After all the theatrics and stress that a wedding can bring, it is finally time for you and the love of your life to escape to your dream honeymoon destination.

Chances are that you have put a lot of thought into picking this destination or as free-spirited individuals decided to spin the globe on a whim and explore any part of the world it presents to you.

Whatever your approach, this post gives you reasons to reconsider, taking you on a tour of the top ten honeymoon spots in Thailand and all the inside gist you need to have the time of your lives.

From a local’s guide to where the best Thai cuisine is to an introduction to Thai party culture and the most beautiful beaches to explore, we have you covered.



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Why Thailand?

For far too long, Thailand has simply not gotten the coverage it deserves in the tourist and honeymoon space.  If you are a travel junkie or helpless romantic, then you must have heard of all the beautiful features that make Thailand the perfect getaway for honeymooning couples.

The most beautiful thing about a honeymoon experience in Thailand is the fact that it has something for everybody and anybody. If you want to shop till you drop, expansive shopping malls offer you the perfect haven and for making memories away from the rest of the world, lush beaches await.

You and your significant other can relieve Thai history and architecture by exploring ancient ruins and paying homage at incredibly designed palaces that draw you in. The jewel of South East Asia is the perfect oxymoron, sprawling development projects next to untouched villages where culture and tradition are preserved.

Here are our top ten honeymoon destinations if you are ready to discover the beauty of Thailand.

 

1. Phuket

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Freedom Beach Phuket, Thailand

Going to Phuket for honeymoon offers you and your other half a whole lot of memorable experiences. The city is litterd with restaurants where you can have love dinner. The sight of the pool is want you want to behold forever. While you are in Phuket, you can enjoy these activities:

  • Share a couple Spa
  • Go snorkeling and Island hoping
  • Sleep on Islan

Weather

If you are looking for the perfect beach escape with your significant other, then Phuket is the perfect place for you.  Its coastline is dotted with palms creating a unique scenery that allows you to soak up the sun in style, dip in the ocean, build sandcastles, or take a stroll anytime from December to March. Compared to other months of the year, the weather is clearer as the rainy season is at its low end, averaging 30⁰ on the high side and 23⁰ on the low side.

Places to Visit

When you have your fill of the sand and water, you can explore Old Phuket, indulging in the cuisine of this historic town as well as the spas and resorts that dot it from the luxurious Andara Resort and Villas to the less pricey Banthia Beach Resorts with considerable fee. One great place to visit is the Phi Phi Islands. This place came to global limelight after it was the scene of the 2000 blockbuster movie, ‘The Beach’. Coming from the sea, the island seems it to rise out of nowhere like a hidden fortress.

Hotels in Phuket

While you’re there, you can stay at these recommended hotels:


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2. Krabi

Railay Beach, Krabi Thailand
Railay Beach, Krabi Thailand

If you are a born adventurer, then Krabi is the perfect honeymoon destination for you. Built for the one with the spirit of the wanderer, Krabi offers constant exploration and exciting possibilities. Mark your territory as you explore coral reefs, dance on deserted beaches and visit caves harboring long lost stories.

Weather

From November to March, you can begin your Krabi experience in the coolest weather. This is the peak tourist season, because in other months, the island experiences very heavy rainfall, which is something you don’t want to get caught in. Weather conditions here range between 31⁰ on the high side and 21⁰ on the low side.

Places to Visit

A good place to start is the Railay beach, one of the most attractive beaches in Thailand. You can only access this beach by boat because of its cut from the mainland by large cliffs on both sides. You’re also not going to find vehicles on this island either. So, if you’re looking for a place to get away from the world, it doesn’t get any better. You can also check out the cave temples at Wat ThamSua. These temples are hidden deep in the Krabi jungle and house many monks who worship and live there. Going to the top where the temple is a 1,237-step journey so you better be juiced up and well-packed for the expedition. It’s worth the climb as you get to enjoy a panoramic view of the entire mountainous region and the Andaman Sea.

