Top 10 Most Popular Asia Honeymoon Destinations

It’s been months of hectic wedding planning and preparation. What better way to round it off than to enjoy a relaxing honeymoon vacation with your other half? Asia is packed with islands with idyllic beaches with cities are brimming with culture and heritage. If that sounds like your dream honeymoon, check out our Top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations in Asia.

Top 10 Most Popular Asia Honeymoon Destinations

1. Maldives, For Luxury Seeking Honeymooners 

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Famous for being known as “paradise on earth”, Maldives is no doubt one of the most popular honeymoon destinations among luxury seekers. This place is filled with blue skies, clear waters, amazing resorts, water bungalows and almost perfect weather all year round. You will be happy to hear that now Maldives has opened up affordable accommodations making it possible for budget travelers too to enjoy the tranquil luxury of the islands.

Best time to Visit: December to April

Things to do:

  • Explore different resorts and islands on excursions
  • Snorkel and dive into the coral atolls
  • Stroll along white sandy beaches
  • Live luxuriously in floating bungalows
  • Go night fishing

Must go/see Places: The glowing beach spotted at Vaadhoo Island and Mudhdhoo Island, uninhabited sand banks and the luxury resorts.

Places to stay:

  • Check out local island Maafushi island for budget traveling in Maldives..

Still not convinced? Here are Top 10 Reasons to have your Honeymoon in Maldives and don’t miss out on our Insider’s Honeymoon Guide to Maldives

Must go/see Places: Ocean Park / Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Peak, Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong Museum of History, Happy Valley Racecourse, Tsim Sha Shui, Mong Kok, Temple Street Night Market, Stanley Market

Places to stay: Four Seasons Hong Kong, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong All the best in planning your dream honeymoon! 

2. Tokyo, Japan – for City Honeymooners 

tokyo Famous for it’s blend of ancient culture and traditions, flawless hospitality and world-class cuisine.

Best time to Visit: March and April (for temperate weather and cherry blossoms). June, July & August are humid, rainy months.

Things to do:

  • Take a romantic walk beneath the sakura (cherry blossoms).
  • Experience the crowds, fashion and cutting-edge electronics of Tokyo.
  • Go to the theatres
  • Check out the view from Tokyo tower
  • Soak in the onsen (hot springs)
  • Hike Mt. Fuji.

Must go/see Places: The temples at Kyoto (former capital of Japan). Don’t miss Toji Temple (highest pagoda in Japan) and Kiyomizu-dera. To see equally beautiful temples in a less busy setting, go to Kamakura. Visit pristine tropical islands such as Ishigaki, Miyako and Kumejima (avoid typhoon season May – September).

Places to stay:

  • For a unique stay, put up at a Ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) to experience the old charm of Japan.

Close Alternatives: Seoul

3. Singapore, for the Modern Honeymooners

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Famous for being a high-tech, clean and green city, surround yourself in electrifying nightlife, a superlative shopping scene and incredible food of various cuisines.

Best time to Visit: Tropical rainy weather all year round, months of February – March are cooler.

Things to do:

  • Shop till you drop along the famous Orchard Road, take a romantic cruise down the singapore river and be sure to see the beautiful Singapore skyline at Marina Bay.
  • Visit Little India, Arab Street, Chinatown for delectable food and heritage.
  • Visit Singapore Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO heritage site), Gardens by the Bay or MacRitchie Reservoir for nature walks.
  • Take the cable car into Sentosa and have a thrilling time at Universal Studios Theme Park
  • Beach hop at Sentosa and fill your day with luge rides and indoor skydiving at iFly
  • Have a blast at water park, Wild Wild Wet or Adventure Cove Waterpark
  • End off your day with drinks and nightlife at Clarke Quay.

Must go/see Places: Gardens by the Bay. Heritage sites like Fort Canning Park and National Museum of Singapore. Wildlife at the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and S.E.A  Aquarium. Exotic plants and nature at National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Places to stay: Shangri-La Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa

Things to Eat: Local cuisine like Chicken Rice, Laksa, Hokkien Prawn Mee and Fried Carrot Cake are not to be missed.

Close Alternatives: Hong Kong, Shanghai

4. Phuket, Thailand – for the Adventurous Honeymooners

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Famous for its spectrum of palm fringed beaches, clear blue waters, forested hills and mountain terrains to be explored, Phuket offers honeymooners a dream destination of relaxation and adventure.

Best time to Visit: January – February with lower rainfall, humidity and clear skies.

