Your honeymoon is the most memorable trip of your lifetime, a holiday you'll reminisce on in years to come with fondness and happy memories. So understandably you'll want to pick the perfect destination. But in a world with so many beautiful countries, which one to choose? We've searched far and wide cherry-picking the very best destinations across Asia that verge on honeymoon heaven. So here they are, our top honeymoon destinations in Asia...
Blessed with beautiful beaches, untamed jungles, and crumbling ancient ruins Sri Lanka is quite rightly the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Rich in culture and abundant in nature we can assure you a honeymoon to this island gem would be nothing short of magical. The perfect place to soak up all the culture is Why House, just a rickshaw ride (a fun yet slightly hair-raising experience to say the least) from the UNESCO city of Galle and palm-fringed beaches. For an uber-special experience visit a turtle hatchery and release baby turtles back into the ocean before lounging on sun-kissed tropical beaches. Inland, succumb to a spot of quintessential tea tasting enjoyed from the comforts of Ceylon Tea Trails Bungalows, surrounded by tropical plants and with a stunning rural backdrop overlooking Ceylon's tea regions.
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Like a phoenix rising up from the ashes from a turbulent past, Cambodia is very much becoming a destination on the up for honeymooners. It's not just the ancient temples, pristine white beaches and idyllic rice fields that make Cambodia so enchanting but the gentle and friendly nature of the people. The accommodation is equally impressive - for a quintessentially rural experience stay at the Phum Baitang surrounded by luscious gardens and paddy rice fields. Arise early with a sunrise trip to Angkor Wat - a super romantic experience like no other. Combine culture with coasts as you hop over to Cambodia's untouched Koh Rong Archipelago and lap up the luxury in an overwater villa at Song Saa; translated in Khmer as 'sweethearts'. Enough said.
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Indonesia offers endless adventures with a medley of relaxation thrown in for good measure. Post wedmin we're pretty sure you'll be craving some R&R, and where better to relax than Amanjiwo in the heart of rural Java? Taking after its name, 'peaceful soul', and with its typically Indonesian and unassumingly chic interior, the accommodation provides a tranquil haven for lovebirds to unwind in. Adventurous types can head over to Lombok to conquer the mighty Mount Rinjani whilst beach bums are likely to fall head over heels for the Gili Islands (in particular ultra-romantic Gili Meno). Head further south and enjoy the good life at Nihiwatu on Sumba Island. Set amidst 430 acres of rainforest, grassland, and overlooking the idyllic beach this luxury accommodation simply oozes exotic charm. Simply laze by the beach or inject some adventure with surfing, horse riding, or a waterfall trek.
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For an original honeymoon destination well and truly outside of the box, travel to Japan. From snow-capped mountains to pristine beaches this country packs quite the punch for honeymooners seeking something a little different. The most romantic time to travel is during Japan's cherry blossom season in the spring. Uber-romantic nights can be spent at Gora Kadan in the South of Tokyo which boasts volcanically heated springs and traditional ryokan rooms. Thrill seekers should head to the mountainous northern island of Hokkaido, home to sophisticated ski resorts or to the less explored southern island of Kyushu for a stunning volcanic trek.
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Thailand will enchant couples that love to explore and island hop. With its lush jungles to the north, vibrant cities in the centre, and plethora of islands further down south, there is something to allure all. Begin your adventure north in Chiang Rai and revel in luxury at Four Seasons Tented Camp surrounded by stunning bamboo forests. If all that rural relaxation gets too much head further south to Six Senses Yao Noi, on the lesser known island in the Pha Ngan bay. Committed to environmental sustainability without compromising on service, this place not only is an idyllic island retreat but it offers an abundance of activities from rock climbing and snorkelling to Thai boxing. And then there's the food - fragrant, searingly spicy, and vibrant in colour, Thai cuisine is at the very essence of the culture and is another of Thailand's enticing draws.
So there you have it, the very best honeymoons in Asia. And we didn't even touch on Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. We'll save those for another time... Watch this space.
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