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 17 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 10 February 2020.
Top 17 Most Romantic Thailand Honeymoon Destinations
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1. 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:
180 Samui, for a breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean
Set on a secluded hilltop in Koh Samui, 180 Samui is a modern, luxury villa that epitomizes tropical living. Its architectural design is stylish, cutting-edge, and effortlessly cool in every sense. Wake up every morning to a breathtaking panorama of coral coves, white sand beaches, and small islands. If you are lucky, you can even spot dolphins from your villa! In this magnificent setting, you can indulge in 5-star cuisine without ever stepping foot out of your villa, and even participate in your own cooking class hosted by resident chef Tuu.
Whether you seek ultimate relaxation or want to work up a sweat, 180 Samui has a suite of wellness programs consisting of yoga, meditation, detox, reiki healing, massage treatments, Muay Thai and personal workouts for you to try. Spend your honeymoon relaxing in the infinity pool, soaking in the jacuzzi, or in the sunken lounge, all while you admire the mesmerizing sunrise and scenic beauty that 180 Samui presents. Best of all, 180 Samui considers environmental sustainability all while bringing you an indulgent honeymoon to remember. The villa is home to 5 deluxe bedrooms, allowing you to have a maximum occupancy of 10. 180 Samui also makes a perfect place for special events such as proposals, intimate weddings and anniversaries.
2. 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 Bangkok:
- 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 Bangkok:
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. We loved the colonial look and feel of The Siam Hotel, and it definitely makes for great photos especially for your must-take Instagram shots! Read our full review of The Siam Hotel that includes a 7-day Bangkok Itinerary for your Thailand honeymoon.
3. 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:
- 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.
We especially loved our Upper Rice Terrace Pavilion suites, with an incredible view of the padi fields as we woke up each morning. Highly recommending this room category if you are thinking of staying at this resort! Read our full review of Four Seasons Chiang Mai that includes a 7-Day Chiang Mai Itinerary for your Thailand honeymoon.
4. Chiang Rai, for an authentic experience
The former capital of the Mengrai Dynasty, Chiang Rai is a perfect place for a couple who love history and culture. Chiang Rai offer s Thai authentic cultural journey from its white temple, the hike to the long neck hill tribe, until visiting the former opium-producing area the Golden Triangle. To perfect your holiday experience with your significant other, try to stay at the villas belong to the royals. At the end of the day, the city-laid back ambiance and wisdom of its culture are what make your journey enjoyable.
Best time to visit Chiang Rai
Similar to its sister city Chiang Mai, it’s best to visit Chiang Rai from November to February. Avoid visiting during summer like April because Chiang Rai can be the warmest place in Thailand.
Top Things to do in Chiang Rai
- Cycle through the scenic countryside of Chiang Rai
- Amaze the architecture of Wat Klang Wiang
- Visit the majestic White Temple, Black Temple, and Blue Temple
- Learn to cook Thai cuisine and explore traditional markets to buy Groceries.
- Meet and learn the history of long neck hill tribe and take a trip to their tea and coffee plantation.
- Visit the Golden Triangle and learn the history of opium transaction
- Enjoy nightlife around the Clock Tower
- Relax in the Mae Fah Luang Garden
Recommended place to stay in Chiang Rai:
Pa Sak Tong Hotel, for a tropical serenity
Covered with wooden floor and Thai traditional architecture, The Pa Sak Tong is a place of authenticity. It’s a truly perfect blend of culture and luxury. Only offering two villas, to one party at a time, Pa Sak Tong offers pure privacy and personal attention. Enjoy the hotel like it’s a private one.
When we stayed at its Khum Sak Tong villa, our favorite was swimming at its private pool nestled amid tranquil rice fields and misty mountains. We even stayed until the sunset time because we loved it so much! As it’s also located only 10 minutes away from the city center and the Wat Rong Khun, we really recommend you to stay at the Pa Sak Tong Hotel when visiting Chiang Rai.
