6 wonderful havens for your honeymoon in Southeast Asia
Bays, islands, and beaches, are more favored by newlyweds this season. The romance of the blue sea, white sand, and yellow sunshine truly makes them great destinations for a sweet honeymoon. Buffalo Trip would like to recommend some attractive destinations in the region. These maybe are the best honeymoon destinations in Southeast Asia, hoping that you and your life partner can choose the the one that suits your best.
Widely regarded as an island paradise or a pearl of the sea, Con Dao retains its pristine beauty and is one of the favorite destinations for newlyweds. Belonging to Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, the archipelago consists of 16 beautiful unspoiled islands. Wait for sunrise at Mui Ca Map (Shark Cape), sunbathe on Dam Trau beach – the most beautiful beach of Con Dao, have a picnic, or simply relax under the shade of casuarinas on a tranquil beach like An Hai, Nhat, Dam Trau, Lo Voi, and Ong Dung. Don’t forget to visit Con Dao’s islets such as Hon Bay Canh, Hon Tre, Hon Trung, and Hon Cau to explore the vivid world of coral and marine species.
Shark Cape at sunset, Con Dao Island
If you are seeking a private and serene space for your honeymoon, then Six Senses Con Dao should be considered first. Not only consisting of 50 seafront poolside villas, the resort boasts a private beach surrounded by lush forests. No matter what you do, be it indulging in clear sea water or bask in the resort’s pool, you can relax in the charm of the sea.
Butlers in each villa will cater your all needs during the stay. After a day of enjoying the wave and sunlight, treat your senses with luxurious spa services to recharge. The À la carte menu includes delicious dishes, barbecues with fresh produce, and a romantic dinner in candlelight will complete your memorable honeymoon.
Six Senses Con Dao Resort is offering its wedding and honeymoons packages with special services such as oceanview wedding room, a “marriage certificate” provided by the resort, an herb bathing ceremony, champagne, hair and makeup, romantic dinners, spa services, and a photoshoot. There are three packages available:
- The Silver Wedding includes flowers, Brut Imperial Moet and champagne, a chocolate wedding cake, a western wedding ceremony, a “marriage certificate” provided by the resort, wedding coordinators, herbal bathes, and a BBQ party for two in villa. Price: VND26,000,000 (~$US 1.166)
- Gold Wedding: more special with a 4-course dinner with wine and 60 minute massage for the couple. Price: VND37,000,000 (~$US 1.659)
- Platinum Wedding: best wedding ever with a 6-dish dinner with wine and 3 hour massage for the couple added. Price: VND54,000,000 ($US 2.421)
Six Senses Con Dao Resort
- Dat Doc beach, Con Dao, Ba Ria – Vung Tau
- Tel: 064 3831 222
- Website: www.sixsenses.com
Are famous landscapes in Danang such as Ba Na Hills, Son Tra peninsula, Marble Moutains, or Hoa Phu Thanh too main stream for you? It’s time to experience intriguing new things to make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Danang city in Night
From the city center, travel northward to the Hai Van Mountain pass’s winding roads. Contemplate Danang from its peak. Stop in Lang Co Bay to swim and enjoy the fantastic scenery. You can also travel to the south to Old Town Hoi An, an attractive tourist destination to sightsee the old houses, antique roofs, and local lifestyle. Start your new day together early, hold hands and stroll down the serene streets or sip coffee at a small roadside café. Swing by some old houses and Chua Cau (Japanese Covered Bridge), then taste all the delicacies that the small town has to offer like special Hoi An chicken rice, cao lầu hoành thánh, and bún thịt nướng (rice vermicelli with grilled pork). Feel the tranquility at night by watching old houses reflecting themselves on the sparkling river.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Situated on a prime location on the Son Tra peninsula, the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort offers lovebirds an unparalleled experience of the city with premium services.
