August is probably the most loved and appreciated month of the year for people in most parts of the world. Not only the weather is warm and sunny, but most employees also take their vacation during this month. And least but not last, this is the perfect time of the year to have a wedding and a honeymoon. The lovely weather will allow for plenty of amazing pictures, while most of the people you invite over will be able to come since they have more free time during this period of the year.
After all of the ceremonies and parties are over and you had to deal with family and hundreds of guests, now it’s time to relax and give all your time and attention to your spouse. There are plenty of amazing places you can go for your honeymoon in August, including tropical paradises with resorts aimed at couples.
Now let’s have a look at some of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in August:
This is an island nation located somewhere in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 kilometers away from the southeast coast of Africa. It includes multiple islands, and it’s a popular touristic destination, known for its amazing beaches and crystal clear waters.
But there are plenty of other activities you can do here besides just laying on the beach and sipping on a cocktail. You can go hiking, you can take cultural tours, go diving or snorkeling and much more.
It’s actually wintertime in Mauritius in August, but don’t worry because this is not the winter you are used to back home. The weather will still be warm enough to lay in the sun and get a tan, or to go swimming. The average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), which means that it’s not too hot, but it’s definitely not cold either. This is also the perfect weather for hiking and exploring the wilderness.
While in other parts of the world it’s peak season right now, in Mauritius it’s the low season, meaning that the island will be a bit quieter so you can enjoy some private moments with your loved one. During this time of the year you might also spot the humpback whale and the sperm whale, which are some incredible creatures.
Tahiti is a great destination for a honeymoon in August. This is yet another incredible and exotic paradise, that will amaze you with its sceneries that you won’t find anywhere else. The island is located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean, and it’s a part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. The fact that it’s located in the middle of the ocean with no continent in sight for thousands of miles, gives it a more secluded feeling.
It’s also the most populated island of French Polynesia, but don’t worry because it doesn’t even compare to the population of a large city in the US. Officially, it has around 190,000 residents.
It’s the dry season here in August, and the weather will be warm and sunny, with no clouds or rain in sight. The mara’amu winds will also make the heat more bearable, and it’s the right time of the year to spot humpback whales in their natural habitat.
This country is huge and has plenty of things to see and experiences to try. While here you can go sailing on a yacht on the Whitsunday Islands, ride a luxury train across the continent, see the incredible Pinnacles Desert, take a foodie road trip around Tasmania, visit the city of Sydney, cruise the Kimberley, ride roller coasters and water slides on the Gold Coast, dine under the stars at Uluru, dive with great white sharks in Port Lincoln, watch turtles hatch in Queensland, drive the Great Ocean Road and much more.
The weather is quite nice during this month, with very few rains and mild temperatures that are not too hot. Just make sure to get informed about the weather in the area you plan on going to, as each region has its own microclimate.
In case you are living in the United States and don’t want to travel too far for your honeymoon, you can just go to “the city that never sleeps”. But this is also an amazing destination for those that are not living in the country and want to get a taste of the American dream.
You will be able to view stunning architecture and skyscrapers, spend hours in malls and iconic shops, or experience the incredible and varied cuisine and the buzzing nightlife. The Empire State Building, Central Park and Broadway are some of the must-see locations.
The weather in August will be warm and sunny, perfect for wandering through the streets and parks of this incredible city. There are also plenty of outdoor concerts and festivals during this time of the year, and Central Park looks green and gorgeous.
This country is packed with diversity and will offer you some incredible moments together with your loved one. It includes tropical islands, limestone karsts, beautiful cities, and splendid landscapes.
While the northern and southern parts of the country will have rainy periods in August, Central Vietnam will be dry and sunny. Hoi An is a wonderful city that you need to visit, as well as the beach of Ninh Van Bay.
If you’re more of an adventurous type and you want a different kind of experience than an exotic island, Kenya might be a great choice for a honeymoon in August. Here you can take unforgettable safari trips and witness life in the African savannah as you can only see it on TV.
The weather here in August is warm and dry (since it’s the dry season) and wild animals are easier to spot since they are not sheltering from the rain. During this time of the year, you can also experience the Great Migration, when more than 1 million wildebeest are traveling to Tanzania.
7. Italian Lakes
It’s usually hot in Italy in August, and most honeymooners will want to avoid visiting this destination. However, places like Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Garda are excellent choices. Italy’s Lake District has been a notable destination for celebrities, artists, and writers for centuries. There’s so much to enjoy here, especially if you’re looking for a destination with lots of romance.
