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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in February

There are few better feelings than leaving the icy British winter that February often has behind for a sun-soaked holiday somewhere tropical. When it’s your honeymoon, then it’s an extra special feeling. When everyone else is considering how many layers to put on, you’re having the time of your life. We’ve handpicked a selection of the best honeymoon destinations in February, so you can gladly leave your warm coat behind and have an epic trip.

February is one of the best times to visit the Caribbean and the sun-soaked islands of Jamaica and St. Kitts & Nevis are among our favourites. For more island escapism, the Indian Ocean hideaways of the Maldives and the Seychelles serve up a real Robinson Crusoe feeling during one of their best months of the year. The archipelago of Zanzibar oozes exoticism and can be perfectly twinned with mainland Tanzania for a safari-beach honeymoon.

Beyond, New Zealand and the southern regions of Australia are in the height of their summer season, and in the Middle East, places like Oman and Abu Dhabi experience lower (but still hot) temperatures, making it more comfortable to explore. It’s the dry season in southern Vietnam and Cambodia experiences ideal weather (they’re also great as a twin-centre), meaning there’s somewhere in every corner of the world that shows its best colours for a honeymoon in February.

The Best Places to Honeymoon in February

Australasia

Australia

Colossal in size, it’s not surprising Australia has every type of landscape under one roof – coral reefs, rainforests, beaches, the rust-red Outback, all packed with exotic flora and fauna. Covering such a huge area, you can really tailor your honeymoon in Australia however you want to. In February, it’s summertime in Australia’s southern regions, so there’s a rich selection of captivating cities and prime wilderness just waiting to be explored, all bathed in sunshine at this time of year.

Why visit in February?

  • It’s the height of summer in the south of Australia, so days are hot and sunshine is never in short supply. 
  • Sydney is a city where the water dominates the lifestyle. You can spend those sun-drenched days cooling off in the sea (add in a surfboard and you’ll fit in with the locals) or with a trip into the beautiful Blue Mountains. 
  • Australia’s wine is world famous and February is one of the months where the vineyards are looking their best, soaked in sun. Wherever you are you’re spoilt for choice, with Hunter Valley near Sydney and Barossa Valley near Adelaide among our top picks.

More about honeymooning in Australia.

Middle East

Abu Dhabi

Often flying under the radar of its more famous sister, Dubai, Abu Dhabi has all the ultra-modern glamour but with a healthy wedge of thrilling adventure. Be wowed by its incredible architecture, traditional souks and the fishing heritage of its long-standing Dhow Harbour. Away from the sights, you can really let your hair down on a honeymoon here and have fun, thanks to the city’s plethora of attractions like Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World. With the rippling dunes of the Empty Quarter beyond, Abu Dhabi is filled with memorable experiences.

Why visit in February?

  • February is the ‘coolest’ time to visit Abu Dhabi, so you can explore its opulent palaces and cutting-edge architecture more comfortably.
  • Though temperatures are cooler, it’s still hot enough to have a lazy day on the beach or cool off at Yas Waterworld.
  • February also marks a great time to visit the Maldives, making it an ideal twin-centre option with Abu Dhabi.

More about honeymooning in Abu Dhabi.

Asia

Cambodia

A land of temples, unspoilt countryside and off-the-beaten-track islands that are fast-emerging as unsung dreamy escapes, Cambodia offers a Southeast Asian honeymoon full of wonder. Angkor Wat is obviously the highlight and experiencing it, especially at sunrise, is a must, but Cambodia harbours more treasures. The charming cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap buzz with life, while rainforests, floating villages and rice fields make for a wild patchwork across the rest of the country.

Why visit in February?

  • It’s the dry season in Cambodia, so there’s plenty of sunshine and only a small chance of rain throughout February.
  • With temperatures hovering in the high 20s (degrees Celsius), it’s comfortable enough to wander around temple ruins and both warm and sunny for that island retreat afterwards.
  • The weather is also great in neighbouring southern Vietnam, so you can spend time exploring the Mekong Delta before taking a boat to Phnom Penh, which is an incredible journey.

More about honeymooning in Cambodia.

