When to go on your honeymoon

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Your choice of honeymoon destinations will depend on when you get married – so have a look at our choice of the best places to go for every month of the year.

Your choice of honeymoon destinations will depend on when you get married ‐‐ so have a look at our choice of the best places to go for every month of the year.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ head to a dreamy beach on one of the 7,000 islands in the Philippines.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ South Africa is perfect for adventurous honeymooners. Laze on the endless beaches, explore Cape Town or venture out on a safari.
  • City slickers ‐‐ enjoy the chilly New York winter with plenty of retail therapy and ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ dive, swim, snorkel and laze on the beautiful atolls of the Maldives.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ head to China in time for Chinese New Year. Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations.
  • City slickers ‐‐ it’s carnival time in Rio de Janeiro, so pack your bikini and dancing shoes.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ experience the underwater world with a beach and diving holiday in Bali.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ for flamenco and fiestas galore, head to Spain.
  • City slickers ‐‐ go for the long haul and flit between Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and Brisbane, stopping off at beaches and vineyards along your way.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ relax and pamper yourself in a spa in Grenada.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ celebrate the first day of summer in Iceland. It’s something of a spectacle with street parties and colourful parades.
  • City slickers ‐‐ those who enjoy a little glamour should head to Los Angeles. Shop on Rodeo Drive, star spot in Hollywood and lap up the style of Beverley Hills.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ go island‐hopping in the Greek islands, and enjoy a bit of culture in Athens or Crete.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ escape to Mexico for its fascinating Mayan ruins, vibrant culture and food, and fabulous beaches.
  • City slickers ‐‐ enjoy UK cities before the summer holidays begin. Spend a luxurious weekend in London, or a cultural break in Edinburgh.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ up the glamour stakes on the beaches of St Tropez and Cannes.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ have an early summer city break in Barcelona, Paris or Florence, before the holidaying masses arrive.
  • City slickers ‐‐ wander through the souks of Marrakech for sunshine, culture and wonderful shopping.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ head to the South Pacific for some serious relaxation. Fiji, the Cook Islands and Tahiti have their dry seasons from May to November.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ cross North America in the trans‐Canadian rail from Toronto to Vancouver.
  • City slickers ‐‐ make the most of summer in the city of Dublin, taking in Trinity College and enjoying cool pints of Guinness.  


  • Beach babes ‐‐ do the proper beach thing and soak up the sun in southern Spain or Italy’s Amalfi coast.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ it’s the cooler season in Kenya and Tanzania, so a good time for a safari ‐‐ combine with a stint on a Zanzibar beach.
  • City slickers ‐‐ for a relaxed summer city break, try some smaller European cities, such as Ljubljana in Slovenia, Sienna in Italy or Cadiz in Spain.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ treat yourself to some real luxury on the island paradise of Mauritius.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ temperatures are appealingly tropical at this time of year in Sri Lanka. Laze on the beaches, and cool off in the hill‐top town of Kandy.
  • City slickers ‐‐ enjoy late summer in elegant Paris before heading to Champagne in time to see the grapes being picked.


  • Beach babes ‐‐ jet off to the Seychelles for secluded luxury on a lush, tropical island.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ temperatures have dropped off in Egypt now, so it’s perfect for exploring the Pyramids, Luxor and the Valley of the Kings ‐‐ and you can combine it with some beach time on the Red Sea.
  • City slickers ‐‐ head to the east coast of the USA to experience the stunning colours of Boston and New England in autumn


  • Beach babes ‐‐ this is the perfect season to savour the islands of St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ Thailand is rich in culture with its markets, palaces and breathtaking scenery. Soak it all up before spending some time enjoying the beach.
  • City slickers ‐‐ year‐round sunshine, excellent shopping and fabulous hotels makes Dubai a great honeymoon destination.


  • Beach babes ‐‐spend Christmas in the lap of luxury with a honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos islands, where the temperature is a blissful average of between 75 and 85F.
  • Culture vultures ‐‐ for a festive break, head to Lapland, where you can visit Father Christmas, ride on snowmobiles or go dog‐sledding.
  • City slickers ‐‐ savour the wine, culture and sights of Vienna. Admire the Christmas decorations, shop in the Christmas market, and spend a night at the opera.

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