The honeymoon is the perfect complement to your special day. But for couples that crave a little adrenaline alongside a healthy dose of romance, it’s worth finding an adventurous honeymoon destination in Asia that can satiate your desire for thrills. From journeying off the beaten path to traditional locales offering post-nuptial bliss, we take a look at three of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia for adventure-seeking couples – because there’s more to a honeymoon than just a resort getaway.
Romance and Exploration in Bali
Romance and adventure go hand in hand on a honeymoon to the island of Bali. Fill your days chasing sunsets, experiencing the island’s pace of life and packed with as much adventure you and your partner can handle.
Adventure on the Island
One of the best things about Bali is that thanks to its small size, the whole of the island is at your disposal. From chasing the flowing Tegenungan waterfall and its cooling pools to exploring the famously beautiful Tegalalang rice terrace, there’s no end to the adventures you can have.
On the coast, Canggu offers some of Asia’s finest surfing with spots to suit both beginners and more advanced riders. For other water-based adventures, an island-hopping yacht excursion to uninhabited islands and hidden enclaves is the perfect way to begin your first few days of married bliss.
Further inland, Bali is dotted with lush greenery, religious sites, busy markets and colourful culture. But a trip to the Island of the Gods wouldn’t be complete without viewing the famed Mount Batur Volcano. An early-morning trek to catch the sunrise from the top of this natural wonder is one of the best ways to pack some adventure into your honeymoon break. If you’re looking to unwind after all that adventuring, head to Ubud, the island’s spiritual hub to recharge with yoga, relaxation and meditation.
Did you Know?
For the ultimate Bali honeymoon, The Pavilions offers secluded villas for newlyweds. Surrounded by tropical gardens, you can make memories to treasure while taking advantage of a number of inclusive activities, from a relaxing couples’ massage at The Pavilions Spa to a special Island of the Gods dining experience at Jahe restaurant.
Mountain Adventurers in the Himalayas
A honeymoon where explorers begin their conquest of Mount Everest is guaranteed to offer an adventure honeymoon like no other. Why not start your married life together in Nepal, a destination combining natural landscapes, panoramic mountain views and spiritual and mystical attractions?
Pokhara is known as the gateway to the Himalayas and this lake-side city offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range. Phewa Lake delivers a range of adventure options like paragliding and boating, and away from the lakeshore, you can experience isolation in the midst of nature’s most spectacular mountain range on hikes to monasteries and surrounding stupas.
To experience an authentic slice of Nepalese life, the hustle and bustle of the capital, Kathmandu, is packed with cultural palaces, temples sightseeing and unique cultural practices. Newly married couples can experience a Buddhist ceremony at a Tibetan monastery to explore local traditions and cultures while being blessed for a long and prosperous life together.
Did you know?
The Pavilions has a special all-inclusive Lake View honeymoon offer combining the adventure of camping with all the luxuries you could ever wish for. Stay in one of just 8 tented villas along the shores of Lake Phewa in a secluded, romantic hideout.
Adrenaline and Adventure in Phuket
Thailand is a dream destination for couples planning their honeymoon. Combining enticing tropical beaches, the chance to explore ancient ruins and adventure sports aplenty, Phuket is the jewel in the crown.
For adventures more on the aquatic side, Phuket’s famous limestone karsts jut into the pristine blue waters, offering caves and thrilling scenery for kayaking or swimming excursions. The island offers some of the region’s best diving spots, and the diverse marine life and sunken shipwrecks give scuba divers all the adventure they could ask for.
Away from the beaches and cities, mix the ultimate adrenaline thrill with the beauty of nature on a ziplining adventure above the rainforest canopy. More off-road adventures can be found with a thrilling ride on an ATV quad bike to discover ancient landmarks, and motocross dirt biking for hair-raising thrills.
Did you Know?
Experience an abundance of romance in a private sanctuary with a honeymoon offer at The Pavilions Thailand. The resort’s romance destination package includes a three-course dinner, complimentary bubble bath, 60-minute spa experience for two and the chance to discover Thai flavours on an authentic cooking experience.