Ultimate Bangkok Honeymoon Guide

Let us take you on a journey to uncover all the essentials for planning the perfect Bangkok honeymoon!

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Planning a honeymoon in Thailand? Then a Bangkok honeymoon stopover is an absolute must!

The enigmatic City of Angels in Southeast Asia is a feast for the senses.

Discover the mystique of its ancient temples, explore the bustling markets and malls, feast on Thai street food, and cheers to your newly wedded life in a hip cocktail bar – a honeymoon in Bangkok has all this and more.

We’ve been lucky enough to spend many days in this city on multiple trips to Thailand and it’s one of our favourites. Soak in the atmosphere and take yourselves on an unforgettable adventure.

Let’s dive in and tell you everything you need to know with our Ultimate Bangkok Honeymoon Guide!

Good to know about Bangkok

Time Zone: GMT +7

Language: Thai

Population: 11 million

Currency: Thai Baht ฿

A few phrases:

Hi: Sawadee

Thank you: Khop Khun

Goodbye: Sawadee

Visa Required: Most nationalities can enter Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa. If you need help to obtain a visa, check out iVisa.com. You will need 6 months of validity left on your passport.

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Travel Health: Bangkok has a low to no risk of malaria. Although if you’re visiting other places in Thailand there could be higher risk. There have been previous cases of the zika virus in Thailand. Travel vaccinations are needed for Thailand. We encourage you to visit the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date travel vaccination recommendations or speak to a Tropical Medicine Specialist.

Best time to visit Bangkok

Thailand’s tropical climate means it’s warm throughout the year, but there are distinct seasons, the rainy season and the dry season, that can influence your Bangkok honeymoon experience.

The best time to visit Bangkok for honeymoon is from November to April during the dry season

The weather is more comfortable, with average temperatures hovering around 27°C (81°F).

The summer months is the monsoon season. This time of year brings rain. Things get more hot and humid from May onwards with temperatures in the early 30’s °C (80’s°F). Rainfall is usually in the form of short, intense downpours although there can be longer spells of rain, too.

September and October are the worst months to visit as it’s the peak of the rainy season. The rainfall doubles from the previous months and you will experience heavy downpours.

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Where to stay in Bangkok

Let’s explore the best areas you can choose for your Bangkok honeymoon stay as the choice of where to stay in the city can define your experience.

The river side area has peaceful views of the Chao Phraya River and many of the best ultra luxury honeymoon hotels in Bangkok are located along its banks. Around this area is a more serene Bangkok honeymoon experience.

On the left bank of the river the Old City area, Rattanakosin, is a great base too, placing you within a short distance of historic sites like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Plus, Chinatown and Banglamphu, home to the legendary backpacker haven and nightlife hub, Khaosan Road are not too far away.

For shopping and nightlife, opt for a stay along Siam area or Sukhumvit Road. These areas have great shopping malls, dining and bars. Sukhumvit Road actually stretches from the city to the Cambodian border!

Ultimately if you’re short on time consider a stay near one of the BTS Skytrain stations for easy access to zip around many of the major sites.

Bangkok is one of the best places for luxury with the best hotels to suit most honeymoon budgets.

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Bangkok Honeymoon Hotels

Riverside Bangkok Honeymoon Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River


If you’re looking for ultra luxury Bangkok honeymoon hotels then stop reading as the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is a sanctuary.

With its prime riverside location inviting you to indulge in luxurious rooms, inventive cuisine, and panoramic views. Don’t miss the beautiful spa, the perfect spot to banish jet lag.

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Mandarin Oriental Bangkok


A total property, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is one of our top picks for Bangkok honeymoon hotels.

A mix of Thai elegance with modern luxury and in-situ for almost 150 years, it has a resort-style ambiance, a stunning escape amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Book a room in the River Wing which has recently been renovated.

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The Peninsula Bangkok


The Peninsula Bangkok is an emblem of Bangkok honeymoon luxury. This urban oasis is an exclusive retreat.

Rooms are traditional and adorned with Thai silks, antiques, and teakwood floors. Opt for the Grand Deluxe Balcony Room.

The three-tiered outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax after shopping and sightseeing.

