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Laos Honeymoons

It might not be one of the first destinations that springs to mind when you’re planning a honeymoon, but overlook Laos and in our opinion you’ll be missing out on one of the most exciting Asian destinations to travel in right now.

Isolated from visitors until relatively recently, it offers a truly authentic slice of South-East Asia before the tourists arrived. Expect an unspoiled land of mountains, valleys and jungles, where tranquillity rules, and villagers go about their life as they have for centuries, orange-robed monks line up to receive alms. It's the perfect antidote to hectic wedding preparations. 

Turn the clock back just a handful of years and the infrastructure, such as roads, airlinks and the selection of hotels, certainly left a little to be desired. That, however, has all changed and Laos, with its charming array of boutique hotels and rural lodges, has found its place amongst the neighbouring Asia heavyweights of Thailand and more recently Vietnam. Footfall nonetheless remains low, and this is very much part of this country's charm.

 

Why choose Laos?

  • Luang Prabang is likely to be right at the top of your list of must-sees, so consider heading to the wonderful UNESCO-protected town first. It’s the ideal place to unwind after excitement of your wedding but an equally good choice for further into your honeymoon if a more suitable fit for your overall travel plans.
  • Those seeking some light adventure activities, such as cycling, trekking or time on one of Laos' stunning waterways, will most likely head to Luang Namtha, the region around the superb Muang La Lodge or Vang Vieng.
  • Just a few hours beyond Vang Vieng, a great base for caving and kayaking, is Vientiane, the country’s languid capital city. Overlooking it because of the obvious allure of Luang Prabang is often a mistake in our opinion and those with enough time should certainly consider a couple of nights.
  • Further south still, top of your list should be Si Phan Done, better known as the ‘4,000 islands’, where you will be amazed by its natural wealth and the even more relaxed pace of life. There are several excellent properties for honeymooners there, ranging from the superb Kingfisher Eco Resort (elephant sightings guaranteed) to La Folie, on the opposite banks of the Mekong from Wat Phou in Champasak. 

'If you’re looking for an adventure on a road less travelled, in a land that is the very definition of laid-back, Laos could be the honeymoon destination for you...'

Creating your perfect honeymoon?

Discuss your plans with our Laos honeymoon experts.

Our Destination Specialists travel extensively throughout Asia, and every honeymoon they create is tailored to unique requirements. They're on hand to assist you at any stage of the planning.

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We can take care of all the details, whether it's arranging a gourmet breakfast at the Kuang Si Falls, a private cruise from Huay Xai on the Thai border to Pakbeng and onto Luang Prabang, or your pick of many more romantic experiences...

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Capital: Vientiane
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Flight time from UK: 12.5 hrs
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Currency: Kip
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Laos combines particularly well with Cambodia, Vietnam & Thailand.

Nothing else came close to Muang La

'Laos for us was the highlight, and with it the wonderful three days we spent at Muang La Lodge. Simply perfect, they practically had to push us out at the end of our stay.'

Richard and Helen

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Luang Prabang

It might be one of the more obvious destinations in Laos, but if we were on a honeymoon, we'd love Luang Prabang. It has a friendly, laid back, spiritual tranquil vibe, and plenty of romantic experiences that are perfect for honeymooners.

For example, there's the private baci ceremony, an important spiritual ritual which is associated with a successful and happy marriage. Or how about a gourmet breakfast by the Kuang Si Waterfalls? Arranged by the kitchen at the famed La Residence Phou Vao, the menu is as extensive as it is impressive, and includes treats ranging from freshly baked croissants and fresh seasonal fruits, to salmon rillettes, walnut tartlet and an extensive charcuterie and cheese board.

We also love a good sunset cruise along the Mekong River, aboard a gorgeous carved wooden barge with gourmet catering.

Bride’s day

Adding a sprinkle of surprise to your honeymoon?

If you're a groom (or bride - it works just as well both ways!) wanting to add an unexpected treat or adventure to the honeymoon, our 'Bride's Day' approach is the answer. Whether it's some surprise pampering, an unexpected day of adventure, or a unique VIP experience for your loved one, our honeymoon specialists will be happy to take care of it - in strict confidence, of course.

It doesn't matter whether you have something specific or quirky in mind, or you need some ideas from someone who's been there before you - just get in touch, let us know what you're thinking, and we'll make sure that your surprise is personal, perfect... and secret!

Upgrades &

the full VIP service

As you would expect, many of our preferred hotels offer special honeymoon packages, extras and in some instances discounts.

You don't have to book directly with the hotels to get these benefits and all savings will be passed directly on to you.

What are the benefits of a Selective Asia honeymoon?

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Our honeymoon planning service is free.

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We can tailor honeymoons to suit every budget, with a range of 2-5* intimate properties.

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Every property and experience is regularly inspected by us – we won’t recommend anywhere or anything that we wouldn’t love to stay in or do on our own honeymoon.

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All our honeymoon experts have travelled extensively in Asia, have many years of experience of planning tailor-made holidays and honeymoons and they've all said 'I do'!

Gift List

We are delighted to offer a wedding gift list service for couples who'd like to ask friends and family to contribute towards the cost of this very special holiday. In order to keep things as simple as possible for you, Selective Asia will provide you with stylish gift cards to send out with your wedding invitations, explaining how contributions can be made. Read about our gift list service here...