If you are one of the many couples saving for your dream wedding next year, one of your biggest splurges (after ‘the’ dress, the reception and the rings), is probably going to be your honeymoon.
A chance to unwind, relax, and remember your special day in a warm and tropical paradise, a honeymoon is the perfect start to married life, and no matter what month of the year you get married, there is a destination to match your idea of a dream holiday.
Honeymoon Destinations for January, February & March
If you choose to get married in the winter wonderland months of December and January, you may need to travel long haul to find the perfect honeymoon destination.
The southern hemisphere tends to get a little chilly, and unless you fancy Mexico or the Caribbean, you need to head below the equator for a warm and tropical break.
South Africa, Thailand, the Maldives and Mauritius are all great places to spend your January, February or March honeymoon, and there are some great combinations available for those looking to combine a beach honeymoon with a spot of adventure.
Honeymoon Destinations for April, May & June
As we move into the ‘wedding season’, the choice of honeymoon destinations opens up even more. The romantic cities of Europe such as Paris, Milan and Rome start to warm up nicely, and if long white sandy beaches are more your thing, it is a great time of year to head to the Caribbean Islands.
California is very pretty during the spring months, and if you like the idea of combining a wine-tasting tour through the Napa Valley with shopping expedition down Rodeo drive – this could be your perfect honeymoon destinations for 2013.
Honeymoon Destinations for July, August & September
All Europe’s major beach destinations are open and ready for business come July, but they can get extremely overcrowded with throngs of enthusiastic groups! If you like the idea of a European honeymoon but fancy something a bit more remote and romantic, try the Scottish Highlands, the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini, or a log cabin in the Austrian Alps.
Those looking for something slightly more exotic could consider Peru, Bali or even Madagascar – one of the world’s fastest growing honeymoon destinations!
Honeymoon Destinations for October, November & December
If you hope to see sunshine during your autumn/winter 2013 honeymoon, you need to travel south, but not as far as you might think.
Those who wish to stay close to Europe could consider Morocco, Egypt or Cape Verde Islands, where sunshine is pretty much guaranteed, or head on over to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico for a relaxing beach break.
If a safari is your idea of the perfect honeymoon, head on down to Kenya or Tanzania. With warm sunshine, great game viewing, and spectacular beaches, there is something for every couple in East Africa!