The Perfect Honeymoon Destinations for Every Month of the Year
Your honeymoon should be one of the happiest moments of your life, and choosing the perfect destination to create such precious memories with your spouse is essential to ensuring a truly unforgettable romantic experience.
The season and time of year you choose to travel are important factors to achieving your dream honeymoon—as every destination has ideal windows for optimal weather conditions, crowd sizes, prices, and activities.
Here’s a useful breakdown of the best honeymoon destinations for each month of the year:
January - The Bahamas
What better way to spend a winter honeymoon than a romantic island adventure? The Bahamas is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts in the Caribbean—along with top restaurants and amenities, and so much more.
Enjoy some romantic splashes with your loved one on the shores of Blue Lagoon Island, and marvel at its many trained dolphins. Take a stroll through Garden of the Groves, a 12-acre oasis of stunning natural beauty, hiking trails, waterfalls, and more.
If you’re looking for an exciting stay near the bustling capital city of Nassau, Sandals Royal Bahamian is the spot. This all-inclusive, five-star resort boasts premium amenities including an award-winning spa, more than a dozen gourmet cuisines, butler service, adult-only suites, and so much more.
The resort even features a private, off-shore island experience called Sandals Barefoot Cay—an exclusive island escape complete with everything you need for a sizzling beach vacation, including swim-up bars, private cabanas, a Zen garden, and truly breathtaking tropical scenery.
Immerse yourselves in the delicious food and amazing ambiance of Sapodilla Estate, a hotspot for wedding events and catering. Graycliff Restaurant is similarly renowned for its elegance and top-notch cuisine. Reserve a table for an intimate candlelit dinner, or swing by the bar for a few cocktails before hitting the town.
Honorable Mention: St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a Caribbean island with incredible natural beauty, luxurious amenities, and plenty of ambiance for a world-class romantic getaway. The island's unique blend of French, African, and Caribbean cultures is reflected in its delicious cuisine, lively music scene, and vibrant nightlife—creating an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
Couples can take a sunset catamaran cruise along the coast, explore the famous Pitons—two volcanic peaks that offer stunning views and hiking opportunities—indulge in a massage at one of the island's many luxury spas, or visit the Sulphur Springs, a natural mud bath and hot springs that are said to have healing properties.
February - British Virgin Islands
Home to absolutely stunning Caribbean beaches and rainforests, opulent resorts and villas, and incredible restaurants, the British Virgin Islands consist of four major islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke) and more than 50 smaller islands. This luxurious and secluded honeymoon escape also features plenty of activities, including diving, sailing, surfing, horseback riding, and more.
Aerial BVI is a new, private-island eco-resort that focuses on providing guests with authentic and transformative natural and wellness experiences you can’t find anywhere else. Explore the natural wonders of the islands, or just relax and embrace its many amenities such as personal guest concierges, spa therapists, world-class chefs, and private airport transportation—the choice is yours.
Saba Rock is another iconic hotspot for romantic island adventures. This 1-acre resort is nestled in North Sound off Virgin Gorda, surrounded on all sides by water—offering guests their own private paradise.
When you’re ready for a romantic meal, head to Coco Maya, an open-air restaurant and bar set on an incredible beach overlooking Sir Francis Drake Channel. Enjoy a delectable meal and a cocktail, and lounge by the firepit to watch shimmering blue waves kiss the shore. Truly unforgettable.
Honorable Mention: St. Barts
St. Barts is known as one of the most luxurious islands in the Caribbean, and is an ideal honeymoon destination featuring a perfect blend of French Caribbean culture, stunning beaches, luxurious accommodations, and fine dining experiences. Couples enjoy strolling white-sand beaches, perusing upscale boutiques, and indulging in gourmet French cuisine while watching the sunset. Adventurous honeymooners can hike to the top of Morne du Vitet, the highest point on the island, with amazing panoramic views.
February is also the island’s dry season—the perfect time to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, with less rainfall, lower humidity, and more sunshine.
March - The Maldives
This South Asian archipelago in the Indian Ocean boasts unique landscapes, turquoise waters, and diverse forests and wildlife, making it a favorite for couples that enjoy spending time outdoors. Do some island hopping and explore the local cultures and communities, try your hand at surfing or stand up paddleboarding for some water-based fun, or lounge at an overwater bungalow.
