Not a fan of crowded beaches? Plan an off season beach honeymoon when flights and hotels start lowering fares, meaning you can snag much better deals and that gorgeous villa or Jacuzzi tub suite at a fraction of the price. And don't think low season means rain showers and potential hurricanes. There's plenty of spots sitting outside the hurricane belt—or even tucked inland—that make for just as idyllic of a honeymoon destination come May as they do during the height of season in December. Here are five super romantic locales that serve as the perfect couple's retreat year-round.
Mexico City, Mexico
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Mexico City's weather varies due to its altitude but honeymooners can count on a rather cool climate year-round. If you visit the capital in April and May, you'll experience the city in its warmer months, with temperatures still hovering in the 70s, meaning perfect weather for strolling the sprawling neighborhoods. Wander through weekly markets like El Bazaar Sábado, San Angel's Saturday artisan market, and be sure to make a trip out to the Xochimilco neighborhood, known for its floating gardens and colorful gondola-style barges.
Thanks to its dry climate and location just outside of the hurricane belt, Aruba boasts more days of sunshine than any other spot in the Caribbean, as well as temperatures hovering around 82 degrees. Spend your days kayaking or snorkeling off the southern side of the island, or explore Aruba's desert-style plains by horseback. When you're ready to sit back and relax with your other half, indulge in a spa treatment in an atmosphere just as exotic, from a beachside bamboo cabana to a set-up on a private island.