Hotels

Some hotels where you can stay in this province are:

 

3. Bangkok

Khao San Road in Bangkok
Khao San Road in Bangkok

When you want to honeymoon but don’t want to miss out on the hustle and bustle of city life, you turn to the City of Angels; Bangkok. It offers a truly cosmopolitan experience immersing you in an endless mix of culture, cuisine, and fashion.

You can see the city from a different point of view by taking a boat cruise, or get a feel of how Bangkok tastes by exploring the different restaurants that litter the city centre.

Weather

The cool air from December to February is truly welcoming compared to the heat from March to May. During the December to February window, the city is becoming dry after a heavy monsoon season and the tourist season is just beginning. The average weather is 32⁰ on the high side and 22⁰ on the low side.

Places to Visit

You can get something to remember the city by with a memento from any of the city’s markets and finish off your trip with a visit to its iconic temples. A trip to Bangkok is not complete without visiting the Grand Palace; it’s simply the most popular tourist attraction in the city. This palace was once the home of the king as well as the seat of government. After a stop at the palace, next on your list should be the Chatuchak Market to get some souvenirs for those back home. This is not just any market though; it’s one of the largest in the world with over 8,000 stalls covering 27 acres, and catering for 200,000 visitors on a daily basis. You could get anything you want here, plus you get at the best prices. But before you enter the market, you might want to consider getting a map.

Hotels

While you’re are Bangkok, you can stay at these hotels:

 

4. Koh Lanta

Old Town of the Koh Lanta Island Thailand
Old Town of the Koh Lanta Island Thailand

Koh Lanta is an unusual destination for a romantic getaway with the collection of nine small islands quite a distance from activity. But that in itself is the beauty of Koh Lanta with its villages, beaches, undisturbed greenery, marine life and coral reefs offering the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to wander off and have fun undisturbed.

Weather

From December to March, you can indulge in the cool Thai breez. During this period, the heavy rains are gone and the tourist season is well underway.It has a wide weather range of 31 ⁰C and 24 ⁰C on the high and low side respectively.

Places to Visit

Koh Lanta is a great location for scuba diving with some great spots for drop off, the best in all of Thailand. The HinDaeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock) areas have over 200 hard corals and 100 types of reef fish in between them. They both go quite deep, so I’d only recommend them if you’re an advanced diver. Once you’ve had your fun in the water, the land also holds great promise. On the east coast of this island is Lanta Old Town, originally founded by sea gypsies, who still live there till this very day. The population is a good mix of Thai and Chinese, a legacy from a time when it was an important merchant town for traders from both countries. You can stay a while in one of the many guesthouses, enjoy some of the great-tasting local cuisines and shop for souvenirs.

Hotels

Some great hotels to stay while you’re at Koh Lanta are:

 

5. Phi Phi Islands

Loh Samah Bay Phi Phi island
View of Loh Samah Bay, Phi Phi island, Thailand

There is no party like a Phi Phi party with the group of islands offering the best of Thai nightlife for newcomers. If getting your fill of romance is your goal then the ample villas, beaches, and resorts are welcoming spots for you to have fun.

Weather

The weather here is much like Phuket or Krabi, so its best you visit from November to March when the weather is cooler and there are only occasional light showers. The average weather here is 30 ⁰C on the high side and 23 ⁰C on the low side.

Places to Visit

The Maya Bay is a top favourite for visiting couples who want to have competitive fun with water sports. Bamboo Island is also a great place to visit here. It’s a local hub for snorkeling activities and has lots of beach bars that serve drinks and snacks. There’s a strong chance that when you experience this place, you won’t feel like leaving in a hurry, that’s why there are also a lot of sleeping tents in the area so you can pass the night, and enjoy a few days this side of the beach.

Hotels

If you’re looking for great hotels in the area, here are a few you should consider:

 

6. Koh Samui

Ang Thong National Park Koh Samui Thailand
Ang Thong National Park, Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is made for couples looking to share their experience with others,at an affordable weekly expense.

Weather

You can enjoy the Koh Samui experience all year with visitors preferring September to November for visits due to the friendly weather and little rain. During this period, the weather ranges between 29 ⁰C on the high side and 24 ⁰C on the low side. with rain falling just 11 days in the month. If you’re looking to come here during the driest and sunniest period, February and March are your windows of opportunity. The weather ranges are largely the same during this period except that rain falls only 4 days in a month.

