What can you get for a $10,000 honeymoon budget?

In our series of posts, My Vacation Lady has already posted what kind of honeymoon you can get for $5000 and $7500.  This week, we’re upping the the budget to $10,000.  For some couples, this may be completely out of their ball park.  For many of our honeymooners, they are expecting LUXURY for $10,000.  For others, they are looking at a longer and more exotic destination than they have ever traveled to before.

Again, prices will vary upon when you have booked and when you are traveling but let’s take a look at some of the honeymoons that we have planned for our honeymooners in 2017.

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Grand Hyatt Kauai

What kind of honeymoon can you get for a budget of $10,000 in 2017?

In early January, Jess and Eric did a whirlwind trip to South East Asia within a $10,000 budget. They spent 2 nights in Bangkok and took a morning city tour before heading to Chiang Mai.  During their 2 nights in Chiang Mai, they took a local experience tour along the river and then took a private tour of a hilltribe and popular temple.  From there, they spent 4 nites in Phuket and visited Phi Phi Island and James Bond Island by speedboat.  From Phuket, they flew to Siem Reap for 2 nights and took a private tour that included a monk blessing ceremony and elephant ride.  Then it was onto Siagon, where they spent 2.5 days and took a 1/2 day city tour and a Saigon Street Food tour.  Sounds a bit busy for many of our honeymooners but this was what Jess and Eric wanted.  With flights, this whole package cost a bit under $10,200.

In February 2017, Marc and Vanessa honeymooned in Dubai and Thailand for just under $10,000.  First they flew to Dubai for 2 nights where they took a desert safari with dinner excursion.  From Dubai, they flew to Bangkok for 2 nights and took a floating market and rose garden excursion.  Then it was off to Chiang Mai for 3 nights where they took a river experience tour, an elephant trek and river rafting experience and snuggled with baby tigers.  Then they flew to Phuket for 4 nights where they took a speedboat to Phi Phi Island and snorkeled near caves.  All flights and transfers were included as well.

In March 2017, Amy and Adam honeymooned in 2 of our favorite resorts in Maui and Kauai.  They spent 4 nights in a 5 star resort in Maui with breakfast and enjoyed a luau.  Then they spent 5 nights in a 5 star resort in Kauai with breakfast.  They ziplined, took a snorkeling excursion up the Napali Coast and took a helicopter excursion (and sat up front with the pilot).  All flights were included and they had cars in both islands and spent a bit over $11,000.

Also in March, Kate and Greg honeymooned in Japan for 11 nights with flights and a Japan Rail Pass.  They spent 5 nites in Tokyo and took 3 full day excursions.  They took the train to Kyoto where they spent 3 nites in a hotel and 1 night in an authentic Ryokan with 3 excursions.  Then they took the train to Osaka where they spent their last 2 nights and took a full day walking tour.  Airfare was included for just over $9000.

In May, Maria and Danny are heading to Hawaii for just over $11,000.   First they are flying to Hawaii Island to spend 5 nites in a 4+ star resort and will be taking a small group twilight excursion.  From there, they are flying to Maui to spend 5 nites in an oceanfront room at a 4+ star resort.  We’ve included a luau for them in Maui.  They are ending their 15 night honeymoon in a 5 star resort in Kauai for 5 nights.   We’ve included a zipline, hike and kayak excursion in Kauai.  Breakfast is included in all resorts as well as cars in each island and all flights.

In May, Sue and Joseph are spending 10 nights in the Riviera Maya, including a stay in an adult only all inclusive overwater bungalow. With flights and private transfers throughout, they will be spending 7 nites in a 4+ star adult only all inclusive resort in an oceanfront junior suite with direct access to an infinity pool.  This includes a honeymoon package which includes a romantic dinner on the beach, breakfast in bed and more.  From there, they are heading to their overwater bungalow for 3 nights.  With flights and travel insurance, their honeymoon was about $9100.

deck of the Palafitos and El Dorado Maroma

In June, Joe and Joanne are also heading to Hawaii for just over $11,000.  They are spending 2 nights in Waikiki at a 4 star property and are going to see Pearl Harbor.  Then they are staying in a 5 star resort in Maui with breakfast for 5 nights.  They are taking a sunrise bike tour and heading to a Luau before flying to Kauai.  For the last 5 nites of their honeymoon, they’ll be staying at my favorite 5 star resort in Kauai.  They’ll be taking a zipline, hike and kayak excursion and a helicopter tour before heading home.  Breakfast was included in each hotel.  They had cars in Maui and Kauai and all flights were included.

