What better way to round off the hard months of wedding stress than to feel the soft sand between your toes? Run into the sea hand in hand with your newlywed partner and let yourself unwind in the cosy warmth at these Asian honeymoon destinations. Asia is a perfect destination for honeymooners with a combination of scenic beauty and culture.
Before we go through the details, the most important thing is to choose a particular honeymoon destination you will both enjoy. There are so many honeymoon destinations around Asia. And there would be a chance where even if there are several places where you can meet your desire, you would end up in a deadlock. If this happens, make sure you list things you expect on a honeymoon vacation. Select the place that matches what is on your list. End of conflict.
Identify the things you both enjoy. If both of you agree on the same things, then it would be easier for you to select the type of honeymoon vacation package you need. If not, you can again write on a paper the things you want and the things you don’t. Select a package that would include most of these.
Select a honeymoon vacation package that fits your budget. If price matters to you, then you should know to locate a discount or special rate honeymoon package. If there are several honeymoon vacation packages available, choose one that would give you a better advantage of the price without compromising other important aspects. Remember that you will only make things difficult if you choose a package that you cannot afford.
Starting your search early would mean better chances of finding the right one. You will have more time to decide where to go and what type of amenities to select. And since you are planning your honeymoon vacation together with your wedding, make sure you don’t set aside one for the other.
Finally, as this period of time is to be considered the best time to visit Asia countries, therefore we listed down this list to narrow down your options so you can still enjoy the beauty of these destinations with your soon-to-be husband or wife. Now, let’s have a closer look at some of the best Asian honeymoon destinations.
Indonesia – Bali
As many people are aware that Bali is the Island of Gods. With its devotees, its beliefs and heritage, combined with its exotic feature from the green lush Vegetation to the Volcanic adventurous trek sites, the kaleidoscopic dusk, dawn and beaches, there’s no other island in Asia that offers a complete package for travellers.
Karma Kandara Resort is a multi-award-winning 5-star resort of outstanding natural beauty with the most breath-taking view and enviable location on the island. Situated atop a spectacular limestone cliff top overlooking the Indian Ocean, Karma Kandara redefines off-the-beaten-path luxury travel, a sanctuary away from the noise and demands of everyday life. There are lush, tropical gardens spread out all over the grounds with the best view of the Indian Ocean, where you can enjoy peaceful walks in nature with your lover or find a tranquil spot for meditation and reflection. Alternatively, you can have a shared couples massage in their cliff-top spa and a dinner for two in their open-air di Mare Restaurant. Arrange their team to co-create a tailor-made romantic escape to remember.
All of their villas are blending traditional Balinese architecture with luxury amenities and offer exquisite views of tropical green and sea blue. When you walk into your villa, you will first notice the big, beautifully designed windows that open up the room. Every piece of art that decorates the lodging is a reflection of the Balinese culture. The furnishing was done with precision and with only one thing in mind: comfort.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali
For those who value intimacy, the Cliff Private Pool Ocean Junior Suite of this resort is a perfect choice, offering the ultimate privacy for serene togetherness. With a unique location, being perched high atop a cliff, the Cliff Private Pool Ocean Junior Suites offer 100 square metres of premium accommodation with a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. Each suite is fitted with refined furnishings and Indonesia’s tropical decor characteristics and offers the ultimate in luxurious resort-style living. The suites allow couples to enjoy exclusive access to the Cliff Lounge and its panoramic hydro jet pools. For honeymooners, a suite is a great option as each of them features its own private plunge pools, perfect for couples spending their intimacy.
Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa
Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa is a collection of exclusive adult-orientated one and two-bedroom villas, a honeymoon suite and an owner’s residence each nestled within its own secluded walled garden. With visual elements of the traditional design depicted in the thatched roof work, the villas also accentuate natural lighting and a sense of spaciousness. Full-length glass doors and windows permit lounging and sleeping environments to merge seamlessly into the outdoors emulating the Balinese concept of open-style living.
All villas feature semi-open bathing facilities complete with outdoor shower recess, a personal plunge pool edged by a sundeck and reclining lounges as well as ample space for outdoor dining and romantic interludes. To escape the monotony of standard hotel room accommodation, villas at Kayumanis are equipped with a modern kitchenette that can be used to cater to special dietary requirements or enjoy a leisurely breakfast prepared by one of our unobtrusive butlers.
