Category: Honeymoon

Keep-at-House Honeymoon Concepts Cuz Coronavirus is Giving Us the Chills

Gautam Khullar Photography
Gautam Khullar Photography

Alien to the concept of Stay-at-home Honeymoon? We’re not surprised, at all. The definition of honeymoon, as we know is a romantic holiday to an exotic, isolated destination with the beau. But contrary to our beliefs, the honeymoon is not just a trip but a concept. Rewind to the 16th century, the honeymoon was considered to be the period following marriage-characterized by love and happiness. Since marriages were mostly arranged during that time, the period after marriage was considered to be full of bonding and intimacy.

Fast-forward to the present, not much has changed except having a compulsory vacation, usually for 20-25 days, to the most trending honeymoon destinations across the globe. Along with being the perfect excuse to ditch the regular routine-life, the honeymoon allows a smooth, romantic transition from being bachelors to married.

How & why did travel strongly become a part of the Honeymoon?

Since a lot of Indian couples still harbour with their parents or families, spending quality time as a newlywed comes across as a challenge and the only option that prevails is to travel which gives the couple some alone time to know and explore each other more. Also, travelling with your bae is supposedly acknowledged by the millennial world as, “Couple who travel together, stay together”, and there’s no denying that.

Talking in the current case scenario with the epidemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19) making its grounds on one country after the other, travelling for the honeymoon, vacations or even business trips need to take a back seat. While we understand how long-awaited and crucial a honeymoon is, migration of people from one country to another is the biggest reason for this epidemic. So before you spend all of your savings on planning your honeymoon, check out the ultimate alternative to a honeymoon keeping the current state of emergency in mind.

How to experience the bliss of a honeymoon without having to travel?

Lumiere Wedding Company
Lumiere Wedding Company

First, let’s discover why travelling has become so important today for millennial couples. Travelling is all about coming out of your comfort zones and hopping on to a journey wherein the experience is a mystery until discovered. In a nutshell, travelling together helps couples understand and adjust to each other’s limitations, adding to better communication, more forgiveness and the freedom to explore without any constraints. If given supreme attention and effort, the honeymoon period maps out a lot of things for the couple to begin staying under one roof.

Oh, trust us, there are many options if you wish to have a Stay-at-Home Honeymoon. We dug a little deeper to know all the best ways to have a travel-free honeymoon and you’ll be surprised at the list. 

So, hop on and explore some of the undiscovered ways to discover your love:

Go on a Long Drive

If travelling together is something you cannot fully give up, try taking a small trip to a nearby city to simply get away from your routine. A one-day up-down to a hill station or a historic place is sure to revive the two of you to bits. Get some camping essentials along and make sure to spend some aloof time in the serenity of nature.

Netflix & Chill

If the two of you are big on movie marathons or binge-watching series, nothing like spending the day with a bucket of popcorn and lounging on the couch in your pyjamas watching your favourite movies or series. Get all warm and fuzzy and let the feeling of togetherness sink in.

Take a Digital Detox

When you’re travelling, you do not get the time to keep checking your social media feeds or work emails, so keep it just like that. Take a compulsory digital detox and be fully present in the moment and live every bit of it.

Have Hearty Conversations

After a maddening end to your wedding revelries, log off the hustle and indulge in hearty conversations. Express your true feeling about how you felt before, during and after the wedding and deeply cherish the beauty of the nuptials. Go back in time and talk about each other’s childhood memories, dream destinations and life goals. You’ll discover a lot of new things even if you’ve known that person for years.

Redecorate Your Room

One of the most fun activities together can be DIY-ing your living space by making it full of the two of you. Come on common grounds and understand each other’s sense of surrounding and then mix them both into something you can then call yours, proudly. 

Take a Spa-Date

Spa dates are immensely rejuvenating and full of emotional bonding. Take some time off and spend the day at a luxurious spa in your city. You can always create a spa set-up at home with aromatic candles and rose petals with light romantic music playing in the background.

Fine Dine & Wine

A hopeless romantic knows the power of a candle-lit dinner and it should never be underestimated. Good food and wine at your favourite restaurant is the ultimate idea to relax and connect. Cooking together while tossing some wine is also a fantastic idea to connect and bond.

Snooze it Off

After sleepless nights and months of wedding planning, all one needs is a good snooze and it’s even better when you’re curled up like a bear in someone’s arms. This is the only time you’ll have the freedom to ditch the alarm and catch up on that beauty sleep to welcome your new life in full spirit.

Naman Verma Photography, Delhi
Naman Verma Photography, Delhi

All in all, honeymooning is not just about travelling around the globe with that special someone, it is more about travelling far enough to discover each other to bits and understanding them inside-out. So, don’t feel disheartened if you cannot take this much-dreamt of vacation right now, live in the moment and make the best use of what there is. Don’t let the inability to travel be your only limit to discover love, find your unique ways and weave priceless moments. You’ll discover, your home is the best place to have made these memories that will and live amidst you, all through your lives.

