This is How Much the Perfect Honeymoon Costs

And these are the things that make it the perfect honeymoon

We don’t know about you, but we started dreaming about our honeymoon almost the moment we got engaged - from where to go and when, to the amazing swimwear we wanted to buy, we’ve been honeymoon crazy for months now.

A recent survey by revealed that to afford the perfect honeymoon, we need to save £2,125 - better start pinching the pennies!

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Ca you see yourself here?
Ca you see yourself here?

The survey also revealed the top 10 honeymoon destinations for Brits, and the activities that need to be included to make it the trip of a lifetime.

The online travel agent found that the perfect honeymoon should last 12 days and consist of two spa treatments, four romantic walks on the beach, four candlelit meals and two social media updates.

The dream destinations for Brit honeymooners are as follows - is yours on the list?

1 Maldives
2 Mauritius
3 Aruba
4 Bali
5 Bora Bora
6 New York
7 Santorini
8 Venice
9 Cuba
10 Dominican Republic

With so many sun soaked destinations on the list, it’s no surprise that hitting the beach is the most popular honeymoon activity of choice, with those surveyed saying they would want to spend an average 3 hours and 37 minutes lying in the sun every day of their trip - plenty of time to read one of these honeymoon perfect books!

Sight-seeing is the second most popular activity. One in ten (12%) people surveyed said they would even consider including skiing or winter sports on their itinerary.

What does your dream honeymoon entail? Will you be a total beach bum, or a thrill seeker?


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16/02/2018 at 11:31

The survey was about what your dream honeymoon would be, though, wasn't it? So if we're talking imaginary perfection then it could be six months on Necker Island for £500!

People might be prepared to spend £2.2k, but I doubt any of them have actually done any research on Bora Bora.


16/02/2018 at 10:41

I know what you mean Ali, I don't like the tone of these articles either.  The only thing required is 2 witnesses, someone to marry you and, if you have guests, a chair for each of them and food/drink appropriate to the time of day and length of reception.  I hate those lists that tell you how much to spend on favours and bridal party outfits.  

The article could be renamed "here is what the average couple spends on honeymoon".  And it isn't 2.2K if they are going to the Maldives.  


16/02/2018 at 09:38

TeamJamiesonLowe wrote (see post):

You can't get a 12 day honeymoon to anywhere on that list for £2.2K. 

LOL my thoughts exactly. We got quoted between £8-10k for the two of us for two weeks the Maldives! And don't even get me started on how much it costs to get to Bora Bora!

Ali S 71

16/02/2018 at 08:56



16/02/2018 at 08:13

It seems about right to me. Everything they say in that article broadly follows what I've seen on this forum and it's a report of survey findings, not a decree.

Honeymoons are personal and, of course, you can spend a lot less. You can also spend a lot more.


15/02/2018 at 23:55

You can't get a 12 day honeymoon to anywhere on that list for £2.2K. 

Ali S 71

15/02/2018 at 22:55



15/02/2018 at 22:02

That average of £2.2K must be per person surely?  

Ali S 71

12/02/2018 at 19:32

post deleted in case I offended anyone too insecure to understand we don't all have to agree on everything

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