Last Updated: September 19, 2018 Pawan Kotiyal
Planning to get into the nuptial bliss soon and looking for a perfect romantic honeymoon destination where you can soak up in each other’s company and celebrate the new beginning of your lives? Well! If yes, here we are, with an exclusive list of 13 exotic honeymoon getaways from around the globe, which have always captivated the hearts and souls of the newlyweds. After all the madness and the hullabaloo of the wedding ceremonies, we are sure, these idyllic locations, emanating the vibes of love and romance from every nook & corner, will help you give a perfect start to your marital journey and you would be back with thousands of sweet memories to be cherished through your lives.
Country’s numerous sun-kissed beaches and islands blessed with postcard-perfect beauty, are a great draw for honeymooners and love struck couples who throng here to spend a blissful time in each other’s company. The secluded and tranquil settings of these beaches make their honeymoon trip all the more romantic and dreamy. Words can truly fall short for describing the magical charm of a honeymoon vacation in one of the exotic islands of Thailand such as Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket or Phi-Phi, where couples can indulge in several quixotic experiences ranging from romantic beachside walks to lovely candlelight dinners along the dazzling coastline. That is not all! these quintessential beaches are also a paradise for couples wanting to experience some aqua fun; from snorkelling and scuba-diving to banana boat riding and kite-surfing, you can opt for any water-sports and needless to say, you are definitely going to love the whole experience. If you are the sort of party animals, head to Koh Samui where full moon and half-moon parties right on the beach are a big hit amongst visitors.
While undoubtedly, beaches are the greatest attraction for honeymoon couples visiting the country, there are yet, far more amazing options in Thailand for couples wanting to go off the beaten track or indulge into hard core adventure fun during their honeymoon trip. The mountainous area surrounding Chiang Mai offers plenty of outdoor adventure activities ranging from jungle treks and wildlife spotting to elephant rides and river rafting. The region is also dotted with numerous tribal villages and ancient temples, making it perfect for couples wanting to club their romantic trip with cultural exploration of the country.
Located just south of India, Sri Lanka, a tear-drop shaped island in the Indian Ocean, is one of the most romantic islands in Asia. Home to sun smiling beaches, mangrove-lined lagoons, lush green valleys, pristine mountains and to top it all, a perfect weather throughout the year; a trip to Sri Lanka is undoubtedly, the perfect wedding gift for your better half. Start your trip in Sri Lanka with sight-seeing in the capital city of Colombo and then make your way further up to other parts of the country. For couples looking forward to spend a relaxing and cosy time with each other, soaking themselves in picturesque beauty of palm fringed beaches, nothing can be a better choice than the enticing beach towns of Bentota, Mirissa or Hikkaduwa. Dubbed as tropical heavens and offering a much needed tranquillity and privacy, these beaches are perfect to laze around with your love on the soft sand, watching the setting sun paint the turquoise waters of the sea with its golden hues. As you relax on the beach side, keep an eye for giant turtles who often come ashore to lay eggs. For those who are the adventure lovers, there are a plethora of water activities too to indulge in with your partner; be it snorkelling, diving or canoeing.
For couples who consider a romantic getaway to be synonymous with mountains and hills, the quaint hill town of Nuwara Eliya, is just perfect for them. Set amidst tranquil and quiet environs of the towering mountains and emerald green tea plantations, the city is a favourite hideout for couples on a honeymoon trip. What adds to the charm of this beautiful hill country is its colonial style cottages and hotels, giving it an English countryside feel. During the month of April, when the valley is blooming with colourful flowers and sprawling tea gardens, the mesmerizing beauty of Nuwara Eliya is just beyond words.
For couples who love nature and are real wild at heart, can give a perfect start to their adventurous wild romance by venturing out for leopard spotting at the famous Yala National Park or setting out on an elephant safari at the Minneriya National Park. A hot air balloon ride over the Minneriya National Park is also something that will definitely add a magical charm to your wild honeymoon vacation.
If you are amongst those who love to get immersed in the culture of a place and savour its flavours to the fullest, there can be no better place for you than Kandy. The last royal capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is home to the sacred Tooth Relic Temple of Buddha and provides you with a great insight into rich cultures and traditions of the country.
