Arguably one of the most important days of your life is the day you get married and this is certainly a day that is meant to be celebrated. Well, you are entering a new phase of your life and what better way than your honeymoon to make it special. So if you are wondering where to head to your honeymoon, we list some perfect choices for you and your spouse to make a dream start to your wedded life.
If you are looking for a secluded getaway, head to The IBNII in Coorg. Nested along the dew drenched slopes of a former coffee plantation and spread over a sprawling 120 acres of evergreen woodlands, the resort has 22 private pool villas. All of these are so distant from each other that you are guaranteed privacy. The 10 wooden cottages, private residences and premium suites at IBNII refine luxury and yet manages to have that fine balance with nature. The resort offers complete solitude and enough time for those lovely walks across the heavily wooded areas that will help you connect with each other perfectly. This is where you can have an unforgettable honeymoon experience as the resort offers unique experiences like a coffee trail that ends in the cookie baking session, responsible fishing, guided nature walk inside the resort couple spa therapy at Manja, the inhouse spa, a personalized lunch or dinner once during the stay at one of the dining options here. The resort also gives the couple cake and wine once during the stay and one cooking session to ‘surprise your better half with a scrumptious dish’. There will also be a floral bed decoration once during stay and a poolside cocktail breakfast once as well.
An ode to the pink city through its awe inspiring architecture and decor, enthused by the Mughal dynasty and Royal Rajputs of yore, Fairmont Jaipur is a luxury hotel nestled among the majestic Aravalli hills. All 245 rooms and suites at this property are elegantly done up reflecting a perfect blend of traditional Rajasthani décor and modern amenities, lending itself as a romantic escapade for couples on their honeymoon. Fairmont Jaipur knows all about grand gestures and romance. The property has designed a special “Romantic Escapes” package for honeymoon couples. Your romantic honeymoon begins when you are whisked from the airport, arriving to the property with the five senses signature welcome experience with includes Nagada, Petal Shower, Welcome Drink, Ravanhatta Player and Musicians. Experience “Love is in the Air” welcome when you enter the well-appointed guestroom, enjoy the awaiting champagne with your spouse. The team thoughtfully puts together the “Love Birds” bath tub decoration with flower petals. During your stay, you will be treated to complimentary Fairmont Spa access; be truly pampered with a 30-minute couples massage, where you will experience a soothing treatment. For a true royal Jaipur feel, you can enjoy a romantic dinner-for-two with Unique Dining Experience, overlooking the gorgeous Aravalli Hills.
If you are looking to escape, indulge and enjoy at a beach destination complete with exceptionally appointed chalets and villas, W Goa has delightful dining and facilities and most importantly the place where all your post wedding desires from bottles of bubbly to in-room spa treatments and more. And to bond over food, you must experience delectable Pan-Asian epicurean cuisines, created with the world’s finest Asian flavours and spices at the signature restaurant, Spice Traders. Or sample local, regional, continental and international favourites at The Kitchen Table. You can sip on some delicious cocktails from Woobar while enjoying the sunset in a lavish environ. And as you take a dip in WET, refuel with healthy snacks and sips. The Rockpool presents stunning sunsets, allowing you complete panoramic views of the sea Vagator Beach. Take advantage of the 24-hour Whatever/Whenever service, in-room dining and the indulgent Spa by Clarins is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing massage together. This is where you are assured to have the honeymoon of your dreams!
Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kovalam
Surya Samudra at Kovalam is a heritage property that is surrounded by lush greenery on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. The retreat offers romantic wellness stays that have been specially designed for couples. So with the charm of accommodation in rock gardens, traditional bungalows and rooms you can choose to have optional excursions and special wellness programme in the privacy of your room as well as sessions with the wellness experts at pre-booked time slots. The globally acclaimed spa here has its roots in Ayurveda and where else but Kerala to enjoy the timeless therapeutic traditions of the technique. In fact couples can enjoy their stay at Niraamaya with a special dine by the sea under the stars with a special preparation by the chef that is sure to leave you with wonderful memories. In fact the resort can organize a special honeymoon package for you as well so do check with them before you head here for a memorable time.
The Grand Dragon Hotel, Ladakh
Located in Leh, Ladakh, The Grand Dragon Hotel is a perfect place for newly wedded couples looking for luxury and comfort. All rooms here offer stunning views of the picturesque landscape, the vivid colors of an ever-changing sky and the lofty Himalayan peaks making this a perfect resort for honeymooners. The hotel has exclusive honeymoon packages with personalized hospitality, exquisite barbeque with bonfire set up with a personal chef to ensure the newlyweds can relax and recoup after the tiring wedding scenarios. The Grand Dragon, Ladakh creates a warm atmosphere and chart out a memorable itinerary for honeymooners experience including a customized picnic near The Pangong Lake. In fact the honeymoon package will take you to the amazing Sham Valley, the amazing confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers at Nimmu as well as anamazing breakfast by the lakeside that allows you to soak in the mesmerizing Ladakhi landscapes. And yes walk hand in hand together through the winding lanes of the city, exploring the markets and soaking in a rose petal bath and ending the day with a romantic dinner for two.
Novotel Hyderabad Airport
Novotel Hyderabad Airport (NHA) with its beautiful location and resort like features is nested in Hyderabad near the airport and blends hospitality and world-class services to make your honeymoon special. The hotel puts in unrelenting efforts to make your honeymoon the most special memory that is cherished forever. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated giving the couple colonial charm and scenic views. With a stunning outdoor pool, Novotel Hyderabad Airport also accommodates a huge sports arena with a big tennis court, basketball court, a sandpit volleyball court and honeymooners can have a peaceful experience with well-planned facilities to add memories to their honeymoon. In fact being located outside the city amidst verdant greenery offers you solitude like no other. Do check out Haldi the inhouse specialty Indian restaurant that serves some of the most amazing dishes that is sure to add a zing to your honeymoon!
This story appeared in the Dec-17 issue of Spicejet’s Spice Route magazine here: Honeymoon Special