There’s something special about a honeymoon late in the year. Depending on where you go, you can enjoy an extra few weeks of summer while also celebrating your love. On the other hand, snuggling up during crisp, cool autumn weather can be just as romantic as lounging beachside at a tropical destination.
Regardless of whether you want to embrace the autumn weather or run from it, there’s something for everyone on our list of the 20 best honeymoon destinations for November.
The always-sunny Dominican Republic in the Caribbean is perfect for a warm-weather honeymoon in November. Enjoy beautiful beaches, watersports, spa services, swim-up bars, golf, gourmet meals, and more at one of the all-inclusive resorts that cater to couples.
For an ultra-romantic adventure, head off-site and follow the La Plaza hiking trails outside of Punta Cana. Here, you’ll find dozens of natural swimming holes surrounded by a lush tropical forest. You might even be lucky enough to have an entire pool to yourself.
Located on the Arabian peninsula, Oman’s dramatic scenery makes it an exotic and romantic destination for honeymooners. The Hajar Mountain ranges in the north are great for hiking and cave exploring, and there is outstanding diving off the coastline. Take a day trip to the magical desert oasis of Wadi Shab.
Oman is also the site of one of the oldest civilizations, reflected in the city’s beautiful ancient architecture. Wander around the streets of Muscat sampling delicious Arab food from simple stalls or duck into tiny hidden storefronts and find that perfect textile to bring home.
Barbados is a Caribbean paradise popular with honeymooners. By November, the island has emerged from the rainy season and the temperature has begun to rise.
Traveling in the shoulder season means you can expect a few light, short-lived showers here and there, but it’s worth it for lower prices and fewer visitors. Honeymooners will be spoiled for choice with the island’s many all-inclusive resorts lining its gorgeous white sand beaches.
With over a dozen theme parks, a honeymoon in Orlando, Florida promises to be lots of fun. At Universal Orlando Resort, you’re right in the center of it all, with Universal Islands of Adventures at your doorstep and Disney World just a 15-minute drive away.
Aside from helping you feel like a kid again, Orlando also has a fun nightlife and delicious food scene. Located in central Florida, Orlando tends to have mild weather in November, with highs up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
November is springtime in Australia so it’s a great destination for a November honeymoon. Most of the country experiences year-round sunshine, and there are plenty of destinations to choose from.
Melbourne and Sydney are both sophisticated cities known for their nightlife, cuisine, and nearby beaches. Bondi Beach and Manly Beach are just a short metro ride away from Sydney, and Torquey can be reached via train from Melbourne in about an hour.
Cairns’ proximity to the Great Barrier Reef makes it a must-do for divers. For wine-lovers, heading to South Australia gives you a chance to sample some of the country’s best wines.
New Zealand is a safe country with a low crime rate. Like Australia, seasons here are the opposite of North America, so if you take your honeymoon in November you’ll be there at the peak of spring.
Apart from delicious seafood and wine, the amazing scenery of New Zealand’s rugged countryside gives the islands an ultra-romantic atmosphere. This is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who love outdoor activities and adventure sports, as it’s the birthplace of bungee jumping.
Bora Bora is a South Pacific fantasy land made of powdery white-sand beaches and turquoise water, and its remoteness will make you and your partner feel like the last two people on Earth. November marks the start of French Polynesia’s wet season, but showers are usually brief and occur less frequently at the start of the month.
During this time, not only will the crowds be much thinner, but those picturesque overwater bungalows will be available at a much lower rate, allowing you to have that bucket list honeymoon experience for less..
Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands, a collection of 15 islands in the middle of the South Pacific. The surrounding shallow reef is perfect for gliding through crystal-clear warm waters on a paddleboard. Warm Pacific breezes coupled with vivid sunsets make Rarotonga one of the most romantic islands in the South Pacific and an exotic spot for a November honeymoon.
The Maldives lie southwest of India and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. This island nation is famous for its beauty and adrenaline-pumping watersports like fun tubing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding.
