Very few things in life are dreamier than an alfresco lunch served under the sunny skies that look down upon the lush olive orchards of Spain. Think olives, manchego cheese, jamón ibérico and local Jerez sherry-all on a hand-woven blanket. Follow it up with languorous siesta. The wilderness and rolling mountains located outside Seville offer the perfect setting for relaxed and idyllic feasts with your beloved. As night spreads its star-lit veil, you can look forward to savoring the delights of flamenco -the regional dance steeped in love and passion.
Stars like Isabel Pantoja, Joaquin Cortes, Joaquin Sabina, Miguel Rios and Rocio Jurado all hail from Andalucía-a romantic location that is fast transforming itself into a haven for nature lovers and honeymooners alike. Well, if you are looking for other options to strengthen your nuptial vows, then you would love to go through the attractions of the places mentioned below. Steeped in an ambience of seductive romance and relentless love, they promise to make your honeymoon all the more exciting.
Technicolor sunsets, juicy mangoes, night-blooming jasmine and a lot more: Bali, in all probability the most seductive island on our planet. Here, you will introduced to a culture where the day begins with offerings of flowers and other presents to Hindu deities at roadside temples; visitors are greeted with a smile and eternal bliss prevails everywhere -albeit with an undercurrent of sensual love.(image by Martin Pietrzak)
This place pampers you to the core and helps your weary self relax with indulgent spa treatments, spice body scrubs, floral baths and of course the much acclaimed couples’ massages. You may choose to book a honeymoon suite for at Hotel Tugu in Canggu-complete with art and antiques, this venue relives the long forgotten tales of the romance of Java and Bali.
Tropical beaches may be great, but they are not appropriate for all occasions. On some vacations, instead of delving in the delights of drama and power, you would like to indulge in the beauty of majestic cliffs, awesome waves and the moody fog. If you feel that there is something about lounging back in the environs of an undeniably romantic and savoring the attractions of a cool-weather beach, then Big Sur is the perfect destination for your much awaited honeymoon.
If you are looking beyond the sun, sands and sea, then this place lives up to your expectations too-offering national parks with plentiful hiking trails and towering redwoods, outstanding restaurants, grand accommodation facilities and the New Age healing culture. Post Ranch Inn, perched high on cliffs placed 350 m over the Pacific, boasts of 39 rustic-luxe cabins and promises a trip-of-a-lifetime!
Queenstown, New Zealand
Along with the love drug oxytocin, adrenaline is equally important for your bonding sessions.
There is no better place in the world to get it pumping than in New Zealand’s South Island. The birthplace of adventurous sports like bungee jumping and home to plenty of opportunities for zorbing, paragliding, epic hiking, jet boating and skiing, Queenstown promises a lot on its cards too. With a sophisticated food/wine scene; helicopter rides over Southern Alps; stunning views of Milford Sound and new biking trails , this honeymoon surely attracts -and in many more ways than one. (image by NewZealandSki)
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