The Romantic Getaway

Published: October 19, 2018
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As wedding festivities come to an end, it’s time for you and your partner to jet off to a romantic destination. No matter what time of year you go, we have you covered

Tanzania 

Why: If waking up together at midnight to reach the 19,341-foot summit of Kilimanjaro spells romance to you, go to Zanzibar. If romance to you is witnessing a cheetah run down a lone gazelle during your morning Serengeti game drive, go to Zanzibar. And if you define romance by taking a sunset dip together in the Indian Ocean before indulging in a seafood dinner and drinks at your Zanzibar beach resort (seriously, who doesn’t?), book your tickets now!

Where: Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotels, Smiles Beach Resort, Diamonds Star of the East, Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort.

What to do: Hot air balloon ride, climb Africa’s highest mountain, wild safari and national park tours, witness the great migration (among a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and eland – rumble across the sweeping savannah of Tanzania’s Serengeti), try their famous drink pombe, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Philippines 

Why: The Philippines is a collection of thousands of dreamy islands that literally scream romantic getaway. You can enjoy staying at private villas at top-notch resorts with some of the most beautiful scenery at your doorstep, exceptional food, and world-class natural wonders around you. The Philippines is vast with lush jungles, epic beaches, secret islands, mountains, caves and volcanoes just waiting to be explored. Surrounded by almost 7000 islands, a Philippines honeymoon is the perfect dreamy beginning to your married life.

Where: Boracay Ocean Club, Infinity Resort, Midori Clark Hotel and Casino, El Nido Resorts – Lagen Island, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Raffles Makati, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa.

What to do: Go canyoning in Kawasan Falls, surf Cloud 9, scuba dive wrecks and snorkel the pristine coral reefs. Swim with a whale shark, Coron Island, Waterfalls Restaurant, Chocolate Hills, Vulcan Point and Fantasy World.

Scotland 

Why: Scotland’s breathtaking scenery is sure to ignite a fire in your heart! The beautiful countryside, coastline and cityscapes make the perfect holiday for two, from honeymoons and mini-moons to Valentine’s breaks.  The phrase ‘romantic Scotland’ immediately conjures up images of coastal sunsets, mountain vistas and castles. Whether you’re thinking about some quality time for two or a surprise romantic getaway, nowhere does romance quite like Scotland.

Where: Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux, Inverlochy Castle Hotel, The Gleneagles Hotel, Prestonfield Hotel.

What to do: Take a seaplane, ride the steam train, castles and highland tours, mid-day yacht tours.

Seychelles 

Why: Exclusive, pristine and secluded – it seems the islands of the Seychelles were naturally designed with romantic getaways in mind. With over 100 islands to choose from, you can spend your Seychelles honeymoon island-hopping from one to another, discovering deserted coves, footprint-free beaches and teeming tropical reefs.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, The H Resort, Banyan Tree, The Hilton, Raffles, MAIA Luxury Resort

What to do:  Island hopping, visit the secret waterfall- Praslin, hikes on Mahe, snorkeling, garden and jungle tours.

Iceland 

Why: An Iceland honeymoon is sure to get you and your partner excited. The Nordic country may not have the beaches of Hawaii or the Bahamas, but it is so much more! Iceland is a land that is just waiting to be uncovered. The beautiful Scandinavian island is the perfect place for adventurous travellers who want to fill their honeymoon with activities and it is sure to dazzle any traveller.

Where: Hotel Rangá, Centerhotel Arnarhvoll, Sandhotel

What to do: Hot springs, majestic wildlife at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, striking waterfalls, black sand beaches, drive Iceland’s Ring Road, descend into a volcano, hike, Northern Lights, chase waterfalls, hop on a snowmobile, go horseriding.

Interlaken, Switzerland 

Why: No doubt this is one of the best honeymoon places in Switzerland! Interlaken is a town surrounded by divine blue lakes and breathtaking scenery. It is easily accessible by bus or train. Interlaken is often referred to as the adventure capital of Switzerland; there are plenty of adventurous things to do in Interlaken. It is a travellers dream.

Where: Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Hotel du Nord Interlaken.

What to do: Canyoning, white water rafting, paragliding, Lake Brienz, St. Beatus Cave and Waterfalls, Jungfrau, skydiving, hiking, Schynige Platte Botanical gardens, Oberhofen Castle.

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