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The Best Honeymoon Destinations in December

It’s cold, wet and gloomy at home, so a hot honeymoon in December makes perfect sense. The Caribbean is wonderful, as are The MaldivesMauritius and Southeast Asia. A December honeymoon also means summer time in South Africa – Cape Town is positively buzzing. 

December is a great month to visit Thailand with glorious weather throughout. It is also an ideal choice for couples seeking a bit more than just a beach, as you can combine a number of experiences in one honeymoon, from living it up in Bangkok for a few days to exploring the beautiful scenery in northern Thailand. Base yourself in Chiang Mai and sample authentic Thai culture visiting the local hill tribe villages or joining a local cooking class – head into the jungle for an elephant encounter or raft down the river watching the world go by. Head south to the Koh Sok National Park for spectacular scenery, kayak amongst the karst scenery, trek through the jungle and stay in a luxury tented camp. Of course any holiday to Thailand will include a beach extension and we can recommend some really special hideaways – a perfect end to your honeymoon. Malaysia is equally as beautiful and perfect in December, as is Vietnam – ideal for newlyweds looking for scenery, culture and luxury.

Further afield, Australia and New Zealand are welcoming in their summer in December. Escape to a stylish retreat on Waiheke Island, off the coast from Auckland, and make this the starting point for an amazing honeymoon through New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Byron Bay in northern New South Wales has glorious unspoiled surf beaches and a great restaurant scene while Lord Howe Island is a lesser-known jewel just a two-hour flight from Sydney. And if you time your honeymoon right there’s no better place in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve than Sydney. It unquestionably boasts one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

Don’t forget to check out the details of our Honeymoon gift list service, which allows friends and family to contribute towards travel experiences as well as the more traditional gift list items, all in one place. A complimentary service for all Turquoise honeymoon couples and looked after by a full time team, it’s just one of the ways we can ensure your dream honeymoon, becomes a reality.

Where to go on honeymoon in December?


  • Huvafen Fushi

    Chic, hip and happening all encapsulate perfectly this luxury retreat which is an exhilarating 30minute speedboat journey from Malé. Huvafen Fushi sits in a picture-perfect lagoon of sheer turquoise, banded by the deep indigo of the ocean beyond – this is fantasy desert island bliss.

  • The Cotton House

    There’s exclusive and then there’s Mustique, beloved by the rich and famous and royalty both past and present.

  • Two Post Outpost - Strawberry Hill and GoldenEye

    Experience two sides of Jamaica – the iconic Blue Mountains above Kingston and the pristine beaches of Oracabessa.

  • Honeymoon Special: Saruni Mara & The Ocean Spa Lodge

    Enjoy our exclusive bride stays free offer on a multi destination honeymoon to Ol Seki in Kenya and The Residence in Zanzibar.

  • Wine, Wilderness, Wildlife & Reef

    Discover the wildlife and unspoilt wilderness of Kangaroo Island, explore the great Australian outback in the awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges, intoxicate your senses in the historic wine region of the Barossa and enjoy a few days in the spectacular harbour-side city of Sydney, rounding it all off with a fabulous few days on the beautiful, rugged and remote Lord Howe Island.

  • Sensational Six Senses - Oman and The Maldives

    Don’t stay at just one Six Senses hotel when you can stay at two! We love this itinerary which combines Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman with Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives as it gives you a combination of a Maldivian remote island experience with a mountainous and adventurous Oman.

  • Ayada Maldives

    From the moment you step off the boat and feel the power-soft sand beneath your feet, you will be absorbed into Ayada’s ‘no shoes, no news’ way of life. Home to one of the countries best house reefs, boasting an outstanding array of marine life, calm waters and expert instructors, for those who love the world beneath the waves, this is one island not to miss.

  • Two Week Christmas Down Under

    Head down-under for a Christmas swathed in sunshine. Swap your turkey for a shrimp on the barbie and see in the New Year with fireworks on the beach – sound tempting? This winter sun trio combines a city stay in Sydney, with a classic Aussie surf stay in Byron Bay, ending with a luxurious stay in the Whitsundays at Hamilton island Beach Club.


    A Christmas holiday you won't forget! Visit Fundu Lagoon and Ol Seki on a safari and beach honeymoon.

  • Zaya Nurai Island

    Zaya Nurai Island is a stunning private island located along the Arabian Gulf, just a 15 minute boat ride away from Saadiyat Island and a 60 minute journey from Downtown Dubai. This exclusive ‘one island, one resort’ concept is unique for the Middle East and has the feeling of being in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, soft white powdery beaches and tropical vegetation, this cool and contemporary island is a beach lover’s paradise.

Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.

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Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.