Whether you have an early-winter wedding or you had it earlier in the summer and you postponed the honeymoon, there are plenty of beautiful places with good weather to see in December.
Whether you go to an exotic island, on a safari in Africa, or do some sightseeing in Europe, there are plenty of amazing places that you can explore. Now let’s have a look at some of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in December:
1. St. Lucia
The Caribbean Island of St. Lucia is a tropical paradise where honeymooners feel right at home. With gorgeous weather, pristine beaches, and crystal clear water, the island is the perfect destination for lovers.
Along with boutique hotels in the city, St. Lucia also boasts a few all-inclusive luxury resorts. One worth mentioning is Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Not only is everything included at the resort, but you also have access to some of the island’s best beaches.
Stay in an overwater bungalow, complete with stunning views. Go snorkeling along the coast or charter a boat for a day of sightseeing and exploration. At night, you can watch the sunset over the water. It’s hard to beat the romantic view.
Thailand is popular for its incredible beauty and historical riches but also its friendly people and fascinating culture. Therefore, it is commonly referred to as the “Land of Smiles.” Here you can see the colorful markets and the busy streets of Bangkok or ride an elephant in the Khao Sok National Park. But there are also plenty of islands with great beaches and exotic scenery.
The foods here and the culture are nothing compared to Europe or the United States, so you will be fascinated by them. Phuket is a popular destination, but so are other areas with warm and dry weather during this time. The jungles will look lush and beautiful since the monsoon season is over.
Most people associate the name of this country with an exotic paradise, and they are perfectly right. Some people consider that you can find the best beaches in the world here, and by combining this with the luxurious resorts dedicated to couples, you get the perfect honeymoon destination.
Besides laying in the sun you can also explore the underwater world through scuba diving and snorkeling, staying in an overwater bungalow, or just relax in a hammock between two palm trees and sip on a cocktail.
The weather in December is just right – warm and sunny with low chances of rain. The waters are at their clearest, and in some parts of the country, you can even dive with manta rays and whale sharks.
You might have never even heard of St. Kitts and Nevis before, but that’s a good thing. It means that other people didn’t hear about it either, so there will be fewer crowds compared to the popular destinations. This is a splendid island in the Caribbean and it still has plenty of unexplored pristine beaches and jungles.
The weather here in December is dry and warm, making it perfect for laying on the beach, diving or exploring the wilderness. During this month you can also experience the incredible annual carnival of the country called Sugar Mas.
If you want to see one of the richest and luxurious places on Earth, then you need to go to Dubai. Here you can admire the tallest building in the world (the Burj Khalifa), or shop through incredible malls. But there are also plenty of amazing water parks, beaches or camel riding experiences.
While the temperatures are super hot here during the summer and most parts of the year, in December they are just right (around 20 degrees Celsius).
Compared to the months of January and February, there are also less rains. So you can lay on the beach and get a tan, but also wander through the city and surroundings. The flight from here to the Maldives is just 4 hours, so you can combine the two destinations into an unforgettable honeymoon in December.
Not everyone wants to go to hot places and lay in the sun all day long, and some people would rather explore mountains or cities. Canada offers both incredible cities to visit and mountain landscapes with unique wildlife.
British Columbia has plenty of lakes, mountains, and forests to explore, and the city of Vancouver has many attractions. You can also go skiing, and the weather is not as cold as it will be in the months to come.
This country has plenty of beautiful experiences to offer, and it’s sometimes overlooked by tourists. It includes beautiful beaches, rich rainforests, gorgeous beaches, and an incredible culture to be discovered.
The capital is Kuala Lumpur and you have plenty of interesting places to visit here. The western part of the country is witnessing the dry season after the heavy monsoons, so nature will be green and lush. Make sure to also see the beautiful island of Langkawi, and from there you can easily travel to Thailand as well.
8. Vienna, Austria
Some people want to escape the cold winter and go to a warm and exotic place for Christmas, while others want to feel the true spirit of this holiday, with snow, freezing temperatures, and hot mulled wine.
The city of Vienna is beautiful any time of the year, but it’s even more special in December, thanks to the multiple Christmas markets. Here you can truly feel the Christmas spirit and enjoy some delicious treats. The city has some amazing streets and historical landmarks, so make sure to dress well to explore the city on foot.
This country offers a complete experience for a honeymoon in December, having exotic beaches, luxurious resorts, great weather, and unique culture to be discovered. An interesting experience to do on your honeymoon is to spend the night in a Bedouin camp under a sky full of stars.
