When Is the Best Time to Book Your Honeymoon?

best time to book your honeymoon

When Is the Best Time to Book Your Honeymoon?

If you’ve spent anytime online at all, you’ve probably seen a dozen different articles about when the best time is to book a trip. Some of these tips are based on a computer algorithm someone developed, while others quote a well-known travel expert. But all the info can still leave you asking: when is the best time to book your honeymoon?

After 16+ years of booking honeymoons, destination weddings, and romantic getaways, we have developed great insight into when the best time is to book your honeymoon. For us, that time is about 9 to 10 months before your departure date.  Here’s why!

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The most popular hotels sell out quickly

Many Caribbean hotels that are listed on the “best hotels in the world list” have less than 300 rooms! It’s not uncommon for the more popular hotels to sell out months in advance. That is why the best time to book your honeymoon is far enough in advance to ensure you get the perfect hotel destination. 

The best hotels don’t have excess inventory!

While hotels here at home frequently turn to Groupon or other flash sale sites to get rid of extra inventory, the more desirable hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico are frequently selling out. Between travel agents, online agencies, and direct bookings, hotels have hundreds of different distribution channels. So unless they have a large group that cancels, it’s unlikely they’ll have a last-minute offer to offload unsold rooms.

You want a great room

It’s your honeymoon!  Chances are you would like a room as close to the beach as possible with a great view, and maybe a swim-up! The best rooms tend to go quickly! You’ll have a better shot at getting the room you wanted by planning ahead. And at Bliss Honeymoons, we can help you to do that. 


But wait – what about rates?!

There’s nothing worse than realizing that you could have gotten a better rate if you had waited to book your trip! While some hotel promos only apply to new bookings, most hotels will allow us to adjust your rate, or upgrade your room, should a better rate come out after you’ve already booked. Just one more reason to book with a travel agent, rather than booking online!


Ready to plan your perfect honeymoon, destination wedding, vow renewal, or other romantic adventure? Let our romance travel pros help! Contact us today for your free consultation.

“Laura and Bliss Travel opened doors for us that we didn’t even know existed as options for our honeymoon. Laura is incredibly detail-oriented and a great listener. With just a one hour initial interview, Laura provided us with travel options around the world that fit our budget.” Blissfully Happy Travelers

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