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Capella Bangkok


Michelin star dining and spacious rooms await at the modern urban oasis on the river, Capella Bangkok. This is a wonderful choice when it comes to Bangkok honeymoon hotels.

Opt for the stunning Verandah Suite with spacious outdoor terrace, sala (pavilion) and jacuzzi plunge pool facing the river. Honeymoon heaven.

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ARUN Riverside Bangkok


Arun Riverside Bangkok is ideal for couples seeking more affordable boutique honeymoon hotels by the river.

With stunning views of the Wat Arun temple from some of their rooms. There’s just six so book early for a river view!

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The Siam


If you’re looking for resort style Bangkok honeymoon hotels, then The Siam Hotel has to be on your list.

This exquisite hotel is surrounded by 3 acres of lush gardens. A sanctuary of art, culture, and history. There’s Pool Villa options, right in the city.

Don’t miss Opium Spa, too for a heavenly Thai massage to banish any post wedding stress.

The Siam has a private pier to take you across the river for sightseeing and shopping.

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Luxury Bangkok Honeymoon Hotels

The Standard, Bangkok


Bringing its unique brand of cool and comfort, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon is the perfect hotel for couples seeking to experience Bangkok’s modern side.

We’re in love with Sky Beach, the highest cocktail bar in Bangkok, and the third highest rooftop bar in the world. The Standard Pool is ideal for relaxing after a long flight or a day shopping and sightseeing. Opt for a Balcony Suite.

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Banyan Tree Bangkok


Banyan Tree Bangkok is a classic these days. Known for its iconic rooftop bar and restaurant, Vertigo & Moon Bar, with breathtaking city views.

Located in the Sathorn/Silom area, this is an all-suite hotel. The only downside is that you are a 15-30 minute’ drive from some of the top sites like the Grand Palace but the rooftop bar is worth it. 

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Siam Kempinski Hotel


If your Bangkok honeymoon is all about luxury and shopping then Siam Kempinski is the one for you.

The rooms are classic and elegantly designed to be a peaceful haven and a tranquil retreat from the city’s vibrant life.  Opt for a Cabana room with direct pool access.

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Kimpton Maa-Lai


Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is one of the best honeymoon hotels in Bangkok not just for its stylish interiors, but for it’s fantastic location.

You’re just a stone’s throw away from Bangkok’s shopping area and Lumpini Park. Lumphini Park is Bangkok’s biggest urban park.

After a day of shopping soak up the sun at the third floor infinity pool nestled overlooking the secret garden.

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Rosewood Bangkok


Rosewood Bangkok is a 30-story marvel, reshaping the city’s skyline with its visually stunning architecture.

Inspired by the wai, Thailand’s traditional gesture of greeting, this luxury Bangkok honeymoon hotel embodies the spirit of Thai culture in a modern context.

You’ll find rooms with floor to ceiling windows, a stylish speakeasy bar, and an indoor-outdoor saltwater lap pool and you’re just a 1-minute walk to the SkyTrain.

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137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok


137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok with its stunning rooftop pools is a worthy addition to your Bangkok honeymoon hotels shortlist.

This beautiful property offers a blend of residential-style accommodations with expansive marble bathrooms, kitchenettes and alfresco balconies.

Opt for a suite for access to the infinity rooftop pool with 360-degree city view (there’s also a second  infinity-edge pool on level 27, too).

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is less than 15 minutes from the Skytrain.

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Boutique Bangkok Honeymoon Hotels

Ariyasom Villa Boutique Hotel Bangkok


Built around a charming authentic 1940s Thai heritage house, AriyasomVilla is one of the most charming Bangkok honeymoon hotels.

You’ll find a saltwater pool set amid the lush tropical gardens and a small boutique Thai spa.

This is a lovely choice for couples seeking the best boutique honeymoon hotels in Bangkok. Plus, it’s less than a 15-minute walk to the the SkyTrain for exploring the city.

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Shanghai Mansion


Shanghai Mansion is one of the most unique honeymoon hotels in Bangkok.

Step back in time to the romantic, opulent world of 1930s Shanghai. Located in the heart of Chinatown, close to the new MRT station Wat Mangkon makes it more accessible than ever, connecting you to to Bangkok’s top attractions.

