“I’m getting married in the winter but I’m keen to get away to a warmer climate for my winter honeymoon – where would you suggest?” – Helen
From the Experts
1. Joanna Gomez from Travel Focus – View Profile – Contact Joanna
“Hi Helen, thanks so much for your question and I would be delighted to help. Our winter is a great time to head for the tropics which, in general, have balmy sunny days. The Caribbean and Mexico come to mind immediately and we have some great offers to these destinations. Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia offers great value for money too! Happy Planning!”
2. Fiona, Classic Resorts – View Profile – Contact Fiona
“Hi Helen, there are lots of nice honeymoon destinations to choose from during our winter months that offer lots of warm sunshine! It’s one of the best times to visit the Caribbean with average temps of 28 degrees and little chance of rain. Depending on your budget, you can choose from Room Only to All Inclusive. Mexico and Dominican Republic offer great value in 4- and 5-star All Inclusive Resorts which would include all meals, drinks, sports and entertainment. Other islands like Barbados offer 3- to 5-star resorts on Room Only up to All Inclusive with a lot more to see and do outside the resorts, so it’s a good option if you want to get out and explore and meet the locals in the Rum Shacks! Prices start from around €1500pp for a 7 night holiday.”
3. Andre from Gohop.ie – View Profile – Visit Gohop.ie
“A winter wedding is the perfect time to head abroad and I would suggest you look at destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. Our winter is their summer and this makes Southern Africa especially attractive. Our top tip if you are looking to go on your honeymoon between October and April, to head to South Africa – start in Cape Town, travel along the famous Garden Route and finish with a “Big 5” safari. The “Rainbow Nation” really is a world in one country, great on your budget, filled with the best food and wine and some of the finest accommodation and safari experiences in the world. Somewhere a little more exotic would be Sri Lanka – the “Pearl” of the Indian Ocean. Great sightseeing, amazing wildlife and some of the beast beaches in the Indian Ocean make this a hot new destination and best of all a VERY affordable one.”
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