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10 Muslim-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations You Must Consider

Muslim-friendly Honeymoons are the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of your better half in a romantic setting. As Muslims, a halal honeymoon might be the first time you are alone with your spouse, so the stakes are even higher. Below, I have put together a list of the best Muslim-Friendly destinations for a halal -honeymoon that I believe, after ten years of writing, has everything you need to relax and enjoy.

There are so many places when it comes to halal-friendly destinations and options for Muslim couples to enjoy, depending on your budget.

The destinations I have chosen below offer everything for every budget, and many have private resorts suitable for honeymoon and for hijabis who want to enjoy a swim and sun without preying eyes.

The Best Halal-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations

Thailand is an amazing Muslim-friendly honeymoon destination
Thai beaches are the perfect romantic backdrop

1 Thailand

Seriously Thailand has some amazing beaches and resorts. They are also looking into creating a Muslim travel app to help tourists around the country to find halal food and prayer facilities. There are so many places you can explore that have great beaches and plenty of activities to do as well. Hotels in Thailand don’t cost a lot, and you can even have your own private pool for less than £200 a night in a five-star hotel. Flights are considerably cheap from Europe at about £450 return and there are always airline sales and offers.

Some of my favourite places in Thailand for halal friendly options are Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, and Hua Hin in mainland Thailand. If you are using miles and points for your honeymoon the hotel categories are low for what they offer which makes some of them a great deal. I stayed in the Amatara resort as well as the Paresa Resort in the very muslim friendly area of Phuket and it was stunning.

Top 3 Honeymoon hotels in Thailand with private pools

  • Sri Panwa Phuket Luxury Pool Villa Hotel
  • Amatara Wellness Resort
  • Conrad Koh Samui

2 Cape Town, South Africa

With a rich Muslim history, Cape Town provides a stunning backdrop of mountains and sea. The city’s Bo-Kaap area is known for its colourful houses and halal culinary delights. Intimate beachfront stays with halal dining options make this a must-visit spot for a halal-friendly honeymoon.

There are many luxurious resorts perfect for a halal honeymoon, but you are also within easy access to a safari, and there is nothing more romantic than sleeping under the stars. We have a full Muslim-friendly guide to Cape Town for you to enjoy.

Some popular halal-friendly activities in Cape Town include exploring the historic Cape Malay Quarter, visiting the iconic Table Mountain, and taking a boat ride to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. The city also has a vibrant food scene with plenty of halal options, from traditional South African dishes to international cuisine.

For those looking for a romantic getaway, there are several luxury resorts and boutique hotels in Cape Town that offer halal amenities such as private dining options, spa treatments, and secluded beach access. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an adventurous safari experience, Cape Town has something for every Muslim traveller.

Best hotels in Cape Town

  • One&Only Cape Town
  • Melozhori Treehouse
  • Opstal Stay
  • Dwyka Tented Lodge

3 Mauritius

Mauritius is an idyllic paradise that offers Muslim couples a halal honeymoon destination combining tropical allure with their faith considerations. This island nation, set in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, is not only renowned for its stunning natural beauty, with postcard-perfect beaches and lush interiors but also for its diverse population that includes a significant Muslim community, ensuring that halal amenities are abundant and easily accessible.

The island’s halal-friendly offerings begin with a wide range of accommodations. From luxury resorts to cosy villas, many prioritise the needs of Muslim travellers by providing halal-certified meals, private villa pools for those concerned with modesty, and on-site prayer facilities.

Mauritius promises a selection of couple-friendly activities, from snorkelling in the lagoons to romantic sunset catamaran cruises or exploring the vibrant markets and colonial towns; there’s plenty to do within the island.

The best hotels for a Muslim honeymoon in Mauritius

  • Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Mauritius
  • The Residence Mauritius
  • Four Seasons Mauritius

A full list of halal hotels in Mauritius we have here

Looking for the perfect halal honeymoon option?

4 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Everyone considers Dubai as a perfect honeymoon destination for Muslims. However, I will take you further and urge you to check out Ras Al Khaimah, a small Emirate that is about 1.5 hours from Dubai but perfect for those who want romance and adventure.

The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah offers a great option for Muslim couples with private secluded villas with a view of the desert, making it a top halal-friendly honeymoon destination. For those wanting adventure, the largest zipline in the world is located in Ras Al Khaimah.

There is culture and also a beautiful boardwalk for you to enjoy if you want to venture out of your resort. For a more budget-friendly option, there is the Waldorf Astoria as well as the Doubletree by Hilton, which I have stayed and reviewed.

Halal-honeymoon resorts in the UAE

  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
  • Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort
  • Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
  • Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort
  • Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

5 Indonesia

Indonesia is one more country with beautiful scenery, awesome beaches and cheap living. There are so many five-star resorts and so cheap that when I look at them, I am honestly lost at which one to choose; you are spoilt for choice. Bali is a beautiful island and has a 4% Muslim population, and there are plenty of restaurants with halal food. Lombok is a great alternative to Bali for those who want a destination for Muslim couples with privacy but also a Muslim local community and mosques.

There are also great options for private villas you can book starting from only £80 per night; fully secluded with breakfast. I mean, what else would you need on your halal honeymoon? A great place, perfect seclusion for hijab-free days, with a private pool and your husband/wife. I am definitely sold.

