Winter Honeymoon Destinations
Planning your Winter Honeymoon? Whether you’re after a getaway full of sunshine or a magical winter escape, we’ve found romantic destinations for you.
Winter weddings are utterly romantic. There's something so special about the winter scene; snowy landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Planning your first trip away as a married couple is super exciting. There are so many things to consider to make your trip perfect. For many, the ideal honeymoon seamlessly blends activity and pure pampering. Whether you're after a dreamy retreat full of sunshine or a magical winter escape, we've found some of the best winter honeymoon destinations.
1. Yucatan Peninsula
The Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect destination to get some winter sun on your romantic trip away as a newly married couple. Full of lush jungle and vibrant history, it makes for the ideal backdrop for a diverse winter honeymoon. Mexico is the epicentre of tourism but doesn't fail to offer something new for travellers. Experience the beautiful beaches, charming old cities and delicious food. Cancun is a renowned resort in the region, but we recommend skipping for the quieter Yucatan: a vast coastal region brimming with tropical beaches, spectacular wildlife and ancient ruins.
Norway is one of the top countries for a wintery getaway; you may even get to tick seeing the Northern Lights off your bucket list! Norway is a winter enthusiasts playground. Offering cosy wooden lodges, beautiful snowy landscapes and heaps of activities from husky sledging to reindeer feeding and snowy hikes. Home to beautiful hotels with breathtaking views - you'll never want to leave.
Hawaii is rated highly on couples honeymoon wishlists. Pristine beaches, luxurious hotels and crystal clear waters all make this location a popular destination for newlyweds. If you're looking for hot and sunny weather during winter months, with average temperatures of 26°c, it's the perfect temperature to lounge near the pool or explore. Hawaii is filled with the most beautiful spots, from tropical gardens to the top-rated spas - it's the perfect luxurious destination to indulge throughout your trip.
The dream winter honeymoon, Iceland isn't short of natural wonders and beautiful snowy landscapes. Plus, winter months are your best bets for catching a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights! For an unbeatable location, stay near Reykjavik main street, where you'll be surrounded by delicious seafood restaurants and bars. You'll also have the option of taking a trip to the natural springs and indulging in spa treatments. Set sail in the North Atlantic Ocean to whale watch and book onto the Golden Circle sightseeing tour. Iceland is the ultimate winter vacation for newlyweds.
Barbados is home to the best beaches in the Carribean; no wonder it's a hit with newlywed couples! The perfect destination for winter sun, and to spend your days either lounging on pristine beaches or taking on an adventure. Visit beautiful landmarks such as the Animal Flower Cave with stunning views across the ocean. Or see The Spout and catch seawater being blown up to 30 metres high through the blowholes. Barbados is the ultimate destination to make your winter honeymoon extremely special.
6. Swiss Alps
If you're looking for the ultimate winter escape, including cosy chalets, the perfect slopes for skiing and restaurants serving up mouthwatering cuisine, the Swiss Alps should be high on your radar for your romantic winter honeymoon. Whilst skiing is the most popular thing to do in the Alps come wintertime, those who are less sporty can avail in the luxurious thermal spas, explore the idyllic villages and enjoy cosying up next to the fire with their new spouse.
7. Tanzanian Serengeti
Dreaming of the ultimate safari for your winter honeymoon? The Serengeti offers a walk on the wild side. Christmas is one of the best times to visit Tanzania and spot some predator action. See the lush landscape and the outstanding wildlife start their migration across the Serengeti. Make unforgettable memories with your new spouse with a trip full of adventures.
If it's a winter wonderland that you're after for your honeymoon, Lapland is the perfect destination. With unique igloo hotels, snow-covered landscape offering husky tours, reindeer sleigh rides and ice-swimming, Lapland has a lot of adventures to offer. During December and January, you can expect minimal daylight and clear skies, making it the ideal time to view the Northern Lights; the ultimate unique experience.
9. New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most diverse, unique and mind-blowing landscapes in the world. It makes for the most idyllic honeymoon destination at any time of the year. Long sunny days, white sandy beaches, picturesque mountains for hiking and amazing establishments for wine tasting - you'll never run out of romantic activities to do throughout your honeymoon.
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