As the season of change, autumn is the perfect season to celebrate your new life together. If you’re planning a honeymoon for fall, here’s our list of the 20 best honeymoon destinations in September to inspire you.
Miles-long stretches of white sand beaches with blue water, year-round warm weather, some of the world’s best diving spots, and fabulous all-inclusive resorts make Curacao a perfect September honeymoon destination.
Curacao Water Activities. Top Picks
- 🐠 Walk on the sea floor with thousands of colorful coral fish: Underwater Walking Tour (no swimming skills required)
- 🐢 Enjoy your time during the Swimming with sea turtles & Grote Knip Beach
- 🏝️ Discover the tiny island of Klein Curaçao on this Full Day Catamaran Trip to Klein Curacao With BBQ Lunch (you will also have an opportunity to snorkel)
- 🤿 Visit Shete Boca National Park on a 4×4 vehicle and snorkel at several locations on this Snorkel and Beach Adventure Tour
- 🌅 Admire the scenic views and enjoy a drink from the open bar: Happy Hour Sunset Sail
Additionally, September is the off-season in Curacao, so you can take advantage of smaller crowds and low rates. It also lies outside the hurricane zone, making it a safer choice for honeymooning in the Caribbean during hurricane season (which covers the entire fall).
Like Curacao, Aruba is rarely hit by hurricanes; most of them pass north of the island, making this another safe choice for a September honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Aruba resorts are at their quietest in September, so it’s a great honeymoon destination for couples looking for solitude. There’s plenty to do here, from exploring Dos Playa, one of the most beautiful spots in Arikok National Park, to taking a water taxi to see the famous Flamingo Beach.
Enjoy the sunset from Aruba’s crystal waters on this Aruba Sunset Sail Experience. Sip a cocktail, enjoy snacks, view the setting sun, watch the coastline and sights and simply enjoy the romantic atmosphere with your love!
A Bali honeymoon in September comes at the tail end of the high season, and the weather will be warm and sunny with lower humidity. Bali’s most popular beaches might still be a bit crowded, but honeymooners can take off to Gili Air or look for resorts on the less-crowded north end of the island.
Exotic September honeymoon activities here include swimming with turtles and visiting the island of Lombok to see giant Komodo dragons.
Plan your September honeymoon in Zanzibar and enjoy one of the island’s sunniest and driest months of the year. By now, the “kusi” wind has slowed to nothing more than a refreshing breeze, perfect for a day at the beach.
Located just off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar also makes the perfect end to a safari honeymoon in Africa if you want to combine a wilderness adventure with a relaxing beach trip.
Between September and November is considered the best time for a honeymoon in Mozambique. September is right in the middle of the dry season, and it’s much easier to spot animals on a honeymoon safari since they tend to gather around the few remaining water sources.
It’s also the best time to witness Southern Right and Humpback whales making their migration to colder waters via the Mozambique Channel.
Adventure-loving couples will thrive on a September honeymoon in South Africa. Stylish beachside resorts and fine dining combine with adrenaline-pumping activities like witnessing the annual whale migration during a scuba diving expedition and marveling at newborn wildlife while on a safari adventure.
For an ultra-romantic honeymoon destination in September, consider Tahiti. Arriving in September lets you avoid the peak crowds while still enjoying that world-famous South Pacific weather.
You might even find a good deal on an overwater bungalow as the island starts to enter low season. Adventure seekers will enjoy water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, and kitesurfing.
Located in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands offer a more economical choice than other tropical island honeymoon destinations.
Breathtaking Fiji is a dream honeymoon destination year-round, with amazing natural beauty and romantic overwater bungalows. It’s also one of the best honeymoon destinations in September, when the final few weeks of the dry season occur. This brings slightly cooler temperatures and lower humidity.
Swimming with manta rays in the calm September water is by far one of the most popular activities in Fiji. Scuba divers can’t miss the chance to dive at Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the world’s largest barrier reefs.
A sandy paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles offers everything you need for a perfect honeymoon in September. Lavish resorts, brilliant turquoise water as far as the eye can see, and coral reefs in almost every shade imaginable are just a few reasons to plan your September honeymoon in Seychelles.
While you’re there, be sure to visit Morne Seychellois National Park to try to spot rare indigenous flora and fauna like the Seychelles Scops-owl or the Seychelles Kestrel.
Along with Seychelles, Mauritius is one of Africa’s tropical gems. In September, Mauritius receives the lowest amount of rainfall, and the weather will be hot and sunny. Another reason Mauritius is a great September honeymoon destination is that whales can often be seen off the island’s west coast during their yearly migration at this time.
Apart from the coast’s immaculate beaches, the interior of the island is home to plenty of hiking trails in Black River Gorges National Park. There are several luxury all-inclusive resorts that offer generous honeymoon packages.
