Many newlyweds flock to the paradise Thai island of Koh Samui – and with good reason too. This stunning beach getaway is perfect for a romantic excursion with your significant other. Here’s a quick couple’s guide to this amorous island found in the Gulf of Thailand.

An Overview of the Island

Koh Samui is a resort island that’s perfect for relaxing and lounging. Travelling around the island is relatively easy via taxi or even an open-air truck. Most tours available here also have couples offers – so don’t forget to take advantage of these.

The Beaches

The beaches are Koh Samui’s premier attractions, and you’d be remiss not to visit these with your special someone. While Chaweng Beach is far the most popular option, it does tend to get crowded rather quickly. If you prefer something more intimate, consider Coral Cove or Crystal Bay.

Outdoor Excursions

Of course, Koh Samui isn’t just about beaches and resorts – if you and your partner like to explore and break a sweat, there’s plenty to do here! One of the best outdoor activities to try out is a trek to the Namuang Waterfalls.

Where to Stay

Being a resort destination, you won’t have too much trouble finding a place to stay here in Koh Samui. For starters, there’s plenty of Chaweng Beach resorts to choose from – like the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort. Most of these also come with exclusives couples’ packages and deals. So, as with the tours, be sure to do your research ahead of time.

 

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A truly romantic holiday in Namibia is one that you will be talking about for years to come.So, here are our top five most romantic experiences for you to check out when you head over for a honeymoon.

1. Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Fly over the Namibia desert with your beloved on a hot air balloon. It is quiet up there as you look around the purple mountain ranges rising out over the dunes and pretty yellow grasslands.

2. Rolling Down the River

The northeast of Namibia is rich in reserves the likes of Kwando, Chobe, Okavango and the Zambezi rivers. Take a boat ride down the Zambezi and find yourself floating by the wildlife.

3. Romantic Camping

Hotels in Namibia can organise romantic glamping trips for both of you if reservations are made ahead of time. There’s nothing more romantic than staring into their eyes over the crackle of a campfire.

4. Starry Nights

Check with your hotel as some the likes of Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino will organise for you to make a trip to the International Dark Sky Reserve, the only one on the continent, for a night amongst the stars.

5. Beaches & Sunsets

Nothing says romantic like the beach. Spend a picnic in the afternoon, just the two of you, and go for a walk until it’s time to see a sunset. It will create the most romantic atmosphere for both of you and a great way to end your holiday in Namibia

Krabi for couples

What can you do with your better half if you chose Krabi as your destination to rekindle your love? Well, here is the ideal list!

A couple’s massage

One of the most relaxing things a couple can do together is definitely going for a couple’s massage. From open spaces in tropical gardens to indoor air-conditioned rooms, Krabi has it all. So grab your partner and head out for a special Thai massage session to experience pure soul-soothing!

A sunset cruise

Feel the love as you watch the sunset paint the sky with pretty colours of warm orange and dusty pink. One of the most romantic things you can do with your partner when in Krabi is opt for a sunset cruise on a special traditional long-tail boat. If you are staying at a hotel in Ao Nang Krabi such as the Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort, you can even request the hotel to arrange such a cruise for you and your loved one.

How about some partying?

Looking to loosen up a little while on holiday? Krabi has you covered even in this aspect! The Ao Nang beach is one of the best places where beach bars are aplenty, and nightlife thrives. Sip on a delicious tropical cocktail and dance the night away with your better half on the balmy shores.

Relax in nature’s pool

For a more intimate and private experience, try relaxing in nature’s hot tub! If you head out about 70km from the town, you will come across a set of thermal springs with water temperatures ranging from 35 – 42 degrees Celsius. These warm pools are mineral-rich and originated deep underground in volcanic chambers. Perfect for an intimate escape surrounded by lush greenery.

