Is your marriage date set for December? Are you planning a Christmas honeymoon? Are you confused, which place to consider for the honeymoon? Then you must read on!
December is one of the romantic months for a wedding, so much of the thoughts must go on the honeymoon as well. But after arranging the entire wedding, trying to pin down the perfect honeymoon destination can be a bit daunting. But don’t dismay. We have narrowed down ten of the best destinations where you can enjoy your honeymoon while celebrating Christmas.
Hawaii is blessed with a perfect weather all year round, but Christmas is extra special in this region. The Christmas celebrations in Hawaii far surpass any other state of the Caribbean. The wonderfully decorated streets, the illuminated buildings and the crowd at the beach, everything, looks inviting here. The winter here is unique for various other reasons as well. Whales visit from November to May. The surfing season begins from October and runs through March. The favorite viewing spots here include the Auau Channel and the shallow waters of the Maui’s west coast. So if you are a beach lover and are looking for places with tropical weather, then Hawaii is the place to be.
Christmas honeymoon in Argentina means summertime. The place has something to offer to every visitor, right from the street performers and the monument-studded venues to the painted house. You are sure to enjoy your honeymoon here. The must visit activities here include doing the tango with your partner at one of the dance shows and shopping in Palermo. The market is known for its leather goods, but the prices may be sky high during the Christmas. Argentinian cuisine here is truly delectable, especially during Christmas. The grilled sausages, chicken, and steak, are to die for. You can also head to the Mendoza wine country for a day or two. There you can ride horses, stay in a ranch and sample the varietals like Torrontes and Malbec.
The tourism season in India kicks off in the early December and goes on until New Year. Christmas in India is unique in the truest sense. Yes, you won’t experience the typical European or American Christmas here. Christmas here is very traditional. The Indian Catholic or Anglo-Indian, as they are called, begins their day by visiting churches and then feasting in the evening and night. If you want to experience the hip and happening Christmas, then Goa should be your pick, and if you want a calm and serene Christmas, then Kerala should be your ideal spot. And the weather in most of the country is fresh and wet, perfect for a honeymoon. But do not forget to tour the rest of India, especially Jaipur, Delhi and Agra. You wouldn’t want to miss on the Indian history for sure.
Australia is for the happening couples out there. Christmas is seriously mind blowing. The pleasant weather combined with hundreds of attractions and fine dining makes it one of the best places to spend with your partner. And you have fantastic selections of things. First, you have miles of coastline to discover, which will be a bit crowded during the Christmas. Do not miss one the Aussie-style romance in the city of Sydney. You can take surfing lessons on the Bondi Beach or witness the excellent entertainment at the Opera House. Or go for scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. Yes, you can indulge these activities during Christmas as well. Just make your Christmas and honeymoon memorable.
The picture perfect natural beauty of Iceland will astound you for a moment. Reykjavik is the perfect honeymoon destination in Iceland. Christmas in Iceland will be more of an adventure tour. It is also the perfect place to explore more of countries like the Blue Lagoon, a spa and the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site. You can also visit the Northern Lights here. Hotel Borg is the best place to stay in Reykjavik. It combines the Art Deco design with contemporary style. And since you are a honeymoon couple, you can upgrade to a suite where you can get enhanced amenities.
6. Caribbean Island:
The Caribbean Island is another great place to spend time with your beloved during Christmas. Caribbean Island is a place where you can head to if you detest white Christmas. The cheerful ambiance, fuss-free sightseeing, 9 hours sunshine, average temperature and the gentle breeze create perfect tourist conditions. Barbados and Cayman Islands are the best places to visit here. There are hundreds of beautiful Caribbean resorts, which also organize Christmas party. So you are sure to have fun here.
Maldives, a small island nation is an idyllic place to spend a Christmas+ honeymoon with your partner. It has a string of a thousand islands, all skimming the Indian Ocean surface. Yes, we all know that the Maldives is luxurious and romantic, but it is fun too during Christmas. Being a secular country, Maldives celebrates Christmas with as much fervor as any other Catholic country. And the fireworks on the beaches are not something to miss. If you want to be in seclusion, then you can stay in the water villa. And if you wish to enjoy the festivities, then we would advise you to remain in the main city, Male.
Lapland is a winter wonderland during Christmas. Staying with your lover within the Arctic city will be unusually romantic. Here, you will go for husky rides through the snow, reindeer sledding, stay in ice hotels and snowmobiling. Lapland covers four different countries, but Finland and Sweden are the best choices for Christmas honeymoon. The beautifully decorated buildings and monuments are remarkable sights. The sight of the snow-kissed mountains will surely astound you. And even the cuisine of these countries is delectable.
If you want to enjoy skiing with your partner during the season of Christmas, then Austria is the place to be. Head to the Tirol region of Austria or the lovely Innsbruck for a snowy mountain skiing. If you want to experience traditional Austrian Christmas, then you must visit Kitzbühel resort. And do not forget to take some amazing photographs.
Switzerland is the place for fairytale romance. The frozen lakes surrounded by mountains, the mountain chapels, and the ice igloos, everything about Switzerland is amazing during Christmas. If you want to experience incessant snow, then you can visit the ski resort of Zermatt. The place is also renowned for its Matterhorn towering about the resort and delicious food.
A country of flamenco dancers and delicious spicy food, there’s no reason why Spain shouldn’t be on your wish list of Christmas honeymoon destinations. Madrid is hands down the best place to check out in Spain. The landscape of this beautiful place looks absolutely dreamy with its cotton like clouds and bright blue sky. The royal architecture of this building speaks volume about the inspiring culture of this country. But if you’re a water baby, Canary Island would be your best bet. The temperature of this place is just perfect to soak the sun while marveling the sands of the beaches kissing the magnanimous waves of the ocean. Apart from these two, Barcelona should also be visited by those who’re going on a trip of Spain during the Christmas. The best part about this place is that it’s less crowded during the winter, making it a perfect escape for the newlyweds.
