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The 2019 list of ultimate honeymoon destinations around the world

2019 is here and with everyone trying hard to tick-off their new year resolutions, let’s take some time to congratulate all the couples who are taking their relationship forward and getting married this year. The beginning of every married life has to start with a great honeymoon and talking of honeymoons, we’ve the ultimate list of 15 honeymoon destinations around the world:

1. Zurich

Zurich is the cultural hub of Switzerland. It is one of the most beautiful cities that you’ll ever see. Enjoy a romantic honeymoon with your better half amidst the dreamy natural setting of snow-clad mountains and the beautiful Lake Zurich. Explore the architectural marvels of the city during the day and spend the cold nights with a steaming hot cup of coffee accompanied by the sweetness of pastries, chocolates, cupcakes and macaroons.

Best time to go: March to November

What to see & do:

  • Visit the Rhine falls and enjoy your time at the romantic Rhine cruise. The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfalls in Europe
  • Explore the National Museum, Fraumunster Church, Zurich Opera House and other local attractions
  • Enjoy a cheese-fondue dinner with the locals
  • Visit Mount Titlis from Zurich which is just an hour and a half away

Where to stay: Sorelle Hotel Rigiblick | Hotel Sternen Oerlikon| Atrium Hotel Blume

2. Santorini

The rugged Santorini landscape is the perfect romantic getaway for every soul who is in love. The whitewashed towns of this island beautifully contrast with the blue Aegean sea that flows below.  The best way to enjoy the beauty of the scenic beaches here is to hit the beaches in the morning and soak under the sun with a glass of wine. Adventurous couples can try hiking to experience the mesmerising view of the sunset or book a romantic cruise to make the most out of your honeymoon.

Best time to go: May to September

What to see & do:

  • Visit the wine museum to learn about different types of wine and to see how wine is made
  • For a glimpse of the rich history of this place, visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Akrotiri
  • Hit the beach, sip on some wine and enjoy kayaking with your better half
  • Explore and visit the beautiful local cathedrals

Where to stay: Oia Sunset Villas| Lilium Villas| Avra Pension

3. Male

If you fancy spending your days at a romantic beachfront villa, Male in the Maldives is the place for you to be. Island hopping, quirky shopping, great food and an amazing view of the sea with minimum disturbance is what will make your trip to Mahe worthwhile. Don’t forget to try snorkelling and scuba diving to discover the life underwater and treat your partner with a luxury cruise experience too.

Best time to go: November to April

What to see & do:

  • Enjoy a couple spa therapy and do not miss the amazing seafood
  • Chill at your beach villa and enjoy the view with your loved one or hit the beach and try out a host of water activities
  • Visit the National Museum, Friday Mosques, Sultan Park and the local markets
  • Spare a day for island hopping tour on a speedboat

Where to stay: Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef| Taj Exotica Resort & Spa| Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

4. Paris

The romantic city of Paris with its beautiful infrastructure, rich culture and a lovely ambience manages to woo every couple around the world. Being the fashion capital, Paris is the dream location for every woman who loves to shop. Woo her with a lovely perfume or a diamond ring or win her heart by treating her to a luxury dinner date with a view of the dreamy Paris skyline. Get here to enjoy a honeymoon that seems to appear right out of a fairytale.

Best time to go: March to November

What to see & do:

  • No honeymoon trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the iconic Eiffel tower
  • Enjoy a romantic cruise on River Seine
  • Visit the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Orsay Museum and Disneyland
  • Shop fashionable goods at the fashion capital of the world

Where to stay: Hotel Eden| Hotel Luxembourg Parc | Hotel Galileo

5. Seminyak

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Seminyak is a luxury beach resort getaway which is famous for its luxury resorts, villas, restaurants and bars. It is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who love to party and have fun. Couples can spend the day exploring the Balinese art and culture and the evenings can be enjoyed at the local nightclubs for unlimited fun and amusement. Also, do not miss tasting the amazing local food here.

Best time to go: September to October

What to see & do: 

  • Explore the Ubud Royal Palace, Art Market, Tegenungan Waterfall, Tanah Lot temple, Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Kintamani Volcano, Ubud art Market and Goa Gajah
  • Relax and rejuvenate with a couple spa therapy
  • Book a private coffee or spice tour for the day and enjoy a romantic dinner cruise at night
  • Experience the amazing marine life in Bali

Where to stay: Bali Ayu Hotel| The Oberoi, Bali| Bali Rich Seminyak Villas

6. Zagreb

Zagreb is known for its rich history and culture that dates back to 18th-century Austro-Hungarian rule. The marvellous architecture of the city is a must visit for all honeymooners who are interested in history. The rich architecture and the medieval lanes and alleys will remind you of the popular TV series, Game of Thrones since a major part of the show was shot at this location. Also, stop by the local markets to get a glimpse of the fresh products sold there.

