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Whether it’s wandering hand in hand through ancient temples steeped in spirituality, embarking on a scenic train journey through lush landscapes, or indulging in a candlelit dinner under the starlit sky, Sri Lanka captivates the hearts of couples seeking a romantic escapade. With its warm hospitality, tantalising cuisine, and an array of adventurous activities, Sri Lanka promises an unforgettable rendezvous for lovebirds amidst its breathtaking vistas.

Mirissa

Starting off, Mirissa stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s premier honeymoon destinations, renowned for its tropical ambience. This crescent-shaped, secluded beach offers the serene tranquillity that many couples crave. Additionally, it is celebrated for its exceptional whale and dolphin watching excursions, available year-round. If you’re looking to make a Sri Lanka hotel booking, consider trying out the Avani Hotels & Resorts brand as your accommodation partner.

Supun1991, Beauty of dolphins, CC BY-SA 4.0

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya epitomizes the charm of colonial-era towns, offering couples a distinctive experience imbued with history. Nestled amidst lush green slopes and adorned with red brick houses reminiscent of a bygone era, this town exudes a quaint colonial ambience. Complete with country house-style clubs, Nuwara Eliya invites couples to immerse themselves in its unique culture.

Kandy City

Kandy is steeped in tradition, particularly evident during the Kandy festival held in July and August. A highlight of this cultural celebration is witnessing the mesmerizing traditional Kandyan dancing at the Kandyan Cultural Centre. Another cherished experience is found at Kandy Lake, where couples can quietly revel in the picturesque surroundings.

Ella, Bandarawela

Ella stands out as the ultimate destination for couples seeking an intimate retreat. This charming Sri Lankan mountain village offers breathtaking scenery and top-notch accommodations, perfect for romantic getaways. Surrounding you are endless acres of tea plantations, veiled by ethereal clouds and lush jungle canopies.

Are you dreaming of an escape with your special someone? Whether you crave luxurious seclusion, picturesque charm, or a blend of adventure and relaxation, these enchanting places have something to offer every couple. So, pack your bags, grab your swimsuit, and get ready to rekindle the romance under sun-kissed skies!

The Maldives: Luxurious Seclusion

Indulge in overwater bungalows and pristine beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters. The Maldives offers unparalleled privacy and luxurious amenities, making it ideal for an unforgettable romantic retreat. With Minor Hotels, one of the most prestigious hotel brands in the world, discover such retreats in the Maldives.

Santorini, Greece: Picturesque Charm:

Santorini’s dramatic cliffs, whitewashed houses with blue domes, and breathtaking sunsets create a magical atmosphere. Explore volcanic black sand beaches, and charming villages, and indulge in delicious Greek cuisine.

Photo by Darshan Gujrathi via pexels

Tulum, Mexico: Secluded Mayan Paradise

Immerse yourselves in ancient Mayan culture at Tulum’s ruins, then relax on soft white sand beaches. Tulum offers a unique blend of bohemian charm, luxury eco-resorts, and world-class cenotes (natural swimming pools) for a truly special escape.

Seychelles: Pristine Natural Beauty:

Discover untouched islands with diverse marine life, pristine beaches, and lush rainforests in the Seychelles. This archipelago offers a variety of activities, from snorkeling and diving to island hopping and relaxing on secluded beaches.

Maui, Hawaii: Adventure and Relaxation:

Maui offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Hike through volcanic landscapes, witness breathtaking sunrises from Haleakala Crater and unwind on stunning beaches with diverse activities for every couple.

Dubai’s beauty transcends its dazzling skyscrapers and extravagant shopping malls. For couples seeking an unforgettable romantic escape, Dubai offers a surprising abundance of experiences to create lasting memories.