Places to Visit

Its endless beach party is the stuff legends are made of with fun, dancing, music, and food all under the moon.  When you are done partying, you can head to the Four Seasons Resort to pamper yourself or explore some more at the Ang Thong National Marine Park or Namuary Waterfalls.

Hotels

Some great hotels to stay while you’re there are:

 

7. Chiang Mai

Doi Inthanon National park at Chiang Mai
Landmark Pagoda in Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was made for the wild at heart so if you and your partner want to defy the heights and take the Thai experience in one breathless rush, then this is definitely for you. With a fair budget, you can begin your romantic experience.

Weather

The cool breeze from November to February is perfect for a getaway so be sure to hurry. It rains very little during this period. In the month of December, it rains just once. On the high side, the weather can peak at 30 ⁰C and on the low side, it can drop to 18 ⁰C.

Places to Visit

The Grand Canyon of Thailand is the perfect place to start as you brave the heights together with your partner by cliff jumping or win together when you climb to the top of the Bua Tong waterfall.

Hotels

Some hotels you can stay while you enjoy the Chiang Mai experience are:

 

8. Hua Hin

Pavilion in Phraya Nakorn Hua Hin Thailand
Pavilion in Phraya Nakorn, Hua Hin

Hua Hin is the perfect blend of the rustic village life and the bustle of the city.  Originally a fishing village, Hua Hin has grown in leaps and bounds to accommodate the influx of visitors.

Weather

For most of the year, the weather here is pleasant, especially in June, July, October to February. In other months, it can be humid and have frequent bouts of heavy rainfall. The average weather all-year-round ranges between 33 ⁰C on the high side and 25 ⁰C on the low side

Places to Visit

The Pala U waterfall and Cicada crafts market are major highlights if you want to feed your eyes, get the most amazing Thai craftsmanship and retire to a serene environment after a long day spent exploring. It also has an art gallery, a beer garden, and great live music.

Hotels

Some hotels that we recommend in the area are:

 

9. Koh Ngai

Andaman Sea View in Koh Ngai Island in Thailand
Andaman Sea View, Koh Ngai Island

If you and your partner are looking to escape from everything and explore romance with no distractions, you are totally welcome. Even with your phones off and no social media, you won’t miss out on a thing with sun, sand, and romance taking up your whole day.

Weather

Koh Ngai offers a total escape in the cool of December to March, when the weather is warm and rainfall is minimal. On the high/low spectrum, weather lies within the range of 31 ⁰C/23 ⁰C

Places to Visit

The endless Koh Ngai beachfront offers ample space to walk, bond, explore and make memories for a lifetime. It has great snorkelling and diving and you don’t have to pack heavy to partake in these activities. Most of the hotels in the area rent out the necessary equipment to guests and tourists.

Hotels

Some of the hotels we recommend in the are are:

 

10. Pattaya

View of Pattaya City

Pattaya is a bubbling coastal city that never seems to find sleep no matter how hard it tries. The city’s loss is your gain with 24-hour bars, luxury hotels, shopping malls, cabaret shows, canopy towers, condos and resorts providing all-round entertainment for you and your lover. A friendly weekly rate allows you to enjoy the sounds and sights of Pattaya.  It is the perfect spot for the ultimate Thai honeymoon experience. You soak in the Thai spirit and would absolutely hate to leave.

Weather

If you are looking to visit, November to April works best to avoid the rain. It’s neither too hot or too cold during this period, which is why it’s also the tourist season. On the high/low spectrum, the weather ranges between 31 ⁰C/25 ⁰C

Places to Visit

One of the places you shouldn’t miss out on visiting is the NongNooch Tropical Garden. You could call it one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and you are spot on.  It boasts of some of the most remarkable flowers on display. The team that manages this garden has won several awards for their work. It’s open from 8am to 6pm every day.

Hotels

Some top-notch hotels in the area where you can kick back and enjoy your stay are:

If you are tearing up those tickets to wherever you had planned before we totally understand, we would too. Have the most amazing experience with your partner in Thailand.

 


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