Indian Ocean

Seychelles

The Seychelles is perfect for a honeymoon in February, comprising over 100 islands covered in dense, emerald jungle and gorgeous stretches of beach. Look on a map and the islands of the Seychelles appears to have been scattered in the middle of nowhere. It’s good to know this remote location translates to the feel of the islands, with many so untouched you feel like you’re the first ones to find them. To really make your honeymoon special in the Seychelles, we’d advise combining a few of the islands to really appreciate each of their charms.

Why visit in February?

  • Though February falls in the Seychelles’ wet season, the rain never stays around for long and there’s still plenty of sunshine hours to enjoy.
  • The fact it’s rainy season means many people don’t entertain the idea of visiting the Seychelles outside of the dry season, so you can have more of the beach to yourself.
  • Between October and December, hawksbill and green turtles come to lay their eggs and in February (up until April) you can witness the resulting hatchlings being born!

More about honeymooning in the Seychelles.

Caribbean

St. Kitts & Nevis

If you want a honeymoon that sets its watch to ‘island time’ then St. Kitts & Nevis is it. With minimal development leaving its wilds to reign supreme, the archipelago’s mix of sweeping emerald landscapes, wildlife-filled valleys and unusual rock formations are as nature intended. The welcoming and care-free locals and tiny colonial towns mean life is slow here – the perfect destination to unwind in February after a hectic wedding.

Why visit in February?

  • Weather-wise, it’s the best time to be in St. Kitts & Nevis. Temperatures aren’t red hot and humidity is at its lowest in February.
  • February in St. Kitts & Nevis experiences the least rainfall out of any month of the year, maximising your chances of blue skies with no clouds in sight.
  • The whole of the Caribbean sees its best weather around this time, so why not extend your honeymoon and twin St. Kitts & Nevis with another Caribbean island?

More about honeymooning in St. Kitts & Nevis.

Africa

Tanzania

For honeymooners who love their wildlife, Tanzania is like a treasure chest brimming with epic encounters. The Serengeti needs no introduction as the wild location where the million-plus wildebeest begin their Great Migration to the Masai Mara in Kenya – a wildlife spectacle of bucket-list proportions. The emerald Ngorongoro Crater is another fine place for fauna, while the lesser-known Katavi National Park and Selous Game Reserve have their own fair share of wildlife wonders. Split your time between its many options for a safari and the relaxing Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar and you have a honeymoon match made in heaven.

Why visit in February?

  • Though it’s the hottest time of year in Tanzania, honeymooning in February is also one of the best times for wildlife-watching as thirsty animals gather around watering holes.
  • February is calving in the southern parts of the Serengeti, with wildebeest giving birth to their young. This attracts predators, making for thrilling game viewing.
  • February is a great time to visit Zanzibar as well, so you can pair an incredible safari experience with a relaxing island escape.

More about honeymooning in Tanzania.

Asia

Vietnam

A thin sliver of a country that squeezes in a bounty of culture and otherworldly landscapes, Vietnam is perfect for honeymooners who want to experience a little bit of everything that Southeast Asia has to offer. The southern tip of Vietnam has its best weather during February, so you can feel the rush of hectic Saigon with its Vespa-packed streets and explore the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the watery wonder of the Mekong Delta. Then, if you want to slow things down so you can chill, several dreamy islands lie just off Vietnam’s south coast.

Why visit in February?

  • February is a great time to honeymoon in Vietnam, as it's prime dry season with temperatures hanging around the low 30s (degrees Celsius) before they start to get hotter later in the year.
  • You can pair the treasures in the south with the old-world charm of Hoi An in central Vietnam.
  • While you’re in the Mekong Delta, you can take an epic journey along the river past rice terraces and stilt villages to Phnom Penh, where you can then go on and explore Cambodia.

More about honeymooning in Vietnam.

Australasia

New Zealand

Don’t worry about finding adventure in New Zealand because it always finds you. In a country only a little larger than the UK, landscapes span from snow-capped peaks and flawless beaches and everything else you can imagine in-between. Both the North Island and South Island offer a completely different array of experiences and with the accommodation available to you matching the diversity of nature here, you can really customise your honeymoon adventure in February exactly how you wish.

Why visit in February?

