Looking for the ultimate romantic honeymoon destination, for this winter or next? From winter sun escapes to luxury snowy adventures, check out our top 16 winter honeymoon ideas below.
Top Romantic Winter Honeymoon Ideas
If your big day falls during autumn, you may be on the search for the ultimate romantic winter honeymoon destination. Heading off for some winter sun is the perfect romantic escape – or, why not embrace the cold with a luxury snowy break in Lapland or the Alps? Whichever you choose, these 16 winter holiday ideas make for the perfect romantic honeymoon.
Winter Sun Honeymoons
Live the Island Life in Phuket, Thailand
Thailand is jam-packed full of idyllic destinations brimming with culture and history. To all experience all of this plus pure serenity and natural beauty, Phuket island makes for the most beautiful honeymoon destination.
There is plenty of things to do with your spouse, including beach exploring, island-hopping from Phang Nga Bay and relaxing in luxury spas. Plus, visit the iconic Big Buddha statue and the breathtaking Sirinat National Park.
Enjoy pure bliss and relaxation at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, set within tranquil tropical gardens and with 17km of oceanfront right on its doorstep. The resort has everything you need and more to create a fun and memorable winter honeymoon, including eleven restaurants and bars, a Thai cooking school, three swimming pools, a full-service Mandara Spa, an on-site turtle shelter, a shopping arcade and a fitness centre including two tennis courts and yoga sala.
Nightly rates at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa start from 5,984.56 Thai Baht (£141) per room based on double occupancy. Find out more and book here.
Go For All-Out Luxury in Dubai
A honeymoon in the United Arbab Emirate’s largest city, Dubai, offers a bit of everything. You can choose from the beach, city, endless shopping and fantastic excursions to the desert. There is no shortage of luxury in dubai, with the added bonus of year-round sunshine
Mark your celebration in style at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, which features a beachfront location with the glittering city skyline as a backdrop. With a chic, contemporary design, the hotel is located in the Jumeirah neighbourhood and enjoys expansive views over the Arabian Gulf. Guests can enjoy Michelin dining and superb wellness facilities to enjoy and relax with as newlyweds.
Nightly rates at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah start from £1445 per night per room based on double occupancy. Find out more and book here.
Discover the Remote Tropical Beauty of The Cook Islands
Your honeymoon is the perfect time to go to a once in a lifetime location. Why not visit The Cook Islands in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, which can be accessed from either New Zealand or Tahiti, for a truly remarkable holiday with your spouse.
It offers picture a wonderful climate, perfect beaches, authentic Polynesian culture and gorgeous independent boutique hotels. To preserve The Cook Islands’ natural beauty, there are no chains and no high rise buildings- in fact there is an agreement that no building be higher than a coconut tree!
A popular resort pick for honeymooners and couples is Little Polynesian, a beatiful, laid-back resort set on a white sandy beach made up of 14 bungalows ands studios. The resort’s salt water infinity pool looks out over the azure lagoon (where you can make use of the free kayaks and snorkelling gear for all guests) and offers poolside dining for endless romantic dates with your spouse. This resort truly is a little slice of paradise.
Nightly rates at Little Polynesian start from $377 per night based on double occupancy. Find out more & book here.
Indulge in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is packed full of romantic honeymoon destinations and luxury hotels – and one of our top honeymoon ideas has to be a holiday to the white-sand beaches and iconic Pitons of St Lucia.
Enjoy the best the island has to offer with a luxury break at Jade Mountain, a superb boutique hotel with open-air rooms that look over the ocean and Pitons from their infinity pools – perfect for romantic midnight swims. Then there’s the likes of Chocolate Spa treatments and massages and the chance to enjoy private dinners for two under the stars.
Nightly rates at Jade Mountain start from $1,225 per sanctuary based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to 20% service charge and 20% VAT. Find out more & book here.
Spot Wildlife in South Africa
South Africa offers world-class Big Five game viewing and luxury lodges in abundance, the perfect setting for a winter honeymoon. Our top pick is Noka Camp at Lepogo Lodges, a stunning conservation-focussed lodge set in 50,000 hectares above a cliff – the ultimate private and romantic setting, offering breathtaking views of the river below.
Choose from a ‘sky bed’ or even sleeping outside under the stars. Then, alongside sunken baths and private pools, yoga lessons and spa treatments, honeymooners can enjoy fine dining on their own private deck alongside unforgettable twice-daily game drives, bush walks, water safaris and even open bush camping by the fire.
Nightly rates at Lepogo Lodges start from R16,500 (£790) per person, per night for a Luxury Clifftop Villa on an all-inclusive board basis. Find out more and book here.
Experience Pure Luxury in the Maldives
Fringed by coral reefs and power-white beaches, the Maldives are the archetype of honeymoon paradise. And, with the high season between December and March, these island idylls are the perfect destination for a winter honeymoon.
The Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is an ideal choice, with their honeymoon package offering unlimited dining experiences at four à la carte restaurants, guided snorkelling tours to spot turtles, manta rays, dolphins and whale sharks and romantic sunset cruises, as well as included beach dinners on the shores of the crystal-clear lagoon and a treatment for two at the Emerald Spa.
Nightly rates start from £561 on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Find out more and book here.
Stay on a Private Island in Malaysia
A stay on a private island just screams honeymoon with its relaxed, toes-in-the-sand vibe, and the unique Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia offers just this, with private villas nestled in the surrounding jungle looking over the tropical beaches below.
Head there on your winter honeymoon for romantic fine dining, wildlife safaris together in the wilderness, private island-hopping cruises and couples spa treatments, returning to sumptuous suites with rainforest views from private decks.
Nightly rates at Pangkor Laut Resort start from £270. Find out more and book here.
Relax on the Beaches of Mauritius
Another Indian Ocean paradise, Mauritius is a dreamy destination for a romantic winter honeymoon. Located on the island’s beautiful east coast, Shangri-La Le Touessrok is one of the region’s best offerings. Dip in the infinity pools, relax in the Asian-inspired spa, indulge in several fine dining options and even play the two 18-hole championship golf courses.
Most impressive, though, is the resort’s private island, Ilôt Mangénie. Exclusively accessible to hotel guests, it boasts pristine beaches, three beach villas and eight innovative restaurants, with romantic breakfasts and massages included for honeymooners.
Rates start from £325 per night. Breakfast included. Find out more and book here.
Honeymoon Like a Celeb in the Turks & Caicos
A favourite among A-Listers, COMO Parrot Cay is a white-sand, private island retreat in the beautiful Turks & Caicos islands. And, if you’re thinking of a buddymoon – where friends join you for part of your getaway – or just splashing out for you and your new spouse, The Sanctuary is the perfect upgrade: a private villa accommodating up to 14 guests.
Sleek, private-pool adorned suites offer the ultimate in indulgence, alongside activities like stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling and wellness spa treatments.
Rooms start from £650 on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Find out more and book here.
Private Villa Luxury in the Seychelles
The Seychelles are another string of turquoise-framed Indian Ocean islands perfect for a romantic winter-sun honeymoon. And, for the ultimate in romance, the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa has just launched eight exclusive, beachfront private villas. Offering private infinity pools and incredible rainforest views, a stay here makes for the perfect honeymoon escape.
Then, gourmet restaurants, a pop-up gin bar and a whole host of activities for adventurous honeymooners – think diving, hiking and rum distillery visits – ensure a romantic winter honeymoon to remember.
Nightly rates start from $1,295 per night in a Signature Grand Ocean Pool Villa. Find out more & book here.
Mingle With the Stars in Los Angeles
For something a little different for your romantic winter honeymoon, why not head to ever-sunny LA this winter for a holiday to remember? Our top pick is a stay at the iconic 75-year-old Hotel Bel-Air, whose previous guests include Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly.
Set within a beautiful canyon landscape, honeymooners can stroll among the 12 acres of tropical greenery surrounding the central flower-filled Swan Lake before settling down in the romantic Presidential Suite that offers a chef’s kitchen, living room with grand piano and a private, full-sized swimming pool, for a truly luxurious winter honeymoon.
Nightly rates start from $675/night for a Superior Guestroom. Find out more & book here.
Spot the Northern Lights From a Glass Igloo
There’s nothing more romantic on a winter honeymoon than snuggling up under the star-lit sky – now imagine doing it from a glass igloo! Finland’s Apukka Resort is just minutes from the Arctic Circle and offers glass-roofed suites perfect for viewing the Northern Lights.
The Lappish Kammi suites offers amazing 360-degree views of the aurora that can be enjoyed from your cosy bed – how’s that for romance? Come daytime, the likes of snowshoeing, sauna sessions and snowmobiling ensure your winter honeymoon is as action-packed or relaxed as you like.
A 4-day holiday with Best Served Scandinavia starts from £1,225pp inc. flights. Find out more and book here.
Stay in a Floating Spa and Treehouse in Lapland
A stay at Sweden’s iconic Treehotel and Arctic Bath is the perfect combination for the ultimate romantic winter honeymoon. The Treehotel is perched high among the treetops in Swedish Lapland, where you’ll spend magical nights alongside thrilling activities in snow-dusted forests.
It’s the perfect prelude to a stay at the floating spa hotel Arctic Bath. The ultimate couples retreat, honeymooners will enjoy relaxing saunas, indulgent spa treatments and gourmet dining, looking out onto the snow-dusted surrounds.
A 4-day holiday with The Luxury Holiday Company starts from £1,815pp inc. flights. Find out more and book here.
Luxury Ski Getaway in Austria
For budding skiers, a romantic winter honeymoon among the mountains of Austria is an excellent bet. The luxury boutique hotel of Severin*s in Lech is our top choice, with swimming pools, a spa and fine regional dining the perfect antidote to action-packed days on the slopes.
To really spoil yourselves on your winter honeymoon, opt to stay in the private residence. Newlyweds can watch films in their own cinema, sample wines from the wine cellar, relax by the open fireplace and soak in the outdoor jacuzzi looking over the snowy slopes.
Ice Skate Under The Stars in Switzerland
Ice skating under the stars on a frozen lake, sharing a cheese fondue in a luxury Swiss chalet, a champagne-soaked carriage ride into the mountains – a stay at Suvretta House, in St Moritz, is the recipe for the ultimate romantic winter honeymoon.
This grand dame hotel is one of Switzerland’s finest, and once played host to Evita Peron, King Farouk of Egypt and the Shah of Persia. Loved-up couples can take advantage of the exquisite restaurant offering fine French dining and deluxe suites overlooking the snow-capped trees above.
Winter rates at Suvretta House start from CHF 630 (approx. £498) per night in a Double Room on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner). Find out more and book here.
Visit the Big City Lights of New York
New York City’s charm comes alive in the winter. If skiing and wilderness exploring isn’t quite your thing, then New York could be the ultimate winter honeymoon destination for some urban bliss.
There are endless activities to make this winter honeymoon spectacular. Spend your time visiting some of America’s most iconic landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Go and see a theatre show on Broadway or shop till you drop. In the winter, extra attractions pop up around the city, including ice skating outside the Rockerfeller Centre.
To soak up all that the Big Apple has to offer, stay at The Carlyle, a five star luxury hotel located just a three minute walk from Central Park and is located in the Upper East Side district, known to be the home to the elite society of NYC. Honeymooners can take advantage of the on-site spa for some downtime away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Nightly rates at The Carlyle start from £651 per night based on double occupancy. Find out more and book here.