The city of London that has seen many centuries of history and dwells in the essence of the past could also be as romantic as any other destination on earth. If London is going to be your honeymoon destination, then you’ll need to know a few romantic things to do and places to visit when you arrive:

Buckingham Palace

This is the residence of the royal family of England and its grandeur is indeed unrivalled! That’s specifically the reason why you definitely need to catch a glimpse of the finest staterooms furnished with the most lavish French and English furniture to be found.

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London Eye

This might sound a little cliché, but what’s more romantic than a ride on the London Eye? Share a moment of champagne together while your ride and the London Eye. Try your best to make it at sunset for that extra special view of the sunset dipped skyline of the city.

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Hyde Park

Exploring a place together too could be interesting if you are wondering about things to do in the daytime. Hyde Park offers horse riding where you and your other half can explore this amazing sanctuary of nature on horseback! A magical experience indeed!

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Thames dinner cruise

Well, nights in London are always breath-taking, especially while on a dinner cruise floating across the River Thames! For those in search of honeymoon accommodation, hotels near Kensington Palace, for instance, popular hotels like Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel offer a great stay.

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Planning a wedding is never an easy task and is always nerve-wracking. When it’s a destination wedding, you’ve opted for this might double your anxiety. However, if you’ve decided that Thailand is where you want to host your big day, here are a few tips to make sure you don’t turn into a bridezilla!

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Planning

It is essential that you’ve drawn up your own plan for the event before you start on any of the arrangements. Think about your theme, hotel, guest list, food, and entertainment. This will also help you make your budget. Also, consulting a wedding planner when planning your wedding in Thailand is a must.

The backdrop

Do you visualise yourself exchanging rings in the setting of a garden by the beach? Hotels like Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok is ideal for a wedding by the riverside. However, have a clear picture in your mind before going ahead and reserving a hotel.

Logistics

When selecting your location in Thailand, you have a wide variety of options from a wedding in the mountains to a wedding by the beach or just at the ballroom of a luxurious hotel. However, if the place is hard to get to, the cost is said to be most likely to increase by 30%.

A bit of Thai

Since your wedding is in Thailand, why not make it unique by adding a touch of Thai culture? Event facilities in Bangkok hotels offer a bit of a Thai twist to your wedding. Still, it is your option whether you’ll go along with it or not.

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Join your loved one for a dreamy and exciting travel experience through some of the most scenic destinations in Sri Lanka. Read on to know about the train journey from Colombo to Nanu Oya which is regarded as one of the best scenic travel routes in the world.

An intercity train, the Udarata Menike, runs through the scenic Sri Lankan hill country
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Getting train tickets

Sri Lankan trains have three classes categorised based on the level of comfort they provide. It is recommended that you should book either the first or the second since the third-class train compartments can be crowded. It is also recommended that you book your train tickets in advance.

What do you get to see?

Initially, you will be travelling past picturesque paddy fields and as you ascend the hill you will travel through wilderness and lush tea estates, you will also come across a number of tunnels, waterfalls, and rivers.

Things to remember

Keep in mind that safety should always be your number one priority, don’t stand near the compartment doors, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your seats. Keep your belongings close to you always.

Attractions and accommodation options

When you get off at Nanu-Oya, located just a fifteen-minute drive away, lies Nuwara Eliya where you will be able to find plenty of accommodation options from cottages in Nuwara Eliya the likes of Cottage 42 and many others.

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Thailand is a fabulous tourist destination, and if you’re looking to make Thailand the destination for your wedding, you need to get to planning. Here are a few tips to consider when planning a dream destination wedding.

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Selecting the setting

The atmosphere you want to set for your wedding is highly important. Are you looking at a beach wedding or something indoors? Once you decide this aspect, a lot of other things follow, but this is the very first step. Look up wedding venues in Bangkok, the likes of Chatirum Hotels & Residences, which will make the deciding process much easier.

A wedding planner

To ensure everything occurs way ahead of time so that you don’t have to fret about preparing during the very last minute, hire a wedding planner. They are the experts and know how to go about thins, especially in a land that you aren’t familiar with. This is a decision you won’t regret.

