The wedding is finally over, months of planning finally came to fruition and your big day was a roaring success. You’ve created happy new memories to last a life time, now you can sit back and relax…in the sun of course! A wedding wouldn’t be complete without the all important honeymoon, a chance to unwind and look back on the big day, the opportunity to enjoy some alone time with your all important other half after the busy (and sometimes stressful) few months you’ve just had.
There’s a lot to take into account when booking a honeymoon, the month you get hitched plays a particularly important role as to where you’re jetting off to, different countries have various weather seasons from hurricanes to monsoons! It’s best to be swotted up and savvy when it comes to booking.
Here are MyOneWeddings top monthly top spots for the happy couple to take into consideration when choosing where to go!
Ideally if you want a Caribbean honeymoon winter is the ideal time to go. Hurricane season ranges from June-November so January is no risk and the perfect time to grace their shores. Popular destinations are Barbados, with its romantic Bathsheba Beach, or how about beautiful St Lucia where you can explore smugglers cove and Rodney bay?
If its a tropical paradise you’re after then Mexico is the answer to your prayers! A favourite with honeymooners for decades, Mexico boats over 6000 miles of beautiful coastline. From Cancun to Acapulco, enjoy sizzling foods, jungle hillsides and white powered beaches. Enjoy snorkeling the blue tropic waters or explore some of Mexico’s most treasured pyramids and temples. Its the perfect romantic getaway.
If luxury and sophistication are music to your ears when choosing a holiday then Dubai is the place for you! One of the most glamorous cities in the world, honeymooners can enjoy renowned night clubs and restaurants with state of the art shopping malls and entertainment, not forgetting glorious sandy beaches where temperatures can reach up to 28 degrees during the day which sounds perfect!
If you’re getting married in April the how about Florida? Whether its the miles of natural lakes and swamp land you wish to explore, the stunning palm tree lined streets or miles of sandy beaches. If you’re an adrenaline junkie that wants to go on some of the worlds best roller coaster rides in Universal studios or a trip to meet mickey at Walt Disney Land, then this is the place for you! There is also the added safety you are in non hurricane season too.
Malta in may is ideal for a pair of newly weds! Discover an absolute gem of an island. In the heart of the Mediterranean, hire a yacht and explore the blue lagoons or perhaps some of the many world heritage sites Malta has to offer, including spectacular medieval churches. With many fabulous bars, restaurants and beaches its a great island to have fun in. With warm but still fresh 21 degrees to walk around in Malta really is the perfect place to unwind.
The Greek Islands have their hottest temperatures in July and August so June is that little bit cooler, and of course you’ll miss most of the crowds. The islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu are absolutely stunning with their white washed buildings, stunning churches, clean idyllic beaches and not forgetting mouth watering Greek cuisine. With beautiful sunsets, islands stepped in a wealth history, the Greek islands offer a glorious sun drenched honeymoon breaks at the fraction of a Caribbean holiday.
Mama Mia! For July why not discover one of the most romantic countries in the world, Italy. Stepped in history spanning thousands of years you could discover the Ancient city of Rome, the countries capital where you can ponder on over 3000 years of art, culture and architecture from the Colosseum to the Vatican, or the remains of an Roman Empire. The Cosmopolitan city has hundreds of delicious and stylish restaurants where you can try some of Italy’s most delicious cuisines from their many pizzerias to many hundreds of spectacular pasta dishes.
If you want more of a beach holiday then you’re in luck. Italy boasts nearly year long sunshine, amazing coastlines with miles of beaches such as Sicily and Tuscany. For those seeking a more laid back quieter honeymoon Italy has thousands of acres beautiful countryside and vineyards, Tenula, Colleverde and Avignonesi vineyards are some of the most famous in the world. There really is so much to do in Italy you’re spoiled for choice!
Croatia isn’t what you’d call a hidden gem anymore, however it is still one of the well less known holiday resorts in comparison to ever popular Spain, the canary islands and Italy. It is by far an option if you are on a budget honeymoon with its glorious warm sunshine and only a short flight it is ideal for a cheap break away. With its stunning beaches like Istria and Hvar island and its beautiful historic cities such as Dunbrovnik then you really cant go wrong and have the option to island hop.
The Canary Islands are picture perfect in September. Even though the autumn nights are drawing in back home, Tenerife still boasts warm balmy days of 25 degrees. With its unusual beautiful volcanic beaches you can spend your days relaxing under the palm trees or why not try out the Teide National Park where you can hike across the islands volcano? There are also many restaurants, bars golf and water parks at your disposal for the perfect honeymoon getaway.
The Seychelles is perfect for October. As the UK starts to get cold the Seychelles remains warm so its the perfect honeymoon break. With idyllic white sandy beaches and a beautiful back drop there are so many things to do. You can explore some of the other islands, see some of the worlds most beautiful coral reefs, go on a host of different water sport activities, hike, dive, snorkel, discover some of the worlds most indigenous species like the turtles that you’ll find walking over the many beaches or perhaps go to one the many spas the islands has to offer to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. It really is the honeymoon of a lifetime and a trip you’ll never forget.
Cape Verde the ideal location for November. Just sitting off the North Atlantic ocean, the tropical island gets almost no rain in November and reaches highs of 28 degrees whilst still maintaining a cool breeze. With its stunning backdrop trekking is ever popular, trekking can be enjoyed on Santo Antão,Fago and Santiago. Fago is famous for the Pico and its reachable summit of 2829m. With its stunning beaches like Sal and Boa Vista and its various water sports on offer this winter break is a must!
Last but by no means least, the December newlyweds. Our last choice is Thailand with its busting streets of Bangkok with its restaurants, clubs and bars to the stunning beaches of Phuket, Khao Lak and Krabi. Famous with honeymooners for years Thailand offers trekking in the golden triangle region, the Chiang Mai countryside and the mountains, it is a country full of amazing things to see and explore.
We hope this has inspired you in planning your honeymoon and hope you have an amazing time where ever you go! Don’t forget to take a look at Expedia’s flash sale, enjoy!