29 Aug 2017 Complete Guide To a Thailand Honeymoon | Destinations & Itinerary
Planning a honeymoon is so much fun compared to planning a wedding. Looking for a unique honeymoon destination that will have your friends in awe? Plan a Thailand honeymoon! You only have one honeymoon, well at least that’s what you hope for, so make it epic! Head to some of the best beaches in Thailand or relax in the Thai jungle. Here are 21 unique Thai honeymoon ideas that will have you planning a honeymoon in Thailand in no time. We can talk from experience we spent 2 weeks of our honeymoon in Thailand and since have spent more than a year exploring the country’s top couples holiday spots.
Suggested Two Week Thailand Honeymoon Itinerary
This is how we would spend our honeymoon in Thailand if we did it all again today after experiencing these amazing places over the past three years of living in Thailand. Adjust it to fit your style and switch out honeymoon destinations based on your taste and interests. One thing to keep in mind while planning your Thailand honeymoon itinerary, be sure not to add too many destinations, but rather truly enjoy the places you visit. We suggest not planning more than 4 destinations on your honeymoon itinerary because travel time between the cities will take away from actually enjoying your honeymoon. Here’s what our perfect Thailand honeymoon would look like.
Days 1-3: Bangkok
Bangkok is the biggest international terminal and you’ll likely land here when starting your honeymoon. We think Bangkok is the best introduction to Thailand and an overall fascinating city. Spend your first few days of your honeymoon seeing the sights and recovering from your jet lag. Stay at a luxurious 4-star hotel for under $100 a night or rent an epic Airbnb condo.
*** Alternatively you may want to get straight to the beach and recover from jet lag on the white sand beaches of Thailand. That’s not a bad plan either, so we would then suggest modifying your itinerary to put Bangkok at the end of the trip because it will likely be the airport you leave from. One thing to note is this will result in an extra transfer and potentially a shuttle transfer to the beach destination. This additional travel after a long-haul flight may sound like a good idea from your couch at home, but it might not be the most pleasant way to start your honeymoon.
Days 4-9: The Beach (choose one from the destinations below)
After the intense big city of Bangkok catch a flight south to one of the many Thai beach destinations to get a few days of relaxation on your honeymoon. We personally suggest Koh Lipe for a relaxing and beautiful Thailand honeymoon, but if you are looking for a bigger party scene you might opt for Koh Phi Phi or Koh Pha Ngan, or Krabi. Go on a Thailand island hopping adventure visit several islands.
Days 10-14: A bit of Thai Culture
To round out your trip head to one of the country’s many culturally rich destinations. There is a number to choose from, but we highly recommend a trip to the north in the cities like Chiang Mai and Chaing Rai. If you’re taking a Thailand Honeymoon in April head to the Songkran Chiang Mai festival every April 13-15th to celebrate the Thai New Year.
***Alternatively if you and your new husband or wife are not big culture buffs and would rather have a more adventurous honeymoon, you might opt for a trip to Kanchanaburi or Koh Sok Lake. Party animals might want to check out Koh Pha Ngan and divers might want to explore Koh Tao. There is something for every honeymoon in Thailand.
Ending Your Thailand Honeymoon Properly
If you plan your honeymoon itinerary properly you can leave Thailand late in the day on your last day of your trip so there is time in your itinerary to fly from Chiang Mai (or whichever city you choose to finish) and not have to spend an additional night in Bangkok if you don’t wish to.
Keep in mind there are two airports in Bangkok and almost all international flights to Europe and North America will leave out of Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) while most domestic (all of Air Asia flights) will land into Bangkok at Don Muang Airport (DMK). Transport between the two airports is relatively easy to arrange but can take several hours with Bangkok traffic. If leaving from Chiang Mai (and other cities in Thailand) there are multiple daily flights on Thai Smile (Thai Airways) that land into Bangkok at BKK. This way no airport transfer is needed, making the last day of your Thai honeymoon a little less stressful. Flight prices are generally the same as other carriers flying into DMK airport.
