Experience the best in snow-capped mountains, picturesque resorts and luxurious accommodation the winter honeymoon scene has to offer…
1. Saariselkä, Finland
Nestled amidst the evergreens in the Finnish part of Lapland, the Igloo Village at Hotel Kakslauttanen offers a unique experience for honeymooners in search of something a little special. During the winter months, sleep in one of the luxurious glass igloos where you can lie warm in bed (the rooms are kept at room temperature) and watch the aurora borealis streaking across the night sky. There’s even a snow chapel and a beautiful glass reception room should you desire to wed and honeymoon here.
Prices from Dhs1,719 per night. For more information click here
2. St Moritz, Switzerland
The most iconic hotel in the Swiss Alps, Badrutt’s Palace in St Moritz exudes vintage glamour and luxury and has done so since its opening in 1896. Catering for distinguished guests from the worlds of art and music, business and politics, Badrutt’s Palace with its variety of bars and restaurants has been the setting for historic events both on and off the slopes. For a real treat, the hotel boasts two luxurious Spa Suites where you can both relax and be pampered in complete privacy.
Prices from Dhs1,127 per night. For more information click here
3. Utah, USA
A ski resort with a difference, the Stein Eriksen Lodge combines European style with American excess. The hotel has ski-in/ski-out access to the Deer Valley resort. However, for those not wanting to take to the pistes, there are a plethora of other activities to keep you entertained; whether you take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage or view the gorgeous panoramas from the air with a hot-air balloon ride there’s plenty to tailor to your needs. Spice up your honeymoon with a day in one of the spa’s private suites designed especially for couples, where you can cuddle up by a roaring fire or experience one of the many treatments on offer.
Prices from Dhs731 per night. For more information click here
4. St Petersburg, Russia
For a romantic city honeymoon with a difference, visit the architecturally stunning St Petersburg, made especially atmospheric during the winter months by the heavy snowfall and bracing temperatures. Visit the Hermitage and the Winter Palace, catch a ballet or an opera at the Mariinsky Theatre, or take a stroll down Nevsky Prospect, where the iconic Grand Hotel Europe is situated. The hotel’s charming suites guarantee an opulent home away from home experience. Book into one of the unique Historic Suites for a trip back through time, retracing the footsteps of the famous greats who once stayed there.
Prices from Dhs1,045 per night. For more information click here
5. Megève, France
A dream destination offering a variety of winter sports, Les Fermes de Marie is more than just a hotel. Named after the tiny French hamlet in which it’s set, this hotel offers the ultimate intimate and cosy setting. Log fires, leather armchairs and plush fabrics combine with soft winter lighting to form the most romantic of chalet-style accommodation and living spaces. Opt for one of the Prestige rooms with rustic stoneware, slate bathtubs, south-facing terraces and spacious dressing rooms. If relaxing in your lavish bedroom isn’t enough, the Pure Altitude spa offers a variety of classic treatments. Between the hotel and the village of Megève only a short walk away, the resort hosts a range of restaurants and bars as well as a variety of activities to keep you busy until bedtime.
Prices from Dhs2,857 per night. For more information click here
6. Vienna, Austria
Experience the beauty of a thousand twinkling lights by taking in one of Europe’s biggest Christmas markets. Link arms with your loved one and stroll through the enchanted Rathauspark. Visit the myriad of adorned pavilions, and soak up the atmosphere from under the Viennese Little Heart Tree, which has witnessed countless love stories over the years. Repose in luxury in the heart of Vienna at the Hotel Imperial, where you’ll find the classical architecture and regency furnishings make your stay the stuff of dreams.
7. Argyll, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Offering invigoration and relaxation, the Isle of Eriska Hotel has a little bit of everything to keep you starry-eyed. For sport enthusiasts, the island’s nine-hole golf course will keep you occupied. However, if you fancy something a little warmer the hotel’s indoor sports facilities will channel your competitive side. Alternatively, enjoy a spot of down-time and choose from a range of treatments at the Eriska Spa, including the Complete Luxury package – four hours of pampering perfection guaranteed to soothe. Opt for one of the Luxury Spa cottages in the grounds of the hotel – these offer more privacy while still guaranteeing the same excellent service and they come with a hot tub, perfect for a romantic moment on chilly winter evenings.
Honeymoon Package from Dhs2,621. Winter Warmer Package from Dhs2,012 per night. For more information click here
8. Queenstown, New Zealand
The Rees Hotel is a fantasy destination. Standing on the shores of the mesmerising Lake Wakatipu, in the shadow of the Remarkable Mountains, it’s guaranteed to leave you breathless and falling even more in love. During the winter months the resort offers skiing, and for the adventurous a chance to hunt the Himalayan bull, one of the most sought after trophy animals in the world. To reach the mountain territory you must travel across the snowy caps via helicopter, an incredible experience in itself. The hotel accommodation includes both rooms and apartments all featuring chic, contemporary décor and Italian-designed bathrooms. We recommend the lake-view rooms, they are simply breathtaking.
Prices from Dhs589 per night. For more information click here
9. Sorrisniva, Norway
Spending your wedding night in an ice igloo might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you won’t find a more beautiful and unique way to spend your first hours as a married couple than in the Bridal Suite at Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Although the ambient temperature in the rooms is a chilly minus 4 to minus 7 degrees, the natural reindeer hides provided by the hotel will keep you warm, while the sauna, heated at 7am every morning, will truly banish any remaining chill. During your stay it’s well worth taking a snowmobile safari or dogsledding trip down the frozen Alta River, both great ways to explore your amazing Arctic location.
Prices from Dhs1,386 per night (regular igloo), including morning sauna and bus transfer. For more information click here
10. Colorado, USA
For those who love the excitement of an extensive ski resort but prefer more traditional accommodation, the St Regis Hotel in Aspen will tick all your honeymoon boxes. Situated between the two major Aspen ski lifts and a short walk from the town, the hotel boasts a spa and outdoor heated pool, as well as three hot tub areas for you to relax in. If you aren’t satisfied with the selection of on-site food and drink, Aspen itself hosts a myriad of bars and restaurants to suit every palate. For a real couple’s retreat, opt for the Romance Package and have chilled champagne and fresh flowers delivered to your room daily. Prices from Dhs1,649 per night (standard room).
Romance Package Dhs3,412 per night. For more information click here