Southeast Asia is the perfect place for a Honeymoon with historic cities, lush jungles, and beautiful beaches. We have picked the 10 best honeymoon hotels in Southeast Asia, combining stunning sunsets with Asian adventure and hospitality. These destinations involve dipping into different cultures, spotting rainforest wildlife, and lazing on empty beaches.
1. Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery, Vietnam
Graceful, historic Hoi An is perhaps Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town with grand architecture and a riverside setting that befits its heritage. This hotel would make one of the best honeymoon hotels in South East Asia. It offers the most wonderful and historic resort atmosphere, a superb rooftop pool, and is a cultural destination to spend your honeymoon. For those who get bored at the prospect of a week on the beach, Hotel Royal Hoi An is the hotel for your honeymoon.
Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery is probably the best MGallery hotel in the world. It is located in graceful, historic Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful towns. It offers grand architecture set along a stunning river. Imagine a place where you can enjoy sunsets reflecting off the river, a honeymoon by an idyllic rooftop pool, and, steps away, the culture and excitement of the majestic Old Quarter of Hoi An.
Described as the crown jewel of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, this gorgeous hotel’s location means that it is easy to walk to the most ancient parts of Hoi An, but being by the river, the hotel feels peaceful and serene.
Inspired by Hoi An town’s rich heritage and the love story between Sotaro and Wakaku, the hotel designers, have created an iconic 5-star riverside hotel in the heart of Hoi An. The hotel feels historic French colonial and yet has cute boutiquey touches like the bicycle in the foyer.
187 luxurious rooms and suites showcase lots of stylized detailing, such as arched corners to the ceilings. The Grand Deluxe room’s open-plan design means that the bathroom is only separated from the main bedroom by a curtain. Although this means the bathrooms lack privacy, this also helps the rooms to feel spacious and glamorous. Amenities in the bathroom are by Seaweed Therapy and are really nice.
The hotel itself is made up of two wings, Sotaro Wing offers a harmonious blend of Japanese tradition and Indochinese luxury, and this is enhanced by feminine touches in Wakaku Wing.
The hotel features modern and artistic facilities, including two signature restaurants, the charming Woosah Spa, a gym, modern meeting rooms, a boutique shop, and an especially stunning swimming pool with sweeping views overlooking Hoi An and Thu Bon river.
Another highlight is the city’s tallest rooftop bar, The Deck Hoi An, where guests can sip a chic cocktail while the sunsets. This bar is complimented by another five destinations for eating and drinking.
The classically designed 17th century Nagasaki-inspired Wakaku Restaurant serves extravagant dishes using the finest local ingredients. The chef exhibits his prowess in the fine art of sushi and yakitori.
The Royal Executive Club Lounge can be accessed by those with Accor Le Club status or those who have upgraded to an executive room. This lounge offers a new level of exquisite services and luxury experiences and would make your honeymoon even better. Faifo Café features an open kitchen and a sumptuous breakfast buffet station. Finally, the River Bar, situated by the Art Nouveau-inspired swimming pool, serves specialty French colonial cocktails and traditional Vietnamese delights.
The Hotel Royal Hoi is a deeply luxury boutique hotel. The finish is immaculate, and at around $100 USD a night, this may be one of the best value ultra-luxury hotels in the world. We would highly recommend staying here!
2. Soneva Jani, Maldives
It is very hard to write about the best places in Southeast Asia to go for a honeymoon without including the Maldives, but bear with me as the resort I am suggesting is extraordinary. Not any old Maldives beach hotel. Soneva Jani is probably the most astonishing honeymoon hotel room in the world, as long as you like beaches and not a whole lot else.
This is one of the best luxury hotels in the Maldives for your honeymoon. If your idea of a heavenly honeymoon is to flop into crystal clear waters straight from the top floor of your villa BY SLIDE, then this is the Hotel to choose in the Maldives!
Brand new and the sister hotel to Soneva Fushi Resort, Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru in the northern Atoll of Noonu, an hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. It offers a huge 4 kilometers of unspoiled beach.
The new resort showcases some of the most modern approaches to eco-tourism. For example, it boasts a silent outdoor cinema, perfect for romantic honeymoon nights, where guests will listen to movies with Bluetooth earphones so as not to disturb the local wildlife. The resort also features 24 spacious villas, each with a private pool, as well as a private island villa for those who seek a truly exclusive retreat. Each water villa has a retractable roof in the master bedroom, allowing for fantastic stargazing without having to leave your bed. And, of course, some of the villas even feature a huge water slide into the Indian Ocean.
3. Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan, Ubud
This is the second Four Seasons hotel on the island of Bali and has a much more spiritual vibe than the beach fronted Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay. This makes this resort, hidden in the mists of the jungle, terribly romantic and is the more romantic of the two Four Seasons hotels on Bali as fewer families are attracted to this resort due to its lack of a beach.
Voted #1 hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2018, Four Seasons Resort Sayan encapsulates Bali at its philosophical and soulful best. The hotel is only a ten-minute drive from the stylish boutiques, artist ateliers, and atmospheric eateries of boho-chic Ubud, which makes Four Seasons Sayan an inspiring base which to explore Bali’s cultural heart or to retreat into nature’s meditative embrace.
The Four Seasons Sayan is a tranquil retreat tucked away amongst the lush jungle greenery on the Ayung River banks that flows through a river valley in the heart of Ubud. Guests arrive via a dramatic bridge at tree-level, beneath which the Ayung River valley spreads its tropical arms. From the gravity-defying rooftop lotus pond that seems to float, suspended above the canopy.
The property cascades down the hill to the two-tiered swimming pool, cantilevered over the river, through an enchanting forest that cocoons just 60 suites and villas with stunning rice paddy and jungle views.
Rooms are built from local timber and thatched Alang-Alang roofs and vary from Suite for two tucked in the jungle to the Two Bedroom River View Villas or the Royal Villa, with incredible views of the tumbling Ayung River and lush green surrounds.
The traditional and tranquil spa is perfect for a relaxing massage after a day exploring Ubud. Particularly special are the signature treatments designed to balance the body’s chakras.
Of course, there is no Four Seasons rewards program, but if you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or even want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.
4. Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay
The stunning all-villa Four Seasons Resort right on the beach at Jimbaran Bay spreads across 14 hectares down to the golden sands at the end of Jimbaran Bay. If your ideal honeymoon is to lie on a beach and dip your toes in the sea, you will not find a more luxurious resort than Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay. This is one of the best luxury hotels in Bali. This resort is also easy to get to in a taxi taking just 20 minutes from the airport and is the kind of resort that you will never want to leave.
Designed around the hillside, this Balinese resort has 147 gorgeous villas that seem to meld into the tropical gardens. The beach and infinity pool are reached via meandering pathways, which take you through colorful gardens wafting of hibiscus, jasmine, and frangipani, and across beautifully manicured lawns.
Rooms mix creams with Balinese touches, netted beds, and glass doors lead out to private pools, ideal for a private honeymoon swim under the stars. Bathrooms have double sinks, indoor and outdoor showers, and stand-alone tubs.
Breakfast is served alfresco and offers a smorgasbord of delights, including many items you didn’t even know you wanted. The Pool Terrace Cafe keeps you going with snacks and healthy burgers, and you can also grab a snack or a cocktail at the beach club.
The open-air Taman Wantilan restaurant offers theatre-style dining presented by a brigade of specialty chefs at nine culinary exhibitions or show kitchens, perfect for romance.
5. St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Our second brilliant choice in the Maldives is also a Marriott Bonvoy hotel, so if you want to earn or redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points at a hotel in the Maldives, this is one of your best honeymoon choices. St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is one of the few resorts in the Maldives, perfect for your Honeymoon and where you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points. Even on points, this category 8 property will cost you on average 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night and in peak season, 100,000 points per night, so you will be blowing a lot of points to stay here, but what a place!
This iconic St Regis is just a 40-minute seaplane ride southwest from Malé airport located on a private atoll spanning more than 20 acres, surrounded by beaches and a secluded lagoon with sparkling turquoise waters.
The resort features 33 on-land and 44 over-water villas, all stunning and inspired by the island’s natural materials and color palette. The overwater villas have been made in the shape of manta rays and have a large private outdoor terrace with a plunge pool daybed, sun loungers, and overwater hammocks. Sit out and enjoy the sunshine and neverending skies over your own private lagoon.
Inside your villa, contemporary design intermingles with local craftsmanship and an appreciation for the ecological environment.
The Iridium Spa and outdoor infinity pool are where you need to head for complete relaxation. The hotel’s butlers can arrange a large variety of water sports and excursions at their diving center. Exquisite food also awaits at six restaurants and bars.
