The great thing about Asia is that is relatively inexpensive and its proximity to Australia. In just a few short hours you can find yourself sitting on a beautiful beach, bargaining in a night market or relaxing with a massage, all without breaking the bank. The team at Bride Online have compiled their list of favourite Asian destinations that we think are the PERFECT for honeymoons. In fact, some of us have even honeymooned there ourselves!
Check out out “Top 5 Hot Honeymoon Destinations in Asia” and add your own in the comments! We would love to hear from you….
Its been a favourite destinations for Australians for years. Forget about the Bali you see and hear about from the hundreds of thousands of beer singlet wearing tourists… We are talking luxury-private-villa Bali.
Escape the crowds and head to less touristy areas such as Ubud and Nusa Dua. Rent yourself a private villa with a pool and forget about the world. Most villas these days come with all of the conveniences you could ever need including wifi, so you can be sure to upload your wedding pics to Facebook whilst you are drinking a cocktail…
The south of Thailand is a mecca for sandy white beaches and long days in the sun. Forget about the over populated areas of Phuket and head for smaller islands such as Krabi and Racha.
For those of you on a tight time frame, there are a bunch of stunning islands just three hours drive of Bangkok off the coast of Pattaya (don’t let that put you off) The island of Koh Chang has stunning beach bungalows with sunset views and fresh seafood right on the beach.
Adventurous couples may choose to ride the Reunification express from Ho Ch Minh City to Hanoi taking in all of the sights and sounds of this quickly developing country. For those looking for a beachy relaxed vibe head to Phan Tiet or Nha Trang and soak up some rays on a shoestring. Travelling in Vietnam is certainly cheaper than Thailand, however don’t expect it to be as “refined” or “western”
Big things are happening in Vietnam, get there before its over commercialised.
Skip tha hot spots of Penang and Langkawi and head to the Perhentian Islands. A mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers, this island paradise is a protected marine park and is kept in pristine condition. July and August are peak season and October to February are super wet so make sure you check the weather before you book!
Looking for the perfect combination of adventure and luxury? Borneo is your answer! Just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu you will find a few “eco resorts” which offer over water bungalows and jungle villas. Throw in lots of wildlife (monkeys, birds and all kinds of creepy crawlies) and you feel like you cant get any closer to nature! Pack lots of books and maybe a deck of cards…
Image: Racha Island