As part of the Brides 2014 Brides Best Honeymoon awards, we're counting down the best places for newlyweds to stay in Asia and Australia. From stunning Balinese hotels among Buddhist temples to rustic Australian getaways, you're guaranteed a luxurious stay no matter which resort you choose.

When a resort claims a spot on a top-10 list that covers two continents, an island nation, and a vast swath of the Indian Ocean, you know it has to be pretty special. Each of the haute escapes here is infused with the most seductive qualities of its destination, from a Thai hideaway that lets you explore the surrounding jungle on the back of an elephant to two private islands that specialize in secluded beaches and OMG diving trips on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. There are overwater retreats in the Maldives, hushed hillside escapes on Bali, and a riverside lodge in New Zealand that's played host to everyone from the Queen of the Netherlands to the Queen of England. What do they all have in common? They're all go-to destinations for honeymooners-in-the-know like you. Get ready—you're about to take the trip of your life.

Maggie Parker

How did we choose the Brides Best Honeymoons? A survey was conducted in conjunction with Virtuoso, a network of nearly 9,000 top luxury travel advisors. For more information, contact 855-570-3829.

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