21 Epic Thailand Honeymoon Destinations
1. Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe, also known as “The Maldives of Thailand.” When you compare anything to the Maldives it’s got big shoes to fill. But Koh Lipe does it, we have spent 5 weeks island hopping in the Maldives and 4 weeks in Koh Lipe (on 3 different trips). If a Maldives honeymoon is out of your budget then honeymoon in Koh Lipe is the spot. Koh Lipe is the magical paradise floating in the middle of the Andaman Sea with insane turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Traveling to Koh Lipe is only accessible by boat year-round from Pak Bara Thailand and from Langkawi Malaysia & other Thai islands November-April. Click here for Koh Lipe ferry schedule and tickets.
Related Article: Ultimate Koh Lipe Guide
Romantic Koh Lipe Honeymoon Hotels:
- Serendipity | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Ten Moons Lipe | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- The Cliff Lipe Resort | Agoda | booking.com | Trip Advisor
Related Article: Ten Moons Lipe Resort
Suggested Nights In Koh Lipe: 3 to 5 nights
Things to do in Koh Lipe: Rent a longtail boat for the day and take a private tour of the islands for less than $50 a day. Watch the sunset on Sunset Beach and watch the sunrise on Sunrise Beach. Have the best curry in the world at Sunrise Beach Restaurant for only $3, TIP get the Penang curry it’s the best one.
2. Koh Samui
Koh Samui is in the Gulf of Thailand and is the second largest island in Thailand. Koh Samui has honeymoon accommodation for all budgets from super luxury resorts to simple bamboo beach huts. No matter where you rest your head at night you’re still in paradise on your honeymoon. There is an airport on the island, you can travel by ferry to Koh Samui from several other islands as well. Click here for Koh Samui ferry schedule and prices.
Romantic Koh Samui Honeymoon Hotels:
- KC Resort & Over Water Villas | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Banyan Tree Samui | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- W Retreat Koh Samui | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights On Koh Samui: 3 to 5 nights
Things to do in Koh Samui: After a day of relaxing on the beach and taking in the views head off and explore the island. There are several temples to check out but don’t miss Wat Plai Laem. The adventurous can rent a motorbike and swim in Na Muang Waterfall.
3. Koh Phi Phi
If you have seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Beach“, then you’ve heard of Koh Phi Phi. Couples looking for a gorgeous Thai island with some nightlife head to Koh Phi Phi. Nightlife in Koh Phi Phi starts with a good seafood BBQ followed by a fire show and then a few too many Thai buckets or Chang beers. If you want a quiet peaceful honeymoon you may want to choose another destination or opt to stay in the quieter Long Beach area of the island. There are several ferries to Koh Phi Phi from other Thai islands click here for the schedule and prices.
Romantic Koh Phi Phi Honeymoon Hotels:
- Zeavola Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Phi Phi The Beach Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Villa 360 Resort & Spa | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Koh Phi Phi: 3 to 4 nights
Things to do in Koh Phi Phi: Rent a longtail boat for the day and take a private tour out to Maya Bay. Make sure to head to Maya Bay before the group tours leave, Maya Bay gets really busy and pictures are best before all the day trip boats arrive.
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4. Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta is located in the Andaman Sea and is part of an archipelago of about 52 islands. Most tourists stay on Koh Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta is connected easily by ferry to other Thai islands. Tie in Koh Lanta to a Thailand honeymoon island hopping trip. Koh Lanta has not one, but eleven white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and much more to offer. Koh Lanta is best for honeymooners not looking for a party island. Koh Lanta can be reached by ferry from several other Thai islands or by land coming from Krabi the nearest airport. Click here for Koh Lanta ferry schedule and prices.
Romantic Koh Lanta Honeymoon Hotels:
- Layana Resort & Spa | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- The Houben | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Crown Lanta Resort & Spa | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Koh Lanta: 2 to 4 nights
Things to do in Koh Lanta: Rent a scooter and explore Koh Lanta. It’s quite large and you could spend the day finding hidden gems. Make sure to visit Old Town Koh Lanta to see a whole different side of Koh Lanta. Of course, make sure to relax on the white sandy beaches.
