Immerse yourself in the mysteries and culture of South East Asia with a honeymoon in Cambodia and Thailand. Luxury lovers, culture vultures and beach babes will adore this bucket-list destination – and we’ve carefully curated the best hotels for you to shake off jet lag and wedding stress.
Begin your adventure in Cambodia with a visit to the world’s largest religious monument, the spectacular temple-complex of Angkor Wat – a perfect place to toast your new life together with a champagne sundowner. A short drive from Angkor Wat, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap is a great choice of accommodation, featuring a fusion of ancient Khmer and modern Art Deco styling. You’ll probably be keen to relax, but while in the resort town of Siem Reap, do take some time to marvel at the enigma of Bayon; its dozens of massive stone faces smile serenely in every direction. Arrive early to mull over its mysteries in solitude, then head to the north gate of Angkor Thom. Here you can take to the saddle for a scenic bicycle tour, passing rice fields, jungle and pretty villages, arriving at the hidden temple of Banteay Thom. Far from roads and virtually untouched by tourism, spy the intricately carved relief depicting the Great Departure of Buddha. Hold hands amid the tumbledown stones of Ta Prohm, long engulfed by jungle and tangled with tree roots and tendrils.
Afternoons around Siem Reap can be spent relaxing by the pool or taking boat trips to the floating villages on nearby Tonlé Sap Lake. Alternatively, meet friendly villagers, visit artisan workshops and browse the colourful stalls of the Old Market for an insight into the local culture. It’s a short hop across the river to the living Buddhist temple of Wat Damnak, where orange-robed monks pray as they have for centuries.
Head over to Thailand to finish your honeymoon in barefoot luxury. You can fly in to Soneva Kiri on Koh Kood island aboard the resort’s own aeroplane, taking in stunning views of the Koh Kut islands. Once here, relax in one of the oversized villas along the beachfront or hillside. You’ll enjoy exceptional service, including a personal host on hand during your stay. Soneva Kiri boasts myriad dining options, but perhaps most unique is Treepod Dining; be hoisted high up in the mangrove canopy for a romantic dinner at dizzying heights. Finish off a lazy day on the beach with a treatment at the Six Senses Spa. With a ‘no shoes, no news’ policy, this is pure post-wedding bliss.
For an atmospheric honeymoon surrounded by towering temples, gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine, Cambodia and Thailand are a match made in heaven. Our experts will ensure you see the best of both on your unforgettable, tailor-made honeymoon.