How are you planning your stay-at-home honeymoon? Share your innovative ideas with us in the comments below!

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Eat, Drink & Keep Married With These Honeymoon Meals With a View

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It’s all lovey-dovey and you cannot keep your hands off each other? We know, but if you want to give a break to your breakfast-in-bed honeymoon, then you must try some outlandish places to enjoy the meals that hit the right chords of romance for the two of you!

Deciding what to eat and where is not that easy, especially with all the delicious cuisines across the world put on ten pages in the menu right in front of you. It is confusing and takes time.

“You decide?”

“No, you choose whatever?”

“This sounds good…but…”

But…we want to help you decide not only what to eat, but also where! Yes! We want you to enjoy your gastronomical joyride with a view to kill and an experience of a lifetime with the love of your life.

Here are 6 of the most unusual yet gorgeous places and food you must try on your honeymoon in the beautiful South-East Asian islands. 

Ithaa Restaurant, Maldives

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Still finding Nemo but don’t want to get your feet wet? Here’s a mesmerising place to take your tastebuds on a joyride while enjoying the perfect underwater view with the school of fishes wriggling above your head. The ambience of the glittering ocean floor and the reflection of the blue water above with cutting edge contemporary interiors is the perfect setting for you and your mister to make it an absolutely unforgettable dinner!

Must-try: Yellow-fin Tuna with lemongrass and Sumac Dipping Sauce, Kingfish with Kataifi Langoustines, Lime and Limoncello Custard.

Vertigo Restaurant, Bangkok

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Are you scared of heights or is it your partner this time? Forget bungees and fly to this gorgeous restaurant placed on the 61st floor of the luxurious Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok. The 360degree view of the Bangkok skyline with the backdrop of the setting sun and a pink sky while sipping a glass of their classic Vertigo Sunset – the right blend of pineapple, cranberry and lime juice with Malibu is the right ingredient of a romantic honeymoon dinner.

Must-try: Caviar and Salmon Fillet.

Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand

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Isn’t the whole idea of a honeymoon to be cosy and wrapped in love? Forget your breakfast-in-bed for the day and make way to these nest-shaped treetop dining pods boasted by Soneva Kiri Eco Resort where the waiter ziplines your food to the tables. The view of the sea and serenity of the greenery is to die for and who better to share it with, than your Mr Right?

Must-try: Gaeng Keow Wan Gai, Pad Thai.

The Grotto, Thailand

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How about walking into a wallpaper through a looking glass for a romantic evening? The Grotto has to offer a sensational view of the sea while being cosily nestled in the ancient rocks with soft sand under your feet. This beach dining is sure to kindle the spark and you can enjoy the gorgeous sunset with your better half while sipping on to some good wine.

Must-try: Tom Yam Po Tak Talay, Wi Hok Norn Rang.

The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines

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If you and yours are water babies and the beach is never enough, this restaurant is here to give you the right kind of overdose. It is one of the world’s most unusual dining places – why? The seating happens to be in a stream with a waterfall too and with your feet dipped in water, you can enjoy their buffets and drinks in aesthetic, eco-friendly serving dishes made of banana leaves and mud pots. It is both soothing yet fun!
 
Must-try: Traditional Filipino eats.

Stardust Skyline, Singapore

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For the mile-high club, the Singapore Skyline has to offer private cable cars with a starry view of the city lights and scenic scapes from Faber Peak all the way to Sentosa Island – Stardust Cabin. This four-course meal in a cosy space and a table for two is the perfect way to start the journey of togetherness. Blur out the world beneath you and enjoy the mouthwatering delicacies. But first, Cheers!

Must-try: Live Maine Lobster Au Gratin with Uni Sabayon, Mango Coco with Coconut Croustillant.

Did we lure you enough to leave your rooms and get dressed in gorgeous outfits for your honeymoon from your well-planned honeymoon lookbook and visit these places if you are honeymooning in the South-East Asian islands? 

If yes, then get in touch with the honeymoon planning experts and plan a hassle-free honeymoon. Don’t forget to click stunning honeymoon pictures

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Greatest Honeymoon Locations in Europe That Appear like Cities from Storybooks

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Have you ever wanted to walk into picturesque worlds inside paintings? To experience the natural splendour that you have often seen in dreamy paintings and landscape photographs, choose from the storybook cities in Europe. We dug into the details of Europe destinations and shortlisted some of the most enchanting towns far away from home. Plan your honeymoon in cities that look like a dream. Find a quiet, quaint town of love, and bask in the beauty of nature.