Best time to go: July to September

What to see & do:

  • Visit the Upper Toen, Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb Cathedral, St. Marks Church and all other important landmarks
  • Book a private walking tour or food tour to the city
  • If you both love adventure then head on to a night trekking tour at Medvednica mountain
  • Shop for antiques, clothes and local artworks to take back home

Where to stay: The Loop Hotel| Hotel Gallus| Meridian Luxury Apartments

7. Reykjavik

Live your dream to be surrounded by the snow at Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. A perfect place to enjoy the natural view of a snowy land, spot Northern lights and chill at the natural hot springs. If you want to experience something unique and thrilling for your honeymoon trip, go ahead with Reykjavik for great fun in extreme weather condition. Despite all odds, you and your partner will be in for a lot of exciting activities that will strengthen your bonding with each other too.

Best time to go: June to August

What to see & do:

  • Take a walking tour of Reykjavik with your partner and visit the local attractions
  • Enjoy an adventurous whale-watching cruise in the midnight sun of Reykjavik summer
  • Head out for a private Northern lights tour
  • Enjoy group fishing and group lunch activities for an amazing experience

Where to stay: 101 Hotel| Hotel Smari| SKYR Guesthouse

8. Munich

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So the story was I wanted to see the Munich skyline view, and I read online that the best place to do it was at Saint Peter's Tower. But there was a catch. It is 14 storeys high, and there is no elevator. You have to climb. All the way to the top 😅⁣ .⁣ When I told my mother-in-law about the climb, she literally jumped and gave that incredulous look that said "Hell no!" 😂 Honestly. On hindsight, I think she was the smart one⁣ . ⁣ So my family hanged around the market square while I paid 3 euros to walk up the flight of stairs. You would think that from all the entrance fees being collected, they could have built an elevator by now⁣ .⁣ It didn't take long before I started to doubt my decision 😐 I was panting by the 5th storey as I was fully geared in cold weather attire and I was sweating way too much ⁣ .⁣ It didn't help that the passageways were narrow and there was an old couple just right behind me. They were tailing me right from the beginning⁣ .⁣ My pride was at stake so I tried my best to push on…and gave up around the 10th floor to let them pass 🤣⁣ .⁣ Photo: The building on the right is the New Town Hall and the cathedral on the left is Frauenkirche or Cathedral of Our Lady. What a stunning view⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #townhall #cathedral #munich #atalantaworld #artofdestinations #munichlifestyle #munichcity #munich_germany #bavaria #visitbavaria #igersmunich #deinbayern #germanvision #srs_germany #munichtourism #deutschland_greatshots #germanytourism #munichstagram #travel_2_germany #visit_munich #igersbavaria #munichlove #munichskyline #bestgermanypics #weroamgermany

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Munich is the city of art, culture and history, the city is also famed for its annual Oktoberfest, which is the world’s largest Volksfest. Spend your honeymoon here to experience the true German charm and beauty. Taste as many local beers as you can and enjoy spending some private moments with your better half in one of the many beautiful gardens or lakes here and get to know about each other. You can find many local pop-up markets in Munich too selling a variety of items.

Best time to go: May to October

What to see & do:

  • Visit the endless local attractions of the city
  • Take a private beer tour in the city
  • Explore Munich on a segway
  • Try the local food in Munich like Apfelstrudel, Sauerkraut and Lard

Where to stay: Aloft Munich| Hotel Bockmaier| Platzl Hotel

9. Budapest

Budapest is rightly called as the explorer’s paradise because the city is huge and full of secrets, something that you’d like to dig in and find out more about with your partner. Beautiful parks, cafes, shops and important historical structures are spread around this beautiful city. Spend your honeymoon enjoying the amazing ambience, unwind at the thermal baths and make the most out of the thrilling panoramic view the city has to offer.

Best time to go: March to November

What to see & do:

  • Enjoy a romantic sunset cocktail dinner cruise on the Danube river
  • Explore the local attractions like Castle district, Hosok Tere, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle etc.
  •  Shop at the local shops and markets
  • Experience a private food tour in Budapest

Where to stay: Hotel Parlament| Gold Hotel Apartments| Helios Hotel Pension

10. Phuket

One of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, Phuket is known for its tropical beaches, luxury resorts and spas and amazing cuisine. Explore the exotic islands on a private boat and try out adventure activities at the beach, go on a dinner cruise, pamper yourselves with a couple spa and shop together for an amazing honeymoon experience.

