After a much celebrated wedding ceremony comes the honeymoon. Honeymoon is a time where one can relax, after the hectic wedding ceremony. Honeymoon, to a certain extent also draws the couple towards each other. However, choosing the right honeymoon destination is essential.
1. Byron Bay, Australia
Australia is HUGE! So it really depends as to what you are looking for when it comes to Honeymooning here. You could go over to Barossa Valley where they have beautiful wineries and fine food or maybe even Melbourne, a vibrant city full of incredible restaurants, top notch shopping, and tons of entertainment. However, if you are like most honeymooners, you probably want a place to relax and Byron Bay delivers just that.
Imagine walking along seven miles of white-sand beaches, snorkeling in clear blue waters, and going from one island to another by foot or by boat. You can even ride a horse or a glass-bottom boat along the beach. Boasting of near perfect weather year-round, Aruba can be a relaxing destination.
Another insanely popular holiday and international honeymoon destination, this pretty island will blow your mind away! The turquoise waters, the amazing water sports, exotic spas; this place is the one to get spoiled in! Eating is a little expensive here, but you can manage that, right!
Must visit – Scuba diving in Male.
Officially known as the Republic of Turkey, Turkey is divided in two parts, the smaller one located in Southeastern Europe and the larger part in the Western Asia. Boasting a number of picturesque views and serene landscapes, this country has a lot to make one’s honeymoon the best and most memorable time.
Istanbul is one of the hot honeymoon destinations in Turkey. The night life here is one thing that will definitely interest the newly weds.
Santorini, one of the most stunning places in the world is situated in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. This is a paradise for lovers where they can enjoy the dramatic views, spell bounding sunset and the white washed houses add serenity to this place. Mykonos is one city that the newlyweds would not like to miss.
Greenery all around – that’s Indonesia for you! This beautiful island is so rich in flora that many spas are situated without a proper building, amidst the natural surroundings of trees! The brilliant blue-green seas here provide a perfect spot to laze around and relax. Sea food lovers will love this country for sure!
Must visit – A relaxing Balinese massage.
Thailand is the nearest of the cheapest international destinations from India. It is also one of the most popular honeymoon destinations for Indian couples. Soak in the sun-kissed beaches, get engulfed in the luscious Thai curries or enjoy the ambience of the amazing temples and palaces, Thailand will always be nice on your pocket!
Must visit -Phang Nga Bay, for limestone cliffs in the emerald green water.
The sparkly turquoise waters of Mauritius never fail to attract tourists. It is a myth that this place burns a hole in our pockets. So not true! Mauritius can be pretty budget friendly too. Choose an all-inclusive hotel, and stay longer! Simple! The extravagant beaches, the luxurious spas, the oh! so delicious food; Mauritius will spoil you in a second!
Must visit – Le Morne Brabant, for some peace and quiet.
The Havlock Island is one of the most alluring places visited by most couples who come for their honeymoon here. The natural bridge, Sitapur beach, Ramnagar beach, Lakshampur beach at the Neil island also calls for most romantic couples. Places like Sea Princess Beach, Hawabill Nest, Megapode Nest and Eco Villa palm Beach are some ecstatic retreats for the newlyweds.
10. Hangzhou, China
Hangzhou was where Marco Polo discovered silk; today, West Lake’s beautiful willow-lined banks, pagodas and mist-shrouded hills make you feel like you’re walking into a classic Chinese painting.
11. Yasawa Island, Fiji
Plenty of places call themselves “paradise,” but this far-flung South Pacific island that’s home to epic white-sand beaches is the real deal.
Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is this destination’s sole sanctuary for visitors. We’re obsessed with their exotic beachfront bures (thatched-roof bungalows); book the secluded honeymoon bure that they call Lomalagi. The translation? “Heaven”
Often ranked as one of the best honeymoon spots in the world and boasting of unparalleled natural settings such as volcanoes, beaches, and remote locations; Hawaii almost guarantees an exceptional honeymoon experience. You can go island hopping to Maui, Kauai, Hawaii, Molokai, and Lanai, which provide a rich menu of diverse environments to explore. If you decide to have your honeymoon in Hawaii, you might want to check out Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, which has been visited by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kate Bosworth.