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Best Honeymoon Destinations of 2020 - Islands

by Holxo Travel Specialist



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Why Sri Lanka is ideal for your honeymoon

If you want to honeymoon in one of the best islands in the world for honeymoon, yet it should be a short distance away from India, then the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” Sri Lanka invites you. The beauty of it all is that you don’t have to go too far, and the place is as exotic as exotic can get. And the place makes for the most perfect and memorable honeymoon. The many beautiful beaches, the lush, verdant surroundings, the many waterfalls, and the warm, tropical climate all makes for a neat welcome package. 

When to go

Sri Lanka is warm and humid all through the year. It is a year-round holiday destination. Still, if you want to watch out for the monsoon seasons, the country experiences two monsoons and the rains are heavy during this period. The South-western monsoons happen between the months of May to September. The North-eastern monsoon happens between the months of October and January. And typically, the popular tourist season is between the months of December to April. So, based on your preference, and when you want to honeymoon in Sri Lanka, plan accordingly.

What cities to visit

The cities to visit while in Sri Lanka include the capital city, Colombo. And other cities include Galle, Kandy, Trincomalee, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, and Batticaloa.

Ideal duration

On a honeymoon trip, 6-7 days is an ideal duration.

What to see/ Things to do

This tropical haven is any romancer’s paradise. As the island nation is a mix of both beaches and hilly regions, there’s plenty to do and see while visiting Sri Lanka. You can go discovering the many exotic beaches. Or you can reside in any beach of your choice and spend quality time with your loved one. There are many nice tea plantations on higher ground that you can visit, stay in, and trek around too. And while in the tea plantations, don’t miss the tea tasting sessions, savoring different teas. The lush greenery, coupled with many interesting waterfalls also makes for some interesting sights to catch.

If you want to have an adventure of sorts, then go on a wildlife safari in the forests of the Yala National Park. Many beaches serve as good surfing spots and you can surf endlessly in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean. If you want to understand Sri Lanka’s innate culture, then visit Nuwara Eliya. And of course, no trip to the best islands in the world for honeymoon is ever complete without savoring the local delicacies and the food and Sri Lankan cuisine is pretty well-known.

There are many temples in Sri Lanka that are steeped in history and unique too, so you can visit a couple like the Dambulla Rock Temple or the Seetha Amman Temple. If you want to see what an elephant orphanage is like, then visit the Chaaya Village and ride the elephants here.

Some of the breathtakingly beautiful beaches here include the one at Negombo and the Jetwing Beach.

If you want to capture the island nation’s beauty from a higher plane, then a trek to the Sigiriya Rock would be great. Because once you get here, the beautiful views in the company of your loved one is something that will be etched in your minds forever.


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Why Thailand is ideal for your honeymoon

The “Land of white elephants,” Thailand is a well-known tourist destination all over the world. Even though it is much-visited and high on a tourist’s radar, as the best islands in the world for honeymoon , it is much sought-after and very popular. And there are many reasons why it seems to attract so many honeymooning couples from all over.

So, Thailand can be anything for anyone. If you are looking to party and have some fun, you can do so. If you want to explore the country and go on an adventure trip, there is a lot of opportunity to do so. If you want to go beach hopping and explore the many beach destinations in Thailand, then there’s plenty of scope for that. Now, if you want to go sightseeing, see as many places, and explore the local culture and tradition of Thailand, then the list is endless.

Want to finalize Thailand as your honeymoon destination? Then don’t think twice, just confirm and make bookings accordingly.

When to go

One of the reasons that Thailand is such a popular honeymoon and tourist destination is because of its climate and the fact that it is a year-round destination.

The climate largely varies all across Thailand. Yet, it can be visited all through the year. If you don’t mind the rains, then you can visit during the rainy season from May to October. Otherwise, one of the best times to travel would be during the dry and cooler season that falls between the months of November and April.

What cities to visit

The cities and places to visit while in Thailand include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Mekong, Phuket, Koh Pha Ngan, Khao Sok National Park, Koh Tao and more.

Ideal duration

If on a honeymoon in Thailand, 7-10 days would be an ideal duration. Explore the capital city of Bangkok with the love haven Koh Samui here

What to see/ Things to do

You have decided that your honeymoon would be in the famous and most-visited international honeymoon destination, Thailand. And why not? There’s so much the “Vegas of the East” has on offer for tourists and couples on a honeymoon. So, just make the most of it and savor every moment together and when you leave not only will you take back a slice of your Thailand experience, but the many moments spent that are once-in-a-lifetime will also be taken back with you.

For honeymooners, Thailand is not just value for money but offers a complete package - which includes beaches, parties, all night parties and fun, picturesque landscapes, fantasy experiences, couples spa, and yes amazing, lip smacking local food. So all of this is so alluring that you feel you want to experience it all, at one shot while on your honeymoon in Thailand.

