A honeymoon is the most important time for the newlyweds, both in love and in an arranged marriage. This is the juncture where the understanding starts growing about your spouse at various levels such as emotional and physical. Honeymoon time works as a most important foundation for your relationship so it is better to be open-minded while exploring each other’s strengths and weaknesses. It is advisable to take some time out to plan some special moments with your partners such as a romantic evening dinner followed by romantic dance or you can also plan an adventurous trip with fun rides and activities or just stroll the beach holding each other’s hand with a promise to never let go off of that hand. Honeymoon gives you memories which makes your love go on forever.
This period spent together will become the basis of a solid foundation for your life-long love and beautiful relationship together. The honeymoon is a celebration of your marriage, it enables you to have some personal time with your partner away from your busy schedule and daily life interruptions and enjoy each other’s company. If you fall into the category of arranged marriage, then honeymoon will help you to know your partner much better. A romantic honeymoon trip will definitely bring back some unforgettable moments for you and your spouse to cherish the whole life.
Well, Honeymoon is not only meant for the newly married couples. A second honeymoon or a third one can be rejuvenating and bring back the lost love in your relationship.
Let’s have a look at few honeymoon destinations for Indian couples. We can categorize it into two: a short, less expensive and involves less paperwork – a honeymoon to a VOA country and the second: a bit expensive but worthwhile and with pre-approved Visa.
Honeymoon Destinations which provide Visa-On-Arrival to Indians:
- Exotic Maldives
This remote Indian Ocean archipelago greets honeymooners with white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, atolls and secluded resorts. If you are tired after the continuous wedding rituals – head for an exotic yet lazy honeymoon to Maldives. Stay over at the luxurious villas and pamper yourselves.
Visa: Visa is available on arrival, without any fee.
Things to do: Enjoy the stay at the luxury beach and water villas and indulge in water sports activities while you enjoy the leisure time with your better half. When talking about the best countries for the honeymoon, Maldives is always in the conversation.
When to Visit: The best time to visit Maldives is between November and April.
Romantic Things to Do:
- Maldives is all about indulgence; resorts here can organize a candlelit dinner on a private island, or arrange for a dip in a private pool at sunset.
- Try an exotic couples spa therapy to melt away all the stress of the wedding
- Take a private yacht into the heart of the Indian Ocean on a dolphin cruise with your partner.
- Splendid Thailand
Thailand is a perfect honeymoon destination for couples on a shoestring budget looking for a fun honeymoon. Besides the sandy beaches, pampering Thai couple spas, scenic views; the country offers a plethora of exotic shopping and dining resorts, ideal for your honeymoon trip to Thailand.
Visa: Visa is available on arrival at a fee of 1000 Baht.
Things to do: Date your better half in the caves of Rai Le, go cruising over the blue waters exploring the corals or indulge in water sports. Buy that sexy lingerie for her & enjoy some private time at the secluded beaches.
Ideal Places for Honeymooners: Phuket, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi Islands, Koh Samui.
When to go: September to May.
Romantic Things to Do:
- Take a kayaking tour for two through Krabi’s mangrove forests.
- Get up, close and personal with exotic marine life. Go for a couple snorkeling/scuba diving experience in Krabi.
- Dance the night away at Bangla Road, Phuket’s most happening nightlife hotspot: try your hand at cocktail-making or catch a show by the famous Simon cabaret.
- Mesmerizing Mauritius
Mauritius is often compared to a heaven on earth with its beautiful beaches which extend into an endless expanse of serene blue ocean. A favorite in the honeymoon destination list, Mauritius has tucked away amidst the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius is a slice of paradise whose very name evokes images of azure blue seas and pristine beaches. Luxury hotels, white sandy beaches, balmy weather and a chance for you and your partner to rekindle the love after a hectic wedding spell. Culturally diverse, and with endless fun things to do, Mauritius is a great place for a relaxing, tropical honeymoon that’ll make sure the trip is unlike any other that you’ve experienced before.
Visa: Upon arrival in Mauritius, Indian nationals are eligible for a free visa for a maximum stay of 60 days.
