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Where to Honeymoon in December

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in December but not sure where to go? If so, look no further – our warm weather guide brings you the world's most pleasant places to honeymoon in December.

Warm and sunny in December

Find the best honeymoon destination to visit in December when the skies are mainly clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

Temperatures given reflect the average high temperature that you can expect at each destination. For more detailed information about each destination just click on the respective hyperlink.

Asia

This is one of the best times of the year to visit Thailand, the west coast of Malaysia and Goa, India, which are all sunny and mainly dry. (Note: Avoid Bali, where it is the rainy season.)

Phuket, Thailand thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 12 Days swimming icon 29°C (84°F)
Krabi, Thailand thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Khao Lak, Thailand thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Hua Hin, Thailand thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 1 Day swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Ko Samui, Thailand thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Pattaya, Thailand thermometer 30°C (82°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 1 Day swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Langkawi, Malaysia thermometer 31°C (88°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 5 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Goa, India thermometer 32°C (89°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 1 Day swimming icon 28°C (82°F)

Africa

For a perfect honeymoon in December, head to the beaches around Mombasa, Kenya or Cape Town, South Africa. (Note: Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the rainy season.)

Mombasa, Kenya thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 8 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Cape Town, RSA thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 18°C (64°F)

Australia

The southern regions of Australia, including Perth, Byron Bay and Sydney, receive warm and occasional hot weather in December.

Perth, WA thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 11 Hours rain cloud 4 Days swimming icon 21°C (70°F)
Sydney, NSW thermometer 26°C (79°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 11 Days swimming icon 24°C (75°F)
Byron Bay, NSW thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 12 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)

Caribbean

The Caribbean is a great place to go in December as it enjoys near perfect weather conditions with clear sunny skies interspersed by the occasional brief rain shower. Some of the best islands to visit include Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica and both the US and British Virgin Islands.

Aruba thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Bahamas thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 26°C (78°F)
Barbados thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 14 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
British Virgin Islands thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 14 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Dominican Republic thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 8 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Cayman Islands thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Jamaica thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 9 Days swimming icon 28°C (82°F)
Turks and Caicos thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 6 Hours rain cloud 6 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)

North America

Miami in the United States and Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico offer perfect weather conditions for a honeymoon in December. (Note: While Hawaii is considered a year round destination, December brings heavy and regular rainfall.)

Miami, USA thermometer 25°C (77°F) sun graphic 6 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)
Cabo San Lucas, Mex thermometer 27°C (81°F) sun graphic 9 Hours rain cloud 1 Day swimming icon 25°C (77°F)
Cancun, Mexico thermometer 28°C (82°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 10 Days swimming icon 27°C (81°F)
Puerto Vallarta, Mex thermometer 30°C (86°F) sun graphic 10 Hours rain cloud 2 Days swimming icon 26°C (79°F)

South Pacific

With the exception of New Caledonia, much of the South Pacific is hot and wet in December. In New Zealand, the warm summer season brings increasingly warm and sunny days interspersed with occasional rain showers to much of the country.

Auckland, NZ thermometer 22°C (72°F) sun graphic 7 Hours rain cloud 14 Days swimming icon 19°C (66°F)
New Caledonia thermometer 29°C (84°F) sun graphic 8 Hours rain cloud 7 Days swimming icon 25°C (77°F)

Places to avoid in December


Africa

Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the hot, rainy season.

Australia

October through March (summer) brings hot, wet weather with frequent rain showers and occasional storms to the northern regions of Australia, including the Top End (including Darwin, Broome), Western Australia (except Perth) and northern Queensland (including Cairns and the Whitsunday Islands).

Europe

Europe is generally, cold and wet; only the south coast of Spain and Portugal have reasonable periods of sunshine. However, this is a good time to visit if you plan on skiing the snow-covered slopes of France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Spain.

South Pacific

This is the hot, wet season in the South Pacific, when you can expect torrential rain showers interspersed by periods of intense sunshine and the possibility of tropical cyclones (hurricanes); the exception is New Zealand.


Where & When to Go – Monthly Weather Guide

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May June July August
September October November December

Note: This weather guide is produced from meteorological data sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in addition to data sourced from the meteorology departments of the respective countries.


Latest update: Where to go in December: 18 November, 2018


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