December is the most wonderful time of the year – especially for newlyweds about to embark on their honeymoon. But picking a destination to fit a couple’s wants and needs can be tricky, especially if interests or preferences diverge. A few top-notch honeymoon destinations surpass all personal differences. Whether you prefer adrenaline-filled adventures or lounging under the sun, these December honeymoon hotspots offer a wide range of activities for guests. In addition, you’ll find a variety of vacation rentals to complete the honeymoon experience.
Morocco is the honeymoon destination that offers everything, from the best of romance, nature, culture and more. Imagine breathtaking sunrises, a variety of stunning landscapes and gorgeous star-filled nights in the Sahara. Looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences to create lasting honeymoon memories? Fly over the city of Marrakech in a hot air balloon, go camel trekking in the Sahara Desert, wake up to the sound of the rolling ocean waves and wander through the souks (large and small markets) of Morocco. In December, the weather in Morocco remains fairly mild, with daytime temperatures warm enough to wear T-shirts and shorts. So, pack your sandals and sunscreen for a romantic honeymoon filled with walks on the beach, romantic rooftop dinners, and the warmth and hospitality of the locals that will make you feel right at home.
2. The Maldives
Even if you’ve been to your fair share of beaches, you’ll find the Maldives to be unique. This honeymoon paradise is all about intimacy and serenity, where newlyweds can enjoy each other’s company without the distraction of other tourists. You can be kings and queens of an island respondent in beauty, surrounded by the softest white sands and the bluest waters. The country has over 1,100 coral islands, one of which has rare glowing tides that light up the beach at night. If walking hand in hand along the luminescent shoreline sounds romantic, consider bonding at a couple’s spa after a day of exploring the sea life, or being whisked away by boat to one of the remote beaches where you and your partner can enjoy undisturbed time together.
A December honeymoon to Thailand is perfect for both adventure seekers and honeymooners looking to unwind. The exotic destination has food that will excite your taste buds, landscapes that will take your breath away, and activities that will give you a thrill. Visit spectacular waterfalls, or go snorkeling in the deep sea. Get some rest and relaxation at a luxurious resort right on the beach. December falls under one of the drier parts of the year, with average temperatures in the mid-70s to 80s.
The beauty of Bali is made more resplendent through the rose-colored glasses of honeymooning couples. Bali’s unspoiled beaches and tropical landscapes are almost magical in their beauty. In addition to nature’s offerings, the island proffers a wealth of culture and ceremony, enchanting visitors with unique traditions and unrivaled tranquility. Bali in December has its share of rainfall, but the lush jungle also thrives during this time of year.
5. New Zealand
New Zealand satisfies a wide range of travel interests. Adrenaline junkies will find incredible outdoor activities, such as diving off the highest bungee in Australasia or embarking on a river safari. “Lord of the Rings” fans will find the Shire and Hobbit World about two hours from Aukland, an enjoyable tour even for those unfamiliar with the series. Hot springs and mineral pools are perfect for couples seeking some rest and relaxation.
Explore Pacific charm at its finest with a honeymoon to Sydney, Australia. Those who appreciate architectural wonders and gorgeous cityscapes will marvel at the city’s many offerings. But just because you’re near the city’s best doesn’t mean you’re a world apart from nature. Sydney’s beaches feature stunning views, romantic walkways, and quaint eateries, ideal for couples looking to while away an afternoon.
7. South Africa
Another honeymoon destination that combines the best of the city and the wild is Cape Town in South Africa. South Africa is famed for both over-the-top luxury and its abundance of natural wonders. A honeymoon to the rainbow nation is your chance to create unforgettable memories, whether through a safari tour or a food excursion through the city.
If snuggling up is included in your idea of the perfect honeymoon, head for someplace chilly, like Vermont. You can cuddle to your heart’s content by the fireside at a Vermont vacation rental, sipping hot cocoa or a glass of fine wine. The snow falling outside adds to the romantic ambiance.
Move over, Paris. There’s a new city of love in town, and it’s called Buenos Aires. Newlyweds who don’t want to break the bank with a trip to Europe can opt for a honeymoon to the land of Latin passion. In Argentina, couples will find as much romance, history, nightlife and culture as they would in Europe – if not more. Enjoy your budding romance in the Argentina springtime in December.
Escape to the winter wonderland of Finland with your beloved, where you can dance under the spectacular northern lights in December. The snowy landscape is enchanting this time of year, and the country has lots to offer in terms of romance, culture, arts and more. Picture spending a night in an igloo, relaxing in a spa or strolling hand in hand through one of Finland’s museums. Don’t forget to look to the stars – the Aurora Borealis might shine upon you.
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