Published: 24 Jul, 2018 Nidhi Singh
For that perfect honeymoon holidays in India, you must choose to travel to an island where the two of you can have some quality time amidst pristine nature. I am of the opinion that the beach destinations and honeymoon has a deep connection; somehow the two compliment each other, and of course the travel pictures tells the same. Another reason why I think that heading to a beach island in India on a honeymoon is ideal as there is so much new to do; you know the mix of tourism activities like snorkelling and scuba diving and recreational activities like walking to the forested area and basking under the sun. Ah! I feel like going to some beach island myself but I can’t, I have this blog to finish but you can!! You, who have just got married or are to get hitched in some time. Finish reading this blog and then go discuss with your partner, gosh you are going to have so much fun at these best beach islands in India, I can tell! Trust me I can prophesy, I have a gift of special powers (no I don’t!) But the bottom-line is, you are going to have a time of your life, if you choose to visit one of the below mentioned destinations, so go and plan a trip.
Away from the chaos of mainland India, Havelock enjoys its scenic settings in the island of Andaman. Trust me, if you are seeking a honeymoon getaway, there ain’t no better destination than Havelock for that perfect sun, sea and sexy islands for honeymoon tour. Havelock is curated well to cater to the beach lovers but it makes more than an ideal place for honeymooners because of its picturesque settings and the isolation. The island has impeccable coral reef, and oh! It is home to one of the top 10 beaches in Asia, Radhanagar, where the sunset view is something you must not miss. The nearby Elephant Beach is the best destination for snorkeling and other water sport like underwater sea walk, scuba diving, jet skiing, glass-bottom boats and banana rides. Trekking through the Andaman jungle and motorbiking to explore the hidden waterfalls and sighting exotic birds and beautiful wildlife are also some of the must-dos in Havelock. For your accommodation, there are few high-end accommodations that boast best view of a beach and state-of-the-art facilities, so you see Havelock is indeed one of the luxury destinations where it will be easy for you to plan a tour.
To the south of the Andaman Islands, is another honeymooner’s paradise, Neil Island. If you haven’t heard about it so far, then you have missed on a fabulous beach destination in India. Neil is known for its beaches named after the Hindu mythological characters, however, that’s not all that makes Neil Island special. The island is home to isolated and pristine beaches which as a couple on a honeymoon you would love to visit. The place has a different vibe to it, something that relaxes you to the core. Cycling on an unhurried pace to its villages or lingering in its mellow markets and beaches, and scuba diving are the best things to do in Neil Island. There are also some of the most romantic beaches in India in the island and you must not miss out on them.
Visiting the island who has kept quite a low profile for the longest of time would be like offering the due respect to it. Sitting in the west coast of India to the south of Gujarat’s Kathiawar peninsula, the tiny Diu Island, requires both your attention and love. Embedded with several scenic beaches and tourists spots, this place can be visited at any time of the year be it summer or monsoon or winter and that is the beauty of it. Do you know the island hosts Asia’s longest beach festival in winter (December to Feb)? Well, it does, and it is an incredible experience to be a part of it. Coming back to your honeymoon plans, Diu in West India is perfect as it has so much to engage you. You can choose from relaxing and swimming on the Ghoghla Beach or explore the natural caves or even the Portuguese history. If you ask me, keep the balance between adventure activities and recreational ones to have the best trip in Diu Island. Also, along with being a beautiful place, it is also one of the budget destinations in India to visit.
Divar Island, Goa
Just when you think you’ve seen everything in Goa, a tourist or two will stun you with his last experience in an island in Goa. And you’ll be like WHAT! There is an island in Goa and we are being told about it now! But if you’re reading this blog, you know what are your chances of becoming a travel guru in your group with this piece of information, I just lent out you. For honeymooners, Divar Island, an island on Mandovi River can be something to enhance the memories of this memorable trip together. The island is divided into three main villages – Piedade, Malar and Naroa; the largest of which is Piedade. What you can enjoy here is a stay at a heritage property that will add oh so much to your blossoming love story. Then there are churches, temples and plenty of Portuguese history to explore making it one of the best place to go on honeymoon.
St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka
Haven’t yet coped with the surprise of an island in Goa? Well, there is another one waiting for you right here in the neighbouring state of Karnataka. Yes, no kidding! Off the coast of Malupe in Udupi is the St. Mary’s Island also known as Thonsepar or Coconut Island as it is well lined with coconut trees that bring a perfect contrast with the azure Arabian Sea. St. Mary’s Island is a set of four small islets that also make the one of the 26 Geological monuments in India. One of the drawbacks of the island is there are no sandy beaches where one can relax or swim, nor there are any accommodations where you can plan a stay. But, in case, you are up for an offbeat or lesser known destination in Karnataka for your honeymoon, then this island can be the perfect one for visiting.
