There’s a reason why Thailand has been a top honeymoon destination for decades: this is a country that knows what discerning travellers want while offering real value for money. Luxury hotels? There are literally hundreds to choose from, from island hideaways and spa retreats to five-star villas and chic city-centre stopovers.
Beaches? Thailand has some of the best in the world – all you must do is decide whether you want the luxury of a well-known resort or the romance of an unspoiled paradise. Culture? Exotic temples and ancient wonders await you. And, for newlyweds with an appetite for adventure, there are literally hundreds of outdoor pursuits to choose from, including trekking, rafting and kayaking – a memory that will stay with you forever.
Where to start
Talk about the kind of honeymoon in Thailand you’re after. Do you want the ultimate in post-wedding relaxation, two weeks on a beach, the thrill of an adventure, a whole lot of pampering, some fast-paced city living – or a bit of everything. Bangkok is likely to feature either at the beginning or the end (or both), and few can resist at least a few days at one of the many world-class beaches.
Don’t overlook Chiang Mai in the north, with its calm streets and multitude of temples. The north is also the region best suited to a bit of light adventure. Flights are often a consideration as, at times, distances can be too great to drive. Your honeymoon planner will be able to advise you on the best route and any suitable air passes you may require.