The winter is way over now, the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, but it’s not that hot either. May is the perfect weather for a wedding and also for an unforgettable honeymoon. While in most places of the world it’s spring, in exotic islands it’s either the end of the dry season or the cusp of the wet season, which means that the weather is just fine for visiting.
Whether you decide to go to Southeast Asia, Africa or the Caribbean, there are plenty of amazing places to visit in this time of the year. Now let’s have a look at some of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in May:
When they think of exotic islands with turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches, tropical marine life and romantic sceneries, many people automatically think of the Maldives. And they are absolutely right; this place is truly an exotic paradise and an ideal destination for a honeymoon.
Stay in beautiful and luxurious resorts, enjoy some mouth-watering cuisine, sip on a cocktail on the beach or go scuba diving. These are just some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy in the Maldives, but not only. May is the beginning of the wet season here, but there are still plenty of warm and sunny days.
And the advantage is that most tourists that spend the winter there are already gone, so you have more peaceful and quiet time to enjoy with your loved one. This is also the season when the whale sharks start to move from East to West, so you might be able to spot them while swimming or going on a boat trip.
If warm and sunny places, and exotic beaches are not your thing and you might rather go on a hike and admire beautiful mountains, epic glaciers and splendid lakes, then New Zealand might be your best choice. Not to mention the Maori culture which will captivate you.
It is autumn in New Zealand in May, so you will be able to admire some amazing displays of colors in the countryside. The weather won’t be too hot, but not cold either, so you will be able to go on hikes and road trips. If you make it to Milford Sound, this is also a good place to admire seals and dolphins in their natural habitat.
This place is known for its beaches and lagoons, but also for the incredible rainforests and abundant wildlife. So you can transform your honeymoon (or at least a part of it) into a real jungle adventure. After seeing the orangutans and other unique creatures in their natural habitat, you can also go to one of the tropical islands and just chill and relax.
It’s the dry season in Borneo in this time of the year, so luckily you won’t get to witness the heavy rains of the monsoon season. Peak season is just around the corner (July and August), so in May you will have smaller prices and fewer crowds of tourists. And it’s also the season for many creatures (including orangutans) to come out in the jungle canopies, so you can spot them.
This country is an amazing place that offers both the experiences of an exotic island with splendid beaches and clear waters, but also the possibility to explore nature and wildlife. The Pitons are two volcanic mountains that offer plenty of hiking, cycling and other thrill-seeking activities.
The waters are great for water sports, including kayaking or snorkeling, and there are plenty of strips of golden sand where you can lay and enjoy a cocktail. It is the beginning of the wet season in Saint Lucia in May, so most crowds of tourists have already left. But don’t worry because there are still plenty of warm and sunny day for you to enjoy.
During this period there is also the Jazz & Arts Festivals that takes place for two weeks, so you can witness some amazing festivities together with the locals.
This is a beautiful location on the African continent that is growing in popularity. It includes beautiful and secluded beaches that most tourists haven’t discovered yet, so you can have a more private honeymoon here.
But here you can also go on an unforgettable safari experience and witness the incredible wildlife of this area. The resorts and hotels are luxurious and have all the amenities you might need, and the prices are lower compared to more popular destinations like the Caribbean.
May is the beginning of the dry season, so the beaches look their best and the mass of tourists haven’t arrived yet.
This beautiful country located in the Indian Ocean is composed out of 115 islands and is also the smallest country by population on the African continent with just around 90,000 residents.
The islands look amazing and have crystal clear waters, and white sandy beaches where you can lay in the sun, enjoy a cocktail or a splendid sunset. This is an idyllic destination for a honeymoon, and it’s not as expensive as other places either.
If you are more of an adventurous type, you can also go and explore the wilderness or the underwater world. This time of the year, the waters are the clearest, making it the perfect time to go diving. April is right before the dry season in Seychelles, so the days will be a bit cooler and drier than the wet season.
The good weather conditions also allow for most of the wildlife to lurk around, so you will have plenty of chances to spot exotic animals that you usually do not see at home.
So here were some of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in May. If you decide to choose one of them, make sure to tell us everything about your experience in the comments area below.