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Top 10 Romantic Places in Thailand for Honeymoons

By Chris QuanUpdated Apr. 22, 2021

Thailand is renowned for being a prime location for romantic getaways. The country's diverse locations stretching from the mountains and rural areas in the north down to the sun-drenched islands in the south means that it is perfectly poised to cater to a variety of different tastes.

Adventurous couples can spend their romantic honeymoon trekking through national parks, taking a dip in natural waterfalls, and exploring Thailand's laid-back northern cities and culture.

Curious couples can spend time visiting the country's historic as well as religious spots, while those that want to party can hit Bangkok's high end and mid-range nightspots or the beaches of Koh Phangan for the full and half-moon parties.

That said, arguably one of the most popular honeymoon activities in Thailand is hitting the tropical beach locations that stretch through the southern peninsular.

In short, the Land of Smiles has so much to do and see meaning that if you are a planning a honeymoon in Thailand you are literally spoiled for choice. As such, we have created this guide giving you the top 10 most romantic places in Thailand for Honeymoons.

1. Koh Chang and Surrounding Islands

Koh Chang

If you are looking for a quiet beach holiday, then Koh Chang and its surrounding islands are perfect; especially if you are looking for a unique honeymoon experience.

Koh Chang is the main island where you will be able to choose from numerous high-end beachfront hotels and bungalows from which you can watch the sea sparkle as the sun sets and sunrises in the distance.

You will also find yourself taking plenty of romantic strolls along the quiet beachfront that rarely gets crowded if ever as Koh Chang for some odd reason has remained relatively off the beaten track.

At night, the beach turns into a parade of restaurants with beachside dining with seafood, Thai, and western cuisines all options.

You also have the option of island hopping to Koh Kood, Koh Mak, and Koh Wai. You can either take a boat trip or book a romantic hotel on one of these secluded islands.

Furthermore, if you decide to book a snorkelling or diving trip anywhere in this area, be prepared to be amazed as the sea life here is out of this world and the visibility between the months of November and April is crystal clear.

  • Amazing beachside hotels
  • Quiet beaches
  • Island hopping/Boat trips
  • Beachside restaurants
  • Snorkelling and diving

How to get there: It is on the southeastern coast of Thailand past Pattaya. You will need to fly to Trat airport and then transfer to take a ferry to the island.

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2. Koh Lanta Island – Quiet Getaway

Koh Lanta is arguably Thailand's quietest tourist destination and is mostly made up of high-end resorts that happen to be experts when it comes to catering for honeymooning couples looking for a romantic break.

Despite the island being very quiet and laid back, there is so much to see and do here. One day you can be relaxing on the beach staring out into the crystal blue seas and lapping up the sun while the next day you could be island hopping, soaking in hot springs, traversing mangrove forests, kayaking, scuba diving or taking a customary trip to James Bond Island.

One place we certainly recommend booking a trip to is the Tiger Cave Temple where you will climb 1,237 steps to reach a viewpoint with exasperating 360 degrees.

  • One of the quietest islands in Thailand
  • Boat trips to James Bond Island
  • High-end beach resorts
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Kayaking and trekking

How to get there: It is just off the coast of Krabi and the best way to get there is to fly to Krabi airport then you will need to take a speedboat or ferry to the island.

3. Khaolak – Popular Destination for Newly Weds

Khao Lak Thailand

Kholak is simply amazing and is often regarded as one of the best honeymoon locations in Thailand. It is on the border of five national parks with amazing rainforests and it is also a popular wedding destination for affluent Thais.

This is because Khaolak is considered a place of romance amongst Thai high society. Nearby you will have access to the Surin and Similan Islands. This is yet another set of islands in Thailand that continue to remain quiet and peaceful.

They are situated off the east coast in the Andaman Sea where the waters are different to anywhere else in Thailand and beaches arguably Thailand's most pristine.

Even snorkelling a few meters offshore, you will encounter spectacular coral reefs, sea life, and the kind of visibility only seen in places like the Caribbean.

