best honeymoon destinations

Choosing your honeymoon destination can be so much fun… and a hassle too. As one of the many decisions you will both take as a married couple, you want to make the best choice. How to know for sure where you should spend your romantic getaway and be totally happy and satisfied?

First, you have to know what you are both looking for: adventure, relaxation or amazing food and drinks? In fact, almost all the countries in the world can be a honeymoon destination. To find the best honeymoon destination according to your interest and budget, try our Destination Finder.

There are some classic and well-known destinations that fit perfectly with the type of trip a honeymoon is. Of course, weather is usually a big concern when choosing your best honeymoon destination. Budget is also a decision breaker. Great weather and optimal sightseeing opportunities, as well as more crowds and high room rates (reserve early!), often go hand in hand during a destination’s high season. The high season can be determined by the weather, but also solely by demand. High season in the Caribbean and in Hawaii, where the weather doesn’t change that dramatically, runs from January to April simply because people from colder countries flock to their sunny beaches to flee the winter chill.

If high season perks are what you seek for your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, here’s where to go to find the best weather or, if you have your heart set on a specific place, what to expect during that month.

Best honeymoon destinations by month

Best honeymoon destinations in January & February

Argentina, Australia, Belize, Canada (ski destinations), Caribbean Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Hawaii, Kenya, Maldives, New Zealand, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, USA (ski destinations)

Best honeymoon destinations in March

Argentina, Australia, Belize, Canada (ski destinations), Caribbean Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greece, Hawaii, Maldives, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, USA (Florida Keys, Southwest and Southeast and ski destinations)

Best honeymoon destinations in April

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK, USA

Best honeymoon destinations in May

Australia, Austria, Bali, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Maldives, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK, USA

Best honeymoon destinations in June

Austria, Bali, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tunisia, UK, USA (Alaska, Northeast)

Best honeymoon destinations in July & August

Austria, Bali, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tunisia, UK, USA (Alaska, Northeast)

Best honeymoon destinations in September

Australia, Austria, Bali, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tunisia, UK, USA

Best honeymoon destinations in October

Australia, Austria, Bali, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tunisia, USA

Best honeymoon destinations in November

Argentina, Australia, Chile, Egypt, Hawaii, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand, Seychelles, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, USA (ski destinations, Southeast, Southwest)

Best honeymoon destinations in December

Argentina, Australia, Canada (ski destinations), Caribbean Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Kenya, Maldives, New Zealand, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, USA (ski destinations)

Best weather by honeymoon destination

You know where you want to go, but you are not sure when is the best time to visit? Below are some of the most popular and best honeymoon destinations, and what to expect months after months.

Argentina & Chile

Patagonia is one of the most beautiful place in the World, and it’s best to visit from November to March, where you can witness the truly magnificent glaciers, mountains and sea.

These two charming countries cover long stretches of land that offer a wide climate range. If you want to visit the countries from North to South, you won’t find the ideal weather all the way down, but your best bet is to visit when the climate is better in the South (from December to March), even if it will be quite hot in the North.

Australia & New Zealand

September to May is the best time to come Down Under, but Australia is such a big country, it can be visited year-round, since the North of the country enjoys a tropical climate.

As for New Zealand, the west coast of its South Island is very rainy, while the east coast is the driest region of the whole country.

Bali

Bali’s dry season is from May to October. You also have to know that it rains twice as much in the North of the island than in the South. Otherwise, the air is quite humid and mornings are usually very sunny.

Belize

The best period to visit this small but very friendly country is from mid-January to May.

Brazil & Ecuador

The Amazon is best visited from June to October, and Rio de Janeiro is best from June to September.

January to May is the best time to travel to the Galapagos, when it rains only for small periods of time and turtles, penguins and other stunning wild creatures lay their eggs.

Canada & USA

You can travel around North America all year-round, but you have to know that Canada and the North of the US is best visited from May to September, except if you want to ski or snowboard, then December to March will be your best bet to great powder.

