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. 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.

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Suggested Two Week Thailand Honeymoon Itinerary

This is how we would spend our honeymoon in Thailand if we did it all 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 $100 a night or rent an epic Airbnb condo. Bangkok is huge and where you stay can make or break your trip, make sure to read our where to stay in Bangkok guide.

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.

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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 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 Apri,l 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.

Related Article: Must Do Chiang Mai Attractions

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 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.

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1. Koh Lipe

Longtail boat on sunrise beach in Koh Lipe Thailand from our honeymoon
A colorful longtail boat sways in the turquoise waters of Koh Lipe Thailand if we were to do it again our honeymoon would definitely be here!

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.

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Romantic Koh Lipe Honeymoon Hotels:

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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 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. Dive Koh Lipe’s best dive site Stonehenge.

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.

Make sure to check out some of the best overwater bungalows in Thailand, one of the best is in Koh Samui. 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:

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

Longtail boat daytrip near Koh Phi Phi Island photo from our Honeymoon
Just look at that scenery! Koh Phi Phi and the surrounding islands are some of the most dramatic in all of Thailand!

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.

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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.

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Suggested Nights In Koh Lanta: 2 to 4 nights

Things to do in Koh LantaRent 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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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 (consider adding on some time for a Myanmar honeymoon). 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.

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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 Thailand beaches and accomadation for an adventurous honeymoon in Thailand
The empty beaches of Koh Adang from above

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. In 2018 there is now a 3.5-star resort on Koh Adang with all the modern amenities.

Koh Adang Accommodation:

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 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 by Koh Samui and other Thai islands by ferry. Click here for Koh Tao ferry schedule and tickets.

Romantic Koh Tao Honeymoon Hotels:

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 coordinate 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 of 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.

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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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9. Phuket

Yellow sunset over wat arung in Bangkok is the perfect way to end a honeymoon day in Thailand
Looking over Phuket’s prime honeymoon beaches Karon beach, Kuta Beach, and Patong

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:

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 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.

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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).

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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.

12. Krabi

Rally Beach Thailand large exposed rock face white sand beach and tropical waters make for a perfect honeymoon destination
The famous Railay Beach just outside of Krabi Town

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:

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.

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 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.

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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:

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 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.

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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.

16. Bangkok

Sunset over Bangkok's famous Wat Arung one of the city's many magical spots
Sunset over Bangkok’s famous Wat Arun one of the city’s many magical spots

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:

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, 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.

17. Kanchanaburi

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:

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 Erawan waterfall, Saiyok Waterfalls, and Saiyok Noi Waterfalls.

18. Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai Thailand a good early morning destination on a Thai Honeymoon
Early mornings at Doi Suthep temple is our favorite time to visit

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:

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.

19. Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam and the largest city in the world back in 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 popular day trip from Bangkok. Click here for Ayutthaya bus schedule and tickets.

Romantic Ayutthaya Honeymoon Hotels:

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

Golden Triangle Thailand Statue of Buddha
A giant Buddha is here to greet you as you near the golden triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet

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:

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

Sunset over the white temple in Chiang Rai Thailand is a great destination for honeymooners
Sunset at the famous white temple in Chiang Rai How Romantic!

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:

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 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 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 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.

Don’t forget the insurance. We don’t take the insurance offered when purchasing flights/hotel but instead, we always get travel insurance with World Nomads.  Which covers which includes medical, trip cancellation, your belongings from theft or damage, baggage,  car rental coverage, and much more.

Other Epic Honeymoon Destinations

If a Thailand honeymoon isn’t for you make sure to check out our other honeymoon guides.

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.

Have you taken a Thailand honeymoon? If so, where did you go? We’d love to hear from you, just leave a comment below.


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  1. Hi! I am currently planning my honeymoon in Thailand (going in March) and I was wondering if it makes sense to visit both the Gulf of Thailand and the West. I will be there for a little over 2 weeks and I am spending the first 5 days visiting Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Based on what I have read, I have decided to then make the Krabi (Ao Nang) area my base to do some island hopping and I’d like to spend a few days in Koh Samui before heading back to Bangkok. Does this seem doable? I would aim to fly from Krabi to Koh Samui. I have also been suggested removing Koh Samui from the trip and spending some time in Koh Lanta. I like places where there are options to eat, drink and some nightlife but nothing crazy!

