Get away in search of romance on these islands!
| Updated: May 15, 2017 23:34 IST
New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): When the chaos of the city takes away those moments from a couple, all they need to do is seize the day and fly off in search of serenity and peace. According to Kapil Goswamy, CMD, BigBreaks.com, islands and sea side locations are the most popular ones for young couples, heading for honeymoon, anniversary or random annual vacation. Goswamy also listed five options for romantic island gateways, if you have explored the Andaman and Nicobar islands. #Maldives: One of the most beautiful spots in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a small but extremely attractive destination for a romantic getaway. In recent years, this island country has become one of the most sought after destinations among Indian travelers looking to spend a few quiet days beside a sea. Offering a little bit of everything, Maldives offers a combination of luxury and serenity. You can just spend hours on a beach, lying under the sun, having some soul searching conversations with your partner or spouse, while listening to the sound of the waves. You can then spend a night cozy in a hut, standing right on top of sea waters, as you hear the water gruntle and groan underneath you. It also offers adventurous outings for couples, who want to indulge in some interesting activities. In the Ari Atoll, you can find the best places in the world to dive and swim with whale sharks. The crystal clear water also allows you to have a clear glimpse into the sea life. You can scuba dive with your partner, and fall in love with each other again. #Mauritius: Another beautiful work of nature in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is located about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the Africa. With some of the most beautiful beaches of the world, you can just sit and watch the sun set, hand-in-hand with your partner. You can also engage in snorkeling, through coral reefs and witness sea full of aqua creatures, or have a bath in a clean waterfall tucked in the middle of a beautifully hilly landscape. Interestingly, Mauritius was home for the avian species Dodo, which unfortunately is extinct today. It also has an intricate Indian connection, with over 60 percent of its population, having origins in India. #Greek Islands: Marvelous beaches, juxtaposed with ancient history, the Greek Islands feel like a mythological paradise that you might have dreamt of visiting. Each island offers its own touch of Greek history through ancient city ruins, historic museums and religious structures, and of course, the vibrant Greek culture. You can windsurf and swim in the Aegean Sea and enjoy the non-stop night life on an island like Mykonos. The charming villages nestled in between ridges will take your breath away, and you will dream of having your own little home in those sugar cube houses. The natural landscape is the most attractive part of the Greek islands. From Balos Beach in the Gramvousa Peninsula to Shipwreck Bay in Zakynthos Island, there is not one dull spot in this sea side destination. #New Zealand: The Kiwi nation is predominantly an island destination but it offers much more to visitors. It is inarguably one of the most beautiful spots on the face of the earth with attractions ranging from beaches to snow-capped mountains. This is a destination recommended for couples who want to spend some quality time together, looking at the beautiful landscapes of nature while also taking a peak into some historic destinations. Among the key attractions are a marine reserve that houses some of the world's most amazing sea creatures, the Blue Penguin Colony, a home of the friendly loving penguin birds and historic sites where the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand lived. # Seychelles: Another Indian Ocean archipelago, Seychelles is located in the east of Africa and is a country, comprising 115 islands, utterly rich in natural beauty and a beach lover's paradise. The warm and clear waters, reefs and splendid beaches are enough to give you a splendid time in each others' company, as also scope for indulging in activities such as sea diving and snorkeling. However, beaches are not the only attraction in Seychelles. Often dubbed as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, this group of islands is extremely rich in marine as well as bird life. If you are a wildlife lover, this place offers you memorable experiences of spotting exotic marine beings as well as never seen before tropical birds at its dedicated bird islands and sanctuaries. (ANI)