Planning your halal honeymoon is an exciting time, for some, it’s just (or even more) as exciting as planning your wedding! After the sleepless nights of planning, the stress weddings can actually bring makes you understand why a honeymoon is much needed after the months of meetings and organizing. The biggest factor to consider when planning for your honeymoon is the destination. Ensuring you select a halal friendly country that offers the scenery, activities, and romance you have in mind is a must, and one we’re going to help you with. We’ve selected 5 stunning Muslim-friendly honeymoon destinations suitable for each type of couple. Whether you’re looking to go on adventure with your new partner in life, sit back all day and soak up the sun, or enjoy the city life and culture of somewhere completely new, these 5 destination will defiantly sanctify all your honeymoon needs.
Malaysia – A honeymoon for the adventurous couple
For Muslim couples looking to embark on an adventure, we’d highly recommend Malaysia. Offering such a selection of destinations within the small country, you won’t have to go far to achieve you’re ultimate honeymoon bucket list. Beautiful beaches, lively cities, and a nature lovers paradise, Malaysia will keep you on your feet from day 1. For those looking to spend their time away enjoying a mixture of both the romantic laid back side, and the lively and energetic side of life, your time here will be one well spent.
Malaysia is home to a handful of islands, all offering different experiences. If you’re looking to insert a couple of nights of luxury into your stay, head to the island of Langkawi. Here you’ll find luxury resorts and wonderful beaches. For those more interested in the Malay culture and food, Penang is for you. Water lover couples who love diving and the sea life shouldn’t miss out on Sipadan, a destination perfect for diving. Those that want to explore some of Mother Nature’s greatest creations shoud check out Tioman, a nature reserve offering some pretty impressive water falls and animals.
The Maldives – A honeymoon for the laid back couple
The Maldives may sound like an obvious one, but it’s one we couldn’t miss out! Being such a breathtaking country in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives offers crystal clear waters, a vibrant marine life and beautiful corals, sugary white sand, and the most important factor for your romantic getaway, luxury resorts with outstanding features. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience as you soak up the sun in one of the most gorgeous destinations in the world.
The Maldives may be small, but it’s people and culture offer such a big welcome. Muslim couples visiting the Maldives will find a selection of luxurious resorts to choose from, with the chance to enjoy island hoping, snorkeling, diving, sunset dinners on the beach, and so much more. Many of the Maldives resorts offer accommodation with private beach fronts, your very own private swimming pool, or villas just above the water allowing you to wake up and jump straight into the sea!
Thailand – A honeymoon for foodies and explorers
If you’re a foodie, then Thailand is for you! Offering some of the worlds most popular food dishes, the authentic Thai halal cuisine in isn’t one you’ll want to miss. Home to a vibrant culture, Muslim couples will love exploring many of Thailand’s tourist attractions alongside getting to mingle with locals who always offer warms smiles and friendly knowledge for those in need.
The Asian country is also home to a variety of nature and wildlife, making the perfect afternoon activity for those looking to explore. Popular islands such as Phang Nga Bay and the Similan Islands are not to be missed, especially if you’re looking to enjoy a dip in some of Thailand’s beautiful waters. Khao Sok National Park and Khao Yai National Park are great stops for those looking to discover Thailand’s nature, while Erawan Falls and Thi Lo Su Waterfall are two destinations we highly recommend you add to your list.
Seychelles – A honeymoon for beach lovers
Another paradise like destination for beach lovers is the Seychelles. Offering superfine sand, many of the beaches have been left untouched and are surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation, the perfect shade from the sun on a sunny day. Apart from the beaches, the Seychelles is home to a handful of hiking trails that allow you to explore the nature this small country has to offer.
For those looking to explore the underwater world, get ready to meet many endangered and critically-endangered species – something only a very few will get to see in their life time. The hawksbill and green turtles, Aldabra giant tortoises, and Seychelles paradise flycatchers are just a few of what you’ll be able to see, in fact 65 species on the IUCN Red List currently call Seychelles home. Diving is also popular in the Seychelles with some of the worlds most beautiful diving spots being found there.
Singapore – A honeymoon for city lovers
A city lovers paradise, Singapore is home to everything you’ll need to enjoy a lively city break in one place. From high end shopping and dining, to bargaining on the streets and the delicious Singaporean street food, couples visiting Singapore for their honeymoon can expect to be on their feet everyday.
Discover the Singapore Zoo, explore modern art & architecture, visit the Marina Bay, and see nature from up above with sky-walks and plenty of parks. The colorful country has lots to offer from culture, food, and luxury brands. This halal holiday destination is perfect if you want to be on the go, especially with the amount of shopping and activity centers Singapore has to offer.
In need of more inspiration? Visit Rihaala.com and checkout our honeymoon ideas for a selection of breathtaking destinations and romantic resorts perfect for your special occasion. If you’re looking for more visual inspiration, check out our previous upload on YouTube and get a better idea of what these 5 beautiful countries have to offer! If these visuals aren’t enough to get you hyped, we don’t know what will!