5. 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. The Phi Phi Islands is Thailand’s superstar and will be part of any itinerary, especially if you are visiting Phuket or Krabi. Its vivid turquoise waters are a beautiful sight. It’s even been in the movies! Maya Bay at Phi Phi Leh is where The Beach featuring Leonardo Di Caprio was filmed.
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.
If you crave for a good night sleep when traveling, you MUST book this resort. Staying at many resorts throughout Southeast Asia, we found Anantara Layan Phuket Resort’s mattresses extremely comfortable. Somehow even more comfortable than our own mattress back home, which isn’t cheap! Read our full review of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort here.
6. Koh Phi Phi, for secluded romantic paradise
Located between Phuket and Krabi, Koh Phi Phi is an escape for a couple who strives for a world-class beach vacation. One of the most stunning is its famous Maya Bay. Imagine lying back at the beach overlooking the stunning view of blue turquoise water and towering limestone cliffs scattered around the sea, a perfect day to enjoy with a lover, right? As every inch of the island might offer picturesque Instagrammable spots, always bring your camera everywhere you explore.
To arrive in Koh Phi Phi only 45 minutes from either Pukher or Krabi, pre-book a speedboat ride for saving your time.
Best time to visit Koh Phi Phi
The climate of Koh Phi Phi is similar to Krabi and Phuket. So, it’s best to visit from November to March for cooler weather and a breezing atmosphere.
Things to do in Koh Phi Phi
- Go snorkeling by longtail boat and discover the beauty of marine life in Koh Phi Phi
- Learn to dive and swim with the sea turtles.
- Explore the surrounding islands by a cruise
- Enjoy the breathtaking sight of the Maya Bay. Prepare your camera and get some award-winning photos!
- Hike to the Phi Phi viewpoint to see the H shape Island
- Rush your adrenaline by rock climbing in the limestone cliffs
- Simply relax at the beach together with your lover
Recommended place to stay in Koh Phi Phi
The Cove Phi Phi, for a private beach vacation
Imagine this; you sleep with your loved one accompanied by the sound of ocean waves, then you wake up with a never-ending ocean view, amazing right? That’s what the Cove Phi Phi offers. At Cove Phi Phi, you are only a few steps away from the beach. Want to discover marine life? Go get to the diving spot only 150 meters away with free snorkeling or diving gear provided. To sum up, the Cove Phi Phi is a nice escape from the bustling urban life, hidden in a private beach of the Phi Phi islands.
7. 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. What I loved most? The aerial capture of Rayavadee with our drone – the sheer number of coconut trees in this resort was incredible. Read our full review of Rayavadee Resort.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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:
Six Senses Yao Noi, for world-class hospitality and killer views
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.
Cape Kudu Hotel, for a secluded 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. We found their swimming pool to be extremely inviting and gorgeous with a majestic backdrop of lush greenery against the never-ending sea. If you are one who fancies privacy and prefers a boutique hotel to huge hotel chains, Cape Kudu Hotel would definitely check all these boxes. Read our full review of the Cape Kudu Hotel.
13. Koh Chang, for an adventurous journey
Known as the Elephant Island, Koh Chang is less-developed thus making it less-visited by the tourist. But that’s what makes Koh Chang a perfect destination for a couple paradise. The calmness and laid-back ambiance allow you to enjoy the island like there is no one else. From lush tropical paradise, dense jungle, until adventurous trails, all combine into one just for you, and your loved one. Hike the jungle and swim at the secret Klong Plu waterfall for an unforgettable journey.
Sometimes going to adventure together like this is what makes you get to know each other even more.
Things to do in Koh Chang for Thailand honeymoon:
- Rush your adrenaline with the Tree Top Adventures and see breathtaking scenery from above
- Hike the dense jungle and swim at the hidden waterfalls.