Bled, Slovenia

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A picture of Bled is all that it takes to believe that storybook towns exist. Nestled in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Bled is a resort town in Slovenia. Picturise a honeymoon destination engulfed in nature’s beauty, snowy clouds hovering on the top of your head, a quintessential castle roosted on a rock overlooking an endless crystal clear lake. This wondrous resort town is situated right in the middle of an Alpine lake. Renowned as a tourist destination, this picture-postcard tiny island witnesses an outstretched glacial lake that surrounds the island town of your dreams. The journey to reach the island destination is as fulfilling as the experience of staying there. Sail on a flat bottomed wooden boat, known as ‘Pletna’ in Slovenia’s native language. Upon reaching the island, ninety nine steps bespeckled with the shining sun anticipate your arrival. 

Activities: While splendid views of a fairytale destination is what helps Bled garner every couple’s attention, the island can be so much more than a few romance dipped days and nights. You can explore a wide array of sport activities and plan an offbeat adventure honeymoon with activities like horse riding, golf, fishing, canoeing, trekking and more. Ride on a Pletna to reach the monumental South Staircase (Južno Stopnišče). Dive into Lake Bled for a panoramic underwater view. Enjoy adventures around Triglav National Park and Julian Alps or try rafting and tubing in the rivers of Gorenjska region.

Must Explore: The Bled Castle museum houses an exquisite collection tracing the history of the town from the time of its origin. Lovebirds should definitely visit the The Church of the Assumption and ring the wishing bell. Head to the exhibition space on the Provost’s House or say your prayers at the Parish Church of St Martin.

Bibury, England

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Bibury is a storybook village, located in Gloucestershire, England. It stands on both banks of the River Coln and gains its reputation for traditional houses and ornate buildings. Bibury is every couple’s dream destination with cobbled narrow streets running along honey colored cottages. The city is a study of contrast with weavers’ cottages and an expanse of water meadows.

Activities: The trout farm is a must visit if you are a fan of fishing expeditions. Go fishing and catch your own trout, or savor the delectable taste of smoked trout recipes. Choose from delectable English gourmet cuisine in Bibury’s traditional English restaurants.

Must Explore: Take a tour of the picturesque Arlington Row cottages decorated with blooming flowers. These cottages were originally built in the year 1380 as monastic wool stores and were later converted into weavers’ cottages. We also recommend that you explore the marine life of Bibury. Plan a tour of the Bibury Trout Farm that is situated in the heart of Cotswold Village. Soak in the splendid sight of the water coming alive with a flock of ducks, swans, kingfishers, herons and otters or spend time on the meadows alongside River Coln. Head to the Saxon Church or the Church of St. Mary to spend precious silent moments of devotion with your partner. 

Annecy, France

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Have you ever fantasised about riding on a boat and gazing at the pastel hued houses decked with blooming geranium all around you? Named after the lake in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region – Annecy is a destination from your reverie brought to life. The French city is also referred to as the Venice of the Alps. The aura is that of a world away from the world we live in. Castles, cathedrals and architectural masterpieces, lie on both sides of the river Thiou. Choose one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe and sail with your partner through Annecy, drenched in shades of love. A backdrop of serene mountains of lands covered in enchanting woods is undoubtedly the most romantic setup for your honeymoon diaries.

Activities: You must try the ride on the water taxi that takes you to three picturesque villages – Talloires, Menthon St. Bernard and Veyrier. The Lake Annecy is the place to be for couples lusting for adventures in water. Head to the lake if you would love to indulge in wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, and diving experiences with their partners. You can also opt for paragliding and landing on water. 

Must Explore: Check out the Touring Lac d’Annecy or Lake Annecy, renowned as ‘Europe’s cleanest lake’. If you have the innate desire to explore all things heritage, art and culture, visit the Palais de l’Île that houses the Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Centre. You can also take a walk through the narrow canyon of Gorges du Fier and soak in the splendid view of the running water below the footbridge.

Have you always dreamt of spending your honeymoon in a storybook town? check out these fairytale destinations in Europe and plan your dream honeymoon. 

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Adventurous Honeymoon Locations in India for the Daredevil Lovers

Divine Mantra, Delhi
Divine Mantra, Delhi

Dear Couples, if you wish to feed your adventure seeking soul with an adrenaline rush, come and ride on the adventure coaster with us. We bring to you, a list of places around India that can breathe life to your adventurous honeymoon plans.  

Aqua Adventure in Lakshadweep

Dive into the marine world that rests in Lakshadweep’s archipelago of 36 Arabian Islands. Spend your honeymoon in the silken beaches, outlined with lush rainforests. Head to Bangaram Islands in Lakshadweep and choose from the countless options they offer – Shipwreck Snorkeling, Shore Snorkeling, WindSurfing, Banana Boat Ride, Day Turtle Watch and Day Lagoon Fishing Boat. Head to the Agatti Islands to savour the taste of zero gravity experience or hop on the High Speed Catamaran cruise that sets sail from Agatti to Kadmat Beach Resort. The journey offers breathtaking sites of coral reefs, sandbanks and  marine animals. You could also explore the Scuba Diving program that is known in our country for the variety they offer to divers of all levels till 35m. You could also go for Yachting, Kayaking, Glass-Bottom Boat Tours, and Water Skiing to add more adventure to your adventurous honeymoon plan.

