Month by Month Honeymoon Guide
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Are you looking to plan your dream honeymoon and don’t know where to start? You are not sure when to go or where to go? Check out our month-by-month guide to some of the best honeymoon destinations and hotels around the world!
January – Caribbean
Although the temperature is slightly cooler, the dry season means you’ll see less rain and more sunny blue skies in January. Head to the Caribbean for gorgeous beaches, warm hospitality and a distinct laid-back vibe.
From the 365 beaches of Antigua, the intriguing and colourful heritage of Havana in Cuba, and the lush forests and pretty waterfalls in St Lucia, there is a perfect island to suit every honeymoon couple.
Hotel: Sandals Royal Bahamian is a luxury adults-only hotel in the Bahamas with its own offshore private island. With eleven restaurants to chose from, butler service and 24-hour room service, you can relax and be treated like royalty whilst enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas.
February – Mexico
You’ll get lots of sun if you’re heading to Mexico in January, which is in the country’s dry season.
The lively resorts of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen offer magnificent beachfront resorts and great nightlife, the laid-back town of Tulum is the spot for exploring the historical sites and cenotes, or for something more peaceful head to the quaint island of Isla Mujeres.
Hotel: Head to the southern tip of Baja California Sur where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, to the luxury resort One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos. Nestled on a pristine private peninsula, it is the ultimate tropical playground for discovery, with beautiful bedrooms and endless ocean views.
February - Costa Rica
February is a great time to visit Costa Rica with the weather hot and dry in the most popular beach destinations.
There are so many amazing things to do in this country to make your honeymoon a once in a lifetime trip! You can hike a volcano in Arenal, go white water rafting on the River Pacuare, go ziplining in the Monteverde Cloud Forests or view the turtles nesting in Tortuguero.
Hotel: Steps away from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Teresa, stay at Latitude 10° Resort, a 5* luxury boutique hotel with open-air casitas surrounded by overgrown palms and native plants. Watch incredible sunsets, bike into town and take in the Costa Rican surf atmosphere!
March – Vietnam
In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations in Vietnam, although it is important to note that the climates vary massively across this country, so the best time to visit depends on where you want to go! The beaches in the South are hot and dry during March.
A great place to start your adventure is Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, gateway to the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and home to atmospheric temples and a lively Old Quarter. Head to the sun-kissed south for dreamy beaches such as Phu Quoc Island and the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City.
Hotel: An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay is an adults-only resort in Vietnam. Exclusive for couples and honeymooners it is located on a secluded jungle peninsula creating absolute privacy and tranquillity. The 34 luxurious timber villas come with a veranda, plunge pool and a personal butler, all surrounded by green tropical jungle.
April - USA Road Trip
A great American road trip is something everyone should experience – so why not try it for your honeymoon? Driving along Route 66 with the car roof down, or along the Pacific Coast Highway in California - hire a convertible or do the trip in your very own motorhome!
Cruise down the Big Sur coast from San Francisco to LA, stopping off in Carmel, Montery and Santa Barbara for some wine tasting, then head through the desert to finish off in Las Vegas. Head to amazing landscapes such as Death Valley or Yosemite National Park, or experience Orlando before cruising down the Atlantic Coast to Miami.
Hotel: Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley, California is a relaxing resort for an authentic Wine Country retreat. Tucked among 28 acres of rolling vineyards, orchards and gardens, the lodge has a spa, award-winning restaurant, hilltop infinity jacuzzi and its’ very own vineyard.
May – Bora Bora
High season in Bora Bora runs from May through to September. If you are looking for an idyllic tropical island getaway, with swaying palm trees, turquoise lagoons and secluded beaches, then look no further.
This picture-perfect island is a great choice for a romantic honeymoon, with sweeping white sands, magical sunsets and dreamy over-water villas. The surrounding waters are home to pristine coral and perfect for snorkelling, diving and kayaking.
Hotel: The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort is an eco-friendly retreat overlooking Mount Otemanu, nestled within the Motu Piti Aau – a coral island surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and reef. With an award-winning Thalasso Spa, first-class cuisine and spectacular over-water villas, this is the perfect choice for a luxury honeymoon in style.
June – Santorini, Greece
June is a great time to visit Greece before the crowds of July and August, and the island of Santorini is an ideal place for a romantic honeymoon. What more could you ask for with white-washed houses clinging to the cliffs, bright bursts of bougainvillea and the most magical sunsets!
Opt for accommodation with your own plunge pool overlooking the magnificent views, or if you want a bit of adventure explore the island and black sand beaches on your own quad bike.
Hotel: Perivolas is the ultimate in laidback luxury. Poised on the cliff high above the Aegean, the secluded location combines expansive views with the luxury of absolute tranquillity, but still only a short walk from Oia. For the ultimate experience book the Perivolas Suite with its own steam bath and heated caved swimming pool.
July – Indonesia
With over 17,000 islands in Indonesia you’ll be spoilt for choice! From lush rice fields and tropical jungles, to beautiful beaches, volcanoes and ancient temples, you’ll never be short of something new to do. Lombok and Flores are prefect if you are looking for something a bit less developed, or head to Bali for vibrant nightlife, colourful coral reefs and luxury resorts.
