As a common phrase would have you believe, April is nothing but a soggy, shower-filled mess that brings May flowers. However, upon further digging, April isn’t under a total rain cloud from a travel perspective. For couples looking to honeymoon in April, their options are truly endless from the rainforests of St. Lucia to the blossoming gardens of England’s Cotswolds region. Pack your bags and consider heading to these spots around the world for your April honeymoon.
Settled in the eastern Caribbean Sea touching toes with the Atlantic Ocean, St. Lucia is the epitome of a honeymoon destination. Teeming with towering, green mountains, quaint fishing villages, fertile valleys and its rich blue sea, the island nation tends to win every beauty contest. Boasting a French and British vibe meets South Pacific, St. Lucia offers couples a fine place to get away that is both secluded and romantic. Honeymooners will find plenty of volcanic rock beaches, mountain hikes and lively nightlife while on the island.
April is one of the best times to visit, coming in at the end of the busy winter season. Hotel prices start to lower and the crowds diminish by mid-April. Average highs afford couples idyllic honeymoon conditions hovering in the mid-80s with lows in the mid-70s. A St. Lucia honeymoon in April means plenty of sunshine and very little rain.
Couples won’t have a hard time finding a picture perfect image of St. Lucia accommodations, especially at Ladera Resort. The resort perches near the famous Piton Mountains of the island, some one thousand feet above the Caribbean Sea. Throughout its 32 suites, couples can enjoy private plunge pools, modern furnishings and airy designs. While not right on the beach, complimentary shuttles are provided to the appealing Sugar Beach. In addition to the two suites, Ladera Resort also offers two cottages for couples seeking additional privacy.
Landlocked Zambia proves you don’t need coastline to be an appealing honeymooning destination. Located in Southern Africa, Zambia provides a rewarding travel experience for those seeking the remote and wild. Three great rivers flow through the country, the Kafue, the Luangwa and the Zambezi. Zambia’s biggest draw is easily Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall measuring in at an impressive 354 feet. Toss in the opportunity to witness an overwhelming diversity of wildlife and you have the makings for a wondrous African honeymoon.
Couples looking for a honeymoon spot in April will find Zambia is up to the task. The landscape is still quite vibrant and blooming in April, leading to phenomenal photographs with every click. April is the tail end of the rainy season in Zambia but it also sees the least amount of rainfall in the rainy season. Highs in April hover around the mid-70s with lows in the upper 50s. April is also the best time to see Victoria Falls in Zambia for the Zambezi River is in full flood mode. As a result, the falls are at their most spectacular during this time. A word of warning: bring your waterproof gear when visiting. Victoria Falls has no trouble leaving visitors drenched.
Couples can stay quite close to Victoria Falls at Tongabezi, a luxury safari resort. The establishment sits on the banks of the Zambezi River, just a quick drive to the falls. Honeymooners seeking privacy will find it here. Tongabezi features private cottages and houses so that guests can get away from it all. Included activities sweeten the deal with cruises and canoe rides on the Zambezi Rive available, trips to Victoria Falls, game drives and wildlife hikes. Tongabezi is a one-stop shop for seeking a pick of Zambia on your honeymoon.
The land down under is filled with unique wildlife, some of the best natural settings in the world, excellent beaches, world class vineyards and even a cosmopolitan city or two. Australia appeals to honeymooners seeking a getaway that embraces natural wonders. From the Great Barrier Reef to Uluru, this vast island continent crawls with settings the eye must see to believe.
April is one of the best months to visit Australia. Airfares tend to be at their lowest beginning in mid-April. Daytime temperatures fulfill the Goldilocks problem. They are not too hot and not too cool but just right. Due to the weather conditions, April is appealing in Australia for some of its major attractions are at their most pleasant. The Great Barrier Reef generally enjoys mild and warm temperatures during April. Also, Uluru, one of the country’s biggest draws, lends comfortable temperatures and few crowds.
