One of the most exciting things about getting hitched is the honeymoon that follows! According to Brides Magazine, Here are some tips about where to go, and when… depending on your wedding date! I’ve also included some great resorts to look into at each location and some fun activities to dive into while you are there! These are some of the more popular locations, however places like Costa Rica, Bali and Greese are quickly growing in honeymoon travel.
Hawaii- Hawaii is seasonless, normally 87 degrees/70 degrees, but April to June and October are the top months to visit. August and September are hot, and very popular with families on vacation. It rains the most January-March, but is still busy. Top Honeymoon islands? Maui and Kauai. Helicopter rides and luau shows are the most popular island activities.
PLACE TO STAY: The Royal Hawaiian on Oahu, a Honeymoon hotspot! www.royal-hawaiian.com
Europe- June to September is high season. During this time cities and coasts are crowded, hotel rates are high. Late September/October can be ideal, and a bit less expensive. Low season is said to be November to April, less crowds, but colder weather. Italy is the top Honeymoon location in Europe!
PLACE TO STAY: Hotel Al Ponte Antico www.alponteantico.com
Australia- January-March is the high travel times. July-September brings more mild weather and great travel hotel rates. Australia is perfect for that “I can’t believe we just did that!” honeymoon adventure! Tropical rainforests, and coral rimmed beaches scream tropical paradise.
PLACE TO STAY: Lizard Island where Great Barrier Reef champagne picnics take place on your own private beach! www.lizardisland.com
Mexico-January-March is the busy season, with sunny days, large crowds and higher rates. Most of the year Mexico has great weather, except for July-October which is hurricane season. November-January is said to be the best time to take a mexican cruise, best rates, and great sea weather. ATV rides in Cabo or a tour of the Yucatan will keep you busy!
PLACE TO STAY: Marriott Casa Magna Puerto Vallarta www.marriott.com
Bahamas-Mid December to Mid April is the peak season, with Christmas and Easter being a travel favorite.
PLACE TO STAY: Atlantis Resort www.atlantisresort.com
St. Lucia-January-June is the dryest time of year, with average temperatures of 84 degrees with lots of sunshine. Hurricane season runs from June-November, although a touchdown is very rare. Visits to the Hot springs or to the worlds only “drive-in” volcano are top travel stops.
PLACE TO STAY: Sandals Grande St. Lucian, all inclusive fun! www.sandals.com
Tahiti- Dry season is April-October, with the busiest months July and August. Try to avoid January as it may rain for a week straight! Bora Bora is the most popular island, boasting 5 star luxury.
PLACE TO STAY: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora with over water bungalows! www.fourseasons.com
The Knot has a great article about honeymoon locations by month that you should also take a look at!