If you want to plan something extra special for your anniversary, have a look at these unforgettable experiences in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.
Early birds won’t shirk at the chance to watch the sunrise over the magnetic temples of Bagan. Toast your special day together with a glass of champagne as you enjoy a unique, birds-eye-view over one of the world’s most spectacular feats of human architecture. From the basket of your private hot air balloon, you’ll be able to watch the sun coming up and illuminate the thousands of stupas that pepper the beautifully rugged countryside.
The cobbled streets, crumbling churches and colonial charm of Galle Fort never cease to enchant visitors, and it’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner to celebrate your anniversary. Make a reservation at the Sun House, once the home of a Scottish spice merchant and now a beautiful boutique hotel that offers panoramic views of both Galle town and the fort itself. The restaurant here offers delicious, freshly cooked fusion cuisine, a selection of fine wines and a lovely, laid-back atmosphere. Take a twilight stroll through the fort to walk off your dinner and round up a perfect evening.
Spice it up in your kitchen at home by learning the secrets of making authentic, scrumptious Thai food. Head up north to Chiang Mai, one of the foodie capitals of Thailand, and take a locally-run cooking class together, one of our favourites is A Lot of Thai cooking school. Visit a morning market to pick out fresh vegetables and herbs, then take everything back to the kitchen and cook up a storm under the guidance of a culinary expert. Feat on your own creation together for lunch – a great bonding experience!
The magical city of Luang Prabang is a spiritual focal point in lovely, laid-back Laos, and if you’re looking for a unique way to re-affirm your vows, why not have a private audience with a Buddhist monk to bless your union? Visit one of Luang Prabang’s numerous and exquisitely decorated temples early in the morning, and amidst tinkling bells, atmospheric chanting and the waft of incense receive a traditional Laotian blessing with prayers for good will, health and happiness for the rest of your lives.
The powder-soft white sand and piercing blue waters of the Maldives is the stuff of fairy tales. Picture yourself and your other half on a secluded stretch of beautiful beach with perfectly clear skies. The tide is gently lapping at your feet, and a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch laid out for you – including a couple of glasses of something fizzy, of course! An intimate, private and unforgettable experience. The romantic resort of Baros is a great example of the perfect place for a beach picnic in style.
If you’re planning something really spectacular for your anniversary, why not give us a ring to chat about an unforgettable trip to Sri Lanka or Southeast Asia? We’ll make sure yours is an anniversary holiday you’ll never forget. We’re on 020 7924 7133 and we love to talk about travel.