How much do couples pay for a honeymoon? While many estimates range anywhere from about $2500 to $8000, based on the 350 clients we booked honeymoons for in 2022, the average honeymoon cost is about $5100.
What affects the average honeymoon cost?
As with any type of vacation, your honeymoon cost will vary depending on multiple factors. The total price of a honeymoon depends on the length of your trip, your honeymoon destination, what time of year you go, the resort you choose, and what types of meals and activities you include.
Generally speaking, the further away from your home you travel, the more you’ll have to spend on transportation costs; a European honeymoon tends to cost more than a U.S. or Caribbean honeymoon due to more expensive flights.
Also, the destination you choose will have a “high season,” a “low season,” and a “shoulder season;” prices will range depending on which season you go.
In this article, we’ll answer the question of how much does the average honeymoon cost? by giving you estimates of the average honeymoon cost for a one-week trip to several different types of honeymoon destinations, including average Europe honeymoon costs, average Caribbean honeymoon costs, and average U.S. honeymoon costs. We will include some average all-inclusive honeymoon costs as well.
Average All-Inclusive Honeymoon Cost
All-inclusive honeymoons are popular because you know upfront what your total budget will be. Since all meals (and usually all drinks) are included, as well as some activities, you don’t have to worry about what anything costs while you’re on your trip and can just relax and truly enjoy your honeymoon.
What is the average cost of an all-inclusive honeymoon? This will depend on what resort you choose, where it’s located, and what time of year you go. That being said, an average 7-night honeymoon at a Sandals all-inclusive resort costs around $6400.
Each of the categories below has all-inclusive options so you can see what the average cost would be for an all-inclusive honeymoon in that destination.
The Average Cost of A Honeymoon in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is an extremely popular honeymoon destination, and below we’ll talk about three of the most popular Caribbean islands for honeymoons: Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Barbados
The average Caribbean honeymoon cost will depend a lot on what time of year you go. In general, the high season in the Caribbean is December to April and the low season is June to November (also hurricane season, so plan carefully and buy trip insurance if you’re going to honeymoon in the Caribbean during this time).
Average Jamaica Honeymoon Cost
One of the most affordable Caribbean islands, Jamaica is a top honeymoon destination. It is close to the U.S. and has a ton of flights from major airports across the country, so you can generally find reasonably priced airfare here (about $200-$300 per person). There are resorts for every budget as well, and a wide range of activities and dining options. An average honeymoon cost for Jamaica is $5500.
Jamaica is home to dozens of all-inclusive resorts. Couples Swept Away is an adults-only all-inclusive resort in Negril, on beautiful Seven Mile Beach. A 7-night honeymoon here starts around $4300 and includes all meals and drinks plus unlimited watersports and activities like golf and local excursions.
At the adults-only all-inclusive Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, rates for a 7-night honeymoon start at about $4100 and include all meals, all drinks, a huge assortment of water and land activities, entertainment, airport transfers, taxes, and tips.
Jamaica Inn is an intimate boutique hotel in Ocho Rios with just 55 suites and a famous clientele; rates here start at around $6000 for a 7-night stay. This is not an all-inclusive cost, so you would need to add around $150 per day for meals and activities, for a total honeymoon cost of $7000.
St. Lucia Honeymoon Cost
Often called “Little Hawaii” because of its stunning scenery, gorgeous St. Lucia is a bit further away but still easy to reach from the United States. The best time to honeymoon in St. Lucia is between April and June. Flights can be found from most major airports; prices range between $350 and $1200 per person. The average honeymoon cost for St. Lucia is $7600.
One of the top honeymoon resorts in St. Lucia, Jade Mountain is perched high above stunning Anse Chastenet beach, offering incredible views and privacy. Rates for a 7-night honeymoon here start at $8995 for a European Plan package (no meals included); an all-inclusive honeymoon starts at $11,725.
Serenity at Coconut Bay is a swanky adults-only all-inclusive resort that only offers suites with private plunge pools and butler service; rates for a 7-night honeymoon here start at about $6900.
A 7-night honeymoon at the luxurious adults-only all-inclusive Sandals Grande St. Lucian starts at $4200, which covers all meals, all drinks, a huge assortment of water and land activities, entertainment, airport transfers, and taxes and tips.
Barbados Honeymoon cost
Barbados is a top Caribbean honeymoon destination due to excellent year-round weather plus gorgeous scenery and rich culture and history. Flights are available from most major airports and range from about $350 to more than $700 per person. The average honeymoon cost for Barbados is $6800.
The secluded Cobblers Cove boutique hotel offers elegant suites at rates starting about $7500 for 7 nights. This is not an all-inclusive rate, so you would need to add about $150 per day for meals and activities, for a total honeymoon cost of $8550.
Sugar Bay Barbados is a lovely all-inclusive beachfront resort with honeymoons starting at about $5000 for 7 nights. The romantic and beautiful adults-only all-inclusive Sandals Barbados is one of the more affordable Sandals resorts, with a 7-night honeymoon starting at about $3800.
The Average Honeymoon Cost in the U.S.
Many couples choose to stay close to home for their honeymoon in order to maximize their time or save on travel expenses. Driving rather than flying to your honeymoon destination can knock hundreds off of your total honeymoon cost. Here are the costs for some of the top honeymoon destinations in the United States.
