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You picked your wedding date – now it’s time to plan out your honeymoon! A Mediterranean honeymoon in May is the perfect getaway for you and your new hubby. Aside from the amazing weather, breathtaking views, many islands to visit, and the tons of activities to do, you’ll be saving money by traveling before the busy summer season begins.
Impressive Travel Destination For A Mediterranean Honeymoon In May
Traveling to the Mediterranean gives you endless options on where to go. What is the best part? The convenient concentration of islands gives you the option to travel to all of the gorgeous destinations within the Mediterranean Sea in one trip. A plane ride to travel from island to island is cheap and quick so you are not wasting your time and money traveling.
Greece, Israel, Spain, France, and Italy are just some of the breathtaking destinations within the Mediterranean.
Santorini, Greece is home to the white cliff towns and black sand beaches. This island is sure to meet all of your island expectations.
If you are the adventurous type, you don’t want to miss out on these excursions such as cliff jumping at Amoudi Bay, sailing the Santorini coast, hiking the Fira Trail, and hitching a ride from a donkey up the mountains.
If you are more of the relaxing type, the black sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing and taking a dip into the water. To end your night, the sunset dinners overlooking the ocean are sure to leave you speechless.
Israel has so much to offer in the beautiful month of May. The weather is perfect for swimming with dolphins at Dolphins Reef, taking a jeep safari, visiting the Timna National Park, and snorkeling at Aqua Beach. There are plenty of parks and nature reserves with breathtaking hikes with surprise waterfalls along the way. Also, don’t forget to check out the Dead Sea for a relaxing spa-like experience!
The Canary Islands of Spain are filled with historic town centers, black sand beaches, and exotic gardens. One island in particular, Tenerife Island, has all three sites in one.
The Colonial City of San Cristobal de la Laguna is a colonial city full of cultural heritage. The island’s architecture dates back to the 17th and 18th century. If you want to learn more about the history of this Spanish island, head over to the History and Anthropology Museum to take a tour and feel like you are being transported back in time.
The Tropical Garden, the Hijuela del Botánico is filled with colorful exotic flowers, rare plants, lawns that go on for miles, and decorative pools.
Playa de San Marcos is a black sand beach filled with plenty of opportunities to relax or take a yacht through the blue waters from the yacht club at San Marcos Beach.
Is wine tasting, art, and dancing something you and your new husband into? Then Nice, France is the perfect French Island for you two.
Wine lovers should check out Le Bistrot d’Antoine, Resto Wine Notes, La Part des Anges, bistro à vins, and Cave de la Tour. Wines are produced with minimum chemicals and sulfates, and many of the wines are organic which have become increasingly popular throughout the years.
Enjoy art? There are several exciting museums:
- Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporian is a large permanent collection featuring showings from the Nice School, New Realism and Pop Art.
- Galerie Jean Renoir is a free champion of up-and-coming, young local talent.
- The Musée Matisse house is a huge collection of artist’s paintings, drawings, engravings and personal effects in the serene surroundings of a 17th-century villa.
If you love to dance, Nice has plenty of different styles for nightlife dancing. Le Liqwid and Le Before are both known as an ‘electro lounge’ and its DJ’s jazzy warm-up sets. Ôdace is an all in one bar, restaurant and dance spot to start and end your night. Want to go where the locals go for a fun night out? Blue Moon is a sweaty little club known for its post-bar, carefree crowd with a mix of house and anthems.
Ah Italy! This romantic country will make you fall in love all over again. Hop on a bike, scooter or moped to explore every corner of Florence, Italy and you won’t be disappointed. Pizza, gelato, fine art, and architecture are just a few things this beautiful city has to offer. Not only is Florence home to the Uffizi gallery, which has the greatest Renaissance art in the world, it’s home to some of the best food in the world. You will not be disappointed when traveling around this breathtaking city.
See Them All
Why pick one honeymoon destination when you can travel to some of the gorgeous Mediterranean Islands all in one trip? The May weather is perfect because it’s before hurricane season begins so you are guaranteed to have great weather and not have to worry about possible storms. All of these islands will soon become packed with tourists in the summer season so by traveling in May you are avoiding most of the heavy tourist traffic.
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