The weather here in December will be nice and warm; warm enough to camp in the dunes but not as hot as the summer weather. There will also be less visitors now compared to other months of the year.
10. New York City
The city that never sleeps can be visited any time of the year, and will offer an unforgettable experience. But it’s even more interesting in December thanks to the stunning decorations and the famous Christmas tree from the Rockefeller Center.
You will be amazed by the skyscrapers, museums, restaurants and night life. Just make sure to dress properly as the weather is cold here in December, and there will probably also be some snow.
11. South Africa
It’s summertime in South Africa, making it the ideal time to plan a December honeymoon. You can explore Cape Town, including the famed winery at Cape Winelands. Don’t forget to sample the Chenin Blanc or Pinotage, two vintages the area is famous for.
While the weather is usually sunny in Cape Town, you may run into some rain showers if you head to Kruger National Park. However, December is also a great time to catch a glimpse of baby animals. It’s the end of spring at the park. Surprisingly, it’s also when safari prices are at their lowest.
More adventurous honeymooners can spend the night in a luxury tent under the stars. If you prefer staying closer to restaurants and shops, Cape Town has several hotels offering newlyweds all of the amenities necessary to ensure a romantic and memorable honeymoon.
Sometimes, couples are looking for something different than a beach honeymoon. December in Finland is a special time of year, especially if you choose to stay in Lapland.
Located in northern Finland, be prepared for incredible views of the Northern Lights. Some luxury hotels are even positioned to ensure their guests get a view of the night sky from the comfort of their beds. Imagine snuggling with your partner and watching the Northern Lights play across the sky.
When you are ready for some fun activities, check out Lapland’s Santa Village. It’s the perfect place to find keepsakes commemorating your honeymoon. You can also take a ride with huskies and explore the surrounding countryside.
Australia’s east coast offers something for everyone on their honeymoon. You can stay in Melbourne or Sydney, and still, be close to beaches and the Great Barrier Reef.
Both cities offer luxury accommodations, along with shops, restaurants, and thriving nightlife. Spend the day snorkeling, scuba diving, and your evenings in some of the country’s hottest clubs. If you have time on your honeymoon, take a trip to Alice Springs or Uluru. Both are in Australia’s red center and provide spectacular views.
December is in the middle of Australia’s tourist season, so it’s a good idea to book ahead.
Egypt is known for its scorching desert temperatures, but the weather is balmy in December. While Cairo is a hot tourist destination, there’s more to see and do than visit the magnificent pyramids.
The weather is great, and an Egyptian honeymoon is surprisingly affordable. Most luxury hotels offer travel packages that allow you to take guided tours through the various historical sights.
The open-air markets will excite your senses, and don’t forget to take a camel ride. It’s an experience you will always remember. A visit to Sharm el-Sheikh is the perfect way to end your honeymoon. You can enjoy a delicious bite while also experiencing the country’s rich history.
15. Costa Rica
When it comes to exotic honeymoon locations, it’s hard to top Costa Rica. Only a short flight away from the United States, you don’t have to waste a lot of precious time traveling. A Costa Rican honeymoon is also more affordable than you may think.
If you want some adventure on your honeymoon, Arenal and La Fortuna offer everything from ziplining through the forest canopy to guide treks through the rainforest. Guanacaste and Tamarindo boast beautiful beaches where you can spend your honeymoon splashing in the waves.
Costa Rica is home to several all-inclusive resorts and luxury hotels, so you can find the perfect place to stay anywhere in the country.
With a year-round tropical climate, there’s never a bad time to visit the archipelago. You have 16 islands to explore on your December honeymoon. These islands also offer luxury accommodations ranging from boutique hotels to all-inclusive resorts.
Seychelles is known for its fabulous beaches, but it also has a rich history. You can tour some of the archipelago’s historic Creole homes in between walks on the beach. There are also marine parks where you can learn more about the local wildlife.
17. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a popular destination spot for honeymooners in December. It has great weather, friendly locals, and plenty of activities. Along with touring historic temples, you can visit the elephant orphanage. The country is also known for its tea; most growers offer tours and tastings.
You can spend the day on the beach in Negombo or take a trip to Yala national park. Don’t forget to see Dambulla Rock Temple, it’s an impressive sight that’s worth the short trip. The eastern part of the island is home to the game preserve, where you can see everything from leopards to elephants, birds, and wild boar.
You can also find several honeymoon packages at the resorts and luxury hotels that ensure your trip is everything you’re dreaming of and more.
Here were some of the best destinations for a honeymoon in December. If you decide to try one of them, make sure to tell us everything about your experience in the comments area below.