Nestled in the lap of Himalayas, Nepal is a land of magic, mysticism and spirituality. The serene and tranquil surroundings of this beautiful nation, flanked by dramatic mountains, deep valleys and picturesque lakes, makes it one of the most sought after honeymoon destination for couples seeking a quiet time away in the lap of Mother Nature. A rich history and cultural diversity of this Himalayan land comes as an icing on the cake, offering the blissful couple, ample opportunities to be part of its ancient customs and traditions.
Start your honeymoon trip in this Himalayan country by first visiting its most picturesque spot, the Pokhara Valley, also known as the ‘City of Lakes’. Fringed with picture-perfect peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, dense emerald forests and fed by three beautiful lakes, Phewa, Begnas and Rupa, Pokhara is no less than a dreamland for newlyweds. During your stay here, indulge in romantic boat rides, take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore basking in the stunning vistas of snowy mountains or pay a visit to the sacred ‘Tal Barahi Temple’ seeking blessings of the God for new beginning of your lives.
For couples looking to club some cultural exploration with their honeymoon retreat, the ancient cities of Patan, Bhaktapur and Lumbini make for a perfect getaway in Nepal. A treasure trove of Newari medieval art and architecture, these cities are sure to give you a deep insight into Nepal’s cultural legacy. Spend some time in these cities, indulging in some temple hopping, visiting ancient pagodas or discovering the age-old charms hidden in their historical palace squares.
How can one forget stopping by at the throbbing cosmopolitan hub of Nepal, the capital city of Kathmandu? Dotted with numerous casinos, discotheques and up-scale restaurants, Kathmandu proves to be an ideal choice for couples wanting to get the taste of a buzzing nightlife scene of Nepal. What more? Packed with an array of shops, Kathmandu also gives you ample opportunities to pamper your beloved with a great shopping experience.
A honeymoon trip to Nepal is incomplete without visiting the picturesque hill resort of Nagarkot. Famed for its hypnotic sunrise and sunset views of the Mount Everest, this quaint hill town provides with a perfect ambience for newlyweds to soak themselves in the aura of love and romance deeply filled in the air. When here, feel the magic of mountains, get lost in each other’s company and enjoy every bit of the tranquil surroundings, creating some unforgettable memories for lifetime.
While every honeymooner is enchanted by the mountainous beauty of Nepal, the abundance of wildlife and floral forests, also makes this country a paradise for couples craving for high dose of adrenaline pumping adventure. Spend a night at Chitwan National Park, amidst extreme thick of the forest, hearing jungle noises and waking up to the chirping of birds – literally a heavenly experience that is sure to add a magical charm to your wild honeymoon tour.
Famously known as the ‘Land of Thundering Dragon’, Bhutan is definitely the true last illusion of Shangri-La as described by the famous British author James Hilton in his novel, ‘Lost Horizon’. Bestowed with breath-taking natural beauty, spiritual vibes and cultural treasures, this enticing Buddhist land is perfect to spend your honeymoon vacations and rekindle the romance amidst utmost serenity and stillness of the soaring mountains. Give a kick start to the most romantic journey of your lives by spending a couple of days at the breath-taking Paro Valley. Verdant pine forests, magical views of the snowy mountain peaks and to top it all, an aura filled with divinity and peace; Paro is no less than a heavenly blessing for any newlywed couple. A stay in Paro is considered incomplete if you give a miss to the beautiful ‘Taktsang Monastery’. Perched on the edge of a cliff, a hike to this enchanting monastery is a breath-taking experience in itself. As you hike through steep trails, soak your souls in fascinating vistas of the valley filled with forests of blue pines and rhododendrons. On the last leg of your journey to the most spiritual place of Bhutan, be ready to be embraced by the captivating views of fluttering prayer flags, a small yet pretty waterfall and off-course, the mesmerizing beauty of the monastery itself. Needless to say, low-hanging clouds of mist, a cool breeze of air and a slight drizzle at the top of the cliff, is sure to transport you to another world where you will feel yourself to be connected with the ultimate divine power – truly speaking, there cannot be a better start to your marital journey than this celestial experience.
