What comes to your mind when you think of Israel? I think of the most happening beaches, the mysterious ruins, the rolling hills of Samaria, Dead Sea, and the Babylonian hotels. Anyone who has ever thought of celebrating their honeymoon in Israel, they must know what’s this tiny country all about. For a country that’s barely the size of Kerala, Israel offers honeymoon experiences that are outright romantic and unforgettably awesome.
Israel is a country that embraces modern lifestyle while preserving its past; this unique mix of old and new makes this place incredible and has been inspiring tourists to explore it.
A little about Israel…
Before you learn more about celebrating your honeymoon in Israel, you should know a little about this little piece of heaven.
The little country is home to a variety of geographical features; it has wonderful mountain ranges of Judean, Carmel, and Galilee in the north; Negev desert in the south; and Dead Sea bordering it to the west. Israel lies in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts of Arabia, Southwest Asia, and Syria. The country is bordered by Jordan Valley rift to the East, the mountains of Lebanon to the North, Eilat to the south, and the Mediterranean to the West.
The best time to visit Israel
Anytime is a good time to travel to Israel, but you must take some basic weather precautions before venture out anywhere in Israel.
May-September (Summer season): Most of the tourists flock to Israel during summer, which is the best time to visit Israel. It doesn’t rain here during summer and you can do sightseeing without worrying about rain. Days are hot but you’ll be relieved by the balmy evenings.
April-May (Spring season): Spring season is short in Israel; it’s the second best time to visit the country. The weather during the spring season is highly unpredictable but absolutely romantic, as you might get caught in an occasional shower. It’s the time when almond trees are in full bloom painting every corner of Israel pink and the air smells so sweet as the red poppies bloom along the roads and empty spaces.
The most gorgeous beaches in Israel you can’t afford to miss
1. Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv – The most happening beach for your party mood
If you want to live and understand Tel Aviv, this is the beach you should head to. Gordon Beach boasts of many volleyball courts, infinity pools, and lavish restaurants and hotels for a perfect beach day. At night, you can entertain yourself with dancing and drinking. Gordon is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in Israel with so much to offer to couples, and your Israel honeymoon isn’t complete without it.
2. Aqueduct Beach, Caesarea – A little piece of paradise for you
About 50 km north of Tel Aviv, lies a gorgeous and soothingly calm beach called Aqueduct Beach. Aqueduct Beach is amongst the most unique and romantic places in Israel you shouldn’t not miss. There’s a bridge-like conduit on the beach built by Romans some 2,000 years ago is also a photogenic site. The beach is untouched by commercialization,which makes it a perfect place for your long romantic strolls.
3. Herzliya Beach – Lose yourself in the beauty of Herzliya
Herzliya Beach is to the north of Tel Aviv. Although it’s one of the quietest beaches in Tel Aviv, it gets even more romantic, calmer, and secluded as you walk in the north direction. You can relax with your partner on the quieter side of the beach while enjoying the most beautiful sunset of your life.
4. Coral Reef Beach – Explore the underwater world together
You can spend a perfect day snorkeling and deep sea diving in the Coral Reef. The aquamarine water and and the rich colours of marine life makes this beach absolutely picturesque. One can clearly see colourful fishes swimming around the reef from the beach itself.
5. Dolphin Beach, Eilat – Colorful array of beautiful coral and tropical fish
The Dolphin Reef in Eilat is on the shores of the Red Sea offering a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim alongside the most wonderful sea creatures like Dolphins. The reef is home to colorful fishes and beautiful corals. Newlyweds come from far and wide to dive with dolphins and experience the incredibly gorgeous marine life Israel.
6. Kalia Beach – Feel the romance in the Dead Sea air
This most northern Dead Sea beach is a magical destination that’ll revitalize your body, mind, and soul with its mineral-rich mud and water. Few things are as romantic and unique as floating in the waters of Dead Sea with your loved one. The beach also has an open cafe that lets your enjoy a 360 degree view over the Dead Sea, Jordanian desert, and Judean desert.
