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Honeymoon in Thailand
The Land of Smiles has it all. With the extraordinary beaches, delicious cuisine, exciting cities, jungle adventures, and spiritual encounters, a honeymoon in Thailand is pure perfection…
A honeymoon in Thailand ticks all the boxes for a stunning adventure. Full of diverse experiences and beautiful scenery. No matter what your interests are or what your honeymoon type is, you’ll find it in the Land of Smiles.
Most couples will start their honeymoon in Thailand in the capital, Bangkok. This fun, hectic city known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is an assault on the senses in the most fun way possible. Scratch the surface and you’ll find incredible dining, nightlife, shopping and cultural pursuits. Stay in a luxury hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River or along Sukhumvit Road. Explore sacred temples like Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Meander through Chatuchak Weekend Market or Damnoen Saduak Bangkok floating market. Take a street food tour or dine in one of the many Michelin-star restaurants dotted around the city. History buffs will love getting outside of the city to UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya and Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai.
While many couples head straight for the world-famous beaches of the east and west coasts in the south, no visit is complete without exploring the cultural heart of the country in the north, around Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai at the Golden Triangle. Adventure awaits in jungle landscapes close to the mighty Mekong River. Take a Thai cooking class to learn about northern cuisine. Visit an ethical elephant sanctuary. Go for hikes in Doi Inthanon National Park and explore Bua Tong Waterfall. Admire the view of Chiang Mai from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. Some of Thailand’s best luxury hotels are in this region too.
Head south for the perfect island-hopping honeymoon adventure. You can choose from two coasts (or do both!). Spend your days doing nothing by the pool or beach or you can spend it taking speedboats to other islands, kayaking around limestone karsts jutting out of the emerald green sea. Eat Pad Thai for lunch from a beach hut restaurant. Take a moment of reflection at a temple with ornate Buddha statues. Snorkel and scuba dive and party until the early hours.
We love the west coast beach areas in the Andaman Sea. Usually, the jump-off is on the biggest island, Phuket. With a long stretch of coastline with beautiful sunsets, you’ll find more quiet beaches and some of the most lively areas of Thailand. It’s a perfect spot for taking day trips and exploring the nightlife. We love Krabi. The limestone karst cliffs with jewel-green water are divine. Quieter Khao Lak is the perfect spot to explore the Similan Islands. Phi Phi islands, Ko Yao Noi, Koh Yao Yai and Koh Lanta are just some islands you can explore on a beautiful honeymoon in Thailand island hop.
The east coast islands are hugely popular. Koh Samui is the biggest island in the Gulf of Thailand. Stay in lively Chaweng Beach or one of the luxury hotels dotted around the island. Nearby Ko Pha Ngan is famous for the Full Moon Party and Koh Tao for snorkelling and diving. With everything from boat trips to water sports, dining and nightlife, big resorts, relaxing boutique boltholes, and perfect sunsets, you’ll have the best time exploring these famous islands. Thailand is one of our ultimate honeymoon destinations.
If you have time, you could tag on Cambodia or Laos, which can be reached overland or by air. Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore are also very convenient. Many couples ask us about the difference between Thailand and Bali, so we’ve got a little breakdown here. You can also combine Thailand with the Maldives, one of our favourite multi-destination honeymoons – two heavenly destinations. Consider a stopover in Dubai or Istanbul.
Want to dive deeper into planning a honeymoon in Thailand? Check out our Ultimate Thailand Honeymoon Guide, which has everything you need to know to plan a honeymoon to this fascinating and fun country.
Best time to visit Thailand
The best time to visit Thailand for a honeymoon is from November to April. It is the dry season in the north (around Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai) and the west coast beach areas of Phuket and the surrounding islands in the Andaman Sea. The east coast beaches around Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand have a different climate pattern and the heaviest rains for this area are from September to November.
Is Thailand good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Thailand is one of our favourite recommendations. It’s perfect for a beach, culture and foodie honeymoon. Plus, it’s very affordable.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in Thailand? We recommend at least 14 nights for a honeymoon in Thailand.
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Thailand or Bali (in Indonesia) – two of our favourite honeymoon destinations that always come up against each other. If you’re a first time visitor to Asia, it can be hard to decipher the difference between them as honeymoon destinations. Before we go on, either one destination will make for magical honeymoon memories so don’t worry – there is no wrong choice here! Let’s break it down…
Thailand is one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations! Beaches, culture, history, food and people. We’ve got everything you need to know to plan a honeymoon in Thailand.