Myanmar Honeymoons

After decades of military rule, Myanmar is finally edging towards parity for its people. We waited a long time to take clients on holiday there, and even longer before offering our Myanmar honeymoons.

Logistically speaking, and due to the sometimes more complex nature of travel in certain parts of the country, a honeymoon in Myanmar can require a little more flexibility in the planning than some of its long established neighbours. However, since so many of our newlywed clients see their honeymoon as a chance for that 'adventure of a lifetime', we don't actually view this as a problem! And just because Myanmar is not your average honeymoon destination doesn't mean you can't relax here in comfort & style. Quite the opposite, in fact, thanks to some impressive recent hotel, cruise and resort openings.


Why choose Myanmar?

  • It can take a while to adjust to the traffic and pollution of Yangon, especially in the hotter months, but the combination of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the historic hotels and the worn charm of the former Colonial capital combine to make this one of our favourite cities in Asia today. Several exciting projects are currently underway to preserve the beautiful old architecture.
  • The Colonial-style riverboats that cruise the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers still convey the glamour which seduced Orwell during his time here.
  • Tranquil Kalaw and neighbouring Pindaya, with its mesmersing sacred cave, offer temperate respite from the heat elsewhere in the country.
  • Gleaming temples sprout everywhere you tread, from the impossibly golden Shwedagon Pagoda in tranquil Yangon, to Bagan's myriad spires, piercing the dawn mist & glinting in the sunrise
  • You'll find beautiful spa accommodation around picturesque Inle Lake. For the more adventurous, a journey to the south area around Loikaw is a huge plus, escaping the more popular resorts around Nyaung Shwe and travelling through some of the Shan's most evocative scenery.
  • Myanmar shares a number of land borders with Thailand making it a great fit for some less obvious overland journeys.
  • The Mergui Archipelago at Myanmar's southern tip is any sane honeymooners dream destination. Spend your days on a live-aboard yaucht cruising between rarely visited islands fringed with white sand, swimming in the Andaman sea and snorkel its coral reefs.

Creating your perfect honeymoon?

Discuss your plans with one of our Myanmar 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.

01273 670 001

Leave it to us!

We can arrange all manner of romantic experiences to make your Myanmar honeymoon unique. How about joining a local tradition by releasing a lantern over the Ayeyarwady River, with the temples of Bagan as a backdrop?

Capital: Yangon (Rangoon)
flight time
Flight time from UK: 13 hrs
Currency: Kyat

All foreign visitors require a visa for Myanmar read more

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) combines well with Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

Myanmar in context

Behind the politics, an Asia of old remains very much in evidence. Pilgrimage sites like Golden Rock reinforce the powerful spirituality that underpins Burmese strength.

Once you acknowledge that Myanmar is not all about lolling in the sun, it becomes a compelling honeymoon destination.

In focus...

Sailing the Mergui Archipelago

A 300 mile string of virtually unhabited tropical islands at the southernmost tip of Myanmar, the Mergui archipelago is much swooned over in the Selective Asia office - especially because one of our experiences involves sailing around these islands on a rather swish yacht.

The voyage is hard to beat - the sunsets seemt to get more spectacular every evening, as you relax around your campfire on the beach, and finish the evening gazing at the stars while the sea laps gently against the side of your boat. Click here for more info.

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?


Our honeymoon planning service is free.


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


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.


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...