February is the month for romance. As couples celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s an acknowledgment of their love. It can therefore be annoying that February can also be the chilliest and wettest month of the year.
But no worries. Many perfect February honeymoon destinations are warm, sunny, and on the beach. Time to snuggle up in the sand in some of the following favorite honeymoon locations, not all of which are by a beach, surprisingly.
The temperature during your February honeymoon in Jamaica ranges between the mid-70s to the mid-80s. The summer heat has not yet struck, and the weather is close to perfect.
For honeymooners who wish to begin married life being treated like royalty, the all-inclusive, adult-only Excellence Oyster Bay in Montego Bay may be the resort of choice. From private villas to elegant suites, accommodations are impeccable. Joining the Excellence Club ensures VIP treatment at all levels, from a private beach area, private lounge, private pool, and an exclusive upgraded restaurant. The resort offers its VIP guests daily fresh fruit and petit fours.
The special Honeymoon Package includes wine, flowers, aqua hydrotherapy, one romantic dinner, and a champagne breakfast. The entire package is free with a six-nights’ stay in the Excellence Club.
There is an abundance of things for honeymooners to enjoy in Jamaica.
One of the most romantic river tours is the bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae. This hour-and-a-half tour is designed for 2 people. It begins on land with a walk through “Miss Martha’s Herb Garden” before boarding the rafts. Let your captain navigate the river while taking in the sights of beautiful birds and local flora. There will be photo ops aplenty.
Visiting Negril checks all the romance boxes. Everything here is about relaxation and beauty. The seven-mile Negril beach is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world with the most stunning sunsets. The nights are filled with parties and reggae so bring a few fancy outfits for dancing until dawn.
Negril Beach is lined with all-inclusive resorts that take pride in pampering their guests. Candlelit dinner by the water, anyone? It’s a done deal. The weather during your February honeymoon is perfect for dining under the stars.
Honeymooners should also explore the very best the Jamaican rainforest has to offer.
February in the Yucatan is hot and dry with daily temperatures averages in the 80s. Even better, a February honeymoon beats the spring break onslaught of eager college students who will be swarming onto the beaches in March.
The ever-popular Merida Carnaval takes place in February, and couples can revel in dances, musical entertainment, delicious food, and a parade. Consider it your very own honeymoon celebration.
Cancun is one of the most-visited Yucatan destinations and its incredible beaches are ranked the number three destination in the world. The number one resort in this paradise is the all-inclusive, adult-only Le Blancs Spa Resort where rooms come with butler service, and where the spa is an indulgence for body and soul,
The resort sponsors tours to the Chichen Itza pyramids, one of the World’s New Seven Wonders, and fabulous Mayan legacies.
For honeymooners, the Riviera Maya should not be missed. The coastline spans 100 miles of Mayan civilization. The best nightlife and clean beaches can be found in Riviera Maya’s Playa Del Carmen region with its elite restaurants and shopping. The secluded Isla Cozumel can be reached by ferry by some fabulous diving and snorkeling.
Riviera Maya’s all-inclusive Grand Vela resort is luxury redefined as it lies surrounded by the juggle and the Caribbean. Accommodations offer terraces and plunge pools. There are five restaurants with great menus.
The resort offers its own excursions to Mayan ruins, the jungle, and ocean caves.
The tropical paradise known as Belize, with its February temperature hovering around 80 degrees, makes it an ideal alternative to other Caribbean destinations. It is remote, has incredible beaches, and is a hidden gem for an ecotourism adventure. And it is easily accessible from the West Coast.
A lot happens on this small island in addition to the beaches, prime snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Couples might try the Hamanasi Adventure Resort on the south coast for the best eco-adventure mixed with incredible luxury. The Hamanasi was named one of the Top 10 Hotels in the World in 2020. What an incentive to keep your marriage in the top ten, as well!
Mayan pyramids, a tropical rainforest, and an amazing Caribbean beachfront surround the resort.
When it comes to exploration, there are no limits here. The Hamanasi Adventure Center works with its guests to create their own adventure according to their interest. Let’s say they will work hard at making some newlywed fantasies come true.
The accommodations are another fantasy in the making. Guests can stay in a deluxe treehouse within the forest with a grand living room, local art, and a sofa that turns into a bed. And what is a treehouse without its own en suite bar, stocked mini-bar, twin shower heads, a king-sized bed, or a jacuzzi on the veranda. All this with a birds-eye view of the island. The birds may take requests for songs.
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To add some wildness to your honeymoon, the Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve is a Belize sanctuary and the only Jaguar Preserve anywhere. It is also the home for ocelots, tapirs, macaws, monkeys, and others. While wandering through the preserve, couples should take the time for a refreshing swim at the waterfall and swimming holes.
Some February honeymooners head straight for a sunny beach. Others embrace the cold as well as each other. At this time of year, the temperature in Antarctica hovers above freezing, and taking an Arctic cruise is a truly unique experience. The ships can stop at most landing sites during this period.
And the sights are amazing, spanning from penguins feeding their young, to whales, and seals, all of which can be seen up close during landing times, which is most days.
