Top Ten Budget Honeymoon Vacations

Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
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2. Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
Many vacationers think of the Bahamas as simply Nassau and Paradise Island—or more specifically, its amusement park hotel, the Atlantis—as well as a stopover point for most major Caribbean cruises. Well, I've got news for you—it's so much more. With eco meccas like Andros and more remote retreats in the Exumas, the Bahamas literally has everything a traveler could want somewhere among its 700 isles.

One of the best spots for affordable honeymoons is just a quick flight from Miami. Located in the Outer Abacos, Green Turtle Cay offers everything a tropical paradise should—without the price tag. And one of its shining gems, Green Turtle Club, is just the spot to enjoy time away with your newly crowned spouse. At Green Turtle, you'll find a sprawl of bungalows and waterfront villas secluded from the rest of the island. But if you need to get into "town," have no fear: There are plenty of golf carts on tap for you to use.

The pool is enticing, the food stellar, and the beaches pristine—many of which you'll have all to yourself on most occasions. Even if you weren't a diver before landing on the island, you should consider leaving as one. At Brendal's Dive Center, Bahamas native Brendal Stevens will introduce you to his marine world, which comprises underwater caves, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, lionfish, barracudas, and even various types of sharks (nurse, reef, and bull, to name a few). Check the website for package deals that include lodging.
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Published: 2 Dec 2009 | Last Updated: 24 May 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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