When the euphoria of marriage gets over, every couple wants to have a little bit of private time, and for this, they yearn for a great honeymoon. No wonder a honeymoon is considered an essential aspect of a married couple’s life. And to make this even more perfect, we have rounded up the best places for a honeymoon in Asia.
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali has been a recommendation in almost all honeymoon travel guides across the world, and there are plenty of good reasons for that. It exudes a lot of charm, and there are loads of places to see, like the traditional temples, the serene beaches, and the rice terraces. If you are of the adventurous type, you may opt for a range of water-sports activities like horse riding, water sports, and volcano trekking! This destination has almost everything that a newlywed couple can dream of.
2. The Maldives
The turquoise blue waters and the scuba diving activities have put the Maldives on the world tourist map. The famous floating bungalows are the best place to spend your honeymoon with your partner. You can opt for a romantic massage by the seashore along with your spouse, enjoy the famous cuisine of the island nation or go snorkeling.
3. Lombok, Indonesia
Often overlooked as Bali tends to be more popular with foreign tourists, Lombok deserves a little bit more attention than it deserves. It has fantastic beaches and crystal clear waters that are just perfect for diving. Lombok is very popular among trekkers and mountain climbers; if you are of the adventurous type, you will fall in love with Lombok. Although couples should come here to enjoy the sunrises and a great honeymoon experience, it is a much under-rated honeymoon destination.
4. Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand is well-known for its beautiful island, and Koh Samui is one of them. It is a great honeymoon destination where you can have a memorable experience with your beloved. You can enjoy scuba diving with your partner or go snorkeling in the clear blue waters.
5. Bataan, Philippines
It is within the province of Central Luzon and is the seat of many famous events here, like the Fall of Bataan and the Bataan Death March. Bataan is easily accessible by land from Manila, and it is a great tourist destination for all those who have a love of history. Modern-day Bataan is sure to appeal to people who love beaches and love to stay close to nature. It is yet another hidden gem of SE Asia but a highly underrated tourist spot.
The Philippines is a beautiful collection of islands that screams romance from every corner of these islands. Despite all these, Cebu is still considered an off-beaten honeymoon destination. Cebu is famous for the white sandy beaches and innumerable diving opportunities, and other water sports. Since it is a coral island, this place is considered a haven for marine life. There are lots of things to do here, such as whale watching at Oslob, or you can hike up to Osmena Peak with your partner and enjoy the stunning scenery en route.
7. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
We know that you will be a bit surprised to see Cambodia’s name in this list as it does not feature in the list of honeymoon destinations in any best-selling travel guide. But we guarantee you that you will be missing a gem if you do not come here. The unexploited surroundings and the natural landscapes make this place perfect for partners seeking solitude amid nature. Sihanoukville will be a must-visit destination if you are looking for a genuinely off-beat place. It is a resort destination, and you will indeed find one that suits your budget and style.
8. Langkawi, Malaysia
Many tourists fret that although the Maldives is a much sought-after honeymoon destination, it is exorbitantly priced, and Seychelles has lost its charm over the years. Langkawi is a much-preferred destination now among price-conscious travelers. Often considered a travel paradise, the beaches of Kedah will leave any couple mesmerized. And this is the place where your lady can don the bikini and hit the waters with you. When you come down to Langkawi, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing a resort or a restaurant. There are many shopping options, too, and all these factors make Langkawi an ideal honeymoon destination. If you two are of the adventurous type, you can check out the many parks, hot springs, and island waterfalls.
Not many people think about Singapore as a romantic destination, but believe it or not, it is a gem of the Asian continent for romantic spots. There are many areas in Singapore where you can spend some quality time with your partner. These spots are a real revelation as they blend well with the natural beauty of the area and the modern architecture visible everywhere in the city. If you and your partner enjoy nature, then you can plan a trip to the Botanical Gardens of Singapore. If you want to enjoy a romantic night, make a quick trip to Marina Bay for a breathtaking view.
10. South Korea
It is not the first choice for many honeymooners, but the country is known for its profound cultural heritage and is often considered a beautiful honeymoon destination. All newly-weds love shopping and this country has lots of options that include bargain malls, high-end designer stores, and innumerable authentic craft stores. Seoul is a must-visit destination for couples who love partying till late hours as the Metropolis has some of the best nightlife districts in Asia.
11. Hong Kong
A costly destination if you are planning to spend your honeymoon here. Hong Kong has several islands that are short of each other, but it’s only by a few miles. When you compare Hong Kong to the other spots in Asia, you will find that the former is much more colorful and vibrant when it comes to lifestyle. The shopping experience in Hong Kong is unmatched and let us not forget Hong Kong Disneyland, the crown jewel.