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The best honeymoon destinations
If you and your loved one are longing for a break, we have a few ideas that are really romantic...
It's always time to fall in love with each other again and feel the excitement you felt when you first met. We present this time six ideal romantic destination that will surely awaken the romance in you.
St. John, Virgin Islands
If by any chance you find yourself all alone on one of the impeccable St. John beaches, this is by no means unusual. This is the smallest island of the group Virgin Islands and contains 60 percent of protected territory. We recommend you to stay at Caneel Bay hotel, the only one located in the national park, which was founded by the pioneer of ecotourism, Lawrence Rockefeller in 1956.
This hotel is teeming with romance, with seven private beaches and a number of other fun activities that are provided. We advise you to go on a picnic and explore Cruz Bay, following the path of Reef Bay, which is filled with waterfalls and numerous antique characteristics. You can spend evenings on the island in the Gallows Point Resort, if you want to enjoy the beautiful view, fantastic sea food and even better desserts.
Paros and Antiparos, Greece
The Cyclades islands offer you all the charm and romance that you can expect from a trip to Greece, only without the large crowds and a lot of noise. Visit the boutique Beach House hotel on the island of Paros, where you will be able to enjoy the powdery sand beaches with umbrellas and outdoor restaurant on the beach serving fresh fish specialties and Greek wine.
Then, plan a day visit the island of Paros, located only ten minutes away by ferry. Lunch on the coast here is something that must be experienced, as well as the specific taste of grilled shrimp and mussel saganaki, and Sigi Ixthios Naousa is the best place for it. If you want to spend a bit of calories that you ate during lunch, an afternoon stroll through the winding and narrow streets lined with art galleries and charming shops is an ideal activity.
Over the years, this city has changed and modernized very little, but just that is its main attraction. Wander through its narrow streets, try the best chocolate and admire the desserts that will lure you from the windows. Our favorite place to break is the Dumon, bar serving chocolate treats like you've never tasted. If you want to see the city from a bird's eye view, climb to Belfort or ride bicycles to explore the famous artistic route and discover galleries, shops, breweries and other major attractions of the city.
Hotel de Tuilerieen is the perfect place where you can stay, located in a renovated house from the fifteenth century, overlooking the Den Dijver canal, with indoor swimming pool and an intimate bar which serves delicious dishes. If you want a memorable dinner, go to a small, but great, De Stove and enjoy fresh seafood dishes and seasonal Belgian dishes.
If you like to enjoy the outdoors, Kauai is the place for you. Here you can dive, surf, walk, ride bikes all the time ... and at all times, and you’ll be followed by the image of impressive mountains and beautiful beaches. Walking trail around dramatic Waimea Canyon National Park, as well as a boat ride near the Na Pali coast, surfing lessons and numerous other benefits that are provided to you here will leave you breathless.
If you want to relax, we suggest massage for couples in the shade of thatched roof bungalows in Grand Hyatt Kauai Anara Spa center. A toast with delicious champagne at St Regis Princeville al-fresco bar is something that you will long remember. Jean-Georges Vongerichten Kauai Grill is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, with superb cuisine and a romantic view of Hanalei Bay.
If you don’t feel the passion from the beginning of your love affair while walking cuddled next to the channel of this European city, perhaps the magic of your love has irrevocably faded ... Joking aside, Amsterdam is a city that is full of benefits for people in love - a walk by the water, which is decorated with colorful rows of houses is only one of them.
Great galleries and small shops that you will find here will delight you with its authentic deals, while cafes by the water, as well as breweries and restaurants will be perfect for a break. We encourage you to rent bikes and ride through Vondelpark with the inevitable pause in the Rijksmuseum Museum, where you can see the masterpieces of Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer, and is close to the Van Gogh Museum.
The Indonesian idyll offers something for everyone. City Ubud is a home to numerous culinary and music festivals, and is filled with art galleries and museums. Beaches near Seminyak are usually full of young people enjoying a party until the early morning hours. With more than a thousand Hindu temples and emerald rice fields, this place is like from a mystical fairy tale.
The best hotel that you can visit here is the Alila Villas Uluwatu, situated on the dramatic cliff wall, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each villa has its own private pool and butler service, and the resort itself is located close to all the important places to visit.
For your last night, we suggest you visit Samaya Villa restaurant on the shore of the river Ajung, where you can enjoy top quality chicken, Balinese duck and specialties of rice and potatoes, while the river around you comes to life with the help of hundreds of thousands of candles and flower petals. Real magic.
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