31 Aug The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Fall
Fall is a popular time of the year to schedule your wedding and a great time to travel for your honeymoon. You will find amazing weather in several different parts of the world and might even be able to travel at a discount depending on the destination. Below, we’ve rounded up the best destinations for a fall honeymoon.
The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Fall
Curaçao is entirely outside of the hurricane belt, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations for fall. Hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June 1st through November 30th. However, Curaçao, and a few other popular Caribbean islands, are outside of the hurricane belt. Therefore, the path the hurricanes take avoids these islands.
Many new resorts have opened up here over the last few years, including Sandals Royal Curaçao, which is a perfect property for honeymooners. Curaçao is a great place for scuba diving and snorkeling, and you won’t want to miss the island’s capital city of Willemstad. Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its pastel-colored buildings and colonial architecture.
Aruba is a very popular Caribbean island and is also outside of the hurricane belt. It is very convenient to get to Aruba, with nonstop flights from many major international airports in the US. You’ll find tons of luxury resorts for honeymoons in Aruba. Don’t miss Flamingo Beach, where you can feed and play with flamingos on a private island!
Although it is technically within the hurricane zone, Barbados makes the list, as it is a wonderful island to explore in the fall. The good news is that Barbados is on the very edge of the hurricane zone and very infrequently sees hurricanes. This island is also easy to get to and has a lot of amazing resorts for honeymooners.
St. Lucia is another great destination for couples traveling on their honeymoon in the fall. However, this island is also technically in the hurricane belt. Luckily, the way the island is situated in the southeast of the Caribbean basin protects it from large category hurricanes. Smaller category one or two hurricanes are possible.
With that being said, St. Lucia is a world-class destination year-round. St. Lucia is one of the easiest islands to travel to on this list. Plus, St. Lucia is extremely picturesque and there is a ton of activities to do throughout the island. Snorkeling, scuba diving, gorgeous beaches, and great hiking are just a few of the highlights on this wonderful Caribbean island.
Grenada might just be the most underrated island in the Caribbean. It is technically part of the hurricane zone, however, it is even farther south than Barbados and St. Lucia. As a result, Grenada very rarely sees any hurricane activity. Grenada is a bit harder to get to from the United States than other Caribbean islands, but this means the island has stayed pretty natural and untouched compared to some other islands. Grenada is a great island to rent a car so you can explore everything on your own.
Fall is the perfect time to visit the most romantic city on Earth: Paris! You’ll find it is less crowded and you can truly experience the city as a local. In Paris, Fall is the time of the year when most of the true locals return from their summer holidays and many of the summer tourists have left. Don’t miss a trip to Versailles in the fall – the fall foliage burst with color. If it gets too chilly, you have plenty to explore inside the gorgeous palace.
Much like Paris, Fall is the time of the year when Barcelona’s locals return and many tourists leave. There are tons of great festivals, food, and wine tastings, as well as cooking and cocktail classes in Barcelona, making it a bucket list destination for foodie honeymooners!
We love Portugal in the fall. Our honeymoon experts at Enchanted recommend the city of Porto if you are honeymooning in the fall months. Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and sits on the Duoro River making it easily accessible to wine country. In addition, Porto’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lined with beautifully colorful and tiled facades and historic sites.