No two villas at Kayumanis are architecturally or aesthetically alike. Each has been individually named after an Indonesian species of wood and is categorized in terms of interior theme. Guest facilities at Kayumanis include expansive freeform swimming, Spa, a private Beach Club and Tetaring Restaurant featuring tantalizing Indonesian specialities, also Piasan Restaurant featuring original Italian cooking. kayumanisnusadua.com
Indonesia – Nusa Penida
This Island is located in the South East of Bali. The best way to get here is to cruise in a boat via Sanur Beach or Benoa Harbor. If you are on a fast boat, it will take 30 minutes, or around an hour with a slow boat. Boat into a thick Mango grove forest; create mementoes with every breath you take with your loved ones. Go for romantic walks in the scenic villages, explore the remarkable aquamarines’ life, and go snorkelling. Those daredevils can opt for cliff jumping in several jumping spots.
There are many other gems you can unveil in and around Nusa Penida, such as Crystal Bay, Diamond Beach, Broken Beach, and Kelingking Beach which was selected as the Most Instagrammable Beach in 2021, plus the Teletubbies Hill, a vast open green hill situated about 11 kilometres to the southeast of Kelingking Beach. Nusa Penida is also known for its coral reefs around the island which house some of the most unique sea creatures in the whole world, providing a special experience for divers and snorkelers.
MAUA Nusa Penida
This property features 25 villas offering the perfect setting for forging a connection to the beauty, romance, nature, and island lifestyle. Maua Nusa Penida highlights natural elements by combining concrete modernist architecture, the original limestone terraces, and Nusa Penida flora in iconic landscaped terraces and gardens that will accentuate the beauty of the island. The resort creates a range of amenities for ultimate relaxation such as spacious One-Bedroom Luxury Villas, One-Bedroom Suite, and Two-Bedroom Suite with living rooms and wide-open windows that will give way to a private pool and magnificent views of Gamat Bay.
Indonesia – Yogyakarta
This city is the centre of education in Indonesia wherein you can experience classical Javanese fine arts and culture including batik, ballet, drama, poetry, and puppet show, especially the shadow puppet. Magnificent tourist attractions, luxurious accommodation, and tasty delicacies will make bring you a perfect Yogyakarta honeymoon.
Royal Malioboro by ASTON
This property is located strategically in front of Yogyakarta Tugu Railway Station, which also takes 3 minutes to walk away to Malioboro Street. Due to the perfect location, so many travellers, both domestic and international, choose Yogyakarta as their city reference to be visited by honeymooners. Royal Malioboro by ASTON offers a perfect staying experience for honeymooners that can add a special treatment or decoration in the room to be more romantic at an additional cost.
They also offer several interesting facilities and guarantee the comfort of the guest’s experience stay. The property is connected with Tugu Restaurant on the second floor and Pagilaran Lobby Lounge where you can enjoy your evening time with your beloved one. As for the room category, you can opt for either Deluxe Room, Malioboro Suite and Royal Suite, all are dedicated to honeymooners.
This property enjoys a perfect location just a short stroll from the famous Malioboro Street as well as within walking distance from Yogyakarta Tugu Railway Station. They offer 154 contemporary rooms divided into several room types for couples. For honeymooners’ treats, you can waltz with your lover to the Sky Lounge on the top floor. Here, you can embrace the romantic moment by sightseeing the beautiful view of Malioboro city light.
Indonesia – Bandung
If you newlyweds are planning to spend your honeymoon snuggled away from the tropical heat, Bandung, the capital city of West Java, can be the perfect choice for your destination.
The city is located at approximately 768 meters above sea level which makes the weather relatively fresh and cold. Also known as the city of flowers, Bandung is one of Jakartans’ favourite destinations for a short getaway because it only takes about three hours trip by train or car from the metropolis.
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage Bandung
This resort can be the right choice for those who want a different atmosphere while on vacation or visiting the Paris Van Java. A hotel that has been operating since December 2018 is here to complete a memorable vacation experience with your partner in Bandung. Located right next to the legendary golf course, Dago Heritage 1917, golf lovers can play golf at the same time while taking their loved ones on vacation. This hotel provides a swimming pool at an altitude with amazing views.
