After the stress and excitement that surrounds planning one’s nuptials, couples are often eager to escape and enjoy the solitude and excitement that is newly wedded bliss.
Asia Transpacific Journeys, purveyors of handcrafted, sublime itineraries, knows that for each couple, bliss means something entirely unique. Asia Transpacific Journeys’ expert Travel Specialists work closely with each couple to understand their every honeymoon want and desire, whether they’re looking for a secluded retreat or a cultural adventure. The options below offer a mere glimpse into what your romantic experience might look like—and, like all voyages with Asia Transpacific Journeys, are entirely customizable to your unique travel style.
If you are looking for the perfect fusion of active and relaxing, consider the Anantara Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet), which welcomes guests with a top-notch package of accommodations, daily meals, round-trip airport transfers, beverages (including house wine, beer and spirits), in-house internet and mini-bar access. Stay in beautiful rooms, where the contemporary melds with Northern Thai architecture. Guestrooms are finished with silks, regional cottons, wooden accents, and Thai artwork, and look out on over two hundred acres of tropical gardens. Fill your days with relaxation at the spa, a tour of the nearby Opium Museum or a lesson in elephant handling. Or perhaps take a traditional cooking class that includes a guided visit to the local market; introductions to the commonly used vegetables, spices and herbs in northern Thai cuisine; an informal demonstration of traditional techniques and the chance to feast on your own creations for lunch.
If you and your new spouse desire something truly remote and exclusive, consider retreating to a private island resort off the Cambodian coast. Luxurious and remote, Cambodia’s pristine Koh Rong Archipelago is home to two remote islands known locally as Song Saa—Khmer for “The Sweethearts.” They are deserted oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches. Here, you can snorkel or kayak in clear water; take a personalized yoga lesson on the immaculate, white, private beach; or simply indulge in the luxury and intimacy of your own private infinity pool.
If you and your sweetheart enjoy immersing yourself in new cultures, then perhaps an elegant excursion to India is appropriate for your romantic getaway. The iconic Taj Mahal is perhaps the most enduring monument to love every built, and provides a fitting centerpiece to a honeymoon in vibrant and historical Northern India. Hand in hand, explore the famed “Pink City” of Jaipur. The late afternoon sunlight causes the city’s pink sandstone to emit an almost ethereal glow as the setting sun colors its walls in a dusty rose. Explore the exotic Rajasthani countryside, take a private elephant safari, and lodge at Udaipur’s Taj Lake Place hotel, perhaps the world’s most romantic accommodations. Laced with waterways and dotted with extravagant palaces, Udaipur is known as the “Venice of the East,” and the iconic Taj Lake Palace appears to float miraculously in the center of Lake Pichola in the middle of the city.
Whatever your interests, Asia provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic, cultural experience that you will muse about for years to come.