For many couples, a honeymoon is the holiday of a lifetime. A week or two (or perhaps more) with the person you’ve committed to spending the rest of your life with is something that you want to treasure forever! For those traveling to Asia, that surely means spending some time on the best beaches in Asia.
However, not all honeymooners’ ideas of romance are the same. So, while we’ve looked at the beaches that offer candlelit dinners and long walks hand in hand, we’ve also taken into account that you might fancy surfing or paddleboarding on your honeymoon.
So, let’s check out the best beaches in Asia to enjoy on your honeymoon!
Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Not only one of the most romantic beaches in Thailand, but the entire world, Railay Beach in Krabi, is simply stunning. Railay is cut off from Krabi’s mainland by dense jungle, and the only way to get here is by longtail boat, but that’s all part of the magic. The huge karst cliffs make for many photo opportunities, and several coves around Railay are perfect for skinny dipping without any disturbance. With accommodation ranging from basic bungalows to luxury resorts, it doesn’t matter how much money you have – you’re welcome at Railay.
Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia
The Langkawi is made up of more than 100 islands, and while there are hundreds of beaches to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Pantai Cenang. There are many spots where you can both enjoy a romantic meal or watch the sunset with a cocktail. For the more adventurous couple, there are many water sports on offer on Pantai Cenang, including scuba diving and jetskiing. If that all sounds a bit much, then just settle for a dinner cruise, which will take you out onto the crystal-clear blue waters.
Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, and it comes as no surprise. With evocative cliffside temples, white-sand beaches, and ancient water palaces, several romantic spots are waiting to be discovered. Bali is definitely one of the best beaches in Asia.
Kuta Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bali. While that might initially seem off-putting, it will also appeal to more adventurous couples. There are several water sports on offer. As well as surfing, it’s a great place to take your first steps to stand up paddleboarding together with the one you love.
Lonely Beach, Koh Rong, Cambodia
Koh Rong has 28 beaches, so if you’ve got plenty of time, check out a few. However, if you’ve only got time for one, it has to be Lonely Beach. Sitting on the northern tip of the island, there’s just a single resort, so there’s every chance that you and your other half will have this stunning stretch of sand all to yourself.
While Lonely Beach is spectacular during the day, it’s at night that this place really lights up – literally. When you swim under cover of darkness, watch your body light up from bioluminescent plankton. It’s an unforgettable memory to make with your new husband or wife!
Kandolhu Island Beach, Maldives
The Maldives is another of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations. This secluded chain of islands in the Indian Ocean is famed for their emerald waters and white sands. Kandolhu Beach is high on the list of romantic beaches. It’s not just cordoned off for one resort. Enjoy chilling out on the soft and powdery sand or snorkeling in the warm waters or getting treatment at the spa.
Cloud 9 Beach, Siargao Island, Philippines
For honeymooning couples that love to surf, there is nowhere better than Siargao Island. Cloud 9 is the best surfing spot on Siargao. Cloud 9 is also the name of its most famous wave. Siargao is best suited to those who have a winter wedding (if in the northern hemisphere) as the waves have the most swell between November and April. This pristine tropical island has not yet been hit by mass tourism. It’s a great spot for scuba diving and snorkeling too.
Irino Beach, Japan
Beaches usually aren’t the first thing that spring to mind when someone says Japan. However, once you’ve had your mind blown in Tokyo and can’t eat ramen anymore, and have walked through enough tori gates to last you a lifetime, you might just find some time on the beach is what you need. Irino Beach is in one of Japan’s lesser-visited areas, Kochi, but that’s its magic. This beach is so beautiful that the locals consider a stretch of the beach a natural art gallery!
Long Beach, Phu Quoc Islands, Vietnam
Phu Quoc Island lies at the most southwesterly part of Vietnam and is the largest island in the country. While many beaches are worth your time there, Long Beach is the most famous. There are loads of places to stay and restaurants and bars along this stretch of golden sand on the west side of the island. There’s no shortage of activities either, with kayaking, squid fishing, and stand up paddleboarding.
Palolem Beach, Goa, India
One of the most famous beaches in Goa, Palolem Beach, is shaped like a crescent and fringed with swaying palm trees. Instead of busy bars and all-night parties, the most life you’ll find here is in the souvenir shops and market. However, that makes for some pretty special trinkets to bring home and remember your honeymoon by! For a romantic meal, you won’t beat the fresh seafood served up in Palolem’s restaurants.
We have listed some of the best beaches in Asia for you to enjoy on your honeymoon. Maybe you might consider having a destination wedding at one of the best beaches in Asia as mentioned above.
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