This is the first resort managed by Swiss-Belhotel International on Java Island with a 12-story building clearly visible, a majestic, luxurious and elegant building stands out in the middle of a hill. You will be amazed to see the beauty and luxury inside the first time step into the hotel lobby. When entering the room, besides the comfort, you will be impressed by the beautiful view that can be seen from the room’s window that spreads out wide. There are 161 rooms equipped with international standard facilities.
Thailand – Koh Samui
This remarkable little island in the Gulf of Thailand has a lot to offer. Check out the finest beaches, the most exquisite food, the wildest parties, the best bargains, the unmissable attractions and the unforgettable activities available on Samui. With its mountainous interior ringed with pristine beaches, Top 10 Everything in Koh Samui can be found all over the island as well as in the tropical blue waters and idyllic smaller islands nearby. The east coast is known as a hive of beach activities, the west coast is more of a tranquil getaway and the centre is home to breathtaking scenery. Fortunately, there are world-class hotels to choose from in each area.
Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort
This is a luxurious island getaway on the buzzing Chaweng Beach. The resort delights with spacious villas and direct access to lagoon pools. Resort’s festive family package includes round-trip airport transfers and a five-star dinner at Tree Tops, with striking views from up high.
Set between jungle and sea, Belmond Napasai is the perfect destination to savour peace and privacy with its private sandy beach, beautiful standalone villas and suites and infinity-edge freshwater pool. Perfect for families and friends, the World of Belmond promises a revitalising escape with unique and meaningful experiences for your next holiday.
Belmond Napasai launches new experience packages that invite guests to relish the simple pleasures of island life and pay homage to the traditions of Koh Samui. Curated in collaboration with the local community, this latest host of experiences takes guests beyond the sun, sand and sea to discover hidden escapes and appreciate the local heritage and the Samui way of life. From seeking inner peace at Kunaram Temple to exploring a secret garden of sculptures tucked away on the hills or learning the art of ‘Kalamae’ making, Belmond Napasai offers enriching and transformative journeys for guests to indulge in the joys of discovery as well as help preserving the local community. belmond.com
Highlighting one of Samui’s idyllic beaches and featuring tranquillity and well-being, Karma Resort represents a blend of different cultures and styles, mixed perfectly with the subtle charms and traditional styles Thailand has to offer. Located within a tropical garden next to Bophut beach, the architecture of this luxurious accommodation was inspired by personal stories and tales of travelling around the world.
All their villas have been designed to include charming and spacious rooms elegantly furnished and decorated, unique tropical bathrooms, and spaces where simplicity and aesthetics balance in perfect harmony. The honeymooners can opt for the two-story Karma Villa. Positioned in a prime location, this Villa is just a few sandy steps away from our main pool and beach area. Its private covered terrace of over 30 m² is ideal for looking out and gazing over the Gulf of Thailand. Its indoor and outdoor living spaces, as well as the private pool, are places of rest and relaxation all imbued with the magic of the island.
Thailand – Hua Hin
Only a few hours’ drive south of Bangkok, Hua Hin has been the beachfront destination of choice for Thai royalty and aristocrats for nearly a century. So it’s time to jump in your car with your lover and head to Hua Hin for that much-needed post-lockdown breakaway.
Anantara Hua Hin Resort
After months of lockdown, it’s time to treat your lover to a weekend break of sun, fun and fresh air as Anantara welcomes back guests to the seaside town of Hua Hin. Anantara Hua Hin Resort is modelled on a traditional Thai village with low-rise gabled pavilions set among lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and meandering pathways through exotic foliage, perfect for physical distancing. The reopening package has something for the whole family including complimentary lunch and dinner menus and activities for the kids while the adults can relax by the pool and get a complimentary foot massage at the Anantara Spa.
Thailand – Chiang Rai
This city is gradually developing its tourist sector, beginning with its own Night Bazaar, Saturday Walking Street and Jazz Festival. The riverside remains mostly undeveloped, albeit with a few luxury hotels along the waterfront. To fully appreciate the beauty of the Mae Kok, it is best to hire a long-tail boat and take in the scenery along the two riverbanks. At the end of the day, Chiang Rai City is all about chilling out and taking it in slowly, savouring each moment as it comes.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
This resort is giving guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night observing Thailand’s majestic elephants in their natural habitat while staying in unique transparent Jungle Bubbles. Unfolding across 160 acres of Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers. The secluded location is exclusively positioned to take in majestic three country views over the confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, and grazing elephants in the most stunning of natural settings below.