For couples who also look forward to get the taste of colourful culture of Bhutan during their honeymoon holidays, they should directly head to the capital city, Thimphu. Dotted with ancient monasteries and lhakhangs (temples), the capital city is perfect to indulge in some sight-seeing and to get a valuable insight into the Bhutanese way of life. The city is also home to good restaurants serving authentic Bhutanese cuisine; do try tasting the national dish of Ema Datsi made with lots of chillies and cheese. In the chilling cold weather of Bhutan, a sip of Suja or the local tea made using yak butter is also a must and is sure to give you all the much needed warmth.
Next stopover for every love-bird in Bhutan should undoubtedly, be the enchanting Punakha Valley. Fed by two beautiful and serene rivers, Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu, Punakha is regarded as the most fertile valley in the country. Splendid natural scenery of this beautiful valley, dotted with hilly slopes, fields of red rice, striking fruit orchards and gorgeous flower gardens is sure to give you a glimpse of a fairy-tale village that you must have read about only in story books or novels. For love-struck couples, a stay at this serene valley is no less than living in a world of fantasies where everything seems to be so dreamy and full of love and romance.
Unarguably, Bhutan is a beautiful place surrounded by awesome valleys with breath-taking views of the Himalayas – literally a destination perfect for a honeymooning couple and at such a romantic heaven, your honeymoon can get a new high with a traditional Bhutanese style wedding, complete with a typical Bhutanese wedding costume and a prayer ceremony performed by the monks in a Buddhist temple. If the idea sounds interesting and fascinating, do get in touch with us for your exclusive honeymoon package and we will do our best to make your honeymoon the most memorable and romantic journey of your lives.
Known for its stunning beaches and luxurious resorts, Malaysia is an Asian country which is on the radars of almost every honeymoon couple looking for a romantic getaway steeped in all luxuries of life. Langkawi, known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’ is the most stunning island in the lap of the country and undoubtedly, a paradise for honeymooners. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters of the sea and verdant jungles, the picturesque beaches of Langkawi offer a perfect ambience to laze around or take a romantic stroll along the shores while enjoying the beautiful sunset. For those, to whom a honeymoon doesn’t only mean just lying around soaking up the rays, there are a bunch of other activities to partake in with their partners; take an island hopping tour, go exploring the mangroves on a mangrove safari, challenge your spouse for a game of volleyball on the beach or venture on the discovery of a beautiful marine life with a snorkelling or a scuba-diving adventure.
For couples seeking a romantic holiday amidst emerald green jungles, tropical forests and breath-taking scenery of hilly slopes, Cameron Highlands make for a perfect choice for them. Dotted with terraced fields, striking strawberry farms, sprawling tea gardens and blessed with a pleasant weather all year round, the place gives a perfect break to newlyweds looking for a private and relaxing time in each other’s company, away from all the clamour of wedding ceremonies. As you walk into this beautiful nature retreat of Malaysia, create some beautiful memories with your life partner; go for private nature walks exploring beautiful waterfalls, wander through dewy and mossy forest trails, listen to the songs of birds or indulge in some fun of strawberry plucking.
For those newly-weds who want to couple their honeymoon in Malaysia with some wildlife exploration that too in an unconventional way, must make their way to one of the nation’s many rainforest reserves and spend a day on a jungle safari expedition spotting langurs, gibbons and orangutans. A caving tour within deep wilderness of the jungle may be another exciting activity to indulge in with your spouse provided he/she is as adventurous as you are. End your wild romantic excursion with an overnight stay at a lodge amidst thick woods of the forest, listening to the nocturnal noises of the wild creatures around.
If you are one of those sorts who love to get a little bit of everything from food, culture and sight-seeing to shopping and entertainment in one single trip, then Kuala Lumpur is just a perfect destination for you in Malaysia. Wander through the bustling streets of this capital city grabbing a bite of some delectable street food the country is known for, take a trip to the top of the iconic KL Tower surprising your better-half with a lavish fine-dining experience at one of the world’s tallest revolving restaurants or indulge in some luxury shopping experience at one of the extravagant shopping malls of the city – every moment spent in this vibrant city would be a cherishable memory for your lifetime.
Gradually taking up as one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in the world, Singapore has all the ingredients that any newlywed couple looks forward to in his dream vacation. From towering skyscrapers, luxuriant shopping malls and high-end five star resorts to exotic gardens, lush parks, tropical forests and sun-kissed beaches, you will find here everything that will make your trip a romantic retreat.