Most honeymooners visit this area for its mixture of diving, snorkelling, sunbathing, waterfall swimming adventures, limestone islands, sea cave exploration and rainforest adventures.

  • In the untouched Andaman Sea
  • Next to the Surin and Similan islands
  • Pristine beaches
  • Borders five national parks

How to get there: It is just a one-hour transfer from Phuket airport and is situated on the eastern side of Thailand.

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4. Chiang Mai – Rural Romance at Its Finest

Yi Peng Festival in Chiang MaiYi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the most popular northern destination for honeymooners looking for romance and to experience Thailand's rural way of life.

Here you will find a plethora of resorts and hotels with breathtaking views if you book yourself in one of the mountain resorts or bungalow options alongside areas of the river outside of Chiang Mai.

This area is also ideal for romantic walks while surrounded by Chiang Mai's grand mountainous and hilly landscape. If you venture into the city, you will be able to shop until you drop in one of the many markets as well as take a tour of one of the numerous city temples.

When it comes to activities outside of the city, the most popular activities tend to be visiting the hill tribes, going to the zoo and visiting some of the awe-inspiring forest as well as mountain temples nearby such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra That Doi Kham, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat U Mong.

  • Romantic strolls in rural Thailand
  • Stay in a mountainside resort
  • Stay in a rural river resort
  • Visit the city markets
  • City, forest, and mountain temples

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5. Koh Yao Noi – Well Known Honeymoon Destination

Koh Yao Noi is well-known for being a romantic and unspoiled paradise as well as for being a popular honeymoon destination for Thais and foreigners.

If you can book yourself into a room overlooking the sea, you will have an amazing view of the limestone rocks that stick out of the clear blue seawaters in this area.

Popular honeymoon adventures here include booking a romantic yacht cruise or relaxing cycle trip to explore the surrounding area.

The area itself is very quiet and you will find yourself running into the very friendly local villagers on a daily basis if you decide to take a walk outside of your resort, plus you will come across a small selection of local restaurants giving you another choice of cuisine aside from the food on the resort's menu.

Even though Koh Yao Noi itself is quite a secluded and quiet location giving couples plenty of quiet time to themselves, it is within close proximity to Phuket where there are plenty of tourist attractions if you care to venture outside of Koh Yao Noi's paradise location.

Aside from this, the usual diving and snorkelling activities are all available as with all beachside locations in Thailand.

  • Romantic yacht cruise
  • Cycling trips
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Nearby Phuket tourist attractions

How to get there: 30-minute transfer from Phuket airport.

6. Koh Phangan – Party and Romance

Off the east coast of Thailand situated in the South-West part of the Gulf of Thailand is the famous Koh Phangan island which is quite unique as it offers both a romantic tropical getaway and the chance to party the night away.

For the ideal honeymoon, the north of the island has a wide choice of paradise resort where you will be undisturbed by the islands famous party scene.

There it is peaceful and like many of the islands already mentioned in this guide, the main activities include sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, and diving.

You can also book a trip to nearby Samui or Koh Tao for an island tour. It is also an interesting area as if you decide to go on a romantic walk outside of your resort rather than along the beachfront, you will encounter Koh Phangan's dense tropical forest, windy roads, and plenty of challenging hills.

It certainly makes for an adventure of its own and along the way you are sue to run into the local monkey tribe often found swinging in the trees above or also taking a relaxing stroll along the road.

From the north of the island, you can book a ride to the south and venture into the party district known as Hat Yai. This is where the notorious Thailand 'Full Moon Party' takes places. There are tons of bars, lots of backpackers, and at night this area can get quite wild with various styles of music being played in the many bars.

  • Swimming and sunbathing
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Full Moon Party
  • Tour of Samui or Koh Tao

How to get there: Fly to Koh Samui airport and transfer to a speed boat that will take you to Koh Phangan.

7. A Honeymoon Trip to Saraburi

Very few visitors to Thailand have heard of Saraburi and this is one of the reasons this place is on our 'top 10 romantic places in Thailand for Honeymoons guide'.

