Warm weather or warming it up on a winter honeymoon?
After the ceremony, after the party, it’s just you and your honey for some quality time as man and wife. Where’s the honeymoon? What’s the plan? A winter wedding can mean a plane ride to a tropical beach vacation. Or, for something a little different, snuggle up together in a cold weather spot.
Sydney Burdick, Trivago.com global communication manager, suggests a number of warm and cold honeymoon destinations that are the most popular with the travel website’s users.
For an unrivaled view of the Northern Lights, head to the Jukkasjarvi at the heart of the Swedish Lapland. The world-famous Icehotel promises visitors a stay they won’t soon forget. Each winter, the property is built anew and each spring it melts away (open only December- April). During the day, take an ice-sculpting class and in the evening, cuddle up and watch the Northern Lights paint the sky. Be sure to check out the breathtaking ice cathedral, where approximately 150 couples a year tie the knot in freezing temperatures. Honeymooners have a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from: dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, skating, ice-fishing, hunting, hiking, golf and more.
Les Fermes de Marie Hotel
The village of Megève is charming beyond belief during the winter months and offers newlyweds a multitude of options to entertain themselves. Guests of the region take part in outdoor activities such as skiing, paragliding, flying lessons and hiking. Or beat the cold by heading to the town center for some great live music, gambling and shopping. From the town center, one reaches the secluded Les Fermes de Marie Hotel by a short walk through the snow-covered pines. Luxurious, refined and abundantly cozy, the hotel can also help plan a couple’s activities.
Esperanza — An Auberge Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico
Countless opportunities for newlyweds to experience local culture -- live music, dancing, authentic Cabo cuisine, fine art and a thriving nightlife -- exist throughout the Los Cabos region. Dive between waterfalls and gardens of black coral or swim in the shade of the stunning natural rock formations of El Arco near the appropriately named Playa Del Amor. Close to the colonial town of San José del Cabo lies the beautiful five-star Esperanza Resort, which is on the Baja Peninsula with views overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Newlyweds can enjoy two 120-minute couples’ spa treatments, a bottle of champagne, as well as delectable chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival.
Kuredu Island Resort
Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Surrounded by a rainbow-colored coral reef, turquoise blue waters and the tranquil sound of lapping waves, Lhaviyani Atoll the Kuredu Island Resort welcomes newlywed guests to a small key of the stunning Maldives. Throughout the islands, couples have the opportunity to take surfing lessons, head out on night fishing excursions, swim with dolphins or take part in diving and snorkeling. End a romantic day together by enjoying a fresh lobster dinner or watching the sun set over the ocean on a privately chartered yacht.