Photography: Discover Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most vibrant and energetic cities, a cultural crossroads between east and west that draws honeymooners from mainland China as well as international couples eager to experience this unique port city’s many charms. The city packs a wild array of attractions into its 421 square miles, including Hong Kong Island with its skyscrapers, charming passenger trams, and scenic Victoria Peak; Kowloon, home to the bustling Mong Kok market; Lantau Island, which has both traditional villages and Hong Kong Disneyland; and outlying islands with quiet beaches and popular seafood restaurants.

Dating back to 1928, the Peninsula Hong Kong is the city’s oldest hotel and a bastion of graceful hospitality drawing on a blend of cultures: the signature fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantom limos will whisk you to the hotel doors, where you’ll find gilded Chinese images to ward off evil spirits. Spacious harbor-view suites are the ultimate honeymoon “room with a view,” none more than the Peninsula Suite perched atop the Peninsula Tower, which in turn stands at the very tip of the Kowloon Peninsula.

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

With its Connaught Street address, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong enjoys an enviable location in the Central Harbourfront district. Honeymooners can choose from 71 suites (many with Victoria Harbor views), 10 dining options that include Michelin-starred French, steak and seafood, and Cantonese restaurants, a luxury spa with treatments drawn from ancient Chinese medicine, and an unbeatable locale for exploring the Hong Kong zoo, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Park, and the city’s thriving dining and nightlife scene.

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>Written by: Bob Curley