Hotel: Experience a sustainably minded jungle retreat with the luxury of hotel service at Bambu Indah in Ubud, Bali. Start your day with a morning yoga class, take a dip in one of the natural swimming pools, or relax in the spa with a traditional Balinese massage. Bambu Indah has a unique range of rooms to stay in, from the open-air tents sitting high in the jungle canopy, to the luxurious Sumba House made entirely of bamboo.
August – Seychelles
With over 100 beautiful tropical islands, island-hopping is definitely the best way to see the Seychelles! Don't miss Cousin Island, a beautiful nature reserve and home to some of the Seychelles’ rarest birds, and Praslin’s Vallee de Mai, known as the original ‘Garden of Eden’.
Another unmissable island is La Digue - this dreamy island is best explored on bike – enjoy a tour of the fascinating plantation at L’Union Estate, meet its giant tortoise residents and then head to Anse Source d’Argent, considered one of the best beaches in the world!
Hotel: For a luxury resort set amongst swaying palms, tropical forests and glorious beaches, head to real-life paradise at Banyan Tree Seychelles. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the islands, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, perfectly located in Intendance Bay.
September – Italy
July and August can get really hot and busy throughout Italy, so going a bit later in September means you should still get lovely weather, but hopefully with less crowds!
The Amalfi coast is an amazing romantic destination for a honeymoon – from the picture-perfect towns of Positano and Amalfi, to Sorrento or the island of Capri. You can chose a base for throughout and visit all these places, or stay in a few of them so you can soak up the atmosphere in the evenings!
The Cinque Terre region, the Italian lakes or the rolling hills of Tuscany are also great honeymoon destinations, all of which you could combine with a few days in a city such as Florence, Rome or Venice.
Hotel: Caesar Augustus Hotel in Capri is the epitome of peace and relaxation, situated on a clifftop with magnificent views from every corner. Spend your days in the infinity pool overlooking the incredible Amalfi Coast, and your evenings with a glass of wine in hand at the restaurant with unparalleled views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples.
October – Mauritius
Mauritius enjoys warm weather all year, however October is a great time to visit for sunnier and drier days. A beach lover’s dream, this palm-fringed island has tranquil beaches and crystal lagoons, with dramatic volcanic backdrops.
If you can pull yourself away from the beaches, inland you will find a paradise of lush hills, valleys and colourful villages. Don’t miss a visit to Black River Gorges National Park if you love the outdoors - there are a number of hiking trails and it’s the ideal opportunity to see panoramic views of the landscape, including waterfalls, gorges and peaks.
Hotel: The Oberoi Beach Resort in Mauritius is directly located on the pristine white beach of Turtle Bay, a natural marine park. Spread over twenty acres of lush, tropical gardens, it offers views of breath-taking sunsets and night skies bursting with stars. The luxurious pavilions offer a traditional design, with all the modern comforts you would need.
October - South Africa
The winter dry season in Southern Africa is between May and October and this is when game viewing is at its best, especially in the hotter, drier months at the end of the season. A trip to Africa will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!
Witness the Great Annual Migration in Tanzania for an experience you will never forget, take a drive along the scenic Garden Route in South Africa, or spot wildlife from the clouds with a sunrise hot air balloon over the Maasai Mara.
Hotel: Kosi Forest Lodge is situated within iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Being so close to nature gives you the opportunity to experience exclusive, close encounters with the untouched African wilderness. With limited electricity the candlelight gives the lodge a romantic ambience perfect for a romantic honeymoon.
Why not combine the adventure of an African safari, with a stay in a luxurious Mauritius resort, for the perfect honeymoon combination!
November – Maldives
The Maldives is warm year-round, however the wet season from April to October means there is a lot more rain during these months. The weather is better in November, but this month is less expensive than going in the peak months of February and March.
This picture-perfect paradise is home to over a thousand tiny islands with powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters. Luxury resorts are often home to beautiful over-water villas, perfect for an exclusive honeymoon hideaway. Experience an underwater world that is home to an amazing array of tropical fish and breath-taking coral reefs.
Hotel: Kuramathi Maldives boasts two oceanfront infinity pools plus a lagoon-style pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the house reef is possible straight from the beach. For dining we recommend upgrading to Select All Inclusive for the full choice of à la carte restaurants. For the iconic over-water experience, opt for a Deluxe Water Villa perched above the turquoise lagoon.
December - Thailand
December is a great time to visit Thailand during the drier season. There is something for every honeymoon couple in this country, from adventure and culture, to ultimate five star luxury and relaxation.
Head south to the islands for pristine white beaches and sleepy islands like Koh Lanta, or head north for the misty mountains where you can trek with the hill tribes of Chiang Mai.
Hotel: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is located on the banks of the Mae Ping River, the perfect base to explore the temple-filled old city, artisan villages and mountain hill tribes. You can relax on your balcony daybed, or at the adults-only pool, take a local cooking class, or get lost in the night markets!