- Enjoy the thrilling ride by ATV across the jungle
- Party wild with the quiet atmosphere of the island
- Learn to cook Thai green curry and sticky rice with mango
- Go snorkeling by a cruise and meet the Nemo fish
Best time to visit Koh Chang
Although hot and humid all year round, it’s best to visit Koh Chang during the dry season from November to February. However, visiting the island on the rainy season also can give you the lowest accommodation prices.
Recommended place to stay in Koh Chang
Gajapuri Resort & Spa for an oceanview resort
Gajapuri Resort and Spa is an award-winning resort perched on a hillside overlooking the Kai Beach, along with its ocean scenery. With its rich wood furnishing and green surroundings, the hotel is perfect for honeymooners to relax and just enjoying romantic time together. Our tips when staying? Wake up early to capture breathtaking sunrise from your room window.
14. Kanchanaburi, the modern history of Thailand
A fascinating blend of historic and serene atmosphere, Kanchanaburi is another unspoiled destination to enjoy with your lover. Enjoy romantic time together by rafting through a tranquil river and dine in riverside Keere Tara Restaurant to make a romantic end. As a place with significant WWII history, places such as Death Railway, JEATH War Museum and Kanchanaburi war cemetery are must-visit. Looking to learn its history in a fun way, travel back in time with a day tour to the historic landmarks of Kanchanaburi.
Best time to visit Kanchanaburi
Avoid visiting Kanchanaburi in April as it can be so hot. The ideal time is to visit during dry season ranging from November to February.
Things to do in Kanchanaburi
- Explore the Khmer Temple Ruins
- Amaze the uniqueness of Turnable Bridge
- Ride train across the island
- Bamboo rafting at the tranquil river
- Discover WW\II landmarks and learn the history
- Explore the authenticity of local traditional market
- Join the treetop adventure around the tranquil river
- Bath with elephant at the river or simply learn to take care of the elephants
Recommended place to stay in Kanchanaburi
Tubtim Siam River Kwai Resort, for the modern history of Thailand
Situated on a riverside, the Tubtim Siam River Kwai Resort is a perfect place for Thailand honeymoon honeymooners who want to relax in coziness away from the crowd. At any time of the day, laze around in its outdoor swimming pool, or just simply relaxing on its serene garden while watching the flows of the river. Your stay will be completed by award-winning Thai cuisine.
15. Sukhothai, for ancient site discovery
Awarded as the UNESCO World Heritage City, Sukhothai is the birthplace of Thai art, architecture, and culture. Through the ages, Sukhothai still maintains its homely atmosphere for anyone visiting. Across the Sukhotai Historical Park, hundreds of ancient ruins awaiting you to discover. Don’t miss a visit to the outstanding 15-meters tall Buddha at Wat Si Chum because it’s what the city is known for. Our favorite was a trip to Si Satchanalai National Park where we surprisingly got to see a beautiful sunset. The trip of Thailand honeymoon to Sukhothai truly resembled the meaning of Sukhotai, “the Dawn of Happiness”.
Best time to visit Sukhothai
When visiting Sukhothai, you will expect to explore ancient ruins. Thus, avoid visiting during the rainy season range from July to October, as it can ruin your days. November to January is a great time to visit Sukhothai for dry but less warm weather.
Things to do in Sukhothai
- Amaze the 15 meters tall Buddha at Wat Si Chum
- Explore the ancient ruins in Sukhotai Historical Park by cycling
- Taste street foods at the Saturday Night Market
- Explore and watch the sunset in Si Satchanalai National Park
- Take the Instagrammable picture at the Wat Mahathat
Recommended place to stay in Sukhothai
Siriwilai Sukhotai Resort & Spa, for the authentic taste of Sukhothai
Siriwilai Sukhothai Resort & Spa is the most authentic hotel that resembles the ancient culture of Sukhothai, a perfect choice for Thailand honeymoon. Located only one short tuk-tuk ride away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stay in the resort feels like living back in a time of hundreds of years ago. In fact, Siriwilai Sukhothai Resort is the closest accommodation from the site, making it a valuable choice. As the hotel is located in the midst of rice fields and scenery of scattered hills, it’s a perfect choice for nature seekers, like you.
