Exotic islands, shiny white mountains, mesmerizing scenic views, thrilling adventure sports, luxurious cruises, lavish accommodation, appetizing cuisines, bargain shopping, and the list simply goes on when it comes to mushy honeymoons. If you are off to a flying start, here are the most romantic getaways in Asia.
a) Mauritius - Honeymooner’s paradise
A fascinating blend of French, Creole and Indian influences gives Mauritius a uniquely rich culture. Dotted with swaying palm trees, the paradise-like white beaches line the picturesque turquoise Indian Ocean. A popular beach honeymoon destination, the island houses numerous resorts that offer different packages catering to the requirements of the newly-weds. The two of you can simply soak up the sun lying on the beach or participate in activities like snorkeling in the beautiful lagoons. Taking a hot air balloon tour, sailing trip, swimming with dolphins and horseback riding on the beach are some of the other activities you can indulge in.
b) Bali, Indonesia - Escape into the sun
Unwind in a hammock overlooking the red and orange sunset across the ocean, which appears to be flamboyantly created by an artist. Stretches of white sand beaches, Bali is an ideal destination for honeymooners as it offers a little something for everyone. In Southern Bali, you will find a handful of posh towns that offer luxury accommodations with excellent spa facilities. If you want to get pampered on your honeymoon, head to Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur and Seminyak. Looking forward to a quiet honeymoon, away from the crowd? Explore the northern area like the small beach town of Lovina or the secluded area around state park Taman Nasional Bali Barat, which offers only a few beautiful resorts.
c) Goa - Beach adventure honeymoon
So you crave for an adrenaline rush every occasionally. Goa is the most suited honeymoon destination for you as it offers water sports like surfing and water skiing along with other activities like parasailing, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruises, wind surfing and more. You can start your day with a lounge on the white sand beaches and then later try your luck at one of the casinos - maybe you’ll hit the jackpot. For a romantic evening, you can opt for backwater cruises in the Zuari and Mandovi Rivers, and take delight in the grandeur of the setting sun.
d) Malaysia - A romantic getaway
With a remarkable variety of stunning beaches, diverse wildlife, historical sites, scenic beauty and class-A beach resorts, Malaysia has emerged as the most sought-after romantic getaway in the recent years. You will take home countless superb memories from here. Against the backdrop of tropical forest, Langkawi offers a fascinating trip. Here, you can have a romantic dinner on the beach, under the star-studded sky. The white sand, ravishing offshore islets and coconut trees standing tall, beaches of Malaysia make for a dream honeymoon.
e) Singapore - Nouvelle vague honeymoon excursion
A well-organized and easy-to-navigate transport system, a multi-ethnic blend of different cultures and the grandeur architecture against the backdrop of modernity make Singapore the most loved attraction of Asia’s advanced places. Although skyscrapers and glass-panelled shopping malls dominate the island, honeymooners and holidaymakers still have plenty of places to explore. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a huge hit with the nature lovers as it offers remarkable outdoor walks along with a dedicated orchid section. Other delights are the Butterfly Park, the Jurong Bird Park and the night safari at the Singapore Zoo.
f) Kerala - A laid-back interest for couples
If ‘God’s own country’ doesn’t offer you a memorable honeymoon, then what does? Head straight to Alleppey and cozy up in a houseboat strolling across the backwaters. If you are seeking a cooler climate, Munnar is the place for you. Set against the backdrop of Sahyadri Mountain Range, Munnar offers breathtaking views of the mountains, rivers and waterfalls as well as trekking options across its world-famous tea plantations. Kerala is a great place for rejuvenating yourself. So don’t forget the relaxing as well as healing Ayurvedic spas across the state. Kumarakom also offers backwater cruise and Kovalam is perfect for those looking for a secluded abode amidst a beautiful natural beach with a view of clear waters of the ocean.
g) Maldives - The mix of romance and exotic luxury
Hand in hand, the enchanted beauty of the tiny palm-fringed coral islands will spellbind the two of you. On a seaplane or a boat, you will be transported from the island of Male to a picturesque atoll where you can indulge in various water and beach activities during your stay. Amidst the castor sugar sand and palm trees, you will experience peace and absolute relaxation. If you have a thing for water sports, go for scuba diving or snorkeling in the deep blue lagoons surrounding the islands.
The options are aplenty, but each destination has distinctly defined landscapes, shores, architecture, adventure, and charm. A romantic interlude in any one of these places will give you the time-of-your-life and leave you craving for more.