Things To Do On Your Honeymoon Escape in Thailand
Full of idyllic islands, beautiful beaches, and plenty of adventure, Thailand is an ideal honeymoon destination for almost any couple. If you are planning your honeymoon in Thailand, especially after your destination wedding there, don’t miss these exciting things to do.
Thailand’s leading resort area and the country's most popular honeymoon destination is blessed with long sandy beaches, tranquil bays, and a reputation for some of the finest seafood in the country. Active couples can enjoy water sports such as diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing, as well as exploring jungle paths inland.
Go for a sunset cruise amongst limestone caves on a Chinese boat, or take a boat trip to the spectacular Phang Nga Bay, where you can visit James Bond Island and see sheer limestone cliffs jutting vertically out of the bright green water.
Ko Phi Phi Don
The remote and beautiful islands of Phi Phi are located off the coast of Phuket and although it is commonly referred to as Phi Phi “island” (pronounced Pee-Pee), there are actually two islands. The bigger of the two, Phi Phi Don, is where people stay, as the smaller Phi Phi Lei is uninhabited.
The big attraction on Phi Phi Lei is Maya Bay and its beautiful beaches with superb resorts dotted around the coastline. Blessed with stunning natural beauty, Phi Phi Don offers towering limestone cliffs fringed by several white-sand beaches and a choice of 4- to 5-star beachfront resorts where you can unwind in luxurious surroundings. Again, there is much to keep active couples occupied, with rock climbing, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking on offer.
Koh Samui is a perfect holiday for two and a magnificent honeymoon destination. The island is fringed with several white and golden-sand beaches that nestle beneath lush green hills facing sheltered coves. Snorkel or dive the surrounding coral gardens and explore rocky headlands and offshore islands by kayak.
Koh Samui embraces both the "party" and the "laid back" aspects of Thailand and is a great place for couples to dance the night away in a bar or relax in their own quiet, romantic getaway. Holidays here include fine stretches of sand filled with beach loungers, rubbish-free roads, world-class international cuisine, opulent spas and beach parties.
To really get away, head to the south or the west of the island where you'll find authentic family-run seafood restaurants, tourist-free towns buzzing with descendants of the original Chinese merchant settlers, and long stretches of refreshingly wild and shaggy coconut palms.
On the northern coast of Koh Samui is the famous Big Buddha shrine. Probably Samui's most well-known landmark, the 12 metre high golden Buddha can be seen from several kilometres away. Inside the surrounding temple are many different shrines and other smaller ornate Buddha's. There is also a small market selling a wide range of lucky charms and other souvenirs, alongside numerous food stalls.
The exotic Thai capital may not at first conjure images of romance, but it does offer an adventure around every corner and is perfect for adventurous couples planning a honeymoon in Thailand. Discover an energetic, bustling metropolis famous for its food, shopping and nightlife.
Most of the major sights in Bangkok are in the Old City close to the Chao Phraya River. Take a cruise and watch Thai life unfold against the imposing backdrop of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the ornate Wat Phraw Kaew or along the fascinating canals of Thonburi.
Shop for the latest fashions or rare antiques and jewellery before you return to your hotel to be pampered by a traditional Thai massage and spa. Dine together at one of the finest 5 star hotels in the world or enjoy the pulsating rhythms of nightclub life which carries on until dawn.
Cushioned into the foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a sanctuary and a unique destination for a honeymoon. The pace is laid-back, the trimmings are international and the landscape is captivating. It is a fine urban specimen with a much-celebrated traditional culture ideal for sightseers, nature buffs and city connoisseurs alike.
Chiang Mai has a multitude of temples and these houses of worship are adorned with mirrored mosaics, chiming bells and gabled rooftops spiralling skyward as if in communion with the heavens. Wandering around these sacred spaces you'll find art, architecture and enlightenment, as many offer monk chats and meditation courses to tourists who are open to their teachings.
Beyond the historic centre is a dynamic and modern place with lots of no-nonsense charm. Bangkok refugees, artists, international travellers and expats mix together in this captivating area. Head down to Nimmanhaemin and you'll glimpse the city's nightclubs and bars.
Maintaining an ever watchful pose over the metropolis, the mountains of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui are constant and scenic reminders of the city's mythical beginnings. A journey from the steamy plains into the mountains' cloud belt is a winding and meditative escape. The city can easily consume a honeymoon week with sightseeing, holiday courses, outdoor activities and, of course, eating.
Exotic and enticing, Thailand is synonymous with romance for couples across the globe. Heavenly beaches, cosmopolitan cities and secluded jungle treks mean there’s plenty of variety for those planning a honeymoon. A profusion of luxurious yet affordable accommodation in Phuket, Phi Phi and Koh Samui, world-class cuisine and nightlife in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and an infinite list of exciting trekking options in the North make Thailand a country where you really can have a honeymoon of a lifetime.
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