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Top Ideas for a South East Asia Honeymoon

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Rachel O'Leary

Published on: September 18th, 2017

Last modified: July 27th, 2023

A honeymoon deserves to be one of those 'once in a lifetime' experiences.

South East Asia certainly delivers, with romantic landscapes and rich cultures.

Here's our top honeymoon picks of unforgettable activities in the most stunning locations, that make for an extremely romantic South East Asia honeymoon.

Hot Air Balloon
Watch the sun rise
Set sail
Benoa Harbour
Hot air balloons over Bagan, Myanmar

1) Hot Air Balloon over Bagan

Bagan at sunrise is considered to be one of the most picturesque views in the world. Enjoy it from above, with a hot air balloon ride for two.


With thousands of pagodas and Buddhist temples dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, this ancient city is truly fascinating.

Balloons over Bagan, Myanmar
Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

2) Watch the sunrise at Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

As the sun rises up behind Mount Merapi in the distance, and light is shed on the majestic Borobudur temple, this UNESCO World Heritage Site never ceases to seduce.

Statue Java Indonesia

The temple dates from the 8th century and is the largest Buddhist structure on earth: a real contender for one of the world’s most romantic sights.

Sunrise at Mount Merapi, Java, Indonesia
Landscape in Ubud, Bali

3) Bali by helicopter, Ubud

Take to the skies for an idyllic birds-eye view of Bali. You’re sure to see some of Bali’s most spectacular sights as you fly over ancient temples, the striking volcanic crater of Mount Batur, and the pristine Nusa Dua coastline.


The beautiful lakes in Batur and Ubud, the cool highlands of Bedugul and the sweeping rice fields of Jatiluwih are all twice as beautiful from the air.

East Bali Paddy Fields, aerial view
lady elliot sunset

The best of the rest

4) Sunset dining on a yacht in Nusa Dua, Bali

For a truly romantic evening, board our luxury catamaran which sets sails from Benoa Harbour. Watch the world go by as you experience one of Bali’s famous blazing sunsets, before dining under the stars.

Aerial view of the Aristocat Yacht, Benoa Harbour, Bali

5) Private blessing by Buddhist monks, Cambodia

Experience an ancient Buddhist tradition with your partner by attending a blessing ceremony in one of the most beautiful pagodas in Siem Reap. This one-of-a-kind, authentic experience will be something  that you will both remember forever.


6) Komodo Islands Cruise, Indonesia

What could be more romantic than boarding your own deluxe private yacht and touring the dazzling Indonesian islands? Discover the breathtaking landscape of the Komodo Islands and take to the seas, where you can enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling.

Gili Lawa Darat in Komodo National Park

7) Cruise through Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, a mesmerising natural wonder of the world, is perfectly suited to  honeymooners. Sail by luxury junk boat though this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover the hidden lagoons, exotic grottoes and unspoilt beaches of the captivating archipelago.


8) Dine by the light of a hundred candles in Ubud, Bali

This magical experience offers loved-up couples the chance to dine privately under the stars, surrounded by a hundred candles in the lush paddy fields of Ubud.

Hundred candle dinner, Ubud, Bali

9) Sunset dinner cruise on the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos

All aboard this heavenly sunset dinner cruise departing from Laos’ Luang Prabang. Soak up the idyllic setting of rural Laos from the Mekong River as you watch the sun set over the landscape.

Aqua Mekong exterior view, Luang Prabang, Laos

Talk to one of our expert travel designers today and start creating your perfect South East Asian honeymoon.