Thailand is a truly beautiful country and full of natural beauty. There are few countries as popular for a honeymoon as this one. Most couples are planning a trip to Phuket for their Thailand romantic couples holidays. But we think there are way better destinations for your couples trip to Thailand. Therefore we want to show you our favorite most romantic places in Thailand that you can add to your Thailand Honeymoon itinerary.
In the following, we would like to introduce you to the absolute romantic highlights of the country that we were able to admire on our 50-day journey which make for the best honeymoon destinations in Thailand. We don’t just want to look at the most beautiful Thai islands, because every single one of them kind of deserves this title. Rather, we would like to give you an overall impression of the romantic places you can visit during your couple trip or honeymoon in Thailand.
Let’s take a look at the most beautiful places to visit in Thailand for honeymoons.
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Thailand Honeymoon Itinerary
The first place to visit during your Thailand honeymoon is the city in which your trip to Thailand will most likely start. For people traveling to Thailand or Southeast Asia for the first time, Bangkok is the perfect place to start your trip.
Although Bangkok is, on the one hand, a typical big city with skyscrapers, shopping centers, and party miles, you can also find many unique sights and some of the most important Thailand landmarks here.
One of the most beautiful temples you can visit in Thailand’s capital is the Wat Benchamabophit or Marble Temple. But other temples, such as The Wat Pho are definitely worth a visit as well.
READ MORE ABOUT BANGKOKThe ultimate Bangkok Itinerary Guide
Not far from Bangkok you will find Ayutthaya, a relatively small (even though it is considered a “big city”), but still one of the most beautiful Thailand cities.
Anyone who is interested in ancient temples and history definitely came to the right place. Especially if there’s no time left for a trip to Cambodian Siem Reap to the temples of Angkor.
Ayutthaya used to be the capital of the Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya, the most important city in Thailand, perhaps even the entire Southeast Asian mainland. And although the impressive temples were destroyed in the Siamese-Burmese War in 1767, you can still marvel at the ruins in the Ayutthaya Historical Park, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The park is located right in the center of the city. It’s best to rent a bike and just drive from temple to temple by yourself.
Koh Lipe, also known as Ko Lipe, is clearly one of the most romantic places in Thailand and should definitely be part of your Couple Bucket List and for some, it is the best island in Thailand for honeymoon. Here we spent our last days in the country. Koh Lipe offers everything you would expect from a couple-beach-vacation and was definitely one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands for us.
Koh Lipe is located on the western part in the very South of the country and can be easily reached from other Thai islands or from the Malaysian island Langkawi.
Koh Lipe offers several beaches, all of which have their pros and cons. Sunrise Beach is great for swimming and taking a walk. There is always something going on. Our favorite was the Sunset Beach. It usually is quieter than on Sunrise Beach and you can watch many fish while snorkeling. The absolute highlight is, of course, the sunset, which you can enjoy perfectly from here.
Pai was definitely our highlight in the north of Thailand. With its impressive nature, Pai immediately made us fall in love. But it’s not just the small Thai town itself that makes it such a wonderful destination, but much more the stunning nature that surrounds Pai. The green and peaceful environment of this town makes some people consider it the best place in Thailand for honeymoon.
It was a wonderful experience renting a scooter and driving through the streets of the area, past green rice fields and the main attractions of Pai.
But even if you’re not a confident scooter driver, you can fully enjoy Pai – don’t worry. There are dozens of tours from here that you can join.
READ MORE ABOUT PAIThe ultimate Pai Attractions Guide
Koh Chang, also known as Ko Chang, is one of the lesser-known islands and another romantic getaway in Thailand. Hard to understand for us. The island really has everything the other Thai paradise-like islands have to offer.
Koh Chang is located in northeastern Thailand, near the border with Cambodia and is, therefore, a perfect destination if you come from Siem Reap to Thailand as we did.
Whether you are looking for tranquility and romance, or rather want to party all night long, you can experience both kinds of vacations on Koh Chang. So, you might want to check beforehand, which part of the island fits better to what you are looking for.
And another highlight awaits you on Koh Chang: bioluminescence or sea lights. If you take a refreshing bath in the sea at night, you may be surprised by the bright glooming plankton. Could your holiday be even more romantic?
READ MORE ABOUT KOH CHANGThe best things to do in Koh Chang
Those who don’t want to visit the islands, but still want to enjoy the wonderful beaches of Thailand, should definitely check out Ao Nang Beach. Even though or exactly because Phuket is way more popular with tourists, it’s often crowded, so Ao Nang is a more suitable option in our opinion (If you really want to visit Phuket, you might want to check out Phang Nga Bay, though). Ao Nang Beach is one of the best experiences in Krabi but is for people who aren’t really looking for party.
At Ao Nang Beach itself, you can relax, shop and find great food. In addition, there are plenty of tours such as island hopping or snorkeling trips, which you can join.
Over the last few years, Ao Nang Beach has become increasingly popular with tourists. So if you really want to enjoy some more tranquility, you might want to look for accommodation near one of the surrounding beaches in Ao Nang instead of near the main beach.
After Bangkok, Chiang Mai is probably the most famous city in Thailand. Not only many digital nomads and emigrants settle here, but travelers also consider Chiang Mai a popular destination.
In addition to temples and waterfalls, there is one thing above all: lots of elephants. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with these great and impressive animals, this is your chance.
Before you book your ticket, be sure to check online about the conditions in the Elephant Park of your choice. Make sure that no riding is offered and the animals are treated well – not just as a tourist attraction.
Take a look at which elephant park we visited here in Chiang Mai.
Another highlight in Chiang Mai is the night market. Delicious food and snacks as far as the eye can see. If you are still looking for a souvenir from Thailand, you are guaranteed to find something here.
Koh Mak, or Ko Mak, is a less-touristy island and therefore not as crowded and loud as other thai islands. The island is located very close to Koh Chang, on the Gulf of Thailand. A trip to the two Thai islands can, therefore, be combined excellently. A direct connection between the two islands on the Gulf of Thailand, however, takes place only in the high season.
Since mass tourism has not yet arrived on Koh Mak, there are no big tour or party offerings. But if you are looking for tranquility and relaxation, this is the place for you. The reefs of the island are extraordinarily beautiful. Therefore, Koh Mak is great for those who enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling. You can also join a diving or snorkeling trip to one of the neighboring reefs.
Another romantic activity on Koh Mak is the beautiful sunset which you can see from here.
Sai Yok National Park
Sai Yok National Park is approximately 225 km from the capital, Bangkok. You can find it not far from the Erawan National Park, which is easier to reach, but also much more touristy.
The Sai Yok National Park, however, is not so crowded and touristy and therefore much more peaceful.
The base for a trip to Sai Yok National Park is the small town of Kanchanaburi, whose history is depicted in the famous movie Bridge over the River Kwai.
The park covers an area of 500 km² and offers wonderful waterfalls, which are impressive and full of water, especially in the rainy season.
READ MORE ABOUT KANCHANABURI & SAI YOKOur Kanchanaburi & Sai Yok Guide
Another island in the South of Thailand that we can’t recommend enough is Koh Lanta or Ko Lanta. After being rather disappointed with the more touristy and louder island of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta surprised us quite positively.
With its alternative vibe, you can find relaxation here quickly. But on Koh Lanta, you can not only relax on the beach or at the pool, but also join some great activities. Rent a scooter and explore the different beaches of the island.
Another highlight is Mu Koh Lanta National Park, which many visitors overlook. On 134 km ², you will find cliffs, rainforest, and coast.
As many other Thai islands, Koh Lanta also offers various water sports options, such as kayak renting.
Although there is not much to see directly in the city of Chiang Rai itself, to be honest, here you will find a particular temple for which a trip here is absolutely worth it: the White Temple or Wat Rhong Khun.
The temple clearly stands out from all the other temples you can find in Thailand and it can also be seen as an art exhibit.
The Thai architect and artist Charlermchai Kositpipat designed this extraordinary temple. The construction began in 1997 but is still not complete. Nevertheless, the temple can already be visited.
Chiang Rai can be visited as a day trip from Chiang Mai. However, we stayed a whole day to also look around in the area.