A stay in Chinatown is one of the most unique ways to experience Bangkok. From traditional Chinese coffee shops to the bustling nights filled with tantalising food options. This is a must try for couples who don’t want the same same!

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Public House


At Public House industrial cool meets mid century for a modern take on a Bangkok honeymoon hotels.

With a cosy cool atmosphere this is for couples who don’t care about tradition. We love the elevated roof pool, Mooon. Opt for the Premier Corner Room with Terrace. You’re less than 15 minutes from Sukhumvit skytrain station, too.

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Things to do on a Bangkok honeymoon

Essential Things To Do in Bangkok

Culinary Adventures

On a Bangkok honeymoon, food probably pips everything else for us!

There’s over 8000 restaurants listed in Bangkok on Tripadvisor so you will be in culinary heaven.

From street food stalls to nearly 200 Michelin-recommended outlets and even plenty of western fare, cool dive bars and luxury cocktail spots, there truly is an endless array of dining options to select from on your Bangkok honeymoon.

Start with a food tour with a local to get the inside track. Try a night at an old favourite like Cabbages & Condoms or opt for a luxurious dining experience, at a Michelin-starred restaurant such as Le Normandie.

Don’t miss Yaowarat Road aka Dragon street in Chinatown, a paradise for street-food.

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Temple Hopping

Bangkok is full of temples and historical sites. The Grand Palace is one of it’s most famous landmarks with its spectacular buildings and the sacred Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

The Thai people revere their royal family and the majority are Buddhist. The intricate architecture and historical significance of their temples make it a cornerstone of any Bangkok visit for culture lovers.

There are some other must-do temples.

Wat Saket, or the Golden Mount, is on the only hill in Bangkok, take the 320 stairs take you up to the top for panoramic views of the Rattanakosin Island.

Wat Arun, or The Temple of Dawn on the banks of the Chao Phraya River is an iconic symbol of Bangkok, standing since the 17th century.

As is Wat Pho aka Wat Phra Chetuphon, famous for the giant reclining Buddha statue. Wat Pho is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. 

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Market Madness

Bangkok has many markets but Chatuchak Weekend Market has an overwhelming variety of goods in its 15,000 stalls. From vintage clothing to handmade crafts and souvenir trinkets, it’s the ideal place for thrift shoppers.

The Floating Markets, such as Taling Chan are a glimpse into traditional Thai life, where boats laden with colourful goods and fresh produce create a lively atmosphere.

The Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talat) is a 24-hour spectacle of colours and fragrances.

An hour outside of the city, Mae Klong Railway Market aka Hoop Rom Market, is quite a sight, as vendors dodge the passing trains, a vibrant hair raising dance of tradition right at the tracks! You can also pop by Damnoen Saduak floating market.

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Shopping Sprees

Bangkok is a shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re looking to pick up some designer threads or just looking for a break from the tropical heat, Bangkok’s malls are not just shopping destinations but entertainment complexes.

Siam Paragon, for example, houses an aquarium and a cinema. Don’t miss the MBK Centre and CentralWorld.

Asiatique The Riverfront is another open air mall and a popular spot at the river side with a ferris wheel.

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Thai Cooking Class

Is this even a Thailand honeymoon without doing a cooking class?!

Learn the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine and how to make the huge array of iconic Thai dishes.

There’s all the favourites from your favourite Thai restaurant at home – Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Massaman Curry, Som Tam and Mango Sticky Rice.

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Nightlife and Entertainment

A dive bar in Patpong, chic rooftop cocktail bar, a bar crawl, street food four of Chinatown or romantic dinner cruises along the Chao Phraya River? No matter what your jam is, this city for night owls has you covered.

The Khao San Road is a bustling street that is the heart of Bangkok’s backpacker district, known for its lively bars and interesting street food.

Bangkok’s skyline is best enjoyed from its many cool rooftop bars, like the Banyan Tree’s famous Vertigo and Moon Bar.

