People from around the world are heading east for their honeymoon, and that’s because Asia is home to some of the top beaches, most beautiful natural landscapes and most hospitable people on the planet. Whether you want a quiet getaway, an exotic spa experience or simply to enjoy that magnificent sunset, there truly is something for everyone. In no particular order, here are our picks for the 10 most breath-taking resorts in Asia for honeymoons:
1.Six Senses Con Dao Resort, Vietnam
The restorative effects of Soneva Kiri environment along with its invigorating facilities and holistic treatments are the key to a truly rejuvenating stay.
Hidden among the island’s wild jungle foliage, guests will find their precious time memorably spent on lasting wellness and rejuvenation therapies.
2. Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali
Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, AYANA Resort and Spa overlooks the white sandy beaches of Jimbaran Bay and azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The famous Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is within a 15-minute drive from the resort. Guests can relax in any of the 5 swimming pools or enjoy rejuvenating Thalasso massage treatments at the spa. The resort also has an 18-hole golf course, fitness centre, tennis court, and tour desk. For organising business meetings and events, it features multiple indoor and outdoor venues.
3. Shangri-la’s Boracay resort & spa Boracay Island, Philippines
For a moment, the peace and solitude takes your breath away. Ahead, the clear blue waters from Puka Shell Beach fan out to meet the sky in an endless expanse. Your view is fringed by the foliage of Boracay’s lush hillside set in an eco-reserve.
4.The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia
The Asian-minimalist design blends beautifully into the landscapes, and the sleek guest rooms are equally sophisticated, with tropical wood floors, shantung-silk wall panels and sprawling marble baths. Families and couples on a romantic getaway happily co-exist here, while golfers can play the challenging, award-winning course, which has a unique 19 holes. Active types can partake in sailing, sea kayaking and snorkeling.
5. Banyan Tree Lijiang, China
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Lijiang has been aptly referred to as the Venice of the Orient. At Banyan Tree Lijiang, located 2,000 metres above sea level, the resort’s temperate climate and pristine environment add to the ethereal charm cloaking the air. Be fascinated by the legendary Naxi Kingdom as you explore Lijiang’s beauty. Admire the majesty of the legendary Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a sacred sanctuary standing guard over the ethnic minorities since ancient times and an hour’s drive from Banyan Tree Lijiang resort.
6. Amanwana Moyo Island, Indonesia
Meaning ‘peaceful forest’, romantic Amanwana is the only resort on the just-remote-enough island of Moyo, a pristine nature and marine reserve off the east coast of Bali. Its 20 swish tents enjoy striking views of the turquoise Flores Sea, a prime spot for beach-basking, diving and snorkelling far from the madding crowd. Think soaring jungle, pure shores and endless ocean…
7. Soneva Kiri Koh Kut, Thailand
Set on the lush tropical island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri offers the ultimate in relaxed barefoot luxury with unparalleled levels of service and cutting-edge eco-concepts, making it the most exclusive resort in Asia.
8. El Nido Resort Palawan Island, Philippines
Numerous exciting, low-impact activities are offered to guests. These include snorkelling, scuba-diving, kayaking, hiking, and island-hopping to visit fascinating caves, emerald lagoons, and pristine white sand beaches. Lunch barbecues and romantic dinners may be arranged on private islands, and relaxing spa and massage services are available upon request. Guests can also simply relax on the beach or enjoy cocktails at the bar while enjoying fabulous views of the sunset.
9. Casa De La Flora Khao Lak, Thailand
You could fit four in Casa de la Flora’s ginormous bath tubs and beds, but don’t bother – this modernist masterpiece in Khao Lak is too good to share. The beach beyond your bedroom, blissful spa and playful Thai dining options will have you hooked from the second you sip your welcome coconut.
10. Wildflower Hall Shimla in the Himalayas Mashobra, India
The restaurant includes a smart, brightly lit indoor dining space, a charming glass conservatory with intimate seating arrangements and an outdoor terrace, with magnificent views of the Himalayas. The menu features pan-Indian (including local Himachali), Asian and continental cuisine.
Wildflower Hall offers exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. Our open air whirlpool affords magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while our indoor pool – lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers – is temperature controlled throughout the year.