“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” To love is not to possess. To love is to live and let go of the ‘you’ within. Perhaps, this is why they call your ‘other half’ the other half of you. You become a single soul dwelling in two bodies once you tie your nuptial knots. So, if you’ve found your soul mate and are planning a ‘perfect’ honeymoon with the one, here are seven unique honeymoon destinations that you can look forward to:
Have you ever wondered what would it be like for angels in heaven? Well, stop wondering and visit Switzerland and its captivating valleys, otherworldly mountains, and alluring waterbodies. You’ll surely get to know how it feels like. There’s a reason why the mountainous Central European receives high footfall of global honeymooners every year! However, in the bosom of Alps, something awaits you that will leave you both awe-struck and delighted if you are a nature lover.
Say hello to The Null Stern Hotel in Appenzellerland which is known for its minimalistic infrastructure comprising a bed, side lamps, stools, a butler, and unbridled beauty of the Swiss Alps. The zero-star hotel only opens from July to August and costs around Rs. 17,000 to Rs. 18,000 per night. Just to ensure that your scenic honeymoon in the Alps remains the way it should be, the hotel has even placed the restrooms at a distance of 10 minutes (well, do remember that during your stay).
The heart holds an ocean of emotions inside itself with love being the most powerful of all. So, why not spend your honeymoon with your soul mate underneath the ocean itself? Located at Key Largo, Florida, USA, the Jules’ Undersea Lodge takes you 30 feet deep into the ocean to help you enjoy the aquatic beauty like never before. As a matter of fact, you will have to scuba dive to reach the hotel which has a wet room entrance as well as a common room (a mix of living area, dining area, and kitchen) and two bedrooms.
Plan your ultimate romantic getaway at the lodge where you could literally experience the sheer force of the nature right above and everywhere around you. You can even go on a night paddleboard tour to explore the nocturnal marine life or, rather, whirl with dolphins in its Dolphin Cove. A single day at the hotel, however, will cost you about Rs. 1.1 lakh. Everything that is good comes with a price, after all.
Looking for a 5-star or 7-star accommodation to enjoy your dream honeymoon? Why not try a Milky Way accommodation instead? An unbeatable extravaganza for adventure junkies, the Skylodge Adventure Suites will turn out to be the ideal honeymoon spot if the both of you have a calling for jaunt and action. Located in Cusco, Peru 400 meters above the ground, you will have to reach the hotel through via ferrata (Italian for ‘iron path’, which is a protected climbing route on stony mountains).
The rock climbing experience and the rope walking will be enough to give you and your partner the adrenalin rush before you check in at your hotel. And, as an ambrosial bliss, you will be witnessing the unadulterated beauty of the sky full of stars with yours present right next to you. The prices for the suite are around Rs. 65,000 per night and you can also take a zipline if any of you does not prefer via ferrata.
Loving someone is like being on cloud nine all the time. Then, why not visit a place that is home to all clouds? Meghalaya – which literally means ‘abode of all clouds’ in Sanskrit – turns out to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Its capital, Shillong, is known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ owing to the numerous hillocks, lakes, and remnants of British Era in the city. Still, the city’s lively people, good music, and ethnic cuisine aren’t just the reason to visit Meghalaya. The state holds several natural beauties that must be explored by both you and your partner during your nuptial retreat.
For instance, the Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya depict how humans and the nature can (and must) develop a symbiotic relationship with each other. Another classical reason to visit the state during your honeymoon is its matrilineal system, wherein lineage and inheritance is traced through women and not men.
Apart from this, Meghalaya also gives you an opportunity for adventure tourism such as mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, hiking, spelunking, and water sports. A key takeaway is that you will neither need a fat budget nor a visa to enjoy your great grand honeymoon.
Talking of unique honeymoon hotspots, what else could be more inimitable than Bermuda as an international honeymoon destination? Bermuda doesn’t need any introduction as it is infamous for being one of the points that for the Bermuda Triangle, where mysterious disappearance of aircrafts and ships has been registered since time immemorial. Still, that isn’t keeping the thrill-seeking millennial generation from going there for their honeymoon vacations. More couples who feel undaunted by the realm of mysteries and controversies are visiting Bermuda in increasing numbers with every year that passes. Despite being famous for notorious occurrences, the country isn’t that bad in any case.
Its moongate is a famous tourist attraction having colorful flowers lined up in a massive garden. Glass-bottom catamaran rides are another in-demand activity for the couples there. As you return, you will also prove that your relationship is stronger than any mysticism of this world or beyond.
If you wish to enjoy a really luxurious honeymoon experience, what could be better than the Australian home of Sir Richard Branson? Incredibly awesome and unique amalgamation of nature and luxury, the heart-shaped Makepeace Island resort is the place where you need to be. The island’s facilities include 500,000 litre pool, 15-seater spa, tennis court, walking trails, gymnasium, kayaks, and paddle board alongside others. Its serene environment will surely make you forget the rest of the world and make peace with each other. A two-night stay will cost you around Rs. 10 to 15 lakhs at the lavish resort
These were some of the top unique international tourist destinations that you can visit for your Indian or international honeymoon. Bon voyage!