Asia is the perfect place to plan a honeymoon - think romantic sunsets, exciting cities and relaxing beaches. Combine sugary beaches in Sri Lanka with epic hiking in northern India, watch the stars come out in the Laotian skies or swim with whale sharks off the islands of Indonesia. I spent my honeymoon in the jungles and beaches of Sumatra but there are so many other places to explore.

Sail through the turquoise waters of Halong Bay | Travel Nation

Whether you want to walk hand in hand along Koh Samui's pristine beaches or watch the sunrise over the ancient city of Angkor Wat, then this fascinating continent will deliver. Your money will go far in Asia, so if you're looking for luxury then look no further.

1. Explore the natural wonders of Japan

Soak up an itinerary of temples, onsens, sushi and modern art on this enigmatic Japan honeymoon. Visit the two big cities - Tokyo and Kyoto, where ancient tradition coexists with modern culture, followed by a scenic experience of tiny towns and dappled bamboo forests as you walk along the Nakasendo Trail. Gaze up at the heavenly peak of Mount Fuji before heading to Kagawa to stay on the art island of Naoshima, where design and colour bring the island to life. Finish your honeymoon in Osaka, tasting the delicious comfort food that makes this city famous.

Watch the sunset behind Osaka Castle | Travel Nation

2. Relax in luxury on the coast of Vietnam

Enjoy this romantic Vietnam honeymoon with Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Start in the cultural capital of Hanoi before sailing through the calm green waters of Halong Bay. Cycle through the lush rice paddies of Ninh Binh and browse the night markets of Hoi An. Relax in luxury at the Six Senses Ninh Vanh Bay, swimming in your private pool with ocean views and walking hand in hand along the white beaches. Finish your honeymoon exploring the south – both the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh as well as the peaceful villages of the Mekong Delta.

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3. Combine the wilds of Sri Lanka with the beaches of Thailand

Stay at some of the most luxurious hotels in Asia on this high-end Sri Lanka and Thailand honeymoon. Start with some serious relaxation on the beaches of Sri Lanka, perfect for de-stressing after the hectic build-up to a wedding. Next, spot leopards at dawn in Yala National Park whilst staying in a unique cocoon hotel, before cooling off in the misty tea hills of Ella.

After 10 days in Sri Lanka, you’ll fly to Thailand for an incredible, ethical elephant experience. You’ll finish your honeymoon in a treetop villa, where you can enjoy a cocktail as you lounge in your private pool. If you are looking for a luxury honeymoon in Asia, look no further.     

Wander beneath swaying palms on the south coast of Sri Lanka | Travel Nation

4. Island hop through Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands

Discover the romantic islands of Indonesia with our boutique Bali and Lombok honeymoon package with Gili Meno. Begin with a stay on the Balinese beaches of Seminyak where you can unwind, enjoy some delicious Balinese food and visit the boutique shops before heading to Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart. Wander through the markets or cycle through the lush rice paddies and see traditional Balinese life.

Visit the village of Sidemen, set high in the hills and with spectacular views over the majestic Mount Agung. Returning to the beach for a week, your first visit is to the pristine island of Gili Meno where you can snorkel with turtles and clouds of fish. Next, head over to Lombok to relax in luxury and toast a fantastic trip with a cocktail!

Enjoy a tropical honeymoon among the rice terraces of Lombok | Travel Nation

5. Enjoy city, beach and culture in Thailand and Cambodia

Combine the pretty beaches of Krabi with a visit to Cambodia’s magnificent Angkor Wat on our boutique honeymoon to Thailand. Begin with a week of pure relaxation in Krabi; spend your days unwinding on the beautiful beach or by the pool and your evenings relaxing with cocktails as you watch the sunset over the nearby islands.

Next, you’ll fly over to Cambodia to explore the magnificent Angkor Temples, including a champagne cruise on the moat of Angkor Thom. Finish your honeymoon with a city break in bustling Bangkok where you can taste street food in Chinatown, wander through the Royal Palace and toast a fantastic holiday at a rooftop bar overlooking the twinkling city.  

Explore the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat

6. Dive into Sri Lanka and the Maldives

This Sri Lanka and Maldives honeymoon is the perfect combination of beaches and culture. Taste spicy local food in Colombo, climb Lion Rock in Sigirya and take a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park. Relax in the remote wilderness of Gal Oya and enjoy the views of the tea hills in Ella before heading to the Maldives. Here you’ll spend a few days snorkelling in the crystal-clear water, dining on the beach and watching the sunset from your overwater bungalow. A romantic honeymoon of peaceful relaxation and exciting adventure.    

Explore the Maldives' pretty beaches | Travel Nation

7. Head off on an adventure to Borneo

Discover the highlights of Borneo with this active honeymoon which combines luxury lodges set deep in the jungle within an island paradise. Begin by climbing Mount Kinabalu to watch the sun rise over the clouds before resting your legs with a few days at the beach. Then head east into the Kinabatangan region where you can see orangutans feeding in a conservation centre and cruise along the river keeping an eye out for rare pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys.

Trek through the lush rainforest of the Danum Valley then travel to Mulu National Park to see the displays of bats flitting through the air at twilight. Finish your honeymoon in luxury at Gaya Island where you can snorkel, eat delicious food and raise a glass to a wonderful honeymoon discovering Borneo.

This trip is based on Chris’s honeymoon – read his blog ‘Our 3 week Borneo honeymoon’.

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was a highlight for the kids

Inspired to plan an Asian honeymoon?

I hope we’ve inspired you to plan your honeymoon in Asia. Whether it’s swimming with manta rays in Indonesia, looking for orangutans in Borneo or wandering through the streets markets of Bangkok, we can plan your dream Asia honeymoon. If you want to start to plan, give us a call on +44 1273320580 or request a quote. We are experts in planning tailor-made holidays to the South Pacific, as well as round the world flights, so we can work together with you until we’ve created your perfect trip.

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