Desert Delights

Experience a thrilling desert adventure with your loved one. Soar over golden dunes in a hot air balloon at sunrise, and enjoy a traditional Bedouin camp experience with a delicious barbeque under a canopy of stars. Book now for an unforgettable experience that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek

Sail into romance on a traditional dhow cruise along Dubai Creek. Glide past glittering skyscrapers and historical landmarks, while enjoying a delectable dinner and captivating live music. As the sun sets, the city comes alive with a thousand twinkling lights, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

Shahana Shamsuddin, The Old Dubai, CC BY-SA 4.0

Fine Dining with a View

Indulge in a luxurious culinary experience at one of Dubai’s many restaurants boasting breathtaking views. Savour exquisite dishes from around the world at the La Sirene in Avani+ Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites while admiring the panoramic cityscape or the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. From world-class restaurants at hotels in Palm Jumeirah to celebrity chef restaurants, Dubai offers a fine-dining experience to suit every taste and budget.

Pampering Couples Spa Treatments

Unwind and reconnect with your partner at a luxurious spa. Treat yourselves to rejuvenating massages, indulge in traditional hammam rituals, or simply relax in tranquil treatment rooms. Many spas offer couples packages, allowing you to experience moments of pure bliss together.

Nestled amidst misty hills and lush greenery, Nuwara Eliya is a picturesque gem in Sri Lanka known for its romantic ambiance and serene landscapes. Whether you are planning a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, Nuwara Eliya offers a myriad of unforgettable experiences to create lasting memories with your beloved.

Lakeside Serenity at Lake Gregory

Gregory lake in Nuwara Eliya | Image by Rizzey Rhazes via Wikimedia Commons

Take a leisurely stroll hand in hand along the tranquil shores of Lake Gregory, one of Nuwara Eliya’s most iconic landmarks, located just a 5-minute drive from Araliya Green Hills, one of the most sought-after 4 Star Nuwara Eliya hotels. Rent a rowing or swan paddle boat and explore the glistening waters surrounded by breathtaking hill views.

Chasing Waterfall Romance

Embark on a romantic adventure amidst nature’s splendour with a waterfall hike in Nuwara Eliya. Discover hidden gems like the Lovers Leap Waterfall, St. Clair’s Falls, and Bomburu Ella Waterfall, where cascading waters create a mesmerising backdrop for love to blossom.

Botanical Bliss at Hakgala Gardens

Indulge in a botanical adventure at Hakgala Botanical Garden, a verdant paradise brimming with exotic flora and enchanting landscapes. Lose yourselves in the beauty of themed gardens, scenic walking paths, and vibrant flower beds.

Whimsical Escapade at Victoria Park

Escape into a world of whimsy and charm at Victoria Park, a serene oasis in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. Lose track of time amidst manicured lawns, towering trees, and colourful flower displays. Enjoy playful moments at the children’s play area and revel in the joy of togetherness amidst nature’s embrace.

Just Married

Congratulations! You’ve tied the knot and are embarking on a new adventure – married life! To add some extra sparkle, a honeymoon trip is the perfect way to celebrate your love and create lasting memories. But travelling as a newly married couple can also come with its own set of challenges. Here’s some essential travel wisdom to ensure your honeymoon journey is as smooth and romantic as your vows.

Plan Together, Dream Together

Honeymoon planning should be a collaborative effort. Discuss destinations, interests, and budget openly. Consider creating a vision board together, filled with images and ideas that inspire your dream honeymoon.

Communication is Key

Open communication is vital throughout your trip. Discuss expectations, daily itinerary preferences, and any potential concerns. Be flexible and willing to compromise – after all, this is about creating shared experiences as a couple. Whether you are torn between stays at luxury serviced apartments of known brands like DiscoverASR or opt for something simpler, make sure your voices are heard and all your thoughts are discussed.

Respect Individual Needs

While togetherness is key, it’s also important to respect each other’s need for some “me-time.” Schedule some solo activities or quiet moments to recharge, ensuring you return home feeling refreshed and connected.

Embrace the Unexpected

Romantic Couple
Romantic Couple – Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash

Travel hiccups are inevitable. Missed connections, unexpected weather, or altered plans can happen. Embrace the unexpected with humour and flexibility. Remember, these moments can often become funny stories you’ll reminisce about for years to come.

Nestled along Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast, Pattaya isn’t just a bustling beach destination; it’s also a haven for couples seeking romance and tranquility. From serene beaches to cultural landmarks, Pattaya offers an array of romantic spots where love blossoms amidst scenic beauty and cultural richness.

