Asia has some of the world’s most romantic destinations, from the rather unknown island of Cheju to well-known big cities like Hong Kong. For honeymoon couples or couples wanting to rekindle a relationship, these places in Asia hold their own for both scenic beauty and creating romantic environment.
Bali is an island of towering volcanoes, lush green landscapes, and sunny beaches where it would be impossible not to feel the spark of love. As a matter of fact, Bali is known as the Island of Love. It is a paradise from its crystal clear, warm waters, and pristine beaches to the town of Ubud amidst the rice paddies and steep ravines. Couples can take advantage of unique Bali massages and spa treatments in some of Ubud’s small boutique resorts, or stay in one of the luxurious hotels around Kuta Beach.
Cheju Island, South Korea
Similar to the islands of Hawaii, Cheju Island is a honeymoon heaven where couples can stay at upscale resorts or camp out. The weather is always warm and mild so it is perfect for a visit to the lava tubes of the dormant volcano, a world heritage site, and the Mount Hallasan National Park in the island’s center with a crater lake. The 72-foot high Cheonjiyeon Waterfall with its land bridge of volcanic rocks is a romantic setting for photographs. At night it is a popular spot for couples who can take the walkway to the falls that are illuminated beautifully in the evening. Have a taste of the island’s special honey made there from local flowers.
Bora Bora, Tahiti
Another volcanic island that is also reminiscent of Cheju Island, Bora Bora has splendid white sand beaches, and the landscape is magnificent with reefs that are perfect for diving. Stay in a bungalow that is sitting right over the water where your breakfast will be brought to you by a flower-decorated outrigger canoe. Couples can share picnic lunches on the beach or have a private dinner together on board their own catamaran.
Kyoto is a charming town in Japan, with its lotus ponds and sparkling Kinkaku-ju Pavilion is a perfect romantic setting. The beautiful three-story Zen Buddhist temple with its classical Japanese gardens is one of the most popular sites. The second and third stories of the temple are covered in pure gold leaf and the pavilion extends over a lovely large pond. Dine at one of the waterfront restaurants overlooking the River Kamo that runs through Kyoto’s center, and stroll the quaint narrow lanes lined with lanterns.
One of Asia’s most exciting and romantic cities, Hong Kong shimmers with a grand skyline of towering skyscrapers and streets full of upscale boutiques, shopping malls and wonderful entertainment complexes. It is a city awash in beauty, color and the promise of romance. The arts and culture scene in Hong Kong is stimulating for everyone interested in everything from contemporary dance to traditional local troupes, classical music and ballet to Chinese Opera. Because this city has the reputation of being an entertainment hub, visitors never want for something to see or do here, where it is said that east meets west. Couples will thrill to the dramatic view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak or the panorama of the night skyline. There is a huge amount of unique dining places to eat together on foods from all over the world. Accommodations range from low-cost rooms to superior luxury hotels, something available for every couple’s budget.
Everyone’s idea of romance may be different, but enjoying things together is one idea that is most important. Asia has an abundance of romantic spots that are varied and range from serene islands for the tourist couples looking for a peaceful romantic vacation to the hustle and bustle for the couples seeking romance in an exciting setting.