If you want to stay near Uluru, the impressive red sandstone formation in Australia, on your honeymoon, the closest accommodation is Longitude 131. Across 15 luxury tented suites, you can enjoy Uluru and the rest of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Surrounded by the Australia desert landscape, Longitude 131’s suites come equipped for a luxury honeymoon with a rustic edge. The tented suites offer rainfall showers and in-suite bars for additional comfort. Guides on site can also lead you around the park on walks and treks. Couples can also enjoy the site’s unpolluted skies for gazing at the stars at night.
The Cotswolds, England
For honeymooners seeking England at perhaps its most idyllic, they can look no farther than the Cotswolds. The attractive region in England boasts picture perfect villages, medieval market towns and rolling hills. The Cotswolds offer up the very definition of English countryside. With more than 5,000 kilometers of footpaths, the area’s scenery is obviously its selling point. In fact, the Cotswolds have even been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
If you decide to honeymoon in the region in April, you are rewarded with plenty of spring blooms throughout the Cotswold’s world class gardens like the Batsford Arboretum and Colesbourne. In addition to the flowers blooming, the scenery is also at its greenest during the spring months. While in England you can always expect a little rain, April does bring the sun too. St. George’s Day also falls during the month, bringing with it plenty of festivities across the country. Many National Trust sites host free events and reenactments for the occasion.
For the typical Cotswold experience, you can rest up at Foxhill Manor where even its very name seems just right for the region. The 1909 estate boasts three luxury suites along with five bedrooms for guests. The true atmosphere of the Cotswolds comes alive at Foxhill Manor where couples can appreciate views of pasturelands, woods and lakes throughout its 400 acres.
The Big Island, Hawaii
Hawaii’s Big Island offers a whole chocolate box of Hawaii’s landscapes. From tropical rainforests to lava desert, the island boasts a broad spectrum of natural scenes. It is no wonder that many couples select the Big Island for their honeymoon. Larger than the other Hawaiian islands, the Big Island lends a great deal to see and do, from lounging on white sand beaches to chasing waterfalls to dodging lava flow at Volcanoes National Park.
April is one of the best months to head to the Big Island if you want to spot a whale or two. Whales begin flocking to Hawaii’s warm waters around this time of year. While the Big Island is an all-seasons destination, April does bring with it idyllic temperatures and the close of the high season and its expensive rates. By the middle of the month, the Big Island ushers in its dry season.
Couples seeking something different than your standard Big Island resort will find just that at Puakea Ranch. Settled on the northern tip of the island, the establishment lends four bungalows, private and far removed from the island’s big hotels. Right smack in the middle of a lush highland landscape, Puakea Ranch boasts a historical vibe with its fully restored plantation era bungalows. Each has its own theme and personality. In addition to just the privacy of your own bungalow, couples can also take advantage of optional extra services like a personal chef and masseuse.
The city and province of Mendoza have become known the world over for its fine wines. It is easy to see why honeymooners would select this northwest corner of Argentina for their newlywed getaway. Starting with the city, couples can roam wide avenues, expansive plazas and linger at the table of cosmopolitan cafes. Just beyond the city, you can unearth a wealth of vineyards to tour, all while sipping on the fruits of Mendoza’s land.
As Argentina is quite a large country, some parts aren’t always the best in April. However, Mendoza is not one of them. April falls into Mendoza’s autumn season. With milder temperatures and fewer crowds, April can be a great time to explore the province. Especially for wine lovers, fall brings out many grape harvests and wine festivals in the area. You can also expect to marvel at Mendoza’s changing trees, usually taking on brilliant shades of orange and gold.
For the true Mendoza experience, couples can hole at the Cavas Wine Lodge, just 30 minutes from the center of Mendoza. This Spanish colonial style lodge and adobe villas prove ideal for couples as each room comes equipped with a fireplace, vintage soaking tub, outdoor shower and private plunge pool. In addition, guests can appreciate 54 acres of vineyards on site along with a spa.
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