When chilly November evenings nip at your nose, it’s nice to cuddle up for a honeymoon, but not for long— images of the beach and island living begin to take over. But why let these remain as imaginations when you and your significant other have lovely honeymoon options elsewhere in the world? Although it could get tricky to travel at this time, some destinations have now started opening again for tourists. While these places need to be checked for their updated health protocols, here is a list of some of the best places to honeymoon in November.
Tips For Planning Your Honeymoon
Here are five helpful tips for your honeymoon planning.
- Plan ahead of time. Planning your honeymoon is just as important as planning your wedding. You surely want to make things perfect, and in order, so the best thing to do is to plan things ahead of time. Planning ahead also lets you score great travel deals and tour packages.
- Set a budget. It’s easy to get carried away when planning a vacation. Budget setting is important to keep track especially if you don’t want to overspend. Always keep in mind to plan according to your budget.
- Plan together. You and your new spouse should both be involved in planning since this trip is for the two of you. This will be a good bonding activity and will create excitement as you put things together for your honeymoon.
- Research. Read tips from traveler blogs, especially those that have already visited the destination. Consider recommendations, research on different travel websites and compare prices for flight bookings, accommodations, and other travel packages.
- Personalize your trip. While it’s easy to copy itineraries from traveler’s blogs we read online, some location or activities in that itinerary may not be something that both of you will like. So, make sure to personalize your itinerary. Include activities and spots that both of you would really want to try and visit.
5 Destinations For Your November Honeymoon
Consider these destinations that will surely make your honeymoon trip even more special.
1. Maldives, South Asia
The dry season begins in November in the Maldives, save for the last remaining showers of the rainy season. The gorgeous, pristine, white-sand beaches of Maldives are a perfect honeymoon setting that you don’t need to go anywhere outside the resort. Opt for all-inclusive honeymoon packages, and if you’d like to take your vacation up a notch, book plush bungalows built over the water. Niyama and Huvafen Fushi are dream options if you wish to luxuriate in the glory of Maldives.
Most resorts in Maldives Island have romance packages for couples who want to have the high-end honeymoon of their lives. For example, the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort have a package that usually includes accommodation in your preferred luxurious villa or residence, with a bottle of champagne welcoming you upon arrival and a romantic three-course dinner for two in the luxury resort’s signature restaurant. You can also get an hour of rejuvenating services at the spa, and daily breakfast, afternoon tea, evening aperitif, and all-day bar refreshments.
2. Santorini, Greece
Hands down, among the top-rated best places to honeymoon in early November, or even all year round, is Santorini, Greece. Travels to Santorini peak in June and then taper off until early November.
Santorini is like a dream come true. The view of a cascade of white-hot Greek structures dotting the Caldera that kisses the sea on a sunny day is simply breathtaking. Choosing Santorini as your honeymoon destination is such a thrilling expression of your love as a couple. You need not say anything more.
Your honeymoon can be spent exploring Santorini’s red and black beaches, joining regular art and culture festivals, and sampling local finds in markets. Roasted Greek lamb, Keftedes, Moussaka, Greek salad, Saganaki, Tomato Gefthedes are just some of the traditional fares that you ought to try while in Santorini. The Greek Island also has lovely wineries to visit.
3. Tahiti, French Polynesia
Islands in the South Pacific are captivating in November, too, and Tahiti has been a top destination among Europeans. The painter Paul Gaugin has generously used Tahiti as the subject of many of his artworks, to the curiosity and delight of the Europeans. An archipelago, Tahiti has 118 islands that are lovely to visit on an island-hopping cruise.
Just like the Maldives, Tahiti also has overwater villas, especially in the honeymoon resort called Le Taha’a. If you and your partner are water babies, Tahiti does not only have fine black-sand beaches for you, but sparkling lagoons, and cascading waterfalls, too, plus two extinct volcanoes.
If you prefer a white-sand beach, stay at the Tahiti la Ora Beach Resort, where you can also enjoy a gorgeous turquoise lagoon, tropical gardens, and an outdoor swimming pool with a sandy bottom.
4. Morocco, North Africa
November is also the best time to be in Morocco for a load of sunshine and rich culture. Richard Branson has a glamorous property called the Kasbah Tamadot, which is also the perfect luxury accommodation for a memorable Morrocan honeymoon.
Emerge in Morocco’s culture and join some cultural tours. Explore neighboring cities, and you will be surprised at how reach and diverse this country is. Check out the colorful souks at Agadir or the not so touristy city of Casablanca. Drop by the UNESCO World Heritage Site walled city of Fes el Bali.
5. Bahamas, Caribbean
Another archipelago of 700 islands, the Bahamas has since then been one of the best honeymoon places in the world. Beaches in the Bahamas remain crystal clear and effectively managed by a hospitable people.
The biggest island in the Bahamas is the Andros, whose beach is a fine stretch of white sand and clear waters. The Andros is also the Bahamas’ eco-tourism hub. Stay at the Andros Beach Club, a nicely serviced boutique hotel, and go diving or snorkeling in the Andros barrier reef or the Andros Blue Holes.
The south of Andros is truly a honeymoon paradise that only knows sunshine the whole year round, and yes, that includes November. Privacy at the Andros is topnotch, undoubtedly making it a honeymoon getaway of choice for many. Among the Bahamas 700 islands, only 30 are inhabited, and one can imagine how rich and diverse flora and fauna of the other secluded islands are.
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There you have it – the best places to honeymoon in November! Member reviews at TripAdvisor also give couples an idea about which hotel accommodations are tried and tested and worth recommending. Meanwhile, Expedia clues you in on what are the best ways to put together a package of great value that will make you save much.