l angkawi, the ninety-nine-island archipelago off the northeast coast of Malaysia, doesn’t miss a utopian beat. Encompassing standard tropical island fair like turquoise waters, stick-free sand, lush scenery and eerie, character-giving caves, Langkawi’s going to hold you spellbound with its feet-stomping oddities: candle dances, deadly combat waltzes and storytelling sock hops. Seek escape from the western world wit
f ormer capital of illustrious, magnificent Japan, the resplendent city of Kyoto teems with temples, gardens, and avant-garde flourishes that keep visitors flooding back for more. From the mountain top terraces of Kiyomizudera to its bubbling springs with said healing powers, Kyoto is a breath of incomparable fresh air. Take a cue from local Zen-like practices and keep daylight dalliances soothing and calm. Stroll through a nea
b ecause not every honeymooner is fantasizing a five-star deluge, it’s only right to honourably mention the option to camp amongst a bevy of resort-biased articles. A hitched tent does more than prevent a worn out credit card; it provides a soul replenishing escape from all that is fast and furious. And while lounging poolside offers blips of peace and a sweet tan, a week mid country-scape ingrains the sleep habits of a baby and the ruddy-cheeked good-naturedness of a yoga instructor. Picking out crock pots and wind bre
a small but mighty tapestry of land, sea, and ceremony, Bali is an exquisitely unique island, misty with fantasy. It is home to the geographical opus, Mount Agung, an active volcano deemed holy by local residents. Small, yet mighty, this iridescent island quivers and shimmers with a vibrancy of life that one simply will not find every day. Steal away to this reef-lined landscape for an exquisite slice of true felicity.
a hustle and bustle like no other – Hong Kong is the land of blazing neon bombardment and effervescent excitement. On its enraptured outskirts, too-cute fishing villages, mountains of enfolding Buddhas, and awe-inspiring cable car rides. An undeniable dreamscape, Hong Kong offers a deluge of unending ferry boat rides, shopping escapades, and tried-and-true ‘wishing trees.’ Travel at twilight to an oh-so-nonchalant floating restaurant where you c
t his unforgettable, “Venice of the Orient,” is brimming with unparalleled experiences to satisfy even the most insatiable of curiosities. With its exceptionally warm hospitality, exotic ecosystems, and day-to-night lavishness, Thailand is sure to sweep you off your sandy feet and pamper both your heart and soul. There is an abundance of options when it comes to holing up and bedding down. Steal away to a raft house embraced by
s nug as a bug on the southeastern coast of China is a mystical territory known as Macau – two peninsulas and two islands worth of city-go-paradise in the Pearl River delta. 18-hole rooftop golf courses, cybernetic fountains, jockey clubs, and mouthwatering egg tarts make Macau an up-and-coming bucket-lister, with fun, fame and fortune all along for the ride.
i t’s been called ‘Pearl of the East,’ ‘Goa Dorado,’ and ‘Golden Goa’ – whichever rollicking moniker you choose, you’re guaranteed an Indian honeymoon that is simply over the moon and back. Portuguese-Colonial façades and tropical pool villas spill over onto sun-baked beaches fringed with palms, while local spice farms anoint the air as the “Well of Thieves” plunges and roars – the kind of mystic atmosphere that could only enthrall.
a longside a serene slip of river, candles flicker in windows and doorways. Teenagers play chess by moonlight as children float red and gold lanterns across the water. Paper-maché tiger masks and unicorn dancers – these are the sights of Vietnam’s Mid-Autumn festival, or Tết Trung Thu. But moon cakes and happy crepes are just two of the many reasons to honeymoon in this exquisitely lush landscape - from misty villages to bustling urban vibes – Vietnam is truly a treasure worth the time to discover.
f uturistic yet steeped in locust flower mysticism, Dubai is hands down the city-of-the-hour. Boasting a mandate of exceptional service, economic flourish, and the biggest-in-the-world of everything under the sun, this hip and happening hub is one of soaring opulence and grandiose visual confectionary. Its very own Palm Jumeirah island is so staggeringly bright, it’s said that it can be viewed from the moon. It doesn’t get any more honey-drippingly dreamy than that.