Pack your bags for most romantic honeymoon getaways
You may have known each other for ages, or have got hitched within two months of your ‘friendship’. Honeymoons are an integral part to any couple starting their journey together.
You may have known each other for ages, or have got hitched within two months of your ‘friendship’. Honeymoons are an integral part to any couple starting their journey together. Despite spending some time every year in Switzerland much before their marriage, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan did not miss a chance to go on a romantic getaway after their wedding.
The newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover who just returned from their "Monkeymoon" at Maldives, gave us yet another reason to visit the island. Honeymoons give newly weds an escape from the madness of the world and rest in the presence of each other. These romantic getaways come in all shapes and sizes — a beach vacation, a safari, a ski trip — and are based more on the couple's joint personality than on tradition. Here’s a list of hottest honeymoon destinations of all time…
France: Romance and Paris go hand-in-hand. Ask any couple their favourite romantic locations, France will be on top of their list. Be it cafes, food, art, architecture or literature this country has something for every couple. A heady mix of culture, romance and history, honeymoon in France will not only give you stunning photo album but beautiful conversations to cherish for life.
The Maldives: No doubt our newly weds from the Bollywood headed straight to this island after their wedding. Crystal blue waters, orange sunset, beautiful sunrise, a glistening turquoise sea and white sands; what else can you wish for after the madness of wedding and celebrations? Walk hand-in-hand with your spouse on this surreal land and experience the peace within. If you understand the meaning of silences, the Maldives is the spot for you.
Bali: Want to relax on the beach sprinkled with a bit of culture, spirituality, and adventure; this is the place for you. Bali is a confluence of spectacular mountain scenery, evanescent rice terraces, enchanting temples and a vibrant culture. The lush greens will evoke feelings of tranquillity and romance you have experienced never before.
Italy: Italy has long been a favourite honeymoon location for newlyweds, and rightly so. This bel paese will teach you to say amore mia in the most romantic manner known to you! Walk on the Roman ruins or wonder at the Michelangelo frescos; admire the artworks at Uffizi or take a hop-on-hop-of tour of the Florencia Tuscany region; indulge in the flamboyant fashion of Milan or just hum along with your partner on a Gondola ride, Italy has so much to offer, that you need to go on your second honeymoon too to this country!
Hawaii: Okay, if you have been too busy planning your wedding and never got close to choosing your honeymoon destination yet then Hawaii is your saviour. You can’t go wrong with a honeymoon in Hawaii. The beautiful beaches are where you can kick some fun and sand, the tropical rainforest account for few of the most dramatic sceneries in the world. You can’t miss the greenery and winding roads while talking sweet nothing in your partner’s ears. The waterfalls and a variety of flora and fauna add to the beauty of this place. You also get a chance to indulge in many water-based activities for your adventurous soul.
Greece: Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Thessaloniki – you know why Greece’s old-world charm attracts honeymooners from across the globe. The volacanoes, cliffs, ocean and beaches, Greece is the honeymooners’paradise.
Switzerland: If this is not one of your options, then you have not learnt from Bollywood at all. Made famous by Yash Chopra movies where the georgette saree-clad heroine against the backdrop of white sonw-clas mountains evokes such romantic picture, this country sure has its place in the heart of millions of romantics.
Argentina: Buenos Aires is where the tango began, and the city still has the sultry vibe that inspired the world’s sexiest dance. From the genteel look of its Belle Époque and French-colonial buildings to the pulsing beat of its bohemian heart; from the man-made architectures to the natural stunning beauty, this South American country never disappoints.
Seychelle Islands: Want to get lost from the maddening crowd into the arms of your lover, consider the Seychelle Islands, which are in the Indian Ocean off the East Coast of Africa, be your location. Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymooned there after their royal wedding, but lovers were finding their way to the Seychelles long before then. The Seychelle Islands, many of them private, offer stunning beaches where you can swim and sunbathe, dive to explore fantastic coral reefs, and then have dinner by moonlight.
Kenya: Are you into African wildlife and desire a wild honeymoon vacation? Kenya can be your answer. Home to vast plains and animals such as the wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, and big cats your honeymoon will be brimming with wild encounters. Safaris and green pastures will make your vacation a memorable one.