Top Hotels in Indonesia for a honeymoon

  • The Oberoi, Lombok
  • Les Villas Ottalia
  • The Lombok Lodge
  • Bali Honeymoon villa

6 Maldives

No Halal honeymoon destination can be complete without the Maldives. It is one of the most popular destinations for Muslim couples when it comes to honeymoons. As a Muslim country, you also know you don’t have to worry about halal food options since resorts and local islands offer both.

I loved my luxurious stay in the Waldorf Astoria Ithafushi, and although rooms can cost up to £5,000 per night, I can say the experience was worth it. I do have a great option when it comes to saving money on this resort in my post.

Also, if you are heading to the Maldives, I would recommend you check out the local islands, especially if you want to do a budget honeymoon option in the Maldives. Many are very much developed for tourists and can offer a good alternative even with small private islands with white sandy beaches.

Some of the hotels I recommend in the Maldives

  • Anantara Maldives
  • Conrad Maldives
  • Hilton Maldives

Budget adventure to the Maldives

Sri Lanka makes for a freat budget halal muslim-friendly honeymoon destination
Sri Lanka offer budget and beauty for Muslim honeymoon couples

7 Sri Lanka

Not many people think of Sri Lanka when they are looking for their honeymoon. It is just a little North of Maldives, has a similar climate, and has some beautiful beaches in the southern parts. You are only a few hundred miles away from the Maldives, enjoying the same feeling yet without the same price tag.

Sri Lanka has some beautiful resorts and some great value for luxury villas with a private chef and live-in staff. You can explore Colombo for a few days as well as there are so many beautiful places you can visit, temples, markets, and scenery. Also, you can find plenty of halal food dining options. Sri Lanka, like many other Asian countries, is realising the Halal/ Muslim friendly potential and is very keen to tap into this multi-billion dollar market. It is definitely on my list to visit, and I think you should too.

Top Honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka

  • Jetwing Colombo Seven Colombo
  • Heritance Tea Factory
  • Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
  • Uga Jungle Beach
Amazing Halal Honeymoon Muslim Friendly Philiphines

8 Philippines

One country that we don’t hear a lot about is the Philippines. A Southeast Asian neighbour of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, it is also a great place for honeymoons. It has over 7000 beautiful small islands which are perfect picture scenes for honeymoon photos. It is a cheap country to honeymoon as well. With 11% of the population being Muslims there is no problem to find halal food and areas to pray.

Plus, it is great to meet local Muslims if you are interested. There are many honeymoon resorts and also Airbnb is great for some affordable luxury.

Top 3 hotels in the Philippines

  • Abaca Boutique Resort
  • Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan
  • Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel

9 Malaysia

Of course, we can’t exclude from the list Malaysia. It is a country which is diverse and beautiful, not only Kuala Lumpur, its capital, but also so many islands and beach resorts, making it a perfect destination for a honeymoon. Langkawi, Kota, known for its halal restaurants and resorts suitable for a honeymoon. Kinabalu, and Ipoh are very popular, and there are so very affordable options with private pools. In a Muslim country, there is never an issue of prayer facilities or food and there are so many activities to enjoy and scenery to take in. Flights are cheap, and airlines always have deals on travel to Southeast Asia starting from £350.

Top hotels in Malaysia

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
  • Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
  • The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
  • The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort Langkawi
  • Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa National Park

10 Salalah, Oman

I would recommend Oman as a general Muslim honeymoon destination since the country covers so many options when it comes to romantic gateways and adventure honeymoon activities.

You can start your journey in Muscat to enjoy some history and culture and then move to Salalah for private villas perfect for a romantic honeymoon away. Salalah offers so many options in summer, including resorts with halal food for the perfect Muslim-friendly honeymoon destination. There is an oasis of greenery due to the location and season.

I have stayed in the Anantara Salalah Resort and the halal food, private villas and staff make it one of my favourite Muslim-friendly honeymoon destinations. It is also very affordable compared to the same resort standard, making it a great budget halal honeymoon experience.

Halal Honeymoon Resorts in Oman

  • Jumeirah Muscat Bay
  • Shangri-La Al Husn, Muscat – Adults Only Resort
  • Alila Jabal Akhdar
  • Six Senses Zighy Bay
  • Alila Hinu Bay Salalah Mirbat

It is clear that the world offers a plethora of enchanting destinations perfectly suited for a halal honeymoon. Whether you are seeking the tropical bliss of the Maldives or the rich cultural tapestry of Cape Town, there is truly a getaway to satisfy every couple’s taste and budget. 

Check out our exotic Halal honeymoon destinations that might inspire you further in your honeymoon planning. Also, there are many websites offering discounted luxury holidays perfect to create your own halal honeymoon package.

Thailand’s sun-kissed beaches and innovative Muslim travel resources, South Africa’s historical landmarks and gastronomic delights, the idyllic serenity of Mauritius, the adventure and luxury woven into Ras Al Khaimah’s fabric, the cultural diversity and untouched beauty of Indonesia.

The unsurpassed luxury of the Maldives, the value and cultural riches of Sri Lanka, the picture-perfect landscapes and local experiences in the Philippines, the affordable luxury and natural wonders of Malaysia, and the romantic desert escapades in Oman, all offer serene environments and halal-friendly amenities that cater to the needs of Muslim honeymooners looking for memorable and intimate experiences.

As Muslim travelers continue to shape and influence the global travel industry, these destinations not only provide privacy and seclusion but also ensure Muslims with faith-based requirements are met with halal-certified cuisines, prayer facilities, and modesty-conscious accommodations.

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