The Maldives feature a selection of resorts, each on a different island, giving them all distinct vibes and offerings. The resorts are also built with natural conservation in mind to preserve the region’s renowned, lush natural surroundings.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a five-star resort replete with over-water villas with hammocks and direct beach access, fantastic cuisine, and luxury spa treatments with couples’ massages under the stars.
For the perfect honeymoon meal, book a reservation at Ba’theli by the Reef, and enjoy an intimate gourmet meal while floating on the deck of a boat beneath a starry, moonlit sky. The restaurant offers a limited number of seats each evening, ensuring the perfect stage for a romantic honeymoon dinner—with a selection of traditional, authentic island cuisine inspired by the Maldivian Spice Routes of old.
Honorable Mention: South Africa
South Africa is an excellent destination for a safari honeymoon, boasting spectacular natural wonders, exotic wildlife, and luxurious accommodations.
Couples enjoy romantic drives along the stunning Garden Route, hot air balloon rides over the vibrant Cape Winelands, and even private safaris.
April - Fiji
Fiji in the South Pacific offers a unique honeymoon experience combining some of the best in modern luxury with breathtaking natural beauty and seclusion. During April, the weather and crowd sizes are more favorable, and you may even find the best travel rates and lodging availability.
The island nation is known for its welcoming culture, natural beauty and truly phenomenal sightseeing opportunities, including sprawling verdant jungles and glistening lagoons stretching as far as the eye can see.
Go exploring and check out its many islands, try a snorkeling trip with your significant other, swim with giant manta rays, or enjoy the full suite of luxurious amenities at one of its premium resorts.
COMO Laucala Island is a private island resort featuring 25 residences with lavish amenities including villas with beachfront access, private infinity pools, spas, and tons of fun and entertainment for couples to adore.
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa features comfortable, high-end accommodations with contemporary aesthetics highlighting the unique beauty of the destination. Treat yourselves to an amazing signature dining experience at Waitui Bar & Grill, or share a few drinks by the beach at Suka Bar.
Royal Caribbean International also offers week-long South Pacific cruise itineraries for travelers who want to embrace their journey, while still enjoying the amazing and luxurious offerings Fiji is known for.
Whether you party the night away or embrace some rest and relaxation, you are sure to have a dream honeymoon vacation in Fiji!
Honorable Mention: Japan
Japan has long been a beloved honeymoon destination for couples seeking memorable wellness experiences and nature-focused adventures. It’s filled with bountiful natural splendors, lively cities, and breathtaking sites and attractions for romantic days and nights.
Tour the capitol, Tokyo, for a unique blend of traditional and contemporary culture—featuring ancient temples, modern architecture, and bustling shopping districts. Bask in the natural wonders of the Onsen hot springs, a popular attraction for honeymooners craving relaxation and rejuvenation. Stop for a romantic photo op or picnic in the park, and enjoy the famous cherry blossoms while they are in full bloom.
May - Hawaii
Hawaii is another island paradise boasting a wide array of natural splendor and couples activities to enjoy. This chain of exotic islands in the North Pacific has unmistakably gorgeous features and landscapes, including caves, waterfalls, mountains and volcanoes—but its crystal-clear waters, picturesque beaches, and distinct culture and vibe are what make Hawaii such a famous romantic destination.
Enjoy a private helicopter ride and tour the islands from the air, share a romantic picnic on the beach, go sailing at sunset, or check out some authentic cultural activities and entertainment such as luau or hula dancing. Whether you travel by plane or crave the excitement of a honeymoon cruise, couples are sure to have an amazing time in Hawaii.
When it comes to lavish stays, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa has everything newlyweds could desire, from luxurious accommodations to spectacular dining. Book one of the royal suites and enjoy an extra-large master bath, walk-in closet, reading nook, and independent dining area. Elevate relaxation to the next level with a shared couples’ massage at the resort’s exclusive Anara Spa.
Round out your day with a scintillating meal at La Mer at Halekulani, a AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant in Waikiki, renowned for its Neoclassic French cuisine. Be sure to request the honeymoon package for a special table and exclusive menu featuring a four-course meal, champagne toast, and dessert.
