Honeymoon, the most awaited and ‘cherished for life’ vacation that every newlywed looks forward to! While most love birds long for a nice Martini as they bask in the beach sun, there are others who marry their party animal twin, while still other hardcore wanderlusts who love to explore the bustling cities, holding hands with their partner.
So whichever kind you two are, here is a list of the most amazing Honeymoon destinations to unwind. Don’t worry! We are not going to tour you through the cliché-ridden Mt. Titlis or Eiffel Tower. Not that they aren’t beautiful, but you’d definitely want some different poses in your Honeymoon album.
So here goes the most offbeat collection of honeymoon destinations, just for you:
1. Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Like the stunning Northern Lights aren’t enough to ignite the romance, this gorgeous Swedish village offers you more. Book your room in the Ice Hotel here, and get set to snuggle up with your love.
2. The Greek Archipelago
And we demand you to go beyond Santorini. With idyllic sunset views, sensational beaches, delicious local cuisine and hip waterside taverns, Greek cities overflow with love and romance. Visit Mykonos for an ideal honeymoon, or further to Athens to travel back in time with your partner. The less-crowded places of Corfu, Kos and Samos are perfect for the peace-seekers.
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Romantic is an understatement for Rio; it’s outright steamy! With Christ the redeemer standing atop, Rio has the most beautiful beaches. Vibrant nightlife and zippy music offer a perfect haven to couples who love to party till dawn as do the vast touristy spots to the traveling two; and if you need some time alone, head on to one of the beaches for a romantic walk.
4. Seychelles, East Africa
Think beyond Mauritius! The silica white sands and turquoise waters of Seychelles await you to kiss your feet. This atoll offers a serene ecosystem with pristine beaches and lush forests.
5. Lakshadweep, India
It is rare to encounter a live sea shell flopping on the shore. Lakshadweep is beautiful inside out, from waters to land. Untouched corals and infinite marine life, silence is indeed golden here. And with many top honchos setting their foot here in hospitality, you can enjoy the perfect luxury vacation here.
6. Bruges, Belgium
You want to live and enchanting fairytale? Go to Bruges. Ancient architecture, open squares and whimsical horses, who needs more to feel like the royalty couple! This medieval town of Europe is best explored on a bike with your spouse, riding through the canals and across the cobblestoned streets.
7. Algarve, Portugal
Right next to Spain is the best-kept secret of the Iberian Peninsula- Portugal. The bustling and gorgeous beaches of Algarve are just one side of the coin. Take a 2-day cruise up River Douro to unwind the most romantic manor houses and country estates. Visit the gorgeous little town of Serpa, Nisa and Evora to taste the tantalizing local food and robust wines.
8. The Inca Trail, Peru
When a hiker marries another hiker, Machu Pichu cannot be unknown! Make your dream destination your honeymoon escape while you unravel this stunning slice of nature. This visual and spiritual bliss of a place is all about picturesque mountains, dense forests and amazing wildlife. And in the end, a view to die for!
9. Queenstown, New Zealand
If you are looking for an absolutely versatile honeymoon, from sitting beside a lake to jumping off a cliff for the ultimate adrenaline rush, New Zealand is the unparalleled option. The stunning beaches and picturesque vineyards are intoxicating, as are the adventure sports and Alpine mountains. Go for the legendary helicopter ride to see the country from up there!
10. Cinque Terre, Italy
There is more to Italy than just Pizza and Venice. Imagine yourself walking across a cluster of five towns, connected by an excellent trail that runs just parallel to the coast! This vibrant island feels so beautiful and surreal. There’s peace and party, love and food- all in one place!
Whew! You are sure to be left confused after this venue selection. Don’t worry, pick one every year to keep the romance alive! Happy Travels!