Top Honeymoon Destinations in Asia

Top 7 Honeymoon Destinations in Asia


When it comes to a destination for romance, very few places boast a wider and more gratifying array of unique travel experiences than Asia. The Orient is exotic, indulgent and over-the-top in so many ways. It is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet – from Phuket’s idyllic Surin Beach, to Malaysia’s picturesque Langkawi, to Bali’s stunning Jimbaran Bay. It sports the world’s finest accommodations – everything from Colonial-era heritage hotels like the Peninsula in Hong Kong or The Raffles in Singapore, to blissful mountain retreats like Lijiang’s Banyan Tree or Mount Fuji’s Gora Kandan, to out-of-this-world beach escapes like the luxurious pool villas at the Bali Four Seasons or the amazing over-water bungalows in Pangkor Laut. Its myriad of spectacular sights, alluring culture and tantalizing cuisine make Asia an ideal holiday destination for the discerning couple looking for something a little different.

Check out our top 7 places in Asia to go for your honeymoon.


Nowhere on Earth is there a place with more mystique and romance in the air than in Bali. Its bewitching natural beauty and exotic culture is perfectly harmonized by unsurpassed hospitality and luxurious villa accommodations. Activities here are also plentiful with everything from scuba diving, to whitewater rafting to mountain trekking, making Bali the perfect honeymoon destination. 

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Phuket, Thailand

Famous the world over for its fine beaches, electric nightlife and plethora of entertainment, Phuket has something for everyone. It boasts a delightful mixture of a serene tropical atmosphere and a haven of entertainment, perfectly suited for honeymooners. Many visitors describe this lush tropical island as “love at first sight”. It is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery, palm-fringed white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, charmingly hospitable people, world-class accommodations, superb seafood, bustling entertainment, and the list goes on and on to create the perfect ambiance for a truly memorable holiday.

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Pangkor Laut, Malaysia

Set along the Straits of Malacca, three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia, the private Pangkor island is nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald waters.   Only a fraction of the Pangkor island’s 300 acres, a paradise 2 million years in the making, has been developed to house the peaceful resort and its Estates, the Pangkor Laut.  Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller, the Pangkor Laut is nestled in the shade of forest giants as old as the land where nature is respected, revered, and rewards the visitor in ways that simply need to be experienced.

Here in Pangkor Laut, honeymooners can spend unforgettable nights in pure bliss with a deep sense of serenity where a combination of luxury, natural beauty and age-old wilderness are woven together to produce magically memorable moments.

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Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

Though only 20 minute boat ride from the bustling island of Phuket, Koh Yao Yai, and her sister, Koh Yao Noi islands remain a quiet refuge that feels far removed from the crowd. A ride around its quiet roads with wooden stilt houses, buffalos taking mud baths in the rice paddies, shaded roads of rubber plantations, and the beauty of the mangrove with its trees standing in the middle of the sea, reveals a place of true peace and simplicity for visitors. 

Nestled in a tranquil cove of Koh Yao Yai’s west side along Loh Pared beach is  the Santhiya Resort & Spa.  For honeymooners, this is not a place to be missed.  Everything is simply over the top at the Santhiya Resort & Spa — the breathtaking sea views, the ultra-luxurious private pool villas crafted entirely of beautiful teak wood, the super attentive staff that treats every guest like royalty, the Santhiya will wow even the most seasoned holiday maker.

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Lijiang, China

Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an ancient city hidden amid towering mountain ranges built in the Song and early Yuan Dynasties. Revered by locals and foreigners alike for centuries, especially for honeymooners, Lijiang’s old town comprises of a labyrinth of cobbled streets and tiny alleyways beautifully complemented by tranquil, Koi-filled waterways, peaceful willow trees, and vibrant red lanterns. Honeymooners can stroll the small shops, restaurants and local residences that lined the Old City for a relaxing, yet fascinating experience like nowhere else on Earth.  Climb (by cable car) the breathtaking Yulong Snow Mountain, visit a mountain top Tibetan Monastery, and take a stroll through one of the many rural Naxi Minority Tribal villages in the region. Lijiang delights the visitor in just about every way.

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Kyoto, Japan

With 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kyoto, Japan is outranked only by Rome.  The ancient capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, Kyoto is forever known for its history and culture, casting an image of Old Japan with an abundance of ancient Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines, stunning palaces and beautiful classical gardens. 

Walk through Old Kyoto with alleys of traditional narrow wooden houses, raked pebble gardens and restaurant terraces along the River Kamo. Admire women in floral kimonos walking under the shade of her paper umbrella.  Get a glimpse of traditional art in the geisha quarter’s Gion Corner.  Dine and shop in this picturesque city nestled in forested hills.  With so much to do and see, Kyoto is a great honeymoon destination for those seeking to explore something unique.

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Hoi An, Vietnam

A quaint seaside town in central Vietnam, Hoi An is a picturesque artist colony, earmarked as one of Southeast Asia’s most important ports for many centuries.  Renowned for its unsurpassed charm accented by cobbled streets, colorful lid lanterns and fishing boats and white sandy beaches, this town is on top of the list of places for honeymooners.  Relax, explore and dine your way in this UNESCO World Heritage town that promises memories of a lifetime.

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