12 Best Honeymoon Destinations in June
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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in June

June is prime summer season when it comes to weddings, with many couples taking advantage of the British summer for a sun-drenched day to remember. It’s also a great time for a honeymoon, with June avoiding the higher prices the months of July and August can sometimes command.

For honeymoon destinations in June where relaxation and remoteness is on the menu, the Maldives and the Seychelles are prime island retreats which experience great weather and have the added bonus of whale sharks being around in healthy numbers at this time of year. Head to the South Pacific for more sunny island escapes filled with romance, with The Islands of Tahiti and the Cook Islands enjoying some of their best patches of weather.

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda and Barbados in the Caribbean still have long-lasting bouts of sunshine even though it’s technically hurricane season, while the Riviera Maya welcomes whale sharks during June.

If you’re into wildlife, the African plains of Tanzania or the wetlands of Botswana are the places to be for a honeymoon in June, with the exotic island of Zanzibar acting as the ideal chill-out spot after a safari, particularly if you’re in Tanzania. June promises sunshine on your wedding day and across plenty of places for your honeymoon!

Where To Go

The Best Places to Honeymoon in June

Africa

Tanzania

Home of the Great Migration, Tanzania is a safari-lover’s dream honeymoon in June. The charging wildebeest, whose numbers run upwards of one million, are a headlining event each year when they make their way to the Masai Mara in Kenya, but Tanzania has plenty more strings to its safari-shaped bow. The Ngorongoro Crater is a lush cradle of diversity and has the highest density of lions in Africa, while Katavi National Park and Selous Game Reserve are other wildernesses finely stocked with fauna.

Why visit in June?

  • June marks the start of the dry season again after the long rains have passed, with the stunning scenery lush and green.
  • Over a million wildebeest start to make their way north to the Masai Mara, a phenomenon known as the Great Migration.
  • The beautiful weather means you can twin a safari inland with some relaxation in Zanzibar, just off the Tanzanian mainland.

More about honeymooning in Tanzania.

Caribbean

Barbados

With its sparkling sands, tropical vistas and Caribbean cool, Barbados has often been the place people imagine when they think of the Caribbean. These are scenes you'll certainly feel you've seen on postcards. But its British colonial heritage has left reminders of home all across the island, from the Anglican churches to the red post boxes and crumbling sugar mills. It's a meeting of cultures that will prove irresistible as soon as your toes meet its pillow-soft sands.

Why visit in June?

  • Even though it's hurricane season in the Caribbean, Barbados' easterly location means it avoids a lot of the thunderstorms which impact the region. 
  • June's off-season status means travelling to Barbados at this time of year is far better value. 
  • The island's famous six-week Crop Over Festival also begins in June a vibrant celebration which honours the end of the sugar cane harvest.

More about honeymooning in Barbados.

Mediterranean

Greece

Sun, sea and sand are the classic ingredients of any island honeymoon but Greece delivers all three in some style. The views of the Aegean Sea from Santorini are mesmerising, Mykonos is home to a wealth of cream-coloured cashmere-soft beaches and Crete is home to a world-class diet that revolves around fruit, herbs and vegetables grown on the island and ripened in the sunshine.

Why visit in June?

  • The gorgeous weather means Greece's islands are soaked in sun and cloud-free, but the summer peak of crowds haven't fully arrived, especially during the earlier part of the month.
  • The waters are pleasantly warm and June is one of the best months of the year if you fancy taking a dip!
  • Even though life on the islands gets busier towards the end of June, the summer season guarantees a feel-good atmosphere.

More about honeymooning in Greece.

South Pacific

Cook Islands

With lush emerald peaks and turquoise-hued lagoons, the Cook Islands offers a spectacular taste of the South Seas for a honeymoon in June. Who can’t fall in love with a place where one of the government laws is no building can be built higher than the tallest palm tree?! This brilliant rule only serves to reflect the friendly and vibrant Cooks culture and the locals will make sure your honeymoon is charming, laid-back and free from anyone else!

Why visit in June?