Give a beautiful start to your dream holidays in Singapore by visiting the stunning Orchid Gardens. Set in a true English tropical garden style, replete with designated walking trails ornamented with an exotic variety of orchids and soaring trees, this lush retreat provides for a perfect setting to express your love for each other. For a more surreal experience, head to the exquisite Chinese Gardens and get lost in its deep tranquillity, feeling the vibes of romance filled in the air.
After a romantic day spent in the lap of nature, it’s now time to witness the glitzy nightlife scene of Singapore. Head to the iconic ‘Marina Bay Sands’ hotel and get yourselves two tickets for the ‘Skypark’, the stunning observation deck of the skyscraper. Floating in the shape of a ship atop the three soaring towers of the hotel, the ‘Skypark’ is the star attraction of the building and provides you with some hypnotizing views of the gorgeous skyline of the city. To make your skydeck experience even more memorable, pre-book a candle-light dinner on the deck and surprise your lady love with a romantic date evening. For the husbands wanting to gift their newly wed wives, the most exclusive present on earth, are welcome to book a private dining capsule in the world’s largest Ferris wheel, the ‘Singapore Flyer’. With just two of you, floating in the sky with scintillating views of the glittering skyline of Singapore being served to you along with a sumptuous 4-course meal by an in-flight butler at your service for entire duration; I am sure, nothing in this world can beat this surreal experience on a dream vacation with your soulmate.
A honeymoon in Singapore is just incomplete without embarking on a captivating cruise journey along the beautiful Singapore River. Navigating you through the two historical quays and the picturesque Marina Bay, the Singapore River Cruise gives you a chance to revel in the stunning aura of the cosmopolitan city bathing in dazzling lights. Though the cruise experience is loved by all, it makes for a special place in the hearts of honeymoon couples, adding that extra zing of romance to their lovely evening.
Sentosa Island is yet another exotic destination that has to be on the list of places to visit in Singapore for honeymoon. Known for its picturesque beaches, sea sports and retreats, enjoy a relaxed morning on the sugary white sands with your love. Go for a nature walk at the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom or a game of beach volleyball on the Siloso Beach. Also make sure you indulge in the ‘Spa Two-Gether Day’ at the luxurious Spa Botanica for a romantic end to your day.
Soft sandy beaches, luxuriant rain forests, breath-taking volcanoes, ancient temples and an exotic wildlife – can there be any better place in the world for a romantic vacation? If you are still guessing, we are talking about the alluring Indonesia, a country that has always left couples captivated with its bewitching charm.
No place in Indonesia can give you more serenity and solitude than the beautiful and charming island of Bali. Commence with your quixotic journey by first springing onto this eternally popular romantic hideout and savour your honeymoon moments in the picturesque beauty of this enchanting land; head out to the exotic Kuta Beach and soak into the panoramas of nature while basking in the sun. As the sun goes down, relish a sumptuous seafood dinner with your soulmate right on the beach side under the star-lit sky. For a more romantic experience, book yourselves a sunset dinner cruise and enjoy a lovely evening savouring an international buffet dinner, watching a cabaret performance and dancing all night long to the beats of eclectic music played in the discotheque right on the ship. For a slice of history and culture in Bali, head out for a day trip to the Ubud Village, well-known for its acres of rice plantations, terraced fields, the old-world ambience and of course the cultural liveliness too; visit few old temples here, get yourselves pampered with a rejuvenating Balinese spa therapy and savour a delicious lunch against the scenic backdrop of Mt. Batur. For couples who like some adventures in life, can go for a couple-kayaking tour on the Ayung River or head for a sunrise trek to the summit of Mt. Batur to revel in the mesmerizing beauty of an active volcano – undoubtedly, a thrill that will add as an unforgettable memory to your adventurous honeymoon tour.