A honeymoon on the Antarctic cruise ship, the Hebridean Sky is like no other. Over 100 guests cruise in elegant comfort combined with flawless service. With a choice of eight cabin types, each is roomy and has a private balcony.
Outside of the cabins, guests will find an observation platform and deck for an awesome view. Inside, the lounge has computers and a movie library.
The cuisine is world class and is accompanied by wine. On warmer days, there may be an outdoor barbeque. Guests can recount the day’s adventures during Cocktail House with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. After a few cocktails, those killer whales begin to look somewhat friendly. For whatever the sights, there are guides to teach and inform. Select cruises may have overnight camps and kayak rides.
Bringing a camera on an Antarctic cruise is a must.
The Western hemisphere can get a bit grey in February. The holidays are over and flowers have not yet begun to bloom. Still, it is a great time for an adult getaway to a warm destination such as Singapore. February here is in the mid-80s, with evenings a very comfortable mid-70s, with February being Singapore’s dry season.
When honeymooning in Singapore, couples can celebrate the start of their new lives together along with the two-week-long Chinese New Year Two festivities in one. While some of the smaller stores may close for the celebration, all major malls and attractions will be alive with excitement. The highlight of the Chinese New Year in Singapore is the Chingay parade, so find a good spot early.
The adults-only Outpost Hotel welcomes its guest to stunningly modern black and white rooms with spectacular views. They can enjoy a huge variety of restaurants and bars before retreating to the Oasia Spa with its own soothing tea room and relaxing massages.
The many amenities at the Outpost include the city’s only rooftop pool, and the gym builds mental and physical strength with its yoga sessions.
The Outpost is very couples’ oriented and offers outdoor partner yoga, dance classes, lessons in cocktail preparation, and – if you are brave enough – tandem bungee jumping.
The resort is one of Singapore’s favorite wedding destinations, and their wedding planning and amenities are without a doubt one of the grandest in the city. This is the way to bundle up your wedding and honeymoon in style.
Couples can immerse themselves in the Gardens by the Bay with its Flower Dome and Supertree Observatory and 250 acres of gardens, art, and sculptures.
For a stunning aerial view of the entire city, the Singapore Cable Car links Mount Faber, HarbourFront and Sentosa Island for an unforgettable experience while riding suspended over Singapore.
For a fun date night, the Zouk Club offers innovative music and the best DJs. It is Singapore’s largest club, able to accommodate 1,500 guests, and visitors enter by passing through a dramatic tunnel. One Dance, which happens every Friday and Saturday evening, has everyone dancing together, strangers and lovers. Simply move your feet and enjoy.
Venice does have a winter that is around 50 degrees, although it never snows. The city is actually a compilation of 118 islands that are connected by 400 bridges and was always a rich city, filled with opulent art, rich architecture, and lush food. Twenty million people savor the grandeur of Venice every year.
A favorite – almost frenzy – celebration is Venice’s Carnaval which takes place two weeks in January and the first two weeks in February. This is the biggest annual event, and people come from around the world to celebrate. All of Venice turns into a colorful spectacle of costumes and masks with recreations of historical events. The first Carnaval was celebrated in 1162 and has lasted and improved for centuries as pleasure-seeking wealthy participants looked for hidden trysts by wearing anonymous masks. The debauchery is gone, but the fun continues to explode. The masked celebration is very classless, as the candlestick maker may be dancing with a duchess. Everyone shows up. Everyone.
The splendor of St. Mark’s Basilica is best experienced on a guided tour. It was created as a visual tribute to Venice, and, with its five huge domes, 4,000 square feet of mosaic, and 500 columns, has succeeded. The structure beside the basilica is the Doge’s Palace, a building equally magnificent.
Venice is a city of water, and its gondola rides are world-famous and the height of romance. It is a wonderful way to see the city, and there are several ways to hire a gondola.
The standard ride takes guests through the city’s classic sights. The Venice Pass ride specifically includes St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace with lectures and commentary. An add-on to this ride are tickets to both facilities.
A half-hour private and super-romantic gondola ride down the Grand Canal cruises by the Gritta Palace, La Fenice Opera House, and other landmarks. This is the ultimate romantic gesture.
The February temperature in Seville is mild, the city is relatively uncrowded, and accommodations are inexpensive. This beautiful two-thousand-year-old city is designed for romantic proposals and perfect honeymoons. Te amo, as they have been saying here for millennia. I love you.
The luxury Hotel Alfonso XIII was ordered by the King of Spain in the early 20th century to accommodate and impress his important dignitaries. It is a Seville landmark with a distinctive Moorish exterior and elegant interior which includes restaurants, a courtyard and gardens.
The 22 suites and 126 rooms are sumptuous and upscale enough for the most hard-to-please royal friend. Some of the suites contain stunning antiques.
The ballrooms, with their majestic chandeliers, are the perfect wedding venue. Certified wedding planners are available to execute every detail of a wedding. The ultra-romantic Victoria Eugenia Suites is recommended for the honeymoon.
Seville revels in romantic activities. Couples can take a horse and carriage ride at the Plaza De Espana. This is a chance for some of the best and most memorable honeymoon photos.
