Thailand radiates romance with its tropical climate, exotic undertones and aromatic fragrances. Not just a beautiful wedding destination, Thailand is also a place that offers an opportunity indulge in luxurious experiences, making it a perfect honeymoon destination. This is a special place so rich in culture and tradition, whilst still embracing contemporary diversity. Here are a few places to consider for your honeymoon of a lifetime.
Undeniably the most popular of Thailand’s honeymoon destinations is the island of Ko Samui. Its inviting beaches are beautifully nestled within the shade of the coconut trees and magnificent rolling hills. An array of activities will keep even the most adventurous of honeymooners entertained with kayaking, snorkelling and diving experiences easily available. There is a multitude of resorts to stay at, which range from the traditional Thai-style accommodation to more sleek and modern properties.
Krabi offers a romantic retreat, guarded by dramatic cliffs and pristine water, offering peace and tranquillity. Although within close proximity to bustling Phuket, it also serves as a great base from which you can explore the rest of the region. If you really want to get away from it all, take a boat ride to the special haven that is Railey Beach.
Thailand's largest island, Phuket, offers a vast array of wonderful opportunities to embrace your romantic side. The popular beaches of Patong and Kamala are good fun but if you are looking for something particularly paradise-like, consider a visit to one of the smaller beaches located in the north or south of the island such as Surin, Kata and Nai Hark Beach.
With its ancient temples, delightful boutiques and energetic street life, the city of Chiang Mai is a superb honeymoon destination for food, culture and history lovers alike. If it is the great outdoors that you are seeking, sample some of the exciting outdoor activities on offer such as multi-day hike, an elephant ride, or even river rafting where you can take in the lush, mountainous surrounds of the region. Of course there are still some outstandingly luxurious resorts for those who wish to be pampered.
Located a few hours’ drive from Bangkok, the Kao Yai region offers a romantic and rural escape. Home to Thailand’s largest National Park, if you are an outdoor lover you can thoroughly unwind and enjoy the great mountainous and lush landscape. Couple this with a tour of the local wineries and villages and it’s a match made in heaven.