Honorable Mention: Tuscany
Tuscany is a breathtaking region situated in the heart of Italy, boasting a rich history, natural beauty, and unforgettable experiences. The capital city Florence is renowned for its stunning Renaissance art and architecture, including the famous "David" statue and Botticelli's works in the Uffizi Gallery. The region's natural landscape is equally stunning, with rugged mountains, pristine beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and beautiful olive groves and vineyards in Chianti.
Whether you're seeking art and culture, outdoor adventure, or delicious cuisine and wine, Tuscany has something to offer every honeymooner!
June - Santorini
This Greek island in the Aegean Sea makes for a perfect honeymoon hideaway, especially for fans of beautiful landscapes and distinctive architecture. Santorini is one of the most popular summer travel destinations in the world, and features plenty of relaxing and exciting activities for newlyweds.
Take a romantic ride on a catamaran, enjoy a wine-tasting tour of the island, swim the crystal- clear waters of Amoudi Bay, or share the natural hot springs with your spouse.
For an unforgettable stay, check out Grace Hotel Santorini—an exclusive boutique hotel offering stunning ocean views, panoramic balcony rooms, elegant accommodations, and top amenities such as a heated infinity pool and lounge massage treatments.
Kapari Natural Resort is another option blending the magnificent natural beauty of the island with modern offerings, including jacuzzis and smart-home control, to make your stay spectacular!
Searching for a super-romantic fine-dining experience? Look no further than Selene Restaurant at one of the island’s highest points, providing guests with a jaw-dropping view as well as fantastic fare. Roka Restaurant is also known for providing a rich selection of food and drinks featuring locally sourced ingredients.
Honorable Mention: Aruba
June is an ideal time to soak up the sun and enjoy the island's many beautiful beaches— or relax poolside at one of the remarkable resorts. With its crystal-clear waters, white- sand beaches, and renowned hospitality, Aruba is a perfect destination for honeymooners looking to unwind and create unforgettable memories.
The weather during this time is hot and dry, making it perfect for a day near the water. June is also a prime month to score deals on all-inclusive resorts, making your honeymoon even more affordable.
July - Lyon
While Paris may be hailed as the “City of Love,” Lyon is a favorite destination for newlyweds seeking the best France has to offer.
The city is rich with history and culture, and known as a hotspot of fine dining and gastronomy. Tour the city’s mind-blowing architecture, visit a museum or art exhibit, catch a jazz show at the famous Bec de Jazz venue, or share a wine tour.
When you’re ready to settle in, Villa Maïa is a five-star luxury hotel by the city center featuring an indoor, heated swimming pool, hot tub, gorgeous garden, and panorama view overlooking the entire city.
La Villa Florentine fuses French and Italian aesthetic styles, and features charming and elegant rooms with panoramic terraces for unsurpassed views of its surroundings. Guests can enjoy its heated, panoramic swimming pool and whirlpool bath, outdoor sauna, and more.
When it comes to romantic dining, Burgundy by Matthieu is a high-end restaurant with exceptional cuisine and premier selection of Burgundy wines. Enjoy your night out with your lover with some upscale food and drinks!
Honorable Mention: Mauritius
Boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Mauritius is an idyllic island nation in the Indian Ocean, and ideal destination for honeymooners seeking a luxurious tropical getaway. July is the perfect time to visit, as it is the peak of winter and temperatures are cooler and drier—optimal for outdoor activities. Couples love its gorgeous beaches such as Trou aux Biches and Flic en Flac, featuring crystal-clear waters, white sand, and a wide range of fun and exciting water sports. Visitors also enjoy popular attractions including Black River Gorges National Park, which boasts lush forests, stunning waterfalls, and diverse wildlife.
Whether you're seeking straight-up romance and relaxation, or some shared adventure, Mauritius has it all!
August - Tahiti
Famous for its tropical weather and unbelievably turquoise water, Tahiti is the largest shining gem among the brilliant islands of French Polynesia. Couples can visit the waterfalls and volcanoes dotting the island, sail along its lagoons, and check out the black-sand beaches of the east coast and white sands of the west.
Couples can dive or sail in crystalline waters, and observe amazing, native sea life. Visit Dominique Auroy's Vin de Tahiti, French Polynesia's only winery, for a wine tasting tour. Try a Tahitian dance lesson, or visit Tiki Parc Moorea for a zipline and aerial adventure through lush mountain forests with your partner for some excitement and fun.