Spain is all about flamenco music. For a genuine show that avoids tourism, visit the Casa De La Guitarra. It is small and very personal, with a chance to get close to the dancers on stage as the music pulses through your blood. Call it honeymoon music.
Venice has its gondola rides; Seville has cozy two-hour tours down the Guadalquivir River in a private yacht. Sit back and relax and join up to four other people in a living room with an Italian bar, a terrace with sofas, and enjoy the sights while dining on a six-course meal with drinks.
Awaken all your senses at the Aire Water Baths. This is where to rejuvenate body and soul. Spend time in the candle-lit healing thermal waters, whirlpool, sauna, and finish with a massage. The thermal circuit room is entirely private and comes with champagne and chocolates.
Marrakech is very comfortable in February, with daytime temperatures hovering in the 70s and slipping to the 50s in the evening. Wonderful weather for exploring the fourth largest city in Morocco with its genuine medieval vibes. The city is so impressive, famed designer Yves Saint Laurent purchased a home here.
For a romantic getaway, the palatial Mamounia meets all expectations with a blend of oriental and modern. Guests revel in the luxurious suites and rooms, many dining options, and the rooftop pool. The spa offers treatments, couples’ massages, jacuzzi, swimming pools, and saunas. Or simply chill in the relaxation area.
At the Mamounia, guests have the option of a private movie theater, a game room, and a stroll through the spellbinding gardens.
Marrakech is known for its fabulous souks (open air markets) that sell one-of-a-kind merchandise of every kind and souvenirs. The scent of all the spices is intoxicating. The souks carry everything, and much of the wares may be perfect for establishing a new home.
While in Marrakesh, enjoy a desert day tour and a camel ride before the summer heat has its grip on the landscape. Ride through the Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains and explore delightful villages, their food, and their culture while moving through the Kik Plateau on a camel. The end of the tour in the Agafay Desert will provide incredible photo ops.
For honeymooning foodies, the Moroccan Culinary Arts Museum is not to be missed. Once an 18th century palace, it is now all about the pleasures of food. On the first floor, guests can enjoy fantastic Moroccan dining as well as a bar on the terrace.
Moving up to the second floor, a cooking school provides lessons in Moroccan cuisine and its secrets spices. A boutique has all the kitchen equipment necessary for a new household.
The Australian summer comes to an end in February, so it is a great time to avoid the heat and crowds. Temperatures range between the high 70s and md-80s, although it can rain. Sydney offers beaches, camping, museums, and great sights.
With a view of the Sydney Opera House and the harbor, the Park Hyatt Sydney radiates romance. The rooms and suites are large with a view of the harbor. Guests have several dining options, including the rooftop. It is also a distinctive site for a wedding. A wedding planner can arrange the perfect day, and the hotels offers several memorable wedding packages.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The best way to experience it is by taking one of their marvelous tours: a historical tour of the venue or a secret house tour highlighting some of the backstage areas. Restaurants and bars welcome visitors to relax and enjoy the ambience.
The Royal Botanical Gardens is Australia’s oldest botanical garden and home to thousands of different plants. It offers daily guided tours as well as behind the scenes glasshouse tours.
Honeymooners should visit Sydney’s Blue Bar with its iconic cocktails, dazzling views of the city, and classes in making the perfect cocktail. High tea is served each day in the Harbour Lounge.
A two-hour Sunset Dinner Cruise is one of the most romantic ways to see Sydney. Enjoy a three-course dinner while cruising the harbor, the Opera House and other beautiful sights. Weekend cruises have live entertainment.
Honeymooners can enjoy the glitz of Las Vegas in February before the city is hit with its cruel summer heat. The temperature reached the upper 60s and rarely hits lower than the 50s. Perfect weather to explore as the sun shines almost every day.
The Bellagio Resort seamlessly blends elegance and luxury with views of the Vegas valley or the ever-popular Dancing Fountain outside of the hotel. The dining is unsurpassed, the 4,000 suites and rooms the height of comfort, and the casino never closes. And the movie “Ocean’s Eleven” was filmed here. Exciting entertainment is provided by the Cirque du Soleil.
For some true liveliness, nothing beats the Fremont Street Experience with its nightly light shows, ziplining, and a street party without end.
While in Vegas, a day trip to the Grand Canyon is a must. Take a round-trip VIP bus passed Hoover Dam and the mythical Joshua Tree Forest. Enjoy lunch at the Grand Canyon before returning. A number of Grand Canyon excursions are optional.
This is Vegas, not Venice, but honeymooners can still enjoy an authentic gondola ride at the Venetian Hotel. Float along the Grand Canal while being serenaded by a gondolier. Snuggle and experience the essence of romance. Las Vegas Magazine calls it, “Still one of the most popular attractions in Las Vegas after more than 20 years.”
February is the shortest month, and it can be the drabbest one, as well. But only if you let it be. Fortunately, February is not lacking in exciting places around the world which are honeymoon-ready. As a rule, traveling in February is cheaper than most other months, and this allows newlyweds to do more and see more as they prepare for married life.