Hot air balloon over Laos

Your perfect honeymoon in Asia

Honeymoons in Asia come in all shapes and sizes, and they don’t have to fit the typical romantic mold.

Perhaps you already know that you want the classic experience: rose petals, candlelight, and a luxury honeymoon resort sandwiched between pristine white sands and palm-fringed jungle. If that sounds about right, a Vietnam honeymoon will deliver. But perhaps you want something different. Perhaps, romance to you is sweating up Mount Kinabalu to look out over the world’s oldest rainforest at sunrise. Perhaps it’s soaking up history among the vine-strangled temples of Angkor, or escaping to a yacht in the glittering Andaman Sea. Asia has all that too – and much, much more.

We’ve curated some of our personal honeymoon highlights here, but this is really just the beginning. Get inspired, then get in touch we’ll design the perfect romantic retreat for you.

Our favourite honeymoon itineraries

Unique honeymoon itineraries in Asia

$4,600
Classic
Honeymoon
Cruising
Insider
Luxury
Scenery

Laos’s most magnificent scenery combined with its finest accommodation: this itinerary is the crème de la crème.

$14,600
Luxury
Honeymoon
Cruising
Insider
Scenery
Wellness

If you’re looking for something extra-special, you’ve found it. This is the most luxurious trip Cambodia has to offer.

$2,500
Luxury
Honeymoon
Relaxation
Scenery

Combining beach-bound seclusion with city luxury — and a hot-air balloon ride to boot — this one's a real treat.

$4,800
Classic
Honeymoon
Active
Wildlife

Indulge your inner Attenborough and experience the world’s oldest rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia’s wildest state.

The most romantic destinations in Asia

Breathtaking places to make your honeymoon truly memorable

Central Vietnam

It may be best-known for its lantern festival and World Heritage architecture but, for us, Hoi An’s true appeal lies in its charming rural outskirts and mouth-watering foodie experiences.

Malaysia

Not just a desert-island idyll (though they’re that too), their exceptionally calm, clear and shallow waters make the Perhentian Islands the ideal place to snorkel or dove among damselfish, neon-bright anemones and stingrays.

Borneo

Danum Valley is one of the few places in the world that has never been settled, logged, hunted or otherwise interfered with by humans. Hidden in its untouched forests, wildlife thrives – from the world’s tallest tropical tree to the highest concentration of orangutans anywhere in the world.

Northern Vietnam

Jungle-clad islands cloaked in atmospheric sea mist and 2,000 limestone pinnacles thrusting skywards: Halong Bay is indisputably one of Asia’s great landscapes.

Laos

Luang Prabang is Laos’s Shangri-La: sweeping golden roofs and colonial shophouses against a lush backdrop of jungle-covered mountains, and a laid-back atmosphere of peace and serenity.

Southern Vietnam

It may no longer be Vietnam’s best-kept secret, but we love this desert-island gem in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand.

Cambodia

The second largest of Cambodia’s islands, Koh Rong is a proper tropical paradise: think white sand, luminous turquoise waters, and chilled-out, palm-shaded beach bars.

Borneo

With coral reefs, dense mangroves, sandy beaches and thick jungle, all just fifteen minutes by speedboat from Sabah’s capital, Gaya Island is a microcosm of the Borneo wilderness and a true tropical paradise.

Southern Vietnam

With its thatched villas concealed among tumbling boulders, sandwiched between the jungle and the glittering sea, our visit to Ninh Van Bay felt like stumbling on a hidden paradise.

Northern Vietnam

Ninh Binh’s landscape of jagged peaks could be taken straight from the pages of Vietnamese legend, but it’s real enough — and whether you explore by boat, bike or foot, it always delivers.

Cambodia

The laid-back, low-rise town of Siem Reap is the gateway to one of the most spectacular man-made sights on the planet: the sprawling, root-strangled ruins of Angkor.

Laos

You’d never guess it now, but Champasak was once the seat of an independent royal kingdom that thrived for over 200 years. Today, this tiny, sleepy, riverside town is best-known as the gateway to the lush and laid-back 4,000 Islands.

