Given the pandemic, not all places are open to tourism so there are not as many options that are available for newly married couples to go for their honeymoons. But the international destinations that are welcoming the newly wedded souls include some very different places people generally don't think about. Here is a mixed list which includes the most travelled to, to the must-travel to places with beaches and greenery galore.
The mesmerising snowy and starry landscape of Lapland is a place you cannot miss. Wondering why so many did not think of it, the pictures of this place are Instagrammable and will definitely give you romantic memories you craved for. You can spend the night watching the Northern lights in the Arctic sky, go for husky safaris and enjoy reindeer sleigh rides. To enjoy the Northern Lights head to Saariselka.
Do check out Santa's hometown, Rovaniemi. Other places you can visit here include Helsinki Cathedral, Kuopio which is amid a vast natural forest, the preserved architecture of the Savonlinna’s Fortress is a must-see and the picturesque sunset views from South Harbour are unmissable. If you are into skating then go to Lake Saimaa and for hiking, make a trip to the wetlands of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.
Best Time to Visit: During September to March, for the ultimate winter experience and June, July, August to see the Northern Lights.
Zanzibar, East Africa
This one is truly a lesser-known destination which is in fact quite similar to Mauritius. It has 2 major islands, Ungunja and Pemba and these islands are surrounded by some really small islands. It is known as a very peaceful destination as it is away from the city and has beautiful beaches. Head to the Stine Town, Zanzibar Butterfly Center and the beaches of course. You can go snorkelling, take cruises and check out the friendly dolphins along with animal safaris. Do not miss the Mt Kilimanjaro.
Best Time to Visit: June to October to enjoy the cool and dry months.
This one is a really famous destination which cannot be missed in a honeymoon destination list. Those dreamy white terraces and clear waters while walking down the historic town, this combination would the ultimate. Other two places you can head to are Mykonos and Corfu. If you like wine then do go for a wine tasting session. The archaeology and rich history of Greece is unmissable.
Best Time to Visit: September to October is the best to enjoy the warm weather amid a sparse crowd.
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The hottest destination at the moment, Maldives is a hit amid most celebs. The clear beaches and private islands with plush villas and privacy, what more would you want. Some of the popular destinations in the Maldives include Alimatha Island, Banana Reef, Veligandu Island Beach, Garudhiya and Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. You can go for couple massages, scuba diving and snorkelling.
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Best Time to Visit: During November to April it is warm with a little precipitation, but the catch is that it has a lot of tourists. For cheaper deals and if you are okay with the rainy season then May to October is fine.
Go for long drives, enjoy the flowery valleys, check out the places where many movies were shot including the international film Hobbit. The landscape is unmissable. Go to the Bora Bora and Fiji islands. Popular sights in the South Island are Milford Sound, Arthur’s Pass, Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, and Wanaka. The other popular destinations are Waitomo Caves, Wairere Falls, Marokopa Falls, Cathedral Cove, Wai-o-tapu, Tamaki Maori Village, Hells Gate amid others.
Best Time to Visit: December to February has the summer season but if you like winter activities then it is from June to August.
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