As honeymoon destinations go, you would be hard-pressed to find somewhere as enchantingly beautiful and as remarkably diverse as Thailand.
With more and more travellers embarking on Thailand holidays every year, it's easy to forget that the Land of Smiles is easily one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world. Thailand boasts a leafy interior of tropical jungles, national parks teeming with wildlife and hidden waterfalls, alongside crystalline waters speckled with jewel-like islands such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi.
Loved-up couples dreaming of paradise will love island hopping off the shores of Phuket, and soaking up the sun on the powdery beaches of Koh Samui and Krabi; all home to truly luxurious and romantic escapes that promise enchanting views and access to the shimmering sands. Newlyweds with a sense of adventure will love exploring Chiang Mai's ancient temples and tropical jungles, and a visit to Thailand is incomplete with stopping by the sprawling megacity of Bangkok.
Check out some of our top honeymoon-in-thailand honeymoon itineraries below, we have something to suit everyone; from overwater villas through to secluded beach bungalows and twin trips to destinations like Sri Lanka!
Whether you dream of hopping in a longtail boat and island hopping across the Andaman Sea, or discovering the ancient temples of Chiang Mai and the lost city of Ayutthaya; Thailand offers so much variety and beauty to couples looking for the best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Thailand is a year-round destination as there are various regional climates. The most popular time to visit is between November and early April, as temperatures are cooler and the weather is largely dry. There are differences in conditions between the east and west coasts: the winter months are better when travelling to the west coast, while the east coast has higher rainfall in November, and is therefore more favourable in January and February.
There are so many incredible destinations across the world that can be twinned with a Thailand holiday or honeymoon. Break up the flight with a visit to Dubai and experience the glitz and glamour of a surreal destination that’s truly unlike any other, or alternatively drop down to Cambodia to see awe-inspiring Angkor Wat and ancient ruins that’ll feel like the set of a Hollywood movie.
If white sand beaches, emerald-hued waters and mind-blowing landscapes appeal to you, then Phang Nga Bay is a must-see for your trip to Thailand.
Sail the beautiful sea, kayak through wondrous caves, see first-hand the hundreds of restaurants and houses in the village of Koh Panyee, which was ingeniously built on stilts above the waters. This scenic paradise will have you questioning reality, wondering how such astonishing beauty could exist in the middle of the vast ocean. End the day with a front row seat to one of the most breath-taking sunsets the world has to offer from the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint – an ideal view for some honeymoon romance.
Boasting stunning intricate architecture and mesmerising artefacts and monuments dripping in luxurious gold, there is certainly no shortage of royalty to be found at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Built in 1782, the palace is every bit as opulent as it was when it was the home of Kings.
Teeming with an almost overwhelming selection of cultural, historical, artistic and architectural wonders, as well as exquisite gardens, it’s not hard to understand why this is Bangkok’s most visited attraction. Within the complex are a number of extraordinary buildings, including the world-famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Explore the palace by itself or as part of an exciting city tour.
Journey just 80km outside of Bangkok in Thailand and you will find yourself confronted with a historic city, bursting at the seams with wonder and untold stories.
Discover the enthralling tale of Ayutthaya, including how it came to be and how it came to end at this breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage Centre. It is a truly mesmerising sight to behold, comprised of stone monuments and complexes that defy expectation, this illustrious city offers a doorway to the past, and gives visitors an insight into the previous societies that inhabited this culturally rich nation.
Koh Samui, which is Thailand's second largest island, is a dream-like island paradise, inhabited by an astonishing range of creatures and littered with spectacular attractions, you'll leave wondering how such a place could possibly be real.
Venture to Koh Samui for a day of sightseeing that'll blow your mind. From the idyllic Chaweng Beach to the illustrious Wat Phra Yai and stunning Wat Plai Laem, there is no shortage beauty to be found on this mesmerising island. Spend the afternoon having the hiking experience of a lifetime through lush landscapes and past fantastical waterfalls – you'll think you've been transported to an alternate dream world.
Thailand is home to many wondrous and vibrant attractions, but none quite compare to the spectacle of the notorious floating markets.
The most popular of Thailand's floating markets is located around an hour's drive from Bangkok. But jump on a boat and venture out to any one of the many exciting markets, all of which are teeming with vendors and authentic Thai products, and you'll be mesmerised by what you see. From jewellery to sweets, fruits and other produce, you'll enjoy browsing the wide range of trinkets. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for any souvenirs that you need to take home!