Suggested Read: 8 Best Things To Do In Jordan To Make The Most Of Your Trip
Must-visit places in Israel that’ll leave you mesmerized
1. Mitzpe Ramon – Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
You both of you find the idea of looking at the pitch dark sky dotted with twinkling stars romantic, then Mitzpe Ramon is your heaven. Mitzpe Ramon is among the most romantic places in Israel and you’ll agree after taking the ‘star tour’. There are fewer people in the valley, no traffic, less business, cool desert, and the most romantic evenings.
When: Every night, except Shabbat (Friday nights) and Jewish holidays.
Charges of the star tour: INR 2,700
2. Wohl Rose Park, Jerusalem – Amidst the garden of colours
One of the most splendid and romantic places in Israel is Wohl Rose Park in Jerusalem. The garden covers about 19 acres and has about 400 varieties of roses and 15,000 plants. It’s the only rose park of its kind in the entire Middle East. The ancient quarries, round hills, a lovely waterfall and pond add the flavour of romance to the park. This is a beautiful place for your honeymoon pictures.
Visiting hours: 24 hours
Time required: 3 hours
Entry fee: None
3. Tower Of David Museum – A spectacular night up there
The Tower of David Museum is situated on a hill offering 360 degrees mesmerizing views of Jerusalem city. The Night Spectacular—a unique sound and light show at the museum beautifully brings to life Jerusalem’s history. The show is the only one of its kind in the world, so make sure you attend it. You’ll surely enjoy the celebration of music, sounds, and cultures.
Museum entry fee + The Night Spectacular Show: INR 1,200
Visiting hours: Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
4. The Hanging Gardens of Haifa – The most gorgeous public garden
A dome that shines like gold in the sunlight, elegant marble walls, pillars made of granite, and manicured gardens cascading down a slope of Mt. Carmel make The Hanging Gardens of Haifa an incredibly spellbinding tourist attraction. The garden is located around the Shrine of the Báb.
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5 pm 7 days a week
Entry fee: None
5. The wishing bridge, Tel Aviv – Can make your wishes come true
Wishing Bridge is located in a gorgeous park overlooking the sea. The edges of the bridge are lined with Zodiac signs. Legend has it that if you touch your own sign while making a wish gazing at the sea, your wish will come true. It’s your chance to wish for anything for your love, who knows, it might come true!
Romantic things to do in Israel to inspire your heart
1. Hot air balloon ride – Rise up to the blue skies of Israel
Discover the romance and adventure of a hot air balloon ride across the wide blue skies of Israel with your sweetheart. You can witness the awe-inspiring views of green fields, little villages, and rolling hills as you depart to the sky. A hot air balloon ride in morning hours is one of the most romantic things to do in Israel that lets you experience the magic and romance in the air of this wonderful country.
Where: Galilee and Negev regions
Hot air balloon ride cost: INR 14,500
2. Nightlife of Tel Aviv – For a happening night together
In Tel Aviv you discover that Israel isn’t just about culture about, religion, and ancient ruins. The most of the youth of Israel lives in Tel Aviv, which is a city of parties, beaches, and vibrant lifestyle. Do you love dazzling nightlife, colourful local markets, and stylish shopping malls? If so, you are going to fall in love with Tel Aviv.
3. Wander the alleyways of Old Jaffa hand-in-hand with your love
Old Jaffa—a breathtakingly beautiful and instagram-worthy city is the southern part of Tel Aviv. One of the most romantic things to do in Israel with your love is wandering around Old Jaffa’s winding alleyways dotted with old & new art galleries, ancient stone buildings, vibrant flea markets and cafes, churches and mosques. The city is perched on top of a hill overlooking the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
5 luxury hotels in Israel for honeymooners
1. Carmel Forest Spa, Haifa – A tranquil paradise for you
There are hundreds of luxury hotels in Israel, but Carmel Forest Spa is a little piece of heaven for all the couples seeking for peace and luxury. It is situated at the heart of the lush green Carmel Forest nature reserve. They offer one of the best spa services along with luxurious amenities to their guests.