Jomtien Beach

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind at the serene Jomtien Beach, just a 20-minute drive away from the Avani Pattaya Resort, a preferred and lavish Pattaya beach resort. Stroll hand in hand along the pristine sandy shores, indulge in delectable seafood delights, and watch the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of orange and pink.

The Sanctuary of Truth

Embark on a journey of cultural discovery at The Sanctuary of Truth, an awe-inspiring architectural marvel that combines elements of palace and temple design. Towering 105 meters tall, this intricately carved wooden sanctuary is a testament to art, faith, and philosophy, offering couples a surreal and romantic ambiance to explore together.

Image via Avani Pattaya Resort

Nong Nooch Garden

Immerse yourselves in the lush greenery of Nong Nooch Garden, a sprawling botanical paradise ideal for a leisurely day out with your partner. Wander hand in hand through themed gardens inspired by cultures from around the world, and witness captivating cultural shows that add a touch of magic to your romantic escapade.

Koh Larn (Coral Island)

Escape to the idyllic shores of Koh Larn, the largest island near Pattaya, for a romantic retreat amidst turquoise seas and verdant landscapes. Explore hidden coves, enjoy panoramic views of the coastline, and savor a romantic seafood dinner by the sea as you create cherished memories with your loved one.

Pattaya Floating Market

Experience the vibrant culture of Thailand at the Pattaya Floating Market, where you can immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and flavours of the country. Explore the market’s four regions, sample local delicacies, and witness captivating cultural performances that add a romantic touch to your visit.

Disneyland Shanghai

Shanghai, a city that effortlessly marries tradition with modernity, offers a captivating backdrop for couples seeking romantic experiences. Amidst the soaring skyscrapers and the charming lanes of the Old City, love can blossom in every corner of this vibrant metropolis, unveiling a plethora of romantic delights.

Disneyland Shanghai

Indulge your loved one with an exceptional Disney adventure at Shanghai Disneyland. Immerse yourselves in the excitement of thrilling rides and captivating live shows that unfold throughout the day. Explore attractions inspired by beloved Disney movies such as The Lion King, Tarzan, and Frozen, creating magical moments together.

Haichang Ocean Park

Embark on an entertaining day with your beloved at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park. Explore the fascinating world of dolphins, sharks, penguins, polar bears, beluga whales, and an array of aquarium fish, discovering and learning together. Couples seeking thrills can hop on the Steel Dolphin roller coaster, boasting the title of one of the world’s longest rapids rides.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower – Photo by Edward He on Unsplash

Optimal for a visit during sunset, the 118th-floor observation deck provides an unparalleled panoramic view of the city skyline. Following this, relish a romantic cruise along the Huangpu River, immersing yourselves in the scenic beauty. Post-cruise, indulge in the flavours of famous Xinjiang cuisine at a popular restaurant along Nanjing Road.

The Bund and Old French Concession

For couples who revel in the vibrant nightlife, an evening tour highlighting Shanghai’s top nocturnal destinations awaits. Explore atmospheric bars and chic clubs nestled in the Bund and Old French Concession, offering an eclectic ambience that spans from refined wine pairings to lively vodka shots. This alone is a reason to start booking holiday apartments in Shanghai such as the likes of the Somerset Gubei Shanghai.

Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Get ready to immerse yourselves in the enchanting atmosphere of Tokyo, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern marvels to create a romantic haven unlike any other. Here are some activities for couples that will ignite sparks of passion and create lasting memories with that special someone.

Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Few sights in the city rival the ethereal beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom usually from the end of March to the early part of April. One of the best places for this experience is the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, close to Citadines Shinjuku Tokyo. This expansive park boasts a diverse collection of cherry blossom trees, providing the perfect backdrop for a romantic stroll amidst a sea of delicate pink petals.

Take in the City Views from Up High 

For panoramic views of a sprawling skyline, head to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, easy to reach for those finding Shinjuku accommodation. This towering building features two observatories that offer stunning vistas and best of all, admission is free. It’s an ideal spot for a romantic rendezvous and you can look forward to inspiring panoramas especially at sunset with the chance to see Mount Fuji as well.

