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Cuddled-up with your partner, the one who loves you now and forever, and silently viewing as the sun slips underneath the horizon will be a dreamy honeymoon vacation’s greatest cherished experiences. Be it the clouds, the scenery, or the colours of the sky, each sunset is unique. Watching the sun set has always been a treat to our eyes, be it next to the sea or ocean, from the top of a mountain or at the highest floor of a skyscraper, seeing the west will never be so exciting than from these fantastic places. Slip into your sexiest outfit, grab a glass of wine, and watch the sun set from one of creation’s most romantic places.
Here we have listed for you the 20 best places in the world to watch sunset for couples who are on their honeymoon.
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Located amidst the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a volcanic island, all set to mesmerise you with its white erections stacked like countless wonderful boxes, outdone by sparkling blue domes with all the more unbelievably blue water at a distance. Watching the sunset from a restaurant in Oia, Santorini with your sweetheart along with a bottle of wine is what we recommend.
It is not only a beautiful white marble structure with its intricate carvings, jam-packed with tourists during the day that you will admire. But as the sun sets, the sky colours itself with bright yellow, pink and orange against the magnificent white structure which is a perfect epitome of love. Indulge in the beauty of the twilight by embracing your partner for a perfect honeymoon sunset view.
The most happening city, New York also gives you the most romantic sunset ever. The sunset in New York City is a favourite with every rom-com lover, here the sun sets into the horizon that is dotted with skyscrapers, giving you an ‘everything will be alright’ feeling. No other place can be as up-to-the-minute and as romantic as New York is.
Amsterdam, very well known for its nightlife and clubbing experiences, also offers you some unforgettable sunsets to enjoy with your beloved. This city has more than 400 arch bridges over its romantic canals making each of them a perfect place to watch the sun going down.
Vietnam has marvellous stretches of beaches, and Mui Ne is one of them. As the sun goes down, colours appear to shatter across the blue, a background to the vibrant kites of surfers is inscribed across the sky. You can get the best of scenes here when you and your partner watch the sunset from the porch of a sea-facing bungalow.
Beaches and islands in Thailand are undoubtedly one of the few of world’s best, so it is difficult to name any one out of it as the most romantic. Koh Tao, a tiny island on the gulf of Thailand, of course presents spectacular scenery with a very elegant sunset on the Sairee beach where the sand is lined with palm trees. You will find many cafes and restaurants to attend to your wishes, and give you that special sundown memory to treasure.
It will not be wrong if we name Maldives as ‘The Paradise on Earth’. It is a chain of islands dotting the Indian Ocean and each island is covered with white sand and roofed by perfectly swaying palm trees. With luxurious hotels and bungalows, which offer an impeccable perch to see the sundown in a sea of romance, every island makes Maldives the perfect place for honeymoon.
The Serengeti in Tanzania is undoubtedly an astounding place with impeccable beauty. Every day as the sun dips down, the sky is coloured red and orange, the dotted acacia trees and if you are lucky enough, some rhinos or elephants look like a scene straight out of The Lion King. This is a not-to-miss sunset for couples who are planning their honeymoon.
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Mount Haleakala is a massive dormant volcano that forms most of the Hawaiian Island, and it offers a very spectacular view when the sun sets behind the distant mountains. The setting sun appears as a gem over the blackened scenery when its rays rush down the sharp slope. This is the perfect vision to relish with your partner for a very romantic setting.
Grundarfjordur, a small town positioned in the west of Iceland, is situated between a mountain range and the sea. As the sun sinks into the horizon, this small town offers some grand and stunning scenery, which makes it the place you would like to go for a honeymoon.
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The Santa Monica Pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a 100-year-old landmark, and is a very famous point to watch the sunset. When the huge sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean, it will leave you mesmerised and you will wonder if there is anything better than this. Santa Monica is a very romantic place for couples of every age.
Switzerland is certainly the most romantic place, and a chosen honeymoon abode for many. One of the highest peaks of the Alps, Matternhorn, gives you a scenic view to treasure when the setting sun flashes its rays on the top of this mountain. It looks something like an attraction in the Disneyland, but it is for real. If you are planning your honeymoon, do not forget to consider Switzerland.
This beautiful place in Australia draws thousands of tourists every year from all around the world to its sun-bathed beaches with an ability to offer great views. Set yourself on the shore of any beach with a beer in your hand, your arms wrapped around your partner, and watch the sun sink into the horizon.
The colourful capital of Spain is well-defined by imaginative food, quirky sculptures and architecture, vibrant street life with a touch of romance. The setting sun here makes for a unique and lovely scenery across the vibrant rooftops, and the ocean.
Fenced by a turquoise lagoon, sheltered by a coral ridge and sand fringed islets, Bora Bora has many honeymoon packages to choose from. The luxury resorts and bungalows perched over the blue water make it a sought-after destination for couples. The hills, palm trees and occasional boats silhouetted against the sunset creates a scenery nothing less than spectacular.
Bali, an Indonesian island is recognised for its woody volcanic mountains, temples, rice paddies, coral reefs and romantic beaches making it another honeymoon spot. The Tanah Lot Temple situated off the shore with a shallow water bridge as its access point flashes a stunning red, orange and gold sky as its backdrop when the sun sets giving the ancient temple a unique appeal.
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Indonesia houses many of the world’s best romantic places to watch the sunset, and Mount Bromo being one of them will not dishearten you in any way. When the sun sets behind the active volcanoes, it paints the smoke and the clouds in a saturated palette of orange, pink and gold. The vivid backdrop of the volcanic mountain is a must-watch.
Dubrovnik is a legendary ancient place with beautiful architectures that distinguish old town surrounded with huge stone walls that were raised centuries back. All Game Of Thrones fans should know many pivotal scenes were shot here, and the sunset here is considered to be one of the most romantic sunsets to watch.
Tourists and locals from around the world walk down to the Mallory Square long before the sun sets to enjoy street performances, local musicians and food vendors. The sun sets into the Gulf of Mexico with a wonderful array of orange and pink while the people present there admire its beauty. The scenery here is so magnificent that they even have a night festival to rejoice it.
Ipanema, one among the most famous beaches, is known for its swank stylishness, laid-back panache, and also a very beautiful scenery as the sun lowers down behind the lovely mountains. Reach early and along with the locals, and many other tourists, get into the sun-worshipping crowds and sellers that cloud the sands peddling drinks and snacks, and be there as the sun goes down leisurely behind the Two Brothers or Dois Irmãos mountains. Couples looking for a sense of romance and peace can even cuddle at sundown.
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This list will never end and will keep going on, but it is just enough to know that watching the sun setting with your partner from any of the locations mentioned above will be nothing less than spectacular. Which place do you plan to visit? Do let us know in the comments section below.
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