Ask any soon-to-be bride or groom in the hubbub of the wedding planning and they’ll most likely tell you, the thing they’re really looking forward to is the honeymoon.
No matter how wonderful, the wedding festivities can be exhausting. So, after all the bowing to tradition, compromising to make everyone happy and keeping things ‘just so’, most newlyweds want to kick back and do something brand new and unique for just themselves.
Starting their new lives together by celebrating in an exotic location or indulging in brand new experiences sounds about right. This important, much anticipated holiday will be romantic, no matter what you do. What you want is to make it sparkle with surprises and adventures you’ll cherish forever.
Tripoetic, one of India’s best travel planners, has helped us curate a list of 10 unique experiences around the world, that not only have all the ingredients of an ideal romantic experience but are off-the-beaten path for most honeymooners.
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1. Go down that Romantic Road in Germany
It’s literally the Romantic Road; Romantische Strasse is a 355-km drive through south-central countryside. Untouched nature and picturesque towns whiz past your window on this scenic route as you travel through Bavaria, from the Franconian vineyards to the foothills of the German Alps. With historic cities and medieval walled towns along the way and beautiful castle in the end, you’ll swear that this drive came right out of a fairy tale.
2. Sail into the sunset in Costa Rica
Happily ever afters could begin with a refreshing drink in one hand and a gourmet delight in the other, as you soak up the warm Pacific sun on a catamaran cruise from Coco Beach. Hire the catamaran for just the two of you and you can go snorkeling, watch marine life and keep an eye out for whales and dolphins. You’ll also spot sea turtles and manta rays if you’re lucky. And when it’s done, watch the sun set into the horizon and clink glasses to the good life!
3. Taste world class wines in New Zealand
It’s not called the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail for nothing. On this route you’ll have the opportunity to taste and shop at more than 120 cellar doors, as well as a multitude of vineyard restaurants and cafés. Discover the many varieties of exquisite wines set against a backdrop of the spectacular vistas. While you’re at it, you’re still privy to beautiful forest parks and indulgent food experiences as you journey from Hawkes Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island. A feast for all the senses.
4. It takes two to Tango in Buenos Aires
The tango, one of the sexiest dances in the world, isn’t a ‘hobby’ – it’s a lifestyle. Now imagine learning all about it in the birthplace of this sensual dance – Buenos Aires! For so many Argentinians, the tango is an expression of their culture and you can learn all about the moves, the rules, the codes, the politics and the drama! Book a few sessions on your honeymoon and come home with a tangible memory forever.
5. Gaze at the spectacular Northern Lights in Finland
You said you’d go to the ends of the Earth for your love, well, Finland is almost there. One of the most northern and remote countries in the world, it’s the perfect place for a honeymoon. Couples can cozy up any way they like, whether in a private lakeside sauna or a glass-encased igloo with one of the most jaw-dropping views possible: The Northern Lights. This idea of an igloo in the Finnish wilderness set beneath a spectacular Northern Lights display, is as romantic as it gets.
6. Indulge in a luxury train ride in Japan
Seven Stars in Kyushu is Japan’s first luxury sleeper train. Running on the largest railroad track on the island, the Seven Stars Train puts you in the front seat to explore some of the most scenic views of the island which you can see through its large windows. The suites have a retro vibe and the entire train is decorated in wood and fabric like something out of a fairy tale. On the train, you can dance to the sounds of live music with your partner in the Blue Moon lounge car and feast on Japanese and French cuisine.
7. Get high in a tree house in South Africa
There is luxury hidden in trees, treetop hideaways and tree houses that promise solitude and seclusion in inspiring forest locations. If you’re unafraid of heights and looking for an accommodation in the lap of nature, you’ll love this. The extravagant five-star luxury nestled in nature, allows complete privacy and you can disconnect from everything remotely urban. Connect with nature’s sounds, scents and sights in your private bedroom with panoramic views of the African plains.
8. Ride on cloud nine in Cappadocia
A balloon ride is all kinds of romantic! Enjoy an intimate journey as you take off above the colourful, dreamlike landscape of Cappadocia. Floating softly, high above the incredible destination you’ve selected for your honeymoon, you’ll get a new perspective on the world with your new spouse by your side. There’s a reason so many hot air balloon trips end with a glass of champagne! The breakfast after the ride, with brilliant views surrounding you, is just the icing on the cake.
9. Fly over the Wilderness of Alaska
Imagine gliding over a world that hasn’t changed since the dawn of time – a sea of mountains, glaciers, and crevasses, like nothing you have ever seen. In the warmth and comfort of a plane or helicopter, you’ll see peaks and glacial formations that have never been stepped on by man. You’ll have to fly to a remote Alaskan lodge that sits 100 miles from the absolute end of the paved and maintained road systems. This adventure is for nature lovers and thrill seekers.
10. Dine in a secret cave hideaway in Bali
Bali is a honeymooners’ haven that will never stop surprising you. Dine in a natural cave with your loved one and watch the sunset over the ocean as dedicated chefs and waiting staff serve an exquisite five-course set menu while you unwind to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore. As the candlelight flickers in the sea breezes, marvel at your own private beach and ask your personal butler to bring you what you need.
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