These top picks of honeymoon hotels in Asia will set the perfect backdrop for intimate tete-a-tete, exploring hidden gems together and creating new memories. Before you embark on your journey, it might be useful to check out some helpful trip planning tips and leverage on the best travel apps to enjoy a hassle-free vacation.
If you’re looking for some romantic solitude with your significant other, you’ve arrived. Situated on a quiet stretch of private beach framed by glittering clear waters, the Nihi Sumba Island Hotel is not the easiest destination to reach – it’s a 60 minute flight from Bali and a further 90-minute car ride). This remote setting may be considered by a few to be a far-flung destination, but with it, comes with it innumerable perks that make it worth the trouble. Take in all of nature’s best – tropical sceneries, surfing the wave breaks, horseback riding through the lush jungles or exploring the cascading waterfalls – all without the droves of tourists characteristic of popular destinations around the globe.
When was the last time you experienced uninterrupted tranquility? Miles away from the hectic (and touristy) Phuket city lies Keemala, a cosy haven of repose. The much sought after Bird’s Nest Pool Room in the Keemala Phuket Resort is an architectural challenge and feat – woven wooden cocoons teetering on the slope of escalated ground which overlooks the expanse of tropical rainforests and further out, to the Andaman Sea. A dedicated villa concierge is on hand to meet your every need – they’ll arrange for sightseeing and outdoor activities, ferry guests around in the resort buggy, and more – because no one needs more administrative tasks after a wedding!
What often comes to mind when we think of Vietnam are the throngs of scooters weaving in and out of moving human herds in the city streets. And here’s where Anantara Hoi An Resort might surprise you. A charming boutique retreat with a distinct character, this colonial-style hotel is ideally located for exploring the city’s historic quarter and UNESCO World Heritage Site, an area generously dotted with teahouses and shrines – perfect for honeymooners who want to venture beyond their hotel rooms. When not exploring the old city, you may like to take a romantic stroll amongst the beautifully landscaped garden courtyards, plunge pools, pamper yourself with four-hand massages or enrich your knowledge of the into Vietnamese culture with language, lantern making and cookery classes organised by the hotel.
The Siam hotel in Bangkok, Thailand is a a well-appointed luxury property that spares no effort in its chic art monochromatic decor and interior design. In this urban luxury resort, rooms are required to meet the minimum size of 900 sq ft, accentuating the luxury and grandeur of your honeymoon experience. Another reason why this hotel makes the list of top honeymoon hotels in Asia is because of The Siam’s offerings of carefully curated activities – these experiences all convey a fascinating aspect of the Thai culture. From cookery classes or fine dining cuisine, heritage and history or the arts, there’ll surely be something to pique your interest.
The Amanyangyun is where culture meets unadulterated luxury, and undoubtedly one of the best honeymoon hotels in Asia. This property is the result of a painstaking 15-year long initiative to relocate and reconstruct a village of Ming- and Qing-Dynasty houses and a forest (yes, literally). Once you set foot on this ethereal space, the induction to Chinese culture and reverence begins. You’ll first be invited to water the ancient Emperor Tree that stands proudly on its exquisite grounds, and the culture immersion paves its itinerary with traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, art calligraphy classes and age-old Chinese spa remedies. Once it’s time to retire to your luxe villa, you will find yourself swaddled in a celestial sphere – a private courtyard, alfresco bath, jacuzzi, original stone carvings and towering, high ceilings. Get some rest.