Best time to go: October to March

What to see & do:

  • Enjoy the  Phuket Fantasea show with dinner
  • Enjoy Elephant trekking at Siam Safari
  • Go island hopping and try out a host of activities there
  • Enjoy the local street food

Where to stay: Seven Sea Hotel| Triple Three Patong| Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort

11. Athens

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Even though we were in Athens, Greece a few years ago, we loved it and wanted to share our photos! .🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛 . This is the Odeon of Herodes Atticus it is an amphitheater on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens! The structure was renovated in 1950 and is still used for events to this day! . . . . . . . #athensgreece #athenstourism #globalgroundtime #wanderers #travellust #travellog #travel #travels #vacation #travellifestyle #travelingram #travelingpost #travelingcouple #travelwithus #wanderlusters #travelog #travelguide #culturetrip #traveloften #travelbook #travelislife #travelvibes #travelstories #travelwell #meettheworld #globetrotters #coupleswhotravel #sheisnotlost #wander_mag

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Athens lies in the heart of ancient Greece and it is a perfect honeymoon destination for all art lovers. Spend your special time in a city full of stunning historical structures, valuable artwork and diverse culture. Walk through the lanes of the city, admire the architectural beauty, sip on some finest liquor and go cafe hopping for some amazing view of the entire city and some great food.

Best time to go: March to September

What to see & do:

  • Visit the Acropolis and other local attractions in the city
  • Go to a private Greek food and wine tour
  • Enjoy scuba diving with your better half

Where to stay: Herodian Athens | Blue Fountain| Electra Palace Athens

12. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the dream holiday destination for any couple who loves nature and adventure. Sri Lanka is the perfect place for the newlyweds to explore the beaches, lush forests and go on neverending safaris. have a closer look at the wild animals, get a chance to know more about their natural habitat, walk hand-in-hand at the lovely beaches and enjoy trekking to the nearest forests and hills.

Best time to go: December to March and July-September

What to see & do:

  • Visit the local attractions like the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Dambulla Cave Temple, Adam’s Peak etc
  • Explore the national parks and go on adventurous safaris
  • Relax at the beautiful beaches

Where to stay: Sundaras Resort & Spa| A.I.O. Home Stay| Signature by Amaya

13. Dubai

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Who’s going somewhere warm this holiday season?

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Dubai is synonymous with luxury living. Visit Dubai to enjoy luxurious living, great food, amazing shopping experience and of course to see the architectural landmarks of the city. Explore the gold and spice souks with your partner and shop at the lovely shopping malls spread in the city. Indulge in the local cuisine, go on a desert safari and enjoy trips on luxury cars. When in Dubai, live life, king size.

Best time to go: November to March

What to see & do:

  • Visit the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Museum, Ferrari World, Grand Mosque and all the popular local landmarks
  • Enjoy a private tour to the Dubai Gold Souk and Spice Souk
  • Enjoy your evening at the romantic Dhow cruise and also go for the Desert Safari
  • Shop till you drop at the Dubai Mall and other shopping areas in the locality

Where to stay: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers| Hyatt Regency Dubai| Crowne Plaza Dubai

14. Rotorua

Rotorua gives you a peek into Maori culture and tradition. This beautiful city in New Zealand is home to geothermal springs and thrilling biking trails that lead to unexplored places. Take your better half to a day tour of the Hobbiton and enjoy exploring the movie set and the amazing decor there. If you love adventure, you can go for trekking or explore the city on a horse or enjoy a boat ride on the calm waters.

Best time to go: December to April

What to see & do:

  • Visit Rotorua Hot Springs, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Hobbiton Film Set and other nearby attractions
  • Enjoy a Maori Hangi dance performance and dinner
  • Try out ATV bike ride, rafting, parasailing and zorbing with your better half
  • Book the Tauranga Cruise for a romantic and memorable experience

Where to stay: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside| Regent of Rotorua| Four Canoes Hotel

15. Cape Town

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A scenic honeymoon destination with pleasant weather to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. Mountains, beaches, exotic islands and a long stretch of road by the ocean makes Cape Town the ideal place for every honeymooner. When you visit this place with your husband/wife, you can hit the beaches and laze through the day or get lost in the beautiful valleys located nearby. Hike to the top and enjoy the charm of this beautiful city with an aerial view.

Best time to go: January to April

What to see & do:

  • Visit the Boulders Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island and other prominent landmarks
  • Explore the colourful streets of Bo-Kaap and taste some local Malay cuisine
  • Go to a local wine tour
  • Enjoy the Cape Town Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Where to stay: Sun Square Cape Town City Bowl| Monkey Valley Resort| Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel

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