Surin Beach, Phuket January honeymoon? Try Surin Beach, Phuket – Image courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Where to Honeymoon in January

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in January but not sure where to go? If so, look no further – our warm weather guide brings you the world's most pleasant places to honeymoon in January.

Warm and sunny in January

Find the best honeymoon destination to visit in January when the skies are mainly clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

Temperatures given reflect the average high temperature that you can expect at each destination. For more detailed information about each destination just click on the respective hyperlink.

Asia

January is one of the best months to visit the Maldives, Thailand, the west coast of Malaysia, southern Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka, which are all sunny and mainly dry. (Note: Avoid Bali, where it is the rainy season.)

Maldives thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Phuket, Thailand thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Krabi, Thailand thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Khao Lak, Thailand thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Hua Hin, Thailand thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 1 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Ko Samui, Thailand thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Pattaya, Thailand thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 2 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Langkawi, Malaysia thermometer 33°C (91°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 2 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Penang, Malaysia thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Goa, India thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 0 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Bentota, Sri Lanka thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Nha Trang, Vietnam thermometer 26°C (78°F) sun graphic 6 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)
Hoi An, Vietnam thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 24°C (75°F)

Africa

For a perfect honeymoon in January, head to the spice island of Zanzibar in Tanzania, the beaches around Mombasa, Kenya or Cape Town, South Africa. (Note: Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the rainy season.)

Mombasa, Kenya thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 8 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Cape Town, RSA thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 18°C (64°F)
Zanzibar, Tanzania thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 29°C (84°F)

Australia

The southern regions of Australia, including Perth, Byron Bay and Sydney, receive warm and occasional hot weather in January.

Perth, WA thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 22°C (72°F)
Sydney, NSW thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 11 Days swimming icon 24°C (75°F)
Byron Bay, NSW thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 13 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)

Caribbean

The Caribbean is a great place to go in January as it enjoys near perfect weather conditions with clear sunny skies interspersed by the occasional brief rain shower. Some of the best islands to visit include Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica and both the US and British Virgin Islands.

Aruba thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 8 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)
Bahamas thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)
Barbados thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 13 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
British Virgin Islands thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 13 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)
Dominican Republic thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Cayman Islands thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Jamaica thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 8 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Turks and Caicos thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 3 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)

North America

Miami, USA and the Mexican beach resorts of Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta offer perfect weather conditions for a honeymoon in January. (Note: While Hawaii is considered a year round destination, January brings heavy and regular rainfall.)

Miami, USA thermometer 24°C (75°F) sun graphic 6 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 24°C (75°F)
Cabo San Lucas, Mex thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 1 Day swimming icon 23°C (73°F)
Cancun, Mexico thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)
Puerto Vallarta, Mex thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 2 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)

Middle East

Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates offer pleasant weather in January.

Abu Dhabi, UAE thermometer 22°C (72°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 4 Days swimming icon 22°C (72°F)
Dubai, UAE thermometer 22°C (72°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 23°C (73°F)

South Pacific

Much of the South Pacific is hot and wet in January. In New Zealand, warm summer season brings increasingly long sunny days to much of the country.

Auckland, NZ thermometer 24°C (75°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 12 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)

Places to avoid in January…


Africa

Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the hot, rainy season.

Australia

The northern regions of Australia, including the Top End, Western Australia (except Perth) and northern Queensland, receive hot, wet weather with frequent heavy rain showers and occasional storms during summer from October through March.

Europe

Europe is generally, cold and wet; only the south coast of Spain and Portugal have reasonable periods of sunshine. However, this is a good time to visit if you plan on skiing the snow-covered slopes of France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Spain.

South Pacific

This is the hot, wet season in the South Pacific, when you can expect torrential rain showers interspersed by periods of intense sunshine and the possibility of tropical cyclones (hurricanes); the exception is New Zealand.


Where & When to Go – Monthly Weather Guide

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Note: This weather guide is produced from meteorological data sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in addition to data sourced from the meteorology departments of the respective countries.


Latest update: Where to go in January | Best time to visit: 18 November, 2018


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