While undoubtedly, Bali remains the ultimate honeymoon destination in Indonesia, there are many more other fascinating and romantic hideouts in the country that can leave you yearning for another dreamy vacation soon. One of such destinations is the beautiful Komodo Islands – the land of soft pink sand beaches and off-course, the world’s largest lizard, the 3 metres long Komodo Dragons. Not to worry, the dragons do not come out in open and enjoy their stays preferably in their naturally preserved habitat, the Komodo National Park but, still you ought to be little cautious for your own safety. Take some rest at your resort and head to the famous pink beach on the island; revel in the beauty of the sand here that reflects pink hues, caused by the red corals in the shallow waters of the coastline or go for a divine snorkelling adventure in the crystal clear waters, discovering endless colours of nature underneath the sea. Make sure you visit the Komodo National Park and see Komodo dragons up close in their native environs. Offering a slice of peace and tranquillity that’s away from the maddening crowds of Bali, Komodo is definitely the place for honeymooners and love-struck couples.
A honeymoon in Indonesia is incomplete without visiting one of the foremost cultural centres of the country, Yogyakarta. The bustling city is a home to the local Javanese art & traditions and numerous ancient temples & ruins. Carrying the rich culinary heritage of Java, the city is also perfect to savour some of the famous gastronomic delicacies of Indonesia. Primary highlight of the city, especially for couples is its beautiful Parangtritis Beach, famously known for romantic sunsets and for providing a scenic backdrop for pre-wedding photo shoots. When here, you can indulge in the fun of ATV riding over the dunes, challenge each other with a light-hearted kite-flying competition or just take a romantic stroll along the beach, biting on some roasted corn while enjoying the serene sunset.
Whether your idea of romance is to just sit back on a beach side watching the waves crash on the shore, to soak yourselves in the vibrant culture of the place exploring its sightseeing attractions, or to go on a thrilling trekking expedition in thick jungles with your life partner, soaking your souls in bountiful vistas of nature, Vietnam is one country that will never ever disappoint you. Gifted with an array of enticing scenic locales, from mountains to island and beaches, a trip to Vietnam is sure to elevate your honeymoon tour to its peak.
Start your travel experience in Vietnam from the capital city of Hanoi. Steeped in rich history of French and Chinese rule, walk through the city’s old quarters, watch an enchanting water puppet show, go for a coffee date at an authentic Vietnamese coffee house or just take a leisurely stroll along the shores of the Hoan Kiem Lake, enjoying great views and a nice talk with each other. If your lady loves flowers, take her to the lovely flower market early in the morning and surprise her by presenting an assorted bouquet of lilies, orchids and daisies. For a great beach holiday when in Hanoi, head to the beautiful Ha Long Bay, famed as one of the 7 natural wonders in the world. Bestowed with splendid beauty of limestone karsts and tiny islets jutting out from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the place truly seems to have directly made its way out from a picture postcard. Opt for a day-night cruise tour on the bay to give a new high to your romance at a place with such an ethereal beauty. At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in the scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy cocktails while watching sunset before a candle-lit dinner served right on the deck. Needless to say, it would be one of the most beautiful moments for two of you on your honeymoon trip in Vietnam. In the morning, wake up to a surreal sunrise over the bay and I am sure, you would be left awed with heavenly vistas of the nature around.
If you are of the sort who love an idea of water adventure, you should not give a miss to Nha Trang, Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. Dotted with colourful coral reef underwater and offering spectacular vistas of other marine life, this town is no less than a paradise for snorkelers and scuba-divers so, indulge in some exciting aqua fun when you are here. The hot-springs at Nha Trang are another attraction for couples and love birds, offering them private tubs for a splendid mud-bath experience. The beach town is also dotted with many scenic waterfalls and plunge pools where you can spend few intimate hours with each other.
For couples looking to spend some time amidst lush mountain scenery, must include a visit to the picturesque town of Sapa in their travel itineraries. A culturally rich town, bestowed with bewitching views of terraced rice fields and grandiose mountains, a stay here is nothing less than a heavenly bliss. A night here can be an awesomely romantic experience with misty mountains outlined against the star-lit sky and just two of you. When at Sapa, do not miss a hike up to Ham Rong Mountain from where you can get some magical views of Mount Fansipan, the highest peak of Vietnam.
A stunning scenery dotted with majestic mountains, verdant forests, sparkling lakes turquoise oceans and striking vineyards; New Zealand is every honeymooner’s dream destination, a place that truly redefines love, romance and togetherness. With a number of romantic and intimate escapades located across the country, you are surely going to have a gala time with your loving mate in this breathtakingly beautiful country. While entire country of New Zealand exudes the magic of a fairy-tale land, yet nothing can beat the mysticism of South Island. A perfect romantic getaway for honeymooners, the scenic retreats of this part of the country are just beyond words.
