#BrideGuide: The Most Luxurious And Romantic Honeymoon Destinations In Asia
For years, June has been dubbed “the month to get married” and many couples still opt to get hitched during the month. This is because the concept of getting married in June dates back to the time of the Romans when people believed that marrying during the month of the goddess Juno, goddess of marriage and protector of women, will bring fertility and happiness.
If you’re one of the blessed June brides or bridegrooms and are thinking of where to head on your honeymoon, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to travel too far for a luxurious and romantic week with your partner. In fact, if you’re planning for a second honeymoon, or would just like to take time off your busy schedules and treat your partner to a nice weekend, these are perfect to check out, too!
Here are some of our favorite honeymoon destinations around Asia.
Song Saa is a quaint private island at the Koh Rong Archipelago in Cambodia that offers a serene and romantic experience for nature lovers. Sweeping views of the sunrise and the sunset, a beautiful white beach with teeming coral reefs, complete spa and dining facilities, and lush mangroves are the promises of Song Saa.
Their villas are proudly local but are one of the most luxuriously designed and well-though out in the whole of Asia, some offering direct access to the sea and the amazing views, and some offering the most private experience where couples can connect with the nature and with each other.
Song Saa is also perfect for environment-conscious couples since they pride themselves as an Eco Resort. They have strict eco-friendly activities, they use upcycled and reclaimed materials inside their villas, they have established a marine reserve around their islands, they support the local community by improving water supply and composting system, and they have an Eco centre where guests can learn more about their eco-friendly efforts.
The pride themselves as a resort that offers luxury and oneness with nature, while proudly showcasing local materials and talent.
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Bali has fast become a favorite of traveling couples, and it’s easy to get lost among the number of resorts that promise a romantic and beautiful escapade. If you’re heading to Bali for the first time, here is a fool-proof luxury option that you should check out.
Alila Villas Uluwatu offers modern and minimalist but equally opulent villas, all equipped with their own private pools and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The resort also prides itself in using only locally sourced, recycled, and sustainable materials, and was the first hotel resort in Indonesia to receive the highest level of certification from Green Globe for Environmentally Sustainable Design.
In addition to the breathtaking views and tastefully designed villas, the resort offers top-quality spa services, a fitness centre, a stunning infinity pool, a sophisticated restaurant that offers fresh seafood and Indonesian cuisine, and even a golf course! It is also a favorite wedding destination of many couples.
The resort sits at the tip of Bali, poised on 100-metre high cliffs and is undeniably one of the most romantic and serene destinations in the whole of Bali.
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If you’re one of the urban couples who just can’t leave the city vibe for a minute, Lotte Hotel Jeju might just be your ideal destination. Jeju Island in South Korea is a volcanic island at the tail of South Korea and is considered by many as the Honeymoon capital of the country. Visiting Jeju for your honeymoon is perfect if you’re the kind of couple who likes to go out and explore the whole vicinity since there are many activities and attractions in the island.
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Check out the quirky museums in the area like Haeneyo Museum, which is dedicated to showcasing the history of the female divers of Jeju, or the adorable Teddy Bear Museum. Jump from the nearby theme parks and national parks, and then visit the 8-mile-long lava tube called the Manjuggal Caves. And you may also want to hike among the springtime azaleas on Hallasan, South Korea’s tallest mountain.
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Jeju is home to several UNESCO-rated geological sites and white sand beaches so checking in a beachfront hotel like Lotte Hotel Jeju will not only afford you a luxurious accommodation, but also give you easy access to these amazing attractions. Check in the Lotte Hotel Jeju Suite to enjoy stunning views of the ocean and your very out outdoor spa pool, visit the He:on spa to relax, and enjoy exotic and traditional Korean cuisine at the Mugunghwa restaurant.
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Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn that offers an authentic Japanese experience, complete with an onsen or hot spring, traditional Japanese rooms, and tea ceremonies. Couples who would like to experience the rich culture of Japan and their cuisine should definitely check out Asaba Shuzenji, one of the more luxurious ryokans outside of Tokyo.
The Asaba family that operates the Asaba Shuzenji has been in the ryokan industry for the last 510 years, and has passed their tradition and dedication down the generations. Located at the heart of the peaceful and mountainous Izu Peninsula, this specialty Japanese inn is a beautiful mix of nature and Japanese culture, with a river flowing inside the compound, a bamboo forest, and a traditional open-air hot spring—public and private options available—that guests can enjoy.
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In addition to the traditional rooms and aesthetic that whisks you back to old-age Japan, you get to enjoy sumptuous Japanese cuisine while wearing a comfortable kimono, or bathe in the serenity of nature that surrounds your room. The inn also hosts a traditional Noh theatre performance, a popular form of classical Japanese musical drama, by the riverside.
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