13 Beach Honeymoon Destinations under $2,000 per Couple

Planning your honeymoon can be frustrating. It will be your first trip with your significant other after the marriage. While travelling to Europe and the United States can be exciting, it is also quite expensive. My friend spent $10,000 per couple in Europe for an 18-days trip. You may not have the budget for such a honeymoon with huge expenses on your wedding and house.

So where can you go for your honeymoon? Where can you go for honeymoon which will not break your bank?

You can consider going to beaches.

Going to beaches have significant health and emotional benefits like reducing depressions. A trip to a beach will also help you recharged after the hectic wedding.

Most Singaporeans are aware of the famous beaches like Phuket and Boracay. We are not going to include them here. We are more interested in less well-known beaches. Beaches with fewer crowds so that you can relax during your honeymoon.

Here are 13 less well-known beach honeymoon destinations for under $2,000 (Note) per couple.

Note: We estimate the costs based on the cheapest flight from Singapore. The accommodation is based on a 4-nights stay in a 3-star resort. The actual price will vary, depending on the season and type of resorts you are staying.

1. Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok

Just beside Bali, Lombok has the beautiful beaches that Bali has, minus the tourists. Lombok also serves as a great surfing spot.

How to get there? You can fly straight to Lombok via Garuda Airline.
Budget: S$832 to S$1,500 per couple
Best time to visit: Peak is from May to September. You should also consider the wet season as it is drier than Bali

More Resources
Lonely’s Planet Guide on Lombok
Lombok, Alluring Island East of Bali
15 things you should see on Lombok

2. Sanya, Hainan Island, China

Sanya

Known as the “Hawaii of China”, Sanya is one of the most popular beaches in China. It has 20km long stretches of beach. You can also take part in a wide variety of activities such as snorkelling and jet-skiing.

How to get there? You can fly to Sanya via China Eastern Airline.
Budget: S$1,146 to S$1,728
Best time to visit: November to April
Worst time to visit: Occasional typhoons between May to September. Avoid early October due to China National holidays.

More Resources
Tripadvisor’s Top 10 things to do in Sanya
Sanya Travel Guide by China Highlights
Lonely Planet’s Guide on Sanya

3. Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands located off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. The depreciation of Ringgit has made Langkawi one of the cheapest beaches Singaporeans can visit.

How to get there? You can fly to Langkawi via AirAsia or Tigerair.
Budget: S$507 to S$775
Best time to visit: November to April
Worst time to visit: September to October due to heavy rainfalls

More Resources
Tripadvisor’s Guide on Langkawi
Langkawi’s Travel Guide

4. Koh Rong, Cambodia

Koh Rong

Also named Monkey Island, Koh Rong has 43 km of beautiful sandy beaches along its Eastern and Western shores.

How to get there? Take a flight to Phnom Penh, and take a bus to Sihanoukville, which takes about 3 to 5 hours. Then take a ferry to enter the Island.
Budget: S$811 to S$1,100
Best time to visit: November to June
Worst time to visit: July to October is the rainy season, with occasional bursts of heavy rain

More Resources
Tripadvisor’s Guide on Koh Rong
Koh Rong IslandTravel

5. Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta is a Thai island near Krabi which is less well-known. This also means that it is quieter and less commercialised than Phuket and Krabi. If you are looking for a quiet beach where you can relax, Ko Lanta will be an ideal place.

How to get there? You can enter Ko Lanta through ferry transfer from Krabi or Phuket.
Budget: S$425 to S$770
Best time to visit: November to April
Worst time to visit: May to October due to occasional downpour

More Resources
Lonely Planet’s Guide on Ko Lanta
Lanta island guide

6. El Nido, Philippines

El Nido

El Nido is a major tourist attraction on the island of Palawan. With over 50 beaches and fewer crowds as compared to Boracay, you might be able to find your own secluded beach. The island is also a top destination for island hopping. Despite it is less popular, there are no lack of activities in the Island. You can take part in scuba diving, waterfalls, cave explorations and windsurfing.

How to get there? You have to take a flight to Palawan’s capital Puerto Princesa, and take a 5 to 6 hours drive to El Nido.
Budget: S$1,221 (There is only 1 3-star resort)
Best time to visit: December to March
Worst time to visit: June to November as the rainy season with August as the heaviest rainfalls

More Resources
Lonely Planet’s Guide on El Nido
Unspoiled Paradise on Earth: The Archipelago of El Nido
Globetrotters Girls’ Guide on El Nido

7. Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is famous for its seafood and beaches. As the government has the intention to develop the island as a tourist attraction, this island will soon be flooded with tourists. Do visit this island if you are looking for a well-accessible, and yet relatively quiet beach.

