So, you say you want to go to the Eiffel Tower? Don’t let us stop you! But, do let us offer a quick reminder that your dream destination may not be so dreamy in the dead of winter or the heat of summer. Here are some of the most popular romantic honeymoon destinations and when you should check them out—some of them enjoy relatively sublime weather year-round.
Best months: March to July, October and November
Worst months: Far from horrible, but December and January are the coolest months (the average afternoon temperature is 75 degrees); August and September are the hottest (the average is 92 degrees). The wettest months are from November to March. Keep in mind each Island will have its own distinctions.
Note: In general, each island's northern shore gets more rain than the southern, especially on Kauai and the Big Island during December and January.
Best months: November to April
Worst months: It is hottest (up to 89 degrees on average) and rainiest from June to October
Best months: May to October
Worst months: January and February
Best months: Technically, December to May, when the area is coolest and enjoys the most wind, but average temperatures year-round hover between 78 and 88 degrees.
Worst months: "Official" hurricane season runs from June to November; the worst months are Mid-August, September, and October (the islands near South America -- Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Trinidad, and Tobago -- are outside the hurricane “danger zone”)
Note: High-altitude and coastal spots are cooled by trade winds year-round (a good place to get away during the hotter and more humid summer months)
Best months: May through September, or October
Worst months: December to February
Best months: October to May
Worst months: The rainy season runs June through September, but usually only involves a short daily downpour. It is also hotter and more humid during the summer months.
Note: Coastal playgrounds and low-lying sections of the country are hotter than higher-altitude destinations such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, and the heartland "Silver Cities."
SOUTHEAST ASIA (BALI, THAILAND)
Best months: October to February
Worst months: Hottest between March and May; very rainy from June to September
SOUTH PACIFIC (FIJI, FRENCH POLYNESIA)
Best months: May to October
Worst months: December to February (hot, humid, and rainy); Tahiti lies well outside the Pacific cyclone zone and while Fiji does not, it is rarely hit during the highest-risk months of January and February.
Planning for weather is always a challenge (we all know Mother Nature can be a real B-word when she wants to be), but as long as you know when to go where, you can pretty much ensure you’re going to have a beautiful and relaxing honeymoon, no matter your destination.
Do your research, talk to the locals, talk to people who have gone before!
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