Start your trip in South Island by spending a couple of days in Queenstown; nestled on the shores of enchanting Wakatipu Lake and flanked by the dramatic ranges of Southern Alps, the place is sure to bring out a hidden poet in you. Take a quixotic ride up the skyline gondola revelling in the stunning vistas of Lake Wakatipu below, savour a romantic meal at the skyline restaurant gazing lovingly in each other’s eyes, walk hand in hand at the Queenstown Gardens marvelling on the beautiful views of the surroundings or venture on a horse-riding experience alongside the glacial fed rivers taking in the spectacular scenery that will be engraved in your hearts forever. For a more romantic experience, head to the Mount Cook National Park to spend a dreamy night on the shores of Lake Tekapo starring at the sky and making wish on a shooting star together with your special someone. Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is also a perfect destination to indulge in some extreme sports, especially if you are an adventure-loving couple. Go for an enthralling experience of bungee jumping, tandem skydiving, white water rafting or canyoning. If you are here during winters, add a shot of adrenaline by trying heli-skiing or ice climbing.
Well! there is much more to South Island than just the Queenstown; venture on a romantic balloon safari in Christchurch and witness the magical landscape of New Zealand unfold before your eyes – enjoy a special champagne-style breakfast in a vast open field after successful landing, cycle across the heritage vineyard trails of Marlborough, embark on a romantic cruise journey to the spectacularly stunning Milford Sound, a place truly a heaven on earth or go exploring the hidden wildlife treasures at the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin.
For couples who intend to have a glimpse of North Island too, must definitely think about spending few days in the enticing Coromandel Peninsula. Dotted with amazing secluded beaches with beautiful views, the place is perfect for two of you to snuggle up in each other’s company and spend a quiet time, listening to the whisper of waves lapping the sand. A honeymoon in North Island is incomplete without going for an ultimate romantic and indulgent spa experience at the Rotorua hot pools. Plunge into a hot mud pool and get dirty with your partner; the experience is even more romantic in twilight when you are allowed to bathe under the stars. Honeymooners looking to escape completely can lose themselves in the magical world of the Waitomo Caves. After descending several metres below the surface of the earth, couples will find themselves amidst a wonderland with thousands of tiny glow worms illuminating the ceiling of the caves with their mystical blue-green light. Glide silently on a boat through 30 million years of geological history of this glow worm grotto and marvel at Mother Nature’s display of light; I am sure, the experience will be as romantic as being under a blanket of stars on a clear night.
Often known as the ‘bridge between East and West’, Turkey needs no introduction. A true amalgamation of history, culture and scenic beauty, the country undoubtedly, makes for a perfect choice to celebrate the new beginning of your lives and that is the reason, it is today, one of the hot honeymoon destinations in the world. The stunning capital city of Istanbul provides you ample reasons to stop by for a day or two and give a perfect start to your once-in-lifetime journey in Turkey. Get on the mid-night cruise on the Bosphorus ferry and watch the skyline of the city bathe in millions of lights, walk hand-in-hand across the Galata Bridge and witness the silhouette of Istanbul getting painted in soft red-pink hues of the setting sun, take a short ferry-ride to the tranquil Prince Islands and watch the colours of the turquoise sea in your lover’s arms, hop on to a horse-drawn carriage and feel the romance in the air as you take a tour of the island amidst picturesque poplar trees and villas, when the sun comes down, grab a table in one of the sea-side restaurants and take in the magical views while sipping a glass of an exotic raki drink – best time to hold the hands of your soulmate and let the waves carry all your worries away. A romantic trip to Istanbul is incomplete without indulging in an invigorating Turkish Hammam experience; live the magic from the tale of 1001 nights as you lay down on a heated marble for an authentic Ottoman massage soaking your souls in soft Turkish music playing in the background.
