October is a wonderful month for a wedding and honeymoon. The cooler weather in North America makes for a wonderful wedding climate and makes a warm honeymoon destination desirable (the Caribbean is always a good option!)
After all of the hassle is done and the wedding ceremonies are complete, it’s time to have some time alone with your spouse and enjoy an amazing honeymoon in October. October is a great month to go on your honeymoon as it is not a busy time to be traveling. You will have fast airport lines, low hotel rates, and plenty of alone time – perfect for your honeymoon.
Whether you go to an exotic island, a safari in Africa or some sightseeing in Europe, there are plenty of amazing places that you can see. Now let’s have a look at some of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in October:
St. Lucia is a beautiful destination for your October honeymoon. With an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius), the pristine beaches of St. Lucia make for a perfect honeymoon spot.
Each of the Caribbean islands is beautiful in its own way, but only St. Lucia has the Pitons, two majestically soaring volcanic spires that are impossible to ignore. The island is epically romantic: lush hills and valleys, swaying palm trees and endless beaches are just the beginning.
Big smiles, genuinely welcoming hospitality and unforgettable adventure are all part of the St. Lucian culture.
Looking for an exotic island with incredible beaches and crystal clear waters? Then Tahiti might be the perfect choice. This is the largest island of the Society Islands in French Polynesia and it’s located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.
This is also where the first over-water bungalows were ever built, and they will make a great experience. You can basically enjoy a splendid sunset and then go straight to your room, while in the morning you can open the door and jump straight into the ocean.
It is the end of the dry season here in October, so the weather will be just fine: warm and sunny with no clouds in sight and no crowds of tourists. It’s also the period to see the last migrating humpback whales before they head back to Antarctica.
This is a unique collection of islands and the only granite-formed oceanic islands in the world. The views are splendid, and they include plenty of idyllic beaches with white sand and clear waters.
Besides just laying on the beach, getting a tan, and sipping on a cocktail, you can also try some water sports, go scuba diving, taste the local cuisine or enjoy the vibrant nightlife. There are also resorts dedicated to couples and secluded beaches where you can have some quality alone time with your spouse.
Seychelles is also in the last month of the dry season in October, so the weather will be dry, warm, and sunny. The waters are chill and clear, making it one of the best months for diving and snorkeling, and you might even notice the amazing whale sharks.
This beautiful country is also known as the “Land of Smiles” and that’s for a good reason. You can see the colorful markets and the busy streets of Bangkok, or ride an elephant in the Khao Sok National Park. But there are plenty of islands with great beaches and exotic sceneries.
Some of the islands with good weather in October are the Krabi, the Koh Lanta and Phuket. It’s the start of the dry season, so you might witness some occasional rains, but the weather will be good overall and there will also be fewer crowds of tourists.
If laying on the beach all day long seems a bit boring to you, then you can head to Kenya for some incredible safari experiences. Here you will be able to witness the African wildlife as you only get to see it on TV. This is the Lion King world in real life.
Kenya also has the end of the dry season in October, so the weather will be dry and warm, with blue skies and no rains. The wild animals will be more active than the rainy season, so you will be able to witness them in real life. Plus, it’s also the last month of the year to witness the incredible Great Migration, where more than 1 million wildebeest are traveling.
The Philippines is an amazing country that offers some incredible experiences for all tastes and all budgets. It includes plenty of islands with exotic beaches and clear waters, but also plenty of forests and mountains to explore. The landscapes are simply breathtaking and will offer an amazing backdrop for a October honeymoon.
The underwater world is also amazing and it’s definitely worth discovering through diving and snorkeling. October is the start of the wet season, but the weather will still be good for outdoor fun and adventures. The best weather during this month will be in the islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Palawan. Thanks to the few but short-lived rains, the entire nature will get back to life in lush green.
This is another incredible African country where you can have some unforgettable safari experiences. But here you will also find luxurious resorts with secluded beaches, spas, and all the amenities you might possibly need.
Here you can also view the incredible Victoria Falls with water dropping from a big height in a splendid location. It’s the end of the dry season here, so the weather will be warm and sunny, with no clouds or rain. This water makes the walking safaris more pleasant, and you will be more likely to see the wildlife.
8. South Africa
Not only you can have some amazing safari experiences here, but you can also visit the beautiful city of Cape Town.