5. Koh Chang
Koh Chang is still not on the mainstream tourist radar and is one of the last of Thailand’s (semi) hidden gems. This laid back island is the perfect place to do just that, lay back and relax. Please note there is another island called Ko Chang located in the Andaman Sea near Myanmar. This Koh Chang is in the Gulf of Thailand near Cambodia. Travel to Koh Chang is done by ferry from other islands and from the mainland. Click here for Koh Chang bus schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Chang Honeymoon Hotels:
- Santhiya Tree Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- The Emerald Cove | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- The Chill Resort & Spa | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Koh Chang: 2 to 4 nights
Things to do in Koh Chang: There are several gorgeous white sandy coves, rainforests, coral reefs, waterfalls, and much more on Koh Chang.
6. Koh Adang
Koh Adang is perfect for the adventure honeymoon couple looking for outdoor activities and doesn’t require a 5-star resort. You are sure to find your own private beach on Koh Adang. There are simple bungalows available to rent through the National Park system or camping right on the beach. Koh Adang is a quick ten-minute boat ride away from Koh Lipe.
Koh Adang Accommodation:
- Chalets bookable online here through the National Park service and camping walk-up only
Related Article: Koh Adang Guide
Suggested Nights In Koh Adang: 1 to 2 nights
Things to do in Koh Adang: Koh Adang has some amazing hikes leading to viewpoints of Koh Lipe and waterfalls. Bring your own snorkel gear or rent it from the restaurant for some amazing snorkeling in Koh Adang.
7. Koh Tao
Koh Tao is perfect the perfect Thailand honeymoon destination for divers. It’s a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. This little island packs a lot of punch. Koh Tao is easily connected Koh Samui and other Thai islands by ferry. Click here for Koh Tao ferry schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Tao Honeymoon Hotels:
- Dusit Buncha Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Jamahkiri Spa & Resort| Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Koh Tao Bamboo Huts | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Koh Tao: 3 to 5 nights
Things to do in Koh Tao: Diving on Koh Tao is the number one thing to do but if you aren’t a diver there is great snorkeling right off the beach. When you’re ready to stay above surface head off on a hike in the coastal jungle.
8. Koh Phangan
Party animals should head to Koh Phangan. Make sure to coordination your Thailand honeymoon with the full moon. Koh Phangan full moon parties are known around the world. If you do not like all night parties involving lots alcohol and drugs do not head to Koh Phangan during the full moon. Many hotels on the island have a minimum night booking during the full moon and higher prices. Koh Tao is accessed by ferry, Click here for the Koh Phangan ferry schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Phangan Honeymoon Hotels:
- Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Panviman Resort Koh Phangan | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Beyond The Blue | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Koh Phangan: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Koh Phangan: Have dinner at the night market, try all sorts of tasty Thai street food you never heard of before. When you have sworn off alcohol on Koh Phangan head off on a boat and explore the nearby islands. Rent a bike and find the quieter side of Koh Phangan, you’ll be surprised how different the island is on certain beaches. Go chasing waterfalls, there are 7 waterfalls on Koh Phangan!
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Phuket is the most popular tourist destination in Thailand, but for that same reason, it may not be for everyone. When deciding to honeymoon in Phuket you’ll have to choose what part of Phuket to stay in. We advise staying far away from Patpong and Bangla Road. Instead, we suggest staying in Kata Beach, Surin Beach, Bang Tao Beach, Panwa Beach, Nai Harn Beach, or Kamala Beach. Hotels of all budgets are available as well as several Airbnb condos. Fly into Phuket international airport or take a shuttle/ferry from other Thai cities. Click here for Phuket travel schedules.
Romantic Phuket Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Shore at Katathani Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- The Naka Phuket Villa | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Keemala | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Phuket: 3 to 5 nights
Things to do in Phuket: There are tons of things to do in Phuket, you could easily spend a week exploring as it is the largest island in Thailand. Click here to see all the Phuket tours on Viator.com and to book transport. Make sure to look at the Thailand festival calendar and see if you happen to be in town for one of the country’s festivals like Songkran or Vegetarian Festival.
Related Article: Thailand Songkran Festival
10. Khao Lak
Located on the Andaman Sea not far from Phuket is Khao Lak. It’s great for those honeymoons traveling with children. The nearest airport is in Phuket 46 miles away, there are several shuttles from Phuket to Khao Lak and other cities within Thailand. Click here for Khao Lak schedules and tickets.
