While brainstorming ideas for your perfect wedding, simple words such as “dress”, “venue”, “lighting”, “decoration”, “cake” turn into concepts and elements that are crucial to the realization of your big day. However, one word remains as magical as ever – honeymoon.
Over the past few years, there have been many creative and romantic ideas for the epic getaway with your loved one. Honeymoon is the finishing touch to your wedding and it must take your breath away. This year, let our experts at Exotic Voyages filter out some of the most unique and mesmerizing destinations for your honeymoon vacation in various exotic corners of Asia.
1. The Chimerical Beauty of Vietnam – Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Perfectly situated in the vibrant South of Vietnam, Ninh Van is the perfect place for ultimate relaxation at any time of the year. The gorgeous coast never fails to amaze its visitors with the naturally preserved scenery and untouched beauty. Among many of Vietnam’s most attractive honeymoon destinations, Ninh Van is one of the quieter locations, allowing a tranquil and sensual experience for newly-wed couples.
In contrast to the peaceful on-land-atmosphere, the beach of Ninh Van offers exciting and adventurous activities to all of its visitors. It is always the ideal time of the year to discover the marvelous beauty of nature underwater with scuba diving, experience the blue waves of Ninh Van via kayaking and surfing, and enjoy nature’s gifts via sailing and fishing from locals’ boat.
For your accommodation, some of the best resort & spa selections suggested by our travel experts are Sixsenses Ninh Van Bay and An Lam Retreat Ninh Van Bay that will definitely guarantee unparalleled comfort during your entire stay.
Top Picked Tour for Ninh Van Bay:
Sweet Honeymoon in Vietnam: Our Sweet Honeymoon Vietnam trips are indeed that full of charm coupled with luxury to suit even the most disconcerting traveler. Delivering you in style, from Hanoi in the North through all of charming Vietnam all the way to the Mekong Delta in the South.
2. The Unspoilt Gem of Andaman Sea – Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
One of the few last untouched islands in Thailand is Koh Yao Noi, a genuine natural beauty amidst the Andaman Sea. On an island where the main activities are fishing and rubber planting, you will soon become fond of the rawness in the local lifestyle. The vividly blue sea wrapped around Koh Yao Noi, creating a mindblowing visual aesthetic, is another highlight of this gem.
While the center of the island is mountainous, making it ideal for hiking and sightseeing, Koh Yao Noi is surrounded by uniquely white sands, perfect for a romantic barefoot walk on the beach before sunset. More adventurous activities are cycling across the island, kayaking along the coast and snorkeling under the blue water. On land, visitors will enjoy challenging rock climbing sessions, fascinating local cooking class, and luxurious in-resort spa.
Top Picked Tour for Koh Yao Noi:
Paradise untouched: It will be an unforgettable journey where you visit vibrant cities, experience the real local culture life, taste the delicious Thai dishes, ethically interact with elephants, stay in luxury resorts, discover stunning tropical islands and white sandy beaches.
Source: flickr.com, Madeleine Deaton
3. The Stunning City of Heritages, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Internationally known for various of its historical sites, Siem Reap is the highly desired honeymoon location for newly-weds who enjoy exploring the breathtaking architecture of Angkor Wat and experience one of the most vibrant cultures in Southeast Asia. As a result, the stunning city’s beauty and romance derive from a thousand years of history.
Some of the most unforgettable activities in Siem Reap are city-sightseeing on a helicopter, enjoying dinner on the cruise around the Tonle Sap lake, and experiencing Cambodian cuisine via local food tour. For architecture and history enthusiasts, on top of the to-do list in Siem Riep is visiting world-renown temples located in the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom.
Top Picked Tour for Siem Reap:
Finding Vietnam & The Lost Temples of Angkor: It’s like a journey through times, where you are transferred from the hustle bustle of modern cities like Hanoi and Saigon, to the unique heritage of Hoi An ancient town and the ever so impressive Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom turns Seam Reap into a wonderland for history and religious lovers
4. The Enchanting Ancient Capital – Luang Prabang, Laos
Beautifully positioned between the Mekong and Nam Khan river, Luang Prabang is more than just the hub of world heritages and Buddhist temples. The enchanting city is the harmonious mixture of history and nature that will evoke the passion to explore in you.
Alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang attracts hundreds of people in the early morning. It’s one of the most important ceremonies in Luang Prabang and Laos in general.
On entering the ancient capital city of Laos, you will be tempted to explore the Mekong River – the heart and soul of Southeast Asia, and life around it on a half-day long boat trip. If you seek for a breath of fresh air, you will also enjoy relaxing at Utopia bar on the bank of Nam Khan River, hiking on mount Phousi for a panoramic view of the city, and visiting the dreamy three-tiered hillside waterfall cascading into small swimming pools – Kuang Si waterfall.
Kuang Si waterfall in Luang Prabang (photo: Christian Bowman, flickr.com)
For your accommodation, some of the best resort & spa selections suggested by our experts are Belmond La Residence Phouvao, Amantaka Luang Prabang, and Riverside Boutique Resort.
Top Picked Tour for Luang Prabang:
Luang Prabang Discovery: Take some days to discover Luang Prabang to have a brief look of this historical city, admire the outstanding natural beauty and enjoy the relaxation.
5. The Mystical Holy Site – Bagan, Myanmar
Geographically placed by the Irrawaddy River of Myanmar, Bagan is known for over 2,200 awe-inspiring temples constructed throughout its vast plain. The holy site emanates an enchanting aura derived from layers of history while the fascinating centuries-old architectural works within the city contributes to the creation of its one-of-a-kind allure.
If there is one thing that every visitor should take advantage of while staying in Bagan, it should be the city’s spectacular scenery. In order to admire the mesmerizing landscape of Bagan, you can choose to watch the sunrise from the highest lookout point of a pagoda and contemplate the entire land of temples on a hot-air balloon.
Top Picked Tour for Bagan:
Honeymoon in Myanmar: During this 9 days honeymoon, you will behold extraordinary sites; engage with one of the most underrated cultures in the world while still have time for some intimate experiences together.
6. The Serene Haven of the East – Paro, Bhutan
Another city emerged in the culture of Buddhism is Paro, Bhutan. The mystical valley-town, known for many of its sacred sites as well as cliffside monasteries, is the unexpectedly ideal destination for a romantic getaway for couples seeking temporary isolation from the dynamic world. Paro offers an incomparable scenic view of nature and exceptionally peaceful environment to nurture the soul.
While in Paro, you will feel the urge to discover the mountainous structure of Bhutan and immerse yourself in the local culture. While some of the essential must-do activities are visiting monasteries and temples as well as the National Museum of Bhutan, you will also be inclined to go for a hike around the area and shop for unique handcrafted souvenirs in local boutiques. Last but not least, you will get the rare opportunity to experience pure Himalayan fresh air and romantic landscape beside your loved one.
For your accommodation, some of the best resort & spa selections suggested by our experts are Uma Punakha by COMO and Le Meridien Paro- Riverfront.
Top Picked Tour for Paro:
Essential Bhutan: This Essential Bhutan tour gives you amazing insight into raw Bhutan. Experience a place not many have, in unique ways. Having a look at the most spectacular mountain from the plane when recently arriving in Bhutan will make you be impressed.
7. The Lush Greenery on Island – Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Located on the main island of Sri Lanka, the highland of Nuwara Eliya is often dubbed as the “Little England” due to the subtle hint of British-influence in its town structure as well as architecture. More broadly, the vast and picturesque landscape is also known for being the origin of various worldly famous teas thanks to its temperate climate. Nuwara Eliya is, without a doubt, the stopping place for lovebirds to admire the gift of nature and create wonderful memories together.
The dreamlike area of Nuwara Eliya is filled with ravishing lookout points and natural sites. Surrounding the highland are stunning waterfalls worth visiting, such as the “Little Niagara of Sri Lanka” – St. Clair’s Fall – and the Lover’s Leap Fall. Hopping on a short road trip, you will be captivated by the lush greenery and tantalized by the spectacular conical mountain Adam’s Peak. At the end of the day, nothing compares to being on top of the world with your soulmate.
Top Picked Tour for Nuwara Eliya:
The Best of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka is on the edge of turning into a booming destination with chains of luxury beach hotels and resorts rushing to open. But let’s get off the beaten path a bit and you will find untouched beach, wildly nature, and lesser-known temples.