29 Jun 2016 - 5 min read
Have you ever been to a holiday destination that makes you want to come back again for the second time? Yes, when such amazing feeling is felt, all you want to do is pack your bags and head back to that same place; but this time, with someone special whom you want to share the experience with. For Asian couples especially those who are on a tight budget, there is no need to venture far out of Asia just to experience the perfect honeymoon – because some of the best getaways are just around the corner. We’ve got 5 on our list we thought you might like. Believe me, they’ll make you fall in love again, just like the first time you set your eyes on your other half!
Source: Shutterstock.com / Kuang Si Waterfall, Laos
The perfect honeymoon doesn’t always have to be in big, modern cities. It can also be in a simple, peaceful and quiet place like Laos. That’s what I call simplicity at its best! No beach? No big deal! The Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang will make you forget all about the beach. Here, you and your partner can enjoy quality time together – swimming and soaking your bodies in its clear-blue water and enjoy the scenery of the lush tropical jungle that surrounds you. After that, follow visible trails that will take you to a hilltop where you can watch the falls from high above. Tip: Walk further and you’ll find more amazing, natural pools!
There’s more for you to explore. At Vang Vieng, you and your other half can explore the country by tubing, kayaking, and boating. If you’re not afraid of heights, take a tour on a hot air balloon – another great way to see the country!
Source: Shutterstock.com / Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Don’t just think of Bali when you think of honeymoon. Lombok and the Gili Islands are amazing too! I remember walking around Gili Trawangan in Indonesia and came across a beautiful resort with spacious outdoor space, specially for garden-style weddings. At that time, I thought to myself, if I ever want to get married someday, and if I ever had the chance to celebrate my wedding here – like this – why not? The thought of it made me blush right away. I’m telling you, the setting is simply wonderful.
Saying “I do” with the ocean and your loved ones as witnesses – can it get any better? Sounds like something from the movies, but you can make it happen too! Did you know that some couples have actually had their weddings underwater? That sounds awesome to me. After all, Indonesia offers some of the best beaches in the world.
Oh, I haven’t even mentioned how beautiful Lake Toba is. Yes, there are so many places in Indonesia that are convincing enough to make me want to come over for a vacation...or who knows, for my honeymoon. They’re calling you too.
Source: Shutterstock.com / Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Gentlemen out there, have you ever dreamt of a wedding proposal at the Eiffel Tower? Nice! But if Paris seems too far or expensive for you, consider Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where you and the woman of your dreams can enjoy a breathtaking view from the PETRONAS Twin Towers – just before you pop the question!
If you prefer to celebrate your love with mother nature, there are great Malaysian beaches for you to consider on your honeymoon list too. If you haven’t heard about Malaysian islands, let me tell you this: they’re gorgeous! Islands like Pulau Kapas, Perhentian Islands and Langkawi look amazing in pictures. But wait till you see them yourself! It feels like an endless summer here. If it gets too hot, make your way to Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi, and Fraser’s Hill to enjoy cold surroundings, amazing flora and fauna, and much more.
Source: Shutterstock.com / Maldives
Honeymoon in Maldives? You’ve got good taste. Seriously. For some, a honeymoon in Maldives is sexier than any other place. Why? You can literally watch sea-life together. Maldives is after all home to stunning corals, giant whale sharks and other rich marine life. It also has 1,192 coral islands for you to hop into and spend a night in – and did you know that one of them glows at night too? Yes, I’m referring to Vaadhoo Island. For some of the best dining experiences, try going fishing together and barbecue your catch – or sit tight, relax, and be prepared to be served underwater, in a huge aquarium restaurant!
Source: Shutterstock.com / The Philippines
The Philippines has some of the world’s best honeymoon destinations – and since you’re ready to start a lifetime partnership with the person you love, you’d expect nothing but perfection for your honeymoon; something you can find in the Philippines.
Open your mind, let your legs wander, look at things differently, and experience colourful cultures while you’re here. Here, you can enjoy your honeymoon – in both luxury and simplicity. The stunning landscape around you will take you into the world of the local people, the pampering massage centres and spas will help you unwind, the big, blue oceans – where you can snorkel with sea turtles and whale sharks – will expose you to a vast array of marine life. Ladies, don’t you wish your other half will sweep you off your feet – especially during sunsets? How romantic!
Hopefully, there is at least one out of 5 of these amazing honeymoon destinations in Asia that you’d consider for the honeymoon you’re planning. Of course, the most important thing is to create beautiful and unforgettable moments with the person you’ll be spending your new life with at the place you’d enjoy the most. As Corrie ten Boom had quoted: “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.“
If you’ve got other destinations in mind you would like to share about, do leave your comments below. Have an amazing honeymoon! :)