Here you can climb the iconic Table Mountain, walk on the Tree Canopy Walkway, visit the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, admire penguins at the Boulders Beach, visit the Robben Island where Nelson Mandela served many years in prison, eat, drink and shop at Kalk Bay or the Long Street and so much more.
The weather in October is warm and dry, allowing for easy traveling, hiking or safari trips. In the shores of the city of Hermanus you might even be able to spot some whales in their natural habitat.
Portugal offers several romantic getaways for honeymooners. You will find plenty of activities regardless of where you stay in the country.
If you stay in the city of Porto, you are close to the Douro Wine Valley. October is also harvest time, making it the perfect time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with enjoying samples of the local vintages and small plates, you can relax in a romantic setting.
An evening river cruise, complete with wine, is the perfect way to end a day. If you are staying in the Six Sense Douro Valley, make sure you have time to relax with your partner in one of the area’s infinity pools. The area is also famous for its delicious cuisine.
The island of Cyprus gets around 300 days of sunshine every year, including in the month of October. Cyprus boasts pristine beaches and incredible mountain views. It also has seven dedicated wine routes, so you can toast your new marriage throughout the honeymoon.
When you want to add some excitement to your honeymoon. Take a hike along one of the mountain paths. Some bring you up to the cliffs overlooking the water. Not only do you get stunning views, but also safe jumping-off points for a dip in the water.
Cyprus is also home to several luxury resorts and boutique hotels. You can spend your honeymoon by the coast or stay closer to the city.
11. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is synonymous with romance, thanks to books, movies, and the area’s old-world charm. Florence is the ideal place to explore history while taking romantic walks. Stop in the Duomo to learn more about the ancient city. Don’t forget to sample the gelato during your walks.
If you are looking for a more relaxing and private honeymoon, the area outside of Florence offers luxury accommodations and incredible views of the countryside. Visit one of the local wineries for a tasting. The Saturnia Hot Springs is also close by. The blue water draws tourists from around the world, but it’s relatively empty in October for your honeymoon.
Newlyweds in the United States don’t have to travel overseas to have a romantic and memorable honeymoon. The state of Colorado is gorgeous in October, and the weather is crisp and cool. You will need to wear layers, especially if you plan on hiking the mountains.
Golf and horseback riding are popular outdoor activities couples can enjoy. You can also take in the stunning fall foliage. It’s a sight you’ll never forget.
Aspen and Vale are home to luxury resorts and spas. If you want something a little more rustic, you can stay in a cozy cabin. The capital city, Denver, is full of restaurants, shops, and museums.
The African island of Madagascar may not be on everyone’s honeymoon destination list, but if you want to experience nature it’s the perfect place. Along with diverse plants and wildlife, the island is also home to majestic Baobab trees. The weather in October is ideal for exploring the lush island.
Make sure to bring your appetite. The cuisine is a fusion of African and Asian, bringing together some fabulous tastes. When it’s time to turn in for the night, you can stay in a luxury resort or choose a private beachside bungalow complete with a thatched roof.
If you live on the United States west coast, Los Cabos is only a couple of hours away. You don’t have to waste time traveling to your honeymoon destination. The weather is also perfect for outdoor fun for your October honeymoon.
Newlyweds that want to spend their nights partying under the stars will want to stay in Cabo San Lucas. You get to enjoy delicious food, thriving clubs, and gorgeous beaches. When you are ready to slow down, take a romantic stroll through Puerto Raiz. The outdoor market boasts a distillery, restaurants, and 13 acres of gardens.
You’ll also find several top-rated resorts in Los Cabos. Stay in a honeymoon suite or rent a private villa. There are so many great honeymoon destinations in Mexico, and Los Cabos is one of the best.
Australia has everything from beaches to deserts and mountains. It doesn’t matter where you stay, your honeymoon will be everything you expect and more.
Some of the country’s top honeymoon destinations include Sydney. Famous for its opera house, the Australian city is also close to the spectacular Blue Mountains, where you can enjoy hiking and scenic views. Kangaroos are another sight you’ll see around the mountains.
Whitsunday Islands are the ideal spot for water lovers to stay. Not only are the tourists missing in October, but you are also close to the Great Barrier Reef. The island resorts offer diving and snorkeling experiences. You also have plenty of time to relax on the beach. If you have time, take a trip to Uluru. Australis’s famous red rock is worth the trip. You can also enjoy a luxury camping experience before returning to the city.
Here were some of the best destinations for an October honeymoon. If you decide to try one of them, make sure to tell us everything about your experience in the comments area below.