Also in June, Trish and Dave are heading to Hawaii as well for a $10,000 budget.  They’ll be in Hawaii Island for 6 nites at a 4 star beachfront resort.  They will be taking a star gazing excursions, snorkling with manta rays and will have a car the whole time.  From there, they’ll be heading to Kauai to spend 5 nites at my favorite 5 star resort, with breakfast daily.  They’re going to a luau, taking a waterfall picnic tour and a snorkeling tour up the Napali Coast.  With cars in both islands, all flights and travel insurance, they were under the $10,000 price tag.

In July, Tom and Ginger are headed to Italy.  They’re spending 3 nites in Florence and will be taking a walking tour, and a full day visit to Cinque Terre.  Then they’ll take the train to Tuscany, where they’ll spend 3 nites in a villa property just outside of Siena.  We’ve included a cooking class and a winery tour.  It’s off to Rome for 3 nights and we’ve included a visit to the Vatican museums and ancient Rome, plus a food tour.  From Rome, they’ll take the train to Naples with a private tour of Pompeii before spending 4 nites in Amalfi. They’ll be visiting Capri and taking a private sunset cruise before heading back to Naples to fly home.   Without their flights, this package came to $9000.

Jess and Tyler are headed to Bali in July for $9500 with airfare.  They’ll spend 4 nites in Ubud in a villa with a pool.  They’ll be taking an elephant safari tour and they’ll visit Kintamani Lake and other natural sights.  They’ll take a private transfer to Seminyak and spend 4 nights in a beachfront property.  They’ll enjoy a cooking class, go white water rafting and visit the sunset temple and monkey forest.  Then, it is on to Nusa Dua to spend 4 nites in a 1 bedroom pool villa.  They’ll visit Uluwatu Temple and have a seafood dinner before flying home.

In July, Dana and Paul are honeymooning in Italy.  They’re flying into Florence and spending 4 nites in Tuscany in a unique little village in a 2 room suite. We’ve included 2 full day excursions of Tuscany and Wineries before they head to Rome.  While in Rome they’ll visit the Vatican and take a small group food tour before ending their honeymoon in Sorrento.  During their 4 nites in the Amalfi Coast, they’ll visit Mt Vesuvius and a winery, have a private driver for a day and take a small group excursion to Capri.  With flights, this package came to a bit over $11,300.

Also in July, Alexandra and Matthew are heading to Greece. After spending a night in Athens with a 1/2 day city tour, they’ll be heading to Mykonos to spend 5 nights in a 4+ star resort in a room with private pool.  They’ll be taking a sailing cruise in Mykonos.  Then they’ll take a ferry to Santorini and will be spending 4 nights in a jacuzzi suite at a 5 star cliff side hotel.  We’ve included a cooking class and wine tasting and all flights and transfers are included.  Because they booked early wand were able to take advantage of last year’s pricing, their honeymoon is about $8500.

In August, Elisa and Stath are heading to Croatia for 10 nights.  We’ve customized their 9 night honeymoon package to meet some specialized needs and will include private drivers and tours  in Zadar, Hvar and Dubrovnik.  They will be in 4-5 star hotels with breakfast daily and will be visiting National Park Plitvice Lakes, enjoy a cooking class, take a private dinner cruise, a private sightseeing and wine tasting excursion, another private cruise and a full day excursion to Montenegro.   Without flights, their honeymoon package was $9500.

In November, Angie and Justin are headed to Grenada for a week at an adult only all inclusive resort.   They’ll be flying from Minneapolis to Grenada and spending 7 nights in a butler level 1 bedroom suite with an infinity pool.  With airfare, transfers and a catamaran cruise and travel insurance, their romantic vacation is just over $9100.

We have other clients going to Hawaii, Italy and Greece in this budget as well and each is customized to their dreams and budget.

My Vacation Lady is an award winning honeymoon travel agency.  We take the time to get to know our clients so that we can design a honeymoon that they will remember for a lifetime.   If you are looking for a honeymoon as unique as you are, contact us.   We’ll make your honeymoon special!

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Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.