Have a Picnic Lunch at Shinjuku Central Park

Shinjuku Central Parkk
Shinjuku Central Park – Image via Flickr

Continue your romantic escapade with a leisurely picnic lunch at Shinjuku Central Park. This charming green oasis is particularly enchanting during autumn when the vibrant foliage creates a picturesque backdrop for your al fresco dining experience. While here, be sure to visit the Shinjuku ‘Niagara Falls’, a large artificial waterfall that adds to the serene ambience for a memorable afternoon with your loved one.

Go On a Sumida River Dinner Cruise

Embark on a Sumida River dinner cruise aboard a Yakatabune houseboat, one of the most romantic experiences in Tokyo. As you glide along the waters, you and your partner will be treated to a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Sip sake under the stars and savour each moment as you pass by iconic landmarks such as Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Skytree creating memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Embark on an enchanting journey of love amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Whistler, Canada, as you celebrate the beginning of your lifelong adventure together. Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Whistler offers a romantic haven for honeymooners seeking a perfect blend of alpine charm and luxurious indulgence. With its snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque village, Whistler sets the stage for a dreamy escape.

Whistler’s Pros

Serene Lake in Whistler | Image via Unsplash

Whistler presents a plethora of options for active couples, extending beyond winter, making it an attractive destination for those planning a honeymoon. Situated amidst mountains, lakes, forests, and rivers, Whistler serves as an excellent hub for couples seeking an active summer getaway, with hotels such as the Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside being options to stay in.

Whistler’s Cons

Whistler presents an array of spas, shopping, dining, and various diversions, yet the true highlight remains its spectacular natural surroundings. If partaking in the abundant outdoor activities is not in your plans, it might be more fitting to consider an alternative honeymoon destination.

The Best Season for the Occasion

The ideal honeymoon weather is contingent on the preferred activities in the chosen destination. For couples inclined towards hiking and warmer climates, Whistler in early summer, particularly June, is highly recommended – during this time, the peak summer season has yet to commence, offering warm and extended days. Hiking trails are accessible, and the lakes, rivers, and wildlife are vibrant and active.

Pack for the Weather

Whatever season you visit, pack all the necessary outdoor gear you’ll need. In the winter, this will mean snow boots and warm coats, hats and gloves. In the summer, you’ll want to bring hiking boots and similar outdoor-ready apparel that’ll keep you comfortable, no matter what adventures you and your beloved pursue, no matter what hotels in Whistler, Canada, that you choose to stay in.

Koh Samui

Sun-kissed beaches, swaying palm trees, and turquoise waters – Koh Samui paints the perfect picture for an unforgettable honeymoon. But with so much to see and do, planning can feel overwhelming. Fear not, lovebirds! This guide lays out everything you need for a romantic Koh Samui escape, ensuring memories that last a lifetime.

Find Your Perfect Beach Bliss

From the vibrant energy of Chaweng Beach to the secluded serenity of Lipa Noi, each beach offers a unique charm. For adventure seekers, try Lamai Beach with its water sports galore. If it’s tranquillity you crave, Thong Nai Pan Noi provides a hidden haven.

Indulge in Luxurious Pampering

Koh Samui boasts world-class spas at Koh Samui romantic hotels the likes of Santiburi Koh Samui, offering couples massages, detox treatments, and rejuvenating rituals. Float away in a private beachfront cabana, or unwind with a traditional Thai massage for two. Pampering awaits!

Explore Beyond the Beach

Honeymoon Destinations
Honeymoon Destinations – Image via Pexels

Venture into the island’s enchanting interior and hike through lush rainforests, discovering hidden waterfalls like Na Muang, or visit the iconic Big Buddha statue for breathtaking views. Explore the busy Fisherman’s Village for authentic souvenirs and delicious street food.

Savour Culinary Delights

From beachside seafood barbecues to intimate candlelit dinners, Koh Samui’s culinary scene caters to every craving. Sample local delicacies like spicy papaya salad (som tam) and fragrant curries, or indulge in international fare with a romantic oceanfront setting.