Southeast Asia: Top honeymoon places
Summer is just around the corner, and so is wedding season. The sparkling golden sun harmonizing with fresh air and breeze through your hair is just perfect for a couple’s wedding. And, of course, there is nothing more perfect than a honeymoon vacation to follow up a beautiful wedding. Therefore, choosing honeymoon places is among the top priority of newlyweds, since this is where their unforgettable memories are created, and also where marks the start of two lives becoming one. Let’s follow our footsteps and take a look at the top honeymoon places in the region of Southeast Asia.
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1. Eastern & Oriental Express
If you are looking for a brand new experience yet still full of romance, this express train is the absolute answer for you. It is guaranteed that you will have the most satisfying experiences and remember this trip for your lifetime. The one and only Eastern & Oriental Express Train, originating from Singapore leading to Bangkok with stops in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, will provide you with one-in-a-million memories together with top-notch services. They have luxurious cabins together with fine-dining cars, on-call butlers and classical music on piano flying around the air. All of these combine to create a journey that last six nights but leaves strong impression in your mind for several nights after. To be more specific, the starting point of the trip will be the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, and the express train will pass through Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang then go all the way up to Huay Yang, around 300 kilometers outside of Bangkok.
You will always want to come back to your nights on this express train. One small tip is that, the best place for sightseeing is the teakwood train car at the back.
Website: Eastern & Oriental Express
2. Song Saa Island
Location: Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia
One might not think of Cambodia when it first comes to a beach destination, but this country is no doubt among the top honeymoon places thanks to its romantic atmosphere and scenery. Being a perfect combination of luxury and environmental friendly objective, Song Saa Island is a private island in the Koh Rong Archipelago. It is a well-beloved island by the nation, owned by the husband and wife Rory and Milta Hunter. They worked together with the community to keep the island clean and set up the first marine reserve in Cambodia. Thanks to their effort, visitors to the island can enjoy plenty of different activities now such as kayaking, snorkeling, scuba-diving or sailing around. This resort consists of 27 villas above the water, and it has marked its name by the driftwood furniture, the special thatched roof and lots of local resources lying here and there.
Your trip will be fulfilled by visiting this resort together two other honeymoon places like Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh. It is not hard to reach the island by flying to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, then taking the private boat arranged by the resort.
3. Aqua Mekong
If you are tired of those mainstream honeymoon places, then this one-of-a-kind Aqua Mekong Cruise is the one for you. There could be nothing more beautiful than floating on the ocean, watching sunsets and enjoying life with your loved one by your side. The 62.4-meter cruise was designed by Saigon-based architects at Noor Design, and it could fully express the aesthetic of a five-star hotel. Sailing through Vietnam and Cambodia, it was decorated by local sustainable materials together with interior spaces full of Mekong’s cultures, guests will feel at home and have the utmost comfort during this fascinating journey. Visitors will be taken on and off shore, and along their trip on the river, they will also pass by temples and remote Buddhist monasteries.
Despite of being spacious, Aqua Mekong allows room for intimacy and the feeling of being exclusive to its valued customers. With spa treatments, pools, river-view balconies, and most specially, world-class fine dining by David Thompson, a Michelin-starred chef from Australia, the cruise offers such a relaxing yet off-the-beaten-path experience for a maximum of 40 guests plus crew on board. Additionally, do not forget to ask the staff about the exclusive dinner options, since they can set up a table on the top deck of the boat with bottles of wine under the stars for you.
Website: Aqua Mekong