An Underwater Walk in Goa

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If you are not an expert swimmer but desire to take a deep plunge inside the marine world, worry not!  The Underwater Walk adventure is the answer to your dreams of exploring the aquatic thrill. We recommend The Baina beach in Mormugao, Goa. Your adventure of walking on the sea floor will be assisted by trained and certified underwater walkers. A lead waist belt is tied to your waist that weighs almost four kilogram. This is to balance your body and keep it straight underwater. You will also be provided with a fiber glass helmet with a tube attached to it that takes care of the flow of air to your head. Right before the adventure begins, a certified walker will train you with an easy sign language guide. The same will be used to communicate with you once you have reached the depths of the sea. The experience of Underwater Walk allows you to feel weightless in the ocean. Float in the depths of the sea like a mermaid with your beau.

Parasail at Payyambalam 

Situated 3 km from Kannur; Payyambalam Beach, offers you the experience of flying without wings and floating in mid air. The adventure is famously known as parasailing and also identified as parascending or parakiting. A necessary gear, a parasailing wing and a motor vehicle are the must equipment for Parasailing. The joy ride in mid air only lasts for 5 minutes but the experience of flying with a birds eye view atop the crystal water body, admiring the sight of the Payyambalam coastline and the turquoise Arabian Sea is pristine. Your beau and you will be required to wear a harness that is attached to a parachute and a strong rope at both the ends. One end of the rope is tied to a motor vehicle. The rope is usually 300 feet in length. When the motor vehicle catches speed, the rope propels the adventurer to 300 feet in the air. Payyambalam also offers other water sport activities like jet skiing and snorkeling.

Skiing in the Snow cladded Gulmarg

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If the idea of dancing with your partner in a snow cladded land excites you,  the ‘Paradise on Earth’ – Kashmir’s popular skiing destination Gulmarg is your ultimate adventure honeymoon destination in India. If you and your partner are  intermediate, advanced or expert skiers, choose Gulmarg to quench your desire of gliding on the powdery slopes of the Himalayas. You can choose from two adventure laded itineraries. You can either explore the out of bound terrains like the Looker’s Left (Southeast part of Gulmarg ridge), Looker’s Right, The Back (starts at the summit of Mt. Apharwat Ridge), Lienmarg, Monkey Hill, Babarishi trees, Tangmarg, and Drang Village or you can ski tour and snow camp in the Sunshine Peak. The Gondola Bowls in the inbound terrains is the place to be for beginners in skiing. You can also opt for a Heliskiing experience in the renowned Himalayan range.

Cross Desert Safari

Once an arm of the Arabian Sea, The Rann of Kutch now stands separated from the Arabian embrace. If the wildlife intrigues you, a cross desert safari drive here is the answer to your gripping dream of adventure honeymoon amidst wildlife. Nestled in the Rann of Kutch, is the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India – The Wild Ass Sanctuary which sprawls across 4954 sq. km, and is home to a multitude of rare species including the khur sub species of the wild ass. The Little Rann of Kutch has been declared a Ramsar site. According to an estimate by UNESCO, 70-73000 bird homes are nestled here. Head to the marshlands or the Nava Talav Lake to enjoy the rare sight of migratory birds like the ceraneous vulture from Egypt, the blue tailed bee eater from Europe, the houbara bustard of Iran and more. Opt to spend the night in one of the safari camps or resorts situated at the border lines or edge of the Rann of Kutch. 

Let your honeymoon be a celebration of the thrill of unifying with the love of your life. Cherish your honeymoon wrapped in the foamed sheets of an everlasting ocean or feeling the chills of the sliding snowflake? Plan your adventuremoon today, for that adrenaline ride!

Tell us what you think about these amazing adventure experiences in India in the comments section below. 

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Get up in Romantic Tree Homes Designed as Honeymoon Resorts in India

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Growing up gliding through the pages of ‘Enchanted Woods’ by Enid Blyton, and reading her adventurous experiences of climbing a magic faraway tree, planted a million scenarios in my head. Years later, long after maturity struck me like lightening and the soul’s constant quench to taste the thunders of enchanted adventures began to fade away, I was introduced to the idea of spending a night at the best ‘Tree House Resorts’ of our country. Drawing from experience, I am here to guide you as you plan a journey of walking into cosy built escapes, nestled amidst the lush greenery of our continent’s rich jungle getaways.

