The month of July is part of the summer in the northern hemisphere, and it’s a perfect time for a wedding and honeymoon. Chances are you will have a warm and sunny day where you can take lots of beautiful photos outdoors, together with your loved one and your guests.
Once the entire thing is over, you can then just go and relax with your spouse in a beautiful place during your honeymoon. There are many amazing countries you can go to, and today we will discuss some of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in July:
1. Saint Lucia
July is the perfect time to plan your honeymoon in Saint Lucia. The majority of tourists don’t show up till the winter, giving you plenty of privacy. It also marks the end of the carnival season in Castries. Get ready for amazing customs and danceable calypso beats.
When it comes to activities, the small island offers something for everyone. Make the climb up an extinct volcano through the jungle. Along the way, take time to explore the waterfalls and spectacular views.
You won’t have a problem finding the perfect place to stay. Whether it’s a luxury hotel in Castries or an all-inclusive resort, you’ll find it in Saint Lucia. Sandals Grande St. Lucian resort is geared for honeymooners.
The adults-only resort is on the Pigeon Island Causeway where you are surrounded by lush greenery and pristine beaches. It’s also a destination wedding location. Have your ceremony in the overwater chapel and stay in one of the bungalows complete with 24/7 butler service. Restaurants, spas, golf courses, and other amenities help ensure your honeymoon is one to remember.
It is the middle of the hurricane season in July, but Barbados rarely experiences one of the powerful storms. You may find yourself staying indoors for a few hours due to heavy rainfall, but it doesn’t matter since you are on your honeymoon. Prices are lower during July, and you also have fewer tourists.
During your stay on the island, you may when to take in a movie at Limegrove Cinemas. The luxury theater not only offers the latest releases but also boasts a menu filled with delicious fare and great cocktails.
A drive to Nicholas Abbey is well worth your time. It is one of the last Jacobean structures in existence. The former sugarcane estate is now a rum distillery that offers free samples during the tour.
When it comes to your accommodations, Sandals Barbados in St. Lawrence Gap offers the best in luxury. Best of all, it is all-inclusive, so you don’t need to worry about budgeting during your honeymoon.
3. The Cook Islands
This amazing exotic destination includes 15 islands that seem out of this world. They combine white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and volcanic mountain sceneries that look like those from Jurassic Park. The locals are charming and friendly, and you can also find plenty of secluded beaches to enjoy time with your loved one.
It’s the dry season here in July, so the weather will be perfect. It won’t be too hot, and it won’t be humid either. It will be warm enough to lay on the beach and get a tan and cool enough to go on hikes and enjoy the Rarotonga island. This place will look stunning since the rainy season is over and it is now full of lush vegetation.
If sipping on a cocktail on the beach is not really your thing, and you prefer a more adventurous vacation, then you can head to the African continent, in the country of Kenya. Here you will be able to go on incredible safari experiences and witness wild animals that you can only see on TV, right in their natural habitat.
July is the dry season, so you will have warm and dry weather, just right to go on outdoor trips and witness lions, cheetahs, giraffes and many more other incredible creatures. The wild life is very active during this time of the year, and you can even witness the Great Migration. This is an incredible spectacle where more than 1 million wildebeest arrive here from Tanzania.
This beautiful country located in the Indian Ocean is composed 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, and enjoy a cocktail or a splendid sunset. This is an idyllic destination for a July honeymoon, and it’s not as expensive as other places either. Each island has its own character, so make sure to visit as many as possible.
It’s the dry season here in July, so the weather will be warm and dry, instead of hot and wet like in the rainy season. The wildlife is very active, and you will be able to enjoy plenty of amazing creatures, including whale sharks. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities around here and will allow you to view the amazing underwater world.
So far we seen places with incredible exotic beaches, and others where you can witness the wild life of Africa through a Safari journey. But there is one place that combines both of these experiences for a July honeymoon, and that place is Tanzania.
This amazing country includes the Ngorongoro Crater, which has the highest density of lions in Africa, the Serengeti National Park where you can see the Great Migration of more than one million wildebeest, but also the Zanzibar region with its incredible beaches.
The weather in July is just right: it’s dry and warm and the entire nature is green and alive after the heavy rains have ended. So you can go on plenty of hikes or safari experiences, but also be able to lay on a beach in Zanzibar and sip on a cocktail.
We get it that not everyone is interested in just laying in the sun and getting a tan. Some people simply prefer to explore mountains and would rather endure a bit of cold than too much warmth. For those people, the Canadian regions of British Columbia and Alberta are just perfect.
