After the stress of putting a wedding together, an escape to a beautiful (faraway) location seems like a dream. Unfortunately, for those who, for various reasons, be they religious or otherwise, have certain conditions pertaining to diet, clothing and entertainment, not EVERY destination will guarantee a great time.
The rising trend of ‘Halal’ honeymoons, therefore, has me very excited. Promising to offer holidays that abide by conditions relating to food, entertainment and privacy, these holidays are the perfect solution. The following five are for the couple who just want to sit by a pool, soak up the sun and relax…
Here are the top 5:
1. Fusion Tour ‘Halal’ Cruise
A dream boat offering ” no alcohol, no pork-related products and no gambling”, segregated pools, designated prayer areas, its theme is ‘ On the track of the Ottomans’ and promises to be both relaxing and engaging with its offer of art classes, whirling dervishes and cultural/historical tours of the Greek Islands.
2. Bandos Island Maldives
The ultimate getaway to ‘Paradise on Earth’, Bandos Island offers apartments with their own private spa retreats and full halal menus.
3. The Zanzi, Zanzibar Island
“Luxury Villa with swimming pool and private beach. These are most private villas in ZanziResort – perfect for honeymooners. Villas are located on the cliffs, each one has own access to the ocean with small beach and relax area.” Um, yes please!
4. Coco Palm Bodhu Hithi
The Coco Palm Bodu Hithi is a spectacular island at the north of the Male Atoll. The Island Villa offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. Set in its own private, leafy garden a few steps away from the white beach, each spacious villa has its own private plunge pool and outdoor shower in the rear of the villa ensuring complete privacy.
5. Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
Koh Yao Noi, a Muslim island in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, is home to the Six Senses resort, possibly one of the nicest resorts. The villas are the epitome of rustic chic, secluded by foliage for the best in privacy. The private pool in each villa adds to the ambiance and exclusivity.
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