Tree House Resort in Jaipur 

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Image Courtesy – Tree House Resort, Jaipur 

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If you and your beau are dreaming of the comforts of a four star in one hand, and the beauty of nature’s paradise in another – The Tree House Resort in Jaipur is the destination of your dreams. Spend your days and nights canoodling in a warm and cozy room on the branch of a tree house. Honeymoon destinations are not always about luxurious getaways in faraway countries. Breathtaking beauty of the shades of green and well designed and equipped with A class infrastructure nests are waiting for you, perched at the top of keekar trees. Enjoy your stay and experience the magnanimity of nature as the branches of keekar spread tall and wide around your suite. The two of you can find absolute solace from the running hands of the clock and the bustling cities that run with it. The Tree House Resort also stands out for providing the enjoyment of experiencing luxuries of private gardens and patios built in the heart of the wildlife like ambience. 

How to get there:

  • Half an hour’s drive from Jaipur on NH8 and approx 3 hours away from New Delhi by road.
  • 15 minutes drive from historical Amber Fort and The Nahargarh (Tiger) Fort.
  • 1 hour drive from Project Tiger Sariska National Park.
  • 45 km from Sanganer International Airport.
  • 40 km from Jaipur Railway Station.

The Machan, Maharashtra

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Image Courtesy – The Machan, Maharashtra

Image Courtesy – The Machan, Maharashtra

Image Courtesy – The Machan, Maharashtra

They say, “The traveller’s soul is the toughest to quench.” If you are looking for a tree house escape a few kms away from a bustling city like Mumbai, head to The Machan in Lonavla, Maharashtra. There are tree houses nestled 30-45 feet above the forest, but the choice of the height you wish to float in, is yours to make. Explore Canopy Machan, an architectural delight amidst the roaring forest experencia. Adventure begins as you step on an ‘Indiana Jones-esque’ wooden bridge that leads you to the Forest Machan. Imagine, over 400 sq.ft. of living space to dance around in air, at the top of a rich carpet of green! The open-to-sky shower is a must experience here. You can also opt to stay at the Jungle Machan. With branches sprouting from the floor of the living space and crawling out of the roof, the place is right out of a fairytale book. 

How to get there:

  • Situated in Jambulne, 17 km from Lonavla (30 min drive).
  • 2.5 hour drive from Mumbai, and 1.5 hour drive from Pune.

Vythiri Resort in Kerala

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Image Courtesy – vythiriresort.com 

Image Courtesy – vythiriresort.com 

‘Tread softly, you are entering nature’s home ground’

Situated in Wayanad, in God’s own home, Kerala, Vythiri Resort promises an experience of a lifetime. Situated in the mountainous district of Northern Kerala, Vythiri astounds with the sight of the lush tropical rainforest. The tree houses stand apart with constructions done by the tribes with locally sourced materials. The houses are quaintly designed with thatched roofs and bamboo walls and have access to natural spring water that uses solar energy as its power source. Speak of an ethereal tree house experience, and not one ounce of what you experience here can be termed ‘unreal’ or ‘extremely modish’. Take a halt at ‘The Hanging Bridge’ within the resort to bask in the weather’s emerald fantasy. The curtain of birds washing the tree branches whisper romance, as you soak in the spellbinding beauty of the rainforest. Grasp the essence of nature as you walk around the cottages splashed with brick’s colour, and wrap in the serenade of the Malabar Whistling Thrush’s call.

How to get there:

  • The Resort is 26 km from Banasura Sagar Dam and 45 km from Edakkal Caves.
  • It is a 5 km journey from Vythiri Bus Station, 65 km from Calicut Railway Station and 90 km from Calicut Airport.

Must Know: Please ensure that you carry light luggage as Vythiri Resort does not permit climbing up with loaded bags. If your tree house stay is a snippet of a bigger plan, you can keep the rest of your luggage safe at the reception and collect it when you check out.

Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh 

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Image Courtesy – Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh

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Tree House Hideaway is cocooned on the trees standing tall in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Vindhya hills of Umaria district, Madhya Pradesh. The hideaway offers five tree house escapes, Mahua, Tendu, Peepal, Banyan and Palash all named after the trees that house them. Rustling leaves will make way for your arrival outside the tree houses that look like primitive tribal homes. While a look at the tree houses from afar gives you the impression of planning a wildlife experience, what waits inside – is a luxurious escapade with interiors that are equipped with premium furnishings. The exposed beam ceilings engulf these rooms in a blanket of nature’s colours that changes with the mood of the sun. Because it’s not just the hours you spend inside the room that counts, Tree House Hideaway offers an interesting dining experience with the dining hall built around an ancient Mahua tree. As you walk into the ground level of the tree, an expansive dining hall with a fireplace awaits to drive the chills of the weather away. The upper level of the tree is famously known as the ‘Watering Hole’ and serves as a bar cum lounge. 

How to get there:

  • Easily accessible from Jabalpur, Satna, Khajuraho and Rewa, by road.
  • Connected by train in Umaria, Katni, Satna and Jabalpur.
  • Daily flights available to Khajuraho (6 hours drive) and Jabalpur (4 hours drive) from Delhi and Mumbai.

