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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in March

An early spring escape is perfect honeymooners, as it’s before the school Easter break rush and after the winter sun-seekers. March isn’t a particularly warm month either, so you’ll still feel like you’re catching some rays while the UK is still experiencing patchy weather. We’ve chosen a handful of destinations which bloom during March, so you can have an unforgettable honeymoon.

March is ideal for heading to the southern tip of Africa, where you can embark on an incredible safari in Botswana or have a cool city break in Cape Town. The Philippines and Thailand serve a healthy slice of Asian adventure and beach relaxation, as does Oman, but if it’s pure sandy seclusion you’re after, the Maldives is perfect at this time of year.

If you fancy taking advantage of a weather window not many others do, it’s cooler in the Cook Islands and before its high season. Anguilla and Turks & Caicos are your answers to Caribbean charm for a March honeymoon, while those seeking something different, try a sailing honeymoon in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. California experiences some of its best weather in March, while New Zealand enters its autumn, so you’re guaranteed gorgeous colours.

Destinations

The Best Places to Honeymoon in March

Africa

South Africa

For a thrilling honeymoon in March, Cape Town is a wonderful option. From the magnificent Table Mountain lording over the city to the fascinating apartheid history both in its neighbourhoods and on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent part of his 27 years in prison. While it’s not an ideal time of year for a safari in South Africa, you can explore more of South Africa’s southern reaches, including the picturesque Garden Route and its Winelands region for an incredible honeymoon, where you can tag on beach time elsewhere if you wish.

Why visit in March?

  • March represents the end of Cape Town’s summer and while days will be cooler, it will still be warm and there still isn’t a big chance of rain.
  • It’s technically Cape Town’s shoulder season, so most of the crowds will already have been and gone.
  • March is prime wine harvest season and there’s no better way to celebrate your honeymoon than sipping the bounty South Africa’s Winelands produces.

More about honeymooning in South Africa.

Asia

Thailand

If you want to mix adventure with some time lazing on a beach during your honeymoon, then Thailand is perfect. You can have an ethical elephant encounter in Khao Sok National Park or explore the country’s buzzing capital, Bangkok, while its jade-coloured islands which bob off the Andaman Coast are fringed by beaches so flawless you can’t help but flop on them. March makes for a great time to combine several of Thailand’s incredible regions, so you can have an amazing multi-centre honeymoon.

Why visit in March?

  • Temperatures are warm and comfortable, perfect for chilling on the beach and snorkeling off its many islands in on the Andaman Coast.
  • Thailand’s south and capital also experience good weather, so you can hop around the country and see it from many different angles.
  • March is just before the hot and sticky summer months in Thailand, so many people will avoid it. However, it’s a great month for you to take advantage of on your honeymoon!

More about honeymooning in Thailand.

Caribbean

Anguilla

Tiny in size but full of beauty, you might need to squint to see Anguilla on a map but you’ll be wide-eyed when you’re there, such is the perfect nature of its sugar-white beaches, cerulean waters and swaying palms. Anguilla is a rising star on the food scene, so there’s plenty of fine restaurants offering an array of excellent cuisine so you can dine in style on your honeymoon. It’s an island that also offers a lovely dose of sandy seclusion, as Anguilla dodges much of the attention its Caribbean neighbours are afforded.

Why visit in March?

  • You get the best weather for your honeymoon in March, with days being dry, sunny and hot.
  • It’s coming towards the end of the high season, so crowds will be a little thinner than during its peak.
  • Its surrounding waters are calm, so snorkeling and diving conditions are at their best.

More about honeymooning in Anguilla.

Indian Ocean

Maldives

Think of the destination which epitomises the word honeymoon and most people would think of the Maldives. You can’t blame them, with the archipelago’s perfect sugar-white beaches, eye-popping coral reefs and ‘no news, no shoes’ nature. It’s a tropical idyll where you can’t help but feel relaxed and for that reason alone, it ticks many of the boxes most people are looking for after a hectic wedding. In the Maldives, you can chill without a care in the world.

Why visit in March?

  • With blue skies, low humidity and little rainfall, you’ll see the Maldives in its full sun-soaked glory during March.
  • The excellent weather also translates to clear and tranquil waters, so if you go snorkelling or diving you’ll see the Maldives’ coral reefs at their very best.
  • For an unforgettable experience, head to Hanifaru Bay to swim among whale sharks and manta rays, which are in their biggest numbers at this time.

