Thailand – A Honeymoon of Delights

There is a reason Thailand has become one of the top choices for honeymooners from across the globe. This stunning destination offers a world of contrasting delights that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Thailand offers honeymooners a wealth of options. Visit the vibrant city of Bangkok with its temples, the stunning beaches of Phuket, or the beautiful island of Phi Phi or go off the beaten track and discover Thailand’s hidden gems and unspoilt areas.

Bangkok

The city of Bangkok offers honeymooners a romantic getaway full of exciting attractions, boasting beautiful temples, river cruises, and many wonderful restaurants.

 

Thailand Honeymoon Golden Buddahs
Thailand Honeymoon Golden Buddahs

Visit Wat Pho, the old city, for some culture and history and stand side by side with the famous 46m gold leaf reclining Buddha statue. If giant Buddhas aren’t your thing, Wat Pho is also considered the leading school of massage in Thailand. A perfect way to kick off your first trip as a married couple is by spending a romantic, relaxing day together being pampered by those most skilled.

Go see Bangkok’s iconic symbols and biggest attractions, including its famous and truly awesome temples, most notably the Wat Arun Temple of Dawn. Take a boat ride down the Chao Praya River and explore the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya on a romantic river cruise. Bangkok Sightseeing River Cruise gives you the option to choose between a traditional rice barge or a modern luxury cruiser, depending on what you honeymooners fancy.

If you are a pair of foodies, there is no way you will want to miss Chinatown in Bangkok. Plan an evening out here for a unique dining experience. The vibrant street-side cuisine after sunset draws huge crowds, and the place is just as busy during the day. Visit during major festivals such as the Chinese New Year to really see Chinatown at its best.

Elephant Hills Jungle Safari

Make your honeymoon extra special with an authentic Thailand elephant experience. The Elephant Hills camp located in Khao Sok is one of the most popular tours to take in Thailand and is ideal for honeymooners. Choose the Jungle Lake Safari to truly get a taste of Elephant Hills. This safari runs for three days and two nights, with a planned itinerary so you can relax and enjoy the many wonderful activities available, such as the boat trip on Cheow Larn Lake and the spectacular guided trek through Thailand’s unique rainforest environment.

 

Thailand Honeymoon Monks with Elehpants
Thailand Honeymoon Monks with Elehpants

There are many evening activities to look forward to, including a movie presentation, dance performances, and cooking demonstration.

You and your other half will feed, wash, and interact with Asia’s largest and most beautiful land animal. This is a very touching experience in an almost untouched environment. Share the most surreal moments together for unforgettable memories that you will both talk about for years to come.

Phuket

The holiday hub of Phuket, or the ‘Pearl of the South’ as it has become known, is Thailand’s largest island and is incredibly diverse with rocky and sandy beaches, tall cliffs, forests, waterfalls, and temples. Phuket caters to all, with a variety of holiday resorts offering accommodation from backpackers and simple guesthouses to modern luxury hotels, though the beachfront bungalows on unspoilt stretches of white sand are rarer now than they used to be.

Thailand Honeymoon Boats on a beach
Thailand Honeymoon Boats on a beach

There are numerous activities to enjoy in or near Phuket, including mountain biking, bungy jumping, and golf. It’s also a great spot to base yourself and take day tours to nearby islands and areas, including Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi, and the beaches and islands around Krabi. There is plenty to do on the island, whatever your budget, and several offshore islands are ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands—Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh—are just a short boat trip from Phuket, and they are the perfect place to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Renowned as one of the most gorgeous spots in all of Thailand, they are nicely removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Phi Phi Leh is an inhabited island, full of fun bars, restaurants, and island activities.

While one side of the island is famous for nightlife and bars that pour out onto its beaches, the other offers tranquillity and beautiful island resorts, giving you the best of both worlds in one place!

Thailand Honeymoon Beach
Thailand Honeymoon Beach

Phi Phi Don, made famous by the 2000 movie The Beach starring Leonardo di Caprio, is an uninhabited island that offers the stunning picturesque scenery that Thailand is famous for. It is home to Maya Bay, a stunningly beautiful bay that’s sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides. Once untouched, it has now become a top tourist attraction, with tours offered frequently throughout the day. While there are no hotels on the island, some trips do offer the amazing experience of camping out under the stars—something that would make any trip magical.

Koh Samui

A sun lover’s holiday paradise, Koh Samui or the ‘Coconut Island’ as it is affectionately known, is Thailand’s third largest island resort. No longer the backpacker’s secret hideaway it once was, Koh Samui now rivals Phuket as one of Thailand’s most popular holiday destinations. The island still retains its laidback atmosphere though, with friendly locals, delicious delicacies, and some not-too-commercial local attractions, like a crocodile farm and butterfly garden, to keep visitors entertained. At night, you can let loose with open-air discos and music bars throbbing in the darkness.

Thailand Honeymoon beach
Thailand Honeymoon beach

From Koh Samui, you can also take a boat over to Ko Pha Ngan, most famous for its full moon parties. Once a month, thousands of travellers and party revellers flock to the beaches of Hat Rin to dance, sing, and be merry under the moon and stars—definitely an exciting one for the bucket list!

Getting there

If you think Thailand is the perfect honeymoon choice for you, Hayes & Jarvis is on hand
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