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13 Best Honeymoon Destinations in December

13 Best Honeymoon Destinations in December

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December is extra romantic. From the sparkling lights and mistletoe brightening up our homes to fresh snow providing a gentle blanket over the verdant pine trees outside, the last month of the year always seems to tap into our softer sides.

So, naturally, a honeymoon in December is the perfect time to plan a dreamy getaway.

Snow skiing in the Swiss Alps, windsurfing in Nevis, or soaking up the bright Northern Lights in Iceland are all in peak form in December.

Here are 13 of our favorite ideas for the best honeymoon in December.

December Honeymoon Destinations


Best For: Place to Honeymoon in December in the Caribbean

Golden Rock Nevis

Now that hurricane season has come and gone, it’s time to plan that perfect honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Nevis is one of our favorite honeymoon destinations that December offers to couples who want to soak up some island sun. You’ll discover why when you’re swimming, sailing, or just chilling out on the white sands.

Hiking Nevis Peak, learning about the island’s history in Charlestown, and snorkeling in South Frigate Bay Beach are all starting to hit full stride when you visit Nevis in December.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7-10 Days

Suggested Stay: Gold Rock Inn

Sydney, Australia

Best For: A City Break December Honeymoon

While you might have winter weather back home, Sydney is just starting to kick off their summer in December. This means you’ll likely enjoy temperatures between 64°F to 78°F (17.7°C to 25.5°C) and typically sunny weather.

You may experience some rain or storms, but most days are perfect for heading to the shores of Coogee or Balmoral beaches, where the water can warm up to nearly 75°F (23.9°C).

There are also loads of fun things to do on cloudy days or in the evenings, like seeing Gatsby at the Sydney Opera House. Have fun. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 Days

Suggested Stay: The Darling

Capetown, South Africa

Best For: Wine Tasting on Your December Honeymoon

Labotessa Luxury Boutique Hotel

Another place that has the warmest weather when most of the USA and Europe is dreary and cold is Cape Town, South Africa

With highs over 85°F (29.4°C), you can spend plenty of time exploring the Blue Flag Beaches, like the iconic Boulders Beach. 

While we prefer visiting Kruger National Park for an October honeymoon, December is our favorite time to explore Cape Town. Sunny weather, hot temperatures, and longer days make it perfect for exploring the hiking trails, wineries, and outdoor dining hot spots. 

Spend a romantic afternoon at Chefs Warehouse at Maison, where you can sample the estate wines and 4-course tasting menus with idyllic views of the Franschhoek Mountains nearby.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 10 Days

Suggested Stay: Labotessa Luxury Boutique Hotel


Best For: Hiking in the Land of Fire and Ice

Reykjavik Marina

Do epic hiking treks, walking on black sand beaches with otherworldly basalt columns, and having lunch under secret waterfalls all sound like your idea of a perfect honeymoon? Head to Iceland. 

Outdoor adventurers and couples wanting to take in some of the most dramatic scenery in the world will want to head to Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park, and The Golden Circle to find out why we think it’s one of the best places to honeymoon in December.

With relatively mild high temperatures around 40°F (4.4°C), it’s perfect weather to soak in the famous geothermal pools at the Blue Lagoon. It’s also a great time to see nature’s fireworks (the Northern Lights) light up the skies on your romantic honeymoon.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7-10 Days

Suggested Stay: Reykjavik Marina – Berjaya Iceland Hotels

Swiss Alps

Best For: Honeymoon in a Winter Wonderland

Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel

If your idea of romance is hitting the ski slopes all day before changing into your favorite cardigan and having an old-fashioned cocktail by the fireplace, we’re on the same page. 

We think the Swiss Alps offer one of the most idyllic honeymoon retreats, and Zermatt is the best place to enjoy the snow-capped mountains and storied slopes in this idyllic resort town. 

Take a train ride on Gornergrat Railway for views of Matterhorn, or enjoy them from your table for 2 at Findlerhof restaurant. You’re welcome.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 Days

Suggested Stay: Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel

Marrakech, Morocco

Best For: A Honeymoon Break With a Difference

La Maison Arabe Hotel

Looking for the best honeymoon places in December in the world? Visit Morocco. 

If you’ve never been to the picturesque North African country, December is the perfect time to go. You’ll experience warm days and cool nights – the perfect recipe for romance in the charming city beneath the Atlas Mountains. 

Stroll the ancient streets and get lost in the magic and charm of the Medina (Old Town), its markets (souks), and Moorish architecture at historic sites like the 19th-century Bahia Palace.

Spending an afternoon at the sprawling gardens at Jardin Majorelle before a romantic dinner for two outdoors at Dar Moha will help kick a perfect week in Morocco on one of the best honeymoons in December.

Things are still in flux after the unfortunate earthquake, but Marrakech and Morocco are recovering from the damage and welcoming tourists to visit. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7 Days

Suggested Stay: La Maison Arabe Hotel

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Best For: Honeymoon in South America

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city in Argentina that we think is a perfect location for the best honeymoon destinations December offers. 

