October sees warm, crisp, bright yet changeable Autumnal days in the Northern Hemisphere, whilst south of the equator is bursting with the joys of spring and the rainy season is ending in many tropical countries.
UK holidays in October
With children safely back at school, UK rates will have fallen dramatically in October and, if you are lucky, you may enjoy the perfect Indian Summer. However, it is not advisable to bank on this – ochre leaves, misty mornings and autumn showers are more likely. Book a honeymoon in a luxury hotel or resorts and enjoy spa treatments, five star cuisine and lavish surroundings whatever the weather! Alternatively, tuck yourselves away from the world in a luxury lodge in Wales or Scotland and spend quality time together by a roaring log fire.
Short haul from the UK
One of the top romantic honeymoon destinations in October has to be Italy, where it is still warm, but you’ll find it a lot less crowded than in the summer and prices will have headed down too. Choose from any Italian city, such as Rome, Florence, Siena or Venice and soak up the art and architecture. Enjoy spectacular coastlines and medieval towns in Tuscany, or sip champagne whilst travelling in 5 star luxury from London to Venice on the Orient Express.
October is still warm in Morocco, where you can visit the exotic Marrakech, or watch the sun rise over the Atlas mountains from a hot air balloon.
Long haul honeymoons
Catch the end of the great safari game viewing opportunities in South Africa, where the shortage of water and green vegetation encourages the animals to flock to the water sources. In October, many safari animals are giving birth to young, and the vegetation is in bloom. In Eastern Africa, the wildebeest migration season is just finishing, with the large herds now in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Botswana’s Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta are hot and dry in October, making it a great month for big game safari honeymoons.
Combine a honeymoon in Southern Africa with some time spent in Mauritius or the Seychelles, where you can spend warm, romantic days next to the Indian Ocean enjoying the gorgeous weather.
How about diving in Queensland’s clear waters, followed by exploring the tropical rainforest and a four wheel drive adventure? Get out and about mountain biking, rafting and trekking in Bali, or wonder at the Taj Mahal in India. October is great for a once in a lifetime adventure honeymoon to remember forever!