In November, you may be surprised by a brief daytime shower due to the lingering wet season, but for the most part, the days will be dry and sunny and average temperatures will be around 27 degrees Celsius.
The Mediterranean is a top honeymoon destination year-round; even in the fall, Greece still experiences plenty of warm days and lots of sunshine. Colder evenings tend to be felt further inland, so stick to the southern regions if you want to avoid the cool air altogether.
The island of Crete off the southern coast enjoys average daytime temps of around 20 degrees Celsius, perfect for walking around and taking in the sites.
Seychelles is a collection of small islands off the east coast of Africa. It’s home to rare animals, rainforests, and beautiful beaches, making it a dreamy honeymoon destination with something for everyone.
There are also plenty of fabulous resorts to stay at to make your honeymoon picture-perfect. November is a good time to honeymoon here for calmer water because the trade winds have died down.
Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea that, like nearby Curacao, sits outside of the hurricane belt, which can provide travelers with some peace of mind on their November honeymoon.
Aruba has everything a couple needs for a romantic getaway like beautiful beaches, countless international restaurants, luxurious spas, and all-inclusive resorts.
While Morocco in northwest Africa is stifling hot for most of the year, November brings cooler temperatures, making it much more comfortable. The capital city, Marrakech, has plenty of hotels set against beautiful, lush gardens.
In the local markets or souks, you’re sure to find a unique souvenir to take home. The hammam spas offer relaxing massages and a variety of skin cleansing and exfoliating treatments.
Argentina is a surprisingly romantic honeymoon destination for couples looking for a range of experiences. It also has a delightful food scene featuring outstanding, full-bodied red wines and deliciously simple slow-cooked meat dishes.
Located south of the equator, the country is in the full bloom of spring in November. Explore the southernmost region of Patagonia, known for its stunning biodiversity.
Mozambique lies on the coast of southeast Africa. It has the tropical climate and warm, clear water of a perfect November honeymoon destination with the bonus of sparsely populated beaches.
Head to the islands of the Quirimbas archipelago for vibrant coral reefs and active marine life. On land, you can visit a nature reserve to see zebras, hippos, and giraffes. Outside the picturesque towns, there are lavish island resorts to choose from.
Hawaii is the ultimate honeymoon destination year-round, but the off-peak season between September and December is the best time of year to visit the island of Kauai. Famous for its dramatic natural beauty, you can find everything from mountain ranges to canyons to the beautiful beaches you expect from Hawaii.
Kauai also tends to be quieter than the nearby island of Maui, making it better suited to newlyweds.
Adventure enthusiasts and beach lovers alike will love a November honeymoon package in South Africa. As it lies in the southern hemisphere, the hot and dry spring days of this month are the best time to enjoy the beaches of South Africa.
Peak travel season here is just starting to kick off, but you can still enjoy relatively smaller crowds early in the month.
The Canary Islands are an archipelago off the coast of Morocco. The volcanic isles are a territory of Spain and feature dreamy beaches and enough national parks and biosphere reserves to keep outdoorsy couples busy on their honeymoon.
November marks the end of fall and is considered the best time to visit. Proximity to Africa mixed with Spanish influence has led to the simple yet delicious cuisine the island is known for. Dishes mostly consist of perfectly grilled meat or local seafood, platters of tapas, soups, stews, and prepared seasonal vegetable dishes.
Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. It’s a charming and remote honeymoon destination known for its all-inclusive resorts, spas, and biodiversity.
Mauritius lies in the southern hemisphere; in November, the days are hot and relatively dry. Tourism is a significant industry in Mauritius, but crowds tend to be thinner at this time compared to the high season in July.
Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean located between North Africa and Sicily. Malta offers honeymooners a romantic and beautiful setting to explore, eat, shop, and enjoy the beaches. Fares are about 25% cheaper during winter, and you’ll still enjoy some fine weather.
At Honeymoon Always, we love it when couples find the honeymoon destination that’s perfect for them. Our partners have plenty of experience finding the perfect honeymoon destination for everyone, and they’re eager to help you find just the right November honeymoon package or all-inclusive resort.
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