The call of the wild and a serene getaway far from the bustling honks of the city is calling. Plan your perfect getaway in the lap of a tree. 

If you have had a one of a kind honeymoon experience in a tree house resort in India, share your story in the comments section below. 

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6 Exotic Overwater Bungalows for Honeymoon to Bookmark Right Away

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Preparing for your wedding also includes picking out a perfect romantic getaway once all the marriage anxiety ends. Booking in advance is preferred because no one likes end-moment delays. If you want your honeymoon in a secluded, romantic hotel, an overwater bungalow will be ideal. Offering luxe services like private beaches, outdoor showers, sunset cruises, couple massages, wine tastings, and private pools, these exotic floating properties are very popular among honeymooners!

Mostly in the tropics, these not only offer great weather all year round, but their surreal natural settings in tune with exemplary hospitality make them more than just a romantic holiday destination.

If you are looking for a surreal honeymoon with indulgent hot tubs under the sky, private dive pools, snorkelling sessions, or your own chef, here is a list of 6 overwater bungalows for your honeymoon, from around the world for you to consider.

El Dorado Maroma, Cancun, Mexico

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A premium all-exclusive resort, this over-water bungalow overlooks the Caribbean Sea. From refined suites and balconies facing the waters, private plunge pools, direct access to the sea, outdoor shows, whirlpool tubs, and butlers at your service, there is hardly anything this resort misses out on! At a distance of 9 km from the famous El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Club, Italian and Peruvian cuisine and a beach club, the overwater bungalows here have quite the Mexican touch!

Soneva Jani, Medhufaru Island, Maldives

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Built on a private lagoon, this luxury resort is accessible by a seaplane. The vibe is rustic chic, and the bungalow pans across luxurious 1 to 4 bedroom villas with private pools, butlers overwater rooms and decks. Some villas also lead to waterslides into the lagoon. The resort includes guided snorkelling trips, cocktail parties, open-air cinema, spa, and other such amenities to make your honeymoon all the more special.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Malolo Island, Fiji

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A popular adult-only resort, this exotic resort has a deluxe beachfront bure for direct access to the lagoon. It offers a freestanding bath, a private plunge pool, a lounger-strewn deck, and a heavenly view. The Likuliku Lagoon Resort is known to be Fiji’s first overwater bure. The stunning thatched-roof overwater bungalows with a coral reef underneath, easy ocean access, and private balconies make this a great honeymoon destination.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia

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A 3km ride from the extinct Mount Otemanu volcano, and at a distance of 2km from the Bora Bora WWII historic site, this luxe tropical beachfront resort is set on a lagoon. From open-air showers, decks with plunge pools, on-request chef, a self-kitchen, to furnished terraces and glass panels with views of the lagoon, there is pretty much everything.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort, West Indies

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Spread on a pristine white sand beach, lined across the Caribbean Sea, this luxe resort offers all-inclusive facilities. From balconies or terraces to spacious rooms, upgraded rooms with sea views, and private pool access. The suites here also come with living areas and encompass stunning overwater bungalows.

Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius

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This luxurious resort is set on 60 hectares of garden space overlooking the ocean. The polished interiors in unison with thatched roofs and airy indoors make this villa a popular choice to many honeymooners. With overwater bungalows that have whirlpool tubs, private pools, and stilts over a fishing reserve, 24/7 room service, and complimentary water sports, and golf courses, this is a great choice if you want to honeymoon in Mauritius.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

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Want a view of the mountains? The four seasons, Bora Bora resort has private plunge pools overlooking Mount Otemanu in the distance. Glass panel flooring enables a view at the colourful sea life beneath. The turquoise waters and majestic mountain views make overwater bungalows here an ideal honeymooner’s paradise. Also awarded for their luxe services, you are bound to get the best in hospitality with several stunning views.

Overwater bungalows are known for their luxury facilities and modern amenities. From crystal clear waters to tropical sunshine views on an isolated island, there is pretty much nothing they don’t offer for a great honeymoon that comes with a lot of privacy. The private views with beaches where you can walk hand-in-hand are just the cherry on top!

For their cost, these overwater bungalows offer an array of facilities, all clubbed in one place for you to enjoy your honeymoon in peace. However, before you book these resorts, we suggest you decide on a location according to the distance you will be flying to reach your destination. Have a look at what kind of resort you would want–a boutique resort or a larger one? Most of these resorts offer honeymoon packages that are best availed while booking online instead of an agent, make sure to dive on the internet before booking one for yourself.

Which overwater bungalows would you choose for your honeymoon? Share with us in the comments!

The ‘Solely’ Honeymoon Lookbook Each Fashionable-day Couple Wants

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Hola newlyweds! Now that you’re done hopping from one wedding shopping market to another to shop for your big day, spare a moment to pat your backs because you finally made it as Man & Wife; looking your stylish best. We’re so proud of the two of you! But, if you think that was it, we hate to burst your bubble.

