This vibrant, friendly nation has so much on offer and so many islands to explore. From the high-rise, neon lights of Bangkok to the growing wellness resorts around the Samui archipelago to the dazzlingly beautiful beaches and legendary nightlife of the Andaman Islands, there’s a dream Thailand honeymoon for every couple.
Where to Go in Thailand
At the heart of Northern Thailand is Chiang Mai, which has a plethora of beautiful temples waiting to be explored. Outdoor activities, like river rafting, and hot springs are a huge draw in this area. Off the south coast, you’ll find the famous islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan which attract a large backpacker crowd - but mean you can find luxury accommodation at fantastic prices. A private dinner on the beach is a staple of any romantic break, and there’s nowhere more breathtaking than Krabi Province’s Railay Beach which overlooks the fairytale limestone formations that rise from the sea. All of the idyllic beaches of Ko Phi-Phi and Ko Lanta to the west of the archipelago should be on your itinerary.
When to Go to Thailand
Thailand is a year-round honeymoon destination, but the peak time to visit is from November to April. The beginning of that period is the cool season where temperatures are pleasant and the weather dry. The end, from February to the beginning of May, is the hot season when all you'll want to do is cool off in the sea.
What to See in Thailand
One of the most respected elephant conservation projects in the country is Elephant Nature Park, near Chiang Mai. You can go on jungle walks with the rescued elephants and join in feeding time, but importantly there’s a no-ride policy. Almost every hotel will offer a cooking class so you can return home with an arsenal of delicious dishes. Find one where you can go food shopping with a guide first. If you can, make a floating market top of your bucket list – don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the colours.
Where to Stay in Thailand
Banyan Tree Bangkok
One of the tallest hotels in the Thai capital, Banyan Tree Bangkok gives you the opportunity to dine in luxury style while taking in every inch of the bustling city. Drinking and dining are certainly highlights here, with a selection of Bangkok's best restaurants and dining experiences on-site. The famous Vertigo restaurant, set 61 floors high and offering some of the best metropolitan views in the world, is our favourite spot.
Raya Heritage Chiang Mai
Located on the banks of Chiang Mai's River Ping, Raya Heritage Chiang Mai is a peaceful sanctuary nestled within stunning Thai countryside. Despite its serene location, the hotel is within easy reach of the ancient city making it the perfect pick for couples looking to combine deep relaxation with a true taste of Thai history and culture.
Four Seasons Tented Camp
Four Seasons Tented Camp is a remote and luxurious hideaway nestled in the jungle next to the Ruak River and looking out onto Myanmar and Laos in Thailand's Golden Triangle. Each of the 15 luxurious tents offer views of elephants grazing in their natural habitat and the camp offers you the chance to get up close to the gentle giants in the adjoining elephant sanctuary.
Situated in the paradise province of Krabi, Rayavadee is dotted across a stunning peninsula and is only accessible by boat, giving us serious castaway vibes! Two-storey pavilions and pool villas give a village feel to the resort and allow you to really settle in to the laidback pace of life as you begin your marriage in total seclusion and tranquility.
If you love the idea of pristine white sand, turquoise sea and secluded luxury, you can't beat The Sarojin. Located in peaceful Khao Lak, you can simply sit back and enjoy the softly rolling waves as you dig your feet into the white sand or you can recruit The Sarojin's team of 'Imagineers' and go on an adventure. From candlelit meals on deserted islands to rainforest treks, just say the word and the team can design your perfect honeymoon experience.
How to Get to Thailand
Being a favourite of backpackers, airfare to Thailand is pretty cheap, with plenty of carriers taking you to cities across the country. If you include a stopover, you can get return flights for under £300, which is the fastest and best way to get there. London to Bangkok will take just over 11 hours in the air. Plenty of time to enjoy a glass or two of champagne.
No visa is required for Thailand, but you will need a yellow fever vaccine certificate. Make sure you're up-to-date with all your vaccines, including rabies.
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