10 of the most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Asia
Traveling to Asia has never been so easier than now: multiple countries open their doors without a visa (like Vietnam for less than 15 days) and accommodation in Asia is nearly all the time available. Because of these reasons and also because of its exotic charm, Asia has become more popular among newly-wedded couples who are looking for romantic honeymoon destinations.
However, as Asia is such a gigantic continent, it is only possible to cover top 10 most romantic destinations for honeymoon in Asia here. Even with only 10 choices, you will definitely have a hard time picking out your favorite among them.
Veligandu Island resort from above
Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is famously known for the name “Paradise on Earth” with clear water, rich biological diversity, all-year-round sunny weather and amazing island resorts. If you have some spare budget, don’t hesitate to book your stay in luxury resorts like Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. This resort can provide you with a complete package from transportation to accommodation and is famous for bungalows floating on water which are surrounded by various fish and corals.
2. Bali Island, Indonesia
Iconic Tanah Lot Temple in Bali
Bali is a more affordable option if Maldives is over your budget. Moreover, this Indonesian Island is not only rich in natural beauty, but also in culture. Stunning beaches, wild rainforests, vibrant green rice fields and cultural sites in Bali will satisfy you and your life partner.
Accompanying your honeymoon in Asia will be hospital locals and monkeys around the pagodas. The monkeys can be curious with your belongings, so keep them tight to yourself. It is recommended to come here from April to June and September to avoid high season and still enjoy nice weather.
3. Islands of Thailand
Phi Phi island and its typical boats
Thailand is not an island country, but Southeast Asian country has hundreds of islands scattered around the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Among these, Phi Phi Island and Phuket Island can be listed among the most romantic honeymoons destinations.
Thai tourism is well-organized and can meet up to most of your requirements no matter how big your budget is. In these beautiful islands, snorkeling, diving, and water sports are common activities not only for newly-wedded couples. Looking for some more romance? A candle-lit dinner by the sea or a sunset cruise will make your honeymoon unforgettable.
4. Boracay Island, Philippines
White shore of Boracay Island
Last beach honeymoon destination for water lovers: Boracay Island in Philippines. Shores of Boracay are filled with natural powdery white sand and the azure waves from the ocean. This island has been awarded multiple times as a must-visit destination in Asia. While its tranquility lures couples with relaxation in the day, its vibrant nightlife keeps them awake to enjoy the most from Boracay.
5. Kyoto, Japan
Vibrant shrine among cherry blossoms in Kyoto
Japan has always been a tourist magnet because of its warm reception and culture. Kyoto is one of the major travel destinations in Japan, but it still maintains its meditating charm with ancient shrines and other cultural treasures. Coming here in April and May, couples can float around romance with blushing pink cherry blossoms on the background of traditional wooden shrines and other architectures.
6. Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An - City of lanterns in Vietnam
Among the list of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in Asia, Hoi An is probably the smallest town. Situated in the middle of Vietnam and easily approachable from Da Nang city, this old town is hidden inside the main streets and it is happily filled with pedestrians and bicycles. Keeping old architecture from 15th century when it was a bustling port, Hoi An attracts tourists for its unexplainable ancient beauty and lovely slow pace of life.
Book your stay here and couples will be able to forget rushing life out there for a few days with floating the lanterns on Thu Bon River, enjoying local produce, interacting with friendly and sincere locals and getting to know a small part of Vietnamese history.
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7. Seoul, South Korea
Harmony between old and new towns
In contrary to Hoi An, Seoul is the modern capital in South Korea with more than 10 million residents. However, this doesn’t make it a less romantic destination for a romantic honeymoon. Young couples can join the trendy youth culture in downtown of Seoul, and take time to stroll along Han River, city parks, or visit Buddhist temples for relaxation. Couples can increase their intimacy by enrolling a quick cooking class, pottery class or enter a sauna/spa center.
8. Hong Kong
Old red boat on a river in Hong Kong
Nowdays, Hong Kong is no longer known as a British colony, but as top leading financial centre of East Asia. Beneath its flashy skyscrapers, another world full of cultural excitement and treasures is waiting to be discovered. Be prepared to wake up early though because the best food in Hong Kong is served early in the mornings. If you are well-trained enough with Asian food, head to Ladie's market for authentic foodie experience. Otherwise, this city is full of fine-dining options in hotels and every corner.
9. Istanbul, Turkey
Sunset beauty with hot air balloons
This is where continents meet: Turkey, and for that reason, this country is stacked with endless surprise. Walking on the streets of Istanbul and you will be welcomed by lovely smiles from locals, by the depth of history, by the irresistible smell of Turkish tea and kebap. Every time you enter a church or palace, your mind will be blown away by detailed and majestic mosaics designs. Life in Istanbul is painted with various colors and sunset viewed from a hot air balloon contributes one of the most vibrant colors on this palate.
View of Singapore from Infinity Pool of Marina Bay Sands
Namely known as the cleanest country/city in Asia, couples who would like to experience Asian city life without worrying about air pollution should come to Singapore. Specific features making Singapore one of romantic honeymoon destinations in Asia are: soothing Botanic Gardens, center of big shopping brands, and hot pot of Asian cuisines. If spicy food is your friend, make sure to try chilly Singaporean crabs. Nowhere in the world can you find such succulent and flavorful seafood than Singapore.