First of all...congratulations!
I agree with two of the previous posters, but keep in mind: I did my travelling with some buddies, not as a newlywed, so take my opinions with a grain of salt.
|Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 1):|
I'd highly recommend Thailand, Chiang Mai in particular.
I spent a few weeks travelling around Thailand and it really is a spectacular country.
As far as a honeymoon goes, I would vote for Koh Samui. They have a huge number of relaxing resorts to choose from that are all located along the kilometres of beaches around the island. We stayed for two nights at a place called Buri Rasa, and it was easily one of the best resort experiences I've ever had, and it was shockingly inexpensive given the quality. The airport on the island (an outdoor airport!) has flights to quite a few locations around SE
Asia on Bangkok Airways, among others.
Chiang Mai is great if you're into the more cultural side of things. My friends and I checked out some of the bigger temples, did a jungle trek, and took a cooking class.
Koh Phi Phi and Koh Pha Ngan are more party islands, so not exactly targets for a relaxing honeymoon, but if you guys aren't into that, these islands are good times!
I didn't go there, but I heard Krabi was also a great vacation spot with apparently some awesome scuba diving.
Phuket...don't go to Phuket.
|Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 3):|
The south island of New Zealand. The most beautiful place on Earth......without question! A plethora of choices to SYD, then connect to CHC. You'll love it so much, you'll name your first son after me.
Too true. Probably the greatest trip of my life was to the South Island. Quite possible one of the most beautiful places anywhere.
My buddies and I landed in CHC
, rented an SUV
, and drove around. We spent an eventful night in a town called Wanaka because that's where our vehicle ran out of gas, and stations weren't open til morning. This also happens to be where the planet's nicest people reside.
We then spent a week in Queenstown, the "adventure capital of the world". Indeed it lived up to it's name. So if you and the wife are into skydiving, bungy jumping, white-water rafting, mountain biking, jet-boating, etc., this is the place for you. There's also a great golf course called Jack's Point that I highly recommend if you're a golfer. Again, more of a young person's party town, but I would definitely go again.
Lastly, there's quite a few very scenic areas along the west coast of the South Island such as Milford Sound and Franz Josef Glacier.
If you're going to SE
Asia or Oceania, Royal Brunei offers some pretty low fares, you'll just have to do a few stopovers.