Planning for a perfect honeymoon in India on islands, choose to travel to an island where you two can have some quality time in the middle of unspoiled nature. In my opinion, the beach and wedding destinations have a deep connection; somehow the two complement each other, and of course photos from the trip say the same thing. Another reason why I think going to a beach island in India on a honeymoon is ideal as there are so many new things to do; you know the mix of tourist activities such as snorkeling and diving and leisure activities such as going to the forest area and sunbathing.
Beaches are often considered the most romantic places to go when it comes to romance or honeymoon. India with its share of islands and tropical coasts is home to several beaches and in this post, we will talk about the best beaches in India for the honeymoon.
Ah! I want to go to a beach island myself, but I can not. I have this blog to finish, but you can !! You are just married or want to get married at some point. Finish reading this blog and then discuss with your partner, wow, you want to have a lot of fun on these best beach islands in India, I can tell you! Believe me, I can prophesy, I have a gift with special powers (no, I do not!) But the most important thing is that you get a moment in your life if you choose to visit one of the destinations mentioned below, so go and plan a trip.
What makes beaches such a popular place to plan your honeymoon?
From luxury by the sea to the thrill of adventures at the bottom of the sea or just privacy due to the great sea sand with the sun on the horizon painting it red, gold, and yellow, the beaches always fascinate the inherent romance and burn the passion of love.
Sufficient reason, we would say that you should also plan your honeymoon on one of the romantic beaches in India on the planet. Previously, we had toured the most romantic islands in the world. Then we also tour the most beautiful islands in the world.
It is now the right time to talk about the best beaches in India for the honeymoon and guide our audience to make an informed choice for the beautiful start of their marriage. So without further ado, check out the list and make your choice:
Which place is suitable for a honeymoon in India?
Kerala and Himachal Pradesh are the best honeymoon destinations in India. Both places have already been visited by me. I love the houseboat experience in Kerala backwaters in Kumarakom.
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Away from the chaos of the Indian mainland, Havelock enjoys its scenic location on the island of Andaman. Believe me, if you are looking for a honeymoon, there is no better destination than Havelock for the perfect sun, sea, and sensual islands for a honeymoon. Havelock is well-chosen to suit beach lovers, but it is more than an ideal place for a honeymoon due to its picturesque surroundings and seclusion.
The island has impeccable coral reefs, and oh! It is home to one of the 10 best beaches in Asia, Radhanagar, where the view of the sunset is something you can not miss. The nearby Praia do Elefante is the best destination for snorkeling and other water sports, such as underwater hiking, diving, jet-skiing, glass-bottom boats, and banana rides. Trekking through the Andaman jungle and motorcycling to explore the hidden waterfalls and spot exotic birds and beautiful wildlife are also some of the must-haves of Havelock.
For your accommodation there are few sophisticated homes that offer the best views of a beach and modern facilities, so you will discover that Havelock is actually one of the luxury destinations where it will be easy for you to plan a trip.
Varkala Beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Popular for its pristine beauty, Varkala Beach in Kerala is a peaceful alternative for a honeymoon couple to other busy beaches in Kerala. Its picturesque surroundings with cliff stretches and an incredible view of the great Arabian Sea prove to be the greatest highlight.
The paved walk along the cliff flanked by small shops, coconut trees, and beach huts is a great walk to go hand in hand. Also known as Papanasam Beach, it was also considered one of the top 10 seasonal beaches in the world by the Discovery Channel.
Identifiable by the black sand, Varkala beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, watching the sunset from the top of the cliff, and enjoying Ayurveda massage.
Couples can also take part in tourism at nearby attractions, including Ponnumthuruthu Island, or rent a bicycle to explore nearby villages that are not spoiled by tourism or a dream trip on the calm waters of Lake Kapil.
South of the Andaman Islands is another honeymoon paradise, Neil Island. If you have not heard of it, then you have missed a fabulous beach destination in India. Neil is known for its beaches named after Hindu mythological characters, but that’s not all that makes Neil Island special.
The island is home to secluded and pristine beaches that you as a honeymoon will love to visit. The place has a different atmosphere, something that relaxes the most. It’s the best thing to do on Neil Island to cycle unheard of to your villages or stroll through its markets and peaceful beaches and scuba diving. There are also some of the most romantic beaches in India on the island and you should visit them.