Amankila is our best Aman resorts choice in Southeast Asia for your Honeymoon. Amankila is set to the picturesque backdrop of Mount Agung and is one of Bali’s most romantic resorts. This beach resort comprises 34 little villas dotted up the hillside and joined to each other by pretty paths. This makes it one of the most boutique choices of our best honeymoon hotel selection.
Each villa is a beach house hut with a thatched roof and a terrace furnished with coconut-shell tables, rattan chairs, and day-beds for relaxing in the sun and under the stars.
Located on the silvery gold sands of Jimbaran Bay, the same beach as our favorite Four Seasons hotel above, both hotels are wonderful and romantic.
There is a huge lap pool by the Beach Club as well as Amankila’s signature three-tier infinity pools, which drop down from the reception to the shore and are lined with loungers and more thatched buildings.
Views are romantic and straight across the Lombok Strait. The airport can be reached in 20 minutes, making Amankila easy to get to.
7. Keemala Phuket, Thailand
When choosing the best honeymoon hotel in Southeast Asia, one must not forget Phuket in Thailand. This stunning rainforested, mountainous island sits in the Andaman Sea and has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, situated along the western shore’s clear waters. The island is home to many luxury beach resorts, spas, and restaurants.
Keemala Phuket is a gorgeous hotel, nestled amidst lush flora on the rainforest encrusted hills of Phuket. It screams romance and is ideal for your honeymoon. Candlelit dinners happen in intimate dining pods next to a cascading waterfall. Private villas offer huge four-poster beds, outdoor bathtubs, and private lap pools.
All rooms overlook the rainforest, mountains, and the Andaman Sea, and if you get fed up with the romance, you can relax with other equally blessed guests by the resort’s main freeform pool and Jacuzzi, which is flanked with sun loungers.
Keemala is just a 3-minute shuttle from Kamala Beach and not far from the liveliness of Patong Beach, but it feels a world away. In fact, this luxury resort is often compared to Avatar’s Pandora and the Shire from Lord of the Rings. It is a honeymoon paradise that must be experienced.
Keemala Phuket also features in my best romantic hotels and resorts for couples in Thailand and my best wilderness resorts in Asia.
8. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand
How about a jungle adventure with elephants for your honeymoon? Bring out the adventurer in you by heading to the Golden Triangle in Thailand. The Golden Triangle is a name that was introduced by the CIA in the 1920s when this area was one of the world’s most prolific opium producers. The Golden Triangle sits in northern Thailand, where borders converge with Laos and Burma and where the Ruak and Mekong rivers join.
Expect Lush jungle, mist-shrouded mountains, unspoiled tribal villages, and peaceful views of rice paddies. Tucked away in the historic Golden Triangle region, the fantastically luxurious Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is the perfect escape from the rest of the world.
Located within 40.4 miles from Chiang Rai International Airport, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle overlooks the Mekong River and offers an all-inclusive package of elephant trekking, spa treatments, meals, and round-trip airport transfer. It is one of the best luxury tented camps in the world, with just 15 luxury tents, all featuring a private balcony, air conditioning, and a minibar. Guests can relax in a custom-made wooden hot tub on an outdoor deck or relax by the riverside free-form pool and a spa.
In line with all Four Seasons resorts, expect outstanding Four Seasons service and attention to detail, gourmet cuisine served in various locations. If you have ever dreamed of riding on an elephant on your honeymoon, this is the place to do it!
9. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Alila Villas Uluwatu is a superb resort at the southern tip of Bali. We were completely blown away by our experience at Alila Villas Uluwatu. Even though it was not for our honeymoon, we can see that this hotel would make the perfect honeymoon destination.
The lobby is the first place you see when you arrive, and it offers a sneak preview of the beautiful pool and the ocean. Enjoy a welcome drink as you check-in and a spray of their refreshing mist. You will be transported to your pool villa in the hotel buggy. There are only 65 villas in the resort, comprising of 56 one-bedroom villas, 3 two-bedroom villas, and 6 cliffside 3 bedroom villas.
All the villas’ layouts are well thought out, with a proper resting, lounging, and working area, as well as a separation for the bath area. There is plenty of technology, from an entertainment system to a large library of music and movies. There are various shower options – an indoor rain and jet shower, an indoor bathtub, and an outdoor shower.
To make things even better, the bathrooms are overloaded with high-quality amenities – from separate For Him and For Her shower supplies to a bathtub box containing – sun tanning oil, after sun cooling gel, insect repellent, signature sunscreen, purifying mask, and a bottle of aromatic bubble bath liquid. There is also a pillow mist spray, which acts as a sleeping aid by the bedside!
