Summer is definitely here for most of the Northern hemisphere in May, while the Southern Hemisphere is slowly winding down from high season. Honeymooners have a huge choice of incredible destinations – here are just a few!
The UK often has some of its most beautiful weather in May, with sunshine and warmth more likely in the south and south west. Breathe in the sea air of Cornwall, Devon or the Pembrokeshire coastline, or walk across the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors before visiting the historic city of York. Further North, the stunning Scottish island of Skye is incredible in May.
In the Mediterranean, most tour operators start their summer flight programmes in May, but prices are low in the lull between Easter and summer holidays.
Spain will be enjoying long sunny days, perfect for a beach honeymoon in May, but it won’t be too hot to take some time sightseeing and exploring the cities, for example Seville, Barcelona, Andalucia, Cordoba and Grenada typify European romance and culture. View the European countryside travelling on the Orient Express to Venice – a beautiful city to honeymoon in during May.
The Mediterranean island of Mallorca offers romantic rural hideaways or trendy apartments in the capital Palma. The Greek islands are beautiful in May with stunning scenery and romantic villas at affordable pre-summer prices, or you can soak up the sun discovering the charming Portuguese island of Madeira. Also lovely in May is the French island of Corsica or the Italian Capri.
Mainland USA is a great choice for a honeymoon filled with variety and romance, or if you want a luxurious beach honeymoon then you should definitely consider visiting one or many of the Hawaiian islands.
Prices in the Caribbean plummet after the Easter holidays, but in May there are still months to go before the hurricane season begins. The islands are winding down after the tourist season, making this a particularly good time to honeymoon in popular destinations such as Barbados, Jamaica, St Lucia and the Dominican Republic.
Many places that experience high humidity and heat in the summer are starting to move towards cooler weather in May, making it perfect for lazy days on the beach or exploring the beautiful countryside of destinations such as Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Looking for something slightly different? May would be great for a cycling tour and ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping!) in Italy. White water rafting and tropical treks at the foot of the world’s largest mountain range are offered alongside luxurious spa treatments in many resorts in the Himalayas. Or, get your binoculars out for some diverse and breathtaking wildlife watching in Madagascar.