Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination takes many factors into account. Not only do you want this to be somewhere special and memorable, but you want to ensure that it's the ideal time of year to travel there. We've found the perfect destination for you to honeymoon in based on the month!
January – Byron Bay, Australia
With January falling just after the holiday period, it can be an expensive time to travel. In particular, this is when you want to find a honeymoon destination that doesn’t break the bank. Byron Bay is the perfect destination for an affordable honeymoon. It’s a short flight away from major Australian cities which will cut down on travel costs. The beautiful, picturesque beaches also mean you don’t have to compromise stunning scenery to save money.
February – Bali, Indonesia
Fill your days with romance and adventure by celebrating the beginning of your marriage with a trip to beautiful Bali. The Asian-inspired spa treatments offered in the heart of Balinese lush greenery are a total honeymooners paradise. The pace of Bali’s island life means you can spend all of your time lounging in an infinity pool and indulging in rich, local foods. Not to mention, the opportunities for relaxation, waterside adventures and delicious cocktails are endless.
March – Maui, Hawaii
The stunning rainforests and glorious beaches of Maui will be the idyllic location for your first adventure as husband and wife. The lush tropical island has something for all couples, with an abundance of spa resorts for relaxation and endless cultural activities for the active couple. March is the perfect time to honeymoon in this exquisite destination, as there will be smaller tourist crowds allowing you to start married life in peaceful bliss.
April – Kyoto, Japan
April is cherry blossom season in Japan, making it the perfect time of year to honeymoon in Kyoto, Japan’s most romantic city. Kyoto is the heart of authentic Japanese culture and seamlessly fuses traditional and modern experiences. The incredible cuisine, full-bloom blossoms and exposure to beautiful Japanese traditions will make Kyoto a stunning April destination.
May – Barossa Valley, Australia
The Barossa Valley is an ideal honeymoon destination for a rustic, autumnal getaway. The country feel is so romantic, with endless options to indulge in excellent food and wine. The rolling hills and rural landscape will immerse you in a sense of serene bliss. You’ll never want to come back home!
June - Vancouver Island, Canada
Vancouver Island in Canada is any nature-loving couple’s dream location. Spend your days relaxing amongst the dreamy surroundings of alpine mountain ranges and plunging waterfalls or embark on once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Vancouver Island offers incredible experiences like kayaking alongside wild porpoises and exploring tucked-away beaches. There’s something for every couple in this breathtaking part of the world.
July – Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona will sweep you up in its romantic aura. You are sure to create lasting memories with your newly wedded partner that you’ll be talking about for many anniversaries to come. Spend your evenings taking a guided tour around the city and dining in culturally rich Tapas restaurants. This is also the ideal time to enjoy a truly romantic summertime honeymoon. We have more Barcelona honeymoon tips here!
August – Prague, Czech
The city of Prague is reminiscent of something out of a fairytale with its cobblestone streets and romantic archways. Prague is rich in European culture and your days can be spent exploring ancient castles, cruising the canals or taking a ride in a vintage car. The European summer is the best time to take advantage of this underrated honeymoon destination.
September – Reims, France
Spend your honeymoon in the home of the drink of romance and excitement – Champagne. Reims is the unofficial capital of the Champagne wine-growing region. This means there are so many champagne houses to explore that offer tasting and cellar tours. Turn your whole honeymoon into a champagne filled celebration with a September getaway to Reims. This is also the ideal spot to appreciate the majestic history and architecture of the city's grand cathedral.
October – Maldives
A honeymoon in the Maldives is the ultimate tropical getaway. Think overwater bungalows, vibrant marine life and breakfast in bed over looking crystal clear water. Getting lost in this tropical paradise as newlyweds is the perfect way to start married life. If you're feeling like a bit of an adventure, there are plenty of once in a lifetime options available. Swim with sharks, try scuba diving or jet around on a boating excursion.
November – Milford, New Zealand
Disconnect from the real world and spend your honeymoon surrounded by rainforests and waterfalls in Milford Sound. This beautiful part of New Zealand boasts breathtaking natural scenery that will allow you to feel peacefully immersed in nature. Hop on a cruise or grab a kayak so that you can truly appreciate the breathtaking sights. Make sure to catch the sunset or sunrise to see this stunning location at its very best.
December –Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania often gets overlooked as a honeymoon destination, but it should absolutely be on your bucket list! The stunning views and breathtaking scenery offer the perfect setting for a December honeymoon. Being filled with luxurious hotels, it is known for having a relaxing and indulgent vibe. For more adventurous couples, there are plenty of wonderful sights to see! Wineglass Bay is a crowd favourite, offering plenty of sights to see and things to do.
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