How to get there? You can fly to Phu Quoc using Jetstar from Singapore, with 1 stop at Ho Chi Minh Airport
Budget: S$692 to S$1,520
Best time to visit: November to March
Worst time to visit: July to September

More Resources
Phu Quoc Island Guide
Discover Phu Quoc
Lonely’s Planet guide on Phu Quoc

8. Da Nang

Danang

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam well-known for its sandy beaches. It is also well-positioned between Hoi An for a day trip and Hue for a day or short trip. It is good for couples who are looking to visit some place different from beaches in their honeymoon.

How to get there? You can take a flight from Singapore to Da Nang via Jetstar Airline.
Budget: S$555 to S$770
Best time to visit: February to May
Worst time to visit: May to January

More Resources
Lonely Planet’s Guide on Da Nang
Da Nang Travel Guide
Everything you need to know about Da Nang

9. Ko Yao Yai / Ko Yao Noi, Thailand

Ko Yao Yai

Ko Yao is a group of islands between Phuket and Krabi. There are 2 islands – Ko Yao Noi (“Small Long Island”) and Ko Yao Yai (“Big Long Island”). Ko Yao Noi is more developed in tourism. Ko Yao islands can be a good day-trip if you are visiting Phuket for more than a few days.

How to get there? Fly to Phuket via Jetstar. You can take ferries from Bang Rong Pier on the east coast of Phuket. The fare is about 50 Baht for a one-hour journey. Daily departure times from Phuket at 9.30 am, 12 noon and 5 pm.
Budget: S$310 to S$921
Best time to visit: June to November
Worst time to visit: January to April

More Resources
Everything you need to know about Koh Yao Islands
Thailand’s last unspoilt island – Koh Yao Noi

10. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi consists of six islands in Krabi Province, Thailand. Ko Phi Phi becomes famous when it is used as a location to film the 2000 film The Beach. Now, it is a popular destination in Thailand for a range of recreational marine activities.

How to get there? You can take ferries from Rassada Pier or Sea Angel Pier in Phuket.
Budget: S$482 to S$921
Best time to visit: November to March, July due to fewer tourists and off season
Worst time to visit: September to October

More Resources
Top 10 attractions in Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands Guide
Nomadic Matt’s blog entry on Ko Phi Phi

11. Palawan, Philippines

Palawan

Over 76,000 people voted Palawan as the best island in the world for its crystal clear waters and beaches. Also, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River underground river is named one of the new 7 wonders of nature.

How to get there? You have to take a flight to Palawan’s capital Puerto Princesa.
Budget: S$961 to S$1,341
Best time to visit: December to March
Worst time to visit: June to November as the rainy season with August as the heaviest rainfalls

More Resources
Lonely Planet’s Guide on Palawan
Palawan, the most beautiful island in the world, is sheer perfection
Visiting the most beautiful island in the world

12. Con Dao, Vietnam

Con Dao

Together with Phu Quoc, Con Dao is one of the most popular islands in Vietnam. Previously a prison, it is now a place with great historical significance. It has attracted increasing numbers of Vietnamese and foreign tourists in recent years. It will be a good destination if you love the nature.

How to get there? You can fly to Con Dao from Ho Chi Minh City via Vietnam Airlines.
Budget: S$882 to S$1,140
Best time to visit: November to February
Worst time to visit: June to September

More Resources
Con Dao Island Guide
Lonely Planet’s Guide on Con Dao
The Ultimate Guide to the Con Dao Islands

13. Bohol, Philippines

Bohol

Bohol is well-known locally for diving and snorkeling. As it is not as internationally famous as Boracay, there are fewer tourists. One of the more popular beach area is Panglao. It is also house of cute bug-eyed tarsiers and the majestic Chocolate Hills. This is an ideal beach to relax and see something new.

How to get there? You can take Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific to Bohol.
Budget: S$896 to S$1,486
Best time to visit: March to October. There isn’t really a bad time to visit Bohol as it is not in the usual path of typhoon.

More Resources
Best and famous tourist spots in Bohol Philippines
Bohol Travel Tips
Lonely Planet’s Guide on Bohol

Conclusion

Planning where to go for your honeymoon can be a painful process. You have to balance between costs, distances, and weather during the time of your travel. We hope that this article can help you decide on some of the beach honeymoon destinations under S$2,000 per couple.

As weather is the most important criteria in choosing a beach, we have summarized the best time to visit the above beaches below:

beach honeymoon weather summary

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