You can choose a Club Peninsula Suite with a beautiful sea view, high-class interior, a king-sized bed, a terrace bar, a wine cabinet, and an Illy espresso machine. The Club Peninsula Suite’s rooftop is also a relaxing place to enjoy yourselves. If you and your partner prefer soaking in turquoise waters, then Villas by the Beach is for you. Sunbathe on the surrounding terrace before letting the cool water pamper your body.
With a larger budget, Sun Peninsula Residence Villa is the no.1 choice. Spanning a total area of 800m2, these villas are suitable for those who want to celebrate their wedding with family and enjoy honeymoon at the same destination. Each villa has a garden and two beautifully designed swimming pools. A butler, professional chefs, and drivers are always ready to cater to you.
Romantic Indulgence Package
The package brings interesting surprises to couples with HARNN Heritage Spa and a romantic dinner with champagne.
Romantic Indulgence Package includes 1 breakfast buffet for two at Citron Restaurant, 60 minute massage per couple per stay, VND1,100,000 (~$US 49) dining voucher at the resort’s restaurant (except La Maison 1888/Buffalo Bar and room services), a set of gifts from HARNN (per stay), 1 bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate for the first night. Promotion applies until December 31st.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
- Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Danang
- Tel: 0511 393 8888
- Website: www.danang.intercontinental.com
Ninh Van Bay, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Apart from the famous tourist attractions in the city, Nha Trang has more to offer. Ninh Van Bay, about 60km from the city center, will entice you at the very first sight with its sand slopes, blue sea, cliffs, and captivating coral reefs. Explore the jungle, immerse yourself in the sea, dive to see the corals, kayak, or just go fishing to share peaceful moments with your life partner.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has been named the world’s sexiest guestroom by Mr & Mrs Smith, promising newlyweds a sweet honeymoon. Designed in a beautiful style with 59 pool villas, bars, and restaurants, the resort is an ideal choice for vacations, romantic weddings and honeymoons. You can choose among Hill Top Pool villa, Water Pool villa, or Rock Pool villa, each bringing you a different experience. The rustic interior and a private swimming pool built on the cliff contribute to your special space.
Enjoy Western – Asian cuisine at the Dining by the Bay and Dining by the Pool restaurants, sip delightful drink at the Drinks by the Bay bar, and taste scrumptious dishes and premium wine at Dining by the Rocks beside the mountain overlooking the bay. For a romantic dinner, you and your life partner can experience the resort’s exclusive dining space at a wine cellar in a natural cave. Wine, flickering candles, exquisite dishes, and your life-lasting love will make the night withstand the test of time.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
- Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa
- Tel: 058. 3524 268
- Website: www.sixsenses.com
Located in the eastern Malaysia, the renowned Tioman Island is also a suitable destination for your honeymoon. This pristine island has more than 15 areas for you to swim or partake in an array of exciting activities. Explore the marine world at the Ocean Park around the Coral Museum. Dive in the western area, especially to the north of Batang and near Pulau Tuai. There are many stores where you can hire diving equipment. A day of diving costs about VND300,000 (~$US15) (including transfer boat from the shore to diving areas). Wooden beachside houses in small villages such as Salang, Tekek, Genting, Paya, and Juara are ideal places to experience a “wild” life. If you are seeking more thrilling activities, then visit Asah waterfall in the south or take a one day tour from Tekek to Juara.
Complete your honeymoon with a variety of dining options. Air Bating serves scrumptious BBQ and seafood while Santai Bistro will satisfy all gourmands with spicy stir-fried prawns, Thai tom yum, and salads.
Berjaya Tioman Resort
As a tropical retreat with poetic beaches, shady palm trees, and a nearby jungle rich in flora and fauna, Berjaya Tioman Resort should be your no.1 choice for ahoneymoon on Tioman Island. The resort offers couples a great escape in wooden Malaysian chalets equipped with high-end facilities and rustic interiors. Each chalet has a spacious private balcony overlooking the sea or the resort’s garden. Berjaya Tioman Resort also boasts a beautiful 18-hole golf course where you can enjoy fantastic swings and relax in the fresh atmosphere of the ocean and tropical forest. Other amenities include a tennis court, a fitness center, and a spa where you can recharge with special massage and spa treatments.
