There are many reasons to seriously consider Thailand for your honeymoon destination. This tropical island nation is rich with history and culture and gorgeous landscapes – stunning in so many ways. It is home to some of the best beaches in the world with the clearest waters and prime dive spots, lush tropical jungles and free flowing rivulets (quite the ideal romantic backdrop), Buddhist temples, street markets and delicious cuisines to explore, luxe beach resorts and so much more. Of course the bustling nightlife in Thailand means that you and your significant other are guaranteed the time of your lives here!
But the question remains, what is the perfect place to visit in Thailand on your honeymoon? The country’s terrain is so unique, and each place has a different allure. Picking the perfect destination for what you may be looking for can feel like a daunting task. We have put together a definitive guide to take the guesswork out of all the hassle!
Here is a curated list of the best honeymoon destinations to visit in Thailand:
Most promising destinations to visit in Thailand for the perfect honeymoon:
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and one of the most visited cities in the world, can easily occupy top spot in choice honeymoon destination rankings. This fascinating, vibrant city is home to one of the most spectacular skylines in the world. An evening walk on the promenade overlooking the beautiful city lights and under the cover of fireworks is a must-do when you are visiting Bangkok. The dazzle doesn’t end there. You also can’t miss the plethora of delicious street food, lively city markets and an exhilarating nightlife. Some of Thailand’s most important historical sites are also located in Bangkok.
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The serene island of Koh Samui lies off the east coast of Thailand, and is arguably the one of the best honeymoon destinations in Thailand. It is famous for its pristine seascapes, untouched golden sandy beaches, azure waters, coconut groves and exotic corals. Can you imagine a more romantic setting? Koh Samui is ideal if you’re looking for a picture-perfect, otherworldly experience on your honeymoon in Thailand. Rest assured it is definitely a change from the busy pace of Bangkok. Everywhere you turn, you are greeted with panoramic views of the emerald green sea in all its grandeur. The island has everything you would want on a wonderful honeymoon – picturesque landscapes, coral reefs, the best beaches and the most romantic sunsets. In the evenings, the calm island of Koh Samui sings a different tune – it transforms into a party destination!
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Phuket, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ is dotted with sandy beaches and beautiful natural wonders – each with a different allure. The frenzied pace of Patong Beach is quite a rush, and a stark contrast to the peace and quiet of remote stretches of sand in the north. The cliff areas of Rat-U-Thit Road and Beach Road and winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island overlook some of the world’s finest beaches – Patong, Kata, and Karon, and they tempt keen lovebirds with numerous sunset bars like La Versace, 360 Degree, Downstairs, and Boathouse. For many couples visiting Phuket, sun and sand and booze go hand in hand! Anticipate stunning views. Alongside a roaring party scene the island is home to, there are a handful of iconic cultural and religious attractions – temples and shrines, museums, a beautiful historical town; national parks, bustling markets and world-famous landmarks.
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A land of misty mountains and hill tribes, exotic Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand. Once the capital of the Lan Na dynasty, Chiang Mai today has many identities – a major tourist hub, a romantic getaway and a sanctum of sorts for wellness and serenity. There are also over 300 temples in Chiang Mai! If you’re planning to visit Chiang Mai during your honeymoon, a great time to is during Loi Krathong festival, when tens of thousands of lanterns are launched into the dark night sky. A fairy tale sight to witness, indeed!
Krabi is officially one of the most relaxing places to visit in Thailand. If you and your partner are looking for a fun filled and laidback holiday, this coastal town is the destination for you. The region of Krabi is host to seven national parks, and is a haven for adventurous activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and yachting. Koh Lanta National Park is a must-do in Krabi. It is home to the Chao Le tribe, also known as sea gypsies.
Hua Hin is a quiet seaside resort with elite origins, at only a two hours drive from Bangkok. The one 5-kilometer long beach in Hua Hin is prettier than the beaches in action-packed Pattaya – also in close proximity to the resort. What makes Hua Hin stand out from other beach destinations in Thailand is that it is uniquely ‘Thai’, and a favourite weekend getaway among Thais escaping the frenzy of Bangkok. Because you are a lot less likely to see throngs of tourists in tranquil Hua Hin, it is quite the perfect choice for privacy and complete seclusion on your honeymoon.
Phi Phi Islands
If you’re looking to spend most of your honeymoon time on a secluded sandy beach, Phi Phi islands is perfect because it is a complete haven. Phi Phi is made up of two major islands – Phi Phi Leh is completely free of human inhabitants, while Phi Phi Do doesn’t have roads. What they do have is the complete virgin island experience. What could be more romantic than being the only two people marooned on a deserted island!
A two hour ferry ride north from the island of Koh Samui takes you in the gulf of Thailand to the paradise that is Koh Tao. This northern island is marvelled at for its bountiful natural beauty and exotic marine life. If you’re into exploring the depths of the ocean, then look no further than Koh Tao. Its crystal clear waters have some of the best dive spots in Thailand. The white sand beaches of Sairee and Chalok Ban Khao are dotted with huge granite boulders which provide a surreal landscape. Koh Tao is also fast becoming a popular destination for rock climbing and exciting water sports.
The tiny southwestern island of Koh Lipe is located in the Andaman sea on the Thailand-Malaysia border. In “Maldives of Thailand“, twenty five percent of the world’s tropical fish species are found in the island’s turquoise waters. Koh Lipe is also a very popular scuba diving and snorkeling destination. The island has three major beaches – Sunset Beach, Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach. Watch your romance blossom and soak in some incredible views. Look for the laid-back beach shacks and quaint cafes dotting the island.
The resort city of Thailand is located on the Gulf of Thailand on the eastern coast of the island nation. The beaches of Pattaya are very popular – a major allure for visitors. Replete with swanky beachfronts and the hottest party venues, Pattaya is just right if you are looking for a bustling and happening honeymoon. On the southern side of Pattaya lies the high end party hub of Jomtien, while the long Pattaya Beach is home to walking streets, beach bars and night markets. Take the time to go beach hopping with your sweetheart in Pattaya.
These are some of the coolest honeymoon destinations in Thailand with everything you you could possibly want to experience with your partner. Get in touch with TripFactory for assistance with a tailor-made Thailand honeymoon package.