Supriya and Bharat – New Zealand
A Travel Duet handcrafts a personalised Honeymoon for Supriya and Bharat
Supriya and Bharat, a couple from Kolkata who tied the knot this January, went to New Zealand for their honeymoon. Keeping in mind the time of the year (February), they considered South Africa, New Zealand and a few other tropical islands. Supriya says, “We were both very keen on Croatia or Greece, but Europe in February would have been freezing. Bharat was keen on taking me on a road trip as I had once mentioned that I had never been on one. Based on our interests Pritish Shah who runs ‘A Travel Duet – Handcrafted Honeymoons’ suggested New Zealand would be the best bet- but instead of covering two or three main destinations, he suggested we cover lesser known towns extensively. He also suggested some offbeat activities and accommodations which further strengthened our choice.”
Boutique Hotels and Studio Apartments
During their trip, they covered Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Wanaka, Fox Glacier, Westport and Nelson in South Island and they stayed at the Coromandel Coast in North Island. Their accommodations varied from an artistically designed studio apartment at Nelson to secluded lodges at Westport and Coromandel to budget hotels at places like Queenstown where one wouldn’t really spend much time indoors. “We were not keen on 7-star chains and the team at ‘A Travel Duet – Handcrafted Honeymoons’ did a great job in selecting our places of stay- not once did we feel that we missed the ‘big brand’ hotels & resorts. Moreover, the boutique hotels provided us with a lovely opportunity to interact and stay with the locals, eat some delicious meals and live in rooms that were personally designed by the owners and away from the hustle bustle of regular tourist activity”, says Supriya.
Advice to other Honeymooners
A Travel Duet – Handcrafted Honeymoons