6 of the Best Winter Honeymoons

Are you a newlywed looking to get away on a winter honeymoon?

There are so many different types of honeymoons; the mini-moon, the adventure-moon and the all-out blow-the-budget moon. Newlyweds have been jetting away for years and there’s no stopping it anytime soon.

We’ve got honeymoons to suit every type of customer. Whether it’s a safari in South Africa or a fly-and-flop in the Maldives, there are plenty of options for those looking to get away this winter. We’ve rounded up 6 of the best winter honeymoon destinations to inspire you.

Safari in South Africa

A honeymoon to South Africa is ideal for the adventurous honeymooners in search for the big five and winter sun. From private game reserves to world-class wineries and rich cultural cities, this African country is a favourite amongst newlyweds. We recommend combining a city stay with a safari in the Kruger National Park. What’s more, why not add on a beach stay in Mauritius for some relaxation.

Book it: A 13-night trip staying at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel in Cape Town (B&B), Elandela Private Game Reserve (full board), Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in Durban (B&B) and Tamassa Mauritius (all-inclusive) starts from £3,399 per person in October, including flights and transfers.

Escape to Saint Lucia

sandals grande st lucian over water bungalows for winter honeymoon in saint lucia

Nothing beats Saint Lucia for a romantic escape, it’s the Caribbean’s most romantic island and a favourite amongst honeymooners. Thanks to it’s countless luxury resorts that take romance to the next level, it has become a hotspot amongst celebrities alike. Sandals Grande St Lucian is a couples-only resort offering the ultimate all-inclusive packages. Not to mention the Tahiti style Over-The-Water bungalows, a first for Saint Lucia. While Jade Mountain is perfect for those seeking the pinnacle of luxury. The stunning suites do away with the fourth wall, so you can wake up to the gentle breeze, take a dip in your private infinity pool looking over the soaring Pitons.

Book it: A week’s stay all-inclusive at Sandals Grande St Lucian starts at £1,994 per person, based on two sharing, including flights and transfers.

Tour Japan

With the Summer Olympics moved to 2021, it’s sure to be a hotspot for travellers. But it’s just as magical in winter – and you get to avoid all the hustle and bustle of the Olympic crowds. With glittering snow-capped mountains, hot springs steaming in the misty air, Japan truly is a bucketlist destination. While it might not be your typical ‘honeymoon’ destination, it’s a great option for couples wanting to explore and relax on an adventure-moon.

Book it: A 13-night Romantic Japan tour combines Tokyo, the Japanese Alps, Yudanaka Onsen, Kanazawa, Kyoto and more. The tour costs from £6,135 including flights, B&B accommodation, transfers, entry fees, a Japan Rail Pass and guides.

See the World on a Cruise

couple dining on their winter honeymoon onboard a celebrity cruise

For couples looking for a honeymoon with a difference, why not see the world on a cruise. You get to tick off several destinations in one hit and enjoy the luxury that awaits onboard. For an especially romantic itinerary, Celebrity Cruises’ Best of India and South Asia voyage it the ideal cruise for culture. The trip stops off in Singapore, Phuket, Colombo, Cochin, Goa and Mumbai with two nights in Dubai. For late December departures, it coincides with Dubai’s spectacular New Year’s Eve firework display.

Book it: The 15-night voyage from Singapore starts at £1,324 per person cruise-only, departing February. Based on two sharing an Oceanview Stateroom on Celebrity Constellation.

Discover the French Caribbean

The beautiful island of Saint Martin features a unique mix of cultures, marrying Caribbean, French and Dutch heritage. It is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in the world, with pristine beaches all the way around the coastline. We recommend staying at the only all-inclusive resort on the French side of the island, Secrets St Martin Resort & Spa. This luxurious five-star adults-only resort recently opened in February 2020. It offers newlyweds a signature honeymoon package, which includes; cocktail breakfast in bed, a private beachfront dinner and two couples’ spa treatments.

Ultra-Luxe in the Maldives

The Maldives, without a doubt, is the best honeymoon destination in the world. It’s one of the most beautiful and romantic places on Earth. With each luxurious resort having its own private island, it gives you the feeling of pure bliss and the ultimate paradise island experience. We recommend the new, ultra-luxe resort that is VARU by Atmosphere for its extensive all-inclusive plan. The plan includes island activities, as well as speciality dining and a free spa treatment on selected stays.

Book it: A week’s stay at VARU by Atmosphere on the unique all-inclusive plan starts at £3,419, departing February, including flights.

Feeling inspired to book your Winter Honeymoon?

We take the time to get to know you – your likes and dislikes, so we can tailor-make the perfect honeymoon for you and your significant other.

Send us your winter honeymoon enquiry and we will work with you to create a honeymoon you will never forget.

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