Are you travelling between November and February? If the answer is yes, then take a look at these inspiring honeymoon ideas, as told by Izzy Hicks…
If you want snow…
Cosy up in the Ice Hotel, Sweden
The supremely romantic Icehotel Sweden is ideal for couples looking for a one-of-a-kind honeymoon experience – and incredible photographs to take home! Uniquely designed and built from scratch each year, the hotel offers a great range of optional activities for those who want either a relaxed or exiliharating break. Whether it be creating your own special ice sculpture, sharing your husky sled across Swedish Lapland or hunting the Northern Lights, every one will be undeniably romantic. Spend two nights in a warm Kaamos room before the final night in one of the impressive ice suites, with an optional upgrade to an Art Suite. Prices are from £724 per person for a three-night stay based on two people sharing on a B&B basis. Flights from London Heathrow and domestic transfers in Sweden are included.
Visit hot springs in Iceland
Volcanoes, mountains, glaciers, geysers, lava fields and hot springs…natural wonders certainly aren’t in short supply in Iceland, and in the Winter months, it’s one of your best bets for catching a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights. Stay at the stylish Alda Hotel on Reykjavik’s main street for an unbeatable location and enjoy delicious seafood in the nearby restaurants and bars. Prices start at £455 per person for three nights on a B&B basis including flights from Gatwick airport, departing 21st February 2016.
Enjoy snowsports in Lake Louise, Canada
Surrounded by mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and the picturesque lake that gives the hotel its name, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the perfect base for honeymooners who want their snowsports with a side of luxury. On most days in the Winter, you can skate on the lake or even take a sleigh ride around it, and if you can force yourself to leave, the world-class Lake Louise ski area with its 4,200 acres of slopes is just a few minutes away in the hotel shuttle. Prices from £1,130 per person for a week’s stay including return flights from London and transfers.
Take a spa break in the Dolomites, Italy
Hotel Fanes, which is set in the heart of the Dolomiti Superski area overlooking the quiet village of San Cassiano, is ideal for a relaxing European break. Italian hospitality and jawdropping views make this hotel a little jewel in the Dolomites. Rooms are stylishly decorated, the restaurants and bar are extremely cosy, and the superb spa offers a huge range of treatments – plus you’ll love the mountain view from the floor to ceiling windows. For those wishing to hit the slopes, the hotel is a short drive away. Seven nights half-board start from £1,355 per person based on two people sharing, including return flights from the UK and private transfers.
Go on a snow safari in Finland
If your favourite film is Frozen and you can’t wait for Christmas, then Finnish Lapland is the perfect destination for you! Travel to this magical region in Winter and you’ll be able to enjoy the incredible scenery and hospitality of the Sami people. For an action-packed trip that combines adventure and romance, check out Full Circle Travel’s itinerary; it includes a husky safari, reindeer safari and a night at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, where you’ll stay in a luxury glass-topped igloo with a view of the Northern Lights. Costs start from £3,270 per couple on an all- inclusive basis.
If you’re looking for sunshine…
Relax in Krabi, Thailand
South East Asia is full of fantastic honeymoon destinations, and none more so than Thailand. Enjoy the best the country has to offer with a luxury break to Tubkaak, a superb boutique hotel which boasts amazing views across the dramatic range of islands know as the Koh Hong Krabi Archipelago. This peaceful retreat is ideal for honeymooners, with its two restaurants overlooking the beach, L’Escape Spa, library and gym.If you can tear yourself away from the view, you can enjoy mountain biking, sea kayaking, island day trips and Thai cookery classes. Scott Dunn offers seven nights B&B at Tubaak from £1,245 per person based on two people sharing, including return flights from the UK and private transfers.
Spot the wildlife in Costa Rica
The destination on everyone’s lips, Costa Rica offers a real pick and mix of must-sees, ranging from tropical beaches through to soaring volcanoes by way of dense rainforests. It also has national parks, wildlife havens and nature reserves on tap, which makes it perfect for animal lovers! We recommend the Riu Palace Costa Rica. Thomson offers seven nights for two people on an all-inclusive basis for £1,055, with flights departing 14th December 2015.
Experience pure luxury in Mauritius
Fringed with coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Mauritius is a true honeymoon paradise, and The Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is the perfect place to enjoy it from. The resort is made up of 65 opulent private villas, each with its own pool, as well as an award-winning spa and 27 lush acres of land. Kuoni offer seven nights on half board in a Garden Suite Villa, including return economy flights on Air Mauritius from London Heathrow and private transfers to the resort. Price for December 2015 from £2,665 per person, based on two sharing.
Go sailing in the British Virgin Islands
If you and your h2b love to sail, then yachting around the beautiful British Virgin Islands could be the honeymoon for you! As well as enjoying snorkelling, kayaking and paddle-boarding, you could spot local wildlife such as hawksbill turtles, manta rays, and angelfish. For even more adventure, Sunsail can hook you up with local dive schools and all kinds of other cool activities on the water. Prices from £1,458 for a one-week charter for a two-cabin yacht from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Flights and transfers can be booked individually.
Explore The Mayan Riviera in Mexico
The Mayan Riviera is a fantastic blend of culture and relaxation – not to mention home to some of the best beaches in Mexico! Stay at the Viceroy Riviera Maya, a luxury adults-only hotel made up of fabulous villa accommodation spread throughout the lush jungle and beachfront. Relax among the stunning feature gardens, by your own private pool or in the spa, which offers an array of Mayan-inspired treatments and rituals. You can even have delicious fresh ceviche and tequila cocktails brought to you as you unwind on the beach after an invigorating yoga session by the sea. The hotel makes a great base to visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum & Chichen Itza, explore the underground cenotes or snorkel the Meso American Barrier reef. Enjoy a Mayan Indulgence all-inclusive package for seven nights from £2,265 per person based on two people sharing, including flights and transfers from Gatwick departing 18th November 2015.
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