Bustling with tropical beaches, ancient ruins, ornate temples, and grandiose royal palaces, it comes with little surprise that a Thailand honeymoon is well sought after by couples all over the world. In this issue, let us bring you to the Top 10 Most Romantic Thailand Honeymoon Destinations. We also venture beyond the famed Thailand honeymoon spots such as Phuket and Phi Phi Islands and show you off-the-beaten-path spots like Hua Hin and Pattaya that are equally alluring. After finding ourselves coming back to Thailand multiple times over several trips, we eventually decided to spend 3-weeks in Thailand, to fully discover it. Watch our 43 Things to Do in Amazing Thailand video at the bottom of the post to see the beauty of Thailand from our journey. To plan your Thailand honeymoon, head over to our Thailand Travel Guide and all our articles covering Thailand’s beautiful destinations.
This article was updated on 25 November 2019.
Top 10 Most Romantic Thailand Honeymoon Destinations
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10. Bangkok, for the city-buzz
Embark on your journey at Thailand’s capital – Bangkok. Named as the world’s top tourism destination in 2017, the city offers prime spots for avid shoppers, cultural lovers, and couples who simply love building a beautiful Instagram feed. After spending a fulfilling day at world-famous floating markets, quaint cafes, and magnificent temples enjoy the exciting nightlife via rooftop bars as high as 83 storeys, bustling night markets, night clubs, and the well-known Go-Go Bars. Whatever your interest is, Bangkok has it covered, fully.
Best time to visit Bangkok:
Bangkok with its tropical monsoon climate is busy all year round. For good weather, the best time to visit Bangkok is from November to February. This period is cooling, with day temperatures under 30°C. However, that is also the high season. The shoulder season runs from April to June, and September to October. Do note that April to June are Bangkok’s hottest months, whereas September and October are slightly cooler and wetter. The low season is during the monsoon season from July to August. You will get frequent bouts of intense rain, but you will be able to enjoy lower prices.
Top Things to Do in Thailand:
- Marvel at the wonder of the Grand Palace
- Go on a romantic sunset dinner cruise
- Visit the famous floating markets of Bangkok
- Watch a live Muay Thai show (near Asiatique) or a Cabaret Show
- Learn to cook authentic Thai cuisine in a cooking class
- Visit one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia – SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World
- Try mouth-watering street food at the local street markets (famed ones include Chatuchak, Pratunam, and Rot Fai Train Night Market)
- Dine at Raan Jayy Fai – the 1-Michelin Star Bangkok Street Hawker that was featured on Netflix’s documentary Street Food
- Enjoy a relaxing spa package at Let’s Relax – over 2million travelers have booked (they also have individual treatments here)
- Discover more activities in Bangkok
Recommended Place to Stay in Thailand:
The Siam Hotel, Bangkok, for the urban luxe traveller
Set in the heart of historic Bangkok, The Siam Hotel is a 5-star private urban sanctuary that blends luxury, heritage, and warm service. Staying at The Siam Hotel sets you close to the significant landmarks of Bangkok, such as the Grand Palace and Wat Arun. With their free access to boat rides along the river, it is a tranquil and convenient way to see the sights and to also escape the traffic. It was here where we received the best 24-hour butler service we have ever experienced. Read our full review of The Siam Hotel that includes a 7-day Bangkok Itinerary for your Thailand honeymoon.
9. Chiang Mai, for peaceful serenity
Chiang Mai means “New City”. This land of misty mountains and colourful hill tribes was formerly part of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Over the years, it somehow manages to retain its blissful, calm and laid back atmosphere – perfect for honeymooners seeking peaceful serenity yet still wanting a piece of city vibes. Though travellers frequently head to the capital city of Bangkok, more are increasingly flocking to Chiang Mai for a more authentic and down to earth experience of Thailand. Chiang Mai was named on Tripadvisor’s list of “25 Best Destinations in the World” in 2014.
Best time to visit Chiang Mai:
November to February is the ideal time to visit Chiang Mai to enjoy the cool season. Consider scheduling your trip during the festivals to see the city as its vibrant best.
