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Good afternoon everyone. As I am writing this the rain is lashing against the windows, my heating is on full and the thought of tropical climes seems far and distant wish! Today however, Tom our resident Honeymoon Expert, has some exciting ideas on honeymoon destinations in Asia and they all sound fabulous. As my cold fingers do the typing, I can only dream!
There are fewer places more exotic, more enticing than Asia. It’s a truly romantic corner of our planet and it’s a great place for just-married couples in search of something unusual or something extraordinary. From mind-blowing landscapes and magical sunsets to the most romantic dining spots and awakening culinary flavours, the continent of Asia has it all. Here are 5 Asian honeymoons to make your mouth water in more ways than one…
Set on the South China Sea and best known for its blissful beaches, incredible Buddhist temples and colourful cities, Vietnam is a backpacker’s dream. But for those who are in need of some post-wedding luxury, it’s also a great place for stylish resorts and an unforgettable honeymoon. Some romantic spots you can’t miss are Halong Bay, the ancient town of Hoi An, the Ba Na Hills, Phu Quoc Island and the picturesque highlands of Da Lat. And did we mention the food? It’s distinctively beautiful and one of the finest of all Asian cuisines.
A world of kings and queens, a world of astounding architecture, a world where rich and poor collide. There are fewer places in the world more interesting than India and whether you begin your trip sipping cocktails at the beach resorts of Goa, trekking through the temple forests of Chennai, or hitting the classic tourist circuit of the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur), you won’t regret choosing India as a honeymoon destination. Not only will the aromatic curries and fragrant dishes seduce your appetite, but the unique culture and rich history will have you beguiled with the nation’s brilliant beauty.
From the countless luxury spa resorts of Phuket and the magical dive spots of the Similan Islands to the untouched beaches of Ko Tarutao and the off-the-beaten-track region of Isaan, a journey to Thailand is just unreal. For unashamed extravagance, don’t miss the big cities such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai (great for 7 star luxury, skyscraper executive suites and rooftop bars) or for travel snobs who hate to rub shoulders with tourists, hit the road and head North to somewhere like Uttaradit or Den Chai (and don’t stop until no-one around you speaks English).
For luxury seekers, China simply has everything. From incredible shopping, opulent hotels and the tallest skyscrapers to striking mountain landscapes, scenic rivers with traditional riverboats and the most rustic oriental dishes, there’ll never be a moment less than amazing. For a taste of city life and out of this world street food, head to Shanghai or Beijing, get an airport transfer into the city and prepare for a full-on city experience. For peaceful views on the water’s edge, visit West Lake (Hangzhou) or Yulong River (Yangshuo, Guilin). And for off the beaten path mountain exploration, take the Mt. Huangshan trail.
Known for resembling paradise, the Maldives is a classic honeymoon destination reserved for old romantics. If sun, sea and soft white sand is your definition of heaven, you will fall in love with this tropical nation in the Indian Ocean. Made of up 26 atolls and over 1,000 islands, you’ll be sure to find a private little spot for you and your beau. You’ll be hard pressed to find an island you don’t like (because they’re all unbelievably beautiful) but some honeymoon favourites include Cocoa Island, Baros Island, Mirihi Island and Gili Lankanfushi Island. For unadulterated romance, book a water villa and for magical Maldivian flavours, try the famous Banbukeylu Harisa curry.
Tom from is a passionate traveller and blogger who loves travelling the world and discovering new cultures and experiences. After getting married to Claire in 2012, holidays changed from backpacking to flashpacking, but the intrigue to discover new places remains the same