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Top 10 Most Romantic Thailand Destinations for your Honeymoon

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[Updated: 5 September 2019] Bustling with tropical beaches, ancient ruins, ornate temples, and grandiose royal palaces, Thailand is no doubt one of the dream destinations for couples planning their honeymoon. Attracting millions of visitors and celebrity couples from all over the world, romantic spots are aplenty, overwhelming even to some. Let us take you on a journey of discovery in our Top 10 Most Romantic Thailand Destinations for your Honeymoon guide, venturing beyond famed honeymoon destinations such as Phuket and the magical Phi Phi Islands. While you are it, be sure to check out our 43 Things to Do in Amazing Thailand video below, together with our specially curated Thailand Guide to plan your perfect honeymoon getaway.

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10. Bangkok, the City of Angels

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Bangkok Grand Palace | Photo via Asia Web Direct

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: Tourists visit Bangkok throughout the year. Peak season starts from November to March. If you prefer to travel when the weather is cold, visit from December to February. The hottest months are from March to May.

Things to do:

– Marvel at the wonder of the Grand Palace
– Go on a romantic sunset dinner cruise
– Visit the floating markets of Bangkok
– Tantalise your taste buds with authentic Thai cuisine and learn how to make them
– Visit one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia
– Enjoy street food
– Check out the Netflix featured stall of Jai Fai but be sure to reserve in advance

Click here to read our Top 16 Things to do on your Bangkok Honeymoon

Recommended place to stay: The Siam Hotel, Bangkok

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9. Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North

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Doi Inthanon National Park | Photo via The Jigsaw Puzzles

Looking to buck the trend for your honeymoon? Head to the mountainous north of Thailand, which boasts a pristine view at the Doi Inthanon National Park. Chiang Mai, also known as New City, is home to misty mountains and colourful hill tribes. Apart from being a cultural and religious centre, this city is also regarded by the locals as “the rose of the north”  for its natural charm and beauty. An authentic and down to earth experience of Thailand guaranteed.

Best time to visit: 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.

Things to do:
– 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

Click here to read our Top 18 Things to Do on Your Chiang Mai Honeymoon

Recommended place to stay: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

four seasons chiang mai

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8. Phuket, for an Intimate Island Life

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Maya Bay | Photo via Thailand Travel

Phuket needs no introduction. Being the largest island in Thailand, the famous honeymoon destination features beautiful beaches, high-end seaside resorts, upscale restaurants, spas, and busy markets. Be sure to spend a day or two at the renowned Phi Phi Islands. Limestone cliffs – check. Crystal blue waters – check. A beautiful honeymoon – check. 

Best time to visit: If you are up for favourable beach weather, schedule your trip from December to March for the least amount of rain and most sun.

Things to do:

– Relax on Phuket’s best beaches – Patong, Kata, and Kata Noi Beach
– Cruise along the incredible Phang Nga Bay
– Go Island Hopping at Phi Phi Island & Snorkel at Maya Bay (currently closed for rehabilitation until mid-2020)
– Marvel at the Majestic Big Buddha
– Watch the rescued elephants from a distance at Phuket Elephant’s Sanctuary
– Discover Old Phuket Town

Click here to read our Top 16 Things to Do on your Phuket Honeymoon

Recommended place to stay: Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Anantara Layan Phuket

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7. Koh Samui, for Couples’ Paradise

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Photo via Nadya Eugene

Couples tend to stay longer in Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, as it 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. 

Best time to visit: 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.

Things to do:

– Soak in beach vibes at Koh Samui’s best beaches
– Tour the famous Ang Thong Marine Park on a traditional boat
– Snorkel in the pristine waters of Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan
– See panoramic coastal views at Lad Koh Viewpoint
– Experience romantic dining in the treetops
– Explore Koh Samui Wild Jungle Safari Tour by 4WD

Click here to read our Top 15 Things to do on your Koh Samui Honeymoon

Recommended place to stay: The Tongsai Bay

The Tongsai Bay Koh Samui

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6. Krabi, for the Adventurous Couple

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Photo via The Guide Thailand

Popular for its limestone cliffs and the stunning Emerald Pool, Krabi features diversified attractions for the adventurous. Rock climbing, trekking, scuba diving, kayaking, island-hopping, hot springs, mangrove forests. The list goes on and on. Be sure not to miss climbing 1,237 steps to the top of the Tiger Cave Temple! Depending on your partner, you either have a fulfilling experience, or a torrid time..

Best time to visit: 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.

Things to do:
– Island hop at Phi Phi Island
– Visit Krabi’s most-sought-after beach, Railay Beach
– Climb up the 1,237 steps to the Tiger Cave Temple
– Take a refreshing dip in the Emerald Pool
– Learn scuba diving
– Discover the beauty of Khao Sok National Park

Click here to read our Top 17 Things to Do on your Krabi Honeymoon

Recommended place to stay: Rayavadee Resort

Rayavadee Resort

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5. Hua Hin, for a Perfect Blend of Nature and City

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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 Venice, Santorini, and even Morocco at unique attractions all within Hua Hin itself.

Best time to visit: 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.

Things to do:
– Hike along Pala-U waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand
– Have a fun-filled day at Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle
– Visit Plearn Wan Shopping Village
– See the mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave
– Buy handmade crafts for souvenirs at Cicada Market

Recommended place to stay: Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Aleenta Resort and Spa

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4. Pattaya, for Adventurous Water Sports and Nightlife

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Photo via Wallpaper Cave

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.

Best time to visit: November to April is considered the best time to visit in Pattaya as these months do not receive very heavy rainfalls.

Things to do:
– Marvel on the breathtaking Siam Pattaya and Chanthaburi Sapphire Mines
– Go for an exhilarating canopy tour
– Conquer your fear at the SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride
– Catch the Bioluminescent Plankton in action at night at Bang Saen Beach
– Watch cabaret shows
– Paddle through Pattaya’s floating market

Recommended place to stay: Royal Wing Suites and Spa

Royal Wing and Suites

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3. Similan Islands, for World-famous Diving Spots

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Photo via Arkhipenko Olga

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: November to April are the best months to enjoy vitamin sea from the Similan Islands.

Things to do:
– 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

the sarojin

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2. Koh Phangan, for Popular Full Moon Parties

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Chaloklum Bay | Photo via Tree House KP

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: 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.

Things to do:
– 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

Recommended place to stay: Anantara Rasananda Koh Pangan Villas

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1. Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, for a Peaceful, Exclusive Honeymoon

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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, snorkelling, and jungle trekking. This serene island has received the World Legacy Award for its conservation efforts, making it perfect for nature lovers. You can also visit Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi’s sister island in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. 

Best time to visit: Visiting between December to March is ideal to avoid the hot and dry season.

Things to do:
– 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: Six Senses Yao Noi

six senses yao noi

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