After the solemnity, tears, celebrations and vows come the holiday! The honeymoon will be the first time you and your spouse will be holidaying together. For some, that means thinking about all the places they can visit before permanently moving to US; for others, it’s just a way to see a new place and return to their home country. Whatever your reasons for selecting a honeymoon, it will probably be the most luxurious holiday you’ve had to plan so far.
However, before dreaming about all the fun you’ll have, you must ensure you have all your documentation ready. Getting the passport, visitor visa, insurance, medicines, and more packed and sitting in your room will help you get out and head to the airport faster!
The honeymoon should be a rare, opulent, yet sumptuous treat for you and your partner – your destination should match.
Let us help you look at the best international honeymoon destinations.
The Maldives is made of approximately 1200 islands located towards the south and west of India and Sri Lanka. The Maldives is known for its seclusion, luxurious villa properties, resort chains, private beaches, thatched-roof huts, and every luxury from a water slide into the Indian Ocean to your personal butler.
Most couples decide on the Maldives since there is very little to do there. You can opt for a glass-bottom boat ride, helicopter tour of all the islands, snorkelling, or shopping in one of Male’s many local markets.
If you genuinely want to get away from everyone, think of New Zealand! New Zealand is romantic, pretty, clean, and best of all – they even have a duck line! New Land feels like a magical land away from everything and everyone.
There are plenty of places to see and things to do in New Zealand. You can go for a hot spa day, a mud bath, relax on one of the many beautiful beaches, go skydiving, eat freshly cooked farm-fresh produce at the local market, and even go for a Lord of The Rings Tour. It has plenty of waterways, scenic hiking routes, mountains, historic villages, and rich cultural history.
Cape Town, South Africa:
Cape Town is on this list simply because it is different from a regular honeymoon-style experience. Cape Town is beautiful with clear skies, gorgeous beaches and resorts, fabulous landscapes, killer sunsets, and plenty of clubs and entertainment options.
Suppose you and your (now) spouse are adventurous. In that case, you can opt for wildlife safaris, visit the penguins at Boulder Beach, ride elephants, adopt an animal at the nature sanctuary, or check out the gorgeous beaches at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas. You can also indulge in the local cuisine, wear traditional clothes, and click fabulous photos.
People who visit India always feel once is not enough. You can experience everything from snow-capped Himalayan mountains to desert safaris in Rajasthan, see the tea plantations in Assam, and opt to live in a riverboat in Kerala.
India has some of the world’s best hotels, resorts, untouched beaches, spice markets, perfumeries, and massage centres. You can opt for a couple’s Ayurvedic massage therapy, take a dip in the sparkling waters of Karnataka, visit Goa, and see the cities of Mumbai and Delhi.
Most people do consider Italy on their list but overlook it. If you’re in Europe, the UK, US, or Canada, getting to Italy is quick and not too expensive. Italy has some world-class experiences for couples who can book private beach huts with openings to private enclaves, swim in the Mediterranean every day, eat the local food, and drink local wine.
In terms of experiences, Italy has everything to offer from pub hops and crawls, excellent dining options, arts, cultural tours, plenty of museums, and a bit of constant romance in the air. You could think of a gondola ride in Venice, eat-in tiny cafes under a string of fairy lights, and drown in coffee!
Apart from being a fabulous filming destination, Morocco offers plenty, from whimsy cafes to arts centres, museums, and cultural tours. This historic country is known for its incredible architecture that has been heavily influenced by the Moorish style, with towering arches, bejewelled doors, and airy balconies.
You can either stay in Marrakech and shop to your heart’s content, or roam the countryside, live with locals, eat the fabulous Moroccan cuisine, purchase sumptuous spices and fabrics, and buy gorgeous handicraft items for your life together. You can also take part in exotic experiences like belly dancing, view the skills of snake charmers, and go for a camel ride.