All villas are beautifully designed, featuring contemporary designs with various Balinese elements, such as wood, water, stone, and rattan. The open plan design also allows natural light and the sea breeze to come into the room. All villas have their own private pool, which occupies the back half of the unit, along with an outdoor cabana and table.
As you would expect, breakfast here is excellent, an a la carte buffet, where guests can order anything off a daily rotating menu of western and Indonesian food. The dinner options are even more comprehensive, and all tastes are catered for.
On the grounds between the restaurants, there is a long 50-meter infinity pool with many chairs and cabanas to lounge or tan, perfect for an Instagrammable honeymoon photo! One of the two picturesque overhanging cliff-side platforms serves as an extended lounge space for guests to chill and sip cool drinks while admiring the turquoise Indian Ocean, which stretched to the horizon. There is also a pathway next to the platform, which leads almost 700 steps down the cliff to a stretch of pristine private beach.
At the edge of the hotel was another overhanging platform, used specifically for weddings and functions. A dramatic platform offering gorgeous views of the Ocean, Alila Uluwatu is an extremely popular and superb choice for weddings.
10. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
We visited InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in January 2017. It is located in a superb setting, with brilliant facilities and service, and may well be the best resort hotel in Vietnam and probably the second-best for your honeymoon. The hospitality level that the resort provides is world-class, and they definitely deserve their 3 consecutive World’s Leading Luxury Resort award by the World Travel Awards (WTA).
The Intercontinental Danang is located near the back of the Son Tra Peninsula, which is also known as Monkey Mountain. It is a 30 minutes drive away from downtown Danang and the Danang International Airport. Danang is located along the coast of Central Vietnam.
The resort is surrounded by lush forests which stretch down to the beach. The entrance to the resort, which sits on 39 hectares of land, is near the top of the Son Tra peninsula. The sprawling resort uses the sloping terrain to incorporate the buildings on 4 levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth, and Sea. Neat cobblestone paths offering gorgeous views, lead away from the check-in area, past rooms, and wind down to sea level.
Guests are taken to their rooms and suites by golf cart. Regular rooms and suites are housed in the bungalows lining the various levels. The color scheme is white walls and black wooden pillars, inspired by Vietnamese temples. Ornate carvings of dragon, elephant, lion, and lotus flower motifs can also be found in the rooms.
The buggy ride from our room to sea level passed by La Maison 1888, the on-site French restaurant housed in an elegant French-style mansion. The award-winning restaurant was run by Pierre Gagnaire, a 3 star Michelin chef. The restaurant offers fine French dining, with private dining options available in the various themed rooms. The mansion also hosts Buffalo bar as a separate drinking area.
Sea level is next to a long (700m) stretch of sand on the edge of the ocean, which features beach chairs with umbrellas. The Barefoot restaurant is located at the left of the entrance of the sea level and overlooks the sand and the beach. At the right of the entrance is the resort pool, which is heated. Next to this pool is the HARNN spa and the renowned French Pedi manicure studio by Bastien Gonzalez. During the summer, the water which laps the beach is calm with great waves, as the sea is sheltered in the bay of the Son Tra peninsula.
To the right side of the Sea, level is the L_o_n_g bar, which is a bar with long tables running the length of the dining area. The bar serves a variety of drinks and signature monkey cocktails, which are very delicious.
At the side of the bar, there is a kids club, Planet Trekkers, a complimentary service to give parents some time alone. Opposite this area is a decent-sized gym with a good mix of equipment and weights. On top of the L_o_n_g bar is the L_o_n_g pool. This pool is an infinity pool (not heated), is much bigger than the resort pool, and is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas!
Another interesting feature of this resort is the cable car system called the Nam Tram, which goes from the bottom of the resort at the Sea level to all the various other levels.
Other facilities that are available in the resort include differently-themed karaoke rooms located one storey below Citron restaurant, as well as the few retail shops at the Heritage Village. The resort also has daily activities for guests of the resort, such as yoga, tai chi, cooking classes, craft classes, movies, and karaoke.
There is also a daily trekking trip to explore the flora and fauna of the Son Tra nature reserve. They also have a complimentary shuttle bus from the resort to Danang city and Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage City, about 30 minutes away from Danang. The shuttle bus takes 2 trips a day, which provides ample time to make a day trip to Hoi An. In fact, why not combine our first and last hotel choice for your honeymoon? Perfect!
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