Looking to escape the rain, snow, and sleet of early spring? Whether you’re looking to lounge poolside, take a nature walk beneath a canopy of trees, or wander through a charming town in Europe, we’ve got you covered with our roundup of the 20 best honeymoon destinations in March.
The Bahamas is a great choice for a honeymoon in March. Temperatures hover around a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius and the islands experience very little rainfall. In fact, March is the driest month of the year.
White sandy beaches surrounded by dazzling shades of blue and turquoise draw couples back to the Bahamas. Tahiti Beach and Guana Cay Beach are especially romantic. Go on a scuba diving or snorkeling excursion or take a day trip to smaller surrounding islands like Big Major Cay in the Exumas to splash around with swimming pigs.
Crowds thin out as the peak season draws to a close in March, so it’s a perfect time for a honeymoon in St. Lucia. The weather is still superb, with very little rain and average daily temperatures ranging between 20-30 degrees C.
Humpback, sperm, and pilot whales migrate to the warm Caribbean waters between December and March to mate, making whale watching a must-do if you’re planning to honeymoon in March. Nature lovers will love trekking into the rainforest to the dramatic 15-meter-high Toraille waterfall, or climbing Gros Piton, the largest of the two dormant volcanic plugs on the southwest coast.
Jamaica’s unique culture sets it apart from other islands in the Caribbean. Listen to live reggae music while eating delicious meals with signature jerk spice. Lounge on beautiful Seven-Mile Beach in Negril or head to nearby Montego Bay for plenty of activities and picturesque golf courses. For a bit of adventure, check out the Blue Hole in Ocho Rios.
Barbados is an ideal honeymoon destination in March since it’s just before the island enters the rainy season. Temperatures will hover at around 30 degrees Celsius and there will be little rainfall.
There are over 80 beaches in Barbados and luxury resorts spread out along the coasts. The west coast beaches are quieter and have calmer waters, while the east side is more rugged. Carlisle Bay is a good mix of the two, with quiet waters to wade into and a livelier section for watersports.
With 365 beaches to choose from here, you just might be tempted to stay all year. There are plenty of other ways to spend your honeymoon in Antigua, from hiking to spa days to amazing restaurants. One of the most popular honeymoon activities in Antigua is undoubtedly snorkeling with stingrays at Stingray City.
Anguilla has time and again been named the best island in the Caribbean. Couples honeymooning in March will be just in time for the Moonsplash Festival, the biggest reggae event on the island and one of the world’s best beach parties.
Grenada is much less touristy than other famous Caribbean islands so honeymooners can enjoy some peace, tranquility, and privacy in addition to the fabulous amenities at the luxurious resort of your choice. There are plenty to choose from!
There’s also lots to do in this lush paradise, plus excellent local cuisine that reflects the island’s thriving spice trade.
Turks and Caicos
The end of peak season in March is an ideal time to visit Turks and Caicos. Prices are lower but there is good weather and little rain. There are fewer all-inclusive resorts to choose from than in other Caribbean locations, but the vibe here is chill and laid-back, perfectly epitomizing island life.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sailing enthusiasts will love St. Vincent and the surrounding chain of smaller islands known as the Grenadines. The weather is driest between February and April, averaging only 12 days of rain. There are few roads on the island, so your time will most likely be spent beachside or island hopping.
Despite the warm temperatures and lack of rain, March is one of Puerto Rico’s quietest months in terms of tourism.
History buffs will love the neighborhoods of Old San Juan and nature lovers will have their pick of trails in El Yunque National Forest. Spend the day lounging around Flamenco Beach, then enjoy a romantic moonlit swim in the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.
March brings with it great surfing thanks to huge swells coming from the north and south. The Galapagos is certainly a unique honeymoon destination, and exploring this piece of paradise gives you the chance to see wildlife you won’t likely see anywhere else.
Thailand is an inexpensive choice where you can also enjoy some pampering. Go island hopping and scuba diving in the south or walk with elephants in between temple visits in the north. For an ultra-romantic honeymoon, skip the party islands and head to Koh Lanta.
After the winter holidays, visitors can enjoy a somewhat quieter Mexico in March before the spring break crowd shows up. Both coasts have plenty of beautiful beaches, with Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen being the most popular in the east and Cabo San Lucas to the west.
Nowadays, more and more honeymooners are flocking to secret resorts in the sleepy beach towns along the southern coast of Oaxaca.
The Maldives exemplifies romance. It’s one of the most popular destinations for luxury-seeking honeymooners. In early spring, temperatures are comfortable at 25-30 degrees and there is no rain. The 132 resort islands also tend to be quieter in March compared to the winter months.
If you manage to pull yourself away from your villa, snorkel through the reef or try your hand at several other water sports like fun tubing and water flying. There are also plenty of spas with a wide range of treatments. Cap off your day by watching the sun sink into the Indian Ocean.
The Philippines experiences its hot-dry season between March and May, when temperatures average 28°C. Tourists flock to the beaches, but the country has more than 1000 islands to choose from and there are plenty of romantic options for a honeymoon in the Philippines.
A blend of Spanish, Asian, and Western influences comes together in a cuisine that is distinctly Filipino. Adobo, prepared slightly differently everywhere you try it, is unquestionably the most popular dish in the country.
Adventure honeymoons are increasing in popularity and African safaris are a great way to inject some excitement without sacrificing romance or relaxation. Springtime in Botswana signals the end of the wet season, so the landscape is lush and green. March is also the low season for tourism, so you might be able to snag some incredible deals.
Hawaii had to be on our list of the best honeymoon destinations in March. This time of year, visitors will enjoy sunny days and cool, comfortable nights. Sudden and short-lived rain showers are not uncommon in March, but they mostly occur in the evenings.
Hawaii honeymoon resort prices tend to soar around Easter as the spring break crowd rolls in, but if you plan your trip outside of those dates, prices are quite a bit lower compared to the peak season in January and February
Seaside resorts, romantic cities, and rustic countryside make Italy a great choice for a spring honeymoon in March. With Italy’s easy accessibility, you and your partner can plan an itinerary with a variety of romantic stops. Popular honeymoon destinations in Italy include Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Lake Como, and the Amalfi Coast.
Cobblestone streets, delicious wine, castles, and miles of coastline make Portugal a romantic springtime honeymoon destination. While the Atlantic Ocean might not be as warm as in the summer months, daytime temperatures reach a toasty 30 degrees C. Portugal is an exciting and affordable honeymoon option for couples who prefer to spend their time out and about instead of beachside.
Enjoy your honeymoon in Ireland amongst emerald-green hills and friendly locals ready to welcome you with open arms. While the temperatures in Ireland tend to be milder and windier, the country experiences more sunshine between March and May. Dramatic views of the rugged coastlines and crumbling castles add to the romance as you explore the countryside.
Whether you’re after a tropical beach destination or a quaint European town, we can help you plan the ultimate romantic honeymoon in March. We’re the experts when it comes to finding the perfect honeymoon destination for every traveler and can help you score exclusive honeymoon packages and all-inclusive resort stays through our partnerships. Get in touch to start planning your perfect honeymoon today.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
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.