    • Hi Vanessa – A few thoughts – Bangkok and Chiang Mai are not close together (about a 1-hour flight) so with travel and potentially jet lag I might extend the time you split between these by one day or more – 3 nights in each. Krabi has lots to see around it and it is possible to fly between Krabi and Koh Samui. Personally, I like Koh Tao better than Koh Samui which can be very “mainstream touristy”, but it depends what you are looking for. Koh Lanta is a bigger, but quiet island with some adventures to be had, however, the beaches are better elsewhere. Koh Lanta would not be an ideal place to end your time in Thailand because it can be a long day to get back to Bangkok to catch your flight out. Koh Samui/Krabi/ or even Koh Tao would be a little bit easier place to end. However, all that you suggested is doable – it just comes down to the experience you want to have. I hope we have answered a few questions, but if you have more feel free to ask! Happy planning.

  2. Hi Hannah and Adam,

    Thanks for all the great information! My fiance and I are also a Wisconsin couple, beginning to plan our Thailand honeymoon. We are getting married in September, do you recommend waiting until January (dry season) to spend 2 weeks there? I was thinking of an itinerary similar to:
    1. Fly into Bangkok – spend 3 nights. What part of Bangkok do you recommend for safety yet great food, nightlife?
    2. Phi Phi – 3 nights.
    3. Koh Lipe – 3 nights
    4. Ending in Chiang Mai – 3 nights.
    Is this a schedule that would be travel efficient? In terms of by plane, boat, etc. The last thing we want to do is spend full days on a boat or plane traveling to and from each destination. Thanks for your advice!

    • Hi Carly – Sorry for the delay in responding, we just returned from Thailand.

      I would suggest waiting until January because that’s the perfect time to get out of Wisconsin for a little bit! September in Thailand can be rainy, but if you really wanted to go then you could still have a nice time – but Jan will be much nicer – the Pros to September is that prices would be slightly lower in some destinations.

      As for where to stay in Bangkok we have a mini guide on that —> – but our favorites areas are Sukhumvit and near the river. The rest of your itinerary looks like a good mix of the best of Thailand and pretty close to what we recommend doing! Ending in Chiang Mai is good because there are frequent flights back to Bangkok (just make your life easier and book CNX to BKK and not DMK – Bangkok airport) to catch your international flight back home without spending a night there at the end. Congrats and let us know if you have more questions as you plan your trip!

  3. Hi Hannah,

    My husband and I are going to Thailand for 17 days in March..Flying into Bangkok from Chicago and Flying out of Chiang Mai.

    So we are thinking of spending 4 days in Bangkok and 4 days in Chiang Mai.

    We are having trouble picking out couple of islands in the middle. We would prefer islands with great food and snorkeling.



    • We always love Koh Lipe. You could make a few stops down the Andaman side of Thailand. You could start in Phuket and work your way down to Koh Lipe stopping on a few islands.

  4. Hi. Great Information! Was hoping I could get your input on my fiancé and I’s upcoming honeymoon! We are planning to visit Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Lipe but are not sure which in which order to visit each destination. We have 9 days in Thailand. Any tips?!

    • We always thing Bangkok is the best place to start a trip to Thailand and then I would say Chiang Mai and end on the beaches of Thailand. Make sure to read our two weeks in Thailand article for more ideas. Safe travels to Thailand.

  5. Hey Hannah! Great guide, my fiance and I are planning for our honeymoon in Thailand from October 14th to 28th, then to we will spend 4 nights in Dubai before flying back to Cairo on November 1st. I am following your guide and I will start with 3 days in Bangkok then I’ll have around 12 days for island hopping, what the weather will be like in Koh Lipe during this time? and what other islands would you recommend beside Koh Lipe? I think we can do 3 islands 4 days each? Bangkok to Koh Lip then what? I can fly from Phuket airport to Dubai, so I wouldn’t have to go back to Bangkok. What would be your recommendation?

    • October in Thailand is still rainy season and the island ferries in Thailand are still limited. Getting to Koh Lipe in October is only possible from Pak Bara at this time. The ferry service is also limited in Phuket/Krabi region. You could go to Lipe but we would suggest at least 4 night, then go over to Koh Lanta/Krabi/Phuket area. We aren’t the biggest fans of Phuket as we also suggest the smaller islands. Depending on your budget consider in Koh Yao Noi.

      No matter where you go you’ll have a blast!

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