The Florida Keys, Las Vegas and California are at their best from February to May, and from September to November.

Caribbean Islands

December to May are the best months to travel in the Caribbean, when the area is cool and enjoys the most wind, but the average temperatures year-round are between 78 and 88 degrees.

Official hurricane season runs from June to November; the worst period is from August to October.

High-altitude and coastal spots are cooled by trade winds year-round (this is a good thing during the hotter and more humid summer months).

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small but very diverse country when it comes to weather. The best months to visit are from December to April, since it’s the dry season.

Egypt

It’s better to travel to Egypt in winter, from November to February, to avoid the heat and Cairo’s pollution.

Europe

April to October is the best period to travel the old continent, though July and August can get very hot and busy.
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Hawaii

Hawaii’s summer – from May to October – is the best season to taste the Hawaiian paradise. In winter, the temperature is always as good as in summer, but there are more rainy days.
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Kenya & Tanzania

June to February is the best time to visit Kenya and Tanzania, but if you want to see animals, January, February and July to October are your best bet at spotting the Big Five.

Madagascar

It’s hot all year-round on Madagascar’s coasts, and more comfortable in the plains. There are rainy days almost all year, except for September and October when you can be sure to have great weather.

Malaysia

It’s always hot and humid in Malaysia, but the driest period runs from June to September.

Maldives

You can visit the divine Maldives year-round, but the rainy season runs from May to November.

Mauritius

The best period to visit this exquisite island is from June to November, when it’s cooler and drier.

Mexico

March to April and September to October are the best months to travel the whole Mexico, unless you want to have an archaeological trip, then you better be there between October and April, when it’s dry season.
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Morocco

This fascinating African country can be visited year-round. If you only want to see the Imperial Cities, spring and fall are the best seasons, since summer can be overwhelming hot. The Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts are amazing from May to October.

Pacific Islands

It’s important to know that the volcanic Cook Islands are rainier than the coral islands of the Pacific, and June to October is the best time to visit Fiji, French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.

Seychelles

Even in paradise there is a good and a bad season. Come visit the Seychelles in May, June, Mid-September to Mid-November, and you will be blessed with the warm sun, a nice breeze and the exquisite clear turquoise water.

South Africa

It’s never very hot or very cold in South Africa, except in the center and northwest, where summers are not comfortable. December to March are the best months to travel the coast. If the wildlife is calling your name, you want to witness it between July and September.

Thailand

The most comfortable period of the year to visit Thailand runs from mid-November to Mid-February, when the air is cooler.

Tunisia

The best time to visit Tunisia is from March to November, except for July and August when the weather can get smoking hot.

Best honeymoon destinations by budget

Choosing the best honeymoon destination after an expensive wedding can feel sometimes overwhelming. One thing is for sure: when you are going to book your honeymoon, tell the front desk or your waiter about the nature of your stay. Hotels, restaurants and attractions are usually very happy to give you a little extra, and sometimes it means a much better room or a bottle of champagne! So don’t be shy when sharing the good news!

All inclusive is usually the best option if you have a tight budget, since it’s almost always cheaper than if you booked your flight, hotel and meals separately.

Still, before having your head all wrapped up in an amazing honeymoon destination, you can check out the average hotel cost listed below, to help you choose a destination you can actually afford.

Best honeymoon destinations for a small budget

(average cost of a night in a 4 Stars Hotel under 150$US)

Argentina, Bali, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia

Best honeymoon destinations for a mid-range budget

(average cost of a night in a 4 Stars Hotel between 150$ and 350$US)

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, UK, USA

Best honeymoon destinations for a high end budget

(average cost of a night in a 4 Stars Hotel over 350$US)

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands, Grenada, Maldives, Martinique, Monaco, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, US Virgin Islands

 

I hope this quick and easy guide will help you choose your best honeymoon destination!

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