To the northeast of Bangkok, Saraburi is a rural province known for its rich history and laid-back culture. In fact, it is hard to believe the province is so close to Bangkok as the way of life here couldn't be further from that of Thailand's crazy traffic-ridden capital.

There are several resorts here to choose from with many them surrounded by rice paddies and farms. The area for a peaceful and romantic getaway as well as the perfect base camp to visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, visit the amazing Wat Phra Phutthabat, Namtok Sam Lan National Park, Chet Sao Noi Waterfall National Park, BigTae Garden, and Ban Ton Tan Floating Market.

You will also be perfectly situated for day trips to Thailand's old capital of Ayutthaya as well as to take a trip to Lopburi which is also known as Monkey City due to the fact that the city is literally dominated by monkeys, well, that and an endless array of ancient temples.

  • Nation park visits
  • Waterfalls
  • Trip to Ayutthaya
  • Trip to Monkey City (Lopburi)
  • Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai

How to get there: You can either take a romantic train trip here which is a lot of fun or you will need to book a taxi transfer to your hotel which will take roughly two hours from the main international airport in Bangkok (BKK - Suvarnabhumi).

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8. Bangkok

 New Year Celebration Bangkok City Thailand

Bangkok – the city of angels – is not only the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, but much more a center for arts, fashion and entertainment, with many cultural landmarks such as countless temples, and with a vivid street life at any time of day or night.

Bangkok is also a good destination for your honeymoon. Get a different glimpse of Bangkok by taking a cultural walk in Chinatown. Enjoy a romantic champagne dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River and the wonderful night-time views of the city from the boat.

9. Bang Krachao (บางกระเจ้า) Bangkok's Most Romantic National Park

No couples honeymoon trip to Bangkok is complete without a romantic cycle trip around Bang Krachao.

Now the best way to experience this Bangkok national park is to book an all-day tour with a private tour guide that will show you all Bang Kra Jow has to offer.

This is an island that is set in the centre of Bangkok and is well-known for being a top romantic day out for the locals. As with Koh Chang above, it is another secret gem that tourists are not yet savvy to.

Therefore, you will be one of the few foreigners touring the area. Here you will discover lush gardens, visit the amazing Ganesh Hindu god temple, wander through a diverse mix of Chinese, Thai, and Hindu temples.

You will also cycle along paths through villages, forests, and get the chance to visit the bird sanctuary located in a park in the middle of the island. While en-route, you will come across several small local restaurants serving Chinese style as well as traditional Thai food.

Near the end of the day trip, we suggest visiting Bangkok Tree House for some romantic riverside dining.

  • Visit Hindu, Chinese, and Thai temples
  • Discover authentic Thai Chinese food
  • Visit the bird sanctuary
  • A romantic day in the park
  • Lush gardens

How to get there: Book an all-day tour or take a BTS to Bang Na, then a taxi to Bang Na pier. Then take a ferry to Bang Krachao and hire a bike 50 baht for the entire day – but don't forget to take a map.

10. Hua Hin – Short Honeymoon Break

Hua Hin is perfect if you only have a few days in Thailand for your honeymoon. If you have longer, then we would suggest one of the islands for a more tropical honeymoon experience.

This is a small and very famous town that can get very busy. If you like to eat out at restaurants, then you will be right at home because there is a huge selection of European, Thai, North and South American, Japanese, and Korean cuisine here.

However, the huge number of fresh seafood establishments are the most prominent style of restaurant in Hua Hin. You will also be able to wander through the many night markets here where it seems just about everything is on sale here from souvenirs to copy brand t-shirts.

During the day you can relax in your resort, which there are plenty to choose from, go swimming in the sea, sunbathe to your heart's content, or take a tour to one of the close-by attractions. One of the most popular places to visit in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park where you will be taken on a tour of its amazing sandstone caves.

How to get there: You can take a train here if you are already in Bangkok. Otherwise from the airport, you can catch a bus or make things easier by simply booking a taxi which is only a short two-hour trip from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.

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