  • February marks New Zealand’s summer, which brings the best weather. Depending on where you are in the country, temperatures will be between 20-30°C, so it’s comfortable no matter where you are.
  • You can take advantage of the excellent weather and try as many of the thrilling adventure activities that are at your fingertips in New Zealand. We’re talking bungee jumping, zip-lining, skiing, white-water rafting and much more…
  • New Zealand’s network of Great Walks and Rides are the best way of exploring the country’s wonderful wilds and they’ll be at their best during this fine spell of summery weather.

More about honeymooning in New Zealand.

Middle East

Oman

A buttery sunset sinking beneath wave upon wave of bronze-coloured dunes is a romantic scene painted by traditional Arabia. This is Oman in a nutshell, a land where Bedouin settlements lie nestled within snaking rugged mountain chains and crumbling forts and magnificent mosques are legacies of desert towns which were once key trading outposts. A honeymoon here sparkles with incredible experiences: a wild wadi swim, an exhilarating drive over towering dunes and stumbling across Bronze Age tombs. After all that, Oman does beach relaxation pretty well, too!

Why visit in February?

  • February falls in the middle of Oman’s winter, so temperatures are far more comfortable than during the country’s scorching summer.
  • It is also seen as one of the wettest months of the year, which puts a lot of people off. But this only exists in short, sharp showers, so take advantage of the fewer crowds with a honeymoon here in February.
  • The month-long Muscat Festival takes place during the whole of February, so you can witness a brilliant celebration of Omani art and culture.

More about honeymooning in Oman.

Indian Ocean

Maldives

For many, the Maldives is the ultimate vision of a luxury honeymoon – whiter-than-white beaches, kaleidoscopic coral lying within turquoise waters and hammocks slung between palm trees. The good news is it doesn’t just live up to lofty expectations but even exceeds them, its tropical views so perfect you can scarcely believe they’re real. The Maldives is at its best in February, so it’s one of the best places to recharge your batteries, switch off from the world and chill out with your loved one.

Why visit in February?

  • Blue skies, low humidity and little rainfall, the Maldives experiences its best and sunniest weather in February.
  • You can also find the water is at its clearest at this time of year, making snorkeling and diving among myriad marine life even more amazing.
  • For a truly bucket-list experience, head to Hanifaru Bay in the Baa Atoll, as February is when manta rays and whale sharks are in their largest numbers here.

More about honeymooning in the Maldives.

Jamaica

For a honeymoon soundtracked by calypso beats, drenched in sun and where rum punch seems to be on tap, then head to Jamaica. It’s a care-free island where having fun is the only rule. It’s not just one-dimensional, either, and beyond the superb stretches of sand lie a verdant interior of coffee plantations, rocky pools, waterfalls and lush forests, all of which having hiking routes running through them. Its lovely towns and warm locals always seem to carry a party vibe, unsurprising when you think it’s the home of Bob Marley, which is ideal for carrying on the celebration of your marriage.

Why visit in February?

  • February is one of the best times to visit Jamaica, as it is among the driest months of the year, meaning uninterrupted sunshine is aplenty.
  • Trade winds, wonderfully nicknamed ‘Doctor Breeze’, cool down the hot temperatures, making it ideal for chilling on the beach and hiking Jamaica’s diverse interior.
  • Though February is one of the busiest times to be visiting Jamaica, it’s a good thing in our opinion. Jamaica loves a party and for that you need people, so the Caribbean beats will be at their best!

More about honeymooning in Jamaica.

Zanzibar

For an authentic Robinson Crusoe experience on your honeymoon in February, few places come closer than Zanzibar. It’s the perfect choice for escaping the day-to-day stresses without any interruptions from the outside world. Think driftwood-speckled beaches, snorkel-worthy waters and tropical island interiors teeming with birdlife. The intriguing trading history of Stone Town will only add depth to your time in Zanzibar but it’s all about the relaxation here, whether it’s straight after your wedding or following a thrilling safari.

Why visit in February?

  • February is a small window of dry weather in-between Zanzibar’s ‘short rains’ and ‘long rains’, offering the best conditions for you to switch off in your island hideaway.
  • Often overlooked for the main dry season between June and October, this narrower window of weather is a much more quiet time to experience Zanzibar.
  • Pair up Zanzibar with an exciting time on safari in mainland Tanzania, which also has its best weather at this time. You’ll be there for the wildebeest calving season, too!

More about honeymooning in Zanzibar.

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