Lake Como in Lombardy is worth the visit as it offers plenty of lakeside hotels and villas which are great for romantic dinners. You and your soulmate can spoil yourself with the exquisite views of the water and the touch of luxury offered by the hotels. You take a walk together around Lake Garda, which is a wonderful place to be in August. The area’s climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean in August. If you’ve envied the idea of taking boat trips with your loved one, then this is the place to visit this August.
Lake Maggiore borders Switzerland, giving lovebirds the opportunity to wine and dine in the palatial Swiss accommodations next to the waters. Evidently, there’s so much to do in these popular destinations, making it a place you should consider touring with your spouse during your honeymoon.
There’s no better place to be after tying the knot together other than Ireland. The region is famous for its Emerald Isle, which is mostly rustic and rural. Your first stop should be in Dublin, the Capita Republic of Ireland, where you can explore the city’s artistic niceties. You can tour Tory Island and create lifetime memories together. Since there are not so many places to stay, you may have to book accommodation early.
Dingle Peninsula could be the right place for you if you’re in to mingle with the locals and try out fishing. The area boasts of an impressive culture with many local pubs where you can engage and learn more about the Irish culture. Boat trips in Dingle are quite fulfilling since you can try fishing before enjoying the local delicacies later.
Your trip won’t be complete without visiting Glengarriff, famously known as ‘The Gateway to the Wild Atlantic.’ This is a sociable place to be in Ireland, and it surely lives up to its expectations. Besides enjoying the city’s natural sceneries, you’ll be amazed by Garinish Island, an amazing offshore garden where you can enjoy romantic moments together.
9. South Africa
Why not step into the wild and see what nature has to offer? South Africa is a great honeymoon destination due to its stunning landscapes, cultural diversity, and wildlife. Whether you’re interested in spotting the Big 5 animals in the wild or want to engage in adventurous activities like horse riding, sailing, hiking, or you simply want to soak in the African culture, there’s so much that South Africa has in store for you.
This is the right place to create an unforgettable safari honeymoon with your better half. There are plenty of wild parks to visit, including Kruger National Park. The park is extraordinary as you will enjoy the diversity of wild animals in the area. If you’ve never been to the wild, this park will ensure you see real-life wild animals like cheetahs, rhinos, leopards, elephants, and zebras.
You wouldn’t want to miss out on the top-notch accommodation services offered in South Africa. Touring places like iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Golden Gate Highlands National Park should be at the top of your list.
How about getting to know more about African history by visiting the famous Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years. You can also include the Sterkfontein Caves and Apartheid Museum as part of the main places to tour while in South Africa.
Have you ever been to Singapore? If you’ve never been to this place before, then it’s also a wonderful place for newlywed couples. The city’s grand lifestyle and entertainment give you plenty of activities to meet your varying honeymoon interests. Since you will be looking to spice things up during your visit, you can tour botanic gardens, go for a night safari, or visit Universal Studios in Sentosa.
You’ll also be intrigued by the city’s cultural environment. Tourists from different countries love visiting Singapore due to its rich cultural heritage. Apart from the warm welcoming of the locals, the foods and festivals lined up in August will make your vacation worth the stay.
Singapore’s delightful cuisine is something to talk about. Here, you get to taste favorite local dishes, including Hokkien prawn mee, chili crab, nasi lemak, fish head curry, Hainanese chicken rice, and kaya toast. All these foods have been adopted from various traditions to satisfy your taste buds.
Plus, the city lives up to its expectations when it comes to luxurious hotels. You and your partner deserve to treat yourself by spending several nights in Singapore’s lavish hotels like the Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Marina Bay Sands, Shangri-La Singapore, and more.
Iceland is the place to be if you’re planning for a honeymoon in the first half of August. This is an amazing destination to visit in the summer with outstanding places to stay, such as the Art-Deco Hotel Borg. Romance is definitely in the air during this period, and you should crown the good moments by visiting the Romantic Blue Lagoon, the mountains, glaciers, and other parks.
You can’t afford to miss whale-watching tours while in Iceland. Daily tours depart from the Old Harbour, Reykjavik, and other nearby towns in the north and west of Iceland. You can also enjoy some discreet time with your partner by taking a romantic cruise on a ship.
Planning for your honeymoon early enough guarantees that you make it a memorable moment. You don’t want to make last-minute rushes that will lead to frustrations. Luckily, you now have an idea of where you should visit to create memories that will stay etched in your hearts forever.