More about honeymooning in the Maldives.

Australasia

New Zealand

To put the epic into your honeymoon in March, go to New Zealand. With giant glaciers, emerald rolling hills, glassy lakes, marvellous Maori culture and delightful beaches making a scenic patchwork across the country, a honeymoon in what the locals call ‘God’s Own Country’ will throw up a different landscape nearly every day. Hire a car and hit the open road for a honeymoon where it’s just you, your loved one and New Zealand’s breathtaking beauty or hop between a superb selection of unique stays throughout the country. However, a honeymoon in New Zealand will always be big on the experience.

Why visit in March?

  • Temperatures are cooler so crowds are typically thinner, but the weather is by no means cold and perfect for exploring.
  • March is the start of New Zealand’s autumn, which is arguably when New Zealand is at its most vivid with its vistas dominated by oranges, reds and russet browns.
  • If you’re keen to see wildlife, as this is one of the best times to spot fur seals and dolphins while visiting Milford Sound.

More about honeymooning in New Zealand.

California

A honeymoon in California is a honeymoon on an epic scale, where the huge ‘Golden State’ is filled with golden wonders. We’ve all daydreamed about wandering Yosemite National Park, spying the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and soaking up the wonderful wine regions of Napa and Sonoma. With that comes copious amounts of Cali cool and there’s nothing more liberating than just the two of you hitting the open road and embarking on an unbelievable honeymoon, taking in California’s greatest sights, one at a time.

Why visit in March?

  • March is right at the end of California’s winter, so the threat of rain is disappearing, temperatures are still cool and the big crowds are yet to arrive.
  • Spring is perfect for hiking the wilds of Yosemite National Park, with light breezes and comfortable temperatures meaning you explore without feeling the heat.
  • Though temperatures are cool, plenty of fine, sunny days make it great for exploring San Francisco and exploring the northern wine regions of Napa and Sonoma valleys.

More about honeymooning in California.

Caribbean

Turks & Caicos

If you’d like a honeymoon in March with guaranteed sunshine (although who doesn’t?) then the Turks & Caicos really delivers, with an average of 350 days a year of sun. You’ll have plenty of space to soak up the rays as well, with huge stretches of gorgeous beach to flop on and chill out. Offshore, this archipelago boasts an underwater world where huge swathes of coral resemble giant cities of vibrant colour, populated with magnificent marine life. The Turks & Caicos is often overlooked for its more well-known Caribbean neighbours but this just means you can enjoy a more private experience – the way a honeymoon should be.

Why visit in March?

  • Though the Turks & Caicos enjoys sun year-round, temperatures are far more comfortable in March, averaging just below 30°C.
  • Visit in March and you’ll be able to spot migrating humpback whales around Grand Turk and Salt Cay as they head to the northern Caribbean to breed.
  • The archipelago experiences calmer waters in March, meaning it’s far better for snorkeling and diving.

More about honeymooning in Turks & Caicos.

Middle East

Oman

With sinking desert sunsets, river-carved canyons, traditional Bedouin settlements and epic mountain ranges, Oman is the Arabia you’ve always imagined. From intimate stays in Bedouin camps right in the middle of the desert to incredible wadi swims, a honeymoon in Oman has that delicate balance of romance and adventure. After all those thrills and desert escapes Oman has its fair share of beaches in the tropical city of Salalah, so there’s a sprinkling of everything for a honeymoon in March.

Why visit in March?

  • March falls in Oman’s winter, so though it’s still hot, temperatures are far more comfortable than during the summer.
  • March isn’t as busy as other winter months and smaller crowds are always a bonus on a honeymoon.
  • This month marks the start of the rose-blooming season on Jebel Akhdar, so make sure you head for the mountains to witness a brilliant floral display.

More about honeymooning in Oman.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

If you want to combine a real Robinson Crusoe feel with romance, St. Vincent & the Grenadines offers that in abundance. White sands are footprint-free, there’s eye-popping snorkeling adventures to be found offshore among the coral and the lush wilds of its main island, St. Vincent, promise a web of walking trails if you fancy stretching your legs. Looking for something that’s a little bit different on your honeymoon in March? Then these islands are perfect for embarking on a sailing adventure between them, hopping off and exploring along the way.