Unique Things To Do In Bangkok

Artistic Endeavours

The Jim Thompson House Museum offers insight into the life of Jim Thompson, the American who pioneered the Thai silk industry before going missing in Malaysia in the 1960s. You’ll find an extensive collection of Asian art, set within a traditional Thai house.

A modern space for contemporary art, the Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre aka BACC hosts exhibitions, performances, and workshops, making it a hub for creative minds and art enthusiasts.

Muay Thai

Experience the excitement of Thailand’s national sport by watching a live Muay Thai fight. Get ready to rumble at the famous Rajadamnern Stadium!

Or maybe you can try it for yourselves with a private lesson?

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King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk

Mahanakhon Skywalk invites you to walk among the clouds with panoramic views of Bangkok from Thailand’s highest observation deck.

There’s a terrifying glass walkway where you can look down from a height of 310 metres from the 78th floor!

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Bike Tours

A bike tour is one of our favourite unique things to do on a Bangkok honeymoon.

If you have time, hop on a cycling tour of Bang Krachao, the “Green Lung” of Bangkok, to reveal the city’s lesser-known natural and cultural sights.

Or, stay closer to the city with a morning or afternoon getting off the beaten track.

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Day trips from Bangkok


The ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a glimpse into Thailand’s glorious past with its magnificent ruins and temples.

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Known for the Bridge over the River Kwai and its WWII history, Kanchanaburi is a natural beauty with historical significance.

This historic railway bridge was built during World War II by prisoners of war, and later immortalised by its tragic history and the famous film bearing its name.

If you have time stay overnight at The Float House River Kwai with cool over water-style accommodation the river.

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Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park with its emerald-green pools and cascading waterfalls is the ideal jungle escape into Thailand’s lush, natural beauty.

If you haven’t got time to explore Northern Thailand this is a great addition to your Bangkok honeymoon (and you can easily add on to Kanchanaburi)

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Bangkok Honeymoon Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bangkok good for a honeymoon

Absolutely, Bangkok may not be the first city you think of for a romantic getaway, but a Bangkok honeymoon is a fantastic choice for couples planning to explore Thailand or stopping over to explore other countries in the region!

The allure of ancient traditions with the excitement of modern urban life, the luxury hotels, the incredible dining scene, shopping and nightlife! Bangkok is a whirlwind of sensory experiences.

In spite of (or maybe because of!) the noise, the traffic and the smells, if you’re up for embracing the energy, it’s one of our top picks for a city honeymoon stopover in Asia.

How long should we stay in Bangkok for our honeymoon

The ideal duration of a honeymoon in Bangkok will depend on several factors, including your available time, budget, and the type of experience you’re looking to have.

Many couples just stop for a night or two but if you have time we’d recommend around 4 to 5 nights. If you’re short on time, stay at least two nights.

Remember that a 2 night Bangkok honeymoon will only give you one full day to explore, and 3 nights, two full days and so on.

An extra day or two will give you time not only to explore the highlights of the city but you’ll have time to visit some of Thailand’s highlights just a couple of hours from the city.

You may need some time to recover from jet lag before exploring the city.

Is Bangkok expensive

A Bangkok honeymoon offers a range of experiences to suit various budgets.

One of the best things about Bangkok is that it can be a budget-friendly honeymoon destination, but it also offers plenty of opportunities for the affordable luxury if you want to spend more.

It’s a very affordable city compared to many Western destinations.

Travel costs vary by style so it will depend on what kind of Bangkok honeymoon experience you’re planning. Whether you’re on a lavish or more modest budget, there is something for you in Bangkok. 

For foodies, it’s heaven with everything from inexpensive street food to upscale Michelin-recommended dining experiences.

Many of Bangkok’s famous temples and cultural sites have low entrance fees, too. Public transport, including the BTS Skytrain and MRT, is very affordable. Taxis and tuk-tuks are also reasonably priced.

Should we use a travel agent to book a Bangkok honeymoon package

A good travel agent who books Bangkok honeymoon packages regularly will be able to take care of all the nitty-gritty details so it’s worth checking things with a trusted travel agent.

However, booking a D-I-Y Bangkok honeymoon package is easy. Choose a flexible hotel rate with free cancellation with Booking.com. You can get great discounts with their loyalty programme.

