The Best Romantic Honeymoon Destinations For Couples On A Budget

Once the wedding has been celebrated and the knot has been tied, all a couple wants to do is go on a romantic honeymoon. Considering how expensive weddings in Singapore can be, you’re probably wondering where you can escape to without breaking the bank.

Luckily, Asia is teeming with romantic honeymoon destinations perfect for couples on a budget. In this article, we’ll walk you though all the romantic destinations to visit in Asia where you can have a good time affordably!

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Tioman Island, Malaysia

Travel time from Singapore: 3.5 hours by coach

Estimated daily budget: S$85/person

Why it’s romantic: Beautiful sunsets by the beach

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If you’re looking to spend picture-perfect days by the beach, Tioman Island is the place to go. Tioman Island is a nearby location Singaporean couples can escape to without spending too much. Couples can’t miss out on a diving experience at Tioman Dive Centre to see diverse marine life and coral reefs. If you prefer doing something more laid back, then you and your significant other can just enjoy a round of drinks at the Sunset Bar whilst admiring the breathtaking sunset. Spend relaxing days exploring the island’s charming villages like Genting, Paya, and Nipah to taste local delicacies or do some retail therapy!

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: 1511 Coconut Grove Juara

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Bali, Indonesia

Travel time from Singapore: 2h 45m by plane

Estimated daily budget: S$91/person

Why it’s romantic: Slow-paced island life

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Some people might think that Bali’s overrated, but there’s no denying it’s still one of Asia’s most romantic (and affordable!) destinations. Known for its stunning beaches, diverse natural landscapes, and beachside bars, there’s no shortage of things to see and do on this tropical island. For couples who want to take it slow, we recommend spending most of your time in Ubud. Take a leisurely walk along Campuhan Ridge at sunset and get into a pensive mood at Saraswati Temple. Ubud is also a great place to practice some couples yoga at The Yoga Barn or take part in Ketut’s Cooking Class! Make sure you check out our Foodies Guide to Bali before you go!

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: Alam Puri Art Museum – Resort & Spa

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Travel time from Singapore: 8h by coach

Estimated daily budget: S$83/person

Why it’s romantic: Cool weather and stunning views

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Cameron Highlands is a refreshing place Singaporeans can travel to by land. If you’re a couple that just wants to take things slow in the midst of nature, Cameron Highlands is the place to go. Most visitors head straight for the tea plantations such as Sungei Palas Boh Tea Estate and Cameron Bharat Tea Estate. You and your significant other can explore the lush landscapes at your own pace. You also have to include Sam Poh Temple in your itinerary as it’s one of Cameron Highlands’ most popular Buddhist temples. Cameron Highlands is also Malaysia’s biggest flower producer so there’s an annual Flower Festival that takes place every August/September.

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: Heahtitude

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel time from Singapore: 2h 15m by plane

Estimated daily budget: S$80/person

Why it’s romantic: Eye-opening cultural experiences

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Siem Reap might not be the first destination that comes to mind for couples going on their honeymoon. However, Siem Reap is an excellent place to visit if you want to immerse yourself in the local culture and history. Home to the famed Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is teeming with ancient temples for you to explore. If you want something more relaxing, then we recommend spending a couples spa day at Lemongrass Garden. You can also go for a fish spa pedicure along Walking Street. For a very casual dining experience, head on over to Pub Street where you can get Angkor beers and affordable western food!

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: Eco Villa Siem Reap.

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Travel time from Singapore: 3h 5m by plane

Estimated daily budget: S$70/person

Why it’s romantic: Sleepy town surrounded by mountains

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Luang Prabang is a small, vibrant town located in the mountains of Northern Laos. Popular among backpackers, Luang Prabang is an excellent place to visit for couples and families on a budget. If you want to follow the typical tourist itinerary, then you’ll want to head straight for the temples. However, for a truly romantic experience, take a dip at the breathtaking Kuang Si Falls or Tat Sae Waterfalls. Foodie couples can also go for a half-day food and biking tour! Spoil your partner with some local handicrafts at the Luang Prabang Night Market and Morning Market.

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: Parasol Blanc Luang Prabang

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Travel time from Singapore: 2h 45m by plane

Estimated daily budget: $69/person

Why it’s romantic: Charming coastal city

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Da Nang is on the rise as the next hot destination to visit in Vietnam. Considered the most important port city in the country, Da Nang is known for its beautiful beaches and surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you’re an outdoorsy couple, then you’re going to want to climb the Marble Mountains located south of Da Nang. Head to the west of Da Nang and visit Ba Na Hills where you can stroll leisurely and take in the wonderful views. While you’re there, you should also visit the Golden Bridge. If you want to relax with your better half, then spend a relaxing day sunbathing at My Khe Beach. For more ideas on what to do at Da Nang, check out our 48-hour itinerary!

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: Seahorse Hostel & Bar by HAVI

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Koh Samui, Thailand

Travel time from Singapore: 1h 55m by plane

Estimated daily budget: $72/person

Why it’s romantic: Lively nightlife amid beautiful natural landscapes

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For a pair of nature-lovers, Koh Samui is the ultimate honeymoon destination. Aside from being affordable, it’s also quite close to home. It’s blessed with beaches, waterfalls, mangroves, and delicious seafood. Speaking of food, couples can enjoy a romantic dinner by the beach at Fisherman’s Village. There’s a wide selection of western and international offerings as well as a few bars. If you’re looking to do a little snorkelling, then you need to include Koh Tao (Turtle Island) in your itinerary! For evening entertainment, then try to catch a ladyboy cabaret show by Chaweng Beach. It’s one experience you won’t forget! Check out our Koh Samui guide for more itinerary ideas!

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: Crystal Bay Beach Resort

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El Nido, Philippines

Travel time from Singapore: 10h 2m by plane

Estimated daily budget: S$80/person

Why it’s romantic: Kayaking between limestone cliffs

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Move aside Boracay, there’s a new go-to beach destination in the Philippines and it’s El Nido! Although it’s a little farther away from Singapore than the other locations on this list, we assure you El Nido will be worth the long trip. Must-visit natural attractions include the picturesque Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon where you can go kayaking and fishing! There’s also a Secret Lagoon that’s only accessible via a cave. If you aren’t afraid of heights, walk the El Nido Via Ferrata Canopy Walk with your loved one, too! At the end of the day, take your pick of El Nido’s many beachside bars and party the night away.

Romantic Hotel Recommendation: The Birdhouse El Nido

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Once you’re through with the wedding, you’re probably itching to go on your honeymoon! Luckily, Asia is brimming with affordable honeymoon destinations to choose from.