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10 Honeymoon Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List

10 Honeymoon Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List

We’ve rounded up the most romantic honeymoon destinations you can consider visiting post the lockdown

ARTICLE BY : Arushi Sakhuja

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Travelling may seem like a distant dream right now, but why not virtually transport yourself to a picturesque destination. If you’ve tied the knot this year or will be getting married in 2021, you’re likely looking forward to your honeymoon. Not to mention, honeymoon planning is one of the most exciting tasks of your wedding planning journey. So, on an optimistic note, let’s hope that in a few months from now you will be able to fulfil your travel desires. If you’re struggling to narrow down your search for the perfect honeymoon destination, we've picked the best locations to add to your bucket list. Sit back, relax and start planning your future honeymoon, so when the moment comes you can fast-track to booking your flight and stay for your preferred dates.

1. Cappadocia, Turkey

 
 
 
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From pristine coastal towns to the rocky landscape, Turkey has it all. Cappadocia, a central region in the country, is magical, and quite like a fairy tale. With a surreal lunar landscape and a short flight from Istanbul, this distinctive part of south-central Turkey is best explored by air, especially a hot-air balloon at sunrise. Discover natural beauties as you take a walk in the Rose Valley fairy chimneys, ancient cave churches and orchards, or sip on wine as you experience the sunset. And the truly romantic setting of the pink hue cast against the mountains by the sun that is all things dreamy and whimsical.


2. Santorini, Greece

 
 
 
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There's something captivating about Greece and its islands. The simple beauty, the rich history, and the perfect clash of blue and white. It’s a place made for romance, and so, lovers come to Santorini for its charm, and the plethora of restaurants with panoramic vistas and incredible Mediterranean-Greek cuisine. Overlooking the seas contrasted by all white architecture, Santorini is the Greece we dream off. With exceptional food and mesmerizing beauty, Santorini is picturesque and an ideal place for a honeymoon. Spend your time in private pools or enjoy a meal overlooking the sea for a calming yet romantic experience.


3. Seychelles

 
 
 
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The ultimate island fantasy, Seychelles is out-of-this-world beautiful. Pristine white sands, water in light blue tones and lush green hills, the island of Seychelles is another honeymoon classic. Beyond the natural beauty, there is wildlife worth seeing, from the giant turtles to the rich array of marine life in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The islands is all about a luxe holiday, ensuring each resort is beautifully designed to make the most of the stunning location.


4. Zurich, Switzerland

 
 
 
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All the photos in the world can't do justice to the beauty of Switzerland–you have to experience it yourself. Zurich’s chocolate haven, the beautiful snow covered Swiss Alps, Micheline-star food, incredible vineyards and year-round natural attractions make Switzerland seducing for the newly-weds. Make your way to Lake Geneva for delicious vino or channel your adventurous side as you go for a hike. If you’re a water baby, Hotel Palafitte, Europe’s only overwater hotel, is a must-book or head to a floating restaurant like Le Montreux Steamboat for a scrumptious meal. And not to forget, make your way to the chocolate houses for an indulgent sweet treat.


5. Bora bora

 
 
 
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If you’re looking for a vacation filled with intimate meals, spa treatments, underwater adventures and pure relaxation, Bora Bora—one of the islands of French Polynesia—is the most romantic destination. Sky high, palm trees, crystal clean lagoons with turquoise water and beaches that resemble powdered sugar with hibiscus-scented air make it a dreamy setting for a long-haul honeymoon. An overwater honeymoon heaven, you can ride around in a boat for your entire honeymoon. Gorgeous properties like the Four Seasons, St. Regis and Conrad will make you never want to leave this paradise.  


6. Turks & Caicos

 
 
 
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The Turks and Caicos Islands, hiding at the southern tip of the Bahamas, are on most honeymooners' radars. It has also emerged as a legitimate contender for the vacationing elite during the pandemic, thanks to its socially distant villas in the area. With spectacular coral reefs, these islands are exotic and a true luxury-destination. This sparsely populated white beach guarantees an easy-going life, where you can sit back, relax and break away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. For an uber-luxe option, book your stay at Ambergris Cay, a 10-suite resort with private plunge pools, impeccable views; or channel the inner adventure within you as book The Shore Club which boasts luxury villas and opportunities for yacht excursions.


7. The Caribbean

 
 
 
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This destination has all the ingredients of a quintessential island-paradise honeymoon: year-round warm weather; silky-soft sands with palm tree; turquoise waters. From glorious scenery, to a once-in-a-lifetime luxury resorts, there's something bewitching about The Caribbean Islands. The blue sea during the day and the electric pink, orange, red skies in the evening will leave you in awe. To escape the crowds, seek out the quieter corners—the rustic, rum-shack Caribbean or opt for the exclusive private islands, where you can stroll the empty shoreline. The vibe is barefoot luxury at its best, with stunning resorts set against natural beauty.


8. Japan

 
 
 
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From futuristic Tokyo to historic Kyoto, Japan’s cities are certainly worth the long-haul flight. Natural beauty, sushi and sake—Japan blends ancient rich culture with awe-inspiring modernity. The cascading pink petals of Japan during the cherry blossom season, make it most romantic set up for a honeymoon. And the best part about Japan? There’s never a bad time to honeymoon here. So, with the uncertainty that prevails across the globe, Japan is should top the charts for you. Kyoto is known for its gorgeous shrines and temples that will take you back in time. For a unique experience, visit one of the country's thousands of natural volcanically-warmed hot springs known as Onsen. Adventure-seekers can get their dose of thrill skiing in the Northern Alps, diving in Okinawa or hiking on ancient pilgrimage trails. But if you’re looking for some sun and sand,head to Okinawa for white-sand beaches.


9. Seoul, Korea

 
 
 
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The buzzing cityscape is immersed in a burst of art, food, fashion and beauty. Although still a relatively off-the-beaten-track destination in honeymoon terms, Seoul is heaven for food lovers. If a honeymoon for you and your S.O. means feasting on delicious meals, it has a long list of Korean dishes to treat yourself to. Book your stay at Signiel Seoul, a luxury landmark hotel and the tallest tower in the country. Indulge in a feast at the 3-star Michelin chef Yannick Alléno’s restaurant, Stay or enjoy panoramic views of Korea from Seoul Sky, the highest observatory in Korea. If you have an undying love for art, The Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Seoul Museum of History and the Deoksugung Palace are a must-visit. Korea is known for its brilliant skincare rituals, and a visit is incomplete with heading to the Four Season’s spa that uses age-old secret Korean wellness secrets.


10. Zanzibar

 
 
 
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Full of life’s great pleasures, from fabulous food to sun-soaked beaches and magnificent scenery, just off the coast of Tanzania, the island of Zanzibar is as stunning as it gets. Cream-coloured sandy beaches, turquoise waters, fishing villages and live music makes this an extremely interesting destination. A wildlife safari should be part of your itinerary and well-designed hotels like Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas and Spa, or eco-savvy hotels like Zuri Zanzibar should be your preferred hotel choice.

 

 

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