They include huge mountains, beautiful lakes and thick alpine forests. But you also have the city of Vancouver nearby, which has plenty of amazing things to visit. Canada is known for its very cold weather, but the month of July is the warmest. So there will be plenty of sunshine and blue skies that will allow you to go on amazing trips and hikes. The wild life is very active as well, and you might be able to spot some wonderful creatures along the way.
8. New Zealand
This is another amazing honeymoon destination for those who would rather explore the nature and the mountains than lay on a sunny beach. The country includes splendid mountains, epic glaciers and beautiful lakes. Not to mention the Maori culture which will definitely captivate you.
You can also go skydiving in Queenstown, take a dip in the geothermal baths of Rotorua or enjoy the unique café culture of Wellington. If you make it to Milford Sound, this is a good place to admire seals and dolphins in their natural habitat, and at Kaikoura you might spot the amazing humpback whales.
It’s winter in New Zealand in July, but don’t worry because winter here is quite different than what you are used to. The temperatures range between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius, so it’s not that cold and you can go hiking and exploring. An amazing place worth visiting is the Franz Josef Glacier, with its icy crevasses and amazing caves.
Often called a paradise island by locals, Mauritius offers superb beaches and a lush interior. Honeymooners can spend the day relaxing on the beach and swimming in clear waters. Colorful reefs lay just beyond the beach, and you don’t want to miss the chance to dive into one of the island’s waterfalls.
The weather in July is cooler, it’s the winter season, but temperatures are still perfect for a day spent in the sun. It’s also when the humpback whales arrive off the island’s west coast. Since it’s the off-season, you can also take advantage of some great deals on activities, dining, and accommodations.
10. St. Kitts and Nevis
Weddings are often stressful, especially for the happy couple. Your honeymoon should be stress-free and utterly relaxing. Honeymooning on St. Kitts & Nevis all but ensures you leave all of your worries and stress behind.
The islands are remote, but it doesn’t mean you are staying in rustic accommodations. St. Kitts & Nevis offer all of the amenities you expect to find on larger Caribbean Islands.
July is the off-season for tourists, meaning you can take advantage of some great deals. It’s also when the Nevis Mango & Food Festival is being held. Mango lovers will have something to rejoice in as they sample various mango-infused dishes. You can even participate in local cooking sessions and learn more about the 44 various types of mangos cultivated on the island.
If you want to stay on one of the larger Caribbean Islands, Sandals Curacao offers romantic and luxurious accommodations specifically geared for honeymooners. The resort is only about a three-hour flight from Miami and offers several all-inclusive packages that ensure you have the perfect time on the island.
July is the ideal time to visit Fiji, especially if you are on your honeymoon. The South Pacific Island checks off most honeymooners’ boxes if not all of them.
Beautiful blue lagoons, soft sandy beaches, and vibrant coral reefs provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic July honeymoon The locals are friendly and will make you feel at home the moment you set foot on the island.
It’s winter on the island in July, but don’t worry the temperatures are still warm. What you miss are the humidity and rains that come in the summer. July is also manta ray season. You can swim with the rays are they travel to the plankton-rich waters around the nearby Yasawa Islands.
For the ideal romantic honeymoon, consider staying at one of the island’s overwater bungalows. It comes with all of the amenities you expect, along with incredible views.
Honeymooning in Indonesia is an unforgettable experience, in the best way. The country is comprised of thousands of islands, each one offering something different. Whether you are staying in Bali, Lombok, or Borneo, it’s worth it to take the time to spend a day or so exploring the nearby islands.
Bali is home to stunning temples, while Lombok offers an escape from the world. The dragons rule Komodo, and the island also offers fabulous diving and snorkeling opportunities. See the orangutans in Borneo and explore the white beaches on the Gili Islands. Everywhere you go there is something spectacular to see and experience.
July is the dry season in Indonesia, so you don’t have to worry about the rains ruining your day or evening plans.
Whether you choose to honeymoon in the south or central Vietnam, you won’t be disappointed. Central Vietnam does see less rainfall in July than the southern portion of the country.
Hoi An still has an old-world flavor and time-honored traditions that will charm and enthrall you. The city has a relaxed vibe that is ideal for honeymooners looking to relax. The city is also close to Ninh Van Bay when you want to relax on a gorgeous beach.
If you are looking for a little more action, stay in either Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You’ll find modern amenities and luxuries, along with the old-world charm. A thriving night scene and fabulous restaurants ensure you have plenty to keep you busy.
So here are some of the best July honeymoon destinations. If you decide to choose one of them, make sure to tell us everything about your experience in the comments area below.