Things to do: Couples can go dolphin and whale watching, go for a romantic date on a private island, cruise around on catamaran, paraglide while you feel sensations of a tandem free flight, hire an underwater sub-scooter or chill in a couple’s spa and jacuzzi. For an adventurous honeymoon, trek up to the craters of the active volcano at Reunion Islands.
When to go: April to June and September to December.
Romantic Things to Do:
- Take a private cruise to watch a spectacular Mauritius sunset.
- Go parasailing with your partner at the picturesque Ile Aux Cerfs, off the East Coast.
- Picnic by the giant water lilies at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.
- Breath-taking Bhutan
For the cultural history buffs, Bhutan offers some spectacular honeymoon options. Celebrate your union at a seventh-century temple or a 17th-century fortress or in an old palace that resonates with amazing stories of yesteryears and head to the countryside for solace and privacy.
Visa: You do not need a visa to visit Bhutan.
Things to do: Mesmerise her with a helicopter tour over the enigmatic Himalayas, go for a biking tour across the meandering roads of Bhutan and indulge in some cultural, spiritual and wellness tours together.
Ideal places for Honeymooners: Paro & Thimphu.
When to visit: You can visit Bhutan all the year round.
- Stunning Seychelles
Seychelles is a rich, exotic and secluded getaway, perfect for a romantic honeymoon on the sandy beaches. Let the solitude of the destination add the magical touch to your beautiful intimate times.
Visa: Visa on arrival is available and stays valid for a period of one month.
Things to do: Stroll through the virgin rainforests with your love, indulge in water sports, enjoy a memorable private stay at the luxurious resort villas on the islands and enjoy the local area.
Ideal Places for Honeymooners: Mahe Island, La Digue, Cousine Island.
When to Visit: Seychelles invites you throughout the year!
Honeymoon Destinations which require Pre-approved Visa:
- Breath-taking Switzerland
Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails.
Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned. Woo your partner with some Swiss chocolates and a Swiss Knife/ Swiss Watch!
- Sublime Hawaii
The island’s clear waters, tropical sunsets, and lush greenery make Hawaii a no-brainer for a romantic getaway. New luxury resorts on Maui mean the island is always buzz-worthy. Watch the sunrise while wrapped in a blanket at the top of Haleakala Crater, or gaze at the sunset as you cruise along the Kihei coastline. Instant romance!
Of the 6 main islands, Oahu has Hawaii’s biggest city and capital, Honolulu, home to crescent Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor’s WWII memorials.
- Delightful Paris
Paris, France’s capital is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
France – the city of lights – entices you with myriad sightseeing options, eclectic selection of eateries, an exhaustive list of chic addresses, and the most famous Eiffel Tower.
- Amusing Las Vegas
Las Vegas, in Nevada, the Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. It’s Main Street and a focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower. Las Vegas has a little bit of something to offer anyone and everyone, which is why it’s a great option to consider. And couples please don’t forget to GAMBLE!!!
- Fascinating Malaysia
Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests, and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
Also, pristine beaches, breathtaking islands, a rich tapestry of cultures & history, world-class modern facilities and a fascinating collection of flora & fauna would delight you on your honeymoon to Malaysia. If you’re looking for honeymoon destinations which are not too expensive, this country makes up for the perfect choice.
Probably a young relationship is best served by an easy vacation to some place that is merely a new setting for romance and intimacy. However, as the relationship matures, the call of exploration and adventure can be combined with the desire to be together. Traveling alone and traveling with friends admittedly has its virtues. But there is nothing like traveling with someone you love to fully appreciate some of the romantic aspects that travel has to offer. Travel is not only quality time in that it is generally uninterrupted togetherness; it is also quality time because enjoyable and amazing experiences are shared.
So awaken the traveler in you in search of romance and intimacy, prepare your itinerary, pack your belongings, get your passport with required visas, book your tickets, find the lenses of your DSLR, arrange for cash and do not forget to carry your credit cards!
Let your honeymoon be the First Chapter of your travel diary with your partner.
Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.
Wishing our readers a lifelong HONEYMOON!!!