Top Things to do in Chiang Mai:
- Marvel at the famous White Temple
- Climb up the top of a waterfall at Bua Tong Waterfalls
- Embark on a temple run to soak up the city’s rich cultural heritage
- See the highest peak of Thailand at Doi Inthanon National Park
- Go cliff jumping at The Grand Canyon of Thailand
- Explore Nimmanhaemin Road
- Take to the skies on a magical hot air balloon ride
- Visit the Chiang Mai Night Safari Park
- Fly through the trees on a zipline canopy tour
- Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
- Watch a cultural performance and enjoy a Khantoke Dinner
- If you prefer a custom tour for more flexibility, you can hire a driver here
- Click here to discover more activities in Chiang Mai
Recommended Place to Stay in Chiang Mai:
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, for a romantic escapade with nature
Perched on the terraced rice fields of the mystical Mae Rim Valley, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a beautiful 5-star luxury resort where you can immerse yourself in lush tropics and plush, luxurious, high-end living. Here you can get acquainted with local Thai culture and discover the treasures of Northern Thailand at your own time. Read our full review of Four Seasons Chiang Mai that includes a 7-Day Chiang Mai Itinerary for your Thailand honeymoon.
8. Phuket, for an island honeymoon
Phuket needs very little introduction. Being the largest island in Thailand, this famous Thailand honeymoon destination features powdery beaches, high-end seaside resorts, upscale restaurants, spas, busy markets, and an exciting nightlife scene. Phuket is an ideal base to explore famed and idyllic offshore islands like Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi Islands. As Phuket transportation can get expensive, I suggest pre-booking a private transfer ahead of time to save money and waiting time. Also, tour Phuket with convenience by booking your own private charter.
Best time to visit Phuket:
If you are up for favourable beach weather, schedule your trip from December to March for the least amount of rain and most sun.
Top Things to do in Phuket:
- Relax on Phuket’s best beaches – Patong, Kata, and Kata Noi Beach
- Go snorkeling at the famed Phi Phi Island and Maya Beach (currently closed for rehabilitation until mid-2020)
- Take a day trip to cruise James Bond and Phang Nga Bay
- Marvel at the Majestic Big Buddha
- Interact with the gentle giants at Phuket Elephant’s Sanctuary
- Discover Old Phuket Town
- Watch intelligent dolphins put on a show
- Pump up the adrenalin on a jungle ATV adventure or try ziplining in Phuket’s natural rainforest
- Dive into Thailand’s culture by watching Siam Niramit or the Simon Cabaret Show
- Watch a live Muay Thai match
- Discover more activities in Phuket
Recommended Place to Stay in Phuket:
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, for a beachfront paradise
Located on a tranquil bay in Phuket’s western coast, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is a charming tropical sanctuary – a perfect spot for a beach honeymoon. Its combination of a serene escape of indulgence with fine service makes it one of Phuket’s best for couples who are seeking a romantic, tranquil and carefree atmosphere. Read our full review of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort here.
7. Koh Samui, for an adventurous getaway
Thailand’s second-largest island, Koh Samui offers a plethora of diverse attractions combined with a distinctive relaxed atmosphere. Looking for something exotic? How about an exquisite dinner amid treetops at Anantara Lawana? Or a heart-thumping adventure bungee jumping with the view of the tropical paradise? The island literally has it all! Koh Samui’s powdery and palm-fringed beaches also fall in the limelight, with turquoise waters complementing a picturesque scenery. Boutique hotels, private villas, and lavish resorts are scattered all around the island, each ensuring a magical getaway with your loved one. For added convenience, pre-book your private transfer to your hotel here.
Best time to visit Koh Samui:
Koh Samui is regarded as a year-round destination as it as the temperature fluctuations are minimal. To fully enjoy your outdoor exploration, try avoiding the monsoon season from September to November.
