Finally tied the knot and looking for some inspiration for your honeymoon plans? The Maldives to Santorini to Hawaii, here are a few of our favourite Bollywood couples and their honeymoon destinations to make things a little easier for you.
Clear waters, untouched beaches and luxurious resorts and spas, these islands have it all. With almost 7,000 islands to choose from, the Caribbean Islands have come into the travel and honeymoon limelight in just the past decade. Celebrity couples like Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor and more recently, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas decided on these islands for their honeymoons for not just the uncharted privacy they offer, but their sensual salsa rhythms, glittering blue waters and silver sand beaches.
Switzerland has been a popular vacation spot for Indians for years. So what made A-list couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan hop on the bandwagon to Gstaad, Switzerland for some precious time alone? Apart from being a well-known celebrity hideout amidst the snowcapped Alps, having seen the likes of George Clooney, Margaret Thatcher, Paris Hilton, this quaint little village, lined with timber chalets and Versace-filled boutiques, is also known for its skiing slopes and sprawling pastures of green.
Bora Bora, the land of Honeymooners. The turquoise lagoons, cosy island resorts, and see-through hotel floors built over indigo waters, surrounded by lush green rainforests seem to call for laid-back romantic getaways. We think that's what lured the young Bachchan couple, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan to take off for this peaceful island.
Le Meridien, Bora Bora
The Bahamas, a collection of more than 700 islands, is not just a beach destination. Yes, it's got its pink sand beaches and deep waters filled with rich marine life and expansive coral reefs. But it's also got a diverse culture, from the hubbub of hip Nassau to the colourful history of American colonialists. Celebrity couples over the years have been drawn to The Bahamas, Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty choosing to honeymoon there as well, a choice we wholeheartedly support.
If the bustling nightlife and emerald-hued waves hitting glimmering beaches and imposing rocky shores aren't appealing enough, Phuket, the largest Thai Island, also boasts of glitzy resorts and lush villas with picturesque infinity pools, especially for the Instagram couple. Teenage sweethearts, Imran Khan and Avantika Malik sure gave us some couple goals when they decided to escape to Phuket for their honeymoon after a whirlwind wedding.
The Shore, Katathani, Phuket
The ones in love with the "Sand in my hair, salt in the air" mood, this one is for you. Swinging across cliffs, over deep green foliage, sitting cosy in nests or rejuvenating spas, Bali is that perfect getaway from hectic lives. Especially when you're a celebrity couple looking to take some time for your loved ones away from the spotlight. That's what made this destination the perfect choice for celeb couple Mahesh Bhupati and Lara Dutta for their honeymoon.
The City of Love, La Ville Lumière (The City of Lights), Fashion Capital of the World, numerous names and still instantly recognisable by its name. Paris, where lovers find each other on the Pont Des Arts, where people find magic at midnight when the Eiffel Tower glitters, where art and history, fashion and business, museums and design studios, all mingle effortlessly. It doesn't come as a surprise then, that our own King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan decided to go to Paris for their honeymoon. Trust the Bollywood Badshah to always be on top of his game when it comes to love.
The allure of 221B Baker Street to the awe-inspiring Westminster Abbey, the legendary Oxford University, the home of the Queen and Harry Potter, London is a city of the world! Fast-paced and thriving, streetside pubs to posh restaurants lining the Thames, culture, nightlife, art, burgeoning in the biome called London; a true metropolis. There's something for everyone here and the city welcomes all. No wonder young couple, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput picked this city for their honeymoon, it's an adventure of a lifetime and there's no better way to start the journey of your marriage.
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