You can stay at the eco-friendly Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa for an unbelievable view of the crystal-clear Pacific, as well as exclusive features and amenities, including a full-service spa, lagoon-style pool, overwater bungalows, and the only overwater restaurant in Moorea: Toatea Bar & Creperie.
Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa offers everything you need for a fun honeymoon experience. Comfortable, roomy accommodations mean you can lounge in luxury while enjoying its wonderful views and premium amenities. Visit the Deep Nature Spa for some couples pampering, beauty treatment, or massage. Indulge in some fresh-caught seafood and signature cocktails, too!
While you’re there, enjoy a honeymoon meal at Le Lotus Restaurant, an over-water, fine-dining establishment known for its dreamy setting and elegance perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
Honorable Mention: Kenya
Kenya is a fantastic destination for a romantic and majestic honeymoon safari. Couples can visit the iconic Maasai Mara and explore the endless savannahs while marveling at a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos in their natural habitats. Take in the diverse range of breathtaking natural wonders including savannahs, lakelands, mountain highlands, and the dramatic Great Rift Valley. Relax and soak up the sun on some stunning beaches, such as Diani Beach and Lamu Island. Enjoy a romantic hot air balloon ride with super-romantic views. Kenya is the honeymoon destination specializing in a lifetime of precious memories.
September - Sardinia
Sardinia is an enchanting island hideaway tucked away in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian island features some incredible sights, from medieval towns and villages to a wealth of natural wonders including mountains, caves, and canyons. Its most striking features are its azure waters, and tropical beaches.
Go on a sailing tour and explore the 68 islands and islets of the Archipelago of La Maddalena. Be sure to sunbathe on the famous pink sands of Budelli Island. Visit the city of Alghero, and marvel together at its idyllic landscapes and stunning architecture. Those feeling adventurous can traverse Gola Su Gorropu, a 600-meter deep canyon widely known as the “Grand Canyon of Europe.”
Hotel Villa Fanny offers 19-rooms with authentic Italian comfort and charm. This boutique-style hotel near the city center provides a range of fun and romantic activities, such as island-hopping boat trips, cultural and historical tours, beach tours, wine tasting, and more.
L’ea Bianca Luxury Resort blends the best of the Old World, with modern opulence and sensational experiences. Book a private villa and enjoy exclusive features and services including sea-view terrace, gourmet dining prepared by a personal chef, butler service on request, jacuzzis, and more.
If you’re going out to eat, try Lungomare Ristorante, an upscale restaurant with an exceptional seafood and wine selection, and fantastic ambiance for intimate dinners. Also be sure to try the Lobster Catalan style, a local Sardinian favorite!
Honorable Mention: Scotland
Scotland is another great honeymoon destination, with gorgeous rugged landscapes, stunning scenery, and numerous natural wonders—perfect for couples who love romantic outdoor adventures and nature. One of the most iconic attractions in Scotland is Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop a hill overlooking its namesake. The castle has a long and storied history, and features breathtaking views of the city below. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are also popular attractions—renowned for stunning beauty and scenic trails, with a variety of water-based activities including kayaking, sailing, and fishing. For a touch of magic and folklore, honeymooners visit the Isle of Skye, known for romantic scenery, fairy pools, and ancient castles.
September is also a great time to plan your visit—with pleasant weather and fewer crowds.
October - Las Vegas
While it is widely billed as the party destination, Las Vegas is also an amazing place for honeymoons. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has plenty of fun and exciting things for newlyweds, and with relatively low rates on hotels and dining, you can get amazing value.
Sail the gondolas down the Grand Canal at the Venetian Hotel & Resort, or check out the Eiffel Tower Experience while enjoying its iconic Strip. You can even take an intimate, romantic private helicopter ride to view the entire city from the sky!
If you’re looking for grandeur, look no further than Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Book a spacious suite and experience the heights of splendor and sophistication—with comfortable rooms, top-of-the-line amenities, and jaw-dropping views of this extraordinary city.
You can also stay at iconic Caesars Palace, renowned for its opulence and unique architecture, including the Coliseum (massive entertainment venue), Roman Baths (large communal spa and pool facility), Omnia nightclub, and Forum Shopping Mall.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Elara Center Strip Las Vegas is a massive, 52-story hotel overlooking the iconic Strip, boasting a range of high-quality facilities and amenities. Grab a couple of drinks and unwind at Poolside Bar & Grill, or check out Miracle Mile Shops connected to the hotel.