Top Things to do in Koh Samui:
- Tour the famous Ang Thong Marine Park on a traditional boat or take a Red Baron Chinese Sailboat
- Snorkel in the pristine waters of Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan
- See panoramic coastal views at Lad Koh Viewpoint
- Learn scuba diving in Koh Samui and see abundant sealife
- Ride an ATV to explore the Wild Jungle Safari
- Try big game fishing
- Go on a treetop adventure at Skyhawk
- Experience sunrise & sunset stand up paddleboarding
- Enjoy a private beach picnic
- Indulge in a spa session by Let’s Relax
- Discover more activities in Koh Samui
Recommended Place to Stay in Koh Samui:
The Tongsai Bay, for an unforgettable honeymoon
To date, one of our favourite resorts that we have stayed at is The Tongsai Bay. Set amidst 28 and a half acres of lush gardens on a hillside, The Tongsai Bay overlooks a secluded bay and unending views of the ocean. Since its opening in 1987, this family-owned hotel has made popular among couples in search of a romantic wedding venue and honeymoon destination. Many couples after their experience, find themselves coming back to revisit – 38% of their guests are repeated guests, with a few couples back for more than the 10th time! This place is more than a resort, it is a place that truly touches your heart, leaving you with a heartwarming feeling and unforgettable memories. Its beautiful history, natural surroundings, tranquil atmosphere, homely villas, and passionate, enthusiastic staff bring you a complete pampering experience and the feeling of being at home and yet so close to nature. Read our full review of The Tongsai Bay here.
6. Krabi, for an island adventure
Think Krabi and you will not miss the image of their towering limestone cliffs and the stunning Emerald Pool. Situated on Thailand’s West Coast, Krabi is an island of adventure. Here you can engage in a plethora of activities that include rock climbing, trekking, scuba diving, kayaking, island-hopping, soaking in hot springs, and touring mangrove forests. Be sure not to miss climbing 1,237 steps to the top of the Tiger Cave Temple for a beautiful view.
Best time to visit Krabi:
The weather in Krabi is warm all year round. April to May and September to October are considered the hottest periods. Visit from November to March if you are looking to enjoy cool breezes.
Top Things to do in Krabi:
- Island hop at Phi Phi Island. If you prefer a more secluded area, go to Hong Island or Koh Rok and Koh Ha
- Visit the famed Railay Beach and try rock climbing
- Climb up to the Tiger Cave Temple and soak in the view
- Explore Ao Thalane Bay, one of Krabi’s most beautiful hidden bays in a kayak
- Take a refreshing dip in the Emerald Pool (if you want a less crowded lagoon, check out this hidden lagoon)
- Explore Khao Sok National Park and see Cheow Lan Lake
- Learn scuba diving
- Go on an ATV adventure, go on a zipline or take it to the treetops
- Watch the Blue Dragon Cabaret Show
- Discover the beauty of Khao Sok National Park
- For more flexibility, pre-book a private car charter or a private boat charter so you can arrange your own custom tour
- Check out more activities in Krabi
Recommended Place to Stay in Krabi:
Rayavadee Resort, for a jungle luxe retreat
Part of the luxury collection of Leading Hotels of the World, Rayavadee Resort is bestowed with an unbelievable landscape – a beautiful blend of beach, trees, and cliffs. It is nestled in surroundings so incredible it takes your breath away to be staying in the heart of nature. Scattered across 26 acres, this beachfront resort is uniquely positioned between 3 private beaches and can only be accessed by boat – making it extremely exclusive. The Rayavadee estate is home to 100-pavilions. Though styled like huts to blend in with its natural surroundings, each pavilion opens its doors to a luxe experience in the heart of the jungle. Each day spent here feels like a miracle of nature when you get to see mesmerizing ocean and sunset views amid towering limestone cliffs. Read our full review of Rayavadee Resort.
5. Hua Hin, for a quiet seaside retreat
From a quiet fishing village in its early history, Hua Hin has transformed into an alluring honeymoon destination that couples should experience. The town offers a perfect blend of nature and exhilarating man-made attractions. Nature lovers can seek out one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand – Pala-U waterfall and explore the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave, while city dwellers can experience little glimpses of Venice, Santorini, and even Morocco at unique attractions all within Hua Hin itself. Hua Hin is a 3-hour ride from Bangkok, and you can book a private transfer (with free cancellation) via Klook.
Best time to visit Hua Hin:
Hua Hin’s climate is warm with high humidity during the summer months of March to May. Try visiting from August to September for cooler weather.
