For honeymoon destinations July signals the arrival of summer. It's also a top wedding month in the United States.
By having your wedding occur during the first half of the month you can sidestep the family vacation travel barrage.
It can take a little extra planning for a more private couples trip, and well worth your effort.
It's low season in the Caribbean so you can find deals. A desert island like Anguilla rarely has rain. It boasts 33 powder sand beaches along with a relaxed but active nightlife.
Cap Juluca is voted "best romantic hideaway" in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands, with its chic contemporary feel and stylish Moorish architecture on the beach for honeymoon destinations July.
The newly renovated haute-hip Viceroy on a half mile of beachfront offers world-class dining, international delicacies, spa, gym, water sports, pool and tennis. Cool, suave, fashionable guests add to its posh style. Mix in the golden light with warm management and staff to boost the glamour quotient. It's unrivaled on Anguilla.
Americans can go to Cuba again! At this time the only official way for romantic American couples to visit Cuba is by organized tour like the insider art and architecture tour through The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's the Havana jazz experience tour. And the cultural highlights tour through the Smithsonian Institution.
The elegant and completely renovated Hotel Saratoga is in the center of Havana with a rooftop pool offering a 360 degree panorama, mojitos and Cohibas. It's the only hotel of this class in Cuba.
For tranquility, romance and adventure on St. Lucia, the Coco Palm offers up a casual chic action-central experience on an island with lots to see and do. Fabulous swim-up rooms for honeymoon destinations July are available.
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The Anse Chastanet is an inspired choice for serious seclusion created by architect-owner-passionate lover of nature, Nick Troubetzkoy. The rooms -- some with the fourth wall open to nature -- lead guests to loll away the day, or partake in the many land, water and spa activities available.
Traveling to the lesser known Greek islands as honeymoon destinations July like Paxos insures you will get there before the French and Italians flow in next month for vacations.
For the utmost in privacy there's The Olive Press, a private home that sleeps 2; completely modernized, private pool, secluded among olive trees. The Villa Adrianna is the only private villa with its own swimming pool in the village of Loggos. It's two minutes from the beach for lolling, windsurfing, boating, cafes, tavernas, restaurants and shops.
The California town of Palm Springs is a favorite among Europeans of the USA honeymoon destinations July has to offer. The hippest hotel in the desert is the Parker Palm Springs a favorite of the Hollywood crowd. Summer is off-season and there are deals to be had if you make an effort to find them.
The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, is home to unique honeymoon destinations July. Santa Fe is for couples into strolling, chic art galleries, artist studios, poolside lounging, superb restaurants, nightlife, and shops selling everything from cowboy gear, Southwestern furnishings, Tibetan textiles to Moroccan jewelry, it's waiting for you here.
A Relais & Chateau property The Inn of the Five Graces holds the designation of one of the most romantic hotels for an intimate getaway. It's relaxed southwest-meets-Bali vibe is simply sumptuous nestled in a leafy Santa Fe neighborhood just minutes from downtown.
Be sure to book a room with a fireplace at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa for an added dose of romance. The quiet grounds and spa amenities are just the thing for de-stressing after the wedding and getting to know each other better.
Kenya, Africa, offers great value. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition private game reserve Ulusaba is the ultimate safari honeymoon destination in July. Perched high on the summit of a high hill or koppie rising from the African lowveld. In the far distance view the Drakensberg Mountain range.
Honeymooning at Ulusaba is an idyllic, intimate, private escape to the African Bush never to be forgotten.
For an unrivaled sense of adventure you and your beloved can cross between treehouse-style rooms on rope bridges with local wildlife passing by above and below.
If you have a yen to bounce from the lowveld to the seashore, it's winter in Mauritius, meaning it's sunny, warm to cool and dry.
The small multicultural island is an independent nation east of Africa in the Indian Ocean. English is the official language.
If you're on a budget and want to stay on the beach, consider Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel and Spa. With its combination of wood, stone and thatch roofs, it's a peaceful haven for couples seeking the paradise island of honeymoon destinations July.
The all suite Trou Aux Biches Hotel is stunning. It's set along one of the best beaches on Mauritius.
In the United Kingdom there's Devon's Tamar Valley and its smart, rural, rustic Tamar Cottages. They are grown over with ivy and vines for a romantic hidden escape for couples to idle. While nestled in the countryside, the cottages have everything you need.