Honeymoon hot spots

Whatever time of year you’re getting married, there’s a perfect destination for you – but for some, it’s the type of honeymoon rather than the location that poses the problem. Our guide on where and when to go will help you find the ideal honeymoon for you.

JANUARY
Sun – Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia, Maldives, Mexico
Ski Alps – Dolomites (Italy), Austria, Canadian and US Rockies, Morocco
Safari – South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania
Avoid – Fiji and Malaysia – rainy season and cyclones

FEBRUARY
Sun – Middle East, Goa, Caribbean, Maldives, Thailand, Costa Rica
Ski - Alps, Pyrenees, Canadian and US Rockies, Finland, Morocco
Safari – South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania
Avoid – Mauritius and Seychelles – heavy risk of rain

MARCH
Sun – Cuba, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Zanzibar, French Polynesia, Brazil, Egypt, Malaysia
Ski – Alps, Pyrenees, Rockies, Finland
Safari – South Africa, Kenya
Avoid – Mauritius (heavy rain), Beijing (dust winds)

APRIL
Sun - French Polynesia, Argentina, Egypt, Malaysia, Middle East, Thailand, Florida, California
Ski - Finland, Canadian and US Rockies
Safari - South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
Avoid - Kenya, Tanzania (rainy season)

MAY
Sun - Seychelles, Southern Europe, USA, Canada, Hawaii, Peru, Fiji
Ski – Australia, New Zealand
Safari Botswana, Namibia, Zambia
Avoid Maldives, Sri Lanka (unsettled weather)

JUNE
Sun - Florida, Brazil, Argentina, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Seychelles, Southern Europe
Ski – California, Swiss Alps
Safari – South Africa, Botswana, Namibia
Avoid – Goa (monsoon), Maldives, Sri Lanka (unsettled weather), South America (unbearably hot)

JULY
Sun - Malaysia, Bali, Fiji, Seychelles, Europe, Hawaii, Canada
Ski – New Zealand, Alaska, Australia
Safari – Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania
Avoid – Northern Africa (too hot), Costa Rica, Maldives, Sri Lanka (unsettled weather)

AUGUST
Sun – Mauritius, Hawaii, Europe
Ski – New Zealand, Alaska, Australia
Safari – Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania
Avoid – Florida, Caribbean (rain and risk of hurricanes)

SEPTEMBER
Sun - Egypt, Hawaii, Morocco, the Cook Islands, Madagascar, Seychelles
Ski – New Zealand
Safari – Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania
Avoid – Florida, Caribbean (rain and hurricanes), Hong Kong (rain)

OCTOBER
Sun – Brazil, Argentina, Mauritius, Mexico, southern Australia
Ski – Canada
Safari – Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia
Avoid - British Virgin Islands (too windy), Europe (too cold)

NOVEMBER
Sun - India, Dubai, Chile, Egypt, New Zealand, the Cook Islands
Ski – Alps, Dolomites, Austria, Canada
Safari – South Africa
Avoid - Malaysia, Seychelles, south Thailand (rain)

DECEMBER
Sun - Caribbean, Maldives, Vietnam (not central), Sri Lanka, Thailand, New Zealand
Ski – Alps, Dolomites, Austria, Rockies
Safari – Kenya, South Africa
Avoid - Fiji, Seychelles, Malaysia (rainy season and cyclones)

Explore
If you want to learn, explore and embrace culture while on your honeymoon, try locations with a rich history like Rome, Athens or Paris.

City
If it’s hustle and bustle, a touch of culture as well as sitting in a cafe watching the world go by or in a swanky bar with a cocktail, then New York, Barcelona or Milan are the place for you.

Beach
After weeks of wedding stress and planning, if it’s miles of golden sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea you’re dreaming of for your chilled-out break, soak up the sun and unwind in Mauritius, the Seychelles or the Maldives.

Adrenaline
From white water rafting to zip-wiring in the jungle, consider Canada, Australia or an African safari.