With white-sand bays, untouched beaches, karst formations emerging from the water, turquoise seas, colorful coral reefs, and beautiful sunset, Thailand beats any country in Southeast Asia to be a honeymoon paradise for every beach lover.
But beaches aren’t all this country has to offer for a couple. It is also the heaven of street food, reputational elephant sanctuaries and numerous luxury resorts for honeymooners.That means you will never get bored no matter what you want to do and how long you want to stay on your honeymoon in Thailand.
Every visit to Thailand is incomplete without Bangkok. This city has defeated many famous destinations to become one of the most-visited cities in the world. The capital of Thailand changes in every corner of its streets. From its network of narrow canals, floating markets, sparkling temples, vibrant nightlife to busy street food stalls and fancy nightclubs, there are so many places for couples to enjoy.
The best way to have the first glimpse of Bangkok is hopping on a tuk-tuk and rushing into the busy streets to feel the hustle and bustle life of Bangkok. The tuk-tuk is a convenient means of transportation that can take you to any corner of the city. From the Chinatown that is filled with food stalls to the iconic Wat pho and Wat Arun. Stop along the way to taste all the Thai street foods which have become more famous than ever when Raan Jay Fai - a “street food” restaurant where diners sit at plastic tables by the side of a road - was awarded a Michelin star in 2017.
When the dark falls down, it’s time to soak the Bangkok nightlife from a rooftop bar to delve in the twinkling light of romance.
It’s always a never-ending debate between Bangkok supporters vs. Chiang Mai supporters to choose the best city of Thailand. But to first visitors, Chiang Mai can seem a little overwhelming with all of its elephant camps, mountains, magnificent Buddhist temples, and Lana ruins.
The countless remarkable temples in Chiang Mai are enough for you to make a temple hoping to explore the mighty history of the city. From the most famous Doi Suthep where it enshrines a piece of Buddha’s shoulder bone to Silver Temple with its impressive handcrafted silver decoration, it takes you a week to visit all of them. A couple of hours trekking Doi Inthanon National Park gives you a real feel of the mountain while cooking class is where you learn about Lanna culture through its tasty cuisine.
Make sure to spend time interacting with the elephant - a precious treasure of Thailand. These beautiful creatures have been abused from tourism, logging, and human invasion of elephant habitats. Now you can soothe their pain by feeding or bathing them. And it's a perfect opportunity to do it in Chiang Mai which leads the country in ethnic elephant conservation centers.
Couples who love off the path less traveled and a real Thailand experience, head to Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in the country.
Founded in 1262 by King Meng Rai, Chiang Rai was the first capital city of the Lanna Kingdom which was later moved to Chiang Mai in 1296. Nestled in the golden triangle of Burma, Laos, and Thailand, its unique location and stunning scenery makes Chiang Rai perfect for hikers who seek for trekking routes to the hill tribes or who are curious about the region's notorious opium trading in the past.
Along with the clock tower and the famed White Temple of Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai Bazaar is one of a few of the city’s main attractions. A bustling place with stalls selling clothes, souvenirs, handicrafts, and delicious street food that is enough to satisfy your food craving.
Phuket is the biggest attraction in Thailand. This island offers numerous outstanding beach experiences for couples from beautiful white sand islands to exhilarating nightlife with DJs keeping your bodies moving and shaking when they spin their tracks.
There is no better way to explore the emerald water of the Andaman sea than by kayak. More than 150 limestone islands rising from the sea hide inside them secret lagoons and caves waiting to be explored.
However, Phuket is something more special than beautiful beaches. Phuket old town was used to be an important trading port so it was strongly influenced by the Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian that can be seen in its food. With Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Phuket is one of the three Thai cities named on the Michelin guidebook about Thailand, thanks to its unique flavors found nowhere else.
Ko Yao Noi island is in the Andaman Sea, halfway between Phuket and Krabi. It's characterized by sandy shores, mangroves, rubber plantations, fishing villages, tranquil islands, and the iconic long-tail boats. Relaxing on the beach to enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing or taking a day boat trip to the nearby islands are the main things to do when you are in Koh Yao Noi.
Those who love island hopping, Koh Yao Noi is hard to beat. Being one of the 42 islands in the dramatic Koh Phangan, from here, you can hop around limestone islands in a traditional Thai boat to taste the best of Thai island life.
Thailand's second largest island lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus is another place that should not to be missed in your Thailand trip. Koh Samui is well-known for its gorgeous coastline, the variety of marine species, and alluring beaches. There is no time for couples to get bored. You can choose to be leisurely on white sandy, palm-fringed beaches, dive into the clear blue seas, live in the legendary party scenes, taste the food or get a couple massages at one of many luxury spas on the islands, all are just perfect.
Let’s escape like no other to Ang Thong National Marine Park. This piece of paradise has 42 islands with stunning sceneries and untouched beaches to sunbathe on, swim in, or snorkel around.
From here you hop to the laid-back island of Koh Tao and the beautiful and wild Koh Phangan. This island is famous worldwide for its full moon parties that attract tens of thousands of attendees each time.