Continue your romantic journey in Turkey by halting for a couple of days in Kusadasi. Dotted with great beaches, it is a perfect destination to relax and soak up some sun with your better half. For couples wanting to explore the hidden secluded bays and deserted coves along the coastline of Kusadasi, can hire a private Turkish gullet yacht and set on a romantic cruise along the sea, also discovering ruins of ancient baths and historical city of Ephesus. When in Kusadasi, do take a day trip to the stunning site of Pamukkale, known for its unique geological formations of white calcite cliffs formed by area’s hot springs over many centuries; plunge into the Cleopatra’s ‘champagne water’ Pool and enjoy a rejuvenating bath with your loving half. For couples with a penchant for trekking, must take hike up to an old village of Sirince, known for its picturesque beauty of fruit orchards, vineyards and olive groves; do taste some fresh fruit wine and homemade olive oil when here.
The next stopover for every couple in Turkey has to be Cappadocia, one of the most spectacular honeymoon destinations in the country because of its gorgeous valleys and unique rock formations, famously known as ‘fairy chimneys’. Built within these rocks and caves are some beautiful ancient fresco-adorned churches, fascinating hotels, private homes and even complete cities. Nothing can be more romantic than staying overnight in a rock-cut cave boutique hotel, complete with Jacuzzi bath and gorgeous mountain views. For those with a more romantic bent, can go bathing inside a cave-cut hammam and I am sure, it would be one of the most magical moments of their dream vacations in Turkey. A sunrise hot air balloon ride over the mystical landscape and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia is yet another out of the world experience that couples can indulge into during their trip here.
Home to seductive islands blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty, a distinct architecture and to top it all, a delectable food – Greece has it all that can make your honeymoon vacation a heavenly bliss. And the best part is, it is much cheap and affordable than many of the parts of Europe that fall on the list of best honeymoon getaways in the world.
Give a beautiful start to your romantic journey in Greece by waking to the magical sunrise over the ancient city of Athens where the Acropolis sits tall in its enchanting glory, soak in the vibrancy of the oldest street of Greece, Plaka, walking hand in hand and taking in the classic romantic vibes of the city, head to the Acropolis and spend hours gazing on the timeless beauty of this sacred monument, watch a magical sunset against the breath-taking views of the Aegean Sea from the ancient Temple of Poseidon and if a romantic sunset dinner is on your minds, head to the Lycabettus Hill, the city’s highest point that guarantees spectacular sunset all year round; spend here a lovely evening with your lady love sitting in the hill restaurant, sipping on some great Greek wine and savouring a fantastic spread of some delectable Greek food. With so many romantic activities to pick from, Athens undoubtedly, leaves you with some great memories of honeymoon in Greece.
The quixotic charm of the postcard-perfect island of Santorini in Greece has also always lured the love struck couples from different corners of the world. Stunning scenery, picturesque beaches, an active volcano and off-course the white Cycladic houses topped with their signature blue domes that look truly spectacular when the setting sun bathes them in its crimson-orange hues; needless to say, Santorini is one romantic escapade that is sure to ignite that spark of romance hidden inside you. Spend few days here and soak your souls in the air filled with the fragrance of ocean mist and earth; wake up to a hypnotic sunrise and witness for yourselves the magical beauty of the island covered in the veil of the golden sun, relish a romantic candle-lit dinner at one of the seaside restaurants overlooking the Santorini Caldera and the Aegean Sea, take in some magical views of the deep blue ocean from the Akrotiri Lighthouse – do not forget to bring a bottle of wine to give a toast to your new lives, go for a dive together in the crystal clear waters of the Red Beach and if time permits get up close with each other, lounging on the gorgeous red sand.
You just cannot miss visiting the beautiful island of Mykonos during your honeymoon vacations in Greece. One of the most picturesque islands in the country, home to winding cobbled streets lined with charming white-washed houses, flowered balconies, cute little cafes and plush art galleries; Mykonos is sure to give you the taste of an exotic European neighbourhood, straight out from a Hollywood movie scene. Go wondering around these beautiful streets and if hunger bites you, stop by at a cosy café to dig into some mouth-watering Greek delicacies. If you are a party animal, Mykonos also offers an amazing party scene right on the beach side so, get going and dance the whole night away with your special someone. Do not leave the beautiful island without getting a couple selfie clicked against the quaint backdrop of the rustic windmills.
