It’s said that a honeymoon is a blissful recreation of when you meet, get to know and fall in love with your spouse all over again in the manner of your choosing. And what better country than Thailand to act as a catalyst in your love story; from limestone cliffs to buzzing markets, the ‘Land of Smiles’’ has the props, backdrops and architecture that caters to all kinds of stories. It therefore comes as no surprise that the country and its islands is a dream destination for many newly weds.
Bangkok, fondly called the City of Angels and the capital city of Thailand, is the most popular destination as it initiates tourists to the country’s vast culture with the familiar comfort of a metropolis.
But for those who are looking for a little something more, here’s a list of the best honeymoon places in Thailand besides Bangkok, to embark on a beautiful journey.
If you and your partner are in for some adventure, Krabi is the perfect destination as it combines an air of romance with scarcely explored scenic treasures. This group of 130 tranquil islands houses limestone cliffs, dense mangroves, untouched beaches and much more. The Emerald Pool or Sramorakod as it is known by the locals, is one of Thailand’s unseen highlights. Tiger Cave Temple is another must visit in Krabi and is completely worth the 1,237 step hike it takes to reach the temple. In summation, be it just walking along beaches or island hopping at the nearby Koh Phi Phi, Krabi will undoubtedly be a memory that you and your partner will cherish for a long time.
2. Sukhothai Old City
Sukhothai was the first capital of Siam, Sukhothai Kingdom (1238-1438) and is said to have birthed Thai Civilization’ art, architecture and language. Owing to its historic ruins and culture, the city has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage City. Apart from basking in the wonders of our ancestors, Sukhothai is a quiet and peaceful city for you and your partner to fondly reminisce and relive the moment you fell in love. If all of this does not add to the city’s charm, the name surely will. Sukhothai translates to ‘The Dawn of Happiness’.
3. Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta is a cluster of 52 islands, most of which are uninhabited. It is outlined by endless sandy beaches, rich marine life and corals. Beyond the shores, dense mangroves populate the island. Koh Lanta is on our list for the top places in Thailand to truly explore and roam. Find caves sprinkled in the verdant jungles, marvel at the marine life and stumble upon friendly villages. Koh Lanta is a not a luxury island like Krabi or Phuket, but is a paradise for anyone who is looking for a secluded haven.
4. Koh Tao
Being one of the smallest islands in Thailand does not deter Koh Tao from being a powerhouse of scenic treasures. After embarking on an adventure in Koh Lanta and Krabi, wind down with your partner at Koh Tao. Celebrate your love in the presence of picturesque sunsets and share a laugh over romantic dinners. If you’re still in the pursuit for some adventure, indulge in snorkeling with your partner and witness Hawksbill Turtles that the island is famous for. From full-moon parties to romantic walks on Sairee beach, Koh Tao will make you feel belonged and loved.
5. Hua Hin
The Klai Kangwon Palace, aptly named ‘Far From Worries’, perfectly describes the vibe of this seaside town. Once a fishing village, Hua Hin has become a favorite retreat for royalty in the 1920s. Hua Hin is the perfect blend of natural and man-made wonders, which is eminent with the largest waterfall in Thailand, Pala-U, the mystical cave of Phraya Nakon and a man-made floating market all being housed in this unique town. Get a taste of royalty by walking hand-in-hand through the palace gardens and experience the warmth of the sun by sunbathing at Golden Sand Beach. With elephant treks and relaxing spas, Hua Hin will without a doubt, make you and your partner feel special, connected and in love.