Siddhi and Karan, Maldives and Europe
From snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, to taking romantic walks by the blue Seine riverside in Europe, this lucky couple experienced a gratifying honeymoon in two different continents.
Best friends turned love birds Siddhi and Karan have known each other since their school days. It took the couple five years to finally realize they were not meant to be just best friends but also soulmates in this life. They took a leap of faith and it turned out to be the best decision of their lives.
How We Met
Siddhi shares, “We met at a social gathering which was at the orientation of our new school. It was love at first sight for him, but I was pretty skeptical of asking a stranger to drop a bunch of us home after the event. Fortunately, we became best friends soon after that day. We would fight on every occasion and then our mutual friends would have to intervene. But who would have known that we were laying the foundation of the strong bond that we share today. His persistence and absolute faith in the two of us being soulmates is what got us here.”
She goes on to share, “We planned two different vacations for our honeymoon since we had limited time off from work. We went for two completely different experiences. A relaxing three-day stay in Maldives was a perfect getaway right after the week-long wedding shenanigans. The Europe trip was planned for 12 days in September. We zeroed in on two specific locations, France and Greece.”
“Paris totally lives up to its image of being the most romantic city in the world!”
”In Greece, we stayed at Santorini and Mykonos. These Greek islands nestled safely in the Cycladic region of the beautiful Aegean Sea. Both Mykonos and Santorini had so much to offer. Mykonos had amazingly beautiful pristine beaches, the skies were almost always painted an azure blue, surrounded by beautiful nature, picturesque villages, chic lifestyles and crazy parties. Santorini was the best choice for its dramatic views and stunning sunsets overlooking the white and cerulean blue properties. The Spas are to die for at these places!”
“We stayed at the overwater villas in Maldives. Since it was just a three-day trip, we opted for relaxed activities like couple’s spa and private dinner settings by the ocean. A tinge of adventure was added to our trip with a bit of snorkeling and deep-sea diving in the stunning Indian Ocean. In Paris, we visited the major touristy locations like the Eiffel tower, Jardin du Luxembourg, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe among others. In Greece, we were at the Town of Fira/Thera, Oia, Imerovigli and Mykonos.”
Best Meal of the Trip
“On the beautiful island of Maldives, our favorite meal was at the Orientale Restaurant and cocktails at the Whale Bar by the beach.
In Paris, we had a romantic dinner at Khajuraho Fine, an Indian Fusion dining restaurant.
The cuisine at Lauda Fine-dining restaurant Andronis Boutique Hotel, Oia in Greece was delicious.”
Advice For Couples
“For Maldives, definitely go for seaplane rides, snorkeling in the Indian Ocean and most certainly, stay in overwater and beach villas. In Paris, explore local cafes and take a walk by the Seine riverside. Cruise tours and local luxury spas are astonishing in Greece.”
Hotels We Stayed At
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Maldives
White Ark Boutique Hotel, Santorini
Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini
Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos