Just think, whilst everyone is fighting off the end of year colds, pushing their way through the Christmas crowds, and standing in endless queues to squeeze in the last minute Christmas shopping, you could be lying blissfully unaware of all this stress and kerfuffle on a hidden beach in Thailand, or jiggling along in a hand-carved sleigh, pulled by reindeers in Sweden. The options are endless and December is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, so you can forget about what present you should have bought Aunt Marg for Christmas…
It may not be your typical sandy beach, glistening water honeymoon but nothing says romance like a crackling fire, glass of bubbly and your surroundings covered in a white blanket of snow. You certainly won’t run out of fun activities to do either with endless options from snowmobiling to dog-sledding and ice-sculpting, it carves the way for a trip of your lifetime (see what we did there?!) Aurora Safari Camp is a great luxury glamping option, as is the truly unique Treehotel. Romantic? We think so - let’s face it, the Northern lights are better than any fireworks.
This is definitely an original option for a honeymoon. What is there not to love about Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula? From beautiful beaches, charming rustic old cities and perfect weather to friendly faces and mouth-watering food – it’s pretty much the ideal destination for your December honeymoon. The Belmond Maroma, once a coconut plantation, now an idyllic beach resort, is tucked away amongst lush gardens populated with exotic birds and iguanas, is where you should stay. And just to top it all off, December is one of the best times of the year to observe Mexico’s largest flocks of pink flamingos.
Ok, we confess, it may be a little close to the Yucatan Peninsula, but we felt it deserved its own spotlight on this occasion. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination for those looking for a spot of culture and nature. The rainforests are littered with majestic, ancient Mayan ruins, each with a story to tell, and amongst them resides over 500 species of birds. There are thousands of islands, or cayes, along the coast of Belize but our favourite, Ambergis Caye, is home to Victoria House. A small and exclusive resort which sits between heavenly white sand beaches and coconut groves with lush tropical gardens planted with hibiscus, bougainvillea and oleander.
A bucket list destination, the most popular luxury destination in South East Asia, long sandy stretches of beach, breath-taking natural scenery, December being the prime time to visit… shall we go on? The list of reasons to go to Thailand is endless. It also boasts an impressive collection of luxury hotels, hidden tropical islands and secluded beaches; two Six Senses, a Four Seasons, Soneva Kiri and the ultimate in luxury yachts. Sold.
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