Romantic Khao Lak Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Sarojin | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Casa de La Flora | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Khao Lak: 2 to 4 nights
Things to do in Khao Lak: Spend the day exploring Khao Sok National Park. Discover the beaches, you’ll be surprised how empty they are compared to the nearby Phuket beaches. Most of the Phuket tours are also bookable from Khao Lak.
11. Koh Yao Noi
For the ultimate Thailand honeymoon in luxury head to Koh Yao Noi for a 5-star hotel stay. There are several luxury hotels in Koh Yao Noi that scream honeymoon. If you’re looking for a private escape with your loved one this is it. Koh Yao Noi is located in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Krabi. Fly into Krabi or Phuket and then take a ferry to Koh Yao Noi. Or if you really want to go all out on your Thailand honeymoon take a private helicopter from Phuket airport to Six Senses Resort for 65,000 baht (around $1,900).
Romantic Koh Yao Noi Honeymoon Hotels:
- Koyao Island Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Six Senses Yao Noi | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Cape Kudu Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Koh Yao Noi: 3 to 5 nights
Things to do in Khao Lak: Rent a yacht and explore the islands in style. Give rock climbing a try or rent a bicycle and hit the bike trails. Most Phuket day trips can be arranged in Koh Yao Noi as well.
If you’re a diver, beach lover, or adventurer, Krabi is a great place to call “home” while on a Thailand honeymoon. Krabi is centrally located so you can visit many Thailand attractions and islands while staying in the same hotel. Krabi has its own international airport but is also accessible by ferry from other nearby cities as well as by land. Most tourists take the ferry from Phuket or Koh Phi Phi to Krabi. Click here for Krabi ferry schedule and tickets.
Romantic Krabi Honeymoon Hotels:
- Rayavadee Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Ban Sainai Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- The Tubkaak Boutique Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Krabi: 3 to 5 nights
Things to do in Krabi: The #1 thing to do in Krabi is to take a long tail boat to Railay beach for the day. Explore Ko Lanta National Park and visit Ko Lanta Yai where the sea gypsies aka “Chao Le” people living from the sea. Day trips to Phuket and Koh Phi Phi are also popular from Krabi.
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13. Koh Phayam
Imagine an island without cars and no working ATM’s. There are only a few islands in Thailand that this still exists. Head back in time to what Thailand used to be like 20 years ago. There are only a few resorts with 24-hour power and power outages are frequent. Spend a few nights Koh Phayam if you are planning on traveling to Myanmar through Ranong to Kawthoung. The nearest airport to Phayam is Ranong and then a 45-minute boat ride from the Ranong pier. Click here for schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Phayam Honeymoon Hotels:
Suggested Nights In Phayam: 2 to 4 nights
Things to do in Koh Phayam: Disconnect in Koh Phayam, well technically now a few hotels have wifi and cell phone service works as well. Explore the islands scattered around the island. Rent a motorbike and get lost, the island isn’t that large so you’ll easily find your back to your hotel.
14. Hua Hin
Hua Hin is the oldest beach in Thailand and home to the Thai royal family summer palaces. If it’s good enough for the king it has to be fabulous. If you love water sports head to Hua Hin. There are tons of high-end hotels and even budget friendly bungalows for backpackers. Traveling to Hua Hin is really easy from Bangkok as it’s only 3 hours away click here for the Hua Hin bus schedule and prices. There is an airport in Hua Hin as well.
Romantic Hua Hin Honeymoon Hotels:
- Devasom Huahin Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Evason Hua Hin | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Cape Nidhra Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Hua Hin: 2 to 4 nights
Things to do in Hua Hin: Try your hand at kitesurfing, learn about Thailand’s history and culture, and make sure to head to the night market for a tasty local dinner.
15. Khao Sok Lake
Wake up with gorgeous mountain views from a floating hotel on Khao Sok Lake. This is a definitely a unique Thailand honeymoon and would be a great place to visit after a few days on the beaches. Khao Sok Lake National Park is estimated to be home to over five percent of the world’s species, with the most famous being the Asian elephant. It’s the largest jungle in southern Thailand and considered more diverse than the Amazon. The nearest airport is Surat Thani, click here for the shuttle from Surat Thani to Khao Sok. This is one of the wettest regions in Thailand so it’s best not to visit May-November due to weather.