Agonda Beach, Goa
Agonda Beach sums up the romantic feel of Goa at its best, and is scenic, wide, paradisiacal, and tranquil, making it ideal for a honeymoon couple. Although it is a beach with high tides and is not safe for swimming, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the sunset, leisure walks, and long rest days along the sandy beach.
There is not much tourist activity here and then it is ideal for a newlywed couple but if you want you can enjoy sailing. In fact, the main attraction of the beach is that you do not have to do anything, you can just sit back and relax and admire the landscape that spreads around you.
As street vendors do not have permission for this 3 km long stretch of beach, you can stay calm. There are beach huts nearby where you can enjoy tasty food and drinks.
Visiting the island, which has been the most discreet for a long time, would be like giving him the right respect. The small island of Diu is located on the west coast of India south of the Kathiawar Peninsula Gujarat and demands your attention and love. Nestled by several scenic beaches and tourist sites, this place can be visited at any time of the year, be it summer or monsoon or winter, and that is the beauty of it. Did you know that the island hosts the largest beach festival in Asia in the winter (December to February)?
Well, that’s true, and it’s an incredible experience to be a part of it. Returning to his honeymoon plans, Diu in the Caribbean is perfect as it has a lot to involve him. You can choose to relax and go for a swim on the beach at Ghoghla or explore the natural caves or even Portuguese history. If you ask me, keep the balance between adventure and recreational activities to get the best trip to Diu Island. Besides being a beautiful place, it is also one of the economic destinations in India to visit.
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Candolim Beach, Goa
Candolim Beach in North Goa is considered one of the most popular beaches in Goa and has a convenient location as it is close to the beaches of Baga, Calangute, and Aguada. A relatively calm and tranquil beach attracts it with its rolling palm trees, calm waters, dunes, and cleanliness.
There is no shortage of trendy places, tasty food, and other tourist attractions as they are very close by. Due to its peaceful and relaxing surroundings, Candolim Beach is ideal for spending good moments of intimacy. The beach offers many opportunities for water sports, such as paragliding and water skiing.
Divar Island, Goa
When you think you’ve seen it all in Goa, one or two tourists will surprise you with their last experience on an island in Goa. And you become WHAT! There is an island in Goa and we are being informed about it now! But if you are reading this blog, you know what your chances are of becoming a travel guru in your group with this information I just lent you out.
For honeymoon couples, Divar Island, an island in the Mandovi River, can be something that brings back memories of this memorable trip. The island is divided into three main cities – Piedade, Malar, and Naroa; the largest is Piedade. What you can enjoy here is a stay in a historic property that will add a lot to your budding love story. Then there are churches, temples, and a lot of Portuguese history to explore, making it one of the best places to go on your honeymoon.
Elephanta Beach, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands
Elephanta Beach, approximately 30 minutes by boat from the Havelock Jetty, is a paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, giving them an incredible opportunity to engage in their favorite activity.
Elephanta Beach is famous for its rich marine life and impressive corals and is perfect for newlyweds who have an adventurous streak. Even human activity did not affect the landscape of this beautiful beach. Elephanta Beach is located north of the famous Radhanagar Beach and is far from any regular tourist activity. One of the main attractions here is the glass-bottomed boat ride.
St. Mary’s Island, Karnataka
Haven’t you faced the surprise of an island in Goa yet? There’s another one waiting for you right here in neighboring Karnataka. Yes, not a joke! Off the coast of Malupe in Udupi lies the island of Santa Maria, also known as Thonsepar or Ilha dos Coqueiros, as it is well-suited to coconut trees that bring a perfect contrast to the blue of the Arabian Sea.
Santa Maria Island is a set of four small islets that also make up one of the 26 geological monuments in India. One of the disadvantages of the island is that there are no sandy beaches where you can relax or swim, nor are there accommodations where you can plan a stay. But if you are interested in another or lesser-known destination in Karnataka for your honeymoon, this island may be perfect for a visit.
Yarada Beach, Visakhapatnam
Yarada Beach is very close to the capital city of Visakhapatnam and is a fantastic beach that is not very popular with tourists. With a little tourist activity and also local, it gives you an ideal place to get to know each other better on your honeymoon. An isolated environment and stunning sunset views prove to be peaceful and magical.