Dramatic snow-capped peaks of the Alps, emerald green meadows, charming alpine villages and sparkling crystal clear streams, Switzerland has always been a dream destination for couples and love birds, especially those who have grown up watching the beautiful and romantic Yashraj movies since their childhoods. Undoubtedly, one of the most romantic destinations in Europe, Switzerland is definitely going to leave you enchanted for your lifetimes. So, get on with your honeymoon journey in this beautiful country by booking a cosy cottage for two of you somewhere in the lap of the snowy Alps; combine your stay with a magical skiing adventure on some of the best run slopes in the world. If you are in Switzerland during summers, the quaint village in the Lake Geneva region offers you a perfect setting to unwind and cuddle yourselves in each other’s arms. Stay here for a couple of days and spend a romantic time amidst spectacular mountain scenery teeming with lush pastures and meadows carpeted with vibrant alpine flowers; go for nature walks, sit back on the side of a water stream gazing in each other’s eyes, plan an utterly romantic picnic on the rolling green hills, take a picturesque train ride through untouched mountain valleys and strikingly beautiful vineyards or go for a day excursion to the beautiful 13th century old Chilon Castle and step into a bygone era of intriguing tales of love and passion oozing out the pain from every inch of it. For a more rustic and romantic experience, watch the sunrise over the Alps with your better half on a hot balloon safari offering you stunning vistas of the nature around – a perfect time to snuggle up in each other and thanking God for such a beautiful start to your blissful journey ahead.
Switzerland is a region for romance and in such a romantic place, you are surely going to fall in love for each other over and over again, returning home with lasting memories of a cherished vacation ever.
Situated in the endless expanse of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is well-known as an exquisite tourist destination that evokes several images of tropical luxury and stupendous extravagance. With its ethereal beaches, swaying palms, azure blue sea and balmy weather, this exotic island country provides for a perfect setting to honeymoon couples seeking a private time together to rekindle their love after a hectic schedule of wedding ceremonies and functions. As you escape to this paradise of love, enjoy the intimacy and create new precious memories together.
Needless to say, a Mauritius honeymoon provides you with a fabulous opportunity to spend a blissful time with your soulmate soaking the sun, cuddling in his/her arms on the endless stretches of the cool sand or just going for a romantic dinner date under the moonlit-sky on one of the private beaches on the island. So, if you are looking out for some idyllic beaches in the country to spend a lovely time with your partner, you can definitely count on the Grand Bay, Blue Bay, Pereybere and Belle Mare. If some adventure is on your minds, don’t shy to indulge in some adventure fun activities like parasailing, jet-skiing or quad-biking.
The sunsets in Mauritius are also legendary, and nothing compares to seeing the tropical sunset from the sea as part of a romantic private sunset dinner cruise. As the boat cruises through the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon, loose yourselves in the arms of your loving half, watching the sun paint the sky with a mix of purples, blues, pinks, reds and yellows – definitely a magical experience that will be engraved in your hearts for the lifetime.
For couples with a deep inclination towards nature and breath-taking scenery, must definitely plan a visit to Chamarel Village which is known for its natural wonder of ‘seven Coloured Earth’, a volcanic site where surface has been painted in hues of purples, oranges, yellows and reds by the minerals of the decomposed volcanic rocks. One of the most gorgeous places in Mauritius, it is a perfect place to propose your better-half all over again and make him/her fall for you. The village is also home to the most prettiest waterfall of the country and also, one of the most stunning photography spots in Mauritius; sit back here for a while marvelling on the beautiful vistas of nature and whispering sweet things to each other. For a more romantic time together, take a dip into the shallow waters of the pool below the falls.
Honeymoon is the golden period of your married life and definitely, a once in a lifetime experience, the memories of which you will relive time and again in your lives so, it has to be the best in every possible way. The choice of your destination for honeymoon plays the foremost important role in making your dream vacation a hit or a miss. Choose the destination carefully, keeping in mind the preferences and tastes of your going to be wife too. If planning for a honeymoon at an international destination, the above list provides you some of the most exotic honeymoon destinations in the world. Hopefully, the list helps you plan out your vacations in best possible manner. All the very best and happy honeymooning !!
Published: 01 Sep, 2016
From the mesmerizing land of Garhwal, Pawan Kotiyal is a well-travelled writer. With a strong belief in living each moment in adventure; Pawan likes to set out on difficult treks and rafting expeditions. He has keen interest in nature photography and writing informative blogs on travel and wildlife conservation.