High temperatures often hover around 65°F to 85°F (18.3°C to 29.4°C), which is ideal for planning a range of activities.

We love the idea of exploring museums and shopping downtown (El Ateneo Grand Splendid might be the most charming bookstore we’ve seen), taking a road trip to Playa Pinamar, or heading north to swim near the iconic Iguazu Falls. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 10 Days

Suggested Stay: Tango de Mayo Hotel

Hong Kong

Best For: Seeing the Holiday Markets

The Hari Hong Kong

If you’re looking for the best honeymoon destination in December that goes all-in on holiday cheer, consider Hong Kong. Hong Kong boasts some of the most decked-out holiday markets anywhere in the world.

Visit Discovery Bay during the month of December on Sundays for handmade crafts, festive snacks, and holiday decorations that all fully embrace the Christmas spirit.

But even if you’re not about that holiday cheer, Hong Kong in December offers nearly perfect weather, incredible dining options, and even a Disney honeymoon if that’s more your speed. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7-10 Days

Suggested Stay: The Hari Hong Kong

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Best For: Honeymoon Destinations in December for Luxury

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

If your idea of a honeymoon is enjoying the ultimate luxury and over-the-top everything, we think Dubai is the place for you.

Why? You can dine in the world’s tallest skyscraper (Burj Khalifa), scuba dive in the Arabian Gulf, and snow ski in a shopping mall all day. Really.

Dubai hotels and resorts offer the best of luxury service and amenities, and you can even arrive via private helicopter to a suite on a private island if you stay at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

Top that off with near-perfect temperatures on land and in water, and you know why it’s one of our favourite picks for where to honeymoon in December. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5-7 Days

Suggested Stay: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah


Best For: Private Island Overwater Bungalows

Thatch Caye Resort a Muy'Ono Resort

Some of the best places for a honeymoon in December are in Central America. And Belize is one of our favorites.

You can expect warm temperatures, sunny days, and relatively low rainfall as Belize enters its dry season. This means it’s a perfect time for swimming with sea turtles at Hol Chan Marine Reserve or exploring Mayan ruins at Caracol. 

Don’t have any holiday plans? How about ringing in the New Year on a private island at Thatch Caye Resort a Muy’Ono Resort, at one of the best honeymoon spots in December?

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 2 Weeks

Suggested Stay: Thatch Caye Resort a Muy’Ono Resort

Florida Keys, USA

Best For: US December Honeymoons

Oceans Edge Key West

Looking for the best US honeymoon destinations in December? Head to the southernmost part of the country and have a honeymoon in the Florida Keys.

Scuba diving, soaking up local history, and of course sipping on tropical drinks at Green Parrot Bar are all great ways to spend some lazy days at one of the best places to go on a honeymoon in December. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 7-10 Days

Suggested Stay: Oceans Edge Key West


Best For: Waterfalls, Beaches and Hiking

The Fan Villa

Grab your swimsuit, hiking boots, and suntan lotion and plan a holiday in Jamaica. We think it might just be the best place for a honeymoon in December, thanks to the perfect weather and endless list of things to do. 

Of course, you’ll have ample time at the beach snorkeling, sailing, or even surfing.

But we think of Jamaica as one of the best places to go for a honeymoon in December because hurricane season just wrapped up, and the waterfalls at Dunn’s River Falls should be at their best.

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 10-14 Days

Suggested Stay: The Fan Villa

Park City, Utah

Best For: Mountain Honeymoon in the USA 

The Chateaux Deer Valley

If you’re deciding on the best place to go for a honeymoon in December, check out Park City, Utah.

Not only is it one of the best (and the largest) ski resorts in the USA, but it’s also a charming town with excellent dining and one of our favorite cocktail spots – High West Saloon.

But another reason you’ll want to plan a trip to Park City is it’s one of the best honeymoon destinations for December if you prefer a Christmas-themed vacation. 

Walk hand in hand under holiday lights on Main Street or have a hot chocolate while visiting hotel lobbies decorated head to toe. Explore one of the best honeymoon destinations for December and book a trip to Park City. 

Suggested Honeymoon Duration: 5 Days

Suggested Stay: The Chateaux Deer Valley

Practical Tips for Planning Your December Honeymoon 

Plan and Pack for the Weather

When you get ready for the best December honeymoon destinations, check the forecast before you board the plane. Wind, rain, and even snow aren’t unheard of in some locations – so be ready for any last-minute necessities  to add to your suitcase

Consider Locations in the Southern Hemisphere

Remember that the Southern Hemisphere is having its warmest temperatures in December. Places like Sydney, Cape Town, and Buenos Aires are experiencing summer weather in December. 

Plan Ahead for a Holiday Honeymoon

Hotels around the world see tourist spikes around Christmas. If you want a holiday-themed honeymoon, you’ll want to reserve your airfare and accommodations in advance for the most flexibility and best prices. 

Find Warm Weather Destinations for Less

Try honeymoon destinations in places like Central America and South America if you want a warm-weather honeymoon on a budget.

Best Places to Honeymoon in December: Map

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