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8 Best honeymoon destinations in Asia

written by Amykeith - 2016/03/15 11:49
tagged with:  travel  Dubai  asia  honeymoon  Destinations 

All your hard work of wedding preparations is well paid off when you go on a honeymoon and spend quality time with your soul- mate at your favorite destination. However, selecting the best destination for the most memorable trip of your life is no mean task. The place has to serve as the perfect setting for your ‘we’ time and give you a heart full of cherished memories in a single trip.We bring to you a list of 8 best honeymoon destinations in Asia that you just can’t say no to.

1. Singapore

A destination that was once dismissed as just a stopover, Singapore today is one of the world’s most famous tourist and honeymoon destinations. Shopping, iconic architectures, ultra modern gardens and sumptuous street food; this city of dreams has everything to make your honeymoon memorable. 

Best time to visit: November to March. However, the pace is great all year round.

Must see attractions:

  • Sentosa island
  • Underwater world
  • Universal Studios
  • Kusu island
  • Telok Ayer food market

 

2. Maldives

One of the most sought after destinations in Asia, Maldives is loved for its turquoise waters, pristine natural beauty and world class luxury resorts. A nation composed of hundreds of islands, Maldives boasts of extensive reefs, blue lagoons and exotic beaches. The amazing underwater world brings a lot of scuba divers here.

Best time to visit: May to November

Must see attractions:

  • Hulhumale
  • Mule- Aage Palace
  • Vilingili
  • Thilafushi
  • Hulhule island
  • Munnaaru

 

3. Bali

This exceptionally beautiful Indonesian island is well known all over the world for its forested volcanic peaks, sun kissed white sandy beaches, coral reefs and iconic ride paddies. While it is a favorite place for people seeking meditation and yoga bliss, Bali is loved by honeymooners looking for unrivaled beach fun.

Best time to visit: April to July. It is a fantastic place to visit all year round

Must see attractions:

  • Ubud Monkey forest
  • Tanah lot
  • Sanur
  • Seminyak
  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
  • Legian
  • Nusa Dua

4. Dubai

This ultra-modern city of the UAE is one of the most luxurious cities of the world and can prove to be an ultimate destination for the honeymooners. A simple Dubai city tour will prove that Dubai focuses extensively on its tourists and offers one of the best hospitality in the world. Check out the best of resort options at ImonHolidays. Whether you are an adventure lover or a relaxed pleasure seeker, Dubai has got the best of sand, snow and water for you.

Best time to visit: October to April

Must see attractions: 

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Ski Dubai
  • The Dubai mall
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Dubai creek
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Madinat Jumeirah

5. Goa

Goa is one of the most celebrated places of India and witnesses the maximum number of international tourists. The laid back fishing villages, well- preserved 16th century churches, the visible Portuguese effect and exotic beaches; Goa is one of the most loved honeymoon destinations in Asia and India.

Best time to visit: October to March is the most happening season of the year

Must see attractions: 

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Dudhsagar waterfalls
  • Chapora Beach
  • Se Cathedral
  • Salim Ali Bird sanctuary
  • Fort Aguada
  • Panaji

6. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

A collection of 300 big and small islands, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is home to crystal white sandy beaches, rain- forested interiors and surrounding coral reefs. Home to exotic marine life including rays and sharks, it is specially loved by honeymooners looking forward to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. Andaman & Nicobar Islands boasts of some uber luxury resorts to make your honeymoon memorable. 

Best time to visit: November to February

Must see attractions:

  • Bharatpur beach
  • Limestone Caves
  • Radhanagar beach
  • Viper Island
  • The Great Nicobar Island

7. Kerala

Popularly known as ‘God’s own country’, Kerala is a world famous honeymoon destination in India loved for its palm lined beaches, backwaters and coffee plantations, wildlife, Ayurveda massages and the backwaters. It also has a network of popular canals for luxury cruises. The place is known for its simplistic unspoiled beauty.

Best time to visit: June to August and September to March

Must see attractions:

  • Thekkady
  • Vembanad
  • Santa Cruz Basilica
  • Kumarakom bird sanctuary
  • Paradesi Synagogue
  • Devikulam
  • Munnar
  • Alleppy
  • Anamudi

 

8. Langkawi

An archipelago of 99 exotic islands, Langkawi is frequented by honeymooners for its turquoise sea, luxury resorts, and unspoiled jungle. Known as a tropical paradise, Langkawi islands has a peculiar laid- back vibe that instantly relaxes you of all your stress and you want to stay here with the pristine view all your life. Come here for exotic spas, beaches, seafood and duty- free shopping.

Best time to visit: November to April. The place is pleasant all year round.

Must see attractions:

 

  • Langkawi cable car
  • Tanjung Sanctuary
  • Payar island
  • The SkyBridge
  • Dataran Lang
  • Underwater world
  • Gunung Raya
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park
  • Taman Lagenda

 

Asia is one continent that has been a favorite of tourists and honeymooners since time unknown. Home to nomadic landscapes, ancient civilizations, stunning vistas, paramount spirituality, thrilling adventures, and a rich diversity of people; Asia has intrigued people from all over the world. A visit to any of these superb places on your honeymoon will give you a perfect glimpse of this largest and the most densely inhabited continent on the planet.

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Rides to remember - 12th of March 2016

written by painatal - 2016/03/13 00:23
tagged with:  hh'ing 

Ivan - Croatian

Took me from the toll station near Split, Cro to Zagreb. We didn't talk much, but he wanted a selfie with me... so here we go :)
He gave me Croatian money (approx 3 Euro) - I was flabbergasted, but...