Romantic Khao Sok Lake Honeymoon Hotels:
- 500 Rai Floating Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
- Panvaree Resort Khao Sok Lake | Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
Suggested Nights In Khao Sok Lake: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Khao Sok Lake: Rent a kayak to explore the lake and the scenery. Go on a jungle trek or get up close to an Asian elephant but please make sure you are choosing a reputable company with no elephant riding. Jump on a boat tour to Cheow Larn Lake to see the limestone mountains just rise up hundreds of feet above the water. Click here to view Khao Sok Lake tours.
A great way to kick off a Thailand honeymoon is in the Chaotic capital city of Bangkok. More than likely you’ll fly into Bangkok making it a logical start or finishing city. Spend a few days exploring the city and dive head first into the Thai culture and food. Indulge in Bangkok 5-star hotels and restaurants for a fraction of the price compared to the western world. Have drinks at the Lebua State Tower, you may recognize this hotel from the Hangover 2 movie.
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Romantic Bangkok Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Siam Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- W Bangkok | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Bangkok: 3 to 4 nights
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Things to do in Bangkok: There are some many things to do in Bangkok, it can be overwhelming, but we have put together a 3-day guide to Bangkok with detailed itineraries and maps to make the most of your time in the city. Don’t miss: The floating Market, Maeklong Train Market, the famous Khao San Road, try eating bugs in Thailand, and surely a sunset at a rooftop sky bar in Bangkok. If you’d rather not go exploring on your own there are tons of Viator Bangkok tours.
Only 3 hours from Bangkok you can sleep on the River Kwai in a luxury floating hotel. You won’t believe such an oasis is not far from Bangkok. Kanchanaburi is easily accessed by shuttle bus from Bangkok and other cities, click here for the schedule.
Romantic Kanchanaburi Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Float House River Kwai | Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
- X2 River Khai Resort| Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
- River Kwai Resotel| Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
Suggested Nights In Kanchanaburi: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Kanchanaburi: Trek the Hellfire Pass trail that was used by POW during World War II to construct the Death Railway. Head off into the jungle in search of waterfalls, the best waterfalls in Kanchanaburi are Erawan waterfall, Saiyok Waterfalls, and Saiyok Noi Waterfalls.
18. Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is often referred to as Thailand’s “Rose of the North.” There are over 200 temples in Chiang Mai, the city oozes culture. Avoid traveling to Chiang Mai in late February & March as this is “burning season” where the farmers in the north literally burn the fields creating this constant smoke lingering in the city. Fly right into Chiang Mai international airport or click here for overland schedules.
Romantic Chiang Mai Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Dhara Dhevi Hotel Chiang Mai| Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
- Phusanfah Resort| Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
- 99 Heritage Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | Trip Advisor
Suggested Nights In Chiang Mai: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Chiang Mai: Head up the mountain to Doi Suthep for the best views of Chiang Mai. Time your visit to celebrate the Thai New Year festival Songkran, which is basically one large squirt gun festival around April 13-15 of every year. Get a 150 baht Thai massage or foot massage. Get a Sak Yant tattoo by a monk a souvenir that will last a lifetime. Shop at the Saturday night market or Sunday night market, or the famous Chiang Mai Ladyboy Cabaret. Don’t leave town without trying the local dish Khao Soi.
Ayutthaya was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam and the largest city in the world back in 1700’s. At that time the population was estimated at 1 million people, but it’s nothing like that anymore. Ayutthaya was almost burnt down to the ground back in 1767 when the Burmese invaded. Today there are some remains that give light on what the city used to be. The old city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular day trip from Bangkok. Click here for Ayutthaya bus schedule and tickets.
Romantic Ayutthaya Honeymoon Hotels:
- Sala Ayutthaya | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Kantary Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Ayutthaya Retreat | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Ayutthaya: 1 to 2 nights
Things to do in Ayutthaya: Visit Wat Phra Mahathat and find the banyan tree that has a Buddha’s head entwined in the roots of the tree. Grab your camera and head to Wat Chaiwattararam early in the morning before the tourist buses come from Bangkok. Learn the history of Ayutthaya and what it use to be like.
