Where and when to go on honeymoon

Every destination has its season. Discover which one best suites your preferred honeymoon dates.

If you love your honey to the moon and back, then look no further than our spectacular, romantic honeymoon options. If you are after a date with the Big Five, falling in love again on an intrepid adventure or marking your footprints in the sand, we offer all this and beyond. We’ll be a match made in heaven.

All-out adrenaline in Patagonia

Balmy temperatures are perfect for long days spent outdoors tracking wildlife, discovering glaciers and exploring the rugged reaches of Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine National Park and Los Glaciares National Park. From gentle trekking, mountain biking and glacier hiking, to horseback riding, white water rafting, zip-lining, kayaking and encounters with penguins, this is the ultimate mountain playground for adventurous couples.

Wildlife, culture and beaches in Sri Lanka

Although Sri Lanka is spectacular year-round, the weather and wildlife hit their peak in February. Start off with a safari, in search of the iconic leopard, Asian elephant and sloth bear, then unwind on the idyllic golden beaches. Try your luck whale watching or venture into the misty mountains to a picturesque tea plantation. The major cities of Colombo, Galle and Kandy are abundant with rich cultural experiences.

Enjoy Zanzibar waters at their clearest

Early March is ideally the best time to visit the tropical Spice Island of Zanzibar. The days can get hot, and there may be a refreshing downpour here and there, but there isn’t a wisp of wind, which means crystal-clear visibility for scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming with dolphins. Relax on powder soft beaches, set sail on a traditional dhow, visit a spice plantation and hit the bustling markets for some pineapple (March marks the start of pineapple season).

Dive into the luxurious Maldives

The Maldives is an ocean lover’s wonderland, perfect for couples seeking some overwater luxury and underwater adventure. April is dry season for this tropical, bucket list archipelago and the ideal time to enjoy balmy, sunny days and warm, crystal clear waters. Unhurried days are spent diving and snorkelling the psychedelic reefs, spotting marine life, turtles and reef sharks. Evenings are for island romance under a star-studded sky.

Discover the sacred beauty of Peru

May is an ideal time to witness the sacred sites and rugged ruins of Peru. Expects lots of sunshine and lush landscapes following the recent rains. Start in the Sacred Valley and wander the festive alleyways of the Pisac market before venturing up to the iconic Machu Picchu. The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are not to be missed, and outdoor adventure abounds in the Andes, amidst snow-capped peaks and glacial lakes.

A wildlife spectacle in the Serengeti

June welcomes the dry season, with the vast herds of the Great Migration congregating in the Western Corridor, gearing up for the nail-biting trek across the crocodile-infested Grumeti River. The savanna transforms from lush green to golden yellow and the plains game, as well as predators, are prolific. Couples can enjoy the romance of &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas, a luxury mobile tented camp that follows the migration.

Adventure in the jungles of Ecuador

July’s cool, dry weather conditions make it the ideal time to discover the outdoor playground of Ecuador. Venture off the beaten track to climb volcanoes, swim under waterfalls and ride horses through dense forests. Explore jungle hiking trails, glide on a canoe, and enjoy canopy walkways in the wildlife-rich Amazon. July is a great time for diving in the Galápagos Islands and the best time to spot whales, sea lions and frigate birds.

Starry desert romance in Namibia

Cool and dry, Namibia in August is wintery and spectacular. Days are mild and sunny, but the nights are cold, so come prepared with warm clothing. Enjoy excellent wildlife sightings in the wilderness areas, as water become scarce and waterholes abound with activity. Witness colourful wildflowers blossoming in the desert and be captivated by the shifting Sossusvlei sand dunes that forever change colour with the light.

Spring fling in Cape Town

Spring blossoms in Cape Town in September with lovely warm, dry days, and it’s a glorious time to see wildflowers bursting with colour and blanketing mountains and fields along the West Coast. A fabulous time for outdoor adventure, go whale watching in Hermanus, trekking up the iconic Table Mountain, hiking the spectacular surrounds, swimming with penguins, and enjoying exciting outdoor festivals.

Inside the magic of Bhutan

Spectacular, spiritual and devoid of crowds, Bhutan in October is perfection. The comfortable, warm weather is ideal for exploring the Himalayan Mountain vistas and the vibrant Buddhist cultural and religious festivals. Pack warm clothing for those long mountain treks, as it can get chilly. Explore quaint countryside villages, discover ancient temples and monasteries, and meditate overlooking the terraced valleys.

A tropical playground in Mauritius

Cool, dry and sunny, Mauritius is a haven for spectacular beaches, delicious seafood and an array of aqua adventures. Enjoy world-class scuba diving and snorkelling amidst the vibrant coral gardens. Hop in a kayak, go parasailing, try windsurfing, go on a catamaran cruise or just laze under the swaying palm trees. Be sure to plan a market day to browse the authentic Mauritian wares, trinkets, rum, sugar and dodo souvenirs.

The gift of gorillas in Rwanda

This is an excellent time to visit the Rwandan rainforests. The rains have ended, and a dry season follows, so make sure you book ahead as the gorilla trek is extremely popular and getting a permit can be challenging. Tracking through the lush vegetation is easier, as the earth is drying out and no longer muddy. If you want to spend the festive season with the mountain gorillas, get in early, as it’s a popular end-of-year bucket list adventure.

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