2. Shalom Hotel & Relax Tel Aviv – A fine place to enjoy the views of the Mediterranean
One of the finest luxury hotels in Israel is Shalom Hotel & Relax Tel Aviv. It’s a beach-house style hotels overlooking the divine Mediterranean sea. You can feel the cool sea breeze while looking at the calm sea from your terrace during afternoons. Each room comes with a different feature which makes it a perfect abode for all type of honeymoon couples.
3. Bayit Bagalil, Upper Galilee – Amidst Galilee Biria Forest
Bayit Bagalil is located right in the middle of Galilee Biria Forest—one of the most serene and romantic locations in the Galilee region. The hotels perfectly blends into the splendid vistas of the countryside for a fairy tale vacation. It is known for its forest spa featuring beauty and healing treatments. Bayit Bagalil is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious hotels in Israel for honeymooners.
4. The Rothschild Hotel – A cozy hotel for a perfect honeymoon in Israel
The Rothschild Hotel is the place where elegance, warm service, great location, and a comfort meet. The attention to detail and perfection of this hotel lets you enjoy your vacation to the fullest and the comfort makes you feel at home. The Bistro—their in-house restaurant offers mouthwatering Israeli cuisine to its guests.
5. The Diaghilev, Live Art Suites Hotel – A heaven for an art lover couple
The Diaghilev is like a little museum of art and and other creative stuff. The hotels blends different art forms to give a new and unique experience to its guests. This fresh concept become an unforgettable experience for all those who come to stay here.
We’re sure that your honeymoon in Israel is going to be an incredibly beautiful experience. We hope the gorgeous countryside, exotic beaches, and crazy nightlife of Israel give you memories for a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions About Honeymoon In Israel
A. The best season to pay a visit to Israel is either in the spring season or the autumn season. The best months to visit this destination are March, April, September, and October. The pleasant and comfortable weather makes the whole experience even more fun and exciting.
A. Some of the most romantic places to visit when on a honeymoon in Israel are El Mona Gardens, Tower of David Museum, Old Jaffa, Beit Yannai Beach, Carmel Forest Nature Reserve, Dead Sea, Sde Boker, Mitzpe Ramon, Wohl Rose Park, and many more.
A. The most romantic experiences that one can be a part of when on a honeymoon in Israel includes riding a hot air balloon, partying and witnessing the nightlife of Tel Aviv, wandering around the alleys of Old Jaffa, and much more.
A. Some of the most famous beaches that one should definitely visit with their loved ones are Gordon Beach, Aqueduct Beach, Herzliya Beach, Coral Reef Beach, Dolphine Beach, and Kalia Beach.
A. If one is planning a honeymoon to Israel during the winter months from November to February, it is better to pack along with various layers of clothing as the weather can get pretty tricky. It is advised that one should pack along a fleece, warm jackets, and warm socks.
The weather in winter in Israel depends on the location one is visiting. For instance, the northern regions experience bitter cold while there are certain warmer areas as well. Hence, packing layers of items of clothing that one can take off, depending on their comfort, is recommended.
A. The whole experience with a perfect balance of luxury and utmost comfort can cost around $10,000 or INR 7,10,000 per couple including the tickets, hotels, activities, meals, and other essentials.
A. Some of the romantic and luxury hotels that one can stay in when in Israel are Carmel Forest Sa, Shalom Hotel, Bayit Bagalil, The Rothschild Hotel, The Diaghilev, and many more.
A. Some of the famous places where one can shop in Israel without feeling guilty are Jaffa Flea Market, Alrov Mamilla Mall, Old City Market, Arena Mall, Greek Market, Indoor Port Market, and many more.