Forget Bali and Phuket – the hottest tropical honeymoon hotspot now is this lush sanctuary filled with natural beauty.
Mention “romantic beach honeymoon”, and locales such as Bali, Maldives or Phuket immediately spring to mind. The popular tropical destinations are hotspots for travellers from all over the world, so unless you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a luxury resort for more privacy, your honeymoon experience will probably be filled with hordes of tourists everywhere you look! Fret not though, as there are still some idyllic destinations that offer some respite from the crowd. These isolated pockets of paradise may not offer the most luxurious facilities and amenities, but make up for it with natural beauty and gorgeous landscapes.
One such option is Belitung, a sunny Indonesian island that’s less than an hour away from Singapore by plane. It has crystal-clear waters, ultra-white sandy beaches, and lush forests filled with tropical flora and fauna. We flew there directly on Garuda Airlines from Changi Airport, and the flight itself was an eye-opening experience! We enjoyed the magnificent view of a stunning golden sunset as the plane flew across the evening sky, high above the deep blue sea – it marked a wonderful start to our trip as we touched down at H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport (TJQ) in Tanjung Pandan, West Belitung.
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March - May 2019