Honeymoon Destinations: Thailand

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From the bright lights, scents and sounds of bustling Bangkok, to the laid-back lifestyle on its iconic beaches, Thailand is the type of honeymoon destination that dreams are made of.

Thailand Honeymoon Destination

 

Thailand is often described by travellers as ‘the most exotic country in Asia,’ and for good reason, it stretches almost 2,000 kilometres from the mountains in the north down to the Gulf of Thailand in the south, giving it one of the most diverse climates in the whole of south east Asia. The country has four natural regions; the north is mountainous with a temperate climate, great for the cultivation of strawberries, peaches and the national flower, the orchid; the northeast plateau with its many archaeological and anthropological mysteries; the central plain which is one of the worlds most fertile rice and fruit growing regions and also is where the capital Bangkok is located; and finally the peninsular south with its endless coastline and famous beaches. No matter what type of honeymoon you are looking for, Thailand has it all, from the bustling districts of Bangkok to the tranquility of the south east coast.

Street view of Bangkok

Kuoni

The Grand Palace in Bangkok

The Grand Palace

The Floating markets in Thailand

Floating Markets

Bangkok

The country’s capital, Bangkok is divided by numerous canals and passages which feed off the Chao Phraya river, nicknaming it ‘Venice of the east.’ The city has around 50 different districts. The most interesting for tourists is the Phra Nakhon district, where skyscrapers have been forbidden in order to preserve an area where many of the buildings are as old as Thailand itself. Some of the most popular attractions are the Grand Palace, the King’s official residence, Democracy Monument, Giant Swing, the temples of Wat Pho and Wat Arun and Sanam Luang. The Ratchaprasong district is the main shopping area and the Chatuchak weekend market is a great place to soak up the atmosphere as well as pick up some bargins.

Accommodation in Bangkok is plentiful with a number of deluxe hotels, including plenty of well-known global hotel names.

 

Thailand beach

Kuoni

Thai sunset

Thai sunset

Fishermans boats

Fishermans boats

The Beaches

The country is SO famous for its beach resorts, and whether you’re looking for an action packed break with buzzing nightlife or a total escape from it all, you are sure to find what you are looking for along Thailand’s coastline. Some of the most popular resorts include Koh Samui, Phuket, Pattaya and Hua Hin, all offer excellent food, lively nightlife and plenty of activities, including elephant riding, sailing, kayaking and game fishing. The quieter resorts of Krabi, Koh Lanta, Khao Lak and the Phi Phi islands (where ‘The Beach’ was filmed) offer out of this world scenery, breathtaking diving and some of the most luxurious resorts in the country.

 

Quick Facts

-The best time to visit Thailand is between November and February. Summer in Thailand runs from February to May where temperatures can peak at 35 degrees centigrade, with the rainy season running from June to October. 
-The time is seven hours ahead of GMT.
-The currency is baht.
-The main religion is Buddhism and tourists should be careful to respect sacred objects and places- shoes should be removed when visiting temples etc.
– Shorts (above knee length), sleeveless shirts, tank tops and beach wear is considered inappropriate attire when not on the beach or in the resort area.
 

Suggested Resorts

Silvadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui, Kuoni

Silvadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui, KuoniSilvadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui, KuoniSilvadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui, Kuoni

A luxury hillside hideaway with elegant rooms and a secluded picturesque rocky beach.  Stylish and romantic, features include a sea view infinity pool, relaxing spa, library, seafood restaurant The Height and the picturesque secluded beach with snorkelling and kayaking equipment.

 

The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Kuoni

The Sarojin, Khao Lak, KuoniThe Sarojin, Khao Lak, KuoniThe Sarojin, Khao Lak, Kuoni

An award-wining romantic boutique resort, set on a seven-mile secluded beach in beautiful Khao Lak.  The Sarojin borders five national parks and world famous dive sanctuaries.  Its outstanding beauty and personal service provides a truly special honeymoon experience.  Honeymoon couples receive fruit, flowers and sparkling wine.  Stay a minimum of 7 nights and also receive a complimentary 5 course degustation food and wine dinner for two.

 

Image Credits

{Kuoni} {Floating Markets- Ged Unsworth}

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