  • June lies in the middle of the Cook Islands’ dry season, so you’ll be treated to brilliant weather.
  • Temperatures won’t be as warm as the hot and wet rainy season, offering the ideal weather for exploring Rarotonga’s lush interior and chilling on the powder-soft sand.
  • The effects of the rainy season will leave Rarotonga’s wild centre looking its emerald best.

More about honeymooning in the Cook Islands.

The Caribbean

Anguilla

They say good things come in small packages and the tiny island of Anguilla is testament to that. Aquamarine waters lap sand as soft as talcum powder, serving up that quintessential view of the Caribbean for a honeymoon in June. Anguilla isn’t one-dimensional, though, with a burgeoning food scene meaning there’s plenty of restaurants dishing up fine fare. Some of the best chefs flock here to put their own twist on the local palette, leading to some ingenious creations and some memorable romantic meals.

Why visit in June?

  • There’s fewer crowds in the high season, with most people put off by the official hurricane season starting in June. However, the island has excellent satellite forecasts to adequately prepare for the unlikely event of one striking the island.
  • While temperatures will be rising, they’ll be hovering around the mid-20s (degrees Celsius) and won’t have reached their August peak.
  • Despite it being the ‘rainy season’, Anguilla receives less rain when compared to its Caribbean neighbours.

More about honeymooning in Anguilla.

Africa

Botswana

For a honeymoon destination in June filled with diverse experiences, look no further than Botswana. The Okavango Delta is a wonderful watery wilderness filled with elephants, big cats and over 500 species of birds, you can spy the Big Five, cheetahs and hyenas in Chobe National Park and the pure white of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans glistens in the sunshine. Whether you’re into wildlife or otherworldly landscapes, a honeymoon in Botswana will always create unforgettable moments.

Why visit in June?

  • Even though it’s Botswana’s winter, there’s cloud-free days and mild and pleasant temperatures.
  • The shifting colours of the landscapes are spectacular, with those surrounding the Okavango Delta changing from a lush green to a khaki brown colour.
  • June is when floodwaters from Angola begin to fill streams and lagoons, leading to fantastic game viewing thanks to wildlife congregating around watering holes.

More about honeymooning in Botswana.

Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda

Awash with a plethora of golden beaches, rich sailing heritage and a pinch of British tradition, Antigua & Barbuda is quintessentially Caribbean. Beachcombers will fall in love with every strip of sand here – all 365 of them – where it's easy to soak up the good life, kicking back with a rum from a nearby beach shack. You'll likely see plenty of boats in your field of vision, such is the passion for sailing in Antigua, a legacy sparked by Horatio Nelson being stationed on the island during the 18th century.

Why visit in June?

  • It's a much quieter time of the year to visit and even though June marks the start of hurricane season, the chance of thunderstorms is minimal.
  • June is also the beginning of nesting season for the hawksbill turtles which make their way to Antigua's beaches.
  • With lower visitor footfall, it represents a better value time of year to go!

More about honeymooning in Antigua & Barbuda.

Indian Ocean

Seychelles

If heaven could come in over 100 different forms, then it would probably look something like the Seychelles. Remote enough to still retain plenty of untouched island beauty and ensure you feel like you’re the only ones around (crucial for a honeymoon) but close enough between each other so you can hop between a handful, the Seychelles is a great option for a honeymoon destination in June by itself or as a post-safari retreat where you can still get out and explore away from the beach.

Why visit in June?

  • It’s the dry season, so there’s cooler and drier days to enjoy compared to the wet season.
  • It’s one of the best times for birdwatching, with June falling within prime nesting season for many of its seabirds.
  • The cooler weather makes it a great time for going hiking in many of the islands’ lush interiors.

More about honeymooning in the Seychelles.

South Pacific

Fiji

Footprint-free beaches, swaying palm trees and gin-clear waters rife with iridescent coral reefs. Fiji is paradise personified. But its stunning landscapes are just a setting for the charming local culture you can find across all its islands, with locals welcoming you with their famous cry of "bula!". There's remarkable diversity to be found in Fiji, too, whether it's the emerald-tinted adventure you can enjoy in Taveuni, the pure escapism of the Mamanucas or magnificent marine life of the Yasawas. Fiji has it all.

Why visit in June?