Accordingly, we have categorized what you can do and see based on your preferences. If you want to discover the best islands in Thailand while on a honeymoon that is perfect for some honeymooning time, then it is the Koh Phi Phi Island. It is very beautiful with a lot of greenery and the golden sands and great surroundings. There are other beautiful islands like Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Lanta that you can visit too. The beaches in Krabi, Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui are said to be very, very beautiful. As a romantic beach place, Phuket is very high on the list. The sandy beaches, the water, the coastline and the coziness the place has to offer, gives you many moments to spend with each other. While here you can also catch the lady-boy show, get a nice relaxing Thai massage, go scuba diving and more.

Krabi is home to some untouched and unexplored beaches that are so beautiful and serene. So for couples who are head over heels in love and want to make the most of moments together, one of the best beach honeymoon destinations, Krabi is a paradise that offers the perfect setting for this. Enjoy some great seafood, candlelight dinners and also go on some private boat rides while you are here on your honeymoon.

Koh Samui is another well-known honeymoon destination in Thailand. Basically, this island is home to non-stop fun and partying. The famed full moon parties that happen all night during full moon days are definitely an experience. You can dance away the night with your spouse and have a great time.

While here, you can also visit the Big Buddha temple, check out the Namuang waterfalls and visit the Ang Thong National Marine Park. You can also go kayaking and snorkeling in the best islands in the world for honeymoon.

And yes, if you want to spend a few days in the capital city, Bangkok, then make the most of the time while you are here. If you want to explore the local street foods or taste authentic Thai cuisine then, there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy some delicious foods. If you want to go bargain shopping with your spouse or if you want to impress your spouse and showoff your bargaining skills then do so here. And lovebirds can also explore the rare, fantasy-driven shows that happen in Bangkok regularly. And yes, if you want to party all night or explore the nightlife, there are so many places that you can go club hopping all night.

And if you are looking for some unique things to do while on a honeymoon in Thailand, then you could try mountain biking together in Chiang Rai. Visit Thailand during the famous Lantern festival - Loi Krathong festival. Visit Chiang Mai and spend some time with the elephants, or if you want to see the country’s borders, then go motorcycling near the Myanmar border.


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Why Mauritius is counted among best islands in the world for honeymoon

For your honeymoon, if you have certain criteria in mind, like an international honeymoon destination, an island, a beach place, balmy weather, loads of fun, relaxation and great moments to spend as a couple, then the famed, The Star and Key of the Indian Ocean,

Mauritius comes to mind. And it totally fits the bill. The island is nestled in the Indian Ocean and it is also very fondly referred to as the Paradise Island. Mauritius is an out-and-out honeymoon destination and is a honeymooner’s hotspot. Not just this, it is a destination wedding place and many couples from around the world, come here to say, “I do!” And so this in more ways than one says that it is a place meant for romance and to be romantic.

If you like to experience love in hot, tropical weather, and you love the sea breeze blowing, love the idea of relaxing on a beach in a land unknown with your love for company, it is such a heady mix, what more can you ask for?

So! Mauritius! Here we come!

When to go

The best time to visit Mauritius is between the months of May to December. Interestingly, May is a relatively dry month in Mauritius as it is the winter season. The weather during these months is pleasant, cool, sunny, and dry. Yet, if you don’t mind the rains, it is a year-round destination.

What cities/places/islands to visit

The cities, islands, and places to visit while in Mauritius include Port Louis, Curepipe, Mahebourg, Quatre Bornes, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Vacoas-Phoenix, Isla de Ambre, Ile aux Cerfs, Serpant Island, and Ile aux Cocos Island

Ideal duration

If on a honeymoon in Mauritius, 5-7 days would be an ideal duration. Our romantic package in Mauritius is a hit with honeymooners.

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What to see/ Things to do

There are many things you can do and see and try out in The Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars, Mauritius.

If you are on a romantic overdrive, then you should go on a private cruise deep into the ocean and watch the sunset together. Or go beach hopping and enjoy some candlelight dinners in any of the best beaches here which includes, Blue Bay, Belle Mare, Pereybere and Grand Bay. The beach is the perfect spot to cuddle up to your partner and spend long hours together gazing into the waters. Or try out an adventurous parasailing in Ile Aux Cerfs. Or you can have a nice little picnic in the beautiful Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

To extend the romance a little bit, visit a spa and take a couples massage together. Or you can even rent a car and go on a nice romantic drive along the scenic roads from Pamplemousse to Pieter Both or go to Chemin Grenier, or Le More.