For a phenomenal dining experience, the 800-foot-tall, rotating Top of the World restaurant at the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod gives guests an unsurpassed view of the city. It is undoubtedly a must-see for couples seeking the heights of luxury.
Honorable Mention: Bora Bora
Bora Bora is a world-renowned honeymoon destination and idyllic tropical paradise for newlyweds. This French Polynesian island is known for its azure waters, beautiful landscape, and phenomenal hotel and dining experiences. Enjoy one of the island’s famous overwater bungalows, featuring stunning views of the ocean and super-romantic ambiance.
Try a range of cuisines and dining options, from casual beachside cafes to upscale restaurants with sweeping views of the lagoon. Check out fun water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving, and explore the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life hidden below the surface. For a touch of adventure mixed with romance, share a 4x4 safari tour of the island's rugged interior, visit a pearl farm, or hike to the summit of Mount Otemanu for a truly spectacular view and once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience.
November - Phi Phi Island
Off the coast of Thailand, Phi Phi Island is a hidden hotspot for romantic voyages, and November is the perfect time of year to take full advantage of all it has to offer!
One of the coolest, driest months of the year, it creates the ideal window for fun island activities such as snorkeling, sailing, and swimming. This is also when Thai culture comes into full swing, with unique local traditions such as the Lantern Festival—when hundreds of paper lanterns are released, illuminating the skies in a romantic, wondrous display.
Honeymooners should stay at Zeavola Resort & Spa, a rustic luxury resort with a focus on natural conservation and sustainability. This tranquil escape offers a range of suite-style accommodations and exciting and adventurous experiences for intrepid travelers looking to bask in the glory and beauty of nature. Explore the hidden, undersea world at Phi Phi National Marine Park, or opt for some romantic rest and relaxation at Zeavola Spa, which subtly blends with the surrounding rainforest.
When you’re ready to eat, check out The Mango Garden for a casual, refreshing meal with plenty of island flavors and charm. And you and your loved one can visit Oasis Bar & Restaurant for a tantalizing drink in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere!
Honorable Mention: Australia
Australia is a favorite destination for newlyweds, and November is the perfect time to visit to enjoy springtime Down Under. Take a romantic and scenic drive along Great Ocean Road for a breathtaking view of the ocean, cliffs, and rainforests on the southeastern coast, or check out Barossa Valley, one of the country’s most famous wine regions, and sample some of the country’s best. Visit Melbourne and Sydney for an exciting array of nightlife, cuisine, and shopping, or share an exhilarating visit to Cairns and underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef.
With so much to offer, Australia is the perfect honeymoon destination for those seeking adventure, relaxation, and romance.
December - Dubai
Honeymooners experience luxury and awe at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a vibrant, glistening metropolis boasting luxury and awe, with high-end shopping, artificial islands, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world!
Newlyweds enjoy driving safaris across the region’s stunning dunes, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and its incredible sea life, and long strolls through Dubai Miracle Garden’s 72,000-square-meter garden of more than 150 million flowers in full bloom!
Atlantis Dubai is a premier, five-star resort renowned for its entertainment and wellness attractions. Honeymooners can book a range of accommodations, including its Underwater Suite featuring floor-to-ceiling windows into the city’s aquarium. Gaze at the truly spectacular underwater vistas as sharks, sting rays, and various other sea creatures drift past your room.
Romantic dining is elevated to unprecedented levels at Dinner in the Sky, a unique restaurant with tables suspended 50 meters in the air!
For a more traditional romantic meal, Level 42 at the Shangri-La Hotel offers guests a candle-lit, five-course feast in a secluded, intimate setting. Enjoy delicious food and live music—all on a private terrace overlooking the city’s towering skyscrapers.
Honorable Mention: New York City
Another popular honeymoon destination for December is New York City. While the weather may be chilly, the city's holiday decorations and festivities make it a magical time to plan your visit.
Ice skate while holding hands with your loved one at Rockefeller Center, share a romantic stroll through Central Park or the High Line, catch a Broadway show, and admire the festive window displays along Fifth Avenue. There are also plenty of intimate restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as ample opportunities for holiday shopping and exploring the city's museums and landmarks.
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