June is a popular month for weddings and, of course, honeymoons. The month of June is a great time to take a vacation because it isn’t high season quite yet for most vacation destinations. If you've just tied the knot, or are planning your honeymoon right now ahead of your wedding, you should be aware that the best places to honeymoon in June are in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, as June is still officially low season and well before hurricane season in the Caribbean. Take advantage of these lower prices to have the honeymoon of your dreams!
9 Best Places To Go On Your Honeymoon In June
1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Spend your honeymoon in this resort town in the Dominican Republic known for its all-inclusive packages and romantic beaches. Newlyweds can enjoy laying out at Bavaro Beach, Isla Saona, Macao Beach, and Hoyo Azul. There are over 40,000 hotel rooms in Punta Cuna and a variety of adult-only resorts which provide the perfect setting for newlyweds. Punta Cana’s weather in June averages 82F and nine hours of sunshine per day.
2. St. Lucia
St. Lucia is known for its luxurious resorts that are perfect for newlyweds. Couples can spend their time laying out on the pristine beaches together or visiting local highlights such as Anse Mamin (beautiful, curved cove with golden sand edges), Anse La Raye (exotic fishing village), or Anse Chastanet (curving beach protected by high cliffs). For the adventure newlyweds, try the exotic rainforest adventures through Babonneau Park. St. Lucia’s weather in June averages 83F and nine hours of sunshine per day.
Newlyweds can enjoy the relaxing island lifestyle in a place that is particularly known for its great nightlife and cuisine. Honeymooners can party the night away at the popular Atlantic resort, Paradise Island, or lounge on Eleuthera’s pink sand beaches. Other highlights of the Bahamas include the Arawak Cay (a neighborhood known for reggae dancing and authentic cuisine), Lucayan National Park (a 40-acre park spilling out to Gold Rock Beach), and Garden of the Groves (a 12-acre botanical garden). Bahama’s weather in June averages 88F and about nine hours of sunshine per day.
Mark Twain once said, “you go to heaven, I’d rather stay here in Bermuda” and with good reason. Newlyweds can enjoy sun and relaxation and the popular sightings of high-profile celebrities like Michael Douglas. Newlyweds will find resorts used exclusively for romantic getaways characterized by four poster beds and candlelight dining. The popular beaches to visit include Elbow Beach and the Southampton Parish. Bermuda’s weather in June averages 78F and nine hours of sunshine per day.
5. Rome, Italy
For the urban couple that wants to spend their honeymoon exploring a cosmopolitan, deeply historic city, Rome is a great option. Few cities can rival Rome’s artistic heritage and couples can visit countless statues and monuments around the city sculpted by the likes of Michelangelo, Carvaggio, and Bernini. Some of the more beautiful highlights of Rome include the Pantheon, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona. Rome’s temperature in June average 81F.
6. Florence, Italy
For another beautiful Italian city rich in art history, newlyweds can visit Florence. The birthplace of the Renaissance never fails to disappoint as its rich history and unique architecture make it a romantic city for those that enjoy walking. Highlights of Florence include the Uffizi, Il Duomo, Basilica di Santa Croce, and Piazzale Michelangelo. Florence’s temperature in June average 81F.
7. Santorini, Greece
Resting in the middle of the Aegean, Santorini provides a romantic backdrop for newlyweds. Its main island, Thira will mesmerize couples with its showcase of white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops and down the hills. Other highlights of Santorini include the Archaeological Museum, Koukoumavlos, and the Wine Museum. Santorini temperatures in June average 81F.
8. Cote d’Azur, France
The south of France inspired great artists like Picasso, Renoir, and Chagali due to its majestic beauty. Newlyweds can bike the hills of Cote d’Azur, lay out on the beaches, or eat excellent cuisine in this region of France. Couples can visit the luxurious and sexy seaside towns of Monaco and Marseille for a romantic getaway. June temperatures in the South of France average 70F and 10 hours of sunshine per day.
9. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Couples can visit the Amalfi Coast and explore the beautiful landscape of the Mediterranean. The Amalfi coast is a beautiful collection of towns such as Positano, Amalfi, and Sorrento. The top highlights of the Amalfi Coast apart from visit the different towns include the Amalfi Marine, Musseo Correale, Villa Cimbrone, and Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890 (which has two Michelin stars!)
This article was written by Walter Godinez.