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 at this time of the year. Now let’s have a look at some of the best destinations for your May honeymoon:


Crystal clear water, blue skies, and balmy weather make the Bahamas ideal for honeymooners. If you decide to visit in May, you can miss most of the busy winter tourist season. Hurricanes are also rare in May, all but ensuring you have perfect weather for your trip. 

Two popular destinations in the Bahamas are Nassau on New Providence Island and Freeport located on Grand Bahama Island. Along with boutique hotels, you can also book your honeymoon stay at an all-inclusive resort. Sandals Royal Bahamian was formerly home to British royalty. Now, guests can enjoy 5-star dining, two immersive pools, and all of the other luxuries you expect on your honeymoon. Sandals also operate an adults-only location at stunning Emerald Bay. 

When it comes to entertainment, the Bahamas offers something for everyone. Take romantic strolls along the pristine beaches or enjoy a sunset picnic. Water sports like diving, snorkeling, and boating are offered daily, often sponsored by the resort. 


The weather in May is ideal for a honeymoon in Jamaica. You are also skipping the busy tourist season. Jamaica boasts three international airports, in Montego Bay, Kingston, and Ocho Rios and each offers plenty of things to see and do. 

Montego Bay is home to the stunning Luminous Lagoon. Dinoflagellates light up the water electric blue every evening. Dunn’s River Falls is in Ocho Rios, and the view is worth the hike. Don’t forget to tour the tropical garden. You can also take advantage of the nearby beach. More adventurous couples may want to spend some time rafting, sailing, and scuba diving. 

Finding the perfect place to stay isn’t an issue. Jamaica has something to offer every type of guest. From beachside cabins to luxury and boutique hotels, you will find it in Jamaica. One popular resort in Ocho Rios is Sandals Royal Plantation. The all-inclusive resort will ensure your honeymoon stay is all that you expect and more.


Advertised by the island’s tourism council as the happiest place on earth, Fiji is a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons. Friendly locals, stunning scenery, and plenty of outdoor activities keep the island at the top of honeymooners’ lists. 

Relax on the white sandy beaches with a tropical cocktail. Surfers and snorkeling enthusiasts may want to visit the Mamanuca Islands. You can also charter a boat for a day of fishing or exploring the islands. 

Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Navua River. If you follow the river to Nukusere Village, you can participate in a local ceremony before enjoying a traditional Fiji lunch. If you are staying in one of the hotels or resorts in Viti Levu, Beqa Lagoon is close by and it’s home to a population of tiger sharks. 

Bora Bora

Part of French Polynesia, Bora Bora offers the perfect combination of romantic scenery and adventure. The weather in May is idyllic, and you are also missing the start of the busy tourism season. 

The tropical paradise offers crystal blue water, white, sandy beaches, cultural museums, shopping, and accommodations that fit every lifestyle and budget. Staying on Moorea gives you front door access to several of the island’s beaches. You can also explore rugged mountains and enjoy the scenery. 

Your honeymoon starts off with a traditional Tiare flower that helps to ensure you have a romantic and magical stay. 

Saint Lucia

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 le

ft. But don’t worry because there is still plenty of warm and sunny days 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. 


Filled with history, culture, and gorgeous scenery, Greece is the ultimate destination place for honeymooners looking for a little bit of everything. Best of all, May is one of the best times to visit the island nation. The weather is perfect, and best of all, you are missing the start of the tourist season. Hotel rates are also lower in May, so maybe you can plan on extending your honeymoon.

Crete offers fabulous hiking with breathtaking views. You can also participate in Greek culture on the island. Hop over to Santorini to sample some of the delicious cuisines. You may want to have dinner at one of the restaurants overlooking the water. 

The island of Mykonos is home to some of the best beaches in Greece. The island also offers exciting nightlife when it’s time to celebrate your honeymoon. 


May in Grenada is a gorgeous time to enjoy the outdoors. It’s also the ideal time to plan your honeymoon visit. May is the dry season in the Caribbean, ensuring you have plenty of sunshine to enjoy the beaches. The flowers are also blooming in the spring, drenching the island in rich, floral scents. 

Nicknamed Spice Island, the scents of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg fill the air. The tantalizing aromas also inspire romance, along with the stunning ocean views. Grenada is the perfect place for honeymooners that want to kick back and relax on the sand. 

Don’t forget to visit Grenada’s northern shores, May is the nesting season for several species of turtle which includes the green, leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead. 


As a honeymoon destination, Zambia may not be on your list, but you may want to reconsider. The African country is the ideal destination for romantics and wildlife lovers. Close to a third of the country is a protected wildlife sanctuary, and there are several places you can stay for a night or several days. 

Zambia is also home to the breathtaking Victoria Falls, and May is the perfect time to view the majestic sight. The falls are more visible during the annual spring dry season. It also gives you a better opportunity to see the various animals up close in their natural habitats. 


Indonesia is comprised of an estimated 13,000 islands and the country offers something for every couple. Bali is home to magnificent temples and Komodo dragons. You can watch the dragons diving into the water from a safe distance. It’s a sight you will never forget. 

Lombok offers stunning, unspoiled scenery while Java boasts the unique bell-shaped stupas. Sumba is another island paradise couples will want to visit during their stay. 

Visiting Indonesia in May allows you to escape the heat and rains since it’s the start of the region’s dry season. Make sure to visit at least one or two of the islands to get the most out of your Indonesian honeymoon


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.

New Zealand

beach for a new zealand honeymoon

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 at 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 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 hasn’t arrived yet. 


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 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.

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