If you need a post-wedding or digital detox, these languid tropical paradises in Asia are ideal for disconnecting from the rest of the world and connecting with each other.
If seeing the famed Komodo dragons in the flesh is on your honeymoon bucket list, then you'll be glad to know that there's a luxurious new resort coming to the region. Slated to open in September 2018, the Ayana Komodo Resort will be the only five-star resort in Labuan Bajo, Flores. It boasts 12 suites as well as 189 premium guest rooms, each with remarkable uninterrupted ocean views. This beautiful property is lovely for getting hitched, too. The outdoor Ocean and Rooftop terraces are made for intimate celebrations under the stars, and come with panoramic views of the horizon and sunset. But your wedding venue options aren't just limited to the resort itself. For a truly unique soiree, pledge your love on board the AYANA’s own wooden phinisi, a traditional Indonesian sailing boat, which comes with 9 rooms. While the boat is docked during the wedding, you can go on a tour around the surrounding islands afterwards. Visit www.ayana.com/labuan-bajo/ayana-komodo. The only resort on the beautifully isolated Moyo Island, couples can step away from the crowds and immerse in the untouched beauty of this wildlife lover's paradise. For a taste of the glamp life, there are 20 eco-friendly safari tents - but that's as far as you'll get when it comes to roughing it. Each tent comes with luxurious furnishings like air-conditioning, hardwood floors, daybeds, ensuite bathrooms and net-draped king-sized beds. Don't be surprised if you see macaque monkeys and rusa deer right outside your window. Some of Indonesia's best snorkelling spots are located just 10 minutes away from Amanwana - think sparkling turquoise waters and pristine reefs. Or take a hike through hilly tropical forests, home to the island's protected deer, macaques and wild boar. Visit www.aman.com/resorts/amanwana So you and hubs are more of heritage and cultural buffs? Make your way to Amantaka Laos. It lies within the ancient city of Luang Prabang in Northern Laos and has been marked a UNESCO Heritage Site. The decor of the 24-suite resort draws inspiration from Luang Prabang's Buddhist heritage, with a hint of its French-colonial past. White-washed walls, wooden furnishings and uncluttered surroundings emanate a sense of peace and tranquility that's sure to dissipate any remnants of wedding planning stress. Activities-wise, consider navigating the fabled Mekong on Amantaka’s boat. Or you can even join the monks in their chanting on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist Academy. Visit www.aman.com/resorts/amantaka. On the Muravandhoo Island in the Raa Atoll of Northern Maldives lies a truly idyllic retreat for design-loving urbanites. Centered around art, design and sustainability, the luxurious resort comes replete with 73 private beach and water villas, as well as plenty of handpicked decor and artwork. Thatched roofs juxtaposed with contemporary design exude a sense of laidback luxury while you take in the breathtaking blue waters, pristine shores and incredible sights that the Maldives is famed for. Visit www.joali.com. See these 9 other luxurious Maldives resorts to consider for your honeymoon. This all-inclusive retreat is 300km north of Singapore houses a maximum of only 70 guests at a time so couples can a truly exclusive escapade to unwind and get away from it all. To get to this island, you'll be escorted to Batam International Airport by the resort's travel butler, from which you'll hop on an amphibious sea plane to Bawah Reserve, which takes slightly over an hour. A total of standalone 35 villas (beach, overwater and garden) occupy the space, all of which boast beautifully rustic bamboo and wood furnishings as well as incredible views of the lagoon. For USD1,780 for two people per night, you'll also get unlimited spa treatments, bespoke all-day dining which includes a picnic to one of Bawah Reserve's five other islands, as well as access to all activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, trekking and bespoke excursions. Its deluge of activities means there's never a boring moment. There's even an outdoor cinema. Visit www.bawahisland.com. See also: 6 BEAUTIFUL SOUTHEAST ASIAN HONEYMOON RESORTS FOR YOUR MINI-MOON GETAWAY