Book The Perfect Finale To Your Winter Wedding
Whether you’re looking for snow or sun, these magical honeymoon ideas during the winter months are absolutely enchanting.
Winter weddings are becoming more popular year on year, as couples long to spend their day surrounded by charming festive lights and breath-taking scenery. If you’re getting married in Essex, then you’ll perhaps even see a sprinkling of snow, as the county has enjoyed several days of heavy snowfall already this winter.
One of the other bonuses of getting married over winter, is that it considerably widens your options for picking an interesting honeymoon destination. You can either stick with the winter theme and choose some wonderfully romantic snow-laden location, or else take advantage of flying somewhere tropical outside of the summer holiday rush. Here are 10 of the best honeymoon ideas for winter weddings held between November and February.
This is the perfect time of year to hit the South Island – enjoy the beautiful beaches, go dolphin and whale-watching just off the coast of Kaikoura and a sign up for a range of outdoor challenges such as skydiving in Queenstown.
If you’d like a chance to see the Northern Lights, then winter is the best time to visit Iceland. It’s important to understand that there is no guarantee that you’ll spot them, but travelling between November and February should boost your chances, as these are the darkest months of the year. Enjoy romantic dips in the geothermal spas while you wait for this phenomenon to occur!
January and February are the best months to visit a number of African countries for a safari. Whether you’re looking for the mountain gorillas of Uganda, or prefer to get up close and personal with the big five in Kenya, this type of honeymoon will provide memories that will last a lifetime.
If you and your other half are keen skiers, then why not splurge on a trip to the world-class ski resort of Vermont and hit the trails of Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield. There will be plenty of chance for unwinding too in one of the many luxurious ski chalets and penthouses based here.
What better time of year to head to the islands of the Indian Ocean than when it’s bitterly cold back home. Swap the drizzle of the UK for snorkelling, diving and swimming in turquoise waters. You simply won’t want to leave!
If you don’t want the Christmas theme of your winter wedding to end, then the festive Christmas markets of Europe are the place for you. Head to Bruges with its pretty outdoor stalls and ice rink, exquisite chocolates and delicious Belgian beers to help you truly unwind after your big day.
If you’re looking to stay in a plush island beach hut at a fraction of the cost of other destinations, then South Thailand is simply perfect. This serene region offers the opportunity to relax on white sands and dine at incredible Thai restaurants in the evening – what could be better?
Ice Hotel, Sweden
Do you feel your honeymoon would be incomplete without visiting the coolest hotel in the world? In that case, the sub-zero Ice Hotel in Sweden is the place to be. Choose from a variety of 3 or 4-night packages to this magical construction and spend your days going for husky rides or riding around by snowmobile.
Tenerife boasts warm sunshine all year – it’s known the Island of Eternal Spring. Situated off the west coast of Africa, this Spanish Canary Island has beautiful beaches and luxury hotels. Winter temperatures are in the low 20s, which means you can relax in the warmth of the winter sun without worrying about getting too hot at night!
St Petersburg, Russia
Visiting St Petersburg at any time of year is astonishing thanks to the marvellous architecture that sprawls across the cityscape. But during winter, it’s even more charming. Take troika rides through the streets and maybe even book tickets to see ‘The Nutcracker’.
Whether you’re looking for snow or sun, winter honeymoons are a truly special experience. So, start planning your very own trip of a lifetime, today!