Little Andaman Island
A more than a perfect destination to enjoy your honeymoon in India, Little Andaman is situated south of Andaman Island. The destination offers the best of sandy beaches, stunning waterfalls, and activities like surfing and boating through the creeks. If you relish the unexploited beauty of nature, then the island has a rich biodiversity in its rainforest for you to witness. Butler Bay Beach is the hotspot for surfers, whereas the Kalapathar Limestone Caves are ideal for that enthralling trek. Other than these two attractions, there are spectacular waterfalls like White Surf and Whisper Wave Waterfall which are perfect for that romantic outing in this one of the most popular honeymoon spots.
If you don’t mind staying on the mainland but want to experience the best of scuba diving near Goa, here’s another brilliant surprise for you. Grand Island even though doesn’t have any accommodation can offer an unsurpassed experience on your honeymoon. The island is situated some 20-30 minutes from Goa mainland and can be reached by a ferry. You’d have good 8 hours to spend at the place, if you leave early in the morning. Suzy’s Wreck dive, Shelter Cove dive, Bounty Bay dive, Sail Rock dive, Spice plantation and Dolphin points are the major attractions in Grand Island and the shipwreck scuba diving and bait-fishing are top things to do on the beaches.
Lakshadweep makes for an incredible honeymoon destination in India. This Union Territory is an archipelago which has islands can make you fall in love with them instantly. Amongst the top beach islands in Lakshadweep is Bangaram Island, which is known for that silken sand and turquoise water. The island is lesser inhabited with only 12 tents to stay. So word of advice is to book hotels in advance. Bangaram is one those places where you can enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing. Just cozy up, take a stroll holding hands and kiss while watching those amazing sunsets and yes, enjoy dining in one of the beach restaurants. Bangaram Island is also known for watersports like deep sea fishing and scuba diving, so you can expect to have a wonderful honeymoon time enjoying a delightful blend of relaxation and adventure sports.
Agatti can be the default destination when you visit Lakshadweep by an airplane. Yes, this tiny island is home to the only airstrip in the archipelago that connects Lakshadweep and South India. Agatti is a small island that spreads in an area of 7.6 km but this destination has such a large variety of corals and underwater creatures that an exploration here can take a lot of time. Agatti is one of best islands for honeymooners as it allows them to enjoy activities like deep sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, skiing and kayaking together. The island some great properties to relax and spend time cozying up for honeymooners. It also an ideal base for heading to the uninhabited isles of Bangaram, Thinnakara, Parali-I and Parali-II. At Agatti, one can also relish the cultural richness of Lakshadweep, and that comes as an asset.
Another pristine destination which white shore and blue lagoons in Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Island is indeed a perfect honeymoon destination in India. The beach island has a number of great honeymoon beach resorts that cater to all the needs of a couple. Kavaratti like other incredible islands in India offers great opportunity for water sports like scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, water bikes, windsurfing and glass bottomed boat rides. Other major tourist places in Kavaratti Island are Ajara and Jamnath Mosque, Marine Aquarium, which is known for the sharks, Desalination Plant, which is India’s first low temperature desalination plant, Urja Mosque and several beaches.
The central most island of Lakshadweep archipelago, Kadmat is a teardrop-shaped island that is rich is coral reefs, marine turtles and seagrass. There are some really pretty resorts at Kadmat Island that has facilities for honeymooners on tap. Kadmat is again, an incredible destination to enjoy water sports like parasailing, skiing, windsurfing, yachting, kayaking, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving. The honeymooners can also sessions of sunbathing at the sandy beaches of Kadmat that are arrayed with coconut groves and adorned with azure shallow lagoons. There are some beautiful dining outlets that are perfect for the honeymooners to include in that ultimate romantic holidays.
Kalpeni in Lakshadweep is basically formed of three small islands that are equal in beauty and tranquility. Kalpeni’s major tourist attraction is its Tip Beach where witnessing a sunset is something you cannot miss. Apart from this, Kalpeni is home to emerald lagoons, clear turquoise sea and a number of water sports that are a must try. For those couples seeking to spend some time doing nothing at all but walk side by side enjoying the view and each other’s company, Kalpeni Island is more than a perfect destination for them. The beauty of nature actually gets you here, and you do not wish to leave without making a promise to comeback.
One of the most fascinating destinations in Andamans, Baratang is certainly known for its unspoilt beauty but it has been able to allure travellers mostly because of its native Jarawa tribe that was once quite aggressive. Today, Baratang has become one of the eco-friendly zones to visit in India where only those travellers visit or should visit those who understand about the sustenance of tribals and their culture. Dense forest, tribes, mangroves, Dongi rides, beaches, birds, caves and trekking are the major attractions in Baratang but I would recommend this destination to those newlyweds/couples who has deeper comprehension of nature and its value.
So, these are your 13 best options to enjoy a honeymoon tip in best beach islands in India. While there seem to be abundance beauty on each of these destination, there is also a need of sensible and responsible tourism with it. Make sure you enjoy what these destinations have to offer but ensure to take care of the conservation measures on your part. In case you want us to help you more with your honeymoon planning or need more tips to plan the perfect honeymoon then give us a call at +91-9212553106 or drop us an email at email@example.com. We will be glad to help you with choosing the best honeymoon package so that this first holiday of yours together has plenty of good memories to remember.
From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.