Honeymoon Destinations In January

A honeymoon in January may mean that you may want to jet off to warmer climes, go skiing in sparkling snow clad mountains, or have a romantic city break without the hustle and bustle of high season. Whatever you want to do, there are plenty of options available for honeymooners choosing a destination in January.

Sandy Beach

Sun seekers

To escape the cold weather, jet off to the southern hemisphere where you will find tropical areas experiencing their best, driest weather. The Caribbean is particularly attractive at this time of year, where honeymooners can enjoy the sandy beaches of Antigua, discover the amazing British Virgin Islands or have fun on the island of Jamaica. Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile are all highly recommended at this time of year.

Bright, sunny weather is ideal for honeymoons to New Zealand, which offers experiences to suit many tastes and budgets, from lazing on the beach and exploring the Bay of Islands by boat, to hiking and sampling local food and wine.

The West and south of Sri Lanka experience a dry season in January, for example Kandy and the Hill Country, historic Galle and a variety of coastal resorts.

South America offers exciting adventures in January, ranging from deserts and islands to glaciers and mountains.

Winter adventures

It is the season for the best alpine adventures in the Northern hemisphere and a must time to travel for anyone looking for a ski resort honeymoon. European resorts include France, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, or check out the USA skiing resorts such as Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Vail or Aspen in Colorado, or Vermont.

If skiing isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy some seasonal snowy romance with a cosy cabin in the mountains or fjords of Sweden or Norway.

Snowy Mountain

Off season tranquillity

Remember that although many places are not in season in January, many European cities will not only offer a honeymooning couple a plethora of shops, museums, galleries, architecture, restaurants and cultural events, but it will also be far less busy and crowded.

It is usually dry in Hong Kong, where you can explore the delights of the city, and the local cuisine before continuing to explore more of southern China, Asia or Australia.

Where not to go:

Indonesia, the Seychelles and Polynesia where it is still the rainy season and Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius where there is a high risk of cyclones.