HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN ASIA: LUXURY HOTELS WORTH STAYING AT
Luxury Honeymoon destinations in Asia are bountiful. The continent offers dramatic scenery, its bursting with history and the hospitality is top notch. Since Asia is so large and diverse, I broke down categories by country, and I couldn’t cover them all, so I just picked a handful of top rated places. It would take me a lifetime to visit every place, so I enlisted the help of other travel writers for their top picks.
LUXURY HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN ASIA: MALDIVES
Kandolhu Island Resort モルジブ
Kandolhu Island Resort is a 5 star luxury resort located on a small island in the Maldives. Maldives is a dream for many looking at honeymoon destinations in Asia, and Kandolhu has everything made of dreams. At this island, you get the feeling of being isolated on an island in the middle of nowhere, but still having all luxury one could imagine.
The overwater bungalow villas comes with a pool, your own staircase to the ocean, as well as a bathtub with a view. You will have your privacy, and can go snorkel outside your villa or the nearby house reef. There are also two storey beach houses with private pool available.
Kandolhu is a very small island, and in fact, you can walk across it in less than 10 minutes. But the island has a large variety of restaurants and bars (5 to be exact) as well as various activities. The restaurants serves high-quality food, and each restaurant has its own food theme.
What I really loved about this luxury resort was how genuine and friendly the staff were. Most Maldives resorts have friendly staff, but this was on another level. Kandolhu Island Resort has everything one could wish for from a honeymoon trip with your loved one.
Nihi Sumba インドネシア
Nihi Sumba was chosen as the best hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure two years running and it is one of the most impressive and romantic hotels there are. Making honeymoon destinations in Asia easy to choose! The resort is located in Sumba Island, about 90min flight from Bali, and is one of the few accommodations on this largely wild part of Indonesia.
Building on a pilgrimage surf camp in the 80s, Nihi Sumba is today an exclusive and very premium accommodation with unique villas in different sizes spread along the wild ocean and the same famous surf breaks.
The resort is all inclusive and offers many excursions and activities on the island, including diving, snorkeling and jungle exploration to waterfalls and the local villages. Perhaps one of the most incredible features is the destination spa, set in a separate part of the island and reached by horse ride or trek through the rice paddies and jungle. The setting is absolutely breathtaking.
Nihi Sumba also became famous for its beautiful dining setups in various locations across the island and resort and all decorated with the prettiest of bamboo and flower arrangements. They speak of romance and once in a lifetime experiences.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel インド
Entering the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai is like entering into a chamber of living history. This is no exaggeration as the hotel just turned 115 years old. It’s great to see that the staff still cares for its guests the way it always has. I live in Mumbai but had decided to stay here on a weekend on my anniversary. Because of its legendary status, it was the only hotel we could think of for our stay-cation and one of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia. As soon as we checked in, the staff welcomed us with flower garlands and ushered us into our room. When we stepped out for dinner, they had discreetly placed a cake and a small champagne bottle for us to celebrate. The hotel has one of the best private art collections and we spent the late night checking them out. Even as a local, there was so much to see and learn during our weekend here that I never tire of recommending the hotel to anyone who asks where to have a memorable stay in Mumbai.
Four Seasons Langkawi マレーシア
The Four Seasons Langkawi is one of the most beautiful places we’ve encountered during our travels. It is located on the tropical island of Langkawi in northwest Malaysia, close to the border with Thailand. The Four Seasons is set right in the middle of lust jungle bordering a beautiful white sandy beach. It is decorated in unique Moroccan style and is a luxury retreat aimed at couples celebrating a special occasion or romantic getaway, one of the perfect honeymoon destinations in Asia They have an excellent Geo Spa offering a range of treatments for couples that are inspired by the ancient healing energies of the nearby Geopark. This was one of our favorite things about The Four Seasons. We tried their signature massage called “Urut Melayu”. This is an ancient Urut-inspired technique that has been used by Malays for generations to relieve tension and unify the mind with the body. After 60 minutes of pure bliss, our Urut massage ended with a “Raja Ratu” (meaning King and Queen) ritual. This is a bonding ceremony, almost ceremonial, where two spirits are unified by the sound of chants from the massage girls who also threw flower petals over us. It was a beautiful experience and highly recommended for couples.
L’Alya Resort at Ninh Van Bay ベトナム
The L’Alya Resort at Ninh Van Bay located off the coast of Nha Trang, Vietnam was the first private villa we stayed as a family however it is definitely more suited as a honeymoon resort. The resort was previously called the An Lam Resort. We were greeted by hotel staff at the airport and then transferred to the Nha Trang pier were a speed boat was waiting. A 20 min ride across the ocean had us arriving at the resorts own pier.
On arrival we were greeted by our butler Hung, that would look after us during our stay. The butler would put the kids to bed for us each night while we enjoyed our dinner together. Our villa was beach front and had a private plunge pool, there were also hillside villas that were built into the mountain and views across the ocean. The hill front villas also had a private plunge pool.
The resort infinity pool was lovely and our butler would check in on us and would organise anything we needed such as special dinner requires, drinks delivered to the pool, mini bar top up or anything you could possibly wish for. It was nice to have someone looking after all your needs. I highly recommend this resort and think any couple looking for honeymoon destinations in Asia would feel very special staying with the team at L’Alya Resort.
Two Seasons Island Resort フィリピン
There are countless luxury resorts out there for newlyweds to choose from. I’ve had the privilege of staying at many, but few have come close to matching my experience at the Two Seasons Island Resort in Coron, Palawan in the Philippines. Making it one of the top notch honeymoon destinations in Asia. This resort is run off of a private island (to get there, you have to take a speed boat chartered by the property). The hotel’s quiet beaches and dedicated spa make it a truly one of a kind place for couples to spend their first week or two of marriage together. Several styles of rooms can be b