Concluding our series taking a look at the best places to go on honeymoon month-by-month, Buy Our Honeymoon guide us through their suggestions for May, including some of the best ideas for gifts to add to your honeymoon fund.
We have travelled the world over the last twelve months, covering six continents.
Sorry Antarctica — people do honeymoon with you, but every month is cold!
We end with the month of May: it’s a wonderful month in Europe and you don’t have to go far to enjoy lovely weather.
We’re at the start of holiday season but it’s not that crowded yet so we can recommend you go anywhere that takes your fancy.
New York City
A trip to NYC is a must any time of year — it’s the city that never sleeps! But winters can be very cold and summers can be suffocatingly hot.
May is a wonderful time to honeymoon in the Big Apple: it is sunny and warm but comfortable enough to see all the sites.
New York ties with Paris as the iconic city of romance. Although it hides its charms under a brash exterior, it is chocolate box romance at its centre.
Take a ride to the top of the Empire State building and recreate An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle; share a horse and carriage ride through Central Park; take afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel.
The best way to see New York is to leave it: take a romantic dinner cruise around Manhattan, or take a helicopter ride and see it from the air — do both at night if possible, when the twinkling lights make you feel like you’re on a movie set.
Many people have a twin centre honeymoon and we think the most fun would be to combine the big city it with a trip to Niagara Falls: a classic honeymoon destination for Americans, and some of the most famous waterfalls in the world.
It’s the Canadian side with its Horseshoe Falls that has the biggest falls and a boat ride is a great way to see it up close.
A trip on the iconic Maid of the Mist would make a truly fantastic honeymoon gift.
Although South America is moving from Autumn to Winter, May is a fantastic time to visit Peru because it is dry — summertime in Peru sees a lot of heavy rain.
Peru is a perfect combination of nature, adventure and culture. If you want luxury hotels and fine dining you will be in luck, and if you want to trek through the jungle and visit ancient sites you are well served too.
A visit to Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and a fascinating destination.
Travel to Cusco and explore the ancient Inca sites before journeying towards the iconic citadel of Machu Picchu.
Travelling there on the Hiram Bingham train is the height of decadent luxury as you dine and dance your way through the Sacred Valley: a perfect honeymoon experience.
If you are feeling adventurous, then a trip into the Amazon is a must. It is your honeymoon and there are some stunning luxury private eco-villas to stay at.
Spend your days exploring the stunning beauty of the rainforest and then return to full spa treatments and total luxury to ensure you are feeling properly pampered too.
A wonderful honeymoon gift would be canopy climbing: an opportunity to see the jungle in a whole new way.
If you’d prefer a short-haul honeymoon, then most of Europe is absolutely wonderful in May.
However, if you are looking for something very special then consider a trip to Croatia.
Croatia is no longer a well-kept secret and if you go in the height of summer it can be crowded beyond belief — but a May honeymoon will allow you to enjoy its full beauty and charm.
The UNESCO city of Dubrovnic is truly stunning and romantic. Wander the alleyways of the Old Town to soak in the sights and sounds of this medieval city.
Srđ hill is one of the best places to take in the breathtaking view of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous surrounding islands.
The best way to get there is by cable car, and a wonderful way to see the city is to sea kayak to the island of Lakrum.
Take a ferry to the island of Hvar, known as one of the most beautiful in the world.
This is now an extremely popular place for celebrities and the rich — so if you love luxury yachts, five star resorts, and the paparazzi at nightclubs, you’ll have a whale of a time.
But there is still the old magic of Croatia to be found if you want to look for it.
Visit Stari Grad: it’s quieter and more relaxing. It’s Croatia’s oldest town, settled in 384BC. There are deserted towns, Neolithic caves and naturalist beaches to explore.
A wonderful honeymoon gift would be to rent a moped to fully explore its beauty.
Destinations to avoid in May
India and Sri Lanka enter their monsoon season — very hot and humid — and Zanzibar is still in the middle of its rainy season.
Buy Our Honeymoon’s service means you get funds for your honeymoon, while your guests get to choose a gift that’s meaningful.
It is designed to bring these two worlds together in a way that makes everyone happy.
You get the valuable help towards your honeymoon expenses, your guests get to choose a gift that can mean something to them.
What’s truly brilliant is that a honeymoon gift list can work better than a traditional registry.
The Honeymoon fund is engaging, personal, and fun, and its so much easier for your guests to emotionally invest in a gift of gelato in Rome than another set of matching dessert spoons for your drawer.
It’s independent, uniquely flexible, and easy to set up. You can use the service with any travel agent, and for any destination.
To find out more about Buy Our Honeymoon
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