With many couples making the most of the sunny European destinations on the doorstep, it can be tricky to choose a winter honeymoon destination. For high temperatures and sun-soaked beaches, couples marrying over the winter months will need to travel further afield. For newlyweds looking to embrace the chilly weather and inject some winter magic into their travels, there are plenty of options just a short flight away. To help you decide on your perfect honeymoon destination, we’ve rounded up our top winter picks!
Here are the best winter honeymoon destinations.
Cold winter honeymoon destinations
If cuddling up in front of a fire as snow softly falls outside sounds like your idea of heaven, then you might want to look into honeymooning in Norway. To be in with a chance of catching the Northern Lights, the remote town of Alta is a fantastic choice. If you’re looking for a little more nightlife and a great range of culinary options, then Tromsø (pictured below) will be right up your street; packed with luxury hotels and fine dining it’s the perfect luxe winter honeymoon destination.
Flight time: Approx. 2 hours
Calling all active couples! A ski-moon to the Swiss Alps is the perfect winter honeymoon choice. With some of the best slopes around and plenty of luxury hotels to retire to after a long day of skiing, snowboarding or sleigh rides, you’re guaranteed a memorable first newlywed holiday. Plus, there’s always the resort’s array of sumptuous spas to escape to when the slopes get too much. Bliss.
Flight time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes
For couples hosting a Christmas wedding, a Lapland honeymoon is the perfect place to continue festive celebrations. Stay in the famous Ice Hotel for a totally unique honeymoon suite experience or, if that sounds a touch too chilly for you, book a stay in a glass igloo and enjoy the stunning surroundings from the comfort of your bed. By day, you can enjoy husky rides or even take a cruise across the stunning Baltic sea.
Flight time: Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes
Another top honeymoon destination pick for active newlyweds, Whistler promises unforgettable adventures. Skiing and snowboarding are among some of the top activities here, but for the thrill-seekers out there there’s also cliff jumping, bungee jumping and ice cave expeditions. Take a break from adventuring by heading out on one of the region’s wine tasting tours.
Flight time: Approx. 9 hours 30 minutes
Beach winter honeymoon destinations
If you’re currently huddled under a blanket and dreaming of sandy beaches (us too) then you might want to consider some winter sun in the Caribbean. Turquoise seas and white sand aplenty, this is the perfect winter honeymoon destination for sunseekers. From vibrant Cuba to the stunning marine life in Antigua, there’s something for everyone here. Struggling to choose a vibe? Why not spend your honeymoon island hopping? You can sample the best of the islands in one romantic trip!
Flight time: 9 – 10 hours
For those that don’t mind going a little further afield, we highly recommend a winter honeymoon in Hawaii. With slightly milder temperatures, November is the perfect time to head over to the 50th state and enjoy the last of the dry season. Hawaii is the ideal choice for sunseekers as well as adventurers with plenty of beaches and stunning beauty spots to explore. Enjoy a pampering treat at a spa hotel or simply watch one of the magnificent sunsets with a cocktail to unwind.
Flight time: Approx. 17 hours
Exclusive and secluded, the Maldives is the ultimate in luxury honeymoon destinations. Live out your desert island fantasy on your own private beach before taking a dip in crystal-clear waters or enjoying a romantic couple’s massage. Fancy a little action? You’ll find plenty of diving and water sports on offer in this neck of the woods. This is the quintessential honeymoon destination and the perfect place to escape from harsh British winters.
Flight time: Approx. 11 hours
If you’re looking for winter sun, spectacular beaches and a healthy dose of culture, then Bali is for you. Hang out with monkeys in the rainforest before sampling local cuisine or relax on the beach and enjoy a massage in one of the many luxury honeymoon-worthy hotels on offer here. Don’t miss the magnificent temples and rice paddies for a true taste of Balinese culture.
Flight time: Approx. 17 hours
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