Planning your relaxing getaway

A top honeymoon vacation doesn't need to be expensive! A romantic honeymoon can be enjoyed on a limited budget, with the option of splurging for some special luxury.

When finances need to be considered, couples should think about setting a budget for their honeymoon travel before choosing their ideal destination.

Honeymoon Vacation Packages

An all inclusive package is one way to ensure the honeymoon trip does not go over-budget, and a special honeymoon vacation package can easily be arranged.

The Disney Travel Company offers Dream Honeymoons for couples who wish to spend their romantic honeymoon at Disney resorts with fine dining, dinner cruises, boat trips, carriage rides, fireworks and, of course, the chance to meet their favorite Disney characters.

Cancun resorts offer honeymooners the best of both worlds: sun and surf in which to relax, as well as nightclubs and restuarants in which to celebrate. For those who also want a little adventure, the Mayan Riviera - including Mayan ruins, Xcaret and a coral reef - is just a day-trip away.

Honeymoon Cruises

Cruising is more affordable and less exclusive than it used to be, yet for many it's still a once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience - which makes it a good option for a romantic honeymoon. It's far easier to stick to a fixed budget when the cost includes full use of the ship's pools, nightclubs, bars, restaurants and theaters.

Freestyle cruising is the best option for a honeymoon cruise, as passengers can eat when and where they want.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a good range of short freestyle cruises, some of them include a stop at their own private island in the Bahamas. NCL ships offer a range of different restaurants, from classic dining to a choice of French, Japanese, Italian or Mexican cuisine, so each evening the honeymoon couple can eat somewhere new, at a table for two. Meals and drinks can also be delivered to cabins and staterooms.

Hawaii Honeymoon

The beautiful garden island of Kauai is one of the best vacation islands in the world, according to a Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice poll. It's the perfect romantic location for a Hawaii honeymoon.

Rental condos on Kauai offer a superb alternative to staying in expensive hotels. Couples can rent a moderately priced one-bedroom apartment with easy access to the beach, and can enjoy a tranquil honeymoon vacation with some spectacular walks and amazing sea life.

Luxury Honeymoon Resort

For honeymoon couples who really enjoy the high life, a stay at an exclusive honeymoon resort could be just what they need, with luxury suites and rooms specially designed for a luxury honeymoon vacation.

Caesars Cove Haven resort, located on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, is for couples only. The price is high, but it is all-inclusive. Some of the suites have their own private pool, and all the rooms feature a round king-sized bed, lighted mirrored ceiling, real log fire and a heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub.

The perfect getaway for newlywed couples!

By Ruth Belena