Southeast Asia is well-known for its exquisite properties. Combine this with picture-postcard beaches, a wonderfully welcoming culture and a cuisine known all over the world, it comes as no surprise that so many honeymooning couples choose to spend a few weeks here.
Here are Audley Travel’s top five most luxurious and romantic properties for honeymooners in Southeast Asia:
El Nido, the Philippines
For those looking for total seclusion after their wedding you can’t go far wrong with El Nido Pangulasian Island in the Philippines. Known as ‘the island of the sun’, El Nido is an opulent hideaway in the heart of a protected marine reserve.
Imagine drinking cocktails as you watch the sun set on the horizon, or enjoying a luxury picnic on a desert island – these are the sorts of things that can be arranged for you at El Nido.
Tugu Lombok, Indonesia
Rise early to witness an unforgettable sunrise over the mighty Mount Rinjani during a stay at Tugu Lombok. Situated on the pristine white sands of the northwest coast, it is the Villa Puri Dadap Medah that will ignite the interest of honeymoon couples, with a private spa, plunge pool and private rooftop for a romantic dinner under the moonlight. Private dining can also be arranged in an ancient temple, on a traditional dragon boat or in a secluded corner of the beach, while rooftop yoga and meditation are held by the towers of a temple.
This is a truly special property that would make a fabulous addition to any honeymoon in Indonesia.
Kura Kura, Indonesia
For the more active honeymoon couple, look no further than Kura Kura, a property set on a tiny island in the Karimunjawa Archipelago, off the coast of Java. Kura Kura means ‘turtle’ in Bahasa Indonesia and it’s no wonder the property was given this name; the diving and snorkeling opportunities here are delightful!
By day kayak around the magnificent shoreline or explore uninhabited islands, and by night enjoy a real castaway experience on Krakal, a tiny neighbouring island where it is possible to spend the night with just your loved one for company.
The Scarlet, Singapore
The Scarlet has been converted from former Chinese shop houses and this quirky accommodation is arguably the best boutique property in Singapore; it’s certainly one of our favourites!
Rooms range from intimate deluxe rooms to premium suites, with all being individually and theatrically styled with rich, luscious fabrics and unique furnishings.
The rooftop restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner and sample the tasty and creative Mediterranean cuisine, before heading to the stylish bars of Ann Siang Hill.
Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood, Thailand
Soneva Kiri is a Six Senses property – a chain of hotels long associated with understated luxury underlain by environmental sensitivity. The accommodation is situated on the beautiful island of Koh Kood away from the usual tourist traps of Thailand, where it’s possible to dine on the beach, in your private villa or in the famous tree pod suspended in the air.
There are 42 pool villas and one eco suite here, all set in 41 hectares and each with their own private infinity pool.
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