From the busy city of Bangkok and the beautiful beaches of Koh Samui, to the charming Old Town of Chiang Mai and the overwhelming nightlife of Chiang Mai, Thailand has plenty of honeymoon destinations to choose from. Known for its indulgent culture, incredible cuisine and luxurious spas, once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave.
The most popular destinations to for honeymooners is Phuket and Koh Samui. Both these islands offer a variety of accommodation, from beach bungalows to five-star resorts. Whether you like partying the night away, romantic walks along the beach, there are also plenty of things to do in both destinations.
No matter where you decide to spend you time in Thailand, you are in for an amazing honeymoon.
Depending on which part of Thailand you decide to visit, the weather with vary. Overall, the weather in this country in hot and humid with downpour throughout the year.
The best time to visit this incredible destination is between November and March. This is known as high or peak season and is also summer.
From May to October it is monsoon season, but it still extremely warm. Rainfall is scattered with downpours happening in the afternoons. Occasionally during this time, a full-blown storm with pass through, especial on the islands. If you do decide to head to Thailand over this period, be sure to make flexible plans and bring along a waterproof jacket.
If you’re heading to Chiang Mai, avoid it from February to April as it is burning season leaving the air smoggy and uncomfortable. April is the hottest month of the year with the highest humidity, so avoid travelling to Thailand during this time.
Thailand boasts a variety of things to see and do.
If you’re a history lover, take a guided tour of the many temples scattered around the country. In Chiang Mai you can see temple ruins, while in Bangkok you can see amazing modern temples with beautiful architecture.
From scuba diving and snorkeling in the Gulf of Thailand to exploring sea caves by canoe in Phuket and taking a cruise in Anthong National Park, Thailand is known for its amazing water activities.
Another major attraction is the gorgeous elephant sanctuaries in the north of Thailand. Feed, bathe and interact with these giant creatures who will steal your heart.
Thailand is known more for its delicious street food than it fine dining. The best way to taste the true flavours of Thailand is by trying their street food. With roadside vendors selling everything from traditional Pad Thai (a noodle dish), spring rolls and whole barbequed fish, you can pick up delicious food at a fraction of the price of restaurants.
If you’d like a romantic evening out, many resorts offer fine dining. Head to Boathouse Wine & Grill on Phuket, Beach Republic on Koh Samui or Elements Restaurant in Bangkok is experience some of finest meals.
For beer lovers, a must-try is the local Chiang and Singha beers. If you have time, head to Chiang Rai and visit the Singha Tea Plantation where you’ll get to taste Thailand’s finest teas.
Thailand is a country filled with many weird and wonderful ways of getting around.
In the big city of Bangkok you can catch an Uber, taxi, rickshaw (tuk-tuk), ferry or the BTS Skytrain. On the islands like Phuket and Koh Samui, tuk-tuks are extremely popular. In Chiang Mai you can catch a songthaew which transports up to 10 people.
If you’re brave enough and have an international motorcycle license then hire a scooter. It is the most convenient way to get around. Also check your insurance policy to see if it covers motorbike accidents.
For long distance trips, buses, cheap flights and overnight trains are all excellent ways to travel.
For high-end stores in beautiful malls to busy markets where you can pick a bargain, Thailand has it all.
The best place to go shopping is in Bangkok. With a variety of malls catering to either your budget or specific items, you can find it all in this city. Head to MBK Shopping Centre for cheaper items, Pantip Plaza for electronics and The Emporium Bangkok for luxury items.
In Phuket, Koh Samui and other parts of Thailand, markets are the best place to shop. Selling various souvenirs, affordable clothing and electronics, you can find almost anything at these markets. Check with your resort or hotel to find out when the markets are open and where they are situated.
Whether you’re visiting Thailand on your honeymoon – or just enjoying a holiday – you want it to be as hassle-free as possible, so be sure to purchase travel insurance before leaving home. It will make your special time away even more enjoyable as you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you and your belongings are covered (within your policy’s limits, of course) should anything go wrong.
As they say in the travel industry, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel!
Purchase your travel insurance when you book your trip and, depending on the policy you choose, you should be covered for theft, injury or illness. Some travel insurance policies do not cover certain activities such as diving, hiking, parasailing, or renting a motorcycle, so ensure you read it before signing up so that you’re aware of what it does and doesn’t cover. Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you when travelling.
Thailand’s currency is the Thai Baht.
With a fairly weak currency, you will get good value for money in Thailand. All major airport exchange money, as well as local banks and moneychangers. ATMs are available all over the country and take all types of cards. Credit cards are accepted at bigger restaurants as well as almost all hotels and resorts.
Because of its hot and humid weather, be sure to pack light and breathable clothing. Items like hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellant, hand sanitiser and wet wipes are also a must to carry in your day pack. If you’re heading to any of the island, don’t forget your beachwear and swimsuit.
For temples bring along long pants and long sleeved top as it is important to cover up in these holy places.
You will need to pack an adapter with two round prongs to use any of your electronic devices.
Be sure to pack lightly as there is plenty of shopping to be done in this destination.
Tipping is accepted as a token of good service. At restaurants, tipping is usually 10% of your bill, and the money is often divided equally amongst all the waiters.
If you are staying at a resort, please keep in mind that a service charge is added to everything, but a tip can be left for the staff at the end of your stay.