Honeymoon wardrobe is the next big thing after the wedding wardrobe for every modern-day couple. And why shouldn’t it be?! Your honeymoon look should be as picture-perfect as your honeymoon destination. We did burst your bubble but we do not intend to leave you alone to face the honeymoon wardrobe blues. We’ve put together our most-favourite honeymoon looks inspired by real couples. Scroll through and take that dose of inspiration.

Tropical Honeymoon

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One of the most favoured kinds of honeymoons are the tropical ones – taking long walks along-side the beach with sand in your toes, hair and clothes. Dressing for a beach-side honeymoon can be really tricky but not when you have style gurus like us. Ditch the basic bikinis and think bodysuits with sarongs, cape-style dresses and printed shirts.

Must Haves for Tropical Honeymoons: Short dresses, chinos, short denim, shorts, full-length airy dresses, florals, flip flops, light accessories & sunnies.

Snowcapped Honeymoon

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When it’s biting cold and even 7 layers of clothing fail to keep you cosy, you know you’re doing it wrong. Packing for a winter honeymoon is easier said than done. You are bound to overpack your luggage with plenty of pullovers and jackets while the trick remains to keep a few staples handy. Over-sized fur-lined jackets, fuzzy thigh-high boots, knit caps, gloves and high-neck pullovers are your best bet.

Must Haves for Snow-capped Honeymoons: Puffed jackets, fur-lined overcoats, velvet or leather leggings, thigh-high boots, thermals and warm beanies.

Country-side Honeymoon

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We personally love country-side honeymoons since they’re super rustic and romantic. Breezy outfits with little definition would go a long way. Move over cowboy hats or boots and slip into shift dresses and chino shorts with casual sneakers or espadrilles.

Must Haves for Tropical Honeymoons: Shift dresses, sneakers, chino shorts or pants, light accessories, crop-top with flared high-waisted skirts and linen shirts.

Cityscape Honeymoon

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Beginnings for You

 

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If you’re planning to take yourself on a city spree for your honeymoon, get your fancy wardrobe out. If some days would be about splurging on the local streets of the city, some days are bound to posh star-lit restaurants, elite brunches. Long over-coats, classy gown dresses and suave accessories are exactly what you’ll need to get your honeymoon style on point.

Must Haves for Cityscape Honeymoons: Long coats, mufflers, simple gown dresses, semi-formal shirts, tapered skirts and some edgy accessories.

Adventurous Honeymoon

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If your honeymoon itinerary involves hiking, trekking, adventure sports or even road-tripping, ditch the boring sweatshirt and tracksuits. Think blazers over hoodies and comfy chinos over sweatpants to make the most of your fairy-lit camps in the midst of a forest with a flaming bonfire.

Must Haves for Adventurous Honeymoons: Comfy tracks, sweatshirts, over-sized blazers, backpacks, joggers, running shoes and caps.

We know ‘what to wear’ is a constant and universal dilemma for everyone out there when it comes to dressing up for special occasions, and honeymoons are no different. They demand you to look as happening as ever and dress for it. So whatever your honeymoon destination may be, we got you covered.

Kick start your honeymoon planning by getting in touch with our honeymoon vendors to sail through all ordeals that may come your way.

– Written by Bhavika Vallecha

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Romantic and Lavish Non-public Island Locations for Your Honeymoon

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Picture a honeymoon experience that has you and your beau spoilt with luxurious choices in an island surrounded by sprawling inky seas and emerald bays. We shortlisted Private Island destinations for Honeymoon that are perfect for honeymooners who want to walk hand in hand with their paramour on the shores as the ambience is chimed with bird songs.

Choose from our hand picked list of lavishly maintained private island resorts and let the ocean bear testimony to the pages of your epic love story.

North Island, Seychelles

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Built in the heart of Seychelles Island, surrounded by three granite peaks, pristine beaches and rich forests, North Island is the one of the dream island destinations for honeymoon for couples looking for an escapade to an ocean paradise. Ten ultra luxuriously designed Presidential Villas are nestled along the East Beach with a serene view of the everlasting Indian ocean. Elegantly designed furniture, shaped by artisans in organic fittings drench the rooms in a perfect combination of luxury and comfort. At the very far end of East Beach, Villa 11, a haven of luxury, roosts on granite boulders. A leadwood bridge leads to the entrance gates of this stunning villa that sprawls across multi-tiered levels. Villa 11, is designed as the secluded dream house, bordered with a coconut grove and a private beach entry that opens the doors to the vast ocean.

Must-Have Experiences:

  • Do not miss out on the experience of dining at the Island Piazza designed in minimalist style, centred on an ancient almond tree.
  • Indulge in Snorkelling, Fishing, Kayaking, Standup Paddling and more.
  • Go shopping for antiques at the North Indian Boutique.

