Saudi Arabia owing to its central location has multiple diverse destinations on short-haul flights ranging from picturesque snow-clad mountains to idyllic tropical islands, all within a 6 hour journey radius. So for those who have honeymoon plans lined up or know anyone who is planning to go on one, then this is what you need. Plus, short-haul in most cases means lesser airfare. You can rather spend the savings from it on upscaling your lodging to a more private or romantic one.
Though there aren’t any direct flights to this country up in the Caucasus as of yet, it is however connected by national airlines of other GCC countries and even a few low-cost carriers. Georgia is fast becoming a favorite amongst Saudi travelers, with a culture that is a mix of the west and the east, splendid architecture and picturesque mountains landscapes, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be.
The idyllic island calmly sits in the vast Indian Ocean. If you are looking for a tropical adventure with plentiful jungle trekking and safari options then you will find it difficult to find any other place close by boosting of such. And just one more thing, actually two more; the beaches and food are drool worthy as well.
Though the only way to enter the country is via Turkey, its easy visa policy of allowing on arrival visa to citizens of most countries makes it ideal for those who have not pre-planned their trip. The island sitting in the middle of the Mediterranean has an amazing gastronomical experience in store for visitors that is heavily influenced by Turkish cuisine. Being a majority Muslim country, mosques aren’t hard to find as well.
Rich history, natural beauty and pristine beaches, Turkey is the full combo. No matter what your or your spouse’s interests are, this surely will be the place that one cannot just say no to. It has something for all kinds of honeymooners. Multiple airports in Turkey are connected by direct flights from Saudi Arabia.
After years of civil war the country is now witnessing a tourism boom. A fairy-tale like island for many, Sri Lanka offers similar beaches to those of Maldives and Mauritius but at lower prices. What’s an additional plus that Sri Lanka has over the former two is the rock fortress of Sigiriya that stands in the heart of the country. Sigiriya serves as the poster boy for Sri Lankan tourism.
While Saudi Arabia is flooded with coffee beans from the landlocked country, visitors to it will be able to visit the farms where these coffee beans are grown. Ethiopia offers many tour programs catered to honeymooners some even include lodging in the midst of national parks. With an air travel time of just 3-4 hours depending on where you start from in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia won’t even give you the chance to jetlag, so you can start enjoying your honeymoon from day 1.
Egypt needs no introductions, for decades its colossal historic relics and of late its beaches have managed to bring in droves of tourists. Political instability or not, history lovers will always be found here (albeit in lesser numbers). With the situation in the country now relatively stable, the country is waiting for tourists with its arms wide open. Egypt is ideal for honeymooners who have an inkling towards history. Since the tourist arrivals are not as many as they were used to, you may get the undivided attention of staff and have some of the less-famous historic monuments to yourselves.
Get the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand all while you enjoy. Maldives being a Muslim country will leave you with no worries of wondering whether your food is halal or not. One of the best places to get pampered all while you take in the beautiful views of the sea from your private water bungalow, a favorite amongst honeymooners. And in you haven’t started scuba diving then this is the place that will make you fall in love with the sport.