. Activities are beyond endless with watersport amenities including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, boogie boarding, and snorkeling. Want to try scuba? All guests can try a scuba diving lesson in the pool!
Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).
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