Located in the jungle, the two Jungle Bubbles are perched on raised wooden decks offering uninterrupted views of the elephants, as well as stargazing at night. The Jungle Bubbles were custom designed by Eye In The Sky and are constructed with high-tech polyester fabric using exclusive Precontraint Serge Ferrari technology to create a milieu in which guests can enjoy an immersive, close-to-nature experince.
This country offers verdant untouched tropical landscapes interwoven with the rustic charm of idyllic island life. You can enjoy a lush tropical forest as well as its pristine white sand beaches. Aside from beachside activities, visitors can also explore traditional villages, expansive nature parks and Buddhist pagodas, all of which are easily accessible via motorcycle, taxi, bus or even day trips by reputable companies. Catering to just about any budget level and preference, Vietnam’s dining scene ranges from local markets selling fresh seafood and Vietnamese street food to expat-owned bistros offering authentic western and European fare.
Regent Phu Quoc
Located just 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport, Regent Phu Quoc is designed to create a serene sanctuary, offering a truly personalised and unforgettable experience. Dramatic yet discreet, each guest room at Regent Phu Quoc offers options from one-bedroom havens to expansive seven-bedroom ultra-villas for couples, families and groups alike. Earthy hues and a design undertaken by BLINK Design Group reflect a contemporary interpretation of Vietnamese heritage infused in each of the stunning suites and villas – from ocean suites with immersive views; to the various beachfront villas, featuring private infinity pools. Each is a reflection of the native surroundings of Phu Quoc, a tranquil environment granting space to unwind and absorb the surrounding abundance of nature.
Cocooned in the white sands of Long Beach in Phu Quoc, the resort offers perfect vistas of the sunset to encourage a sense of repose. Guests are invited to indulge in a Vietnamese-inspired wellness journey at the expansive spa, along with six exquisite dining experiences, including Oku, a Franco-Japanese Salon de Boeuf, and Bar Jade, a bespoke cocktail bar.
Karma Song Hoai
This sprawling property comprises 51 stylish suites, each boasting private balconies and accompanied by a cluster of restaurants, bars, gyms, and even a spa. However, the attraction of the resort doesn’t just lie in its host of amenities, but its location; Karma Song Hoai is perched on the banks of the Thu Bon river, just 1 kilometre or a short stroll or bike ride from the old town. Though you can choose to take it easy and embrace the opportunity to be dropped by golf cart into the heart of town. Similarly close are the pristine Cua Dai and An Bang Beaches, just a 20-minute bicycle ride away from the resort.
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa
Situated on a tranquil stretch of sandy white Non-Nuoc beach, at the gateway to the vibrant city of Danang, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa is an ideal base from which to explore the exotic charms of Central Vietnam, just a few steps away from Marble Mountain, and 30 minutes from the old town of Hoi An.
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Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
Located in Davao de Oro which has perfect tropical weather all year round, Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort is an island in the heart of Davao Gulf surrounded by coconut trees, white sand beaches and unique marine life.
An ideal place for exclusive stays, honeymoons, and destination weddings, the resort embraces the wonders of nature by providing comfort and convenience at its finest. Utmost luxury and privacy can be experienced in the well-appointed seafront villas and deluxe rooms, with room types providing either a private terrace or plunge pool. For exquisite dining experiences, Tarictic Grill and Burger Bar & Steak Room provide a wide array of local and international dishes. One can enjoy indoor or alfresco dining by the sea while relishing culinary delights.
In addition to water sports, a tranquil spa, a fully-equipped gym, cultural and natural tours, and dining, fun indoor and outdoor facilities such as tennis court, e-games centre, billiards, and recording studios are available for both couples and families to enjoy.
To reach the island, guests can choose between a 30-minute high-speed boat transfers from Dusit Davao City Jetty or a 60-minute luxury van shuttle featuring relaxing views while passing through Davao’s banana and coconut plantations.