Top Things to do in Hua Hin:
- Hike along Pala-U waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand
- Have a fun-filled day at Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park
- See the mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave
- Embrace the serenity at Pa-La-U Waterfalls
- Explore Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park or visit Kaeng Krachan National Park (Thailand’s largest national park)
- Go to Plearn Wan Shopping Village
- Buy handmade crafts for souvenirs at Cicada Market
- Go on a snorkeling trip at Talu Island or cruise to Monkey Island for a fishing experience
- Visit The Venezia – known to be ‘little Venice’ in Hua Hin or Santorini Park
- Support rescuing of Thailand’s elephants at Wildlife Friends Foundation or go elephant sightseeing at Kui Buri National Park
- Taste all the local delights on this local food tour
- Attend a Thai cooking class or visit Hua Hin’s first boutique vineyard Monsoon Valley
- Savour high tea followed by an indulgent spa at The Barai Spa at Hyatt Regency
- If you are traveling as a group, you can hire a private driver for a custom tour
- Discover more activities in Hua Hin
Recommended Place to Stay in Hua Hin:
Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa, for an intimate honeymoon
Part of the worldwide collection of Small Luxury Hotels, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa is an award-winning boutique hideaway in Pranburi. Laid-back and captivating, this intimate seaside resort is great for honeymooners looking to relax and take life easy in the tropics. The resort features only 25 stylish residences, many accompanied with its own private plunge pool or beachfront decks. Inspiring scenery, serene surroundings, and unforgettable dining experiences await your arrival. Read our full review of Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa.
4. Pattaya, for water sports and nightlife
Similar to Hua Hin, Pattaya grew from a quiet fishing village into a vibrant coastal city. Its beaches are constantly brimming with life from sunrise to sunset. In addition to a wide range of water sports and a glittering nightlife, Pattaya is lined with luxury hotels, cabaret bars, and shopping malls. Ever heard of bioluminescent plankton? The phenomenon, which occurs in the famous Maldives as well, can be seen at Bang Saen Beach at the end of the year. These bioluminescent planktons glow in the dark and turn the water into a refreshing bright blue at night – a wonder to marvel at. To get to Pattaya, you can book a private transfer or a shared-city transfer.
Best time to visit Pattaya:
November to April is considered the best time to visit in Pattaya as these months do not receive very heavy rainfalls.
Top Things to do in Pattaya:
- Go snorkeling at Coral Island or do water activities at Koh Larn
- Marvel on the breathtaking Siam Pattaya and Chanthaburi Sapphire Mines
- Catch the Bioluminescent Plankton in action at night at Bang Saen Beach
- Paddle through Pattaya’s floating market
- Visit the famous ornate wood temple The Sanctuary of Truth
- Watch a cabaret show – Tiffany’s show or Colosseum Show
- Catch live Muay Thai in action or try learning the martial arts yourself
- Visit the beautiful Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
- Have a splash at Ramayana Water Park or at Cartoon Network Amazone
- Soak in an onsen at Yunomori Onsen, or get a massage at Oasis Spa
- Try the human slingshot and Bungy jump at Sanook Park or go ziplining
- Discover more activities in Pattaya
Recommended Place to Stay in Pattaya:
Royal Wing Suites and Spa, for beautiful sunsets
As one of the first luxury hotels in Pattaya, Royal Wing Suites & Spa enjoys one of the best locations only minutes away from the city center. Located on a tropical mountainside, you get breathtaking views of the Gulf of Thailand, along with a private beach and a large swimming pool. This oceanfront hotel is also a great spot to enjoy Thailand’s amazing sunsets.
3. Similan Islands, for world-famous diving spots
Similan is derived from the Malay word “Sembilan” which means nine. Now, the Similan Islands are now expanded to 11 Thai paradises located in the Andaman Sea, which only means more treasures to explore! These islands are world-famous not only for their pristine beaches but also for their spectacular coral reefs and diving spots. Diving here is considered the best in the region. For lovers of the deep blue ocean, this is definitely one for the bucket list.
Best time to visit Similan Islands:
November to April are the best months to enjoy the vitamin sea from the Similan Islands.