Las Vegas Honeymoon Cost
Las Vegas is a great option for an exciting honeymoon where you can feel like you’ve visited several different places without ever leaving the U.S. Depending on when you visit, you can get uber-luxurious accommodations for budget-friendly rates. An average Las Vegas honeymoon cost is $3000 plus airfare (which ranges from $150 to $400+ per person) or driving expenses.
Suites at the swanky Palazzo Tower at The Venetian Resort range from $200-$2000 a night, for an average 7-night honeymoon cost of between $1400 and $14,000 depending on your travel dates.
Room rates at the fabulous Bellagio Hotel and Casino range from $150 to $1000 a night, for a total cost of $1050 to $7000 for 7 nights. You can stay in the center of the Las Vegas Strip at the amazing Caesar’s Palace for between $100 and $650 a night, for an average 7-night honeymoon cost of $700-4550.
Since none of these hotels are all-inclusive, you would need to add about $150 per day for meals and activities to get your total honeymoon cost (more if you intend to gamble a lot).
Colorado Honeymoon Cost
Couples who enjoy outdoor activities will love Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado. Located about 45 minutes from Steamboat Springs, this all-inclusive luxury dude ranch offers a huge assortment of activities, a gorgeous setting, and warm hospitality. Vista Verde offers adult-only stays at certain times of the year that start at $7590 for 7 nights.
Flights to Steamboat Springs tend to range between $150 and $500 per person. An average honeymoon cost here would be about $8000 (less if you drive).
Hawaii Honeymoon Cost
Hawaii is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, offering something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to incredible beaches to amazing food to fascinating culture and history. Although it’s not a budget destination, it does provide an exotic experience without having to go halfway around the world.
While you can’t drive to Hawaii, you can get cheap airfare from the West Coast, and direct flights only take about 4 hours. Flights to Hawaii from the West Coast range between $100 and $400 per person. An average Hawaii honeymoon cost for 7 nights is $6900.
The average room rate at the luxurious beachfront Four Seasons Maui Resort at Wailea is about $1300, for a 7-night honeymoon cost of $9100. While breakfast is included, this is not an all-inclusive hotel, so you’ll need to add about $150 per day for meals and activities, bringing the total to $10,150.
The chic and romantic Ko’a Kea resort in Kauai has stylish oceanfront rooms for an average of about $650 a night, totaling $4550 for a 7-night stay. Since this is not an all-inclusive hotel, adding $150 per day for meals and activities brings the total to $5600.
The historic Royal Hawaiian Waikiki in Oahu offers a fantastic beachfront setting and elegant rooms that average about $395 per night, for a 7-night honeymoon total of $2765 plus $150 per day for meals and activities ($3815).
The Average Cost of a Honeymoon in Europe
Europe is a magical place to honeymoon, especially for couples who love history, culture, food, and wine. While prices can vary a great deal depending on where your honeymoon is and what time of year you come—as well as the current exchange rate between dollars and euros—the cost of a honeymoon in Europe is $6000 to more than $20,000. An average is around $12,000 in 2022.
Paris Honeymoon Cost
Paris is a dream destination for many couples, and the perfect setting for a romantic European honeymoon. Since it’s such a large city with so many different neighborhoods, you can find all types of accommodations, from charming and inexpensive inns to incredibly pricey luxury hotels.
Airfare to Paris ranges widely depending on the time of year and your departure airport; it can cost between $400 and $2000 per person. January and February are usually the cheapest months to fly to Paris. The average cost for a 7-night honeymoon in Paris is $7000.
None of the hotels below are all-inclusive, so you’ll want to add about $150 per day for meals and expenses.
Hotel de la Motte Picquet is a charming small hotel conveniently located to many top sights. Rates average $180 a night and include a continental breakfast. An average 7-night honeymoon here will cost about $1260.
The hip boutique Hotel Monge is located in a former home in the Latin Quarter and offers elegant rooms for an average of $250 a night (including breakfast and afternoon tea). A 7-night average honeymoon cost here is about $1750.
Formerly the private residence of Napoleon, the Shangri-La is ultra-luxurious with a classic Parisian feel; some of the incredible rooms even have with rooftop terraces with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Rates here average about $1300 a night, for a total 7-night honeymoon cost of $9100.
Santorini Honeymoon Cost
Couples who love warm weather and jaw-dropping scenery will adore Santorini. The best months to honeymoon in Santorini are September, October, May, and June. Flights here vary widely depending on the time of year and your departure airport; they can cost between $700 and $2500 per person. The average cost of a Santorini honeymoon for 7 nights is $8000.
The upscale and sleek Cavo Tagoo Santorini offers a Junior Suite with private terrace, hot tub, and sunset views for about $5500. The rate includes breakfast but nothing else, so add $150 per day for meals and activities.
Aigalos Luxury Hotel Santorini is set in a group of renovated houses along the cliff, offering incredible sunset views and a convenient location. The Exclusive Honeymoon Suite has a private entrance, and a terrace which is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner with sunset views. Rates for this suite are about $850 a night, totaling $5950 for a 7-night honeymoon. The rate includes breakfast but nothing else, so add $150 per day for meals and activities.
The Boathouse Hotel is set on Kamari Beach, offering a waterfront setting and great views for a little lower price since it isn’t in the top tourist area. The grand honeymoon suite has two balconies—one with a view of the Aegean Sea—and is just $1300 for a 7-night honeymoon.
Now that you’ve read all about what is the average price of a honeymoon, what do you think? If you’ve already taken your honeymoon, how much did it cost? If you haven’t yet, how much are you budgeting? Let us know in the comments!