Things to do:

  • Go snorkeling, diving and island hopping
  • Enjoy plentiful water sports like sea kayaking, surfing, jet skiing and more
  • Have a romantic dinner by the sea, a sunset cruise on a junk boat, stay in private pool villas, and enjoy sensational couple spas

Must go/see Places: Phi Phi Island, Phang Nga Bay, Bangla Road

Places to stay: Holiday Inn Express

Close Alternatives: Koh Samui, Krabi

5. Bali, Indonesia – for Heritage Seekers

bali Famous for being a perfect amalgam of natural beauty and ancient culture, Bali can enamor you with its relaxing villa vacations, stunning beaches, adventurous water activities, green rainforests and ancient heritage sites.

Best time to Visit: April, May, June & September (just before and just after high season – which is July & August). It is still the dry season, slightly humid and room prices are 30-50% cheaper than during high season.

Things to do:

  • Stroll along the sandy beaches and frolic in the big waves at Kata Beach
  • Go on adventures like whitewater rafting, canyoning or even waterfall hunting
  • Have an oceanfront candlelight dinner
  • Watch a romantic sunset over a cocktail at Potato Head Beach Club or Ku De Ta
  • Unwind at a luxury spa

Must go/see Places: Waterbom Bali Waterpark, Tegalalang Rice Terrace (Ubud)

Places to stay: Banyan Tree, Ungasan

6. Boracay, Philippines – for Exciting Honeymooners

boracay_beach Famous for its powdery shores, azure water, tropical vistas and exciting nightlife, there is just plenty to enjoy on the island of Boracay.

Best time to Visit: November to May – mostly dry. Mid July to November is the rainy and typhooon season in Boracay.

Things to do:

  • Experience the island’s magic on a romantic sunset cruise on a sailboat
  • Endless water sports
  • Stroll on the exciting white beach of Boracay island
  • Pack your swimsuit and a picnic basket and head for the lovely sands of Puka, Diniwid or Balinghai. If you fancy having a beach all to yourself, charter a paraw to bring you round to Ilig Iligan, or look farther afield to the deserted shores of Tablas and Hambil islands.
  • Party all night long

Must go/see Places: Summer Place

Places to stay: Mandala Resort & Spa Villas, Nami Resorts

7. Seoul, South Korea for a Romantic Honeymoon

seoul_honeymoon Famous for setting the romantic stage for Korean dramas that tug at your heartstrings, Seoul makes a beautiful and vibrant honeymoon destination.

Best time to Visit: March to May (most beautiful season with cherry blossoms) & September to November when weather is mild.

Things to do:

  • Go shopping at Insa-Dong, Hondae and Dongdaemun Market
  • Talk a romantic walk at Bukhansan National Park under blooming cherry  blossoms
  • Take a short trip to Jeju Island

Must go/see Places: Changdeokgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower, Jongmyo Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Demilitarized zone

Places to stay: Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

8. Cambodia, for an Exotic Honeymoon

cambodia Home of the mystical Angkor Wat (one of the wonders of the world), beaches, jungles, charming villages and stunning temples, Cambodia is famous for being an exotic honeymoon destination.

Best time to Visit: November & May is the dry season. Cool season is Nov – Feb which is peak season for tourism. Avoid rainy season between June and October

Things to do:

  • Take exhilarating dirt bike rides
  • Visit temples at Siem Reap – especially the must-see Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Phrom
  • Head to Banteay Kdei for a peaceful and beautiful daybreak with genuine romance. Don’t miss the hilltop temple of Phnom Krom which allows you to escape some of the crowds at Bakheng.
  • See the amazing scenery atop a helicopter or hot air balloon.

Must go/see Places: Angkor Wat, Royal Palace & Sliver Pagoda, Kampot

Places to stay: Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa

9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for an Unforgettable Honeymoon

dubai Famous for housing the largest shopping mall, world’s tallest tower, world’s largest man-made marina… Dubai’s larger than life attractions are an eye-opener. Boasting a fantastical skyline against barren desert backdrops, a gorgeous cream-coloured Persian Gulf shoreline and a fantastic international culinary scene, Dubai is an excellent place for a honeymoon.

Best time to Visit: November to March

Things to do:

  • Seek the sun on Jumeriah Beach
  • Explore the historic districts of Bastakiya Quarter
  • Visit the Gold & Spice Souks
  • Go skiing in Ski Dubai and splash waters at Wild Wadi Waterpark

Must go/see Places: Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab, Jumeriah Mosque, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Museum, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Places to stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

10. Hong Kong, for the Foodies

hong-kong Famous for its vibrant, multifaceted culture and stunning cityscape, Hong Kong is a world-class metropolis that boasts several culinary spots.

Best time to Visit: October & December – comfortable temperatures and reasonable room rates.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy a scenic route on the Star Ferry through the city.
  • Take the Peak Tram to the Top of the Victoria Peak and enjoy a scenic nature walk on the mountain.
  • Catch the nightly night light show
  • Enjoy a food hunt or go on a shopping frenzy in the street markets of Hong Kong.

 

How to get to countries in Asia:

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