Why visit in March?

  • March is among the best months to visit St. Vincent & the Grenadines, with great weather and hardly any rain.
  • The excellent weather also means calm waters, meaning March is a brilliant time for a sailing honeymoon.
  • Tranquil waters make for ideal snorkeling and diving conditions, so you have the best possible chance of spotting the archipelago’s array of marine life.

More about honeymooning in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

Asia

Philippines

With over 7,000 postcard-perfect islands, the Philippines has plenty of untouched beaches, lush jungle scenery and limpid-blue lagoons perfect for snorkelling and diving. The Philippines doesn’t get as much attention as neighbouring Indonesia and Thailand either, offering a little more seclusion and pristine scenes for a honeymoon in March. With so many islands to explore, you can easily hop between two or three to get an adventurous flavour of the country as well while easily fitting in some must-needed relaxation in as well.

Why visit in March?

  • March sees some of the best weather in the Philippines, so sunshine is aplenty when you’re lying on the beach, snorkelling the reefs or wandering its forested landscapes.
  • Temperatures will still be cooler (though still warm) than during the peak summer in the Philippines, meaning you can comfortably hike the archipelago’s wild interiors.
  • Especially towards the end of March, the landscapes start to dry out, which is a less attractive proposition in most other places in the world but not in the Philippines. This is because this is when you can see the famous Chocolate Hills start to live up to their name!

More about honeymooning in the Philippines

South Pacific

Cook Islands

For a honeymoon where you’ll really feel like you’ve fallen off the map, the Cook Islands is it. We’re talking secret sandy curves, pristine turquoise lagoons and a friendly Cooks culture – three ingredients which all give this under-the-radar archipelago a brilliant laid-back feel. Volcanic emerald peaks which rise up from its island heart emphasise its unspoiled nature, especially when you consider no buildings here are allowed to be built higher than the tallest palm tree. Every great honeymoon needs a memorable keepsake, too, and what better way to remember it than by a getting a footprint-shaped passport from One Foot Island?

Why visit in March?

  • It’s the tail end of the wet season, so the chance of rain is lessening (they’re only short, sharp showers anyway) and temperatures are cooler.
  • As it being the end of the rainy season, you’ll witness Rarotonga at its most lush and beautiful.
  • March lies just before the Cooks’ high season, so take advantage of lower rates and quieter beaches!

More about honeymooning in the Cook Islands.

For a honeymoon where you’ll really feel like you’ve fallen off the map, the Cook Islands is it. We’re talking secret sandy curves, pristine turquoise lagoons and a friendly Cooks culture – three ingredients which all give this under-the-radar archipelago a brilliant laid-back feel. Volcanic emerald peaks which rise up from its island heart emphasise its unspoiled nature, especially when you consider no buildings here are allowed to be built higher than the tallest palm tree. Every great honeymoon needs a memorable keepsake, too, and what better way to remember it than by a getting a footprint-shaped passport stamp from One Foot Island?

Why visit in March?

  • It’s the tail end of the wet season, so the chance of rain is lessening (they’re only short, sharp showers anyway) and temperatures are cooler.
  • As it being the end of the rainy season, you’ll witness Rarotonga at its most lush and beautiful.
  • March lies just before the Cooks’ high season, so take advantage of lower rates and quieter beaches!

More about honeymooning in the Cook Islands.

Africa

Botswana

Home to one of Africa’s best safari experiences, Botswana has a luxury selection of landscapes fit for any wildlife-filled honeymoon. The incredible watery network of the Okavango Delta is famed for its hippos, lions and leopards wandering among the reeds as you float past in a mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe), while Chobe National Park is home to herds of elephants and over 400 species of birds. For something different, the desolate salt pans of Makgadikgadi National Park look like they’d belong on the Moon. But wherever you stay in Botswana, a trail of luxury lodges mean you can really explore this beautiful country in style, as a honeymoon should be.

Why visit in March?

  • March is just after Botswana’s rainiest months in January and February and showers never last long.
  • After the heavy rains, the landscape bursts into life, exploding into a sea of emerald beauty. While wildlife can be trickier to spot, it’s a beautiful landscape in which to hunt for them.
  • As it’s the tail end of the rainy season, many travellers overlook this time of year and as a result, there are some great deals worth looking out for.

More about honeymooning in Botswana.

Highlights

Our Top March 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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