Christmas and honeymoon cannot get better if you’re in Norway, fondly known as the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Oslo, Norway’s capital is actually a cosmopolitan city, yet it manages to maintain a balance between the urban gem and countryside life. This city is best explored on foot as it’s quite walkable. But if you hate walking, you can get a public transport easily. And if you’re looking for a place with cinematic landscape, which can kindle ultimate romance, look no further than the Stavanger Region. With dramatic cliffs, mountains and fjords, the Stavanger Region is romantic in every sense of word. You can even aboard the fjord cruise to explore the beauty of Stavanger.
Another stupendous Christmas honeymoon destination is Croatia. And we’re not saying this just for its magnificence and beauty, but also for the fact that it’s a lot less crowded during the winter months. Dubrovnik, a paradise with gorgeous ocean views is the most popular city to visit in this country. Its orange roofs make a striking contrast with the blue oceans lining the city. Apart from this, the solemn churches, stunning palaces and cobblestone streets make Dubrovnik even more beautiful.
Split, the oldest and second largest city of Croatia is a perfect example of how a place can maintain the balance between history and modernity. While the bars, restaurants and markets bustle with footfalls, the coastal mountains of Split give utmost calmness and privacy. We’d strongly suggest you to take a ferry tour to explore its vibrant blue sea.
- New Zealand:
New Zealand is blessed with the most unique, stunning and diverse landscapes in the world, so there’s no reason why you should visit it for your honeymoon. This lovely place delivers a perfect balance between mind blowing scenery, relaxed beaches and luxurious accommodations. Furthermore, the weather is also pleasant during the Christmas season, making it a perfect destination for couples who’re not a huge fan of white Christmas. We’d strongly suggest you to take road trips across the North and South Islands and indulge in all the exhilarating activities like hiking, kayaking, diving and swimming.
Thailand is another classic Christmas honeymoon destination. After all, what could be better than spending Christmas with your loved one on an island beach or a plush hotel, surrounded by the Andaman Sea and cliffs. Sounds dreamy, isn’t it? Thailand offers a wide range of itinerary options like Phi Phi, Krabi, Phuket, Bangkok, Ko Lanta and more. There are endless stretches of white sand beaches, scrumptious food, happening nightlife and more. If you want some peace and quietness, you can spend some time in any of the famous Thai spa. The graciousness and warmth offered by these spas can make any traveler want to stay.
- The United States:
The United States is rarely considered as a honeymoon destination option by couples, but this country turns into a winter wonderland, hence we couldn’t help including it in our list. New York City is the best place to visit in the United States. You can ice skate in Central Park or enjoy s’mores over a fire pit at DTUT bar. Don’t forget to take a spin on the vintage Jane’s Carousal on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Charleston is another wonderful place to visit in the United States during Christmas. We’d suggest you go for a horse-drawn carriage with your beloved in this charming place. Or go for a picnic in White Point Garden or Waterfront Park.
If you’re looking for absolute seclusion, visit Sedona in Arizona. This desert oasis looks absolutely stunning in winter, with the red mountaintops dusted white. Even the crowds thin during the winters, which is another plus for newly wed couples.
Fondly referred to as the “City of a Hundred Spires” Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is the ultimate honeymoon destination, especially during Christmas. It looks absolutely gorgeous when the snow starts falling, signaling the arrival of the holiday season. Explore the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, which houses the renowned 600 year old Astronomical Clock and of course, the Christmas market, which boasts hundreds of stalls, selling mulled wine, handcrafted decorations and trdelnik, the rolled dough pastries. So halt your diet before visiting Prague for our honeymoon.
If Paris is where you want to go for Christmas, but can’t because of budget constraint, Budapest would make a lovely alternative. The scenic candlelit cruise along the Danube won’t even make you miss Seine in Paris. It’s as beautiful and scenic, if not more. You’ll absolutely love fine dining and feasting your ears to rhythmic music while staring across glowing landmarks of the city like Chain Bridge, Royal Palace and the Parliament. What more! Budapest has several thermal baths and hot wells, which will help you keep warm and cozy in the harsh weather of winter.
This beautiful Greek destination, known for its scenic sunsets, is made for every couple. Sitting proudly on the southern Aegean Sea and bearing the same name as the volcano which gave it its existence, Santorini Island will stun you with its gorgeous beauty and blue waters. The mild temperature will allow you and your partner to visit the wineries of the island, lounge on the sand beaches and indulge in the best seafood in the world.
Nice is not just any ordinary Southern France where people flock to during the holidays to escape the harsh winter. There are plenty of other reasons why people, including honeymoon couples prefer Nice as their ideal honeymoon hideaway. First and foremost, it boasts of some of the most luxurious villas perched over the water. Secondly, you can visit scenic villages from Nice in just a couple of hours, which happen to be even more beautiful than Nice. The Eze village, especially provides stunning views of the Mediterranean. Just imagine cozying up with your loved one over a glass of champagne by the fireplace.
Prices will be sky high if you want to visit any corner of the world during Christmas and New Year. And most of the hotels and resorts will give you houseful signs if you have not booked your accommodation in advance. And even flights can be very difficult to get this time. So make sure your book the tickets in advance.
We hope our compilation helps you decide which place to go for your special vacation. Whether you go east, west, north or south, Christmas season is a fun time to enjoy with your beloved. Do not forget to share your choice with us