Laucala Island, Fiji

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Say “Noa’ia” (hello) to one of the famous triplets in the list of small islands in Fiji – Laucala Island. Wrapped in a blanket of tropical green, Laucala is nestled at the east of Thurston Point, on the island of Taveuni. The island stretches over 1,400 hectares with 25 Fijian-style villas contoured with deserted beaches, coconut plantations and atop mountains basking in the warmth of endless greenery and mangroves. The island overlooking coral reefs also witnesses unperturbed beauty of coconut plantations and is home to the rarest species of wildlife.

Must-Have Experiences

  • Beyond the silky smooth beaches, lies the experience of indulging in the lifestyle of Laucala’s Cultural village. The island offers an impeccable insight into Fiji’s history and culture.
  • Take a walk through the village hall, the chief’s hut and The Bure Kalou, traditionally recognised as the ‘Spirit House’ that was home to the ancestral Gods.
  • Attend the Lovo night and be a part of the Kava ceremony along with the hospitable staff at Laucala.
  • Swim through the lagoon pool that meshes with the lap pool islands.
  • Go horseback riding and boating to enjoy the splendid sights around the island. Laucala’s fleet of 14 boats is available for diving trips and inner and outer reef trips.
  • The jewel of the fleet, Riviera Open Flybridge, is an amazing idea for game fishing.
  • You can also spend leisurely time at the Golf Course designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd.

Amilla Fushi, Maldives

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Best described as “your island home” in Maldives local language, Amilla Fushi is a pristine landscape situated 30 minutes away from Male. Blessed with a verdant landscape, the island is covered in a blanket of virgin foliage, exotic flowers and lush tropical trees. The villas at this private island resort are interwoven with the local influence of Maldives along with conscious and sustainable luxury. Choose from a wide array of villas to soak up the beauty of infinite blues – Reef Villas that are perfect for snorkelers, Sunset Water Pool villa for a far sighted ocean view with a private bar, Lagoon Water pool villa for plunge pool lovers, enclosed with oceans vista to one side, and the lagoon to the other, Tree Top Pool villa nestled 12 metres above the ground, Beach Pool villa to enjoy the experience of private beach haven on white sand.

Must-Have Experiences

  • Choose from a multitude of snorkeling options like House reef snorkeling, Hanifaru Bay, Snorkeling Safari, Blue Hole Snorkeling and the exciting UV – Night Snorkeling.
  • Let Amilia’s marine biologist host your journey into the underwater world.
  • Try motorised water sports like water-boarding, fun-tubing, sea bob, or non motorised activities like kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding.
  • Want to experience the underwater world without drenching in the ocean? Ride in Amilla Fushi’s glass bottom boat.

 Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa, Mozambique

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Situated in a small private island in Quirimbas Archipelago, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is an escape for the romantic souls to a beach lapped by the Indian Ocean. With only 12 thatched roof Beach Pool Villas lined along the picture perfect beaches, experience a tranquil escape faraway from the worldly cares. Luxe interiors and stunning outdoor decks facing private plunge pools makes this adults-only island resort, a little world sketched out for love birds.

Must-Have Experiences

  • Plan a picnic in the culinary heaven, Quissanga Island. Savour the tastes of varied salad creations, barbeque delights and beverages.
  • Gaze over the bay from the rooftop lounge, take a romantic dip in a secluded pool, and capture the sight of migrating whales swimming over the waves.
  • Allow the hands of experts to pamper your tired body with the ‘Crystal’ or ‘Marble Gem Massages’, offered by them.

Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi

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A 15 minute boat ride from the shores of the city crowded with limitless sky scrapers, Abu Dhabi,  stands a two mile long private island resort – Zaya Nurai Island. This sanctuary of luxury and complete seclusion offers a multitude of accommodation options to choose from. Beach Villas are permeated in the shades of silk white and sky blue and blend beautifully into the environment around. Walk in rainfall showers and two infinity pools make the Beach House a splendid choice. The Sea View house is designed for a family with splendid sea views, a private mini bar and dining area. You can also choose the turquoise ocean as your private backyard with the Water Villa, designed for larger families. Gourmet designs wrapped in neutral shades, rainfall showers, and an infinity edge pool, all designed in an accommodation that levitates over water, make it an irresistible choice. To book a 5-6 bedroom villa, choose the Estate Villa – sprawling across 1700 sq m, with private sauna, beach, patio, sundeck and an infinity edge pool.

Enticing Experiences

  • For adventure seekers, Nurai Island offers a variety of activities to indulge in. Try scuba diving, snorkeling adventures, jet skiing or water skiing.
  • Nurai Islands also offer kayaking, fly-fishing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, banana ride activities.
  • Experience the thrill of fishing or take a boat cruising trip.

Discover unsullied islands that bloom in the vast garden of oceans, faraway from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Tell us your island trip stories in the comments section below. Who knows, you might have a story we will want to write about. 

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