 

Serbo-bosnian 30 year old male and his libanese-forgotwhat girlfriend heading from rural Bosnia to Vienna.

Picked me up at a gas station on the ring around Zagreb, took me to 20 kilometers in front of Malibor, Slo and handed me 50 Euro.
Explanation: They were arguing before I asked them if I could hitch a ride, and he was set dead against it. I told them that it is OK, I don't want to cause further argument between them, so I will ask someone else. She insisted and thus i stiffed their argument by my mere presence. We talked, it was quite pleasant, hehe. Funny funny.

 

All in all I must have been really nice, had a good karma, or i must have been the sorriest looking person they had seen in a long time. I don't believe in the latter... so :)

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Interview with our volunteers: conrado888

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/03/11 14:45

We would like to introduce you to some of our volunteers. Every one of them decided at one point to spend a little bit of time to help BeWelcome, making this the greatest non-profit, volunteer driven hospitality network out there!


Our second interview is with conrado888, who is volunteering on the New Member BeWelcome Team, the Support Team, the Translation Team and the Communication Team. Besides the work in those teams, he represented BeWelcome at a conference last year and helps out the BoD with some French documents.

  • Why did you join BeWelcome?

I joined BeWelcome because I was slightly disgusted with the ethical direction that was taken by another hospitality exchange network. I was looking for an alternative where the views of the users would be respected and a sense of community was being promoted. I found this with BeWelcome and couldn’t sign up fast enough!

 

  • Why did you start volunteering? and in which teams are you active?

Again, this had to do with my disappointment with previous experiences on other hospex sites. It’s all good to complain about what annoys you, but if you don’t do anything about, it can be a bit hypocritical. So I got involved in the volunteering to make sure that BeWelcome stayed true to its values and give a free service to the members that is provided by the members. That is the key ideology I hope will never die. Also I was excited of becoming part of community of volunteers with all the social side which that entails. I answered a call for a member who was willing to represent BeWelcome at an event in London – at that time I lived there. Shortly after - about 6 months ago now – I joined the volunteers and I am now part of the Translator, of New Members Welcome and the support team. I gradually got involved with them and each time I discovered a new wonderful group of people with whom it is a pleasure to work.

 

  • Could you tell us a interesting/nice experience in your volunteering Experience?

There have been many already. It always a great feeling when you are able to fix a problem that a member is experiencing. And it is always nice to get replies from new members to whom we sent out welcome messages. Every now and then you will get a really long and thankful message from a complete stranger which really makes your work feel valued.

 

  • Please give us three "keywords" which describe how is volunteering for your team(s).

Friendly, Unpressured, rewarding

 

  • What kind of traveller are you?

Well that’s a difficult one. I didn’t know there was different kind :) . I like to think that since the universe is constantly expanding, that travelling is the act of following one of the principles of the cosmos. Everything is always moving and changing so just go with the flow. So I guess that makes me a “go-with-the-flow” traveller.

 

  • How many countries have you visited? What is your favourite country or place?

I don’t know off the top of my head, between 20 and 25. There are so many special places out there that it’s hard to choose. Top three favourite cities would be Budapest, Medellin and Mexico City (Where I’m living now - so well done me :) )

 

  • What is your favourite / coolest BeWelcome experience?

Every interaction with different members has been really unique and pleasant. Once a member just asked me out of the blue what my username meant. It was completely random but for me it really highlighted the closeness and the confidence that people have on the site to talk to one another. Additionally, once I was corresponding with a member about some promotion event. Fast forward 4 month later and on the other side of the planet, that very same member sent a request to my girlfriend (without knowing she had anything to do with me) who also has a BeWelcome account asking if she could put him up. So he stayed with us and so completely by chance I got to meet him in person. I really loved the coincidence of it all – and this feeling of a real community!

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Preparando un destino

written by IsraelVillarreal21 - 2016/03/10 22:45

Jueves 10 de marzo de 2015, Quito envuelta en lluvias y fríos característicos de la capital del Ecuador. Me encuentro en una mezcla de sentimientos. Estoy a puertas de emprender el viaje de mi vida, por fin podré hacer lo que desde niño quise.

El miedo, la alegría y la emoción me hacen sentir que estoy vivo, que puedo hacer algo para que este mundo tenga un mejor final. La ayuda siempre se va a necesitar a lo largo de todo el mundo.

Un fuerte abrazo y gran saludo.

gato-

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Donation goal reached!

written by amnesiac84 - 2016/03/01 19:06

We reached the goal of this year's donation campaign within three months only at the end of February! This is absolutely fabulous and we would like to thank all those kind donors!

With those 1700 Euros we have our budget financed and now we can ensure continuation of our hospitality exchange network for the next year. Because your donations enable us to pay our bills, we do not have to finance our community by showing advertisement, sell your data or introduce premium accounts - which we promise never to do. We think we can say on behalf of each and every member of BeWelcome: Thank you very much for your donation - may it have been smaller or bigger!

If you have a closer look at the donations it becomes clear that hospitality exchange is not about freeloading and that the main goal of our members is not to save money. We received several donations of 50 Euros and more - one of the last ones was even 200 Euros. That equals a night in a 5-star-hotel or a whole week of cheaper package tour vacations.

Although the donation campaign has ended, it is of course still possible to donate to BeWelcome. All incoming donations mean we can lower our donation goals for the next year 2016/2017.

The Board of Directors sends a big "THANK YOU!" to all the donors and supporters of BeWelcome!

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