16. Hat Yai, for shopping seekers
The mini version of Bangkok, Hat Yai is the shopping and commercial hub in Southern Thailand. Thus, it’s a perfect destination for authentic food explorers and avid shoppers during Thailand honeymoon. You can go exploring the local markets and malls, or just simply watch the world goes by in the bustling side of Thailand. Complete your journey in Hat Yai by exploring the floating market Khlong Hae and tasting tasty street foods in the Central Night Market. Want a short nature escape? Bring your partner to hike to the viewpoint of Khuan Chedi and surprise her/him with a view of the sea of clouds.
Best time to visit Hat Yai
Hat Yai is good to visit all year round for Thailand honeymoon. While November to January is dry season, visiting during monsoon in October is a great choice. As Hat Yai is a city, it’s easy to stroll around with an umbrella. Moreover, rain usually lasts for only a couple of hours.
Things to do in Hat Yai
- Hunt the discounted price around the city of Hat Yai
- Taste the fried and grilled insects at local street foods
- Visit the four-faced Buddha
- Buy groceries in the floating market Khlong Hae
- Hike Khuan Chedi to see a sea of clouds
- Rafting through the tranquil river and enter the adventurous Phu Pha Cave
Recommended place to stay in Hat Yai
The Three Hat Yai, for urban luxury at the heart of the city
Located right in the heart of Hat Yai, the four-star Three Hat Yai Hotel offers easy access for exploration of Hat Yai. Here you can easily explore and taste street foods lined in streets close to the hotel. Shopping? Don’t worry; it’s just 500 meters away from the famous Kim Yong Shopping Center. The hotel is truly a great choice for easy access to any side of Hat Yai on your Thailand honeymoon.
17. Koh Lipe, for a perfect ocean paradise
Lies amid the Andaman Sea, the Maldives of Andaman Sea offers world-class beach paradise. Whether you are a beach lover or underwater life explorer, Koh Lipe has it all. As Koh Lipe is part of Taurato National Maritime Park, its marine life is well-preserved. You can expect to see the rich diversity of marine life thanks to the fact that Koh Lipe is home to 25% of the world’s tropical fish population. Don’t worry if you never dive before because you can easily learn to dive into its friendly water.
What to do after diving? You have plenty of choices. Start your morning with Yoga overlooking the unobstructed view of the Andaman Sea, and hike to the peak of Koh Adang to see full scenery of the island. After an adventurous day, simply lay back with your lover with the tranquility of its beaches.
Best time to visit Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is an island amid the Andaman Sea, thus it’s best to avoid visiting during monsoon. Monsoon range from May to October and you can expect heavy and stormy rains. November to January is a good time to visit. However, if you prefer hot weather for sunbathing at the beach, visit Koh Lipe from March to April.
Things to do in Koh Lipe
- Do Yoga overlooking the picturesque Andaman Sea
- Hike to the peak of Koh Adang to see the full scenery of the island
- Snorkel at the crystal clear water
- Lay back at the unspoiled beach while waiting for sunset with your loved one.
- Hike the jungle of Koh Lipe to the viewpoints and be surprised with the jaw-dropping view
- Learn to dive and see stunning underwater life in the Andaman Sea
- Treat yourself with a high-class Thai massage at Centara Hotel Yat Yai
- Go on an adventure to the surrounding islands in a three-day boat trip
Recommended place to stay in Koh Lipe
Bundhaya Villas, for ocean paradise
A fascinating blend of culture and natural scenery, Bundhaya Villas is the best place to stay in Koh Lipe. Its location in a beachfront of a secluded beach means a cozy escape from the crowd. A few meters from the resort, the stretches of white-sands, blue turquoise water, and breezing atmosphere of the beach await any honeymooners looking for a secluded place to enjoy time together.
We loved our experience of staying at its Seaview Bungalow. There’s no better wake up compared to a wake up with an unobstructed ocean view, a truly great way to start a day.
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