Honeymoon couple on Long Island, Seychelles May honeymoon? Try the Seychelles - Image courtesy of North Island Resort

Where to Honeymoon in May

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in May 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 May.

Warm and sunny in May

Find the best honeymoon destination to visit in May 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

With the onset of the hot, wet season only certain places in Asia are now comfortable: Bali in Indonesia, Tioman in Malaysia, Goa in India and Nga Trang in Vietnam – are all good places to visit in May.

Bali, Indonesia thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 29°C (84°F)
Tioman, Malaysia thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 15 Days swimming icon 30°C (86°F)
Goa, India thermometer 33°C (91°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 4 Days swimming icon 30°C (86°F)
Nha Trang, Vietnam thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 6 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 29°C (84°F)

Africa

For a perfect honeymoon in May, head to Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt and the beaches of Mauritius and the Seychelles (despite occasional rain showers).

Sharm el-Sheik thermometer 34°C (93°F) sun graphic 13 Hours rain cloud 1 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)
Mauritius thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)
Seychelles thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 15 Days swimming icon 29°C (84°F)

Australia

This is one of the best months to visit the Red Centre, the Top End and northern Queensland, including Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.

You can expect beautiful sunny weather interspersed with occasional rain showers. The southern regions, including the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Sydney are also warm and sunny, with occasional rain showers.

Whitsundays, QLD thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 13 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)
Port Douglas, QLD thermometer 27°C (80°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)

Caribbean

The Caribbean enjoys near perfect weather conditions during the early part of May. However, with the exception of Aruba, the latter half of the month sees increasing rainfall prior to the onset of the wet season in June.

Aruba thermometer 31°C (87°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 3 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Bahamas thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)
Barbados thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Dominican Republic thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Cayman Islands thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Turks and Caicos thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 2 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)

Europe

Sunny weather returns to Europe, especially in those countries bordering the Mediterranean. Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Turkey offer favourable weather without the crowds of summer. The warmest region is found in the eastern Mediterranean.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 13 Hours rain cloud 3 Days swimming icon 21°C (70°F)
Rhodes, Greece thermometer 24°C (75°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 4 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)
Antalya, Turkey thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 12 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)
Bodrum, Turkey thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)
Oludeniz, Turkey thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 12 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)
Marmaris, Turkey thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 12 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)
Side, Turkey thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 13 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 20°C (68°F)

North America

In the United States, Hawaii offers good weather while Miami experiences occasional rain showers. Elsewhere, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico offer perfect weather conditions for a honeymoon prior to the wet season, which typically begins in June.

Miami, USA thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 12 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Honolulu, Hawaii thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 8 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)
Cancun, Mexico thermometer 33°C (88°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Puerto Vallarta, Mex thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 12 Hours rain cloud 1 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)
Cabo San Lucas, Mex thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 12 Hours rain cloud 0 Days swimming icon 23°C (73°F)

South America

The beaches of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil offer excellent weather for a honeymoon in May.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 11 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)

South Pacific

With the end of the wet season, the South Pacific sees less rain and increased sunshine mainly in Fiji and the French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti. Elsewhere, the South Pacific is still wet.

Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Vaitape, Bora Bora thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Papeete, Tahiti thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Nuku'alofa, Tonga thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)

Places to avoid in May


Zanzibar, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya in Africa, and most of Southeast Asia – the hot, wet season has arrived for most of the region.


Where & When to Go – Monthly Weather Guide

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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 May: 18 November, 2018


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