SHRUTI & NIKHIL
Honeymoon in the Maldives. First anniversary in Europe. This power couple are your ultimate modern-day travel junkies.
Nikhil Thakkar, part of his successful family-owned logistics business and Shruti Mohapatra, MBA grad now Senior Analyst with a leading IT company. How did they cross paths?
It all began almost 9 years ago when bunking college classes together led to hanging out over PlayStation 2 & Counter-Strike (full points to Shruti there!) and eventually endless calls, drives, dates before they fell in love and took off to tie the knot.
With their wedding set for Jan 2019, Shruti took charge of planning the oh-so-important Honeymoon and stumbled across us on Instagram. Right from our very first chat, we figured she's looking for an exotic getaway that should be a concoction of some Fiestas and a lot of Siestas (read fun & chill). We dived straight into the mix and began uncovering their dreams and desires.
A few meetings, several emails and countless WhatsApps later we jointly decided on the Maldives & Bali for their post-wedding travel bliss. The couple was on the same page from Day 1 and clear they wanted to set off on their life's biggest adventure in the most memorable ways possible. After a detailed understanding of their preferences, we designed the trip in such a way that we set them up for some good ol' downtime in the lap of luxury at JA Manafaru, one of the top resorts in the Maldives with all-inclusive privileges like fine dining, premium liquor and unparalleled service. For the Bali bit, we helped Shruti surprise Nikhil with a dreamy spa experience at one of the most scenic spots on the island. The couple rested their head at Anantara Uluwatu for a few nights, a beautiful tranquil oasis on the cliffs of Bali's South Coast.
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE #CURATEDBYCOZYMOONS?
"Definitely has to be the perfect setup of a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach and movie night under the stars for just the two of us! Also, next morning, the floating breakfast in our villa’s private infinity pool over the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean", shares Shruti nostalgically.
NEXT ON THEIR BUCKET-LIST
When we quizzed the couple on what destination is next on their radar, they exclaimed The Lapland (Finland) is at the very top of their bucket-list for some once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as Santa Claus Village, Husky Rides & the Northern Lights of course. For adventures closer to home, they've got Sri Lanka & Seychelles on their mind. We fancy their choices as usual, given the magical memories travellers tend to create at these destinations.
ADVIcE FOR COUPLES planning their honeymoon
"Choose your holiday destination and plan the itinerary wisely. Don’t pack your schedule tight with too many things to explore. After the exhilarating experience of getting married, both of you deserve a break to unwind and relax while basking in the glory of being newly-weds. Enjoy that feeling and let yourself get pampered with good hospitality and service. Whether its a beach destination or a cold mountainous location or even a city break - take it slow and use your honeymoon to rejuvenate and spend quality time with each other before returning to the rigmarole of everyday life!", the couple shares with us wisely.
how was the experience with cozymoons?
It was an insane honeymoon and both of us are in love with the hospitality, service & destinations. Thanks so much to the entire team for curating the perfect honeymoon! You guys are warm, friendly, professional and most of all, knowledgeable travel enthusiasts who want to provide exceptional celebration travel to millennials! We would recommend you 100% for satisfying our lust for travel! Coming back to you'll for sure. 😊"
Shruti & Nikhil
behind the scenes
Just 365 days on from their Honeymoon, the couple was off again exploring the snow-clad landscapes of Switzerland and topped it off with a few nights in Paris & Amsterdam. Here's a few clicks from that trip that we designed for them: