Planning a honeymoon is so much fun compared to planning a wedding. Are you looking for a unique honeymoon destination that will have your friends in awe? Plan a Thailand honeymoon!
You only have one honeymoon, so make it epic! Head to some of the best beaches in Thailand, or relax in the Thai jungle. There are so many amazing places in Thailand to visit.
Here are 21 unique Thai honeymoon ideas that will have you planning a romantic honeymoon in Thailand in no time. Make sure to read our Thailand travel tips before packing your bags.
We can talk with experience as 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. If you are looking for beautiful beaches, romantic dinners, adventure, great marine life, lush greenery, culture, and more then Thailand would be a great honeymoon for you.
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Suggested Two Week Thailand Honeymoon Itinerary
This is how we would spend our two-week honeymoon in Thailand if we did it all over again 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.
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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 the first few days of your honeymoon seeing the sights and recovering from your jet lag. Stay at a luxurious 4-star hotel for under $150 a night. The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, is huge and where you stay can make or break your trip, make sure to read our where to stay in Bangkok guide.
We have been to Bangkok over a dozen times and fall in love with the city more and more after every visit. Make sure to read our 3 days in Bangkok guide to help plan your days. Some of the best things to do in Bangkok include: visit the Grand Palace, explore a local market like the Chatuchak Weekend Market, check out the shopping malls in Bangkok (our favorite Siam Square), and watch the sunset from high above in one a skybar in Bangkok.
Alternatively, you may want to get straight to one of the best beachfront resorts 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 and visit several islands.
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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. There are over 300 Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai we’ve trimmed it down to our top 10 temples in Chiang Mai.
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. We lived in Chiang Mai and attended the festival four times, not if you are looking for a romantic getaway I would not visit during the festival dates.
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 both are perfect for nature lovers. Party animals might want to check out the Phi Phi Islands or Koh Pha Ngan, and those wanting to do some scuba diving might want to explore Koh Tao. There is something for every honeymoon in Thailand.
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Ending Your Thailand Honeymoon Properly
If you plan your honeymoon itinerary properly you can leave Thailand late in the day on the 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 Air Asia flights) will land in 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 in 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). It is one of our favorite places in Southeast Asia.
If a Maldives honeymoon is out of your budget, then a honeymoon in Koh Lipe is the spot. Koh Lipe is a magical paradise floating in the middle of the Andaman Sea with insane turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Several of the best places to stay have pool villas with private pools. Our pick for one of the best romantic places to stay would be Serendipity.
Traveling to Koh Lipe is only accessible by boat year-round from Pak Bara Thailand and from Langkawi, Malaysia & other Thai islands November-April. There is no ferry during the rainy season. Click here for the Koh Lipe ferry schedule and tickets.
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Romantic Koh Lipe Honeymoon Hotels:
- Serendipity Booking.com
- Ten Moons Lipe Booking.com
- The Cliff Lipe Resort Booking.com
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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 small islands nearby for less than $50 a day. Watch the sunset on Sunset Beach and watch the sunrise on Sunrise Beach. Go scuba diving and dive Koh Lipe’s best dive site Stonehenge.
2. Koh Tao
Ko Tao / Koh Tao is the perfect Thailand honeymoon destination for scuba divers. However, this small island in the Gulf of Thailand is equally stunning above the water as it is below. This little island packs a lot of punch with jaw-dropping sights, top-notch restaurants, and plenty of high-end resorts to come home to every evening. Koh Tao is a special place worth considering for your honeymoon!
Koh Tao is easily connected to Koh Samui and other Thai islands by ferry. Click here for the Koh Tao ferry schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Tao Honeymoon Hotels:
- Dusit Buncha Resort Booking.com
- Jamahkiri Spa & Resort Booking.com
- Koh Tao Bamboo Huts Booking.com
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 the surface, head off on a hike in the coastal jungle.
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 Booking.com
- Phi Phi The Beach Resort Booking.com
- Villa 360 Resort & Spa Booking.com
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 and check out all the gorgeous limestone cliffs. 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. Trust us, it is the ideal spot for great couple photos but before the groups arrive.
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4. Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan has developed a notorious reputation for being nothing but a full-moon party island. However, it’s a large island with way more to offer than just a once-a-month party. There are actually many beaches in Koh Phangan catering to high-end honeymoon-worthy experiences, and hotel stays with private infinity pools.
Don’t dismiss this beautiful island if you aren’t into the party scene. There’s plenty of natural beauty, including some epic waterfalls, stunning lookout points, and of course, beaches.
If it’s the party you are after in Koh Phangan, make sure to coordinate your Thailand honeymoon with the full moon. Koh Phangan full-moon parties are known around the world. If your dates don’t line up, there are also half-moon parties and solid nightlife just about any day of the month.
If you do not like all-night parties involving lots of alcohol and drugs, you might pick another time to visit Koh Phangan than during the full moon. Many hotels on the island have a minimum night booking during the full moon and higher prices.
Koh Phangan is accessed by ferry, Click here for the Koh Phangan ferry schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Phangan Honeymoon Hotels:
- Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas Booking.com
- Panviman Resort Koh Phangan Booking.com
- Beyond The Blue Booking.com
Suggested Nights In Koh Phangan: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Koh Phangan: Have dinner at the night market, and 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 or Ang Thong National marine park. 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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5. 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 an ideal place for honeymooners not looking for a party island who want to spend quality time together.
Koh Lanta can be reached by ferry from several other Thai islands or by land coming from Krabi, the nearest airport. Click here for the Koh Lanta ferry schedule and prices.
Romantic Koh Lanta Honeymoon Hotels:
- Layana Resort & Spa Booking.com
- The Houben Booking.com
- Crown Lanta Resort & Spa Booking.com
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.
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6. 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 is one of those tranquil islands that 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 (consider adding on some time for a Myanmar honeymoon). Koh Chang is in the Gulf of Thailand near the board of Cambodia, which is another great place to visit for some of the best ancient temples like Angkor Wat.
Travel to Koh Chang is done by ferry from other islands and from the mainland. Click here for the Koh Chang bus schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Chang Honeymoon Hotels:
- Santhiya Tree Resort Booking.com
- The Emerald Cove Booking.com
- The Chill Resort & Spa Booking.com
Suggested Nights In Koh Chang: 2 to 4 nights
Things to do in Koh Chang: There are several gorgeous white sandy coves, rainforests, swaying palm trees, coral reefs, waterfalls, and much more on Koh Chang.
7. Koh Adang
Koh Adang is a great spot 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. In 2018 there is now a 3.5-star resort on Koh Adang with all the modern amenities.
Koh Adang Accommodation:
- Adang Island Resort Booking.com
- Chalets are bookable online 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.
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 Booking.com
- The Naka Phuket Villa Booking.com
- Keemala Booking.com
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.
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9. Khao Lak
Located on the Andaman Sea, not far from Phuket, is Khao Lak. It’s the perfect choice for those honeymoons traveling with children and taking a more family honeymoon trip.
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 Booking.com
- Casa de La Flora Booking.com
- JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa Booking.com
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, so you have plenty of great options for day trips.
10. Koh Samui
Koh Samui is in the Gulf of Thailand and is the second-largest island in Thailand and another popular destination. 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.
Make sure to check out some of the best overwater bungalows in Thailand. Some of the best are in Koh Samui. Some even have a private infinity pool. There is an airport on the island. You can travel by ferry to Koh Samui from several other islands as well. Click here for the Koh Samui ferry schedule and prices.
Romantic Koh Samui Honeymoon Hotels:
- KC Resort & Over Water Villas Booking.com
- Banyan Tree Samui Booking.com
- W Retreat Koh Samui Booking.com
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.
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 an exotic 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) and rent one of their gorgeous private villas. If money is no object, this is one of the top places to stay.
Romantic Koh Yao Noi Honeymoon Hotels:
- Koyao Island Resort Booking.com
- Six Senses Yao Noi Booking.com
- Cape Kudu Hotel Booking.com
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 the Krabi ferry schedule and tickets.
Romantic Krabi Honeymoon Hotels:
- Rayavadee Resort Booking.com
- Ban Sainai Resort Booking.com
- The Tubkaak Boutique Resort Booking.com
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” are people living from the sea. Day trips to Phuket and Koh Phi Phi are also popular from Krabi.
13. Koh Phayam
Imagine an island without cars and no working ATMs. There are only a few islands in Thailand like this that still exist. 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 at 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 the schedule and tickets.
Romantic Koh Phayam Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Blue Sky Resort Booking.com
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’s 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 Booking.com
- Evason Hua Hin Booking.com
- Cape Nidhra Hotel Booking.com
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 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 is 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 the weather.
Romantic Khao Sok Lake Honeymoon Hotels:
- 500 Rai Floating Resort Booking.com
- Panvaree Resort Khao Sok Lake Booking.com
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 headfirst into Thai culture and food. Indulge in Bangkok in 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 Booking.com
- W Bangkok Booking.com
- Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Booking.com
Suggested Nights In Bangkok: 3 to 4 nights
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Things to do in Bangkok: There are so 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, and the famous Khao San Road. Try eating bugs in Thailand, watch a Muay Thai fight, 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 Booking.com
- X2 River Khai Resort Booking.com
- River Kwai Resotel Booking.com
Suggested Nights In Kanchanaburi: 2 to 3 nights
Things to do in Kanchanaburi: Trek the Hellfire Pass trail that was used by POWs during World War II to construct the Death Railway. Head off into the jungle in search of waterfalls. The best waterfalls in Kanchanaburi are the 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. We think the best time to visit is November to January.
Fly right into Chiang Mai international airport or click here for overland schedules.
Romantic Chiang Mai Honeymoon Hotels:
- The Dhara Dhevi Hotel Chiang Mai Booking.com
- Phusanfah Resort Booking.com
- 99 Heritage Hotel Booking.com
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 the 1700s. 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 a popular day trip from Bangkok. Click here for the Ayutthaya bus schedule and tickets.
Romantic Ayutthaya Honeymoon Hotels:
- Sala Ayutthaya Booking.com
- Kantary Hotel Booking.com
- Ayutthaya Retreat Booking.com
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 with elephants in a responsible tourism manner. There are way too many elephant companies that aren’t ethically treating the animals, that should be avoided. If 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 the shuttle schedule.
Romantic Golden Triangle Honeymoon Hotels:
- Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort Booking.com
- Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle Booking.com
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 the 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 Booking.com
- Pa Sak Tong Booking.com
- A-Star Phulare Valley Resort Booking.com
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 on a Honeymoon in Thailand is the international flight 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 from $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 for the rest of the day.
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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 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. Another factor that will make the trip more affordable is if you choose 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.
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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.
Thursday 9th of January 2020
Thank you for all the help, this is SO helpful! I just booked my flights to Thailand for our honeymoon and will be there Nov 23- Dec 4th. I am planning on starting in Bangkok for 1 or 2 nights, Chiang Mai for 3 nights, and then flying south for 6 nights but there are so many options! Krabi, Phuket, Phi Phi, and Ko Lanta. Which of these would you recommend visiting/staying? After reading your suggestions, I am also considering Koh Lipe! Thank you again
Wednesday 15th of January 2020
We hope you have an amazing honeymoon. For a honeymoon, we would not suggest Koh Phi Phi unless you want more of a party loud scene. We would obviously suggest Koh Lipe and Serendipity or Ten Moons Resort. Otherwise, there are some great quiet romantic resorts in Phuket. Another place to look is koh yao noi or Koh Yao Yai there are some great luxury options there.
No matter where you go you'll have an amazing honeymoon in Thailand.
Wednesday 12th of June 2019
My fiance and I are trying to debate between Bali and Thailand, but I think I would prefer Thailand. We have around 14 days, and want lots of beach and good food! What itinerary would you recommend?
Also, we are honeymooning in August, will the rain be really bad?
Thursday 13th of June 2019
We personally would choose Thailand over Bali for a honeymoon BUT you are traveling in August which is rainy season in Thailand but dry season n Bali...so we would then say go to Bali to ensure better weather.