A Thai twist

The simple fact that you’re having your wedding in Thailand is amazing, however, to bring on a unique twist to things, add a Thai mix to it. It doesn’t really matter how you go about adding this twist, as far as you do. A Thai performance or Thai decor is enough to bring out the uniqueness of your wedding.

Food

The food plays a rather large role in any wedding, therefore ensure the menu at your wedding is something the guests look forward to. Thailand is a food haven, so you’re not bound to come across any issues in this regard.

 

 

 

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There’s something about cold weather that ignites romance and intimacy, two key ingredients for any couple’s escape! Here are some reasons why your next trip with that special someone should be to a destination with a cold climate.

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Cuddle Time
One of the best “perks” of the cold are the many opportunities to cuddle and get close to your partner! Be you staying at cabins in the Swiss Alps, lodges in Alaska or cottages in Nuwara Eliya including the likes of Cottage 42, embrace both the wonderful setting and your loved one for some all important snuggling.

Romantic Strolls
The cool weather makes taking strolls that much more romantic. Forget about the heat, dust and the sweat which are definitely not going to set the “right mood” and enjoy a leisurely walk, hand in hand amidst everything from mountain scenery to snow-covered landscapes.

Fun Exploring
The active couple may want to do more than just take some strolls! Most destinations with cool climates also have lots of adventures in store. Enjoy an afternoon of skiing, hike up mountains, trek through nature reserves or go ice skating; depending on the destination there will be much to experience.

Back Indoors
Of course, as the temperature drops, you can come back inside where there’s more to do. Play your favourite board or card games, have an indoor picnic (fireplace optional though highly recommended!), watch your favourite movies snuggled up together or just share your hopes, dreams and fears with the person who loves you unconditionally.

 

 

Home to stunning backdrops, turquoise waters, sun-kissed beaches and all things romantic, the paradise archipelago of Maldives is certainly an idyllic honeymoon destination. Read on to know what awaits here for lovebirds.

Snorkelling and Scuba diving

These are two of the most sought over activities by honeymooners who arrive at the Maldives. Almost all the islands in the Maldives are surrounded by reefs and you could find a myriad of marine creatures dwelling inside and around these reefs. This makes these regions ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Island Hopping

There are a number of uninhabited islands in the Maldives and if you wish to spend a romantic time together with your loved one in total privacy this is one of the best things to do.

Romantic dinner and luxury indulgence

The Maldives is home to exquisite resort properties the likes of Adaaran Select Meedhupparu and these hotels offer Maldives hotel packages that are carefully curated for honeymooners. You and your loved one can unwind, relax and enjoy luxurious comforts at your resort. You could also opt for a romantic dinner under the stars while you are here.

Watersports

If you wish to add a little bit of adventure to your vacation, then join in for an exciting watersport activity. Windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking are some of the activities you could take part together with your loved one.

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Koh Samui is one of the islands located off the east coast of Thailand and is perfect for those couples seeking the perfect romantic destination for their next couple get-away.

Where to stay

If you want to get the best of these islands, it is better to stay at a resort, Koh Samui has many exotic ones nestled between its beaches, so finding one to fit your budget and preference should not be an issue at all. AVANI+ Samui is one such leading resort with stylish villas and exquisite dining providing a one of a kind island experience for you and your partner.

Enjoy a sunset dinner by the beach

Enjoy blissful moments by the beach by watching the sunset and tasting a perfect meal prepared by authentic Thai chefs. Pair it with your favourite glass of wine to complete the most romantic get-away.

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Go on a couple cycling tour

Feel the cool breeze hit you as you take a cycling tour with your partner and discover the hidden treasures of this gorgeous island. There are special packages that included cycling guides who will lead the way on this one of a kind 4-hour cycling tour. View beautiful temples, rubber plantations and much more.

Go on a boat ride

Arrange for a boat ride for you and your loved one to go on. Set sail on the clear blue waters of Koh Samui and check out the many corals, sea anemones and tropical fish on your journey.

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