Your honeymoon with that special someone only comes once in a lifetime, so you have to make it count. One of the first things you need to answer is where to spend those first days of marital bliss. Lucky for you, the wide and beautiful continent of Asia has many options for you to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional pampered vacation or an adventure in the outdoors, the wonders of the Orient have you covered. No matter what time of the year it is, there will always be a destination in Asia perfect for every newlywed.
January: Laamu, Maldives
With a honeymoon fresh at the start of the year, there’s no better place to be than the romantic islands of the Maldives. The Maldives looks like it came straight out of every honeymooner’s dream, with its crystal-clear waters, exquisite villas on stilts, and world-class watersports. The Laamu Atoll has all of that, plus the luxury of privacy and exclusivity.
A blend of modern architecture and historic cultural influences, Singapore is a must-visit city all year round because of its hot and humid weather across the calendar. But strolling through the charming streets of Singapore is best experienced during cooler months like February.
March: Palawan, Philippines
If you’re looking to spend your honeymoon in pristine white-sand beaches, look no further than the picturesque Palawan. Visit the beaches and lakes of El Nido and Coron, or check out Port Barton and Onuk Island if you want to get away from the crowds.
April: Bali, Indonesia
Oh, the beauty and serenity of Bali. In this lush location, it’s a choose-your-own-adventure kind of honeymoon. There are several five-star hotels in Bali where you can just relax and enjoy that much-needed massage. But if you want a taste of adventure, there are jungle treks, snorkeling spots, and surfing destinations you and your partner are sure to love.
May: Seoul, South Korea
Spring just might be the best season to visit the vibrant city of Seoul in South Korea. Despite the peak season bringing in the crowds, you’re guaranteed to have a great time because of what this bustling city has to offer. In spring, the pink cherry blossoms are in full bloom all over the city, which you can happily explore because of the perfect weather.
June: Marmaris, Turkey
A summer honeymoon is best experienced in a seaside resort town like Marmaris, Turkey. Sitting between pine-forested mountains and blue Mediterranean waters, Marmaris is a refreshing sight like no other. The calm waves are perfect for some sailing or diving, while the seafront promenade promises a romantic sunset view.
July: Gaya, Malaysia
This time of the year might mean typhoon season for some parts of Asia, but not for Gaya Island which maintains its hot and summery charm until the end of July. Gaya’s stunning resorts are scenic and effortlessly romantic, perfect for the newlyweds that want to be alone.
August: Green Island, Taiwan
Serene and severely underrated, Green Island is a small, off-beat island in Taiwan with a laid-back and untouched charm. This island’s rolling hills and hiking trails are simply waiting for the outdoorsy couples to spend their days in quiet places like these.
September: Lhasa, Tibet
The mountainous terrains of Tibet are simply breathtaking, especially with the autumn colors that the month of September brings. Lhasa, the capital city, is rich with grand and historic locations like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.
October: Ella, Sri Lanka
If you want to feel living like a true mountain villager, you should check out the appeal of Ella, a small town in Sri Lanka. Tucked away in the high country, Ella is home to misty mountains and gushing waterfalls. This idyllic town is perfect for that laid-back honeymoon getaway.
November: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Away from the busy streets of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s cultural and religious center, where you can soak in the rich and colorful culture with your loved one. Despite being a small city, Chiang Mai is truly a cultural powerhouse that offers everything – from great cuisine, awe-inspiring temples, to the world-famous Thai massage.
December: Hokkaido, Japan
Cuddle up and stay warm with your partner when you spend a magical winter honeymoon in Hokkaido, Japan. If you thought the charming island of Hokkaido is beautiful, wait until it gets blanketed with a white flurry of snow. Here you can cozy up with your partner in Hokkaido’s many boutique hotels, or you can soak in a hot spring or try snowboarding in Furano City.