Move over Caribbean, there is somewhere else more exotic for your upcoming honeymoon — Asia. When deciding where to go on a honeymoon, many people gravitate to places in the Caribbean or the warm waters of the Mediterranean, but there are so many other amazing places in the world, like parts of Asia.
Here is a look at five perfect Asian destination ideas for your upcoming honeymoon:
1. Bali, Indonesia
This exotic honeymoon destination is one of the 14,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Bali has a wide variety of scenery that will appeal to any honeymooners. Choose from pristine beaches like Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, and Nusa Dua.
Or choose to stay off the beaches and experience the local culture and mountainous terrain by staying in the town of Ubud. The Ubud area has forests, rivers, cooler temperatures, and less traffic than the noted beach areas of Bali. Also, visitors to Ubud can see the Ubud Monkey Forest, a sacred nature reserve that houses a temple and over 300 Crab-eating Macaque monkeys.
The best time to honeymoon in Bali is during the months of April through October, which is the dry season.
The Maldives is pretty much the ultimate in exotic destinations for your honeymoon. It is a small country formed from 26 coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. There are around 1,000 islands, surrounded by pristine waters and a rainbow of tropical fish. The romantic setting and laid back atmosphere are perfect for honeymooners who really want to get away from it all.
The best time to visit the Maldives is December through March. The islands are known for their heavy rainfall, so definitely something to consider in your plans.
Thailand offers something for everyone looking for the perfect honeymoon. From exotic beaches and remote resorts to jungle treks, hopping night life, and world class cuisine, Thailand should definitely remain one of your top considerations.
Thailand definitely receives its share of miserably hot days so look to visit between November and February when the weather is cooler and there is less rain.
Singapore is a beautiful city/country that boasts some of the best food and scenery in Asia, along with lots of activities. Singapore is made up of 63 smaller islands and the region has a mix of Chinese, Malay, and Hindu cultures, but the official language is English so it is one of the easiest places to navigate in Asia.
There are beautiful beaches, scuba diving, a huge culinary scene, outdoor recreation activities, great shopping and a hopping night life, and for those who love to gamble, the new Sands Marina Bay will not disappoint. Singapore is also home to the popular tourist destination of Sentosa, which houses a Universal Studios Theme Park and lots of beautiful beaches to relax on. Visitors to Singapore can also take ferries to the Indonesian island of Bintan, where you can explore and enjoy a famous Indonesian sunset.
Singapore is hot year round and subject to some pretty heavy rainfall at times. The best time to visit is November, December, March, and April.
Located just to the north of Singapore, Malaysia offers a wealth of options for honeymooners. Choose from the romantic island of Borneo where you can enjoy beaches, hiking to Mt. Kinabalu, rafting, scuba diving, and of course, the orangutan reserves.
For those looking for something more upscale, check out the capital of Malaysia — Kuala Lumpur. The big city is filled with beautiful skyscrapers, great nightlife, tons of food, and of course, endless shopping. The island of Penang is also another option and is known for the Langkawi resort, pristine scenery, and endless water sports.
One of the best things about a honeymoon in Malaysia is that you don’t even have to choose — you can enjoy multiple parts of the country on your trip. Low cost, Malaysian based Air Asia offers cheap flights throughout the country from its hub in Kuala Lumpur.
If you are taking a long honeymoon, Air Asia also offers flights throughout other parts of Asia, including the other honeymoon destinations listed here. Instead of spending one week in a single location, look at spending two weeks and hopping to various spots in Asia to really get a feel for the beauty and exotic charm that is Asia.