Unforgettable Asian honeymoon experiences

Whatever your tastes, you'll find something here

Halong Bay
Cruising
Relaxation
Scenery

Every time we do it, cruising on Halong Bay feels almost magical – like we’ve accidentally sailed into a Vietnamese legend.

Kep
Relaxation

Just a short boat ride from Kep, Koh Tonsay — or “Rabbit Island” — is a different kind of beach experience from the white sands and seclusion of Koh Rong.

Malaysia
Active
Relaxation

Malaysia has some of the whitest sands, bluest seas, and greenest jungles anywhere on the planet, and the opportunities for diving and snorkeling its teeming coral reefs are magnificent.

Luxury
Scenery

Our favorite way to grasp the sheer scale of Myanmar’s famous sights is from a hot air balloon, just as dawn breaks.

Luang Prabang
Architecture
Culture & History

Luang Prabang has seen numerous cultures come and go in its 1,500 years, but what makes it so special is the way it has fuzed those traditions together to create something completely new.

Ninh Binh
On the water
Scenery

With its sheer-sided mountains rising dramatically from flat-bottomed valleys, Ninh Binh’s scenery is almost otherworldly.

Popular questions

Things we're often asked...

What special things can you do to celebrate our honeymoon?

Where do we begin? We have a huge range of honeymoon ideas to recommend, and they’re not always what you’d expect! Sure, we can arrange the classics — candlelit beach dinners, sunset cruises and couples’ massages — but we can also have your marriage blessed in a traditional Lao baci ceremony, send you up in a hot-air balloon over Bagan’s temples, or arrange a picnic breakfast by Kuang Si Falls.

What if I’m planning to change my name?

You must travel on your name as per your passport. So, if your honeymoon is immediately after your wedding, you'll need to travel on your pre-married name. If there's a gap between your wedding & honeymoon and you plan to renew your passport in this time, let us know before you book so that we can book everything in the correct name.

What's the difference between a “honeymoon” and a “normal” itinerary?

Every single trip we design is unique to the client, so in theory there could be no difference at all. In practice, however, we tend to approach designing a honeymoon in a slightly different way from a normal vacation. For instance, we usually like to build in plenty of downtime to give you space to relax and soak up the atmosphere together. Similarly, we tend to avoid including sobering experiences such as war sites. There’s a time and place for that, but it’s probably not your honeymoon!

Beyond that, the differences will depend on you. Whether you choose to honeymoon in Vietnam or Borneo, we want to make it as special as possible. That means listening to you, learning what you like, and suggesting the honeymoon ideas we think will suit you best.

We're not a traditional “romance” couple, but we still want our honeymoon to be special. What can you do for us?

Not everybody is into rose petals and romantic flourishes! Asia does the ooey-gooey stuff well (think swan towels, chocolates and in-room champagne), but it also does a whole lot more, and we love finding unexpected ways to bring excitement to a honeymoon. Your idea of romance might be climbing to the top of Mount Kinabalu for sunrise, meeting elephants on a honeymoon in Myanmar, or ziplining through the forests of Laos — and that’s fantastic. We won’t make you stare into each other’s eyes over a candlelit dinner if you don’t want to. We promise.

Will my honeymoon cost a lot more than an ordinary vacation?

Most people want their honeymoon to feel more special than a normal vacation, and so we usually book accommodation that’s “superior” grade or above. Beyond that, however, there’s no reason why your honeymoon should be any more expensive than an ordinary trip. We don’t add a mark-up just because it’s a honeymoon, and if you’re keen to save money, we’d be more than happy to design something romantic on a smaller budget.

Which are the best honeymoon destinations in Asia?

That really depends on what you want to get from your honeymoon! Vietnam honeymoons are the most popular in Asia, with their winning combination of lovely beaches, delicious food and romantic Halong Bay cruises — but we all have our personal favorites to recommend. Malaysia and Cambodia have some fantastic beach resorts hidden away on their islands, while Borneo offers secluded rainforest retreats. In Laos, Luang Prabang or chilled-out Champasak would make a beautiful, tropical backdrop for a romantic getaway. Tell us about what you love, and we’ll recommend honeymoon ideas to suit you.

Aerial view of Krabey Island Six Senses resort

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Get in touch now and we will plan your perfect honeymoon in Asia