If a tropical beach isn’t what you’re looking for, there are plenty of beautiful spots in Europe that are excellent honeymoon destinations in September, including Italy. Italy honeymoons offer something for everyone: delicious food and wine, fascinating history, gorgeous architecture, plenty of shopping and, of course, the perfect romantic setting.
Italy in September is just warm enough for sightseeing and wandering through the streets looking for that perfect scoop of gelato. This time is also the shoulder season, so you’ll find fewer crowds and lower prices.
Spain is another European honeymoon destination in September that is ideal due to smaller crowds and mild weather. Major cities like Barcelona and Madrid will continue to see temperatures in the 70s, and idyllic coastal honeymoon destinations like the Canary Islands and Andalusia are still hot enough to enjoy some fantastic beach weather.
History, amazing seafood, and Spanish wines deliver a picture-perfect honeymoon in Spain.
If fall foliage is your ideal romantic backdrop, a September honeymoon in Canada is an absolute must. Cities like Montreal, Vancouver, and Victoria come alive with brilliant shades of orange, red and yellow in late September.
Moreover, quaint country B&Bs will offer the best of a fall harvest with squashes, apples and pears taking center stage in their signature dishes. Stock up on preserves and sweet maple syrup for delicious honeymoon souvenirs.
There’s always a chance of a surprise shower if you plan your honeymoon in the UK, but if you don’t mind a little rain, Ireland is a stunningly beautiful and fresh honeymoon destination in September. The lush, green countryside is perfect for photographers and hikers, and the locals couldn’t be friendlier.
Visit Belle Isle Estate to see endless fields of bluebells that bloom in September. Galway’s annual Oyster Festival is also held in September. To get away from the crowds, escape to Argyll Island to visit the Oban distillery and spend the night in a romantic castle hotel.
Australia is a fantastic destination for an extended September honeymoon because it is spring there, offering milder weather and fewer crowds than summer.
Australia’s East Coast is very road-trip friendly, with charming beach towns no more than a couple of hours apart, each with its own distinct feel. Stay for a day or two before moving on. Enjoy some of the world’s best seafood and most superb wines, go surfing, or take to the seas on a whale-watching tour.
Australia is a massive country with way too much to see in just one trip. Choose your favorite region and plan the ultimate adventure honeymoon in Australia.
New Zealand as a September honeymoon destination offers up less-than-ideal beach conditions but limitless opportunities to explore. Adrenaline-pumping adventure sports like bungee jumping put New Zealand on the map as a top adventurous honeymoon destination, so thrill-seeking couples will feel right at home here. There is also excellent skiing in New Zealand in September, but be sure to book early as the mountains tend to fill up.
Bungee Jumping Tours. Top Picks
- Hanmer Springs Bungy Jump, New Zealand (T-shirt and bungy jump certificate are included)
- Rotorua Bungy – Velocity Valley (Bungy Certificate is included; your jump will be filmed)
One of the most budget-friendly ways to see New Zealand is by renting a camper and taking an extended road trip, but if that’s not your style there are plenty of nice hotels as well as unique accommodations options available like luxury yurts, lodges, and treehouses. Seafood lovers shouldn’t miss the Whitianga Scallop Festival, taking place in September in the Coromandel Peninsula.
No matter the time of year, Hawaii is one of the best honeymoon destinations, but between the months of September and October, it’s even better. Accommodations are much less expensive, weather will be warm and pleasant, humidity is lower.
Many of the Hawaiian islands offer wonderful all-inclusive honeymoon packages for couples. You will pay less in September compared to the high season, which is between December and March.
There are also some fun festivals taking place on Hawaii’s islands in September including the Maui Festivals of Aloha, the Annual Waikiki Ho’olaule’a on Oahu, and the Kauai Mokihana Festival on Kauai.
Portugal is an excellent honeymoon destination in September. The weather will still be pleasant and warm enough for outdoor activities, but not as hot as some of the popular Caribbean honeymoon destinations.
Portugal is also home to delicious wines, and the grape harvest, vindima, happens in September. Harvest festivals, called Fiestas das Vindimias, are held early in the month in the town of Palmela. Be sure to plan enough time to spend a night or two experiencing this one-of-a-kind event.
Cyprus boasts beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, scenic vineyards, and delicious food infused with the flavors of Greece, Italy, and Turkey. There’s no shortage of things to do on your honeymoon in Cyprus, and the island nation also receives over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Cyprus is an ideal honeymoon destination in September, when the crowds are thinner and the hot days are relieved by cool evening breezes. Relax and unwind at a luxurious spa or head to the Turkish bath Buyuk Hamam in North Cyprus to receive centuries-old skin treatments and massage.
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Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.