Now if you want to try some adventurous activities, then Mauritius is filled with lush tropical forests and hills that you can go trekking or hiking in. Trek to the Grand Bassin Lake high up in the mountains. Or you could visit a nice collection of waterfalls in Southwest Mauritius known as the Tamarin Falls. You could also go quad biking, get a thrill of zip-lining, go on long nature walks, go horse riding, parasailing, experience some thrilling moments by going skydiving, enjoy some water sports activities in the Ile aux Cerfs islands and more.

Mauritius is actually a shopper’s paradise too. And if shopping is high on your list, then go shopping in Goodlands, the Grand Baie Bazar, or Quatre Bornes.

Among honeymoon destinations outside India, Mauritius also happens to be a foodie’s paradise. And you can try out some great street food and also nice full-course meals in the restaurants. The cuisine here has a nice mix of African, Creole, Indian, and Chinese cuisines.

While here don’t miss visiting the Treasure Island, Ile aux Cerfs, which is off the East coast. The island is home to beautiful beaches where you can just relax, go parasailing, or have some great food that is flavored with romance.


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Why Maldives is ideal for your honeymoon

What comes to your mind when planning a nice romantic honeymoon? Would your partner want to be swept off her feet in a picturesque, romantic location? Do you want the place to raise the romance quotient to several levels higher? Want a perfect place that serves as the perfect start to your married life? What are the other exciting romantic thoughts coming to your mind? For all this and a lot more, you can go to the beautiful, enthralling islands in the Indian Ocean, Maldives which is one of the most romantic places in the world for honeymoon and every honeymooning couples’ paradise.

Here you are guaranteed a collection of unforgettable, romantic moments that can never, ever be repeated. A honeymoon that is quiet, relaxing, luxury and all beaches is what a Maldives honeymoon promises to be.

Experience and indulge in love and romance, don’t resist the flow of irresistible passion, enjoy the crazy, infatuating love and what not in the backdrop of quiet, white sandy beaches, the cobalt blue waters, and beautiful surroundings.

When to go

If you are considering a honeymoon in Maldives the best season to travel would be between the months of November to April. The touristy season falls between the months of December and March. And during these months, the weather is sunny, balmy, dry, and pleasant. Monsoons happen between the months of May to October and it can be relatively heavy too.

What places/islands to visit

The islands and places to visit while in Maldives include Malé, Biyadhoo Island, Vaadhoo Island, Maafushi Island, Hulhumalé Island, Fihalhohi Island, Alimatha Island, Nalaguraidhoo Island

Ideal duration

If on a honeymoon in Maldives, 7-10 days would be an ideal duration.

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What to see/ Things to do

While in Maldives on your honeymoon, it is romance and romance only, no doubt. You can enjoy some nice candlelight dinners with your other half, preferably on a private island and just the two of you for company. You could also go for a nice, cozy dip in the hotel or resort’s infinity pool right at sunset. Or you could take nice dip in the ocean together. Or you could try a nice couples spa routine. Yes, you could indulge in a private picnic by the beach too. Then there’s the most romantic experience to engage in and that is to go on a private cruise on a yacht deep into the Indian Ocean, or yes, you can go dolphin sighting with your partner.

When on a nice Maldivian honeymoon, you should experience everything the place has on offer, including adventure. Now adventure could be in the form of snorkeling, scuba diving, and checking out the marine life and beautiful coral reefs, learning some deep sea fishing and more. The other adventure activities which you could indulge in include hiking, horseback riding, sailing and more.

It may sound unbelievable, but it is true that best beach honeymoon destinations, Maldives has over 1,192 islands and is a tropical haven filled with beautiful coral reefs that can be discovered if you go snorkeling or scuba diving. The popular spots for this are the Fushifaru Thila, Fish Head, and Banana Reef.

You could go island hopping and visiting different islands and exploring the secluded beaches. Also don't miss visiting the glowing beach on Vaadhoo Island, This beach lights up at night because it has some unusual shining tides that hit the shores at night and it is a must-experience!

A visit to Maldives is not complete if you don’t visit the capital city, Malé. You can go shopping, and do some nice sightseeing around here.

Another must-experience in Maldives is taking a ride on the unique timber boat, the dhoni, and going on a lazy cruise, cozying up, doing some bird watching, and just chilling with some nice seafood for company.

One ultimate experience that you as a couple should try is visiting the Ithaa underwater aquarium restaurant. And if you want to extend the experience, plan on staying the night here surrounded by water and marine life. Now what a romantic experience will that be!

This beautiful, exotic island paradise, Maldives serves up endless opportunities to romance under the sun and experience romance and love like you never ever have. The intimate setting, the near empty, beaches and islands and the quietness all around is perfect for some couple bonding. Because love, romance and honeymoons is one of the specializations of this secluded island country and any couple who visits here can feel it and experience it very well. And this is why honeymooners from all over the world come here to experience the ultimate bliss.

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