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One of the major milestones in life is of course marriage! Your special day must be celebrated in a special place of beauty that mirrors your wondrous union. Bali is a venue that tops the list. Here are a few things to consider for those hoping to wed in Bali.

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The best time for your Bali wedding

Most of the weddings in Bali are taken outdoors, therefore, the weather is very important. In the months of April and October, the weather is just perfect for an outdoor wedding. Also, remember that hotel rates and airfares tend to rise in June and August and venues become difficult to book. The earlier you book your venue, the better!

Selecting your venue

Bali is full of places that are famous for weddings! Be it a beach resort like Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali or a chapel or even private villas. Bali has it all! The choice of venues may sometimes be mind-boggling. However, knowing exactly what you are looking for and sticking to that theme will help you select the perfect wedding venue.

Consulting a wedding planner

Planning out a wedding is no easy task! It is sure to take up most of your time and energy and resulting in an utter waste of money too. Meeting up with a professional wedding planner who has the necessary contacts and resources to get things done, this can save you a whole lot of trouble.

Fixing a budget

Financing the whole wedding is the biggest struggle for couples these days. There are tons of cost to consider, some of them being travel costs, venue, number of guests and so on. You can either pay for these services directly or invest in an all-inclusive wedding package.

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Thailand has a bounty of beautiful places ideal for romantic excursions, making it difficult to choose between them. Here are, however, four of the finest locales.

Koh Lipe

This beautiful island is affectionately referred to as the ‘Maldives of Thailand’, because of its lush tropical splendour. The island’s beauty is no surprise since it is situated along the border of Tarutao National Park. The surrounding waters are home to a quarter of the world’s tropical fish.

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Koh Phi Phi

Not only is this one of the most spectacular landscapes Thailand has to offer, but also a national hallmark. It was famously featured in The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

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Koh Samui

This is the second largest of Thailand’s islands, and one of the most tourist-oriented. There’s no shortage of romance here, since wedding venues in Koh Samui are plentiful, as well as luxury resorts such as Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.

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Koh Lanta

This is part of an archipelago that features 52 islands and offers a bounty of experiences. At the very least, there are several beaches, a selection of kaleidoscopic coral reefs, and serene seclusion far from the ‘party islands’ of Thailand. If you’re looking for a place where you and your partner can share a tranquil and exciting tropical adventure, then Koh Lanta is definitely a place worthy of consideration.

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Seychelles is an exquisite tropical paradise drenched in sunshine and has fast emerged as one the hottest destinations to enjoy a fairytale honeymoon.

Go, Island Hopping

Seychelles is made up almost 115 islands out of which Mahé is home to the capital city, Victoria. The archipelago is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty, and the best way to make sure you take it all in is to go island hopping. Be it by boat or plane.

Water Sports

The Beau Vallon Beach in Mahé is the main tourist beach and has something for everyone to enjoy. From snorkelling, scuba diving and jet skiing to windsurfing there is a wide range of activities to choose from.

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Enjoy a couple’s spa day

What better way to revel in a decadent island experience than a day at a spa. Resorts such as AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa is among one of the Seychelles beach resort options that offer great spa experiences to rejuvenate body and soul.

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Visit the “Garden of Eden”

Take a boat ride to the “Garden of Eden” in Praslin Island and feast your eyes on crystal clear waters and soft white beaches. It also happens to be famous for being one of the only places where the rare Coco de Mer or “double coconut” grows naturally.

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Take time to consider preferences for the first few days of married bliss as you will want to remember the occasion for the rest of your life.

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Planning the Honeymoon

Discuss the budget, duration of the honeymoon, where to go and what to do with the partner when the wedding is being planned. Go online and read up on best honeymoon destinations and if going overseas get the assistance of travel agents the likes of Aitken Spence Holidays to help plan the trip.

Best time to visit

Consider the best time to visit when selecting the dream destination. Avoid local holidays as many hotels and attractions will be crowded. If the price is a concern, travel during the least expensive times such as in the middle of the year.