Enter Yarada Beach and delight your eyes with the clear waters of the ocean, golden sand, and lush vegetation. It is not ideal for swimming as there are several restaurants nearby serving delicious local food. Surrounded by rocky hills on three sides, Yarada Beach is an absolutely pleasant landscape away from the regular tourist chaos.
Little Andaman Island
More than a perfect destination to enjoy your honeymoon in India, Little Andaman is located in the southern part of Andaman Island. The destination offers the best in white sandy beaches, stunning waterfalls, and activities such as surfing and boat trips along the streams.
If you appreciate the unexplored beauty of nature, the island has a rich biodiversity in its rainforest that you can experience. Butler Bay Beach is a meeting place for surfers, while Kalapathar Limestone Caves are ideal for this fascinating hike. In addition to these two attractions, there are spectacular waterfalls such as White Surf and WhisperWave Waterfall, which are perfect for the romantic walk on one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India.
Marari Beach, Alappuzha, Kerala
Marari Beach is located in the sleepy fishing village of Kerala Mararikulam and is not a typical tourist beach teeming with activity all year round, making it an ideal place for a honeymoon couple.
One of the lesser-known beaches in Kerala, this beautiful beach gives you the chance to relax and enjoy some private moments with your better half. Although not recommended for swimming, you can definitely plan a variety of day trips, such as a visit to the coconut farms, bird watching at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, or romantic houseboat trips in the calm waters of the backwaters of Kerala.
The beauty of this is that you can even plan your honeymoon in Kerala during monsoons. It is no wonder that Kerala is considered as one of the most perennial tourist destinations in India which can be visited all year round.
If you visit this deserted place with white sand and lush coconut palms during the month of August, do not miss the Cobra Boat Races held every year.
If you do not mind staying on the mainland but want to experience the best of diving near Goa, here is another brilliant surprise for you. Grand Island, even without accommodation, can offer a unique experience on your honeymoon. The island is located approx. 20-30 minutes from mainland Goa and can be reached by ferry. You would have a good 8 hours to spend on-site if you travel early in the morning. Diving in Suzy’s Wreck, diving in Shelter Cove, diving in Bounty Bay, diving in Sail Rock, Spice plantation, and Dolphin point are the main attractions on the Grand Island, and wreck diving and bait fishing are the main attractions on the beaches.
Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam
Kovalam in Kerala is one of the most popular beach destinations in India for honeymooners. With its name from the ancient Vizhinjam Lighthouse located nearby, Lighthouse Beach is one of the most popular of Kovalam’s three beaches.
The crescent-shaped beach further south has an inherent supernatural magic. Be sure to visit Hawaii and Samudra beaches, which are very close by during your visit to Praia do Farol.
Despite being one of the most famous beaches among tourists, its immaculate beauty and nearby attractions make it a must-visit. Climb up to the 30 meters red and white pine and delight your eyes with the lush groves of palm trees, scattered everywhere.
If you have an adventurous streak, you can practice surfing, swimming, paragliding, and paragliding. Get an Ayurvedic massage if you want to relax.
Lakshadweep is a fantastic honeymoon destination in India. This EU territory is an archipelago whose islands can make you fall in love with them right away. Among the largest beach islands in Lakshadweep is Bangaram Island, which is known for its silky sand and turquoise waters.
The island is less populated with only 12 tents to live in. Therefore, it is advisable to book hotels in advance. Bangaram is one of the places where you can enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing. Just snuggle up, take a walk hand in hand, and kiss while watching these incredible sunsets, and yes, enjoy dinner at one of the beach restaurants. Bangaram Island is also known for water sports such as deep-sea fishing and diving, so you can expect to have a wonderful honeymoon and enjoy a delicious mix of relaxation and adventure sports.
Palolem Beach, Goa
Palolem Beach is surrounded by thick furrows of coconut palms and is one of the most striking beaches in South Goa. This peaceful beach is semicircular and is about 1.6 km long. One of Goa’s lesser-known beaches, Palolem, is still a clean beach with little tourist activity, perfect for you and your partner to enjoy long walks, hand in hand.
