The exotic reaches of Asia are ideal for honeymoons. Stay in the grandeur of a Maharaja palace in Rajasthan, enjoy some sailing in Vietnam or Langkawi and the tropical sands in Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
- Maharaja palace, Rajasthan, India
Stay with royalty in a real Maharaja palace enjoying all the luxury and mystique of the ancient haveli’s. There are a series of these palaces open to the public across Rajasthan so you could hop from place to place enjoying the sights along the way.
- Bali, Indonesia
Bali’s stunning scenery ranges from volcanic peaks and sparkling lakes to emerald rice terraces and beaches of silvery sand; perfect as a relaxing honeymoon vacation. Consider a seaside location or go to the quiet mountain retreat of Ubud where you can rent a Balinese villa.
- Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 18.5 miles off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are widely regarded as the most beautiful in Malaysia and the largest is Pulau Langkawi. It’s an idyllic sailing destination, has some gorgeous resorts, plenty of do-nothing type beaches and activities such as deep sea diving, fishing and snorkeling.
- Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
This delightful island lies in splendid isolation three miles off the coast of Malaysia. It offers peace and tranquility in a glorious tropical setting – the ideal retreat to relax and unwind after a hectic wedding period.
- Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa is famous for its golden beeches and coral reefs where you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and float on glass bottom boats.
- Goa, India
This tropical beach state in southern India is a relaxed, vibrant place in direct contrast to the northern regions of the country. There are jungle waterfalls, endless beaches, fun markets, nightlife and plenty of good food and friendly locals.
- Andaman Islands, India
These remote archipelagos in the Bay of Bengal lie largely undisturbed by tourists except for the odd passing cruise ship. They are prolific with aquatic life and have some of the best diving and fishing in the world. Perfect for lounging honeymooners or those wanting a bit of activity.
- Si Phan Don, Laos
These 4000 islands in southern Laos are a wonderful get-a-way-from-it-all location and incredibly affordable. Accommodation is basic and there is limited electricity and running water but the magic of the old French colonial villas, iridescent paddy fields, cycling jaunts or strolls you take will be memorable.
- Phuket, Thailand
Commonly referred to as the ‘Pearl of South’ and the largest island in Thailand, it is also a true tropical wonderland for honeymooners. Diving, golf, sailing and sun tanning are just some of the activities to enjoy.
- Halong Bay, Vietnam
This is a country of immense beauty and plenty of honeymoon style choice on the houseboats that plow the island-studded waters of Halong Bay. Wake to the sound of lapping waters, swim before breakfast and feast on the best local seafood and beer.