Things to do

Honeymoons can be fun as there are many things to do from scuba diving, snorkelling, to golf, excursions to places of interest, indulgent spa treatments to river safaris and jungle walks, elephant treks, whale and dolphin watching and wildlife safaris.

Dining

One of the most romantic experiences honeymooners can have out here is dining under the stars. Many hotels offer special three-course meals on the beach with succulent seafood as part of the honeymoon package. The other option is a romantic early morning river cruise with a champagne breakfast.

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Have you found the perfect date but not the perfect place? Have you always dreams of a destination wedding that will make your special day, a whole lot more special? Pack your sunscreen, flip flops and wedding dress, your wedding in Maldives awaits!

Why Maldives?

Maldives, as you may or may not know, is a popular honeymoon destination. Many Maldives resorts cater to honeymoon couples or those that are getting married here. Complete with pristine beaches and azure waters, the backdrop for your wedding photographs will look stunning!

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The beach?

If you’re heading to Maldives for your wedding, there’s no doubt about it. A beach wedding is the only way to go. Picture this – your dress gently swaying with the breeze, the love of your life eagerly waiting for you at the end of seashell lined aisle of soft white sand? Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it?

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Which resort?

With so many islands in Maldives, how exactly do you pick the right one? Most of the resorts would tend to offer you the same deal, but the key is to look for the one that stands out, in terms of what they offer, resort activities and honeymoon packages. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, amongst many are some of the more popular choices.

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Important things to note

As the Maldives is an Islamic country, you are not legally allowed to get married here, unless of course you’re a local. Weddings in Maldives are more of the celebration rather than the actual marriage – get hitched before you celebrate here.

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From island hideaways beside soft white beaches to thrilling adventures on land and under the waves, Maldives has something for every newlywed couple seeking that perfect honeymoon. It is the ideal place to begin your new chapter of love.

Wonderful Seclusion

After all the activity of the wedding, there is nothing like some quiet time just for you and your partner. Many Maldives luxury resorts are located on their own private island giving you the chance to enjoy true seclusion be it on the beach or in your own villa overlooking the ocean.

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Fun Times

There is plenty of fun to be had for couples on their honeymoon in Maldives. Snorkel and discover vibrant underwater worlds, set sail into the sunset and go on island hopping adventures. Resorts such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives also offer the option of a luxury yacht cruise where you can spend the night out at sea and have Champagne breakfast in bed.

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Spa Bliss

A wedding may be the happiest day of your life but it can also sometimes be the most stressful! The coastal serenity of the Maldives provides the perfect backdrop in which to indulge in couples’ spa treatments and will help you truly unwind and feel refreshed.

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Romantic Dining

Dining in Maldives can be truly romantic affairs and makes for the ideal surprise for that special someone too. Be it a picnic on a private island or a candlelit dinner on the beach and under the stars, intimate dining experiences like these will no doubt be one of the highlights of your honeymoon.

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In a very short time span the Maldives islands have become synonymous with luxury vacations and are one of the most dreamt about travel destinations in the world, and for good reason too.

The Beaches

There are hardly any places in the world that offer beaches that match up to the Maldives. The islands of the atolls that form this nation have beaches composed of powdery sands with waters that are a pristine transparent turquoise.

Over-Water Villas

The opportunity to reside in luxurious abodes situated above ocean waters is something that was pioneered in this nation. Nowadays, any given Maldives hotel would have their own unique over-water villas to choose from, with options such as Kandolhu Maldives.

Private Islands

What is more romantic than having an entire pristine tropical island to you and your significant other? In the Maldives, there are many uninhabited islands to choose from. Your resort can arrange everything from transportation to a personalised picnic basket to make your experience unforgettable.

Glowing Beaches

The bioluminescent beaches of the Maldives have become legendary. Walking side by side with your partner along a beach that is illuminated by the ambient glow of neon ocean water is definitely something out of a dreamscape.

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Fed up of going over honeymoon destinations and not deciding on any single place? Give some thought to Maldives. Why? Well here are 5 reasons why.

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1. The Unimaginably Beautiful Beaches

Sunset strolls and candlelit dinners can all be enjoyed on the surreal beaches of Maldives. These beaches are great for a number of water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, surfing, kayaking and much more.

2. Amazing Deals for Couples

Everything sounds better with a great deal and Maldives offers plenty of them. Talk to a tour agent like Maldives Resorts Club and find out about their promotions and discounts. There are some honeymoon packages in Maldives combine accommodation together with complimentary spa sessions and excursions which makes it much easier.

3. Enchanting Escapes

Hotel accommodation in Maldives doesn’t come in the “ordinary” category. You can choose from a range of extraordinary options from magnificent beach villas to Dhoni suites ( a room made in a traditional Maldivian boat) and the simply stunning over water bungalows where nothing comes between you, your love and the Indian Ocean.

4. Food for Love

Fall in love with the tantalizing Maldivian cuisine that features many exotic flavours and fresh seafood. What’s more, some resorts have exclusive dining programs where you can breakfast, lunch or dine on spectacular locations like uninhabited islands!

5. A World of Adventures

The couple that explores together, stays together yeah? Dive under the crystal clear waters of Maldives and discover a kaleidoscopic world of corals, colourful schools of fish, dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and many, many more wonderful creatures of the sea.

 

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Congrats on your marriage! Where are you planning to go on your sweet honeymoon? Think no more, it’s time to pack your back-pack and head to Thailand.

Koh Phangan


 
Located in Thailand, the “Vegas of the East,” Koh Phangan is a much sought after city. Honeymooners will enjoy this town for its blissful beaches, luxurious resorts, splendid places that caters to all your fantasies. Ensure to check into a Koh Phangan resort, the likes of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas to get the best out of your honeymoon.

Enjoy the sunrise with your soulmate

If you’re a sucker for mesmerising views of the sunrise, then you’ve got head down to Than Sadet Beach. It’s known as one of the best beaches in Thailand, that faces the east, making it perfect to capture brilliant images of the first rays of dawn as they lazily spread out across the sky.

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Bottle Beach

The beautiful bay features pristine white sands and stunning aquamarine waters, making it a must-visit destination for honeymooners. While you’re here, make sure to check out the view of the bay from the popular viewpoint located above the beach.

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Dance the Night Away at a Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan is most popular for its rambunctious full moon parties; these, however, are seasonal and if you happen to be visiting the island off season for a full moon party not to worry. The Half Moon Parties are just as vibrant, crazy and fun.

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It’s been months and you still haven’t finalised a destination for your honeymoon. How does Maldives sound? Why Maldives? Well here are five reasons why.

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Who doesn’t like a good deal, especially if it includes all the little details that make up for a romantic holiday at a great price! Maldives honeymoon resorts the likes of Kurumba Maldives have specially designed packages that include couple’s spa treatments, meals for two, romantic experiences like candlelit dinners, chocolates on arrival and of course accommodation in a private and glamorous villa!

The Beautiful Beaches

There’s no point in talking about Maldives without mentioning its beautiful beaches that are famous around the world. In addition to the pristine white beaches kissed by turquoise blue waters, Maldives also has a spectacular glow in the dark beach- just imagine having a romantic stroll here!

A Stunning Backdrop

Need to make some unforgettable memories and take some great vacation pics together at the same time? Then Maldives is the perfect answer! Some of these luxury resorts have an onsite photographer who would capture the precious moments of your honeymoon as you meander your way through lush evergreens, cruise in a luxurious yacht at sunset or posing oh so romantically on the beach with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop.

Exciting Adventures

The couples that explore together stay together right? Go under the serene waters of Maldives and discover a whole new world under the waves together. There are plenty of couple’s diving, snorkelling and other water sports tours available in Maldives.

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