  • It’s the perfect weather during this time of year in Fiji, warm enough for a snorkel but cool enough to comfortably laze about in the sunshine all day long.
  • If you're in the Yasawas, you can meet the manta rays which flock there to feed on the plankton between May and October.
  • The Fijian waters are at their clearest, so you can snorkel or dive its kaleidoscopic coral reefs in high definition.

More about honeymooning in Fiji.

Africa

Zanzibar

Anyone who utters the name Zanzibar, is immediately transported to driftwood-dotted beaches, cerulean-coloured waters and not a soul to be seen. Your imagination for a honeymoon here is faithfully replicated in the reality of this exotic island (and then some), with time seeming to slow down as soon as you step on the sand. Whether it’s a June honeymoon in its own right or a place to chill following some thrilling safari experiences, the tropical vibes of Zanzibar will stay with you for a long time to come.

Why visit in June?

  • June is the start of the dry season, following the end of the long rains, meaning clear skies and plenty of sun.
  • The calm waters make for ideal conditions for snorkelling and diving straight from the sand.
  • It’s also the perfect time for a safari on mainland Tanzania, so it works for a great twin centre packed with thrills and chills.

More about honeymooning in Zanzibar.

South Pacific

Islands of Tahiti

Overwater bungalows were first built in The Islands of Tahiti in 1967 and over 50 years later, they’re still seen as the pinnacle of honeymoon living. You can climb straight into the gin-clear lagoons beneath you, or just admire the cloud-baiting lush peaks that dominate many of its islands, Jurassic Park-style. Bora Bora is its beautiful headliner, a name synonymous with honeymoons in the South Pacific, but Tahiti’s other islands are just as gorgeous.

Why visit in June?

  • June is in Tahiti’s dry season, so you’ll be welcoming warm weather and rain-free days.
  • The south-easterly mara’amu winds arrive and this keeps the temperatures far more pleasant than those you’d experience in the wet season.
  • You get the best weather and better availability than the peak months of July and August.

More about honeymooning in The Islands of Tahiti.

The Caribbean

Riviera Maya, Mexico

A thin sliver of coastal beauty, the Riviera Maya is a Mexican slice of honeymoon heaven. Forget those crowd-heavy beaches in neighbouring Cancún, the Riviera Maya doesn’t see anything like those numbers and it’s a far more tranquil and secluded escape. But lots more lies beyond the beach to make for a varied honeymoon in June, including crumbling pyramids left by the Maya and eco theme parks where you can release your inner child and have some fun.

Why visit in June?

  • Though it’s the rainy season, sunshine is warm and still aplenty and rain is very uncommon.
  • It’s whale shark season! From mid-May, you can spot whale sharks and dolphins off the coastline, right up until mid-September.
  • It’s technically the hurricane season, but the Riviera Maya rarely gets hit and with the fewer crowds it draws, June represents remarkable value.

More about honeymooning in Riviera Maya.

Indian Ocean

Maldives

Floating like jade jewels in a glittering bath of Indian Ocean blue, the islands of the Maldives are like a necklace made of individual pearls of paradise. You’ll feel like you’re the only people on Earth, such is the remoteness of the Maldives (which we know is key on a honeymoon!) and each island is so tiny that you could walk from end to end in less than 15 minutes. When you’re there, its talcum-soft sands, shimmering waters and excellent cuisine speak for themselves.

Why visit in June?

  • Though June is during the ‘wet’ season, you’ll still be spoilt with bright sunshine and rain needn’t be a worry!
  • With June being in the rainy season, many people choose not to go to the Maldives at this time, so you will be able to get better value for your honeymoon.
  • If you’re staying near the Baa Atoll, you’ll be able to witness gatherings of manta rays and whale sharks who feed on the abundance of plankton.

More about honeymooning in the Maldives.

Highlights

Our Top June Honeymoon Resorts

Complimentary Service

Gift List

Don’t forget to also check out the details of our Honeymoon Gift List service, which allows friends and family to contribute towards travel experiences as well as the more traditional gift list items, all in one place. A complimentary service for all Turquoise honeymoon couples and looked after by a full-time team, it’s just one of the ways we can ensure your dream honeymoon becomes a reality.

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