8 unforgettable honeymoon hotspots
From the vibrancy of Bangkok to the magical Arabian Desert, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts are experts in offering romantic retreats for your special honeymoon abroad.
With unique experiences at each stunning retreat, you’ll have the time of your lives dining on the finest of fresh ingredients, exploring the local culture and pampering yourselves in the award-winning Banyan Tree Spas.
Here are a few of our hand-picked favourites:
Make the most of this tranquil resort’s stunning infinity pool, overlooking magnificent Intendance Bay; perfect for watching the sunset together as a newly married couple. Then when the sky is dark and the stars start to twinkle, head to the oceanfront pool bar and sip a freshly made cocktail, before retreating to your sumptuous hillside pool villa.
Escape to a majestic Arabian fortress with decadent pool villas and world-class service for your honeymoon. Set within a stunning nature reserve just an hour from Dubai, you can try your hand at falconry, archery and horse-riding, then in the evening, dine under the stars with a private chef and butler who will make sure everything is to your taste.
"We went to Banyan Tree Al Wadi for our honeymoon and it was immense. I have never had such amazing accommodation with our own large private pool. Set in the desert, you truly get the feeling of Arabia with gazelle and oryx in view on the dunes and the most spectacular spa with Rainforest Experience which comes highly recommended. Golf buggies transport you from your villa around the resort in the desert heat, and there is a great choice of restaurants and excursions to choose from. "
If you’re looking for blissful seclusion after your big day, then head to the exclusive beachfront resort of Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach. With Bedouin-style tent villas, each with their own private pool, and international dining options, you’ll feel rejuvenated in no time. Celebrate your start to married life with a glass of bubbly or try a flavourful shisha pipe at the Sands Bar, so you can really soak in the Arabian atmosphere.
An award-winning hotel in central Bangkok, this luxurious hotel embodies those wanting a thrilling and memorable honeymoon in one of the most energetic cities in the world. In the heart of Bangkok, you can dine by candlelight at stylish Vertigo – the al fresco rooftop restaurant with spectacular views across the skyline or enjoy your dinner on the move with the Apsara dinner cruise, an equally unique experience.
"For me, the most memorable thing about the Banyan Tree Bangkok was the signature ‘scent of the day’. These delightful daily fragrances waft through the hotel’s communal areas with an ambiguous intensity that’s both subtle and understated and yet impossible not to notice. To continue the theme, once in your room, you’ll also find a signature Banyan Tree oil diffuser (also available in the gift shop) stocked with whatever scent that day happens to be.”
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A former royal residence, this French colonial masterpiece is fit for modern day kings and queens. An award-winning hotel close to the local sights of Luang Prabang in Laos, you’ll get a real taste of local life. Sail the Mekong, listen to the orange-robed monk’s evening song and venture to surrounding local villages, just a short stroll or bike ride away. You’ll never feel more welcome.
The epitome of elegance and luxury, this resort has it all. As you retreat to your incredible pool villa, you’ll soon realise you’ve stepped into a luxurious beachside haven, perfect for celebrating your honeymoon. We recommend treating your taste buds to a delicious meal at Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature Thai restaurant or opting for privacy and dining on your own terrace with a romantic in-suite dinner prepared just for you.
Romantic and unrivalled for its spectacular pool villas, this resort is a honeymooner’s favourite in Thailand. Arranged as an intimate Thai village on a sparkling lagoon the resort is surrounded by luscious landscaped gardens. Treat yourselves and upgrade to an opulent Sanctuary Villa for the ultimate in luxury, where a personal spa treatment pavilion, jet pool and private pool await you.
“As soon as I arrived, I felt instantly relaxed and completely in awe of the beautiful surroundings. The service is what made this hotel for me, with the warm friendly smiles from all the staff who took their time out to greet me whatever they were doing. I would definitely recommend the pool villas. With your own private garden, you can lay back and relax in your own serene bit of paradise and take a dip in your pool whatever time of day or night. I will never forget sitting on the tranquil beach of Bang Tao Bay watching the sun set with a cool drink in my hand."
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Overlooking picture-perfect Lamai Bay, this stunning beach resort is a centre of scenic ambience. With a strong focus on pampering and wellbeing at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, all the stresses of your big day will soon be behind you. Coupled with a table for two at The Edge, overlooking the glistening waters of the secluded Bay, you’ll never want to leave.