Top Things to do in Similan Islands:
- Dive at the twin peaks of Ko Tachai
- Enjoy snorkeling in clear blue waters
- Have an extraordinary sunbathing experience
- Go on a quick hiking tours
- See amazing species of life on the islands
Recommended Place to Stay:
The Sarojin, for boutique luxury
The Sarojin is a luxury boutique beach resort in Khaolak, Phang Nga Thailand. It borders five rainforest national parks, the famed diving sanctuaries of Similan and Surin Islands and Phang Nga Bay national marine park that is renowned for its dramatic limestone islands and sea caves. An hour transfer from Phuket International airport will bring you to this stunning resort where you are in the center of it all. The resort also boasts amazing facilities, personalised service and romantic experiences, perfect for your Thailand honeymoon.
2. Koh Pha Ngan, for full moon parties
Who doesn’t love a party island? An extraordinary honeymoon experience in Thailand is not complete without visiting Koh Phangan. This laid-back island is regarded as a haven for party lovers with the popular full moon parties. Prominent attractions include the Than Sadet-Ko Pha Ngan National Park, Phaeng Waterfall, and Slip N Fly.
Best time to visit Koh Phangan:
The temperature in Koh Phangan is warm all year with the hottest months being April to June, an ideal period to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the island.
Top Things to do in Koh Phangan:
- Relax in Mae Haad Beach
- Visit the dramatic Phaeng Waterfall
- Enjoy a breathtaking sunset in Amsterdam Bar
- Visit lovely Thong Sala Night Market
- Have a go at the Slip N Fly
- Discover more activities at Koh Pha Ngan & Surat Thani
Recommended Place to Stay in Koh Phangan:
Anantara Rasananda Koh Pangan Villas, for barefoot luxury
For an extravagant island getaway experience, head to Anantara Rasanada Koh Phangan Villas. Located amidst lush mountains and azure waters, you get to enjoy barefoot luxury perfected with glittering bay views, island voyages, and discerning pleasures. Here is where true indulgences are influenced by the local culture and refined by global presences, a paradise set for romance.
1. Koh Yao Noi, for an unspoiled paradise
Just 30 minutes away from Phuket, you are set for one of the best unspoiled islands in Thailand. Koh Yao Noi not only serves as a home for friendly local villagers, but is also a perfect spot for scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, and jungle trekking. This serene island has received the World Legacy Award for its conservation efforts, making it perfect for nature lovers. Also be sure to visit Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi’s sister island in the middle of Phang Nga Bay.
Best time to visit Koh Yao Noi:
Visiting between December to March is ideal to avoid the hot and dry season.
Top Things to do in Koh Yao Noi:
- Challenge your partner on rock climbing
- Explore the rich underwater world of Koh Yao Noi
- Go for a romantic yacht cruise
- Explore the island with bike trails
- Get in shape with Muay Thai Training
Recommended place to stay in Koh Yao Noi:
1) Six Senses Yao Noi, for great service
At Six Senses Yao Noi, let nature be your playground. Just 45 minutes from Phuket, be transported into villas enveloped in tropical greenery and complete with a private swimming pool for your ultimate honeymoon. The extraordinary villas and unparalleled hospitality from Six Senses Yao Noi will complete your Thailand honeymoon.
2) Cape Kudu Hotel, for a coastal gem
Part of the Small Luxury Hotels worldwide collection, Cape Kudu Hotel presents the finer things in life on the tranquil, unspoiled island of Koh Yao Noi. This coastal getaway seems to have a beach honeymoon all figured out – from its thoughtful rooms, serene ambience, and intimate atmosphere. Paired with gorgeous views of nature, an abundance of privacy and friendly staff at your service, you are bound for a pleasant and rejuvenating stay here. Read on to discover what is in store for you. Read our full review of the Cape Kudu Hotel.
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Read our #AmazingThailand series:
- Top 16 Things to do on your Bangkok Honeymoon
- Top 18 Things to Do on your Chiang Mai Honeymoon
- Top 16 Things to Do on your Phuket Honeymoon
- Top 17 Things to Do on your Krabi Honeymoon
- Top 16 Things to do on your Koh Samui Honeymoon
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