When you're planning one of the biggest vacations of your life, it's important to consider the seasonality of potential honeymoon destinations. The time of year for many popular escapes around the world can impact factors like price, crowds, available discounts, availability and weather. So no matter if you're taking a honeymoon immediately after the wedding, or postponing for a better time, here are some great suggestions of where to honeymoon during each month of the year!
Yes, January is one of the colder and darker months of the year in Iceland, but for honeymooners that just means beautiful wintery landscapes, hours a day to watch the northern lights, and fewer crowds at the places you want to see!
Looking for a warm weather and a beach in the dead of winter? Anguilla is just the place for a honeymoon escape, as it's a quieter island compared to elsewhere in the Caribbean, and one that's home to luxury resorts, fabulous beaches and amazing food.
You'll want to visit Thailand when it's sunny and dry, and avoid the crazy partying that happens over New Year's and winter break. While weather can vary significantly based on where in the country you'll be, in March you should be fine no matter which region you're in or island you're on!
Climate-wise, this is the best time to go as it's neither too hot nor too cold which is critical when you're traveling to the desert! As an added bonus you'll miss out on the heavy tourism during summer and winter so you'll have the souks, the roads, and the palaces to yourselves!
Avoid Provence during the busy summer months where villa and hotel rates skyrocket and instead visit in May right before the influx of tourists arrive. You'll still experience pleasant weather, fields of wildflowers, quaint villages and markets, and cozy evenings.
June is technically during Tahiti's dry season, and while hotel deals are hard to come by year round, this is a great time to go to ensure sunshine and clear water. You don't want weather cramping your style while you're lounging in your overwater bungalow.
Croatia has it all for honeymooners in July: historic and picture-perfect old towns and villages, fresh seafood, lively nightlife scene and beaches and coastline as far as the eye can see. Rent a yacht and go island hopping and bask in the sunshine on the Adriatic coast.
The Greek Islands are some of the most romantic in the world, and while some like Santorini and Mykonos can get crazy busy during August, you can still find amazing scenery, rich history and fewer crowds at Paros, Corfu and Rhodes.
Head to Tuscany in September to avoid the high-season crowds in the summer but still experience perfect weather, some of the best food and wine in the world, and the quaintest old villages nestled in the rolling hills.
Ireland in October is full of rolling green hills, grazing sheep, breathtaking ragged coastlines, quaint villages and romantic old castles. The crowds will be gone in October, the weather will still be pleasant (though don't forget an umbrella) and prices are much lower!
November: Sri Lanka
Home to elephants and leopards, luxurious resorts, perfect beaches and colonial history, Sri Lanka is the perfect destination for those seeking a mix of adventure and relaxation. November is off-season so there are great deals to be had, and while it might rain, it will be scattered and followed by sunshine!
Go to Rwanda in December as it's the start of the short dry season, and the best time to track the gorillas! Just make sure you book your accommodations and secure your gorilla tracking permits far in advance, as this is a popular time to go!
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Julia Hurwitz is a freelance writer and Marketing Manager based in New York City. Her interests include travel, global craft, healthy baking, entertaining and exploring the outdoors.