Honeymooning in January: Where To Go


Planning a January honeymoon? Get the low-down on the best places to go, whatever type you choose! 

When it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination of your dreams, it can be tough choosing the right place to go, especially if you are tying the knot in January. It’s important you choose a destination that fulfils your needs, such as if you’re seeking some winter sun, where it’s best to avoid Europe and head further east. Despite some challenges, January is still a great time to escape somewhere warmer and what better way to start the year and your new life together than a honeymoon in January? Here we have come up with a few suggestions on where to go if you’re looking for a sun, adventure, snow, relaxation or foodie honeymoon. Be prepared to fall in love with these destinations!




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The idyllic Caribbean island of Barbados is a fabulous choice if you’re seeking a honeymoon with some winter sun! Renowned for its stunning beaches and laid back lifestyle, Barbados is the perfect destination for couples needing some serious rest and relaxation after all the stress of their wedding day. And with temperatures of up to 29°C in January, you can be rest assured you’ll be able to enjoy some warm temperatures while abroad.



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Go east and honeymoon in Thailand, where January temperatures range between 23°C and 32°C. Thailand boasts a brilliant array of islands and resorts, from lively beach scenes to secluded hideaways full of richly infused vibrant culture, making this a destination to be seriously considered for a winter honeymoon.


Namibia, Africa


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Follow in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who were rumoured to have honeymooned in the African country following their May 2018 nuptials .We totally understand why the Royal couple chose Namibia, it’s home to some of the world’s most impressive sand dunes and is an excellent choice for adventurous couples who want to go on safari and observe the stunning wildlife the area has to offer, especially rhinos!



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Vietnam, with its stunning landscape, colourful culture, beautiful temples and warm climate in January, makes for a great honeymoon destination. There’s so much to see for those wanting to seek adventure, from biking (the best way to see the region) to kayaking at Halong Bay, it’s a top destination for thrill seekers. It’s also an inexpensive alternative with flights and hotels being fairly affordable, which will be good news for budget-savvy couples!


Innsbruck, Austria


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For couples wanting a ski or cool winter city honeymoon, Innsbruck is the perfect choice. One of Austria’s most iconic destinations, Innsbruck will make you fall in love with its brightly coloured buildings, neatly perched in front of snow-capped Alps. There are many ski resorts in close proximity such as Axamer Lizum making Innsbruck a great combination honeymoon for ski-loving couples.

Chamonix, French Alps


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Situated at the base of Mont-Blanc between Switzerland and Italy lies the French ski resort of Chamonix. A fabulous place to ski, it’s also a honeymoon destination with a difference. With breathtaking scenery, not only is it renowned for skiing, but it’s also home to a range of luxurious accommodation such as mountain chalets, as well as a host of spas and relaxation centres. Who wouldn’t want to unwind after a long day on the slopes, sit back and enjoy a drink in front of your very own log fire or chalet hot tub?




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One of the most luxurious destinations, for some serious relaxation, consider honeymooning in the Maldives. The secluded island sits on its very own island and boasts crystal clear lagoons, vibrant coral reefs and palm-fringed beaches. The average temperature in January is around 30°C, so you’ll definitely b in for some serious sunbathing!



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One of the top honeymoon destinations, Hawaii is a great place to go in January for couples seeking some well earned relaxation and chill time. With highs up to 26°C, it’s still warm enough without being too hot and accompanied by its sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets, Hawaii is perfect for a relaxing, faraway honeymoon.


Tuscany, Italy



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For those not fussed on warm temperatures, Tuscany in Italy is a fabulous place to honeymoon if the two of you are foodies! A perfect food destination, indulge in delicious Italian delicacy and tasty wine the region has on offer. Why not consider taking a food tour together to learn the basics?

San Francisco, USA



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San Francisco in California is another foodie paradise! Renowned for its seafood restaurants in areas such as Fisherman’s Wharf, the city has so much good food on offer. It’s also a pretty romantic and atmospheric location for a honeymoon, why not watch the sunset at beaches such as Ocean Beach or stroll hand in hand along Baker Beach with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance?

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