Inspire me: May

Inspire me: May

We've got something for every couple planning a romantic escape this May, including honeymoon inspiration if you're planning ahead.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Luxurious lodges, magnificent wildlife, beautiful sunsets - and just the two of you: nowhere screams honeymoon quite like this most pristine chunk of southern Africa. Come May, temperatures cool a little (averaging a pleasant 25°C), and the heaviest rains have just swept through, leaving the skies dry, the vegetation vivid-emerald and the Okavango River in full flood, feeding the parched plains and attracting all manner of wildlife to the water's edge.


Sea breezes, warm days and green landscapes: spring is the best season to visit Morocco. In May, the centre and south are gloriously sunny, the Atlantic coast is heating up and the mountains are crisp, fresh and prime for hikes. Combine Marrakesh with trips to Berber villages in the nearby Atlas mountains.


Finally the harsh Canadian winter has melted away and most of the snow that had buried the Rocky Mountains since November has gone with it. Go now for active adventures: rivers are bursting with snow-melt, ideal for rafting thrills, while hiking trails open up again.

Check out more May honeymoon ideas in
our Honeymoon Calender

Planning ahead?

We've put together a 12-month guide to the world's best honeymoon destinations - find out where to go and where to avoid. So get organised early on with this look ahead at where's hot to honeymoon in the months ahead.

Where's good in 3 months time…

Try the paradise islands of Fiji or Bali (here are 9 romantic things to do while you're there...) or head to the wide and wild open spaces of Alaska

...Check out our honeymoon ideas in August

Where's good in 6 months time…

Explore exotic Indochina (here's your Quick-fix guide), the eternal spring-summer climate of the Canary Islands or the eastern promise of Oman

...More honeymoon destinations in November

Where's good in 9 months time…

Sail up the Nile (float away on one of these romantic boat trips) or head to Mexico for butterflies and to India for tiger tracking  

...More honeymoon destinations in February

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And don't forget...

You can also check out more places and experiences the experts rate with our honeymoon advice and peruse handpicked honeymoon trips in our Honeymoon Finder. Or if you want tailor-made honeymoon recommendations straight to your inbox, check out our Honeymoon Wizard tool - romantic expertise, just like magic.


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