Few travel decisions are as important as choosing where to go on a honeymoon. After all, honeymoons are once in a lifetime experiences that should be special. Even when couples decide to spend their post-nuptial getaway in a specific country, there are always many other destinations from which to choose. A perfect example is Thailand, which has a diverse range of beach resorts, quaint countryside towns, and eclectic and culture-filled cities. From a lazy and relaxing romantic vacation, to an adventure-filled escapade, a honeymoon in Thailand can end your wedding ceremony on a good note and usher in your new life as a married couple in a memorable way. The following top 5 spots to honeymoon in Thailand can make that dream come true.
If you want to spend your honeymoon in a quiet and tranquil beach destination, you can escape the crowds and have a romantic experience at Koh Kood (also known as Ko Kut). This island has many secluded beaches where coconut palms outnumber buildings. It’s an unspoiled destination offering guests an abundance of natural beauty to explore.
You can go for a swim in the shimmering and warm waters at Away Ko Kood resort with your spouse, or snorkel and scuba dive together in one of the many beach resorts on the island. Kayaking and jungle trekking are some additional fun things that couples can try in Ko Kood as well. The island’s warm hospitality does not disappoint as newlyweds get to stay in luxurious beach bungalow villas that have private terraces and enjoy great views of the sea. We’ve made it easy for you to get started with our Koh Kood Island Escape package!
Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Thailand. And although this island may be somewhat commercialized, it still has plenty of luxury resorts, spas, and villas for you and your spouse to nestle away in from the hustle and bustle of city-living.
The Centara Villas, for instance, is a great resort for married couples to visit. You and your partner will be pampered at this beachfront resort with luxurious massages, body treatments and much more. At the end of the day, both of you can watch the sunset to share a memorable moment. Get two-nights free at Centara Villas with this special offer from Goway Travel. There are also many quiet beaches to spend a romantic hideaway in Koh Samui, with the best picks being Mae Nam, Bophut, and Bang Rak.
Railay is located in Krabi on the Andaman Coast and is easily accessible from Ko Phi Phi, Ao Nang, and Phuket. This peninsula is home to Phra Nang, one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. There are plenty of romantic things to do at this destination, including sunbathing, sightseeing, and even rock climbing. Railay allows visitors to make their honeymoon relaxing or adventurous.
We have a great package from Trip Store Krabi that includes a 4-day tour of Krabi including a visit to Railay beach plus 4-star accommodations. For those who prefer to stay in a five star luxury resort, Rayavedee would be a great choice.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. It’s a destination of spectacular natural beauty and great diversity. One of the main reasons couples visit this island is because of the beautiful beaches. We really love some of the slightly offbeat beaches that make it worth the trip. Some of the lesser-known beaches are located in Southeastern Phuket, and they include Cape Panwa, Ya Nui, Rawai, and Nai Han. Couples can set sail on a romantic cruise in their own private yacht from Chalong Bay, where boat tour operators abound. Alternatively, you can spend a day with your significant other in Phang Nga Bay, which is located in in Phang Nga province, a short trek away from Phuket and Krabi. It is known for its beautiful caves, limestone cliffs, mangroves, fishing villages, and the famous James Bond Island.
There are endless resorts that provide romantic holiday packages for two, but if you want to experience pure bliss with your spouse, you won’t regret choosing Indigo Pearl Resort, where contemporary style and modern distinction meet. Set against a backdrop of dense rainforest filled with rare wildlife, Indigo Pearl creates an inspired setting for the ultimate beach resort getaway. If this sounds like something for you, you’re in luck! We currently have a Luxury 9-Day Package at Indigo Pearl offered by Goway Travel.
Although most people may think that the best honeymoon destinations in Thailand are just the beaches, there are romantic cities in this unique and diverse nation as well. For example, Chiang Mai serves as the perfect destination for couples that are looking for a truly unique experience that combines Thai culture and natural beauty.
A honeymoon in Chiang Mai offers diverse activities to indulge in. You can spend the day strolling through ancient temples, visiting markets, or learning how to cook authentic Thai cuisine. If you need a break from the cityscape, you can explore nature in Chang Mai’s countryside with your soul mate by visiting an elephant sanctuary, rafting through rivers, swimming under waterfalls, or jungle trekking on the Trek Mountains in Doi Suthep National Park.
If luxury is what you’re looking for, you can get just that by staying at the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Resort, recently named by Conde Nast Traveler to the prestigious ‘Gold List 2015: The Top Hotels in the World’. With our package from Explorient Tours, you can experience the Ultimate Luxury Travel tour, which includes 8 nights accommodation at Dhara Dhevi and Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, plus a an exclusive spa package and Thai culinary lesson.
Planning Your Romantic Getaway
This list is by no means complete since Thailand has so many amazing destinations that offer unforgettable honeymoon experiences. However, our suggestions above show our favorite opportunities for couples to start their “happily ever after” in a romantic and fun way in the Land of Smiles!
Need help planning your romantic trip to Thailand? We can help!
- Sign up for our Thailand Honeymoon Registry! Your wedding guests can gift you with the perfect romantic getaway in Thailand: http://bookthailandnow.honeymoonwishes.com
- Locate a Thai the Knot specialist in your area for help planning a destination wedding: http://travelagentuniversity.com/agentlocator?cid=251
- Start pinning ideas for your dream honeymoon or destination wedding on Pinterest! You can pin photos directly from our blog, or get started on our Pinterest page: http://pinterest.com/ThailandInsider
- Visit the Romance section of the Official Tourism Thailand website and travel guide: http://na.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Theme-Travel/Romance-Travel-in-Thailand