No matter which you choose you'll have an amazing honeymoon in Asia!
Tuesday 23rd of April 2019
This is great! Thanks so much for making such a detailed post. My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon in Thailand for this December. Coming from Chiang Mai on Dec 29, it looks like we'll have time for islands for 5 days and then need to head to Bangkok on Jan 3 to head back to the States. I was thinking of doing Koh Samui with possibly some day trips to Koh Tao for diving, but after reading this am considering Koh Lipe instead as I read somewhere else that the gulf might be rainier during this time. I wanted your thoughts on (a) which side we should stay on (b) if there's any weather concerns on either side and (c) is either side preferable for New Years Eve activities? We'd be looking for some parties the night of but nothing too crazy.
Thanks for your help!
Friday 26th of April 2019
Hi Katherine - During that time of the year it will be busy everywhere, so I would book pretty far in advance to ensure you get the places you want. As for the weather, the past few years have been pretty unpredictable with current climate changes. Personally, I would suggest spending more time on the Andaman side in December and early Jan, we visited this past Christmas/New Years season and got rained out on the Koh Samui side with one of the worst storms in 60 years. I know we will wait deeper into the dry season before visiting that side again. We have had decent weather in December in Koh Lipe on our last visit - but every year is of course different. You can probably find a new years eve party to suit your taste on just about any island I would say so I wouldn't let that make your decision. Hope that helps a little bit and hope you have an amazing honeymoon in Thailand!
Amy and Jonathan
Monday 4th of February 2019
Hi Hannah and Adam!
I found your blog while doing some research for our Thailand honeymoon, and it was SO helpful! We are planning to go right after our wedding of this year, from roughly October 7th-21...about 15 days including travel. I have just a couple of questions if you don't mind taking the time to answer!
-We were originally thinking about doing Thailand and Bali, as we want to explore as much as we can! Is this too ambitious within our time frame and keeping in mind it's our honeymoon so we do want to relax? -We want a mixture of relaxation and adventure. Definitely thinking we'll fly into Bangkok, and definitely want to visit Chiang Mai and were also originally thinking Phuket and maybe Phi Phi Islands for beaches, but I've seen you advise against Phuket. Where else would you recommend to get both of these vibes? -Is the language barrier tough to navigate? And how easy is it to travel from place to place? -Is October a bad month to travel in Thailand? -Is there any other country you'd say would be a must for a honeymoon destination?
Thank you so much!! Hoping you guys can help us! All our best!
Monday 4th of February 2019
Congrats on the wedding and honeymoon! - We generally think 2 weeks with travel is really only enough for Thailand, you could squeeze it in but for the time and money you'd spend doing that you'd have a better time staying in one country. Phuket is just not our favorite - we went there on our honeymoon and we would have much rather spent our time anywhere else. Language is not generally a problem, there will be people who don't speak English but enough that do that it's easy enough. Traveling place to place is very easy we either fly searching skyscanner or book ground/land transfer with this company --> https://12go.asia/en/travel/thailand/?z=196379 October is rainy season, but I wouldn't let that stop me from going, just know it's probably going to rain for an hour or two everyday and somedays a bit more. Thailand is a great option and it's hard to top all of the different things you can do there and I can't say in October there is a better country to check out that fits what you are after. Happy planning let us know if you have questions!
Monday 28th of January 2019
I'm really glad I came across your blog. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Thailand this May. We will be flying in from Manila and I really want to go to Koh Lipe, and it looks like getting to Koh Lipe is easiest by way of Bangkok and that Air Asia package you recommended. My issue is I want to head to Koh Phi Phi and Krabi after Koh Lipe, but can't figure out the best way to do so since ferries aren't running after April 30. Any suggestions?
Monday 4th of February 2019
The Ferries don't run, but you can still visit the islands. You just need to do more of the travel by land. You can use this site to find the transport between the islands all year long. https://12go.asia/en/travel/pak-bara-pier/koh-lipe/?z=196379
Happy planning, and Enjoy Koh Lipe & Thailand!