Indulge in the world of local delicacies and international cuisine at the resort’s restaurants or sip on a good drink with snacks at the beach or pool bars.
Berjaya Tioman Resort - Malaysia
- P.O. Box 4, 86807 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia
- T : + 60 (9) 419 1000
- Website: www.berjayahotel.com/tioman
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Consisting of 6 islands (Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Leh, and Maya Bay) Koh Phi Phi is a paradise for couples celebrating their first days together. Sandy white beaches which are considered among the cleanest beaches in the world, turquoise water, and colorful coral reefs are just some things that the Mother Nature has endowed to this island.
There are a multitude of activities for couples there. Explore mysterious caves, visit the monkey island, go diving, snorkeling, or kayaking. Hold your lover’s hand while walking along the beach, leaving their footsteps on the smooth sand. Soak in the crystal clear water and have fun on the beach. These simple moments will surely be remembered forever.
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort
Don’t miss the chance to stay at one of 189 bungalows or 12 hillside pool villas of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort when you visit this beautiful island. Spacious and secluded bungalows conform comfortably to the natural surroundings. In the spirit of Thai architecture, all bungalows are made from wood with thatched roofs, while a private 800m stretch of pristine beach lapped by the turquoise water of the Andaman Sea creates an idyllic setting for your honeymoon.
Enjoy fresh seafood, western and traditional Thai cuisine at the resort’s three restaurants or chill out with your partner at the luxurious poolside bar. Relax on the beach or soak in the massive pool while contemplating a magnificent seaview. Kayaking, diving, fishing, tennis, and spa treatments are other amenities offered by Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort.
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort
- 49 Moo 8, Aonang, Muang, Krabi 81000
- Tel: +66 (0) 75 628 900
- Website: www.phiphiislandvillage.com
El Nido, The Philippines
Located in the end of Palawan, El Nido Island with straight white sand beach, clear water, and the world of colorful marine species may be all you want for your sweet honeymoon.
Consisting of small islets nestled behind giant limestone mountains, the charm of El Nido comes from the world renowned bays. Here, the sea water varies its colors from dark blue to light blue and jade. In addition to El Nido Bay, you can find many beautiful beaches about 15 minutes to 1 hour from the island center. Lascabanas with rows lines of coconut trees is the best place to watch the sunset while Nacpan beach is clean, quiet, and peaceful.
Of all activities and services available on El Nido, diving is the favorite. A one-day diving tour costs about VND400,000 (~$US20 to VND1,000,000/person (~$US50), with a good itinerary and delicious lunch.
El Nido Resorts Apulit
El Nido Resorts’ Eco-Adventure island resort, Apulit, set in Taytay Bay in North-eastern Palawan, offers exciting and exhilarating activities for thrill-seekers. Guests may climb and rappel down the 60-meter limestone cliff with a birds’ eye-view of the whole island. Put on headlights and go spelunking in the various caves of Apulit, or hop on the banca as one go island hopping and snorkeling with the resort’s marine sports guides who will identify and explain the different species around the area.
Apulit Island has 50 water cottages that combine traditional Filipino architecture with contemporary designs. The cottages are all built on stilts, perched above the sea with an unobstructed view of Palawan’s azure Taytay Bay, surrounding islands, and dramatic limestone cliffs. There are 30 water cottages built around the island’s main cove. Each cottage has a 26sqm floor area and is most suitable for couples. 20 Loft Water Cottages are located on the western cove. Each two-level Loft has direct access to the sea from its private veranda. They a total floor area of 60sqm and fits four people. With its all amenities, Apulit Island is considered one of the best resorts offering unique and exciting experiences amidst the beautiful natural landscape of Taytay, Palawan.
El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
- Taytay, Palawan 5312 Philippines
- Tel: +63(2) 902 5994
- Website: www.elnidoresorts.com/apulit-island