The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Every Month of the Year

Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossom Festival (Izu Navi/flickr)

Whether it’s a ballroom wedding in the middle of winter or a ceremony in the outdoor summer sun, once you’ve set the date for the big day, it’s time to look for the perfect spot for what comes next… the honeymoon!

With more and more places springing up as honeymoon destinations, the good news is that you have a variety to choose from. However, it can get a bit overwhelming. “Oh my God, where do we start??” is a phrase we hear often.

The key here is to start shortlisting your options based on some criteria. And if you ask me, nothing beats good weather when planning for a vacation. So here you go, to give you a kick start, a list of honeymoon spots with ideal weather for every month of the year:

 

 

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

 

This is the time when we should be thankful for the Northern/Southern hemisphere split. While it’s a chilly cold winter in the northern part of the world, it’s beautiful summery weather down in the south.

 

 

Costa Rica

 

(kansasphoto/flickr)
(kansasphoto/flickr)

For nature lovers looking for a mix of wildlife adventure and beach, this is the place to be.

 

 

Mexico

 

Cancun (Jorge Nava/flickr)
Cancun (Jorge Nava/flickr)

The ultimate spot for a Caribbean beach-themed honeymoon with a cultural twist.

 

 

Kenya

 

(Wajahat Mahmood/flickr)

Dreaming of a honeymoon right in the middle of a wildlife game reserve?

 

 

Maldives

 

(Mac Qin/flickr)
(Mac Qin/flickr)

A super luxurious, super pampered beach holiday is right here on this group of islands.

 

 

MARCH/APRIL

 

As the weather gets milder and more sunshine is felt in other parts of the world, new choices appear during these two months:

 

 

Egypt

 

Aswan (Sam Valadi/flickr)
Aswan (Sam Valadi/flickr)

Where else can you go for a one-of-a-kind romantic Nile cruise and then spend a few days at one of the Red Sea resort towns?

 

 

Argentina

 

(YoTuT/flickr)
(YoTuT/flickr)

Head there if you are looking for a place with vibrant culture, delicious cuisine and sizzling nightlife.

 

 

South Africa (Capetown)

 

Camps Bay (David Stanley/flickr)
Camps Bay (David Stanley/flickr)

This beautiful coastal city offers a warm beach holiday and also a chance for some good hiking activities (towards the end of April).

 

 

Japan

 

Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossom Festival (Izu Navi/flickr)
Kawazu-Zakura Cherry Blossom Festival (Izu Navi/flickr)

It’s cherry blossom season at this time of the year, so be prepared for beautifully adorned streets and breathtaking scenery.

 

 

MAY/JUNE

 

Mediterranean locations are in full swing at this time of the year and some key honeymoon destinations stand out:

 

 

Italy

 

Positano (Pug Girl/flickr)
Positano (Pug Girl/flickr)

From romantic cities to beautiful Mediterranean coastlines, this destination has it all.

 

 

Greece

 

Santorini (Maggie Meng/flickr)
Santorini (Maggie Meng/flickr)

Those postcard pictures of the popular Greek islands are a dream for many honeymooners to be.

 

 

Spain

 

(J.J. Alcaide/flickr)
(J.J. Alcaide/flickr)

Culture lovers will enjoy exploring Andalusia in the South. Or for those looking for a beach-themed honeymoon, the Canary islands or Balearic Islands are a great choice here.

 

 

France

 

Côte d'Azur (Frank Kehren/flickr)
Côte d’Azur (Frank Kehren/flickr)

Who says no to the French Riviera or, ultimately, romantic Paris?

 

 

JULY/AUGUST

 

The peak of summer in many places, the best honeymoon options would be in destinations with mild summer weather:

 

 

UK & Ireland

 

Hoare Abbey (Elena/flickr)
Hoare Abbey (Elena/flickr)

If a stylish countryside honeymoon is what you’re looking for, consider honeymoon options in Scotland and Ireland. With relatively little rain (by UK standards) and warm weather, the stunning English countryside will be much enjoyed.

 

 

Croatia

 

Dubrovnik (Mike McHolm/flickr)
Dubrovnik (Mike McHolm/flickr)

You’ll spend your honeymoon here island hopping and exploring the exciting coastal towns and villages of the country.

 

 

Indonesia

 

Tamblingan (Pandu Adnyana/flickr)
Tamblingan (Pandu Adnyana/flickr)

Bali is becoming a number one choice for many honeymooners and the best time to enjoy this piece of heaven is during the dry season at this time of the year.

 

 

Madagascar

 

(Mariusz Kluzniak/flickr)
(Mariusz Kluzniak/flickr)

This tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean offers a mix of colorful wildlife and endless white beaches. Plus, there is a very good chance of whale watching during that time of the year.

 

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

 

Many spots at this time still retain good weather with less touristic crowds, offering the much-needed tranquility for a honeymoon:

 

 

South Africa (Kruger Area)

 

(Martijn Barendse/flickr)
(Martijn Barendse/flickr)

One of the best times to visit South Africa if game watching and African wildlife is what you are looking for.

 

 

Hawaii

 

Kaua'i (Wally Gobetz/flickr)
Kaua’i (Wally Gobetz/flickr)

A wide choice of lush green islands to choose from, with beach, surf and hiking activities to enjoy in mild summer weather.

 

 

Tanzania

 

Zanzibar (Lisa de Vreede/flickr)
Zanzibar (Lisa de Vreede/flickr)

It’s here that you will find a combination of an exotic beach holiday in Zanzibar and a safari experience in one of the many game reserves in mainland Tanzania.

 

 

Morocco

 

Chefchaouen (Franx'/flickr)
Chefchaouen (Franx’/flickr)

This country boasts a dazzling blend of themes, from an expedition in the Sahara desert to a trek in the mountains, a beach stay, or exploring ancient cities.

 

 

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

 

The charm of sweet November and festive December can be enjoyed in various spots that still retain mild, warm and dry weather at this time of the year.

 

 

Oman

 

Wadi Bani Khalid (Bertrand Duperrin/flickr)
Wadi Bani Khalid (Bertrand Duperrin/flickr)

This heavenly spot in the Gulf peninsula is often overlooked. Spend your honeymoon in luxurious sea side resorts and lavish accommodations overlooking spectacular desert mountains.

 

 

Thailand

 

Koh Nang Yuan (ccdoh1/flickr)
Koh Nang Yuan (ccdoh1/flickr)

One of the best times to visit the world famous romantic spots of Phuket, Ko Phi Phi and Krabi.

 

 

Vietnam

 

Van Chai, Ha Giang (Nhi Dang/flickr)
Van Chai, Ha Giang (Nhi Dang/flickr)

A new hotspot for those looking for a non-traditional, adventurous honeymoon.

 

 

Jamaica

 

Dunn River (Leonidas Konstantinidis/flickr)
Dunn River (Leonidas Konstantinidis/flickr)

The classic romantic Caribbean getaway.

 

 

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