Malaysia Honeymoons

With its long-standing reputation as a magical destination for couples, there’s lots to love about Malaysia. One of South-East Asia’s most established honeymoon destinations, Malaysia is the perfect place to wind down after a wedding.

For newlyweds, Malaysia ticks all the ‘dream honeymoon’ boxes: you’ll find some of the continent’s finest stretches of sand, and the choice of hotels and resorts is exceptional. There’s enough to keep the more adventurous bride and groom entertained, from pristine rainforests and tea plantations to its cool capital city, Kuala Lumpur. And, of course, there’s the food - a mouth-watering fusion of Asian cuisines.

Peninsular Malaysia also combines well with the Malay states of Sabah and Sarawak on the islands of Borneo. Spend as little as 1hr 45 mins in the air, and you can be exploring rainforests, enjoying the legendary Iban hospitality, trekking through millenia old rainforests and spotting primates such as gibbons and the enigmatic orang-utan.


Why choose Malaysia?

  • You’re likely to fly into Kuala Lumpur, the exhilarating metropolis that is Malaysia’s capital. While some honeymooners will prefer to make a beeline for the beach, most will settle in at one of the capital’s delightful hotels for a day or two – it’s the perfect place to get your first taste of Malaysia. 
  • We also recommend a visit to the cultural heart of the country, Malacca, just two hours’ drive from KL. It’s an absolute delight, providing a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom that once flourished there.
  • For adventure, there are the Cameron Highlands, where you can trek through the lush countryside or relax at one of the region’s atmospheric hotels. 
  • And then comes the hard bit: choosing a beach. This may be dictated by the weather, as each coast has its own wet season, which you’ll want to avoid. See further details for the Malay weather or ask one of our Selective Asia honeymoon planners, who will be able to advise you on where will best suit you.

Creating your perfect honeymoon?

Discuss your plans with one of our Malaysia 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.

Toll Free +1 866 932 3840
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Kate, tailor-made travel specialist

For an extra twist, consider adding a few nights in Singapore at the beginning or end of your honeymoon. You can link to Malacca or KL with ease, it’s either a short flight or, for those wanting to take their time, there's a train providing an interesting overland perspective.

Kate - Malaysia honeymoon specialist

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
flight time
Flight time from UK: 11 hrs
Currency: Ringgit

Citizens of the UK, most EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the US do not require a visa to visit Malaysia read more

Malaysia combines well with Borneo, Singapore & Thailand

Still need persuading?!


There’s also the promise of near year-round sunshine, depending on which island or mainland beach you choose to visit. We'll be happy to advise you as to which islands suit your honeymoon dates best.

In focus...

Fine beaches

Malaysia has a beautiful beach for all seasons! The East Coast beaches are best visited in our summer months, and the west coast beaches in our winter months. We love the Datai on Langkawi - regularly voted amongst the best beach resorts in the world, it's set amongst lush rainforest, which extends all the way down to the property's gorgeous private beach. With it's glamourous interior, Datai is perfect for a romantic beach honeymoon.

Another team favourite is the private island Pangkor Laut Resort, which has the run of all the sandy bays on the island. Off Malaysia's east coast, the Tanjong Jara is also one of the finest resorts in Malaysia, its 17 hectare estate set alongside a seemingly endless stretch of unspoilt golden sand.

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!

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...

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'!

Upgrades & the full VIP service

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.