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Popular Honeymoon Destinations & The Best Time to Visit

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Below are some of our most popular destinations and the different climate seasons.


The best time to visit Antigua is between mid-December and mid-April, a 2nd option is in May or June. This is the period right after peak season and just before the wet season from July to November. Carnival season is normally end of July into early August. Antigua’s seldom-explored coves and white-sand inlets, aquamarine waters, balmy breezes, and coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving make this island a wonderful option for beach lovers.


The best time to visit Aruba is from April to August – a huge window of time when the island’s high prices take a holiday. And since the island sits well outside the hurricane belt, there’s very little threat of tropical storms at this time. January to March features pleasant weather, but the room prices can soar. Most people who have been to Aruba will tell you it’s not worth staying at an all inclusive resort in Aruba, because there’s too many great restaurants on the island. They are right, there’s over 200 restaurants.


Indonesia has a tropical climate that is very hot and humid. Weather can be divided into two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season usually runs from October throughto April. Although some places like Maluku experience the rainy season from March to April. The dry season runs from May to September. The coastal plains have anaverage temperature of 82˚, the inland and mountain areas experience an average of 78˚ while the higher mountain ranges average 73˚.


The best time to visit Barbados is between mid-December and mid-April, during dry season. Even in the wet season, rainfall often makes way for sun. Official hurricane season in Barbados is from July to November. For soft, sandy beaches, warm clear water and gentle tropical breezes, look no further than Barbados. But there’s so much more to this tropical island paradise; you can visit limestone caves, botanical gardens or party with the locals at a fun food festival.


The weather in Fiji can be divided into two seasons: summer is from November to April and winter is from May to October. The best time of year to visit Fiji is during the winter months (May-October) as they are part of the “dry season”. The “wet season” (November-April) has heavy, brief showers and they contribute much of Fiji’s annual rainfall. Smaller islands however receive less rainfall than the main islands. The main islands are divided by a mountain range with the “wet” side to the southeast and the“dry” side to the northwest. The average temperature enjoyed in Fiji is 78 °F, but can dip as low as 64 ° in July.


Due to the size of France, this country has different climatic regions. Summer is the peak season for tourists, it is warm and sunny at many of the popular destinations. Southern France is balmy during spring (March to May) and during the fall (September to October). December to March is popular at the ski resorts in the Alps and Pyrénées. The northeastern region will see warmer summers and colder winters. In the western coastal destinations, the weather is generally mild with rainfall throughout the year. Prepare for hot and sunny summers if you’re planning on visiting this region.


The best times to be in Greece are spring (mid-April to mid-June) and the fall (September to mid-October). Temperatures are not too hot during this time and you avoid the crowds. In spring, you will see more wildflowers and in the fall, you can still swim in the sea. Avoid Easter week if possible, as almost every hotel is full. The summer brings high pricing and temperatures are scorching hot. Ferry and plane services are more restricted during the winter and many shops, museums and sites are closed during colder months. The rainy times are between November and February.


Here are two seasons: summer from May to October and winter from November to April. Average summer temperatures are around 85˚ while average winter temperatures tend to be around 78˚ with night time temperatures dropping around 10˚ in either season. Hawaii’s most rainy months are usually between November and March, however most of the rain tends to fall in the mountains and valleys on the north eastern side of the islands. Average water temperatures in Hawaii reach approximately 80˚in the summer and 74˚in the winter. During the winter months, Pacific Ocean storms create the legendary waves that Hawaii is famous for.


When planning a trip to Italy, consider the region when planning. If you are visiting the beach, avoid July and August when the weather is too hot and very crowded. If visiting the cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, the best times are April to late June and September/October, to avoid the very long lines at historic sites, museums and galleries. Generally, summers are hot throughout Italy and can be exceptionally hot in the south. Winters can be damp and chilly, although from Rome south, the temperatures are mild. It is definitely cold in the very north and snow is prevalent.


The best time to visit Jamaica is early December before the peak season of January-March. These months are when the island’s already beautiful weather is the most pleasant . Hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 to November 30, but this island has two rainy seasons, May and October through November. Jamaica is home to a magnificent landscape of rolling mountains lined by endless white‐sand beaches, covered by lush foliage and crisscrossed by streaming rivers and cascading waterfalls. It’s no wonder Jamaica is the island of “One Love.”


The Maldives has 2 distinct seasons (wet and dry), the temperatures rarely change throughout the year. The average daily temperature is 86˚making Maldives a true tropical paradise. The average sea temperature is around 79˚. The dry season is from December to April, while the wet season is from May to November. The wet season can experience torrential rains, however since Maldives is located on the equatorial belt, severe rainstorms are rare. Maldives experiences a great deal of sunshine, averaging at least 8 hours of sunshine each day.


If visiting the cities of northern Portugal, summer is generally very hot and not the ideal time for walking around. The best months are May and October for active vacations. Most of the rain falls in the winter between November and January. Spring comes early, normally late February. June is when the two largest religious festivals take place, Santo Antonio and Sao Joao. The Algarve is mild in the winter. September and October are usually the best times to go to southern Portugal as sea temperatures are still warm and beaches are a lot less crowded.

St. Lucia

The best time to visit Saint Lucia is from December to April during the driest season. The rainy season is from June to December. The rainforest areas typically experience more rainfall than the coastal regions of the island. Imagine yourself reclining on the sandy white beaches, soaking in the volcanic mudbaths of Soufrière, ziplining through lush rainforests, indulging in authentic island food, club-hopping on the Rodney Bay strip, and riding ATVs through the countryside. This is what a Honeymoon on St. Lucia can look like.


The Seychelles Islands lie outside of the cyclone belt, but still receive monsoon rains between November and February. The heaviest rainfalls are during mid-December to mid-January and this time of year offers a hot and humid season. May to September is relatively dry with temperatures averaging between 75.2-86˚F. Humidity is lower and there are also cooling breezes. The transition months of April and October are fairly hot but with comfortable breezes.

South Africa

Spring runs from September to October and is a good time to visit. These months are generally characterized by sunny and calm weather conditions. Summer is from November to February and during this time, much of South Africa is hot, often with afternoon showers that clear quickly. Autumn is from March to April and is usually warm rather than hot. There is little rainfall and the season gets cooler as it progresses. Winter is from May to August and conditions vary depending on the region. Higher areas of the interior plateau experience dry, sunny and crisp days with cold nights, the KwaZulu Natal Coast, the Lowveld, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces enjoy warm days with little rain. During winter, the Western Cape experiences its rainy season while mountain regions can receive snow.


Tahiti is home to a warm, tropical climate and can be broken up into two seasons, summer is from November to February and winter from April to September. There is no real significant temperature differences between the seasons as the winter months are only slightly cooler, but never cold. The summer months, November-February fall in line with the rainy season which accounts for a greater amount of humidity. November to March can see temperatures occasionally rise above 88 but rarely fall below 72 while April to October by day sees low 80s and high 60s in the evenings.


The inland provinces enjoy three seasons: a cool season, a hot season, and a rainy season. The cool season generally runs from November to May, however, despite the name, the only truly “cool” temperatures occur in the northern mountain regions. Since these months are dry, they are the most popular ones for tourists. The hot season is from March to May and is characterized by intense heat and humidity as well as occasional rain. The rainy season is from May to November and is dominated by the Southwest Monsoon. The southern peninsula region experiences two seasons, rainy and dry but they occur at different times depending on the coast. The Andaman or West Coast sees the Southwest Monsoon from April to October while the Gulf of Thailand or East Coast feels the most rain between September and December.


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