The beach also offers a variety of activities that you can enjoy. You can rent a boat for fishing or choose a dolphin safari. Kayaking is another interesting alternative if you both want to try it.
Buy jewelry and souvenirs at nearby shops, treat yourself to fresh seafood, or simply plan a trip to the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.
Agatti can be the standard destination when visiting Lakshadweep by plane. Yes, this small island is home to the only runway in the archipelago that connects Lakshadweep and southern India. Agatti is a small island that spreads over an area of 7.6 km, but this destination has so many different corals and underwater animals that exploration here can take a long time.
Agatti is one of the best islands for honeymooners as it allows them to enjoy activities like deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, skiing, and kayaking together. The island has some excellent properties to relax and spend time smuggling for a honeymoon. It is also an ideal base for visiting the uninhabited islands of Bangaram, Thinnakara, Parali-I, and Parali-II. At Agatti, you can also taste Lakshadweep’s cultural richness, which is an advantage.
Devka Beach, Daman and Diu
Devka Beach is located approx. 3 km north of Nani Daman and is a peaceful and quiet beach. Take a relaxing walk on the white sands while the waves of the cold, crystalline sea slowly touch your feet; collect shells and colored stones if you wish.
If you like swimming, be careful with the rock formations on the surface. You can also visit the amusement park by the sea, which is just a few steps away.
Some of the main attractions include camel and pony rides, colorful musical fountains, beautiful walkways, several restaurants, shops, and more.
A primitive destination other than the white coast and the blue lagoons at Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Island is actually a perfect honeymoon destination in India. The beach island has several excellent seaside resorts for honeymoons that cater to a few needs.
Kavaratti, like other most incredible islands in India, offers great opportunities for water sports such as diving, snorkeling, water skiing, paragliding, jet skiing, pedal boats, windsurfing, and glass-bottomed boat trips. Other important and top tourist attractions on Kavaratti Island are the Ajara and Jamnath Mosque, Marine Aquarium which is famous for sharks, desalination plants which is India’s first low-temperature desalination plant, Urja Mosque, and several beaches.
Auroville Beach, Pondicherry
For newlyweds seeking love and privacy, Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry, is another incredible option, untouched by the bustle of the tourist. A popular honeymoon destination in India, Pondicherry is home to the beautiful and peaceful Auroville beach.
You can spend some of the most enjoyable and memorable moments of your life here together. About 12 km from the main town, this beach offers a fantastic view of the sunset, which will definitely leave you enchanted.
This beach also consists of a 4 m statue of Mahatma Gandhi and a war memorial, built-in memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War.
Be sure to visit the city’s architectural wonders in the French style.
One of the most fascinating destinations in the Andamans, Baratang is certainly known for its pristine beauty, but it has been able to attract travelers primarily because of its original Jarawa tribe, which was once quite aggressive. Today, Baratang has become one of the ecological zones to be visited in India, where only travelers visit or should visit those who understand about the tribes’ livelihood and their culture. Dense forests, tribes, mangroves, long walks, beaches, birds, caves, and walks are the main attractions in Baratang, but I would recommend this destination to the newlyweds/couples who have a deeper understanding of nature and its value.
The most central island in the Lakshadweep Archipelago, Kadmat, is a teardrop-shaped island rich in coral reefs, sea turtles, and seagrass. There are some really beautiful resorts on Kadmat Island that have honeymoon facilities on tap. Kadmat is again an incredible destination for water sports such as parasailing, skiing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and diving. Newlyweds can also enjoy sunbathing on Kadmat’s sandy beaches, lined with coconut trees, and adorned with low blue lagoons. There are some beautiful restaurants that are perfect for newlyweds to include in this romantic getaway.
Kalpeni in Lakshadweep is basically formed by three small islands that are equal in beauty and tranquility. Kalpeni’s biggest tourist attraction is Praia da Ponta, where you can miss watching the sunset. In addition, Kalpeni is home to emerald green lagoons, a clear turquoise blue sea, and a wealth of water sports that you can not miss experiencing. For those couples who want to spend some time doing other things than walking side by side and enjoying the views and each other’s company, Kalpeni Island is more than a perfect destination for them. The beauty of nature really brings you here and you will not travel without making a promise to return.