With the first hints of spring in the air, March weddings are a beautiful way to celebrate a new life with a partner. Weather in March can be tricky, since there are both cold days and rain in many places within the United States. Thankfully, there are a number of exceptional honeymoon destinations that boast beautiful scenery, warm weather and plenty of adventure. Although the Caribbean and Mexico are beautiful and warm places at this time of year, masses of college students celebrating spring break can take away the romance. Whether newlyweds are in the mood for the cultural journey of a lifetime or simply a relaxing vacation on the beach, they can enjoy it at one of these amazing destinations around the world.
Combine Culture, Beaches and Luxury Into One Honeymoon: Tahiti, French Polynesia
With its location in the South Pacific, travel to Tahiti can be extensive. However, the plane journey is more than worth it when couples realize that the island boasts incredible volcanic mountain ranges, pristine beaches and a rich culture. Some of the top historical and cultural destinations on the island include the impressive collection at the Gauguin Museum, the the bustling marketplace known as Le Marché and the stunning jewelry on display at the Black Pearl Museum.
Newlywed couples who are more interested in relaxing in the warm sun can do so at the various resort pools or at the many stunning beaches, several of which are private and reserved only for hotel guests. Adventures are easy to find on the island of Tahiti, and a few of the top activities for newly married couples include hiking, scuba diving, taking surfing lessons, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and even feeding sharks.
Enjoy The Last Days of Snow: Whistler, Canada
While some honeymooning couples will be desperate for warm weather and tropical beaches, others will be more interested in taking advantage of the last weeks of snow on the slopes in Whistler. The highlight of a March honeymoon in Whistler are the many activities on the slopes, and couple can choose from skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Since Whistler is nearing the end of the season during March, there will be few lines for the lifts and gondolas.
After a day on the slopes, couples can enjoy the many exceptional restaurants, cafes and bars in Whistler. There are also a number of resorts and private cabins that are perfect for romance, and they can fit into just about any budget. Couples will love snuggling with a drink in front of a roaring fireplace on their honeymoon in Whistler.
See One of the Natural Wonders of the World by Cruise: Halong Bay, Vietnam
When most honeymooning couples think of a boat cruise, they imagine a giant ship sailing to bustling ports in the Caribbean or the Mexican Riviera. For something off the beaten path, couples might want to consider a boat trip through Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which boasts close to 2,000 islands and some of the most incredible views imaginable. Although the weather can be cool during the winter and the visibility poor in the summer, March stands out as the best time of year to visit.
Couples can board a luxury ship or a more traditional junk for their journey through Halong Bay. Travelers can expect to trek through the forested island of Ban Sen Island, explore the incredible caves on Bo Hon Island, stop for a few hours at the coastal Halong Bay Casino and spend lots of time admiring the scenery from the deck with a loved one.
Snuggle Together in a Cabin in the Appalachians: Robbinsville, North Carolina
Couples who don’t want to fight the crowds on their honeymoon, or who are on a budget, might want to look into renting a private cabin somewhere scenic like Robbinsville, North Carolina. This town is in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, which is part of the Appalachian Range. There are ample opportunities for couples to find seclusion in the wilderness, and March offers cool but comfortable weather that is perfect for outdoor activity.
A few of the ways that couples on their honeymoon might want to spend their time in Robbinsville include hiking, biking, boating, enjoying a lunchtime picnic or snuggled up in front of a fireplace. Since many artists come here for retreats, there are also frequent photography or painting classes, which can be a fun activity for a couple to participate in together.
More Destinations for March Honeymoons:
- Soak in the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas
- Take Advantage of Free Museum Entries in Washington, D.C.
- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland
March, and springtime, symbolizes a new start in nature as well as for couples who choose to get married during this time. Newlyweds can enjoy their first few days as man and wife by enjoying any of these excellent destinations during the month of March.