September 1, 2015
In the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles will be enjoying 30°C temperatures, 8 hours of sunshine, low rainfall, calm seas and good underwater visibility. These islands are incredibly well geared up for honeymooners with romantic packages and a sophisticated setup for weddings too if you want to tie the knot there. For barefoot luxury in the Seychelles, try Denis Private Island. On a budget, look at Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites on Praslin Island, or L’Habitation on Cerf Island.
In the Maldives you can expect 32°C temperatures and 9 hours of sunshine, though humidity will be high. You can get some good deals if you go all-inclusive. One of the most popular destinations for honeymooners is the four-star Kuredu Island Resort where 6 nights all-inclusive cost from £1,259 per person including flights. It has 3km of white sand beaches, two pools, four restaurants, fabulous diving and snorkelling and a range of beautiful villas and bungalows.
If you want all-out luxury, check out NIYAMA Maldives which has 87 studios and pavilions – most with a private pool – dotted across two gorgeous islands, plus an underwater nightclub and a chance to spend a night at sea with a butler and private chef in a traditional sail boat.
In South Africa it’s the end of the hot season: after doing Cape Town (22°C temperatures, 7 hours of sunshine), the wine route and a safari you could arrange a nice relaxing break on an Indian Ocean beach.
In Namibia it’s the start of the dry season with temperatures of around 25ºC with 9 hours of sunshine. You’ll be awe-struck by the wild desolate beauty of this country, where you can take a hot air balloon ride over vast swathes of desert, visit the Skeleton Coast, track the endangered Black Rhino, climb the world’s tallest sand dunes and gaze up at velvety night skies. Stay at intimate lodges and tented camps, such as the Wolwedans Dune Camp and Ongava Tented Camp.
April is a great month to visit Botswana where the skies are clear, the countryside is lush and temperatures are just right (28°C temperatures, 8 hours of sunshine). The camps of the Okavango Delta are among the most romantic in Africa – Pom Pom Camp and Selinda Camp. For the ultimate in luxury take a look at Zarafa Camp.
Madagascar – one of the hottest honeymoon destinations right now – is ideal in April with 25°C temperatures and 7 hours of sunshine. The rainy season has just ended and the forests will be sparkling, and the beaches pearly white.Share