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If you’re planning a honeymoon for over the winter, the good news is that there are more great winter honeymoon destinations to choose from than ever before. Whether you’re interested in romantic, snowbound landscapes with log cabins and reindeer in the background or swaying palms on idyllic Caribbean beaches, your dream honeymoon is just a few hours away. Here are a few suggestions just to give you some idea on the sorts of things on offer.

Buenos Aires

When it’s winter back home Buenos Aires is just beginning to hit the summer party season, but it’s not all about heaving carnivals and lightly-clad beauties bedecked in fantastically coloured costumes, because the city has a great deal of culture and charm as well, making it perfect for a winter honeymoon. The La Boca district is considered a bit lower class but is very popular with the young for its lively street music scene and performance artists entertaining on the street corners. Retiro is more self-consciously arty and here you’ll find the best fusion restaurants and five star hotels. Book into a penthouse suite in a five star hotel in the downtown area and you’ll be made to feel like movie stars.

Go the whole hog and have your own butler pour the Argentinean plonk into crystal goblets as you sit on your private balcony and watch the sun set over this fabulous city. After settling in, explore the exclusive shops in Palermo, which specialises in fine leather products, and head for a traditional parilla for a BBQ lunch of sirloin steak with side salad before hitting the variety clubs for an evening of colourful and vibrant entertainment. The wine country of Mendoza makes a great destination for a day-trip.

Florida Keys

The Keys in Florida have a distinct local ambience unlike anything else you’ll find in the US. There’s a handy airport at Key West but most visitors get here via Miami, whose luxury hotels and entertainments are legendary. You could combine a honeymoon here with a trip along the magnificent coastline, and there are plenty of chic resorts to stay at that are more reminiscent of the best Caribbean islands for their quality of service and fabulous beaches.

Dine on fresh grouper and ice cold beer for the authentic Florida experience, and don’t forget the sumptuous Key-lime Pie for afters. With balmy winter weather, wonderful beaches, top notch hotels and great water sports including sailing and scuba diving, the Florida Keys have everything for a great winter honeymoon.

Hawaii

The year-long perfect weather conditions of the Aloha State guarantee the perfect setting for a honeymoon in winter. If you come here anytime between late November and May you’ll get to see lots of whales on their annual migration at prime viewing spots between Maui and Lanai, basking in the warm shallows just off the west coast. With the October-March surfing season in full swing by now, Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline will be prime locations for watching the awesome waves and the surfers who come here from across the world in winter.

There are great resorts and more secluded luxury villas to take your pick from scattered across the islands, and with swaying palms, some of the finest beaches on earth and lots of water activities to choose from, not to mention the legendary sunsets, Hawaii makes a perfect honeymoon spot for the winter.