You can book transfers and ferries easily with 12Go along with tours and excursions on GetYourGuide or Viator.

Klook is another great platform that is popular for Asia tours and transport.

When you’re booking flights, if you can’t fly directly and are booking connecting flights, give yourself enough time to change planes.

We’d recommend at least a 2 to 3-hour layover for a stress-free experience.

Don’t forget to have travel insurance in place before booking!

How to get to Bangkok

Getting to Bangkok is straightforward, as it’s a major travel hub.

Bangkok has two airports and the primary gateway to the city is Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport airport code: BKK) where most international flights land, including those from Europe, Middle East, Australia, and other parts of Asia.

If you’re travelling from the US, there are currently no direct flights so you will need a connecting flight.

Flights from within Asia, including budget airlines, fly into both Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), the city’s older airport which now primarily serves low-cost carriers.

From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take the Airport Rail Link to the city centre, which is a fast and affordable option. Taxis are also widely available.

However, we’d recommend booking a reliable transfer if it’s a first time visit.

Some also arrive by bus to Mo Chit Bus Terminal and by train to Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (fomerly Bang Sue Grand Station) from other areas of Asia.

How to get around Bangkok

Trains, automobiles and…Tuk Tuks! Navigating Bangkok is an adventure in itself and there are lots of options to get around.

The BTS Skytrain is a fast, clean, and efficient way to travel around the city. It’s ideal for avoiding traffic and covers major commercial and tourist areas.

There are two main lines: the Silom Line and the Sukhumvit Line. Consider purchasing a Rabbit Card to avoid the hassle of buying single-journey tickets.

The MRT, Bangkok’s underground metro system, complements the BTS. It’s useful for reaching areas not covered by the Skytrain.

Taxis are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Ensure the metre is turned on to avoid being overcharged. During rush hour, however, be prepared for slow-moving traffic.

These iconic three-wheeled Tuk Tuk is a fun, albeit sometimes pricier, way to travel short distances. Always agree on the fare before starting your journey.

We’ll admit, the novelty factor of Tuk Tuk journeys can wear off quickly. The vehicle fumes can be a lot. We prefer the skytrain and air conditioned taxis!

The Chao Phraya River Express and canal boats offer a scenic and efficient way to travel. They’re a great way to avoid traffic while enjoying views from the water.

Bangkok has an extensive bus network. However, buses can be crowded and slower due to traffic. They’re best used when you’re not in a hurry and want a local experience.

Car hire is not recommended due to the intense traffic, unfamiliar roads, driving culture and parking challenges.

What to pack for a Bangkok honeymoon

When packing for your Bangkok honeymoon, prioritise comfort/
Including loose-fitting clothing and comfortable walking shoes or sandals are essential for exploring the city.

Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, and SPF and insect repellent. Carry a light rain jacket if you’re visiting during the rainy season. For temple visits, ensure your clothing covers shoulders and knees.

You can access our free Bangkok / Thailand packing list and get the full Packing List Bundle in the shop.

Is Bangkok safe for a honeymoon

Bangkok is generally considered a safe destination. Like any major city, it has its share of petty crime, and occasional political protests.

Be aware of scams including drivers or unvetted guides taking you to overpriced shops. Pickpocketing can occur in crowded areas such as markets or on public transport.

Thai culture places great importance on respect and politeness. Familiarise yourself with local customs, such as removing shoes before entering a temple.

Respect Thai Buddhist traditions and their royal family and you’ll have no issues on a honeymoon in Bangkok!

Where can we tag on to Bangkok for a multi-destination honeymoon

Most couples planning a Bangkok honeymoon are exploring as part of a stunning Thailand honeymoon itinerary!

Bangkok is your gateway to Thailand’s stunning beaches and west coast islands like Phuket, Koh Yao Noi, Koh Phi Phi or Koh Lanta, east coast islands like Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangnan and northern cultural hubs like Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai.

Bangkok can be starting or finishing point of a tour of a neighbouring country like Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos.

You can add on a multi destination honeymoon anywhere in Asia from the Maldives to Singapore to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Bangkok can also be a hub for stop over to/from another region like Europe, the Middle East or Australasia, too. 

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