While booking tickets to any destination in the world is easy enough (if you have enough money), the challenge is managing to get a visa in time! Not to mention the enormous amount of stress it requires to get one – unless you’re a celebrity. Well, leave all of that behind because we’ve made a list of some fabulous international honeymoon destinations that offer visa on arrival for Indians! Take your pick:
Technically, Indonesia is the country that gives you a Visa on Arrival. But the no.1 spot to visit is of course, Bali. Known as Island of Gods, its rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides provide a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture.
Mauritius is known for its sapphire-blue waters, white sand beaches and luxury resorts that provide a front-row seat onto some of the most beautiful views in the Indian Ocean. Highlights include kitesurfing, boat excursions to beautiful islands, diving and snorkelling. On land, you have options like hiking, horse riding and even championship-standard golf courses.
The beaches are long, sandy stretches of paradise with crystal clear water, secret coves, swimming holes and waterfalls. If you’re looking for a memorable adventure, there are few things as beautiful as hiking the mountains peaks. The Jamaican animal life, typical of the Caribbean, includes a highly diversified wildlife found nowhere else on earth. With strong roots in music and culture, it was home to Bob Marley!
The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world. They boast of white powder sand and dazzling blue water. With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the luminous waters of the Maldives are a perfect for those who enjoy marine life. Enigmatic corals, magnificent caves and a variety of colourful tropical fish will be in store for you when you visit.
Seychelles is a tropical paradise filled with beautiful beaches and lush hills. With a dreamlike setting, it is on the wishlists of honeymooners and those looking for a relaxing, tropical getaway. It hosts some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth, marine life being its highlight.
Thailand is a lovely blend of fun loving, exotic, tropical, cultured and historic. It is known for its radiant beaches and beautiful temples. Put this on your list for an experience that is tranquil and enlightening yet thrilling.
Fiji is an archipelago of 333 picture-perfect islands close to Australia and New Zealand. Choose to unwind at one of Fiji’s dazzling beaches or indulge in the many activities and experiences that Fiji has to offer – from sky diving to dirt biking to river rafting to scuba diving to trekking to cultural tours.
Still largely undiscovered by North Americans, the Cook Islands are like Hawaii was 50 years ago, but with all of the modern conveniences. The islands are located halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. An oasis of freedom with crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, warm weather all year round and authentic, friendly locals.
Situated off the southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is famed for its unique wildlife and is home to 5% of all known animal and plant species. Lemurs, baobabs, rainforest, desert, hiking and diving: Madagascar is a dream destination for outdoorsy adventure enthusiasts. Though, there are plenty of natural pools, beaches and hammocks on which to recover and relax.
Trinidad and Tobago
This twin-island republic near Venezuela offers unparalleled birdwatching, diving, fab rainforests perfect for hiking, waterfall swimming and cycling. They also have an electric nightlife, with the fabulous Carnival being the biggest and best of the region’s annual blowouts. HOWEVER, the oil and gas industry leaves tourism low on the priority list, so it’s up to you to decide if you really want to go.
Note: Visa requirements for every country are subject to change at any time.
Oh, and T&C apply. Duh.