20. Golden Triangle
In Northern Thailand not far from Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai, they are several luxury tented camps in the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle is where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand intersect. It also happens to be where the Mekong River and Ruak River meet. Spend the night in nature on the river but in luxury. Many of the resorts have rescued elephant programs, where you can interact act with elephants in responsible tourism manner. There are way too many elephant companies in which aren’t ethically treating the animals that should be avoided. You don’t want to know what those elephants have gone through, make sure to visit an elephant rescue place. The nearest airport is Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai, click here for shuttle schedule.
Romantic Golden Triangle Honeymoon Hotels:
- Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Golden Triangle: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Golden Triangle: Cruise down the Mekong River and visit local villages. Spend the day with the elephants, bath and feed rescued elephants. Visit the spa in the middle of the jungle.
21. Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai is a popular northern Thailand famous for “The White Temple” or Wat Rong Khun which we would name the prettiest temple in Thailand. Fly directly into Chiang Rai International airport or easily take a shuttle from Chiang Mai, click here for schedule and tickets. Chiang Rai could also be done as a day trip from Chiang Mai to avoid packing and moving hotels.
Romantic Chiang Rai Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Legend Chiang Rai Hotel | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- Pa Sak Tong | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
- A-Star Phulare Valley Resort | Agoda | Booking.com | TripAdvisor
Suggested Nights In Chiang Rai: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Chiang Rai: A visit to Chiang Rai wouldn’t be complete without going to the white temple, head there early in the day or right before sunset to avoid the crowds. Visit the Black House, it’s hard to explain the Black House it’s like a strange art museum. Rent a bike and explore the countryside.
Thailand Honeymoon Budget & Typical Costs
The biggest expense in a Honeymoon in Thailand is the international fight cost. Once you land in Thailand things get much more affordable. Traditionally honeymoons involve above average accommodation and hotels, which in Thailand are still not that expensive and you can have luxury but on a relatively small budget. Below is the average spending on a honeymoon in Thailand based on our two-week honeymoon itinerary above.
International Flight Cost for a couple (2 people): $900-$2,000
Flights to Bangkok are becoming very budget friendly from Europe and North America. If you are working with a smaller budget, look at flying from major cities near your home city. Prices in 2016-2017 from U.S. hubs are as low as $450 per person (roundtrip) and should not cost more than $1,000 per person.
Hotel Cost for a Two Week Thailand Honeymoon: $700-$2,100+
In Thailand, $100 per night will get you a honeymoon worthy hotel room, and $150 per night will get you something even more lavish. You can spend up to $300 per night and for that sum of money, you should be treated like a king or queen. However, nice three star rooms all over the country will run between $30-$50 per night and can help you save more money for the next trip. Many islands and Bangkok have luxurious homes on Airbnb that are a fraction of hotel prices.
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Food and Drink Costs for a Thai Honeymoon: $700-1000
Food in Thailand is very budget friendly and you can eat like a king for very little money. Spending $50-75 per day for a couple you should be able to have a nice dinner and several drinks, along with food the rest of the day.
Transportation Costs in Thailand: $750 destination dependent
Flights within Thailand are very budget friendly, most flights should cost between $20-100 per person per flight. So if you visit four destinations an estimate that’s $600 leaving you around $150 for taxis and airport shuttles.
Activities on a Thailand Honeymoon $750
Most day trips should average to about $50 per person per day, if you plan half of your days as day trips, this would be seven days worth of activities leaving some days to relax and others for transportation days.
Average Budget for a Thailand Honeymoon: $3,800-$6,600
This is a general estimate and could be much less expensive if you wanted it to be. However, to have the luxuries most expect from a honeymoon these prices are realistic. Other factors that will make the trip more affordable is if you chose to visit fewer cities it would reduce the travel costs. However, our recommended honeymoon Itinerary is what we would do if it was our honeymoon and it’s what we have recommended to our close friends wanting to honeymoon in Thailand.
Now you have more than enough Thailand honeymoon ideas to start going through now it’s time to plan your perfect trip. No matter where in Thailand you decide to take your honeymoon you’ll have a fabulous time.