Thailand offers everything you could ever want for a memorable honeymoon. There are exotic islands to explore, stunning beaches to lounge on, luxurious accommodations to spend your time in, incredible food to feast upon, and natural beauty as far as the eye can see.
Considering that Thailand has all these things and that it offers affordable luxury, it’s no surprise it’s one of the most appealing honeymoon destinations in the world. But what can you do on a honeymoon in Thailand, beyond enjoying a deluxe vacation for less money than you’d spend in other parts of the world?
Plenty! And you’re about to find out.
What can you do on a honeymoon in Thailand?
Enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach
Few things are more romantic than a gourmet dinner in the open air under the stars. Many resorts across Thailand offer romantic dinner options, which include private dinners on the beach. For example, the deluxe, adults-only Phuket resort, The Shore at Katathani, offers dinner at “The Kissing Point,” which is a six-course dinner for two at a secluded spot overlooking the Andaman Sea. You can also enjoy dinner “On the Sand,” which is a private beach barbeque for two under the stars. Both are great examples of the romantic dinner opportunities across Thailand.
Stay in a jungle treehouse
The landscape of Southern Thailand is breathtaking and perfect for a romantic vacation. The coasts are lined with sparkling waters and sandy beaches, and the mainlands are covered with verdant jungle revealing the bounties of nature. Properties across the south offer the chance to take advantage of this nature. Treehouse Villas Koh Yao, on the island of Koh Yao to the east of Phuket, is an adults-only property that’s only accessible by boat from Phuket or Krabi. The resort accommodations are deluxe treehouses set amongst the jungle canopy, which offer direct views of the forest animals as well as unspoiled views of the sea below. The resort is a perfect place for travellers looking for luxury in a secluded location.
Light up the night in Bangkok
Bangkok, the Thai capital, is one of the most exciting cities on the planet. It’s also the easiest city in which to immerse yourself in Thai culture. There are famous temples to visit with their iconic monks, incredible food to eat at Michelin-star restaurants and street food stalls, and gorgeous spots perfect for romantic strolls, such as the banks along the Chao Phraya River. Bangkok also has an electric nightlife. You and your spouse can hit up the swanky sky bars and take in the vibrant club scene. Head to Sky Beach at The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon to sip cocktails and take in the sunset on an al fresco rooftop bar. It’s the highest rooftop bar in the city and the perfect place to cap off a day of sightseeing and romance.
Spend the night alongside elephants in your own Jungle Bubble
If the south of Thailand is known for its beaches and waters, the north is iconic for its incredible national parks, hill tribe villages, peaceful temples, and savoury food. The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is one of the finest resorts in the north, located to the north of Chiang Rai. The property is surrounded by jungle and perched on a ridge overlooking the border with Myanmar and Laos (known as the Golden Triangle). It offers the chance to bond with elephants, enjoy the jungle spa, and cruise down the Mekong River. It also offers a once-in-a-lifetime romantic honeymoon experience: a stay in a Jungle Bubble. Spend the night in a transparent Jungle Bubble, which is a luxury accommodation set on a wooden deck in the forest, with your bed and living space within transparent bubbles, complete with an open air dining area and plunge pool. Best of all: the Jungle Bubble overlooks an elephant habitat, where you can experience unobstructed views of these magnificent animals as well as the night sky.
Swim & Snorkel the Andaman Sea & Gulf of Thailand
If you want to get in some soft adventure during your honeymoon, you’ve come to the right place. Thailand is awash with swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving opportunities throughout its islands in the south. There are dive sites throughout the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand that are suitable for divers of any level. Many of the sites feature a variety of hard and soft coral that are home to vibrant marine life, including migrating whale sharks and majestic manta rays. The Zeavola Resort on Koh Phi Phi offers a barefoot luxury experience that’s perfect for a romantic honeymoon with a touch of underwater adventure. It offers beautiful resort accommodations where you can unplug, relax, and soak up the sun. It’s also located within Phi Phi National Marine Park, which means you have easy access to nearby paradisal coves and sandy beaches to swim, snorkelling, and scuba dive. Spend your days swimming in the warm tropical waters and diving alongside massive schools of fish, visiting the homes of sea turtles, and admiring colourful walls of soft coral, before retiring to your pampering resort at night.
How to book a romantic honeymoon in Thailand
Get in touch with a Goway Destination Specialist or your trusted travel professional to start planning an unforgettable honeymoon to Thailand. Goway offers an assortment of romantic vacations across this popular Southeast Asian nation. Romantic Thailand is a 16-day journey to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok, with stays at luxury resorts in beautiful natural surroundings. Best of Southern Thailand sticks to the south with a 12-day vacation to popular beach locales, including Phuket, Krabi, Khao Sok, Koh Phi Phi, and Khao Lak. West Thai Island Hopper spends 10 days on a select few islands, including Phuket, Krabi, and Koh Phi Phi. Phuket & Koh Yao Yai Island Retreat is great for travellers with a shorter amount of time as it splits 8 days between these two islands of the south. You can always opt for Deluxe Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket, which hits up the country’s most famous spots over 10 days and can easily be customized with romantic travel options.
There are few places more suited to a romantic honeymoon than Thailand. Get in touch to start planning today.
This article is written in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
27 Jul 2022, 2:58 p.m.